Tuesday 12 December 2017

9th London Chess Classic: Final Summary

The London Chess Classic has now drawn to a close and our reports are coming to an end also.

Today we round up a few more memories from the two weeks and in the next and final report we will show one more gallery from our Teesside expedition.

Mid-tournament leader Fabiano Caruana was caught at the very end of the Classic by Ian Nepomniachtchi and the two players had to contest a series of tiebreakers to determine the Classic title.

Caruana eventually emerged victorious and is the new London Classic Champion.

World Champion Magnus Carlsen had a disappointing tournament but still did enough to earn overall first place in the 2017 Grand Chess Tour.

The full details of the tournament can be found here.

I have already posted a report on my own CSC training day but there was a second one towards the end of the Classic, this time delivered by Sarah Kett.

I spent a little bit of time in the training room and Sarah's delivery was excellent (as usual) and the delegates all looked to be having a very good day.

The day had been sold out for some time and it is great to see our events are proving so popular.

One of the highlights of the whole festival was the CSC Tutor Conference, which occurred across the second weekend of the Classic.

With Chris Fegan as Chairperson and myself as Deputy Chairperson, the two days were packed with excellent speakers and very important subjects including classroom management and safeguardung. I'm sure our tutors would have found much of value at our innovative conference.

I was very pleased to make my own presentation and delighted with how it was received.

The Sunday of the tutor conference also brought the snow but fortunately the route back to Teesside was clear enough to make the journey just 20 minutes longer than usual, which was a relief.

Here are some photos from the conference and a couple of snaps from earlier with which to conclude this report.

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