London Chess Classic 2015
Magnus Carlsen won the 7th London Chess Classic and the whole Grand Chess Tour after an amazing final day for him. Carlsen knew he needed to beat Alexander Grischuk in his round 9 game to have any chance. At first he secured a very promising position but he lost control of the position and his hopes only lay with Grischuk's severe time pressure. Grischuk might have even won but in the end with only seconds left he went for a perpetual check that wasn't there and lost. The remaining games of the round were drawn leaving Carlsen tied with Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. In the final tie-break match of the day MVL was a bit worse against Carlsen in game one but towards the end seemed favourite to hold the rook endgame before suddenly going wrong and losing. In the second game MVL seemed to have little energy left and Carlsen took a draw from a position of strength that secured both first place in London and first place in the inaugural Grand Tour.
7th London Classic 2015 London ENG 4th Dec - 13th Dec 2015
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7th London Classic TB London ENG Sun 13th Dec 2015
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