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London Chess Classic 2012 R4: Magnus Carlsen – Gawain Jones 1-0

How do you beat a desperado with no fears who sacs their Queen and throws everything possible at you? Stay patient and calculate deeper! That’s how World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen beat Gawain Jones in an exciting game of Round 4 at the London Chess Classic 2012 on Tuesday. Replay the game with Chess King.
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London Chess Classic 2012 R3: Gawain Jones – Hikaru Nakamura 1/2-1/2

The London Chess Classic 2012 Round 3 had a nice Gruenfeld encounter between Gawain Jones and Hikaru Nakamura. Nakamura ground out a Knight vs. Bishop endgame which Jones defended like they say in the schoolbooks. The game ended as a draw. Check it out with Chess King.
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London Chess Classic 2012 R3: Levon Aronian – Viswanathan Anand 1/2-1/2

The third round in the London Chess Classic 2012 had Levon Aronian in a fighting mood after having lost the first two rounds. He played with grit preventing World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand from capitalizing on his pawn advantage. Check out the game with Chess King in the extended post. That’s how Rook + Pawn endings are played.
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London Chess Classic 2012 R3: Michael Adams – Judit Polgar 1-0

London Chess Classic 2012 Round 3: A pawn is dangerous. A rolling pawn is very dangerous. That’s the lesson British Grandmaster Michael Adams was ready with for Hungarian GM Judit Polgar Monday night. Playing White against Polgar’s pet Sicilian, Adams was in the saddle for a nice victory in the third round. Replay the game with Chess King in the extended post… and, keep those pawns rolling on the chess board!
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London Chess Classic 2012 R2: Judit Polgar – Gawain Jones 1/2-1/2

Judit Polgar was held to a nice draw by Gawain Jones in the second round of the London Chess Classic 2012 on Sunday. Polgar was on the offensive, but Jones was up to the challenge. You can replay the game in Chess King applet below.
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London Chess Classic 2012 R1: Jones-Adams 0-1

The all-British encounter in the first round at the London Chess Classic 2012 was between Gawain Jones and Michael Adams. The endgame saw Adams stay patient and pick up extra pawns leaving White material down and forcing a resignation. Watch the game in the Chess King applet.
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London Chess Classic 2012 R1: Aronian-Nakamura 0-1

The London Chess Classic 2012 began with an explosive start with all four games being decisive in the first round. One of these decisive games was between World No. 1 Levon Aronian and US Chess Champion Hikaru Nakamura. Aronian lost the thread of his attack down the Queenside and Nakamura infiltrated with a dangerous Queen+Knight assault on a defenseless White King. Aronian blundered away a piece with 26.Rd2. Replay the game with Chess King.
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London Chess Classic 2012 R1: Kramnik-Polgar 1-0

The London Chess Classic 2012 first round was played on Saturday, December 1. World’s highest-rated woman chess player, Judit Polgar, dropped a piece in the middlegame and could never recover against former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik. Replay the game with Chess King.
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London Chess Classic 2012 R1: McShane-Carlsen 0-1

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen has equaled the all-time highest-rating record of former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov. Carlsen’s live rating jumped to 2851 in the first round of the London Chess Classic 2012 that began on Saturday, December 1. Carlsen beat Luke McShane in a nice endgame manoeuvre. Run through the game with Chess King.
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