Today marks the 11th and final round of the World Chess Qualifiers held at
, London, which followers of the game may have noticed is looking a fair bit slicker than in previous years. The Championship has recently been rebranded by design giants
, with the opening tournament beautifully decorated with
’s duelling knights.
Qualifying players from the London Grand Prix will go on to the later stages in Tashkent, Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin and Paris, before a winner is crowned World Champion.