Carlsen Wins in London; Nakamura Finishes in Middle
December 15, 2010
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Magnus Carlsen vs. Nigel Short in the final round of the London Chess Classic

Despite a rocky start, Magnus Carlsen repeated his victory last year at the London Chess Classic (December 6-15) . In only decisive game of the final round he defeated GM Nigel Short, who had a very tough tournament.



US #1 Hikaru Nakamura finished in the middle of the pack with Kramnik. See Hikaru's blog for his own thoughts on the event.

London Chess Classic

Final Standings (soccer-scoring, 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw)

1

2

 

GM

Carlsen, Magnus

2802

NOR

13

2

1

 

GM

Anand, Viswanathan

2804

IND

11

3

7

 

GM

McShane, Luke J

2645

ENG

11

4

4

 

GM

Nakamura, Hikaru

2741

USA

10

5

3

 

GM

Kramnik, Vladimir

2791

RUS

10

6

5

 

GM

Adams, Michael

2723

ENG

8

7

8

 

GM

Howell, David W L

2611

ENG

4

8

6

 

GM

Short, Nigel D

2680

ENG

2

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Hikaru Nakamura and Michael Adams in the final round of the London Chess Classic