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13th London Chess Classic 2023 R1: Gukesh outplays Mateusz Bartel

by Shahid Ahmed - 02/12/2023

D Gukesh started his 13th London Chess Classic 2023 with a victory over Poland no.3, GM Mateusz Bartel. The India no.5 outplayed the Pole, after the latter misplaced his knight at b6. Gukesh beautifully utilized it to his advantage and had no trouble converting it into a victory. The newly crowned World Senior 50+ champion - GM Michael Adams (ENG) was the only other victor of the first round. He defeated the Iran no.2 GM M Amin Tabatabaei. Gukesh will face the new England no.1, GM Nikita Vitiugov in the second round. It starts today at 2 p.m. local time, 7:30 p.m. IST. Follow the action live on FM WIM Anna-Maja Kazarian's twitch channel.

Adams also scores a win

D Gukesh made a winning start at 13th London Chess Classic 2023

Gukesh - Mateusz

Position after 10...Nb6

10...Nb6 turned out to be a long-term positional mistake. Black had opportunities to rectify it by going Nc4 at some point to trade it for a bishop. However, he decided against it. D Gukesh (2720) played beautiful positional chess to win against GM Mateusz Bartel (POL, 2659).

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Schedule

There are one round each day starting from 2 p.m. local time, 6:30 p.m. IST. Rest day is on Wednesday 6th December 2023.

13th London Chess Classic will take place 1st to 10th December 2023

Prizes

1st £15000, 2nd £10000, 3rd £7500 and 4th £6000

Replay Round 1 games

Round 1 Results

Bo.No.Rtg NameResultName RtgNo.PGN
112704
GMVitiugov, Nikita½ - ½GMVolokitin, Andrei
265910PGN
222720
GMGukesh, D1 - 0GMBartel, Mateusz
26599PGN
332635
GMMoussard, Jules½ - ½GMNiemann, Hans Moke
26678PGN
442661
GMAdams, Michael1 - 0GMTabatabaei, M. Amin
26927PGN
552631
GMMcshane, Luke J½ - ½IMRoyal, Shreyas
24386PGN

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Standings after Round 1

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtg TB1 
12
GMGukesh, DIND27201
4
GMAdams, MichaelENG26611
31
GMVitiugov, NikitaENG27040,5
3
GMMoussard, JulesFRA26350,5
5
GMMcshane, Luke JENG26310,5
6
IMRoyal, ShreyasENG24380,5
8
GMNiemann, Hans MokeUSA26670,5
10
GMVolokitin, AndreiUKR26590,5
97
GMTabatabaei, M. AminIRI26920
9
GMBartel, MateuszPOL26590

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Round 2 pairings

Bo.No.Rtg NameResultName RtgNo.PGN
1102659
GMVolokitin, AndreiIMRoyal, Shreyas
24386
272692
GMTabatabaei, M. AminGMMcshane, Luke J
26315
382667
GMNiemann, Hans MokeGMAdams, Michael
26614
492659
GMBartel, MateuszGMMoussard, Jules
26353
512704
GMVitiugov, NikitaGMGukesh, D
27202

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