The London Chess Classic showcases the hard work done by Chess in Schools and Communities, of how chess can be used as a very effective and invaluable educational tool in the classroom to help children with their school work.

There has been a lot of global research done on chess in the classroom; and many academics agree that school chess simply works.

And today, we are pleased to announce that during the Classic, we will also be hosting the Chess and Education London Conference on the weekend of 7th and 8th December 2013 at the Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington.

Titled “Successes and Challenges: Improving School Chess Practice, Research and Strategy”, the conference will bring together like-minded promoters of scholastic chess from Armenia, Sweden and Denmark, who will highlight the latest success stories of their work in the classroom, as well as recent research and commentary from eminent scientists, academics and authors.

Over the two days of the conference, there will a mixture of workshops and lectures.

The keynote speakers will be: Michelle Ellefson (University of Cambridge), Leontxo Garcìa (author and journalist), Aram Hajian (American University of Armenia) and Mads Jacobsen (Skoleskak Denmark).

The registration fee is £125 GBP for both days, £75 GBP for one day but is free for CSC accredited tutors, education professionals from CSC schools and representatives of schools chess organisations and national chess federations. The full education conference programme is now available on

Delegates can also get to witness at first hand the UK’s largest chess festival, where they will see a mixture of chess events, from the world’s elite players in the Super Sixteen to junior tournaments for children – and all under the one roof! And should they like to mix chess with the education conference, they can opt to play in one of our many tournaments.

For registration, click here and for further information please contact:

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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