London Chess Classic

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The London Chess Classic is the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour. Apart from the Sinquefield Cup, the London Classic is the only other classical event in the GCT and also carries a $300,000 prize fund. Wesley So's admirable performance in the 2016 edition earned him top honors and a $300,000 year from the GCT. He will certainly be looking to repeat his performance again this year.

Since 2009, the London Chess Classic has been dominated by World Champion Magnus Carlsen, winning four of the eight editions. Former World Champions Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik and American super-GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So each won once.

DATES November 29 - December 11, 2017
LOCATION Olympia Conference Center
FORMAT 10-Player Round Robin
PRIZE FUND $300,000
COMMENTATORS Learn about our live broadcast and audience commentators.
SPECTATORS Details coming soon!
London Chess Classic

London Chess Classic 2016

Wednesday, November 29 Community Day
Thursday, November 30 Community Day
Friday, December 1 Round 1
Saturday, December 2 Round 2
Sunday, December 3 Round 3
Monday, December 4 Round 4
Tuesday, December 5 Round 5
Wednesday, December 6 Rest Day
Thursday, December 7 Round 6
Friday, December 8 Round 7
Saturday, December 9 Round 8
Sunday, December 10 Round 9 
  Playoff (if necessary)
  Closing Ceremony
Monday, December 11 Departure

* Dates and times subject to change.

London Chess Classic Prize Fund

1st $75,000 6th $20,000
2nd $50,000 7th $15,000
3rd $40,000 8th $15,000
4th $30,000 9th $15,000
5th $25,000 10th $15,000
Total Prize Fund $300,000

Live Spectator Accommodations

Details on spectator accommodations coming soon.