London Chess Classic: Penultimate Round

London Chess Classic: Penultimate Round

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Dec 14, 2009, 2:22 PM |
23 | Chess Event Coverage

Mickey Adams gave Magnus Carlsen a serious fright in the penultimate round of the London Chess Classic, but opposite coloured bishops were eventually enough to ensure a draw.

Adams played a fine game, bravely spurning the opportunity of repeating moves for a draw in time trouble and came close to registering his first win of the event.

Vladimir Kramnik (pictured) achieved his third win of the event by beating Nigel Short, thereby ensuring that race for first place remains undecided going into the last round.

Ni Hua also scored a win over Luke McShane, to leave Short at the bottom of the table with no wins and two losses.

Kramnik faces Nakamura in the last round with the black pieces, and Carlsen plays black against Short.

The standings with one round remaining:

1 Carlsen, Magnus   NOR   2801 12
2 Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  2772 11
3 McShane, Luke J  ENG  2615 7
4 Adams, Michael  ENG  2698 6
5 Howell, David W L  ENG  2597 6
6 Ni Hua  CHN  2665 6
7 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2715 5
8 Short, Nigel D  ENG  2707 4

 

 

 

 

 

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