Announcing the 2023 London Chess Classic

Chess in Schools and Communities are proud to announce that the London Chess Classic will return to the capital this December for its thirteenth edition. The London Chess Classic will be a ten-player all-play-all with nine Super Grandmasters, including the rising star of Indian chess, Dommaraju Gukesh ranked world number 12, and the American Hans Niemann, whose sensational victory over the then world champion Magnus Carlsen sent the chess world into turmoil. 

The event takes place in central London from Friday 1st December to Sunday 10th December. The tournament is not open to the public, but all the action from the tournament will be broadcast live online via

The ten players competing are: GM Dommaraju Gukesh (India) 2746; GM Nikita Vitiugov (England) 2712; GM Amin Tabatabaei (Iran) 2694; GM Michael Adams; (England) 2670; GM Andrei Volokitin (Ukraine) 2660; GM Hans Niemann (USA) 2659; GM Mateusz Bartel (Poland) 2651; GM Jules Moussard (France) 2639; GM Luke McShane (England) 2626; IM Shreyas Royal (England) 2404