According to the April issue of Chess magazine, which dropped through my door earlier today, The London Chess Centre are organising a world class chess tournament in London:
"FIDE Category 19 or very close with an average rating of 2700"
The eight players will comprise three English and five world-class GM's from abroad. It's hooped Nigel Short will play...nothing confirmed yet as the invitations have only just gone out.
With a 100,000 Euro prize fund and a 10,000 Euro brilliancy prize.
Time control will be 2 hrs for 40 moves with the Sofia Rules to disallow early draws.
Dates from December 9th to December 17th...blindfold displays and a simul will take place along with other school and community events.....venue to be announced.
Sounds almost to good to be true...hope it's not an April Fool!