Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London


Kasparov at the Classic!

Book Signing - Wednesday 10 December 2014 at 4pm

Legendary world chess champion Garry Kasparov will be at the London Chess Classic on Wednesday 10 December at 4pm to sign copies of his latest book ‘Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part 3: 1993-2005’. This is the last in a major three-volume series covering the final phase in his stellar career from 1993 through to his retirement from professional play in 2005.




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Since retiring from competitive play, Garry Kasparov has gone on to write a whole series of ground-breaking books featuring insightful analysis and definitive insider accounts of all the major incidents and controversies that occurred during his amazing career.


This final work in his latest trilogy covers his final years as world champion up to 2000, followed by his unabated successes as the world's number one player right through to his final tournament in 2005.


Copies of this work and others by Kasparov will be available to purchase in the foyer bookstall for signature by the world’s greatest ever exponent of our game.


Garry Kasparov - Part III: 1993-2005


Photo © Ray Morris-Hill


Free School Chess Events


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.


Click for further details.




Pro-Biz Cup - 9 December 2014

A unique chance to play chess alongside world champions!



14.10.14 - The first partnerships in the Pro-Biz Cup have been settled: Rugby World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward will play alongside English grandmaster Gawain Jones and Hikaru Nakamura will be partnering by Jeremy Hodgson who is sponsored by his company, Interactive Data.


Find out more here and how you can support them


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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