Chess for All: Sign up for Festival & Schools Events now!

Press Release 1 | 11 October 2019


Everyone from schoolchildren to chess enthusiasts and Grandmasters are welcome at the 11th edition of the London Chess Classic (November 29-December 8, 2019) as entries open for a wide range of inclusive Festival events. There’s a total of £27,000 at stake in the FIDE Open, Super Blitz, weekend and weekday standard play events, and weekend rapidplays.



The 10-day London Chess Classic takes place at its traditional venue, Olympia Conference Centre, alongside the Grand Chess Tour Finals – where four of the world’s very top players play in a knockout format to decide the fate of $350,000.


A special focus on promoting women’s and girls’ chess will be a key theme this year, with highlights including the brand-new English Open Women and Girls Rapidplay Championship (December 7), and the ‘Chess and Female Empowerment’ Conference (Nov 30-Dec 1).


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London Chess Classic Schools’ Events



Chess in Schools and Communities will again be running a week-long Schools’ Festival as part of the 2019 London Chess Classic.


All events will take place at Olympia London from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th December.


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Book your place ONLINE now!

The London Chess Classic is organised by Chess in Schools and Communities, a UK charity which promotes the educational and social benefits of chess. Players can register their Tournament entry and/or as a spectator for the Grand Tour Final, below.



Season Pass or Day Ticket





Registration Open


Festival Entry Form 2019




Weekend Tournaments: 4 sections

Weekday Tournaments: 2 sections

Weekend Rapidplay: 4 sections

English Women & Girls Rapidplay Ch'ship

Super Blitz Open


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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