Carlsen Escapes In London

Carlsen Escapes In London

| 38 | Chess Event Coverage

In the penultimate round of the London Chess Classic, Magnus Carlsen pulled off an escape worthy of Houdini in his game against Kramnik to rescue a draw.

Kramnik simplified to a seemingly winning endgame, but somehow hit a brick wall when trying to convert his advantage.

In the other games, Anand managed to hold Adams to a draw, McShane clung on against Nakamura, and Short drew an entertaining King's Gambit with Howell.

The start of the Kramnik-Carlsen game



The standings going into the final round:

 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2802 10
 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2804 10
 McShane, Luke ENG 2645 10
 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2791 9
 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2741 9
 Adams, Michael ENG 2723 7
 Howell, David ENG 2611 3
 Short, Nigel ENG 2680 2






The final round starts on Wednesday 15 December two hours earlier than usual, at 12:00 GMT (07:00 EST in the US).  The draw is Anand v Kramnik, Nakamura v Adams, Howell v McShane, and Carlsen v Short. will be covering the final round LIVE at TV, starting around 08:00 to 08:30 EST with David Pruess.

Picture courtesy of Ray Morris-Hill.

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