Monday, 6 December 2010

London Chess Classic 2010

The London Chess Classic starts in a couple of days. The drawing of lots will take place on the 7th with the tournament starting on the 8th. Once again it will be an very strong event, with an average strength of 2729. Repeating last years format the field consists of 4 English GM's and 4 very strong non-English GM's. This year sees Viswanathan Anand take part, and the mini round robin between Anand, Carlsen and Kramnik will probably the highlight of the tournament.
Alongside the Classic are a number of other events, including a big open swiss, and an invitational womens event. Taking part on this event are Shannon Oliver (from Canberra) and Natasha Fairley from New Zealand.
Full details of the tournaments including live coverage, can be found at the tournament home page.

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