Drawing For London Chess Classic Done. Groups and Pairings For Stage 1

Время публикации: 05.12.2013 22:39 | Последнее обновление: 05.12.2013 22:42

The drawing for London Chess Classic, which is a rapid competition this year, has been done. 16 participants are divide into 4 groups, two from each will qualify in a round-robin, then eight players will continue fight in knock-out. Time control is 25+10.

The drawing:

The drawing for the round-robin is also known.

The participants (in decending order of rapid-rating):

Vladimir KRAMNIK
Michael ADAMS
Matthew SADLER
Gawain JONES
Jonathan ROWSON
also two players qualified from the open tournament which starts several days before the event. They are marked as Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2.


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