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London Chess Classic Rounds 3, 4 and 5 reports

– from John Saunders

Round 3 – report | PGN | photos — Round 4 – report | PGN | photos — Round 5 – report | PGN | photos

Website – | Ray Morris-Hill photography –

London Chess Classic Round 2 report

– from John Saunders

Round 2 results (3-1-0 scoring system) were — Anand 1-1 (draw) Caruana, Kramnik 3-0 Nakamura (win for White) and Giri 3-0 Adams (win for White). The second game of the Jones-Edouard match was drawn, so the match score is currently Jones 1½-½ Edouard.

Photos by Ray Morris-Hill of today’s and yesterday’s […]

London Chess Classic Round 1 report

– from John Saunders

Round 1 results (using 3-1-0 scoring): Nakamura 1-1 Giri, Kramnik 1-1 Anand, Adams 3-0 Caruana. Gawain Jones beat Romain Edouard in the first of their six-game challenge match …

For a full report click here Photographs – John Saunders 1 | John Saunders 2 | John Saunders 3 | Ray Morris-Hill […]

Challenge Match – Gawain Jones v Romain Édouard

– from David Openshaw, ECF International Director

Today (10/12/14) sees the first game of the Brambles Administration Challenge match between Gawain Jones and Romain Édouard (France), two young Grandmasters who are both in the World’s Top 100.

This is an ECF initiative to give our younger players some additional experience against strong opposition and […]

London Chess Classic – Pro Biz Cup, Transatlantic Schools Match

Day four of the London Chess Classic featured various various events, involving the super-GMs in a novelty event, schoolchildren playing a transatlantic match with schools in Florida, USA, and the second round of the festival events, includings the FIDE Open.

Eight super-GMs, including all six of the London Classic players, plus Nigel Short and Gawain […]

London Classic Elite Blitz

The London Classic Elite Blitz was held on the evening of 8 December 2014 in the auditorium of the Olympia Conference Centre, with all six elite entrants to the London Classic proper taking part in a double-cycle round-robin to decide the draw order for the main tournament.

The tournament (which was scored on the 3-1-0 […]

London Chess Classic: Super Rapidplay Open

Press Release – Rounds 1 – 5 | Press Release – Rounds 6 – 10

Photographs of the action are available online for download here:

Reports and pictures by John Saunders

London Classic: Super Rapidplay Open, 6-7 December


This year’s London Chess Classic offers a unique opportunity for a few amateur players to experience what it’s like to face a legend of the game in a genuine one-to-one tournament game.

Before the superstars cross swords with each other (10-14 December), the ‘Super Six’ are going to take part in […]