Unlike last year, there was no need for a draw. In order to
ensure an even distribution of colours over the whole Grand Chess Tour 2016,
the pairings are the reverse of the Sinquefield Cup, meaning LCC wildcard
Michael Adams gets St Louis wildcard Ding Lirenís pairings in reverse.
We already have a major clash to look
forward to in round 1 when Hikaru Nakamura takes on Sinquefield Cup winner
Wesley So with the white pieces.
Aronian will be paying particular
attention to this game as, along with Nakamura, he is the only player able
to catch so in the overall Grand Chess Tour
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The 2016 London Chess Classic
will again be a 10-day chess extravaganza running
alongside the final leg of the Grand
Familiar events will be a
FIDE Open with norm
opportunities, as well as weekend
and weekday tournaments. The
festival will culminate in a
Super Rapidplay Open (with a guaranteed prize fund of £19,000!) on 17-18
December. Download your own 2016 entry form below.
FIDE Open (9 round Swiss)
- guaranteed £23,125
Michael Adams gets wildcard for the London
Chess Classic 2016
The 10th player to join the line-up
of the 8th London Chess Classic is none
other than Englandís number one, Mickey
The Cornishman has been the countryís
leading player since 1999 and was once
ranked number 4 in the world. Adams has
consistently recorded outstanding
performances and been a member of the world
elite for the better part of 20 years. As
recently as two weeks ago, Mickey was
crowned British Champion in Bournemouth,
outclassing the opposition and posting an
impressive score of 10/11 that equalled the
record set by Julian Hodgson in 1992.
I am delighted to announce that the 2016
London Chess Classic will take place in December.
will be the 8th edition of the World's most prestigious Chess Tournament
and will climax the 2016 Grand Chess Tour. The familiar format of an
elite 10 player all play all, chess festival, conference and free school
events will again take place. The main event will run from December
9th-18th. The players will be announced in early March.