are now available for the
biggest-money chess showdown
of 2019 –
The $350,000 London Chess
Classic: Grand Chess Tour
Finals – and spectators
will be flocking to see
World Champion Magnus
Carlsen back in action at
London’s Olympia Conference
Centre on December 2-8.
Magnus is – sensationally – already mathematically qualified
for the four-way Knockout after setting a blistering pace in the 2019
Tour. With two qualifying events to go – Superbet in Bucharest (Nov. 6-10) &
Tata Steel in Kolkata (Nov. 22-26) – he is way out in front with 54.5 points,
well ahead of his nearest rivals Ding Liren (37.8) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Who will join the World No. 1 in London for the thrilling
combined contest of Standard Play, Rapid and Blitz is still up for grabs – also
in the hunt are Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakin (all on
Tour – now expanded to seven countries, including events in Cote D’Ivoire,
Croatia, Paris, St. Louis, Bucharest, Kolkata and London – has seen the
super-strong field of 12 elite players criss-cross the globe as they fight over
a combined $1.75 million prize fund.
The winner of the
London Chess Classic: Grand Chess Tour Finals will take home the first prize
of $150,000, while the runner-up will receive $100,000 and the third and fourth
place players $60,000 and $40,000, respectively.
Monday December 2 & Tuesday December 3 for Standard Play Games
1 & 2;
Wednesday December 4 for Rapid & Blitz (plus Playoffs if
FINAL & 3RD PLACE PLAYOFF
Friday December 6 & Saturday December 7 for Standard Play;
Sunday December 8 for Rapid & Blitz (plus Playoffs if
On December 2, 3, 4 and 6 (weekdays) play starts at 16:00. On
December 7-8 (weekend), play starts at 14:00.
Ringside seats for the Grand Chess Tour Finals are now on sale
via our dedicated online
LCC Box Office.
Season Pass (superb value at £80 – a discount of £70) provides spectators
superb access to all events for the duration of the London Chess Classic: Grand
Chess Tour Finals, including the LCC/GCT Playing Theatre and all Festival
tournaments and special events in the other playing halls and large foyer, from
Day Tickets for the Semi-Finals and Final (also providing access to the
Playing Theatre and all other Festival events, as with the Season Pass) are on
sale for £25 a day each.
As part of the London Chess Classic’s support for
women’s chess and junior chess, tickets for women and Under 25s resident in the
UK are FREE (Under 16s should be accompanied by a paying or registered adult).