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2nd London Chess Classic

2nd London Chess Classic

jimthemagic
Nov 17, 2010, 3:42 AM 3

The Classic is a 7 round all-play-all so the pairings for all games will be known immediately following the drawing of lots.

Format: 8 players and all play all. Seven rounds.

Category: The event is currently Category 20 and 2700+ and quite close to 2730 (actual 2729).

Rules: Classical time control like Linares. 40/2, 20/1, g/15'+30". Sofia Rules.

 

Name

Title

Country

Rating (Nov 2010)

World Rnk Nov

Date of Birth

Anand, Viswanathan

world champion

IND

2804

1

11.12.1969

Carlsen, Magnus

grandmaster

NOR

2802

2

30.11.1990

Kramnik, Vladimir

ex-world champion

RUS

2791

4

25.06.1975

Nakamura, Hikaru

grandmaster

USA

2741

15

09.12.1987

Adams, Michael

grandmaster

ENG

2723

22

17.11.1971

Short, Nigel

grandmaster

ENG

2680

58

01.06.1965

McShane, Luke

grandmaster

ENG

2645

100

07.01.1984

Howell, David

grandmaster

ENG

2611

178

14.11.1990

Prize fund: 145,000 Euros before tax. An increase of 25,000 Euros.

6 main prizes: 1st 50000 Euros, 2nd 25000 Euros, 3rd 15000 Euros, 4th 10000 Euros, 5th 10000 Euros, 6th 8000 Euros

Total: 118,000 Euros.

7 x Daily Best Game prizes of 1,000 Euros = 7,000 Euros. These will be voted on by the public.

A winners’ pool of 20,000 Euros for each game won. For example if there are twenty decisive games then the prize will be 1000 Euros per win.

Prize fund breakdown

118,000 + 7,000 + 20,000 = 145,000 Euros.

Tie Breaks: In order of priority. 1) Number of games with Black. 2) Number of wins with Black. 3) Number of wins. 4) Result of the individual game between the tied players. In the unlikely event that there is still a tie then: 4) 2 x 15 minute games + 2 seconds per move. 5) Armageddon game: 6 minutes + 2 seconds v 5 minutes + 2 seconds with draw odds for Black. If there is a tie involving more than two players then the Rapid games will be conducted as a double round all play all.

Webpage: http://www.londonchessclassic.com/

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