The 8th edition of the London Chess Classic is taking place in the Olympia Conference Centre in London from Friday 9th to Sunday 18th December, and despite the absence of the World Champion the 9-round event is even stronger than in 2015. The pairings are a reverse of the Sinquefield Cup 1st round pairings can already be seen below:
The 2016 London Chess Classic starts Friday and features all of the world’s Top 10 apart from Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. The explosive first round will see the biggest grudge match in chess – Kramnik-Topalov – while we also get the key match-up for the 2016 Grand Chess Tour as a whole. Hikaru Nakamura has White against leader Wesley So and is the only person who can stop Wesley from taking the $100,000 overall first prize. We round up all the action ahead.