David Howell & Rajko Vujatovic win 2018 Pro-Biz Cup



Levon Aronian & Justin Baptie David Howell & Rajko Vujatovic 0-1

Round 3

David Howell & Rajko Vujatovic Gawain Jones & Nigel Povah 1-0

Fabiano Caruana & Chris Flowers Mickey Adams & Natasha Regan 0-1

Hikaru Nakamura & Karina Vazirova Garry Kasparov & Terry Chapman 1-0

Matthew Sadler & Demis Hassabis Ali Mortazavi & Shreyas Royal 1-0

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave & Gilles Betthaeuser Levon Aronian & Justin Baptie 0-1

Round 2

Ali Mortazavi & Shreyas Royal Hikaru Nakamura & Karina Vazirova 0-1

Garry Kasparov & Terry Chapman Matthew Sadler & Demis Hassabis 1-0

Gawain Jones & Nigel Povah Fabiano Caruana & Chris Flowers 1-0

Levon Aronian & Justin Baptie David Howell & Rajko Vujatovic ½-½

Mickey Adams & Natasha Regan Maxime Vachier-Lagrave & Gilles Betthaeuser 0-1

Round 1

David Howell & Rajko Vujatovic Garry Kasparov & Terry Chapman 1-0

Fabiano Caruana & Chris Flowers Ali Mortazavi & Shreyas Royal ½-½

Hikaru Nakamura & Karina Vazirova Mickey Adams & Natasha Regan 0-1

Matthew Sadler & Demis Hassabis Levon Aronian & Justin Baptie 0-1

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave & Gilles Betthaeuser Gawain Jones & Nigel Povah ½-½


As part of the 10th London Chess Classic, the Pro-Biz Cup brings leading business minds and the world’s leading Grandmasters together in a fun tournament to raise money for the UK charity Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC). This event takes place on Monday 10 December.

This prestigious event will feature World Championship Challenger Fabiano Caruana, back in action in London just days after his gripping match with Magnus Carlsen, alongside his fellow competitors in the London Chess Classic (the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2018) Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian.

Pair 1

  • Fabiano Caruana, World Championship Challenger
  • Chris Flowers, Chairman and CEO of J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, an investment firm specialising in financial services

Pair 2

  • Matthew Sadler, two-time British Champion
  • Demis Hassabis, CEO and Co-Founder of DeepMind

Pair 3

  • Garry Kasparov, former World Champion
  • Terry Chapman, entrepreneur and former Chairman and CEO of Terence Chapman Group PLC

Pair 4

  • David Howell, England No. 2
  • Rajko Vujatovic, model risk consultant and three-time gold medallist in the World Diving Chess Championships

Pair 5

  • Levon Aronian, Grand Chess Tour semi-finalist 2018.
  • Justin Baptie, Managing Director of Insight Strategic Associates, a firm of accountants dealing with the SME and HNW market.

Pair 6

  • Mickey Adams, England No. 1 and reigning British Champion.
  • Natasha Regan, a Director at RPC Consulting and Women’s International Master.

Pair 7

  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Grand Chess Tour semi-finalist 2018.
  • Gilles Betthaeuser, President of global real estate company Colliers International for France, Belgium, Spain, Morocco and Switzerland.

Pair 8

  • Gawain Jones, two-time British Champion.
  • Nigel Povah, an advisor to US firm PSI and an International Master.

Pair 9

  • Hikaru Nakamura, Grand Chess Tour semi-finalist 2018.
  • Karina Vazirova, Head of Product and Implementations at ClauseMatch, a London-based RegTech firm, and a Women’s International Master

Pair 10

  • Ali Mortazavi, former CEO of Silence Therapeutics and an International Master.
  • Shreyas Royal, 9, currently the top English Under 12 and ranked second in the world for his age.

Chess Playing Schedule in UTC:

Round 1 Dec 10, 2018 11:30

Round 2 Dec 10, 2018 13:00

Round 3 Dec 10, 2018 14:30

​ Photo by Lennart Ootes