London Chess Classic

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 10TH DECEMBER 2012

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Adult £15 weekday, £20 weekend | Children U16 Free | Adult season ticket: £100

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London Chess ClassicTaking place at London's Olympia Conference Centre, London Chess Classic is a ten day festival for chess fanatics. With professional and amateur competitions taking place, spectators will be able to feast their eyes on a total of 36 high-profile matches. In what is easily the strongest line-up ever at a British chess tournament, this year's main event will have a total of nine top class players, including US champion Hikaru 'H-Bomb' Nakamura and world No.1 Magnus Carlsen. These nine players - who also include Viswanathan Anand of India and Hungary's Judit Polgar, the best female chess player in history - will be competing in numerous rounds of intense games in an attempt to win the sought after title and a £2,500 cash prize. The London Chess Classic is now also part of the charity Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) which encourages the playing of chess in state schools throughout England and Wales. As a result this will allow schools the opportunity to bring children along for free activities, such as learning from top coaches or even playing in a tournament. If you need accommodation over the fortnight, take a look at our London Chess Classic hotel offers.

About Olympia London

Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of a spectacle involving 400 performers, 300 horses and six "funny" elephants. These days state-of-the-art equipment and a team of skilled in-house technical and support staff are on hand to help event organisers provide both trade and public shows that are top of their class. More about Olympia London

London Chess Classic images

London Chess Classic† Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura do battle †

London Chess Classic - Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura do battle

London Chess Classic Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura do battle†

LondonTown.com - London Chess Classic Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Baron's Court Tube Station
9 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

West Brompton Overground Station
18 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Olympia Hilton NCP
2 minutes walk
Broadwood Terrace NCP
7 minutes walk

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