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
Conference Information |
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.
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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Report in full |
Replay Final Games
| All Games in PGN
| Tables &
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.
the moves of each game!