Draw Published and Tickets Available Now

 

The pairings 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 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. 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.

 

 

 

 

Round 1

 

Friday 9 Dec, 16.00-22.30

 

Levon Aronian

v

Michael Adams 

 

Hikaru Nakamura

v

Wesley So

 

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

v

Anish Giri

 

Fabiano Caruana

v

Viswanathan Anand

 

Vladimir Kramnik

v

Veselin Topalov

 

 

 

 

 

Round 2

 

Saturday 10 Dec, 14.00-20.30

 

Vladimir Kramnik

v

Levon Aronian

 

Veselin Topalov

v

Fabiano Caruana

 

Viswanathan Anand

v

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

 

Anish Giri

v

Hikaru Nakamura

 

Wesley So

v

Michael Adams

 

 

 

 

 

Round 3

 

Sunday 11 Dec, 14.00-20.30

 

Levon Aronian

v

Wesley So

 

Michael Adams

v

Anish Giri

 

Hikaru Nakamura

v

Viswanathan Anand

 

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

v

Veselin Topalov

 

Fabiano Caruana

v

Vladimir Kramnik

 

 

 

 

 

Round 4

 

Monday 12 Dec, 16.00-22.30

 

Fabiano Caruana

v

Levon Aronian

 

Vladimir Kramnik

v

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

 

Veselin Topalov

v

Hikaru Nakamura

 

Viswanathan Anand

v

Michael Adams

 

Anish Giri

v

Wesley So

 

 

 

 

 

Round 5

 

Tuesday 13 Dec, 16.00-22.30

 

Levon Aronian

v

Anish Giri

 

Wesley So

v

Viswanathan Anand

 

Michael Adams

v

Veselin Topalov

 

Hikaru Nakamura

v

Vladimir Kramnik

 

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

v

Fabiano Caruana

 
   

 

 

Rest Day

 

Wednesday 14 Dec

 

Round 6

 

Thursday 15 Dec, 16.00-22.30

 

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

v

Levon Aronian

 

Fabiano Caruana

v

Hikaru Nakamura

 

Vladimir Kramnik

v

Michael Adams

 

Veselin Topalov

v

Wesley So

 

Viswanathan Anand

v

Anish Giri

 

 

 

 

 

Round 7

 

Friday 16 Dec, 16.00-22.30

 

Levon Aronian

v

Viswanathan Anand

 

Anish Giri

v

Veselin Topalov

 

Wesley So

v

Vladimir Kramnik

 

Michael Adams

v

Fabiano Caruana

 

Hikaru Nakamura

v

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

 

 

 

 

 

Round 8

 

Saturday 17 Dec, 14.00-20.30

 

Hikaru Nakamura

v

Levon Aronian

 

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

v

Michael Adams

 

Fabiano Caruana

v

Wesley So

 

Vladimir Kramnik

v

Anish Giri

 

Veselin Topalov

v

Viswanathan Anand

 

 

 

 

 

Round 9

 

Sunday 18 Dec, 14.00-20.30

 

Levon Aronian

v

Veselin Topalov

 

Viswanathan Anand

v

Vladimir Kramnik

Anish Giri

v

Fabiano Caruana

 

Wesley So

v

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

 

Michael Adams

v

Hikaru Nakamura

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Tickets Available Now

You can now buy tickets (day tickets as well as season passes) to watch all the action unfold in London Olympia’s magnificent auditorium. Tickets will also give you access to the commentary room, where grandmasters will give you insight into the games as they unfold and then the players explain what they were thinking afterwards – a real treat. There is free entry for women and under 25s (UK residents only) – all you need to do is enter the promotional code when placing your order.

 

 

Festival Entry Open

As always, there is a plethora of side events taking place within the same building: FIDE Open, Weekenders, Super Rapidplay – there is something for everyone! You can now enter those events online – early bird sales end on 17 October! The British Knockout Championship, which had its successful debut last year, will also return and details will be published soon. The eighth edition of the UK’s largest chess festival promises to treat all its participants and visitors to a thrilling fortnight of chess action once again.

 

 

 

Fiona Steil-Antoni
Press Officer

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