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By Malcolm Pein   
December 1, 2011
naka300.jpgThe 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 londonchessclassic.com.

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 londonchessclassic.com/live.lccvworld.htm or http://tinyurl.com/dyqjlww.

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 [email protected]. Webmasters note, we will also accept questions from your readers.

Find full pairings and schedule on londonchessclassic.com and look for a CLO update from London by Macauley Peterson. Follow CLO news and more at twitter.com/uschess.