The game of Round 5 at the London Chess Classic 2012 was Vladimir Kramnik playing a delightful game against Luke McShane. Technique, brilliance and, of course, the sacrifices – the game was quite a show. McShane would have loved the chess as well even though he lost. Check it out with Chess King.


Kramnik, Vladimir (2795) – McShane, Luke (2713)

Result: 1-0
Site: Olympia, London
Date: 2012.12.06
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