Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London

 

Business Leaders team up with Grandmasters in the 2nd Pro-Biz Cup

Tuesday 9 December 2014, 10.45-15.30, Auditorium, Olympia Conference Centre

 

Sir Clive Woodward & GM Gawain Jones

 

 

 

 


 

 

           
Vishy Anand   Vladimir Kramnik   Fabiano Caruana   Mickey Adams   Hikaru Nakamura   Nigel Short   Anish Giri
Mijhael Harasic   Russell Picot   Lee Green   Ali Mortazavi   Jeremy Hodgson   Justin Baptie   Rajko Vujatovic

 

 

Final:

Russell Picot and Vladimir Kramnik ½-½ Anish Giri and Rajko Vujatovic

Anish Giri and Rajko Vujatovic win 1½-½ on tiebreak

 

Semi Final:

 
Vishy Anand and Mihail Harasic Borgialli ½-½ Anish Giri and Rajko Vujatovic
Hikaru Nakamura and Jeremy Hodgson 0-1 Russell Picot and Vladimir Kramnik

 

First round:

Sir Clive Woodward and Gawain Jones 0-1 Russell Picot and Vladimir Kramnik
Fabiano Caruana and Lee Green ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura and Jeremy Hodgson
Vishy Anand and Mihail Harasic Borgialli 1-0 Mickey Adams and Ali Mortazavi
Anish Giri and Rajko Vujatovic ½-½ Nigel Short and Justin Baptie

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
   

 
   
   

 
   
   

 
   
   

 
   
   

 
   

More pictures here (captioned)

 

 

 


 

Tuesday 9 December 2014, 10.45-15.30

Auditorium, Olympia Conference Centre

 

1st team confirmed

 

Sir Clive Woodward & GM Gawain Jones

 

 

 

 

Sponsor Jeremy Hodgson here (paired with Hikaru Nakamura)
Sponsor Russell Picot here (paired with Vladimir Kramnik)

 

 

Top-flight players include:

 

Former world champions Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik; World number 2 Fabiano Caruana; UK number 1 Mickey Adams; US number 1 Hikaru Nakamura;

Former world championship finalist Nigel Short and new wunderkind Anish Giri.

 

Train with your Grandmaster partner, plan your strategy and then play the match!

 

  • The London Chess Classic is the flagship event of UK charity Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC), featuring the world’s best players.

  • The Pro-Biz Cup brings leading business minds and grandmasters in a fun knock-out tournament to raise money for charity.

 

This year's Classic will again feature the prestigious Pro-Biz Cup in which Business minds will team up with some of the world’s greatest players to compete for the trophy currently held by Barclays Bank.

 

Sir Clive Woodward has entered the fray this year and is in training with GM Gawain Jones. Sir Clive has an interest in chess and how it can improve performances in sport, business and life.

 

Competition format

 

 

Knock-out rapidplay with 25 minutes for each two-player team. The four players each make a move in turn, hence the two players of a team play alternate moves without conferring. A new rule is that teams can take two one-minute time-outs in order to confer during a game. Play takes place in the Auditorium. The three rounds are webcast at 10.45, 12.00 and 14.00. This fun mini-tournament is to raise money for the Chess in School and Communities charity.

 

Interested business people should register their interest and bid for a player.

 

 

Sponsor Jeremy Hodgson here (paired with Hikaru Nakamura)
Sponsor Russell Picot here (paired with Vladimir Kramnik)

 

 

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or

 

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Barclays Bank triumph in 2013 Pro-Biz Cup.

 

 

Matthew Sadler and Daniel Lindner in play against David Howell and Ali Mortazavi

 
   
 
   
   
 
   
   
 
   
   

 

Matthew Sadler and Daniel Lindner receive the Pro-Business Trophy from Lawrence Trent

 

 

Sponsor Jeremy Hodgson here (paired with Hikaru Nakamura)
Sponsor Russell Picot here (paired with Vladimir Kramnik)

 

 Donate via Credit Card

Donate via PayPal

Donate via BACS

You can donate by text.

e.g KING12 £5

& send to 70070.

   

Donate with JustGiving

 

 

Acc No. 39520331

Sort Code: 60-00-01

 

or

 

For international bank transfers

 

IBAN: GB10NWBK60000139520331 | BIC: NWBK GB 2L

 

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