London Chess Classic Round 3

London Chess Classic Round 3

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Dec 10, 2009, 2:40 PM |
19 | Chess Event Coverage

Vladimir Kramnik (pictured) won his second consecutive game in the London Chess Classic to keep the pressure on leader Magnus Carlsen.

Kramnik beat Luke McShane, who has now lost twice - to Carlsen and Kramnik - after his marathon win against Short in the first round.

Carlsen had chances to win against the lowest rated entrant, David Howell, but failed to take advantage of his opponent's time trouble.

Friday is a rest day, so round four is on Saturday.  With the other games also ending in draws, the standings (3 points for a win, 1 for a draw) now look like this after three of seven rounds:

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


Kramnik inflicts more misery on McShane

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Howell holds Carlsen to a draw. Both pictures courtesy of John Saunders at the excellent official site.

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