London Chess Classic 2012 R8: Vladimir Kramnik beats Gawain Jones, Stays in Hunt for Title

Former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik played his typical steady chess to beat British Chess Champion 2012 GM Gawain Jones and stay in the running for the title at the London Chess Classic 2012. The game was in Round 8. Exchange-down: No problem! One more round is to be played in London. Kramnik is right behind World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen on the leaderboard for the title. Replay the game with Chess King.




Kramnik, Vladimir – Jones, Gawain C B

Result: 1-0
Site: London ENG
Date: 2012.12.09

[…] 1.¤f3 c5 2.b3 d5 3.e3 ¤f6 4.¥b2 e6 5.g3 ¤c6 6.¥g2 ¥e7 7.O-O O-O 8.c4 b6 9.¤c3 ¥b7 10.cxd5 exd5 11.d4 ¤e4 12.dxc5 ¤xc3 13.¥xc3 bxc5 14.£e2 ¦e8 15.¦fd1 ¥f8 16.£b5 £b6 17.£xb6 axb6 18.¦xd5 ¤d4 19.¤xd4 ¥xd5 20.¥xd5 cxd4 21.¥xd4 ¦a5 22.e4 ¥c5 23.¥c3 ¦a3 24.¥b2 ¦a7 25.a4 ¦c7 26.¦a2 h6 27.¢g2 ¢h7 28.f4 f6 29.¢f3 ¦d7 30.a5 bxa5 31.¦xa5 ¦c8 32.¦b5 ¦d6 33.¦b7 ¦b6 34.¦f7 ¦f8 35.¦c7 ¥d6 36.¦d7 ¦a6 37.¥d4 ¥b8 38.¥c5 ¦e8 39.¢g4 ¦a2 40.h4 ¦c8 41.b4 ¦a3 42.h5 ¦c3 43.¥d4 ¦3c7 44.¦xc7 ¥xc7 45.¢f5 ¥d6 46.b5 ¦c1 47.b6 ¥b8 48.¢e6 ¦h1 49.¥c5

One Response to “London Chess Classic 2012 R8: Vladimir Kramnik beats Gawain Jones, Stays in Hunt for Title”

  • ANDRE MARCEL, BARCELONA says:

    It’s just awesome to see Vlad back at No. 2 – you never know what’s up in the candidates next – anand might just face kramnik again and not carlsen who can say for sure

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