PRO Chess League Week 5


London Chess Classic R 9

Most of the games at the London Chess Classic ended peacefully as expected. The last round has its own rules. Many things are already decided and players are exhausted.

The only exception was the game between Levon Aronian and Veselin Topalov:

As usual you can find the pgn at the Peter Doggers's report.


London Chess Classic R 8

Round eight in London was relatively peaceful.
The only exception was once again the game of Veselin Topalov. In a game against his old rival Vishy Anand he got a nasty surprise early in the opening:

Report and pgn here.


London Chess Classic R 7

Hikaru Nakamura felt that there were a lot of problems in the Najdorf. And decided to try the line from the opposite side of the board against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

This was the game of the day at the London Chess Classic's round seven:

Here is the report.


London Chess Classic Round 6

A lot of excitement after the free day in London! Once more three decisive games, and the draws were very interesting too.

Wesley So keeps the lead with a sharp win over Veselin Topalov with the black pieces.

Vachier-Lagrave got into fifty percent after winning against Levon Aronian.

Last, but not least we had a very important game for the lead, overall Grand Chess Tour standing and the (second) top rating position. That was a game:


London Chess Classic R 5

Another tough day for Veselin Topalov in London. Once again the only decisive game of round five was his own. But not in his favor. The local hero Michael Adams showed superb preparation to score his first win:

Do not miss Peter Doggers's report.