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3rd London Chess Classic 2011 (Press Conference)

London Chess Classic Grandmasters challenge the world on Twitter

Magnus Carlsen is top seed in London. Photo ©

Magnus Carlsen is top seed in London. Photo © |

The 3rd London Chess Classic opening press conference takes place on Friday December 2nd at 14:15 at the Olympia Conference Centre streamed at: Journalists who cannot attend can submit questions to the organisers that may be put to the players. The event's twitter account is @londonclassic. As part of this there will be an exhibition game between the players and moves suggested by the public via twitter starting at 14.45 GMT 09.45 EST. Moves should be suggested using the hash-tag #lccvworld. Read Tournament Director Malcolm Pein's full press release below. We're also suggesting the use of the hash-tag of #lcc11 for comments on the event itself.

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 09.45 EST on December 2nd at the conclusion of the opening press conference which is being streamed live at

UK Based journalists are welcome to attend tomorrow at 13.45 at the Olympia Conference Centre W14 8UX. Questions may be put to the players in advance to Webmasters note, we will also accept questions from your readers.

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 (MagnusCarlsen), Levon Aronian ranked three and former world champion Vladimir Kramnik. Prolific chess 'tweeter' Hikaru Nakamura (GMHikaru) 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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