Note: John Nunn's simul on 13th Dec is now SOLD OUT.
Photo: John Saunders
8th London Chess
The main event
Friday 9 December. As usual
there will be
direct from the
Centre. We hope
you can join us
promises to be
event in London.
The draw was conducted by David Sedgwick and ECF CEO
Mike Truran on 18 November. The event starts on 8 December.
Players received invitations or qualified for the
Championship and have accepted their invitations. They are listed in
order of their FIDE Ratings at 1st November 2016.
London Chess Conference will take place at the Hilton
Olympia Hotel from 10th - 12th December.
The subject will be "The Didactics of Chess", covering
different ways of teaching chess, particularly in a classroom setting.
The Conference is now firmly established as the world's foremost
gathering of chess education experts.
More details about the programme of events, and details
of how to register, are available on the
London Chess Conference
Displays at the London Chess
Grandmaster John Nunn will take on 20 players in a
simultaneous display at the London Chess Classic, on Tuesday 13th December
at 6:00pm. John is a famed author, problem-solving World Champion
and former top-ten player.
All proceeds will go to Chess in Schools & Communities.
John's simul sold out last year, and is sure to be very popular again.
Last night Magnus Carlsen retained his World
Championship crown after overcoming Sergey Karjakin in an intense rapid
During the London Chess Classic, there will be a special
showing of Magnus, a documentary following the emergence of the greatest
chess champion of modern times.
The film will be shown at the
Bertha DocHouse on Sunday 11th
December at 8.30pm and there is a concessionary rate available for
advanced group bookings for those who book through by Friday 9th
The Grand Chess Tour is pleased to announce that the
Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, Chess Promotions Ltd,
Colliers International France, Vivendi S.A. and Your Next Move™ have
agreed to extend their partnership.
The GCT is also negotiating with other parties who have
expressed an interest in joining the Tour in 2017. If the Tour is to be
expanded, further details will be made available at the end of the 2016
London Chess Classic.
The Opportunity of a Lifetime
- Press Release
14 October 2016
give you the
to team up
with one of
less than two months
Club has a
many of the
the Club -
for this year’s London Chess Classic, which is fast approaching, have
been published. 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 Liren’s pairings
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. Nakamura is the only player who can still catch
So in the
overall GCT standings, which promise the winner a hefty $100,000
bonus with $50,000 for the runner-up.