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3rd London Chess Classic 2011 (Field)

2800 club of Carlsen, Anand and Aronian coming to London

Chess Magazine reveals the full field for London 2011. Photo ©

Chess Magazine reveals the full field for London 2011. Photo © | http://www.theweekinchess.com

The 9 player field for the London Chess Classic will include all the players rated over 2800 in the World. It was already known that world number one Magnus Carlsen, world champion Viswanathan Anand and new invitee Levon Aronian would play. Vladimir Kramnik also has the potential to cross that barrier after closing in on the mark with his performance in Dortmund. Now the August issue of CHESS Magazine has confirmed the entire 9 man field for London. Hikaru Nakamura returns for his 3rd appearance. England's best are all there too with Michael Adams, Nigel Short, Luke McShane and David Howell.

Field for London Chess Class with July 2011 Ratings
RankNameTitleCountryRatingB-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2821 1990
2 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2817 1969
3 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2805 1982
5 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2781 1975
6 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2770 1987
28 Adams, Michael g ENG 2715 1971
51 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2687 1965
74 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2671 1984
- Howell, David W L g ENG 2625 1990

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