100% drawn games at London Chess Classic

There are two Classical games on December 11-12

Aronian, Levon - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½

2018 London Chess Classic - Round 2

1 Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb4 6. Bc4 Nd3+ 7. Ke2 Nf4+ 8. Kf1 Ne6 9. d4 cxd4 10. Bxe6 Bxe6 11. Nxd4 Nc6 12. Nxe6 Qxd1+ 13. Nxd1 fxe6 14. Bd2 e5 15. f3 e6 16. Be3 Bb4 17. Nf2 Ba5 18. Ke2 Bb6 19. Rhd1 Bxe3 20. Kxe3 Ke7 21. Rac1 Rhd8 22. Rxd8 Rxd8 23. Nd3 Kd6 24. Nc5 Rb8 25. h4 Nb4 26. a3 b6 27. Nxe6 Na2 28. Ra1 Kxe6 29. Rxa2 Rc8 30. Kd2 Rd8+ 31. Ke2 Rc8 32. b3 Rc1 33. Rd2 Ra1 34. a4 Rb1 35. Rd3 Rb2+ 36. Kf1 a6 37. Kg1 b5 38. Rd8 bxa4 39. bxa4 Ra2 40. Rh8 h6 41. Re8+ Kf6 42. Rb8 Rxa4 43. Rb6+ Kf7 44. h5 a5 45. Ra6 Ra2 46. Kh2 a4 47. Kh3 a3 48. g3 Ra1 49. Kg4 a2 50. Kf5 Rf1 51. Rxa2 Rxf3+ 52. Kxe5 Rxg3 53. Ra7+ Kg8 54. Kd6 g6 55. Ra8+ Kf7 56. Ra7+ Kg8 57. Ra8+ Kf7 58. Ra7+ ½-½

Nakamura, Hikaru - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½

2018 London Chess Classic 2018 - Round 2

1 e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nd7 9. O-O-O c6 10. h4 d5 11. Kb1 Re8 12. Bd3 Bc5 13. Bd4 Bxd4 14. cxd4 Nf6 15. Rde1 Ne4 16. Qf4 Qf6 17. Qxf6 Nxf6 18. Kc1 Rxe1+ 19. Rxe1 Kf8 20. Kd2 h6 21. Ne5 Ng4 22. Nxg4 Bxg4 23. c3 Re8 24. Rxe8+ Kxe8 25. Ke3 g5 26. hxg5 hxg5 27. f3 Be6 28. f4 f6 29. g3 Ke7 30. a3 Bd7 31. Bc2 Be6 32. Bd3 Bd7 33. Bc2 Be6 ½-½

​ The London Chess Classic is the final stage of the Grand Chess Tour held in London from 11th to 7th of December.

  • Fabiano Caruana (Classical #2, 2832; Rapid #10, 2789; Blitz #16, 2767)
  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Classical #6, 2778; Rapid #11, 2786; Blitz #2, 2937)
  • Levon Aronian (Classical #11, 2765; Rapid #7, 2802; Blitz #3, 2889)
  • Hikaru Nakamura (Classical #17, 2746; Rapid #2, 2844; Blitz #4, 2858)

After two Classical games on December 11-12, games of rapid and blitz will be played on Dec. 13. The winners then go through to the 3-day Final, held at the traditional Olympia London venue on December 15-16 (Classical) & 17 (Rapid & Blitz). There will also be a Third Place Playoff.

1st prize of $120,000, $80,000 for 2nd, $60,000 for 3rd and $40,000 for 4th

Chess Playing Schedule in UTC:

Round 1 Classic Dec 11, 2018 14:00

Round 2 Classic Dec 12, 2018 14:00

Round 1 Rapid Dec 13, 2018 14:00

Round 2 Rapid Dec 13, 2018 15:30

Round 1 Blitz Dec 13, 2018 17:00

Round 2 Blitz Dec 13, 2018 17:30

Round 3 Blitz Dec 13, 2018 18:00

Round 4 Blitz Dec 13, 2018 18:30

Round 1 Classic Dec 15, 2018 14:00

Round 2 Classic Dec 15, 2018 14:00

Round 1 Rapid Dec 15, 2018 14:00

Round 2 Rapid Dec 16, 2018 15:30

Round 1 Blitz Dec 17, 2018 17:00

Round 2 Blitz Dec 16, 2018 17:30

Round 3 Blitz Dec 17, 2018 18:00

Round 4 Blitz Dec 17, 2018 18:30

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