Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London

 

Elite Player Blitz ~ Monday 8 Dec

The London Chess Classic 2014 is a six player all play all tournament. The starting numbers for the players will be decided by the order in which they finish in this double round blitz tournament. A drawing of lots will allocate the starting number to the player for the blitz tournament. The time limit for the blitz tournament will be 4 minutes + 2 seconds from the first move.

 

 

 

Games can be replayed with engine analysis and clock times on our LIVE site.

 

 

 

Elite Player Blitz to determine colours in the main London Chess Classic starting Wed 10 Dec.

 

The players will play both blitz games against each other consecutively. Players receive 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. The winner of the blitz tournament will choose his pairing number in the main tournament. The second placed player will then choose his number and so on.

 

 

 

 
Caruana   Anand  

 

 
Nakamura   Kramnik  

 

 
Adams   Giri  
 

Rd

Time

Bd

Elite Players

Res

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1915

1

Giri v Anand

3-0

 

 

 

2

Kramnik v Adams

0-3

 

 

 

3

Caruana v Nakamura

0-3

 

2

1930

1

Anand v Giri

0-3

 

 

 

2

Adams v Kramnik

3-0

 

 

 

3

Nakamura v Caruana

3-0

 

3

1945

1

Anand v Nakamura

3-0

 

 

 

2

Adams v Caruana

3-0

 

 

 

3

Giri v Kramnik

1-1

 

4

2000

1

Nakamura v Anand

3-0

 

 

 

2

Caruana v Adams

3-0

 

 

 

3

Kramnik v Giri

0-3

 

5

2015

1

Kramnik v Anand

3-0

 

 

 

2

Caruana v Giri

0-3

 

 

 

3

Nakamura v Adams

1-1

 

6

2030

1

Anand v Kramnik

0-3

 

 

 

2

Giri v Caruana

0-3

 

 

 

3

Adams v Nakamura

0-3

 

7

2045

1

Anand v Adams

3-0

 

 

 

2

Giri v Nakamura

3-0

 

 

 

3

Kramnik v Caruana

3-0

 

8

2100

1

Adams v Anand

1-1

 

 

 

2

Nakamura v Giri

3-0

 

 

 

3

Caruana v Kramnik

0-3

 

9

2115

1

Caruana v Anand

0-3

 

 

 

2

Nakamura v Kramnik

1-1

 

 

 

3

Adams v Giri

3-0

 

10

2130

1

Anand v Caruana

0-3

 

 

 

2

Kramnik v Nakamura

3-0

 

 

 

3

Giri v Adams

0-3

 

 

 


 

 

Finals Standings (after tie-break)

 

Rank

Name

Score

Rating

1

Adams, Mickey

17/30

2715

2

Nakamura, Hikaru

17/30

2906

3

Kramnik, Vladimir

17/30

2731

4

Giri, Anish

16/30

2757

5

Anand, Vishy

10/30

2811

6

Caruana, Fabiano

9/30

2695

 

Average rating: 2769

 

 


 

Mickey Wins the Elite Blitz

09.12.14 - The London Classic Elite Blitz was held on the evening of 8 December 2014 in the auditorium of the Olympia Conference Centre, with all six elite entrants to the London Classic proper taking part in a double-cycle round-robin to decide the draw order for the main tournament.

 

 

The tournament (which was scored on the 3-1-0 basis) ended in a three-way tie for first between Mickey Adams (England), Hikaru Nakamura (USA) and Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) on 17/30, Anish Giri (Netherlands) on 16, Vishy Anand (India) 10 and Fabiano Caruana (Italy) 9.

 

Number of wins or black wins couldn't separate the leaders but Mickey Adams was placed first based on a better head-to-head result against his rivals. He was invited to choose his preferred draw number. He chose number 3 (note that numbers 1-3 secure an extra white). Hikaru Nakamura (who was second on tie-break) chose 2 and Vladimir Kramnik 1. Then Anish Giri opted for 5, Vishy Anand for 6 and Fabiano Caruana was left with 4.

 

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