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London Classic 1 - Twittersphere 0 !

  • SonofPearl
  • on 30/11/12 11:56.

London Chess Classic 2012 logo.jpgThe opening ceremony of the 2012 London Chess Classic took place today, and is available for replay here.

Following the conference, the players took on the Twittersphere and scored an easy victory in 22 moves!

The tournament organiser Malcolm Pein has set very high standards for media coverage of chess, at that looks set to continue this year at the excellent official website.

The opening round starts tomorrow at 14:00 local time (09:00 EST), with Luke McShane v Magnus Carlsen, Lev Aronian v Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Kramnik v Judit Polgar, and Gawain Jones v Mickey Adams.

Vishy Anand has a bye for the first round, and will be helping out in the commentary room.

The live move replay will be available here, and video coverage and commentary here.


Magnus Carlsen

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Magnus Carlsen.jpg


Judit Polgar

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Judit Polgar.jpg


Lev Aronian

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Lev Aronian.jpg


Vishy Anand

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Vishy Anand.jpg


Vladimir Kramnik

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Vladimir Kramnik.jpg


Luke McShane

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Luke McShane.jpg


Hikaru Nakamura

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Hikaru Nakamura.jpg


Mickey Adams

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Mickey Adams.jpg


Gawain Jones

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Gawain Jones.jpg


Photos by Ray Morris-Hill from the opening ceremony.

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5 votos


  • hace 3 años


    go  carlsen

  • hace 3 años


    love MAGNUS!Kiss

  • hace 3 años


    I'd like Anand to discover a flash of his old form and win, just for nostalgia's sake. Vamos Vishy!!

  • hace 3 años


    @ waltervettivel I've not forgotten, but with so many other events going on at the moment, there's barely enough time to report on them all.

    Report now up here.

    It's a shame that the women's championship final is clashing with other major chess events. In an ideal world with a proper chess timetable, this shouldn't happen!

    It also doesn't help when the official website doesn't even publish a report on the final game! Surprised

  • hace 3 años


    can we have a game when we have the World's Top 10 against a Super Computer? 

  • hace 3 años


    Magnus beat 'em all.

  • hace 3 años


    Go Magnus!

  • hace 3 años


    o that's great to see these guys in internet their games photos and news.

  • hace 3 años


    Qe8??on move 16. by twittersphere is  already doomed..

    i just dont get it why LONDON CLASSIC 1 didnt see 17. Rh8+ Kh8 18. Qh3+

    ..Kg8 19.Qh7+#...

    well, i wud like to see how the underdogs will fare in this star-studded

    tment.. With the world's #s 1 and 2 plus the current world champ!!

    definetly a classic!!

  • hace 3 años


    Stefanova, Antoaneta won the fourth game, you guys forgot to update it.

  • hace 3 años


    I wonder why the twittersphere did not go with 21...Nh5 allowing the more stylish 22.Rg7+ (yes I know 22.Rh8# so what?)

  • hace 3 años


    Go Sixtyfoursquares go!!

  • hace 3 años


    Go kramnik

  • hace 3 años


    Great tournament, great photos, London.  What's not to love? <3

    PS. The Olympia Centre is one of those indoor venues you can tour on Google Maps.  Just sayin'.


  • hace 3 años


    These twitter chess players really need to take a few lessons!

  • hace 3 años


    Wouldn't it be a hoot if Anand won? What with public opinion having him nothing more than over the hill and all.

    Just sayin' Cool

  • hace 3 años


    Going for Magnus.

  • hace 3 años


    @ leibo they were toying with their prey!

  • hace 3 años


    I don't get this. Couldn't they have secured victory 3 moves earlier by 19. Qh7# - what an I not seeing here? 

  • hace 3 años


    Let the battle begin. Go Aronian Go!!!

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