Festival Entries

See lists of entries received so far with regular updates to follow.

London Chess Classic Schools’ Events


Chess in Schools and Communities will be running a week-long Schools’ Festival as part of the 2018 London Chess Classic at Olympia London from Monday 10th to Friday 14th December.


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Press Release 2 | 14 September 2018


Just days after the end of his World Championship match in London against Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana will be pitting his wits against Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the Grand Chess Tour Finals at the London Chess Classic, which this year will be a four-player knockout supported by our new sponsor the Lohia Foundation.



The big question is: After going 12 rounds with Magnus, just how will Fabi fare against some of the most dangerous hitmen in world chess?


Will he be buoyed by victory or desperate to take out the pain of defeat on his rivals? ... read more.

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Press Release 1 | 23 August 2018


Join us at the epicentre of world chess – for a very special 10th London Chess Classic from December 9-16, 2018.


With London hosting what promises to be an epic Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana World Championship match in November, just days later chess aficionados are in for a double treat with the exciting finale of the Grand Chess Tour being fought out at the London Chess Classic, in a knockout format for the first time and with $300,000 at stake.


The semi-final battles, which will feature the 4 top players from the Grand Chess Tour qualifying events in Paris, Leuven and St. Louis, will be hosted by the pioneering artificial intelligence company, DeepMind, at Google’s London headquarters. Then the action moves to the London Chess Classic’s traditional venue, Olympia London, for the final ... read more.




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Jon Speelman Simultaneous



Grandmaster Jon Speelman will give a simultaneous display in the Olympia London foyer over 20 boards at the London Chess Classic on Saturday 15th December, 11.00-13.00.


Jon is a famed chessboard maverick, a former World Number 4 and World Championship semi-finalist.


All proceeds will help support the charity Chess in Schools & Communities.


This event will be popular so BOOK your place now!

John Nunn Simultaneous



Grandmaster John Nunn will give a 20 board simultaneous display in the Olympia London foyer at the London Chess Classic on Sunday 16th December, 11.00-13.00.


John is a famed author, problem-solving World Champion and former top-ten player.


All proceeds will help support the charity Chess in Schools & Communities.


This event will be popular so BOOK your place now!



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FIDE Open - Sunday 9 to Sunday 16 December

5-Day Classic - 2 sections, Sun 9 to Thurs 13 Dec

Weekend Classic - 4 sections, Fri 14 to Sun 16 Dec


All events FIDE rated


Held at Olympia London,

Hammersmith Rd, Kensington, London, W14 8UX.


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





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