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Magnus Carlsen wins the 4th London Chess Classic

Magnus Carlsen wins the 4th London Chess Classic

Magnus Carlsen drew with World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the final round of the London Chess Classic to finish the tournament with 18 points and claim the winner’s trophy. This is Carlsen’s third victory in London (after 2009, 2010), with the row being interrupted by Vladimir Kramnik’s good effort in 2011. Kramnik had a chance [...]

Magnus Carlsen secures ELO rating record

Magnus Carlsen secures ELO rating record

Magnus Carlsen defeated Judit Polgar in the 6th round of the London Chess Classic to increase the lead ahead of the defending champion Vladimir Kramnik and to secure a new ELO record on the next FIDE list by surpassing Kasparov’s 2851. Carlsen’s current “live rating” is 2863.6 and it will not drop under 2851 even [...]

London Chess Classic 2012 LIVE!

London Chess Classic 2012 LIVE!

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London Chess Classic 2012 – Pairings

London Chess Classic 2012 – Pairings

The pairings for the 2012 London Chess Classic are now available at the tournament website. This year, instead of involving the players themselves in the draw at the opening ceremony, the honour of conducting the draw was bestowed upon Liverpool’s Sacred Heart Primary School as a reward for the boom in chess which the school [...]

Ian Nepomniachtchi denied UK visa, Magnus Carlsen upset (Updated)

Ian Nepomniachtchi denied UK visa, Magnus Carlsen upset (Updated)

Magnus Carlsen’s attempt to reclaim the London Chess Classic trophy might be seriously hindered by the British authorities who refused to grant UK visa for his second Ian Nepomniachtchi from Russia. Manager Espen Agdestein told VG Nett that it is not possible to find a replacement on such a short notice, and besides Magnus got [...]

London Chess Classic: Stars vs Twittersphere, Press Conference, Opening Ceremony

London Chess Classic: Stars vs Twittersphere, Press Conference, Opening Ceremony

The 4th London Chess Classic runs from 1-10 December 2012 at the Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington London W14 8UX. The official website is www.londonchessclassic.com. This year’s line-up is stronger than ever, with an average rating higher than any previous chess tournament held in the UK. Heading the list are world champion Vishy Anand, former world [...]

London Chess Classic: GM John Emms to play blitz with visitors

London Chess Classic: GM John Emms to play blitz with visitors

As a side event of the upcoming London Chess Classic, English Grandmaster John Emms will be taking on all-comers at blitz chess in the foyer at Olympia on Saturday 1st December and Saturday 8th December between 1pm and 7pm. John Emms has twice captained the English team at Olympiads. As well as a top player, [...]

Children Go Free at the 2012 London Chess Classic

Children Go Free at the 2012 London Chess Classic

The 4th London Chess Classic will again be offering free admission to children for the duration of the event that will run from December 1st to 10th 2012. And by popular demand, the organizers are again offering a comprehensive program of schools activities for children. Adult and junior ticket holders will receive admission to the [...]

Hikaru Nakamura completes the field for London Chess Classic

Hikaru Nakamura completes the field for London Chess Classic

Hikaru Nakamura confirmed his participation in the London Chess Classic to complete the lineup for the tournament which will be held on 1-10th December at Kensington Olympia. The field consists of World No 1 Magnus Carlsen, World Champion Vishy Anand, world No 2 Levon Aronian, the defending champion Vladimir Kramnik, the UK No 1 Mickey [...]

Judit Polgar signs up for the 4th London Chess Classic

Judit Polgar signs up for the 4th London Chess Classic

23.07.12 – Judit Polgar celebrates her 36th birthday today with the news that she’s confirmed her participation for the 4th London Chess Classic, at Kensington Olympia, 1-10 December, 2012. Polgar now joins World No 1 Magnus Carlsen, World Champion Vishy Anand, World No 2 Levon Aronian, the defending champion Vladimir Kramnik, and the UK No [...]

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