London Chess Classic is underway

The London Chess Classic started today and continues until 18 December.   In the Grand Tour, England’s only entrant, Michael Adams, lost to Lev Aronian in the first round.

In the FIDE Open, which features 34 GMs and 24 IMs amongst the 250 entrants, Ed Player won his first round against a lower-rated opponent.   Ed will gain just 1½ rating points from this victory, taking him to 2240 in the live Elo ratings. Adam Taylor took a first round bye.

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