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London Chess Classic 2016

London Chess Classic 2016

The 2016 London Chess Classic will be the eighth edition of the World’s most prestigious Chess Tournament and will climax the 2016 Grand Chess Tour.

The winning formula of elite 10 player all play all, chess festival, conference and free school events will take place once again. The GCT players and wild cards will be announced in early March.

The 8th London Chess Classic will attract players of all levels to London as well as chess educators, spectators, and children just beginning to learn the game. I hope that by publicising the dates to the chess world over nine months in advance, other organisers of chess events will be able to avoid a clash of dates which would not be in the interests of the top players and the chess public at large.

The London Chess Classic will begin with the Pro-Biz cup on Thursday, December 8th with round one beginning the following day. The tournament concludes on Sunday 18 December.

LCC 2015 and GCT 2015 winner Magnus CarlsenThe full schedule is as follows:

Wednesday 7 December – Arrival of Players
Thursday 8 December – Pro-Biz Cup
Friday 9 December – Round 1
Saturday 10 December – Round 2
Sunday 11 December – Round 3
Monday 12 December – Round 4
Tuesday 13 December – Round 5
Wednesday 14 December – REST DAY
Thursday 15 December – Round 6
Friday 16 December – Round 7
Saturday 17 December – Round 8
Sunday 18 December – Round 9
Monday 19 December – Closing Dinner and Prize giving

For more information, visit or follow @london_chess

Malcolm Pein
Tournament Director

The London Chess Classic supports Chess in Schools and Communities.

Contact: Fiona Steil-Antoni

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