British Knock-Out Chess Championship - Press Release 4

21 Nov 2017

 

 

John Saunders reports: The 3rd British Knock-Out Championship takes place alongside the London Chess Classic from 1-9 December 2017, featuring most of the leading grandmasters from the UK plus the winner of the 4NCL Open held over the weekend of 3-5 November in Coventry.

 

The Quarter-Final pairings are:

   
1 Nigel Short (2687) v Alan Merry (2422)
2 Gawain Jones (2659) v Luke McShane (2649)
3 Matthew Sadler (2687) v Jonathan Rowson (2563)
4 David Howell (2685) v Jonathan Hawkins (2573)

 

Players were seeded based on their rating as at 1 November 2017, with Nigel Short placed ahead of Matthew Sadler based on his greater number of games played.

 

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LCC Draw Published

8 Nov 2017

 

The pairings and schedule for this year’s London Chess Classic, which is fast approaching, are now published.


2017 London Chess Classic: The Players - Press Release 3

27 October 2017

 

John Saunders reports: The ninth London Chess Classic, which kicks off at the DeepMind Google HQ on 1 December 2017 and continues at the Olympia Conference Centre from 3 to 11 December 2017, is the concluding leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour and features a prize fund of $300,000. Heading a stellar field is the world champion Magnus Carlsen.

 

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Jon Speelman Simultaneous

 

Grandmaster Jon Speelman will give a simultaneous display over 20 boards at the London Chess Classic on Monday 4th December at 6:00pm in the foyer. Jon is a famed chessboard maverick, and a former World Number 4 and World Championship semi-finalist.

 

All proceeds will go to Chess in Schools and Communities.

 

This event will be very popular and likely to sell out very quickly.

 

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London's Best Business Minds To Compete For Prestigious Chess Title - Press Release 2

17 Oct 2017

 

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London’s business elite to compete alongside world’s best chess players in the London Chess Classic Pro-Biz Cup 2017 charity fund raiser.

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Demis Hassabis, Co-Founder of leading artificial intelligence company DeepMind, is the first amateur player confirmed.

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Hassabis will partner with UK’s number one player, grandmaster Michael Adams, while World Champion Magnus Carlsen will also compete.

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Former World Champion Garry Kasparov set to return to London and play.

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The London Chess Classic marks the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2017, a circuit of prestigious international events inspired by Kasparov.

 

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John Nunn Simultaneous

 

Grandmaster John Nunn will take on 20 players in a simultaneous display at the London Chess Classic on Wednesday 6th December at 6:00pm in the foyer. John is a famed author, problem-solving World Champion and former top-ten player.

 

All proceeds will go to Chess in Schools & Communities.

 

This event will be very popular and likely to sell out very quickly.

 

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DeepMind backs Chess in Schools and Communities - Press Release 1

28 Sept 2017

 

Leading AI company to host Round One of London Chess Classic at Google.

 

 

LONDON: Chess in Schools and Communities today announced the release of tickets for its annual flagship event, the London Chess Classic. Round One of this year’s event will be hosted by leading artificial intelligence company DeepMind, at Google’s headquarters in London.

 

The London Chess Classic, now in its ninth year, is the UK’s largest chess event and sees the world’s grandmasters converge on London in the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour.

 

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Ticket Office Now Open!

Daily, season tickets and tournament entry now available online - book early to avoid disappointment!

     

 

Spectators

 

Season Pass or Day Ticket

 

 

 

Players

 

Registration Open

 

 

London Chess Classic Schools’ Events

 

Once again Chess in Schools and Communities will be running a week-long Schools’ Festival as part of the 2017 London Chess Classic at Olympia.

 

From Monday 4th to Friday 8th December we will have room for up to 400 children a day.

 

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Festival Entry Form

 

 
 

FIDE Open - guaranteed £22,500 prize fund

Weekday Tournaments - 2 sections

Rapid Tournaments - 4 sections

Super Blitz Open - over £10,000 prize fund

 

All events FIDE rated

 

Held at Olympia Conference Centre,

Hammersmith Rd, Kensington, London, W14 8UX.

 

Note: Please see the full T&C's and Tournament Rules

 

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Plaudits & Letters 2016

Please see our plaudits and letters page we compiled after another fabulous London Chess Classic festival in 2016.


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