Anand, Carlsen, Aronian and Kramnik will play in London in December


Today, details about the third London Chess Classic tournament, which will be held in December this year became known. Levon Aronian will join the three traditional elite players: Anand, Kramnik and Carlsen. Along with Nakamura they form the five players of the top-6 of the current world-ranking list. Michael Adams, Nigel Short and David Howell will represent the host country. In total, there will be nine players (not eight, as in previous years).

In each round, there will be one player, who is not playing any games, his duties will include commenting the current parties for the spectators in the hall and in the Internet.

In addition to the round robin tournament, there will be will be open, and blitz tournaments. It is expected that within five days nearly a thousand of children will be able to get free lessons from the grandmasters, masters and coaches.

The festival takes place from December 3 to 12.

This was reported by Mark Crowther on the site The Week In Chess.