The London Chess Classic 2015 takes place from December 4th to 13th, at the traditional venue of Kensington Olympia.
Here is the schedule (time in EST):
|Friday 4th||Round 1||11AM|
|Saurday 5th||Round 2||9AM|
|Sunday 6th||Round 3||9AM|
|Monday 7th||Round 4||11AM|
|Tuesday 8th||Round 5||11AM|
|Wednesday 9th||REST DAY|
|Thursday 10th||Round 6||11AM|
|Friday 11th||Round 7||11AM|
|Saturday 12th||Round 8||9AM|
|Sunday 13th||Round 9||9AM|
The Internet Chess Club is covering the event with LIVE commentary and Game OF the Day Service.
There will be the usual TRIVIA contests online and the "Guess The Move" contest.
And we're going to add some amazing prizes for this event!
But there is more: the member who will guess the most results over the whole tournament, gets a 1-year full membership!
The London chess classic is the third and final leg of the Grand Chess Tour, a sort of grand slam of chess.
Three of the most important tournaments' organizators have put their offorts together to create this super-GM circuit: Norway Chess, Sinquefield Cup and London Classic.
The Grand Chess tour Standings are:
Each tournament gives points to the players, depending on their final position:
Nine of the top players have accepted to participate in all the three events, and the 10th player is choosen by the organizers of the single tournament.
In London, England number one GM Michael Adams is the "wild-card".
|Mark Crowther||GM Jon Speelman|
|GM David Smerdon||GM Gata Kamsky|
|IM Christof Sielecki||GM Lars Bo Hansen|
|GM Pablo Zarnicki||GM Max Dlugy|
|GM Ronen Har-Zvi||GM Var Akobian|
|IM Christof Sielecki||GM GM Joel Benjamin|
|GM Alex Yermolinsky||GM Larry Christiansen|
|GM Ronen Har-Zvi||GM Alex Yermolinsky|
|GM Lars Bo Hansen||GM John Fedorowicz|