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Carlsen-Anand: World Championship Coverage

  • IM DanielRensch
  • on 11/4/13, 8:27 AM.

Chess.com will offer a wide array of exclusive, comprehensive coverage of the 2013 World Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand - taking place in Chennai, India from November 7th-28th.

With live (ChessTV) coverage during the round, exclusive on- site reporting, and the only (as far as we know) "post game show," Chess.com plans to offer its worldwide community, in all time zones, the most detailed look into all the action from Chennai.

Starting with the live coverage, anchor host, FIDE Master Mike Klein, will lead an all-star team every morning - starting at 5AM - roughly 30 minutes after the first move has been played. Mike will host ChessTV's live coverage alongside guest commentators such as Grandmasters Irina Krush, Alex Yermolinsky, Dejan Bojkov, Melik Khachiyan, Jesse Kraai and others. International Masters and FIDE Masters known well to the Chess.com community will also be joining the live shows at different times.

In addition to his daily news reports and exclusive, on-site video footage (which you can expect to find on Chess.com's YouTube Channel - click here to subscribe) Peter Doggers, Chess.com's embedded reporter, plans to "call in" during each live broadcast, potentially with very special guests, to provide descriptions of the "in-person vibe" among other things.

Magnus Carlsen is the challenger

And what about the thousands of people who can't reasonably be expected to follow all the games while in progress? Don't they deserve a live show too? Well, for all those living in the Western Hemisphere - needing to play catch-up each morning / early afternoon - we've planned something extra special just for you! International Master Danny Rensch and Grandmaster Ben Finegold will host the only (as far as we know) comprehensive "post game show" immediately following the conclusion of each round.

Viswanathan Anand is the defending champion

Set to start each day at 9AM Pacific, 12PM NOON Eastern, "The Morning After" show will see Rensch and Finegold dive deeply into the games, discussing opening preparation, what the result (whatever it is) means to the overall "match perspective," what the next day might be likely to bring, etc. The show will last 1.5-2 hours each day. Danny and Ben will once again be joined by Peter Doggers (likely, depending on his on-site duties) to get his exclusive, from-the-press-room take on how the players felt about their performances.

Chess.com will also offer a live "relay" of the Live PGN to its own Live Chess Arena, which represents the launching of our official "Live Chess Presenters" group. You can now expect more relays of top grandmaster tournaments from around the world. Now you don't have to guess which web site to go to for live games from super-tournaments - Chess.com will have them all!

Add all of this to a number of planned premium video lectures, articles from top GMs (including one from a Carlsen second coming out shortly) as well as detailed breakdowns after the match in our Master's Bulletin, Chess.com is holding nothing back regarding its coverage of this incredible event.

Anand holds the lifetime edge in classical head-to-head play, but Carlsen won their last encounter, at this year's Tal Memorial.



The official website, displaying the complete schedule as well as other happenings from Chennai is chennai2013.fide.com. Live games will also be available from the official website. To see Chess.com's full TV Schedule, go to www.chess.com/tv and subscribe to our Google Calendar.

Consult this table for some major time zones. The matches will begin at 3:00 p.m. local time in Chennai, with the live broadcast beginning 30 minutes later, at 3:30 p.m. local time. Hence the broadcast begins at 11 a.m. in Western Europe, 10 a.m. in the U.K. and 5 a.m. in the Eastern U.S.

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  • 13 months ago

    TheParadoxy

    How much is the prize fund?

  • 13 months ago

    eaglejorge

    Anand is definitely the favourite.

    Let's see how the macth goes...

  • 13 months ago

    Purloined

    Best of luck to both players, this could turn out to be one of the greatest matches in history. 

  • 13 months ago

    ghombau60

    ...but Magnus seem more outgoing, smiling and happier and relax...which are the other 'factor'...i think he got the edge.

  • 13 months ago

    Ansen123

    all the best for Anand.........

    Indians invented chess.......and i wanna see an Indian dominating chess

  • 13 months ago

    nahuargentina

    The match start 9th November

  • 13 months ago

    ketan0907

    DEFINETLY ANAND WILL DEFEND THE TITLE...

  • 13 months ago

    ghombau60

    This is chess game. At this level its not about being aged or younger...or something physical which to me unrelated. As for preparation...nobody knows...something which are not new for both of them...both are equally strong. I can,t actually see whats the edge factor.

  • 13 months ago

    tejas_simha

    Vishy... you the man .. u the KING go win it man!

  • 13 months ago

    Dakota44x

    it would be exciting if they played some TAL like games Smile

  • 13 months ago

    Daanson

    Saturday.

  • 13 months ago

    rkostadi_phd

    Don't eat spicy chicken masala before the games, Magnus, and you will dominate!

  • 13 months ago

    jiju__k

    when the game begins?

  • 13 months ago

    ssathyan2003

    anand is going to win!! i am waiting....

  • 13 months ago

    Priteshrp87

    good luck carlsen, u r the next champ!

  • 13 months ago

    belgiangirl

    that opening ceremony surely must make anand feel right at home lolLaughing still my hindu hasn't improved haha

  • 13 months ago

    shanmukham2000

    Vishy will triumph once again ! Jai ...Ho !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 13 months ago

    rajiv555

    where can i see the live game

  • 13 months ago

    BishopCannons

    Any updates?

  • 13 months ago

    charlesdennis

    who won it?

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