The Grand Chess Tour finals, hosted at the 10th London Chess Classic will be held from December 11-17, 2018 and broadcast live on grandchesstour.org.
The exciting finale of the Grand Chess Tour being fought out at the London Chess Classic, in a knockout format for the first time and with $300,000 at stake.
The semi-final battles, which will feature the 4 top players from the Grand Chess Tour qualifying events in Paris, Leuven and St. Louis, will be hosted by the pioneering artificial intelligence company, DeepMind, at Google’s London headquarters. Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura will face off in the semifinals, while Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian play for the second spot in the finals.
The action moves to the London Chess Classic’s traditional venue, Kensington Olympia, for the final.
Find the full schedule below and follow live commentary with GMs Cristian Chirila (Semifinals) and Maurice Ashley (finals), Alejandro Ramirez, Yasser Seirawan and WGM Jennifer Shahade starting at 9 AM ET Dec 11-13 and Dec 15-17.