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London Chess Classic Open Tournament

Etienne Bacrot7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Sebastien Maze7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[games]
Ilia Smirin7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Benjamin Bok7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Andrei Istratescu7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Sebastian Bogner7/9(+7 -2 =0)[games]
Murali Karthikeyan7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Hrant Melkumyan6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Robert Hovhannisyan6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Jonathan Hawkins6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Jules Moussard6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Chithambaram V R Aravindh6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Fabien Libiszewski6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Daniel Sadzikowski6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Florian Handke6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Mark Hebden6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Deepan Chakkravarthy J6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Deimante Daulyte-Cornette6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Gabriel Flom (Battaglini)6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Eltaj Safarli6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Laurent Fressinet6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Aleksandr Lenderman6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Erik Blomqvist6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Rasmus Svane6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Jan-Christian Schroeder6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Jaan Ehlvest6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Bilel Bellahcene6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Tamas Fodor Jr6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Jonny Hector6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Pandian Karthikeyan6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
* (242 players total; 210 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
London Chess Classic Open (2016)

The 8th London Chess Classic Open was played in the Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London 9-16 December 2016. There was no rest day, and rounds 2 & 3 were played on the same day (10 December). Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move one. The first prize was £7,500. Chief organizer: Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC). Tournament director and chief arbiter: Alex Holowczak.

French GMs Etienne Bacrot and Sebastien Maze shared the victory with 7.5/9.

Official site:

See also London Chess Classic (2016)

 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 933  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Safarli vs T G M Peiris  1-0222016London Chess Classic OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
2. A Ethelontis vs Bacrot  0-1812016London Chess Classic OpenA15 English
3. Fressinet vs T D Coote  1-0272016London Chess Classic OpenC03 French, Tarrasch
4. S G Peters vs Smirin  0-1232016London Chess Classic OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs Martin Horak  1-0232016London Chess Classic OpenA09 Reti Opening
6. D Klingher vs A Gupta  0-1272016London Chess Classic OpenB50 Sicilian
7. H Melkumyan vs R Suder  1-0252016London Chess Classic OpenB07 Pirc
8. M Gollain vs R Hovhannisyan  0-1172016London Chess Classic OpenA21 English
9. S Maze vs R Hrdina  1-0402016London Chess Classic OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
10. T Hebbes vs B Bok  ½-½292016London Chess Classic OpenA35 English, Symmetrical
11. M Cornette vs Z Harari  1-0372016London Chess Classic OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
12. D Grassie vs A Istratescu  0-1382016London Chess Classic OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J Hawkins vs A Compton 1-0322016London Chess Classic OpenD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. K Bhatia vs Lenderman  0-1352016London Chess Classic OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. J Moussard vs Marco Stefanetti  1-0352016London Chess Classic OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
16. M Mueller vs E Blomqvist  0-1302016London Chess Classic OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. C Aravindh vs Reinhard2 Kuntner  1-0272016London Chess Classic OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. S Sucikova vs S Bogner  0-1352016London Chess Classic OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
19. Shabalov vs R Mitra  1-0312016London Chess Classic OpenB01 Scandinavian
20. M Eizaguerri Floris vs R Svane  0-1322016London Chess Classic OpenC00 French Defense
21. F Libiszewski vs Sun Xinyue  ½-½972016London Chess Classic OpenB50 Sicilian
22. P Heuser vs D Sadzikowski  0-1382016London Chess Classic OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
23. J Schroeder vs P Korning  1-0292016London Chess Classic OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
24. V Nagpal vs Ehlvest 0-1402016London Chess Classic OpenA21 English
25. M Karthikeyan vs M Waddington  1-0402016London Chess Classic OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Hebden, Flear, Arkell ... The great old names...

<I have had playmates, I have had companions,
In my days of childhood, in my joyful schooldays,
All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.

I have been laughing, I have been carousing,
Drinking late, sitting late, with my bosom cronies,
All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.>

Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <offramp> Quite. Somewhat to my surprise, I've never played a tournament game vs Hebden, Flear or Arkell ... though I've played in tournaments alongside all three of them.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <When you grow tired
Of the friends you make
Never ever turn your back on them
Say they were the best of times
You ever had
The very best of times
With the thoughtless kind.

We dress conservatively
At the best of times
Prefer the shadows
To the bright lights in the eyes...>

John Cale

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Flear (38th) and Arkell (47th) disappared from the CG list after I edited the standings.

Sorry about that.

Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: I'm just happy to know that they're still alive.

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