Former world champion Viswanathan Anand emerged winner of the 6th London Chess Classic after beating Michael Adams with black pieces in the final round and edging Vladimir Kramnik and Anish Giri on tie-break.
Anand took advantage of the volumes of his World Championship Match preparation to outplay his opponent in the Berlin Ruy Lopez. Eventually, the win with black brought him the trophy as Kramnik and Giri won their respective games with white.
Final scores in tie-break order:
1. Anand – 7; 2. Kramnik – 7; 3. Giri – 7; 4. Nakamura – 6; 5. Adams – 4; 6. Caruana – 4.
The round robin tournament used football scoring system (3 points for win, 1 for draw)