The London Chess Classic 2011, the strongest tournament in the history of British chess, runs from 3-12 December 2011. The 2800 club makes yet another meeting right after the Tal Memorial and Carlsen, Anand, Aronian, and Kramnik will face each other in a round robin tournament together with Nakamura, Adams, Short, McShane, and Howell.
GM Naiditsch and the Chess Evolution team will join the Chessdom.com commentary for all rounds, while the Chessdom / Chessbomb live games platform will have Houdini analysis of the championship. Official website: www.londonchessclassic.com
London Chess Classic – pairings
London Chess Classic Round one: December 3rd, starting at 14.00
Vladimir Kramnik -Hikaru Nakamura,
Levon Aronian -Luke McShane,
Magnus Carlsen -David Howell,
Michael Adams -Viswanathan Anand.
Nigel Short bye, assisting the commentary
London Chess Classic Round two: December 4th, starting at 14.00
David Howell -Michael Adams,
Luke McShane -Magnus Carlsen,
Hikaru Nakamura -Levon Aronian,
Nigel Short -Vladimir Kramnik.
Viswanathan Anand bye, assisting the commentary
London Chess Classic Round three: December 5th, starting at 14.00
Levon Aronian -Nigel Short,
Magnus Carlsen -Hikaru Nakamura,
Michael Adams -Luke McShane,
Viswanathan Anand -David Howell.
Vladimir Kramnik bye, assisting the commentary
London Chess Classic Round four: December 6th, starting at 16.00
Magnus Carlsen -Vladimir Kramnik,
Michael Adams -Nigel Short,
Viswanathan Anand -Hikaru Nakamura,
David Howell -Luke McShane.
Levon Aronian bye, assisting the commentary
Rest day: December 7th
London Chess Classic Round five: December 8th, starting at 14.00
Hikaru Nakamura -David Howell,
Nigel Short -Viswanathan Anand,
Vladimir Kramnik -Michael Adams,
Levon Aronian -Magnus Carlsen.
Luke McShane bye, assisting the commentary
London Chess Classic Round six: December 9th, starting at 14.00
Michael Adams -Levon Aronian,
Viswanathan Anand -Vladimir Kramnik,
David Howell -Nigel Short,
Luke McShane -Hikaru Nakamura.
Magnus Carlsen bye, assisting the commentary
London Chess Classic Round seven: December 10th, starting at 14.00
Nigel Short -Luke McShane,
Vladimir Kramnik -David Howell,
Levon Aronian -Viswanathan Anand,
Magnus Carlsen -Michael Adams.
Hikaru Nakamura bye, assisting the commentary
London Chess Classic Round eight: December 11th, starting at 14.00
Viswanathan Anand -Magnus Carlsen,
David Howell -Levon Aronian,
Luke McShane -Vladimir Kramnik,
Hikaru Nakamura -Nigel Short.
Michael Adams bye, assisting the commentary
London Chess Classic Round nine: December 12th, starting at 12.00
Luke McShane -Viswanathan Anand,
Hikaru Nakamura -Michael Adams,
Nigel Short -Magnus Carlsen,
Vladimir Kramnik -Levon Aronian.
David Howell bye, assisting the commentary