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Anand Blunders In London Round 6

  • SonofPearl
  • on 07.12.2012, 11:42.

London Chess Classic 2012 logo.jpgThe clash between Vishy Anand and Mickey Adams in round 6 of the London Chess Classic looked to be heading for a draw when the world champion committed a huge blunder on the move after the time control.

The audience and commentators held their breath as Adams pondered his reply for around 15 minutes before playing the killing move 41...Qd1 which wins immediately. A terrible slip for the champion, but as usual he was courteous in defeat.

Just before this drama unfolded the first game of the day finished when Magnus Carlsen made it an amazing 5½/6 by beating Judit Polgar in what he described as "probably my best game so far" in the tournament.

That makes Carlsen's live rating 2863.6 Elo. Even if Magnus were to lose both his remaining games to Nakamura and Anand he will still be rated higher than Kasparov's official record of 2851 Elo by the end of the tournament.

Elsewhere, Vladimir Kramnik and Lev Aronian played a very hard fought draw, and Luke McShane scored his first win by beating Gawain Jones.

Magnus Carlsen scored his fifth win in six games

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Vishy Anand made one of the worst blunders of his career

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Vladimir Kramnik's draw put him above Lev Aronian on the live rating list

London Chess Classic 2012 Round 6 Vladimir Kramnik.jpg

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Luke McShane scored a win against Gawain Jones to overtake him in the standings

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The standings after 6 rounds (3-1-0 scoring)

Name Fed Elo Gms Pts
Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2848 6 16
Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2795 6 12
Adams, Michael ENG 2710 5 10
Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2760 5 8
Anand, Viswanathan IND 2775 5 6
Aronian, Levon ARM 2815 5 5
McShane, Luke ENG 2713 5 4
Jones, Gawain C B ENG 2644 6 2
Polgar, Judit HUN 2705 5 1

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The 2012 London Chess Classic runs from 1-10 December , with one rest day on the 5th December. Games start at 14:00 GMT, except round four (16:00), and the final round (12:00).

The time control is 2 hours for 40 moves, then 1 hour for 20 moves, then 30 minutes to finish.  The 'Bilbao' style 3-1-0 scoring system is being used.

In the event of tied scores at the end of the competition, tie breaks are 1) # of wins 2) # of wins with black, 3) head-to-head result. If these mathematical tiebreakers are not enough, then there will be rapid tie-break games and if needed, a final sudden death game.

More information on all the London Chess Classic events is at the official website, including live games and video commentary.

Photos by Ray Morris-Hill.  Games via TWIC.

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  • 2 lat temu

    Mean-Mr-Mustard

    Vishy is great, but I definitely do not consider him to one of the top ten greatest chess players of all time. There has never been a time when Anand was undeniably the greatest chess player in the world.  I would not rank ahead of Kasparov, Karpov, Fischer, Capablanca, Alekhine, Lasker, Morphy, Botvinnik, Tal, Spassky, or even Kramnik.  Anand belongs more in the group of second class world champions, such as Petrosian and Smyslov.

  • 2 lat temu

    Champeknight

    Carlsen is number one all time. Especially when he becomes world champion.

  • 2 lat temu

    hohohohihihi

    the best of all time is capablanca with 8 year without a single loss and 10 years with just 1 loss. a lot of things may happen during such a great period of time. it is just amazing his dominance over the board. the 3 greats in my opinion are in chronological order capablanca, fischer and kasparov with magnus knoking at the door. respect for other greats but still I think that those 3 made the whole world to talk about chess

  • 2 lat temu

    GeniusKJ

    Anand IS one of the best players of all time, no doubt about it.

    He is easily among the 10 best of all time but I'd rank him within the top 5.

    Fischer, Kasparov, Carlsen, Karpov and Anand = best although there is also Capablanca, Alekhine, Karpov and the list goes on but either way Anand does deserve to be considered among the best.

    The results of Anand's last few tournaments show he is past his prime.

  • 2 lat temu

    hohohohihihi

    anand does not belong to the greatest of all time period, anybody could say what ever they want but it just sounds crazy plus he is not goin to beat carlsen so stop deaming

  • 2 lat temu

    elcaminantemocano

    Poor Judit , to be in love is dangerous to your chess skill.

  • 2 lat temu

    Melchizedek10

    Who is the greatest is always debatable and from one viewpoint...but I think for all who argue for Anand will has a strong defense...:)...how is he pale in comparison?...percentage win?...Who is the greatest rapid players?...I think Anand will win in a poll here...:)...who is the only to win in all different format championship?...only Anand...:)...Who is able to win 4 championship after 37?...Only Anand?...so go head and do you homework friend...but I think Anand fan is happy with what they know..:D

  • 2 lat temu

    Champeknight

    Carlsen crushed Polgar. Best male player beats best female player.

  • 2 lat temu

    standing_tal

    @Melchizidek10: It isn't ironic that Anand began his reign after Kasparov retired -- Kasparov had a large plus score against him and beat him in a world championship match when Anand was older than Kasparov himself had been upon becoming WC. Anand is a modern great, but if Anand were capable of beating Carlsen or Aronian in a WC match (which he isn't) he still wouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as Karpov, Fischer, Kasparov, Lasker, Botvinnik, Capablanca, Alekhine, or Morphy, because his record pales in comparison to theirs.

  • 2 lat temu

    geographybuff

    Nope. Michael would have won.

  • 2 lat temu

    eatherquake

    Anand must have overlooked 42. Bh3+. Maybe what he saw instead started  with Ra1 :



  • 2 lat temu

    Stanya

    Poor Anand!!!!

  • 2 lat temu

    hohohohihihi

    to anand: poosieness is paying off against you :)

  • 2 lat temu

    drs_1000

    I see, thanks.

  • 2 lat temu

    Amateur1223

    According to the rating calculator, Carlsens PR for this tournament so far is over3100 aka HIGHEST RATING EVER!!! If he beats Anand and Naka it will be over 3200; if he draws both it will be 3001.

    @drs because Kramnik was rated lower in the December list, and the difference was less than a point before the draw.

  • 2 lat temu

    drs_1000

    Can someone explain to me how Kramnik can pass Aronian on the ratings list by drawing with him? 

  • 2 lat temu

    Melchizedek10

    Be thankful for India...cuz that where chess began...:)...Anand has pass his prime...but always remember his greatness in the pantheon of chess champion...I think if Anand able to capture another WCC match and maybe against Carlsen or Aronian...No doubt many will consider him greatest of all time..:)..Kasparov lost his crown at the age where Anand began his reign...how ironic..:)

  • 2 lat temu

    pagan_idol

    I love the Bilbao "Hobbit" scoring system!!!   Guys like Aronian and especially Anand get their butts handed to them when they don't go for the win and just keep drawing like scared rabbits instead of attacking like a lion or a Magnus or a Nakamura. Other scoring systems will soon be extinct because this is exciting!!! Anand and anyone who just draws all the time are already fossils who need to be remembered in a museum their time is over.

  • 2 lat temu

    Ericbryan

    vlad is playing considerably well, even though he is making few mistakes he wont win the tournament because he has drawn like 3 games and magnus just keeps winning and getting 3 points for almost every round he plays.

  • 2 lat temu

    NEWLINE

    poor Anand, good Kramnik, superb Carlsen !

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