England’s top six chess players will take on the world elite in a new format of the 2013 London Classic, the UK’s most popular audience event. The Classic at Olympia in mid-December will have one-hour rapid games instead of the classical five-hour sessions of previous Classics. Sixteen players will compete in four groups, followed by knock-out mini-matches. The world chess champion, Vishy Anand, and world No2, Vlad Kramnik, head the list, which also includes the all-time No1 woman, Judit Polgar, and, making his Classic debut, Italy’s highly rated Fabiano Caruana. England’s chess team is led by the former world title finalists Michael Adams and Nigel Short and has the inventive Luke McShane plus the rising young grandmasters Gawain Jones and David Howell. There is one …

Source: GameKnot online chess news