- Hendon Blitz 3 Dec / Golders Green on 5 Dec! / London #Chess Classic

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1. Hendon Chess Club hosts the regular 10-minute Blitz tournament NEXT THURSDAY 3rd December 2009. The tournament is 6 rounds and starts at 7.30pm promptly, and all are welcome. Just turn up and enter on the night. It costs five pounds to enter. Our website has all the details you'll need including results and photographs from the last event.

Saturday, 5th December 2009 we then host another of our monthly rapidplays (you get half an hour per player for the game) at Golders Green.  If you are playing in the Classic, you might be grateful for some practice ;-)

The sections are now OPEN, Under 170, Under 145 and Under 120 to reflect the changes in the way the ECF grading is now calculated.  Please check your grade before entering!  The entry fee on the day is now £20.00 but if you enter online the fee is unchanged at a bargain £15.00!

The event is six rounds, so you get six games.  We start promptly at 10.30am, finish at 5.45pm at the latest and you can even enter online now and save yourself some money at - you can also find complete crosstables from our events going back four years!

3. The London Chess Classic, 8-15 Dec 2009,

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Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Ni Hua, Michael Adams, Nigel Short, David Howell, Luke McShane

Prize fund: 100,000 Euros before tax. Need I say more?  Commentary every day live and games broadcast on the internet!

SIDE EVENTS (now at 226 entries, expected to reach 400 at the weekend!)
  • An internationally rated Open event of 9 rounds
  • A weekend tournament 12/13 December
  • A rapidplay tournament on the Sunday 13 December, half an hour each for the game
  • Blitz tournaments every evening in the foyer
  • A fantasic Junior event on the Saturday 12 December
  • Don't forget; Juniors Go Free! (not inc Blitz)
  • Please enter early to avoid disappointment at
This is a great event; come along and watch the games, listen to the commentary, take part!

Best wishes

Adam Raoof

ECF Director of Home Chess
FIDE International Organiser & Arbiter
328 Watford Way
Hendon, London NW4 4UY

The London Chess Classic! 8-15 December 2009

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