Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London


Dates for the 2016 London Chess Classic




LCC 2015 and GCT 2015 winner Magnus Carlsen

The 2016 London Chess Classic will be the eighth edition of the World's most prestigious Chess Tournament and will climax the 2016 Grand Chess Tour.


The winning formula of elite 10 player all play all, chess festival, conference and free school events will take place once again. The GCT players and wild cards will be announced in early March.


The 8th London Chess Classic will attract players of all levels to London as well as chess educators, spectators, and children just beginning to learn the game. I hope that by publicising the dates to the chess world over nine months in advance, other organisers of chess events will be able to avoid a clash of dates which would not be in the interests of the top players and the chess public at large.


The London Chess Classic will begin with the Pro-Biz cup on Thursday, December 8th with round one beginning the following day. The tournament concludes on Sunday 18 December.


The full schedule is as follows:


Wednesday 7 December Arrival of Players
Thursday 8 December Pro-Biz Cup
Friday 9 December Round 1
Saturday 10 December Round 2
Sunday 11 December Round 3
Monday 12 December Round 4
Tuesday 13 December Round 5
Wednesday 14 December REST DAY
Thursday 15 December Round 6
Friday 16 December Round 7
Saturday 17 December Round 8
Sunday 18 December Round 9
Monday 19 December Closing Dinner and Prize giving

For more information, visit www.londonchessclassic.com or follow us @london_chess


Contact: Fiona Steil-Antoni |  


Malcolm Pein

Tournament Director


The London Chess Classic supports Chess in Schools and Communities.






2016 London Chess Classic

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