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Chess and Mathematics ~ Chess and Education Conference


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This international conference at the start of the London Chess Classic 2014 brings together leading experts in the fields of scholastic chess and mathematics education. By introducing a high level of cognitive skills into the classroom and improving problem solving, logical analysis and concentration levels, chess is ideal for the enhancement of mathematical thinking. Learning is enriched by a growing variety of mini-games, chess variants, puzzles and activities.


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6th London Chess Classic

The schedule of events for 2014. Updated 17 Sept - Further details will be announced soon.

GM Conditions


GMs seeking conditions should apply to  by 30th September, together with details of the amount being sought. Please note that offers of accommodation will not be possible.


Offers will be made by email on 7th October.

Nakamura triumphs in the Super Sixteen Rapid 2013


26-year-old US grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura of the USA has won the 5th London Chess Classic, staged this year as a rapid chess tournament and billed as the Super Sixteen Rapid. The top American grandmaster defeated former world championship finalist Boris Gelfand of Israel by 1½-½ in the final.



As the world number four on the FIDE Rating List for classical chess, and number three at rapid chess, the result was far from being a surprise but it was a significant achievement in the career of a remarkable player who must be a leading contender to threaten Magnus Carlsen’s world crown in the next few years.


Hikaru’s progression through the competition was impressive. He scored +2, =4, -0 in the preliminary phase, and then improved that to +3, =3, -0 against sterner opposition in the knock-out phase. To go through without a loss was a clear sign of strength.


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| Final Report in full | Prizegiving | Replay Final Games | All Games in PGN | Tables & Results | Photos | Videos |

The Pro-Celebrity Challenge

The Pro-Celebrity Challenge saw stars of TV, music and sport team up with the grandmasters to face off against another pro-celebrity team. Games were played with 10 minutes and 10 seconds on the clock and broadcast live. Lawrence Trent and Malcolm Pein officiated.



Play through the moves of each game!


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