The opening chess tournament is being hosted in London by the London Chess Federation (LFC) for the first time, with the first tournament of its kind for the world’s biggest chess championship being held in the capital.
The opening match of the 2017 London Chess Champions Cup will be played in the City of London on Saturday 23 April and will be broadcast on BBC One.
The tournament will be open to anyone, regardless of nationality, but it is a strict tournament for chess players aged 18 and under.
There are no restrictions on where you can go or how you can compete, with players allowed to play at any time of day or night.
The BBC Sport chess coverage will feature the tournament on the BBC Sport website.
The London Chess Festival will take place from Monday 28 April to Friday 1 May, and will feature some of the most popular events and performances from around the world, with a focus on chess at its finest.
The first ever London Chess Open event in England will be held on Saturday 27 April at St James’s Park in London.
Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis and will cost £25.
The event will be streamed live on the UK Chess website, with live scores and analysis from the world class players.
The main events will be the opening event on Saturday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with two rounds to play in each day.
The final round on Saturday night will be a double-round playoff between the two best players in each of the three groups.
The top three players in the first round of the playoff will move on to the semi-finals, with all other games to be played on the next day.
The final round will take the place of the opening day, and the remaining players in that group will be divided into two groups, with one winner advancing to the final.
The winner of the final round of a semi-final will then face the winner of a final round, with that final match taking place on Monday night.
All games are played on a round robin basis, with four matches played on Saturday and Sunday.
The three best players of each group will then go head-to-head in the final game of the group.
The remaining groups will be drawn, with each group having four matches to play, with only the two most advanced players going into the final on Friday night.
There are two teams in each group, with seven players in total.
The best of the remaining seven will advance to the next round, while the other six players will then battle it out for the final place in each tournament.