The 10th and last player to join the line-up of the 8th London Chess Classic is none other than England’s number one, Michael Adams. The Cornishman has been the country’s leading player since 1999 and was once ranked number 4 in the world.
Thus, Magnus Carlsen is officially out of the race for the Grand Chess Tour 2016 top prize. That leaves Hikaru Nakamura alone in contention, who still has a lot of catching up to do with the tour leader, Wesley So.
Final list of participants for the London Chess Classic 2016 follows:
London Chess Classic 2016 List of Participants
|3||Fabiano Caruana||United States||24||2807||4|
|5||Hikaru Nakamura||United States||28||2791||6|
|6||Wesley So||United States||22||2771||7|