London Chess Classic pairings

pairings and schedule of the Chess Classic 2009 tournament

London Chess Classics

The drawing of lots for the London Chess Classic took place at 13:50. The results of that and the pairings for all rounds are as follows.

Magnus was the first to be invited to choose a pawn from the giant set (with numbers on the base). He chose the c2 pawn and, of course, on the bottom was the number 1. Vladimir Kramnik was heard to say “as in Moscow!” Vladimir chose second and of course he chose 8. So tomorrow’s main pairing is Carlsen (white) v Kramnik.

Round 1, Tues Dec 8th, 14:00

Magnus Carlsen – Vladimir Kramnik

Hikaru Nakamura – Ni Hua

Luke McShane – Nigel Short

David Howell – Michael Adams

Round 2, Wed Dec 9th, 14:00

Vladimir Kramnik – Ni Hua

Michael Adams – Hikaru Nakamura

Nigel Short – David Howell

Magnus Carlsen – Luke McShane

Round 3, Thur Dec 10th, 14:00

Luke McShane – Vladimir Kramnik

David Howell – Magnus Carlsen

Hikaru Nakamura – Nigel Short

Ni Hua – Michael Adams

Round 4, Sat Dec 12th, 14:00

Vladimir Kramnik – Michael Adams

Nigel Short – Ni Hua

Magnus Carlsen – Hikaru Nakamura

Luke McShane – David Howell

Round 5, Sun Dec 13th, 14:00

David Howell – Vladimir Kramnik

Hikaru Nakamura – Luke McShane

Ni Hua – Magnus Carlsen

Michael Adams – Nigel Short

Round 6, Mon Dec 14th, 14:00

Vladimir Kramnik – Nigel Short

Magnus Carlsen – Michael Adams

Luke McShane – Ni Hua

David Howell – Hikaru Nakamura

Round 7, Sun Dec 15th, 12:00

Hikaru Nakamura – Vladimir Kramnik

Ni Hua – David Howell

Michael Adams – Luke McShane

Nigel Short – Magnus Carlsen

The London Chess Classic 2009 will be the highest level tournament in London for 25 years. Expect daily coverage and live GM commentary daily on!

Special thanks to John Saunders for the timely reports from London!

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