London Chess Classic 3rd-12th December 2021

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London Chess Classic 3rd-12th December 2021

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:45 pm

"CSC are pleased to announce the 12th LCC - December 3rd-12th at new venue. Includes schools programme, English GM tournament; 6 player elite Scheveningen Simuls; Evening blitz plus commentary on the World Championship in Dubai. More info next week"

https://twitter.com/london_chess/status ... 2601582595

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Re: London Chess Classic 3rd-12th December 2021

Post by Wadih Khoury » Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:33 pm

What would a Scheveningen simul look like? I understand both terms in isolation but not combined.

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Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:05 pm

Wadih Khoury wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:33 pm
What would a Scheveningen simul look like? I understand both terms in isolation but not combined.
I didn't understand either, so I enquired.

I am reliably informed that there is a missing semi-colon in the tweet. There is a 6 player elite Scheveningen and there are Simuls.

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Re: London Chess Classic 3rd-12th December 2021

Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:09 pm

Are there any plans for rapid or weekend events? I guess it depends on the venue...
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Re: London Chess Classic 3rd-12th December 2021

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:53 am

The latest chessmoves has more details
The Classic returns!

Tim Wall, LCC Press Officer, writes ... Chess in Schools and Communities is happy to announce that the London Chess Classic will be going ahead this year, with a varied programme of events taking place from 3-12 December at the Cavendish Centre in central London. Due to Covid concerns, there will be smaller numbers of participants than usual, and events will be on a ticketed-only basis.
The centrepiece will be an England vs Rest of the World match, with Michael Adams, Luke McShane
and Gawain Jones against a RoW team including Nikolai Vitiugov and Boris Gelfand.

At the other end of the chess-playing spectrum, there will be the traditional London Chess Classic
events for invited groups of CSC schoolchildren from around the country, with up to 100 children
attending on any particular day.

Then there will be a 10-player English Rapidplay Championship (11-12 December), featuring several
Grandmasters, a 10-player English Women’s Rapidplay Championship (4-5 December), and an all-star commentary team (Nigel Short, Matthew Sadler & Natasha Regan, Stuart Conquest, and Chris Ward) providing free live online coverage of all the events as well as on the Magnus v Nepo World
Championship match.

There are also plans to include a blitz tournament and other events. Further details from Monday
14.11.21 at www.londonchessclassic.com

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Re: London Chess Classic 3rd-12th December 2021

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:59 pm

Just a little more detail on the venue which is Cavendish Conference Centre next door to Oxford Circus Underground station.

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Re: London Chess Classic 3rd-12th December 2021

Post by James Toon » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:57 am

The Classic returns!

Tim Wall, LCC Press Officer, writes ...

There are also plans to include a blitz tournament and other events. Further details from Monday
14.11.21 at www.londonchessclassic.com
I find it strange that a major chess event is due to start in London in less than two weeks' time and yet no information on the event is available apart from a press release by the LCC Press Officer.

Those who want to take part but are neither professionals nor children will be interested in the reference to a blitz tournament and other events, but the details promised by the LCC for 14 November have not appeared.

I don't have contact details for the LCC Press Officer. I wonder if he could be prevailed upon to reveal some more information.

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Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:19 am

James, your plea has been answered: http://www.londonchessclassic.com/

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Re: London Chess Classic 3rd-12th December 2021

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:05 am

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:19 am
James, your plea has been answered: http://www.londonchessclassic.com/
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Re: London Chess Classic 3rd-12th December 2021

Post by James Toon » Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:18 am

Thanks. I can see details of the blitz competitions. There doesn't seem to be a standardplay tournament which is open to everyone.

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Post by Mick Norris » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:16 am

TWIC
The main event is an England vs the Rest of the World Scheveningen match between England’s Michael Adams, Luke McShane and Gawain Jones and a Rest of the World Team of Boris Gelfand, Nikita Vitiugov and Maxime Lagarde over 6 rounds
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Re: London Chess Classic 3rd-12th December 2021

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:16 am

James Toon wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:18 am
There doesn't seem to be a standardplay tournament which is open to everyone.
There isn't. Aside from the Simuls, Blitz tournaments and the school events during the day it's an event only for spectators. There's also invitational rapidplays, ten player APAs for invited top male and female players with commentary on both those, the England match and the World Championship match.

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Re: London Chess Classic 3rd-12th December 2021

Post by Tim Spanton » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:36 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:16 am
James Toon wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:18 am
There doesn't seem to be a standardplay tournament which is open to everyone.
There isn't. Aside from the Simuls, Blitz tournaments and the school events during the day it's an event only for spectators. There's also invitational rapidplays, ten player APAs for invited top male and female players with commentary on both those, the England match and the World Championship match.
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