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Saturday, December 1, 2012

London Chess Classic 2012 Begins - First Round Today

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Hi everyone,

Friday marked the opening of the 4th London Chess Classic, which succeeds last year’s tournament as the strongest ever chess tournament in Britain. The press conference was streamed live to the vast internet audience. The first games begin Saturday, December 1. You can watch all the games live at the official website of the tournament.

The participating Grandmasters also played a chess game via Twitter against 'The World' and duly won it. 

The 4th London Chess Classic runs from 1-10 December 2012 at the Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington London W14 8UX. The players include world champion Vishy Anand, former world champion Vladimir Kramnik, and the top two players on the world rating list, Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian. Playing for the first time is the world’s best ever woman player Judit Polgar. Completing the line-up are US champion Hikaru Nakamura and three leading players from Britain, Luke McShane, Michael Adams and Gawain Jones.

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