So the preliminary stage of the London Chess Classic‘s Super Sixteen Rapid is over, with the result that all eight starting favourites are through to the quarter-finals (pairings are Kramnik-Anand, Adams-Svidler, Caruana-Gelfand, Short-Nakamura). The tournament has had a number of surprise individual results but in the end the double-cycle all-play-all format has ensured that the consistent performers have come through.

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