London Chess Classic - Pairings

The pairings for the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour are announced.


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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 Chess Tour. 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 prize fund.

Weekend Tournaments - 4 sections: Open, U2050, U1825 & U1600.

Weekday Tournaments - 2 sections: FIDE U2050 & U1750.

Super Rapidplay Open - over £19,000 prize fund.


All events held at Olympia Conference Centre, London W14 8UX.


More about the festival events and online entry links.




The 4th Chess Conference on Dec 10-11 will focus on 'The Didactics of Chess'.

8th London Chess Classic - Press Release 2

23 August 2016


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 Adams.



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.


Full Press Release | 23 Aug


London Chess Classic 2016

22.2.16 - I am delighted to announce that the 2016 London Chess Classic will take place in December.



This 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.


Press Release | 22 Feb


Malcolm Pein

Director London Chess Classic



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