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Friday, September 27, 2013

London Chess Classic 2013: Online Entry for Festival Events Now Open

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hi everyone, 

Chess in Schools and Communities is delighted to announce that online entries are now open for the UK's largest chess festival. The 5th London Chess Classic will run Saturday 7th - Sunday 15th December 2013. The marquee event is the ‘Super Sixteen’ Rapidplay featuring the World’s Elite and the Best of British. The festival also has events for all abilities and ages, with over £18,000 in prize money. 

In addition, there are blitz tournaments and Grandmaster simultaneous displays with former British Champions Julian Hodgson, John Nunn and Jon Speelman.

FIDE Open (9 round Swiss event)
Saturday 7th - Sunday 15th December (with a guaranteed £10,500 prize fund and the top two after 4 rounds going into the Super Sixteen) Ten Grandmasters and six International Masters have already entered the FIDE Open, including the following five super-GMs:

Matuesz Bartel: 2635
Sabino Brunello: 2617
Viorel Iordachescu: 2609
Robin Van Kampen: 2606
Jon Ludvig Hammer: 2605

Weekday Tournaments (5 round Swiss events)

Weekday Classic FIDE U2000: Monday 9th - Friday 13th December

Weekday Classic ECF U135: Monday 9th - Friday 13th December

Weekend Tournaments (5 round Swiss events)

Weekend Classic A (Open, U170, U145, U120): Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th December

Weekend Classic B (Open, U2000, U1800, U120): Friday 13th - Sunday 15th December

Rapidplay Tournaments (6 round Swiss events)

English Junior Rapidplay: Saturday 7th December

Classic Rapidplay A: Sunday 8th December (FIDE Rated)

Classic Rapidplay B: Saturday 14th December (FIDE Rated)

Classic Rapidplay C: Sunday 15th December (FIDE Rated)

All events will be held at the Olympia Conference Centre, Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 8UX.

Official tournament website:

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