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London tournament announcement

Post by Ian Kingston » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:23 am

This looks interesting:

London Chess Centre announces brand new super tournament in December in London

Does anyone know any more than is in the announcement above?

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Re: London tournament announcement

Post by TomChivers » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:16 pm

Nigel Short will play according to his chessgames page.

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Re: London tournament announcement

Post by Leonard Barden » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:19 pm

The 3 English will presumably be Adams, Short and Howell. Rumour is that the sponsor is a hedge fund manager or something similar.

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Post by Sean Hewitt » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:53 pm

I think this is excellent news and I for one offer Malcolm Pein my congratulations for putting it together.

Hope the venue is appropriate for such an event. I'm sure it will be!

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Re: London tournament announcement

Post by John Upham » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:43 pm

I sincerley hope that this tournaments raises the bar of how top level chess is presented in the UK to the public.

I hope to see new benchmarks such as we have become used to seeing at Linares, Wijk aan Zee, Corus including the famous glass player cages.

No more to elderly demo boards on rickety old easels, lives games being transmitted to the analysis room via runners on bits of paper etc etc.

A big opportunity that we should all embrace and support! :D
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Re: London tournament announcement

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:16 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:Rumour is that the sponsor is a hedge fund manager or something similar.
Aren't they all skint now?

Anyway, this is obviously good news.

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Re: London tournament announcement

Post by Mike Truran » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:23 pm

Even if they're skint they're still probably in better shape than some other 'sponsors' the ECF has got itself involved with.

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Re: London tournament announcement

Post by Carl Hibbard » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:23 pm

Sean Hewitt wrote:I think this is excellent news and I for one offer Malcolm Pein my congratulations for putting it together.

Hope the venue is appropriate for such an event. I'm sure it will be!
Since Malcolm is a forum member lets hope he logs on and expands on the little information we have so far
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Re: London tournament announcement

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:45 pm

TomChivers wrote:Nigel Short will play according to his chessgames page.
I'm available too

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Re: London tournament announcement

Post by Gary Cook » Sun May 03, 2009 6:03 pm

Any news on this, the ECF sites says the players would be announced in April?

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Re: London tournament announcement

Post by Matthew Turner » Mon May 04, 2009 8:05 am

Contracts (with players) are being signed now and I believe the line-up will be announced before the end of the week. Speculation (and I reiterate speculation) is that the three English players will be Adams, Short and MacShane and that Aronian will play.

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Re: London tournament announcement

Post by LozCooper » Mon May 04, 2009 10:20 am

No David Howell?

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Re: London tournament announcement

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue May 05, 2009 6:08 pm

Lawrence,
That is the implication of the speculation!

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Re: London tournament announcement

Post by benedgell » Sat May 16, 2009 3:19 pm

Any more news on this tournament? All sounded terrifically exciting when it was first announced, hope there aren't any problems.

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Re: London tournament announcement

Post by Andy Burnett » Sat May 16, 2009 4:46 pm

This seems to be the most recent news - looks like a very interesting mix of styles so far.

http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twic.html#london09

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