Drawing of lots and pairings info
Round 1 pairings
Short – Kramnik
McShane – Carlsen
Adams – Howell
Anand – Nakamura
The London Chess Classic 2010 will take place 8th-15th December, 2010, in Olympia Center, London. Heading the line-up are the world chess champion, Viswanathan Anand from India, the number one in live ratings Magnus Carlsen from Norway, and Anand’s immediate predecessor as champion, Vladimir Kramnik from Russia. Completing the field are former US Champion Hikaru Nakamura, Michael Adams, Nigel Short and Britain’s two most promising young grandmasters, Luke McShane 26, and David Howell, who like Carlsen will be just 20 at the start of the tournament.
The press conference and drawing of lots will take place at midday on Tuesday 7th December. The tournament will be a 7 days round robin, where each plays each. The prize fund is 118 000 eur and is distributed like this : 1st 50000 Euros, 2nd 25000 Euros, 3rd 15000 Euros, 4th 10000 Euros, 5th 10000 Euros, 6th 8000 Euros. Tiebreak in the final standings will be decided by 1) Number of games with Black. 2) Number of wins with Black. 3) Number of wins. 4) Result of the individual game between the tied players. In the unlikely event that there is still a tie then: 4) 2 x 15 minute games + 2 seconds per move. 5) Armageddon game: 6 minutes+2 seconds v 5 minutes+ 2 seconds with draw odds for Black. If there is a tie involving more than two players then the Rapid games will be conducted as a double round all play all.
Update: Darwing of lots produced the following:
2 McShane 2
6 David Howell
All pairings will be available in the early afternoon. Round 1 is tomorrow, December 8th, at 15:00 CET. Stay tuned for live games with analysis daily on Chessdom.com!