Expectation is building for the strongest chess tournament ever to be held in Britain, when eight of the world’s best players meet for the second London Chess Classic, running from 8-15 December 2010 at the Olympia Conference Centre. Tickets are now on sale (http://www.ukgamesshop.com) both to watch the super-grandmasters and to play in the wide range of subsidiary events.
Heading the line-up is the world chess champion, Viswanathan Anand from India; the teenage sensation who currently outranks him on the world chess rating list, Magnus Carlsen from Norway; and Anand’s immediate predecessor as champion, Vladimir Kramnik from Russia. [Click to read the full press release]
Chess is Free for Children at the London Classic 2010
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The London Chess Classic 2010 will again offer free admission to children for the duration of the event which runs from December 8th to 15th.
Adult tickets are just £10 per day or just £50 for all seven rounds. Adult and junior ticket holders receive admission to the tournament, which is being staged at London's prestigious Olympia Conference Centre, plus a guaranteed seat in the auditorium and access to the Commentary Room where some of the UK's leading Grandmasters will give insights into the play and answer questions.
There will be a great opportunity to take part in an introductory course for chess trainers during the Classic.
Also, the 1st London Chess Classic Junior Tournament will take place on Thursday 9th December 10.30am - 4.00pm. It will consist of 6 rounds where children in each age group will be paired against each other. They will play individual games but schools will score as a team. Before the tournament, the children will be able to take part in a simultaneous display where some of our country’s leading players will take on up to 30 children at a time!