Grandmaster Jon Ludvig Hammer will take part in the London Chess
Classic which starts Saturday 7. December .He will play in the FIDE-Open.
where he is ninth seed. The top seed is GM Boris Grachev (2669).Ex
champions Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik will play in the top group
which plays a rapid tournament.
Now it is known that Hammer was the only man helping World Champion
Magnus Carlsen with opening analysis during the match in Chennai. They
communicated via Skype. Hammer gets much credit for helping Magnus
as black. Magnus had relatively few problems with the black pieces. He
also won two games with the black pieces!