London Chess Classic Super Sixteen Draw

The draw for the group stages of the London Chess Classic took place on Wednesday 4th December at Ravenscroft Primary School in Newham.

Pupils at the school conducted the draw in the presence of Malcolm Pein and deputy arbiter David Sedgwick.

The players were divided into four pools on the basis of their FIDE Rapidplay ratings, using Standard play ratings for players without Rapidplay Ratings.

Qualifier 1 will be the qualifier with the higher score from the first four rounds of the Open, or the qualifier with the higher rating if both have the same score.

London Chess Classic 2013

One player from each pool was placed into each group and a subsidiary draw determined each player’s position within the group. The outcome was as follows:

Group A:
Luke McShane
Qualifier 1
Michael Adams
Vishy Anand

Group B:
Vladimir Kramnik
Jonathan Rowson
Matthew Sadler
Peter Svidler

Group C:
Boris Gelfand
Gawain Jones
Hikaru Nakamura
Judit Polgar

Group D:
Nigel Short
Fabiano Caruana
Qualifier 2
David Howell

Wednesday 11th December, Round 1:

Group A
Luke McShane – Vishy Anand, Qualifier 1 – Michael Adams

Group B
Vladimir Kramnik – Peter Svidler, Jonathan Rowson – Matthew Sadler

Group C
Boris Gelfand – Judit Polgar, Gawain Jones – Hikaru Nakamura

Group D
Nigel Short – David Howell, Fabiano Caruana – Qualifier 2

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