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6th London Chess Classic!


LCC Festival starts in



The 6th London Chess Classic will take place from December 6th-14th at Olympia.


The schedule of events for 2014 is now published.


Further details will be announced soon.







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

Tuesday 10 Dec: 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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