2nd London Chess Classic
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.
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.