December will be here soon enough. That means, of course, the return of the London Chess Classic!
I will be posting teasers here and elsewhere during the run-up to the first weekend of December.
This is some news just in from the press office:
'The 2011 London Chess Classic is now just a month away - and it’s just got a little bit stronger. The latest ratings published by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, are the ones which will apply to the event. At the top of the list, for the first time in the history of chess competition, there are four players rated 2800 or more. And it just so happens that these four gentlemen are playing in London next month!'
The top-class field includes...
Former World Champion - Vladimir Kramnik
World's Number 1 rated player - Magnus Carlsen
Reigning World Champion - Vishy Anand
For further details, please visit the London Classic Website