Come for the Classic – and
stay for the special events!
There’s something special for everyone this year at the London
Chess Classic: Simultaneous exhibitions by legendary GMs John Nunn and Jonathan
Speelman, a ‘Game Changer’ lecture by Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan – and
discounted tickets to a new play on the epic 1972 Spassky vs. Fischer match.
John Nunn and Jonathan Speelman, two of the most celebrated
British Grandmasters of all time, will each be taking on 20 opponents in
simultaneous exhibitions in the foyer at Olympia London, with proceeds going to
the charity Chess in Schools and
Communities. Both simuls are likely to sell out quickly, so book your place
early at our
Festival Box Office here.
Dr. John Nunn,
once described by Magnus
Carlsen as “too clever” to be simply a World Chess Champion, will be playing
20 opponents simultaneously on
Saturday 30th November at
the highly creative former
World Championship Candidate and onetime world No. 4, will take on all comers on
Wednesday 4th December at
For those interested in the ways artificial intelligence is
influencing the way we play chess, GM Matthew Sadler and WIM Natasha Regan will
be giving a lecture on Saturday 7th December at 11:30am in the commentary room
in Olympia on
“Game Changer: AlphaZero’sGroundbreaking Strategies and the Promise of AI,”
their highly acclaimed ECF 2019 Book of the Year.
This is sure to be another popular event, so book quickly
here to reserve your place.
Throughout the London Chess Classic, aficionados of chess and
theatre are in for an extra special treat: Thanks to Chess and Schools and
Communities, you can get 1/3rd off ticket prices for a new play at
Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer,
a gripping account of the epic Cold War-era ‘Match of the Century.’ The discount
can be accessed by entering the code LCC2019 at checkout on the Hampstead
There are also savings to be had for players in all London Chess
Classic Festival events.
Enter before midnight on
Thursday 21st November, and you will avoid a late fee of £20.
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