Hikaru Nakamura Became The Last Participant Of London Chess Classic Tournament Which Will Take Place In December

Время публикации: 26.08.2012 02:01 | Последнее обновление: 26.08.2012 02:04

Finally the list of participants of the fourth London Chess Classic Supertournament is now open to public. One round robin tournament will take place in December (1-10) between Magnus Carlsen, Vishvanatan Anand, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Judit Polgar, Michael Adams, Luke J McShane, Gawain Jones and Hikaru Nakamura. The current US champion joined the other players last.


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  • Malcolm Pein, the tournament director of the London Chess Classic festival, has announced five participants of the main tournament for 2014 in his Twitter, namely:

    Fabiano CARUANA
    Viswanathan ANAND
    Hikaru NAKAMURA

    Vladimir KRAMNIK
    Michael ADAMS.

  • Another player will take part in London’s supertournament which will tale place in December. It’s Luke J McShane. So at the moment the list of participants has three players from Great Britain, the first four world’s top boards, Judit Polgar. The organizers keep the list in secret, telling the names one by one. For the moment there are still two names waiting to be announced.

  • London Chess Classic has a new - 4th participant. Gawain Jones, the winner of the 99th British Championship, enters the competition. Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aroian, Vladimir Kramnik, Michael Adams and Judit Polgar have already confirmed their participation. 

    The official website of the festival published the schedule of all the tournaments. The main competition will be held from December 1st to 10th. 

  • The line-up of the main London Chess Classic event is fully known: 5 recently announced super-GMs (Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Kramnik, Michael Adams) will be joined by Anish Giri who is ranked No.7 in the Live Chess Ratings list. The single round-robin tournament will take place in London on December 10-14, 2014.

  • Jan Nepomniachtchi was denied UK  visa    

  • The pairings for the round-robin London Chess Classic which starts from Saturday 3rd December had been announced. The players drew following numbers: 1. Nigel Short 2. Vladimir Kramnik 3. Levon Aronian 4. Magnus Carlsen 5. Michael Adams 6. Viswanathan Anand 7. David Howel l8. Luke McShane 9. Hikaru Nakamura.

  • The drawing for London Chess Classic, which is a rapid competition this year, has been done. 16 participants are divide into 4 groups, two from each will qualify in a round-robin, then eight players will continue fight in knock-out. Time control is 25+10.

    The drawing:

  • The organisers have already held the draw for the supertournament London Chess Classic. The results were published on the official website today. Thus, the participants can already start preparations, as long as they know their rivals and the color they will have. Pairings for Round 1: McShane - Carlsen, Aronian - Nakamura, Kramnik - Polgar, Jones - Adams.

  • The official website of the London Chess Classic reports that Levon Aronian became the third GM to confirm his participation in the super-tournament  which will take place in the capital of England from December 1st to December 10th 2012.

  • The organizers of the traditional London Chess Classic announced this year's competition will switch to rapid chess. It is planned to take place from December 11 to 15; the decision was made because of two factors: the world championship match finishes shortly before (November 26) the rapid tournament will start, while team championship is scheduled to end on December 6, so most of the potential participants might not be "much into classical chess."