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Candidates, Candidates, Candidates

In just over 2 hours time (2pm UTC) I will be commentating live at the most eagerly awaited event of the year - The Candidates, a 14 double round robin which will decide who will take on Vishy Anand for the World Chess Championship later this year.

As I am sure you are all aware, the lineup is quite stunning: The top 4 are all here (Carlsen, Kramnik, Aronian & Radjabov) and with Grischuk, Svidler, Ivanchuk and Gelfand completing the field, we are in for a truly wonderful 3 weeks of chess.

Follow me live from the official London candidates london2013.fide.com and of course check out the coverage that our very own chess.com will be providing on genuinly the most exciting event in the chess calendar in recent memory.

Let the games begin!



  • 24 months ago


    You've done a wonderful job so far. Great job!

  • 24 months ago


    I have thoroughly enjoyed your coverage throughout! Having the cheeky Nigel Short, Super GM, on board today really made the boat sail!  Kudos to you and Malcolm and all your special guests!! And  WGM Anastasia Karlovich, the press secretary, well, sweetness indeed!

  • 24 months ago


    Good commentary Mr. Trent, indeed some funny moments there. In particular, I cracked up when you and/or McShane showed a variation and said: this takes this, this takes that, that takes this and black resigns. :-)

  • 24 months ago


    great job commentating sir. really fun at some points.

    at least you seem to be more humble than the other IM, but he is cool anyways :P.

  • 24 months ago


    I'm not sure the candidates tournament is more eagerly anticipated than the championship match itself, particularly if it's Anand-Carlsen

  • 24 months ago


    Excellent commenting! Really enjoyed the first two rounds.

  • 24 months ago


    ??? no comments just a bad cam cover?

  • 24 months ago


    wheres the website gone?

  • 24 months ago


    Carlsen will win because he is Carlsen, One of the strongest players in the history of chess!!

  • 24 months ago


    Carlsen will win because he can squeeze out a win in positions where most other players would be happy with a draw.

  • 24 months ago


    Have fun commentating! I'll definitely check in a lot.  This is going to be awesome

  • 24 months ago


    can't wait! go Kramnik!

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