10 Dec 2012, Kuala Lumpur – London Chess Classic 2012 goes into the final round 9 with a possibility that there might be a tie for the top spot should circumstances present itself.
The Week In Chess reported that Vladimir Kramnik beat Gawain Jones to keep alive his chances of retaining his London Chess Classic title. Kramnik will need to beat Michael Adams with black and hope that Carlsen can do no better than draw with Anand as white in the final round. If they tie then there will be a single game Armageddon blitz playoff.
If Magnus Carlsen draws in the round 9 and Kramnik wins, then there will be a tie in total points scored. If that happens, then please visit the tournament rules to see what will happen next, click here.
Round 9 pairings:
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