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London Classic 1 - Twittersphere 0 !

  • SonofPearl
  • on 11/30/12, 11:56 AM.

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.

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Magnus Carlsen

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Judit Polgar

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Judit Polgar.jpg

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Lev Aronian

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Lev Aronian.jpg

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Vishy Anand

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Vishy Anand.jpg

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Vladimir Kramnik

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Vladimir Kramnik.jpg

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Luke McShane

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Luke McShane.jpg

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Hikaru Nakamura

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Mickey Adams

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Mickey Adams.jpg

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Gawain Jones

London Chess Classic 2012 Opening Ceremony Gawain Jones.jpg

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Photos by Ray Morris-Hill from the opening ceremony.

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  • 20 months ago

    vedansh567

    go  carlsen

  • 21 months ago

    nightmare_chess

    love MAGNUS!Kiss

  • 21 months ago

    StevenBailey13

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

  • 21 months ago

    SonofPearl

    @ 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

  • 21 months ago

    novzki41

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

  • 21 months ago

    ezra4moso

    Magnus beat 'em all.

  • 21 months ago

    Vingore

    Go Magnus!

  • 21 months ago

    777555

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

  • 21 months ago

    AshrafAmir

    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!!

  • 21 months ago

    waltervettivel

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

  • 21 months ago

    Nao83

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

  • 21 months ago

    sixtyfoursquares

    Go Sixtyfoursquares go!!

  • 21 months ago

    KamranKazemi

    Go kramnik

  • 21 months ago

    qixel

    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'.

    https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=51.496389,-0.209722&spn=0.01,0.01&t=h&q=51.496389,-0.209722

  • 21 months ago

    TheMagicianPaul

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

  • 21 months ago

    Czechman

    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

  • 21 months ago

    chrisarchitect

    Going for Magnus.

  • 21 months ago

    SonofPearl

    @ leibo they were toying with their prey!

  • 21 months ago

    leibo

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

  • 21 months ago

    marklimpin

    Let the battle begin. Go Aronian Go!!!

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