Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London


Something for everyone!


The 2015 London Chess Classic will have something for everyone. Over the 10 days a Chess Festival will run alongside the elite tournament.






Choose from: 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 £13,000!) on 12-13 December.


The 3rd Chess and Education Conference will take place on December 5-6.


Online entry, entry form download and tickets will be available soon, but you can already find all the information about the UK’s largest chess festival here.


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7th London Chess Classic - Press Release 2

2 August 2015


Michael Adams completes line-up for the London Chess Classic 2015



The 10th and last player to join the incredible line-up of the 7th London Chess Classic is none other than England’s number 1, Michael Adams. It is no surprise the Englishman is the recipient of the organisers’ wildcard, seeing as he has been the English number one since 1999 and was once ranked number 4 in the world. Despite being the second oldest participant in the field (after Anand), Adams keeps posting impressive performances and has been a member of the world elite for the better part of 20 years now.


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London Chess Classic 2015


The 7th London Chess Classic, England's premier tournament, will take place at its traditional venue of Kensington Olympia from Friday December 4th to Sunday December 13th. This year the main event will be a 9-round 10-player super tournament that climaxes the 2015 Grand Chess Tour.


The 2015 Grand Chess Tour was founded as a partnership between the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis which stages the Sinquefield Cup, Tower AS who organise Norway Chess 2015 and Chess Promotions Ltd, the rights owners of the London Chess Classic.


Nine players compete in all three Grand Chess Tour events: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk, Vishy Anand, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian. The London Chess Classic organisers have nominated Michael Adams as the tenth player. This will mean that the LCC will be the strongest event ever held in the UK.







Magnus Carlsen


Fabio Caruana


Hikaru Nakamura


Veselin Topalov


Alexander Grischuk







Vishy Anand


Anish Giri


Levon Aronian


Michael Adams





Each tournament in the Grand Chess Tour has a prize fund of $300,000 and there is a bonus pool of $150,000 for the top three finishers in the Grand Tour based on their overall performance to make a total prize fund of over 1 million dollars.


The rules and regulations of the Grand Chess Tour are here and current standings after Norway Chess are here. The schedule of the main event is here and tickets will go on sale in September.


There will be a chess festival alongside the Classic and details will be announced shortly.


We look forward to seeing you!


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7th London Chess Classic - Press Release 1

20 July 2015


The London Chess Classic has long established itself as one of the preeminent events on the chess calendar. This year’s edition will surpass its predecessors, as the presence of ten of the world’s top-ranked players will ensure the 7th Classic is the strongest tournament ever held on British soil.


The catalyst for this is the creation of the Grand Chess Tour.


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