|7||GM||McShane, Luke J||ENG||2615||0||½||1||0||0||1||0||7|
|8||GM||Howell, David W L||ENG||2597||½||½||½||1||½||½||½||9|
|4||GM||Short, Nigel D||ENG||2707||½||0||½||½||½||½||0||5|
Dec 15, 2009
Carlsen and Kramnik went one-two at the London Chess Classic as expected. Magnus missed a win and then had to scramble to hold the game against Short. There was plenty of drama over the final few minutes, and when the smoke cleared there were only a pair of Kings left standing. The game can be seen at Chessdom. Howell was impressive as he didn't lose a game and finished above .500 even though he was seeded last. The tournament scoreboard wasn't kind to McShane, but you have to like his fight, and it was just a disappointing tournament for Nakamura and Short, who were the only two to not win a game.