London Chess Classic 2019

London Chess Classic 2019

London Chess Classic

LCC 2019 Entries Open

Book your place at the 2019 London Chess Classic: Enter online today!

Everyone from schoolchildren to chess enthusiasts and Grandmasters are welcome at the 11th edition of the London Chess Classic (November 29 – December 8, 2019) as entries open for a wide range of inclusive Festival events. There’s a total of £27,000 at stake in the FIDE Open, Super Blitz, weekend and weekday standard play events, and weekend rapidplays.

The 10-day London Chess Classic takes place at its traditional venue, Olympia Conference Centre, alongside the superstars of the Grand Chess Tour Finals – where four of the world’s very top players play in a knockout format to decide the fate of $350,000. A special focus on promoting women’s and girls’ chess will be a key theme this year, with highlights including the brand-new English Open Women and Girls Rapidplay Championship (December 7), and the “Chess and Female Empowerment” Conference (November 30 – December 1).

As in previous years, the London Chess Classic’s commitment to supporting young people and female players is again centre stage, with free entry to women and girl players, and to all under 25s UK resident.
Our most welcome guests at Olympia are the stars of tomorrow – the 2,500 primary and secondary-age schoolchildren from across the UK who come to take part in our famous Olympia Chess Fun Days, complete with expert training, fun competitions and Meet the Grandmasters Show.
All schools taking part in Chess in Schools and Communities programmes are welcome to send a delegation – so please register here to ensure your school’s place!

Players can book their tickets online here (click on the links below):
The star-studded FIDE Open (November 29 – December 6) with a prize fund of £14,000;
The inaugural English Open Women and Girls Rapidplay Championship (December 7);
The popular Super Blitz Open (December 8) – where Grandmasters and all-comers battle it out for a total of £6,000 in a nerve-wracking display of skill and speed;
4 Weekend Rapidplay events: Open U-2050 U-1825 & U-1600 (December 7);
4 Weekend Standard Play events: Open U-2050 U-1825 & U-1600 (November 29 – December 1);
2 Weekday Standard Play events: U-2050 & U-1750 (December 2 – 6).
So, whatever your yen – standard-play, rapidplay or blitz – there are events to suit everyone! To take advantage of the best Early Bird discounts, enter by October 27.
A pdf version of the complete London Chess Classic entry form can be downloaded here.

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Press release


Chess Projects hereby intends to protect its image and the professionalism of its staff and producer Valeria Ferrara who worked for us, helping to carry out the streaming of the matches and the management of the liveviewer in the last two editions of the 2017 and 2018 editions of the Italian Team Championship, emphasizing that it has no connection with what has been made in the one currently in progress.

Our logo linked to the transmission present on Chess24 is used, presumably due to an error, without our authorization.
We are providing to ask the person responsible for the prompt elimination.

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Carlsen – Caruana: fashion world battles on 64 squares of chess board

Fabiano Caruana

The American-Italian Fabiano Caruana, current number 2 of the international chess ranking and next challenger for the chess world championship that will take place next November in London, could do so by dressing an Italian brand.

Fabiano Caruana
Fabiano Caruana

According to what was recently published by an American newspaper, the American brand Thom Browne has made an offer to Caruana to officially dress it with their brand (link:

What many may not know is that the Italian group “Ermenegildo Zegna“, a world leader in luxury men’s clothing, has recently acquired 85% of the Thom Browne brand, thus becoming its majority shareholder (link:

So here in an unusual development of the events Fabiano Caruana “the Harry Potter of chess” with double Italian-American passport, after having left in the summer of 2016 the Italian Chess Federation to play with the USA Team and win its first Olympics chess in Baku / Azerbaijan in September 2016, comes back now to be testimonial of Italy thanks to Italian fashion.

Liv Tyler / Magnus Carlsen per G Star-Raw
Liv Tyler / Magnus Carlsen per G Star-Raw

Caruana is currently again engaged as a top player and the first US Team official chess at the 43rd Chess Olympics taking place in Batumi, Georgia, from September 23rd to October 6th.

The US won all three first matches played in the Olympics and yesterday Caruana defeated the former Indian world champion Vishnathan “Vishy” Anand leading the United States to victory against the strong Indian team number 5.

Will it be enough for Fabiano Caruana, next November at the World Chess Championship, his undoubted chess talent and the elegance guaranteed by the brand Thom Browne / Ermenegildo Zegna to defeat the current champion, Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen?

Magnus Carlsen, a young Norwegian talent of 26 years, has long been a testimonial of the G Star-Raw brand with whom he also made a photographic campaign in New York City with the actress and model Liv Tyler.

As in 1972 in the world match of Rejkjavik (Iceland) between Fischer and Spassky the answer will arrive on the 64 squares of the board.

Matteo Zoldan

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Finale del Campionato Italiano a Squadre Master 2018 della FSI su Chess24


Gentili Scacchisti e Appassionati del Nobil Giuoco,

vi segnaliamo che la Finale del Campionato Italiano a Squadre Master 2018 della FSI, in svolgimento presso l’Ecoresort Le Sirenè di Gallipoli (Le) dal 26 aprile al 01 maggio, sarà diffuso per il secondo anno consecutivo su prestigioso portale scacchistico Chess24.

La diretta giornaliera sarà arricchita’ dai commenti in inglese del IM Oscar Wiekzorek, della WIM Cecile Haussernot e del MF Roberto Costantini e da quelli in italiano del MF Claudio Negrini, del MF Roberto Costantini e del M Ludwig Rettore.

La produzione dell’evento è di Chess Projects con responsabile media e produzione Valeria Ferrara e Federico Zermian, grazie anche al supporto tecnico di Scacchi Randagi.

Tutte le info nell’area dedicata al CIS 2018 del sito di Chess Projects:

Vi aspettiamo!

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