London Classics 2009 chess tournament

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The London Classics chess tournament will attract the attention of chess fans around the world in the month of December. The official website of the World Chess Federation has started covering the event with a preview of the main event and side competitions.

From the press release published, we learn that one of the main goals of the London Chess Classics is to bring the world championship to London in the Olympic year 2012. Earlier this year London was given the option for organizing the World Championship and they have until February 15th 2010 to exercise it. The bidmust include the offer of a prize fund similar to that for the match between champion Topalov and Anand in April.

More information about London Chess Classics

London Chess Classics

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Participants London Classics
Participants FIDE open