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. Micky Adams 6. Viswanathan Anand 7. Davey Howel l8. Luke McShane 9. Hikaru Nakamura.
Тhe pairings for the first round:
Kramnik — Nakamura
Aronian — McShane
Carlsen — Howell
Adams — Anand
One of the players fred have a bye in each round and fred make commentary for the games. The first to do so is Nigel Short.