Friday, 2 December 2011

London Classic: Twitter Challenge

Hot off the press...

The highest level game of chess ever played on Twitter will launch the 3rd London Chess Classic at Olympia.The game will begin at 14.45 UK time 09.45 EST on Friday 2 December at the conclusion of the opening press conference which is being streamed live at londonchessclassic.comUK-based journalists are welcome to attend today (Friday 2 December) at 13.45 at the Olympia Conference Centre W14 8UX. Questions may be put to the players in advance to Webmasters note, we will also accept questions from your readers.

All Twitter users will be challenged to a game against the nine grandmasters competing in the strongest tournament ever staged in the UK. The London Chess Classic line-up includes the world’s top four players; world champion Vishy Anand, world number one Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian ranked three, and former world champion Vladimir Kramnik. Prolific chess 'tweeter' Hikaru Nakamura will be making some moves, as will the four English GMs in the field; Michael Adams, Nigel Short, Luke McShane and David Howell.

The game can be followed on @londonclassic and moves should be sent with #lccvworld. The live board will be viewable at or

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