Top level chess is set to return to the city of London. And I only wish that I could be there.
From 8 - 15 December this year the 1st London Chess Classic tournament will be held at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. As the website says, this event "will be the first in a series of events designed to reinvigorate UK chess and promote the game and its undoubted educational benefits in schools and communities."
The top section will feature no less than the likes of Carlsen, Kramnik and Naka. But there will also be supporting events including a Women's Invitational. WIM Arianne Caoili is currently slated to play in that event. With a super GM for a support crew, I reckon she'll be the one to beat!