All London Chess Classic interviews

by Macauley Peterson
12/11/2017 – The official Grand Chess Tour webcast is a treasure trove of information, and the best, most convenient way to hear directly from the players after nearly every game. But at five hours or more, it can be tiresome to scan through each days full show to find the interesting guests spots. No more! We've pinpointed every major interview for one-click access.

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Quick access to all the guests

Just as we did for the Sinquefield Cup and the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz in August, here's a handy guide to find out what your favorite players and chess personalities had to say, each day. Players are sorted into pairs according to each round's pairings.

Click or tap on any name to open the corresponding part of the day's live webcast to the time of the interview (opens a new tab).

Round 1 took place at the headquarters of Google DeepMind. All other rounds were played at the traditional London Chess Classic venue at the Olympia Conference Centre.

The players at right are shown in order of their final standing.

Round 1


Round 2


Round 3


Round 4


Round 5


Round 6


Round 7


Round 8


Round 9



Macauley is Editor in Chief of ChessBase News in Hamburg, Germany, and producer of The Full English Breakfast chess podcast. He was an Associate Producer of the 2016 feature documentary, Magnus.