Book your place at the 2018 London Chess Classic: Enter online today!

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.


Daily and Season Tickets for spectators at all the London Chess Classic games will be on sale very soon at


From today, you can enter online for all the events held at Olympia London. There’s a total of £24,000 in prizes:


  • FIDE Open (December 9-16), offering GM and IM norm opportunities:

  • 5-Day Classic events:

  • Weekend Classic events:


There will also be the traditional simultaneous displays, chess teacher training courses and much, much more. So, whether you’re a Grandmaster, an enthusiast or a future World Champion, you’re welcome!


And remember: Enter by October 22 for the best Early Bird discounts!


For more information about the London Chess Classic, contact our team at: [email protected]

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Follow us on Twitter: @london_chess


Tim Wall, @London_Chess, press officer, London Chess Classic



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