Reports | December 01, 2011 23:03

London Chess Classic: Twitter challenge & ask the players!

London Chess Classic GMs challenge the world on Twitter

The highest level game of chess ever played on Twitter will launch the 3rd London Chess Classic at Olympia. The game will begin at 14.45 UK time (15.45 CET, 09.45 EST) on December 2nd at the conclusion of the opening press conference which is being streamed live at

Questions may be put to the players in advance to or below this article!

All Twitter users will be challenged to a game against the nine grandmasters competing in the strongest tournament ever staged in the UK. The London Chess Classic line up includes the world’s top four players; world champion Vishy Anand, world number one Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian ranked three and former world champion Vladimir Kramnik. Prolific chess 'tweeter' Hikaru Nakamura will be making some moves, as will the four English GMs in the field; Michael Adams, Nigel Short, Luke McShane and David Howell.

The game can be followed on @londonclassic and moves should be sent with #lccvworld. The live board will be viewable at or

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Angel's picture

9 GMs vs Houdini... should be interesting...

TomTom's picture

no prob if Anand got help from his team

nickeur's picture

I think it should be a draw.

Septimus's picture

This question is directed to all candidates:

Do you guys enjoy commenting on games on your rest day? Would you mind if this became the norm in major tournaments? Do you feel good about engaging the general public during a tournament, or is it an annoyance you would rather do without?


paul_the_octopus's picture

Problem is they will comment rather superficially and not in any depth, due their own participation and respect for the other players.

Septimus's picture

That is very unfair to assume.

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