Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London


Free School Chess Events


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The 6th London Chess Classic school events take place at Olympia from Monday 8 to Friday 12 December 2014.


CSC school events at previous Classics have proved great successes and we are pleased to announce that we shall be running them again this year.


Further information here | Free School Events Registration |



Training Courses at the Classic

CSC will be running their one-day courses during the Classic.


These courses are designed for new chess tutors, teachers, mentors and parents who are involved in school chess.


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Pro-Biz Cup - 9 December 2014, Olympia Conference Centre


A unique chance to play chess alongside world champions!

14.10.14 - The 2014 London Chess Classic features a doubles chess rapidplay knock-out tournament in which eight super-GMs – the Super Six, Fabiano Caruana, Vishy Anand, Vlad Kramnik, Anish Giri, Hikaru Nakamura and Mickey Adams, plus leading English grandmasters Nigel Short and Gawain Jones – partner top business leaders in competition for the prestigious Pro-Biz Cup currently held by Barclays Bank. Now what we are looking for are their doubles partners!


Read more here ...


Chess and Mathematics ~ Chess and Education Conference

Sat 6 - Sun 7 December 2014


13.10.14 - The second London Chess and Education Conference will bring together leading experts on school chess and mathematics education on 6 and 7 December 2014 at the Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington. Presentations from the US, Denmark, Hungary and Italy will provide best practice examples of how to connect school chess and mathematics. New research from Italy, UK, Sweden and Denmark will shed light on the impact of chess on mathematics learning in primary education.


Introduction | Program | Register |

6th London Chess Classic (6-14 December 2014): The Super Six

4.10.14 - The ‘Super Six’ players who will compete in both the ten-round Super Rapidplay Open (6-7 December) and the five-round ‘Super Six’ classical chess tournament (10-14 December; rounds 1-3 start at 16.00 GMT, rounds 4-5 at 14.00 GMT) are as follows.



Fabiano Caruana

  Vishy Anand   Anish Giri   Hikaru Nakamura   Vladimir Kramnik   Michael Adams

(ITA) 2844


(IND) 2785


(NED) 2768

  (USA) 2764   (RUS) 2760  

(ENG) 2758


The above players will also take part in the Super Rapidplay Open taking place Sat 6 and Sun 7 December.


The event is open to everyone and will feature the Super Six and many other GMs. The Super Six will compete against Chess in Schools and Communities schoolchildren in the first round. UK residents U25 and women receive free entry.



Photos © Ray Morris-Hill

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Festival Entry Form

23.9.14 - Chess in Schools and Communities is pleased to publish the Festival Entry form for the 6th Classic. The main events include:



Super Rapidplay Open - over £25,000 prize fund.

FIDE Open (9 round Swiss) - with a guaranteed £11,500 prize fund.

Weekday Tournaments - 2 sections: FIDE U2000 & ECF U135.

Weekend Tournaments - 4 sections: Open, U2000, U1800, ECF U120.








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