London Chess Classic seeds announced
Hikaru Nakamura, Vishy Anand, Peter Svidler and Fabiano Caruana make up the top pool, reports
By Malcolm Pein, Chess correspondent
1:49PM GMT 04 Dec 2013
The seedings for the London Chess Classic Super-16 have been prepared. The players will be divided into four groups consisting of one from each pool (below) in a draw to be performed by the chess team of Ravenscroft Primary School in Newham, London, who were the first school to take part in the Chess in Schools and Communities scheme in 2010. The school has excelled in local competition and will receive an award for outstanding achievement from the British Chess Educational Trust at the London Chess Classic next week.
Seedings are based on FIDE rapid play ratings. If a player has no rapid play rating, the standard rating is used:
Pool 1: Hikaru Nakamura 2812; Vishy Anand 2794; Peter Svidler 2789; Fabiano Caruana 2783.
Pool 2: Vladimir Kramnik 2777; Michael Adams 2746; Boris Gelfand 2718; Nigel Short 2711.
Pool 3: Luke McShane (2684); Judit Polgar 2669; David Howell 2649; Matthew Sadler (2646).
Pool 4: Gawain Jones 2615; Jonathan Rowson (2569). Plus two qualifiers from the FIDE Open.
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