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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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  • 12 months ago

    pwnsrppl2

    I agree people need to give Carlsen some slack, very young, socially awkward like most chess players (Anand is more gracious than most), first time in that situation, around 1.3 billion people rooting for him to lose. The biggest prize fund he's ever seen, I'm guessing. His biggest life goal on the line. More cameras than he's probably seen in his life pointed at his face. Different sleep schedule, differerent food and water. Did anyone see if he have his ever-present OJ with him? I don't think I saw it.

  • 12 months ago

    samar301

    It was psychological victory for Anand ...He forced comfortable draw with black :)

  • 12 months ago

    rsankalp

    Can we have the game uploaded here? It would be better for analysis if this could be done for all the future games of this championship too.

  • 12 months ago

    RITULPARIKH

    FIrst game is drawn.... next Anand will win

  • 12 months ago

    Eostre

    OMG how bad is the commentary, and they're not even trying to keep up with the play

  • 12 months ago

    naveenrai4u

    @ Statik0, thank you so much for providing link for the live broadcast of Anand Vs Carlsen Smile
     
    http://www.twitch.tv/ChessNetwork

  • 12 months ago

    EhsanBalani_1987

    First game is a draw!

  • 12 months ago

    Purbayan

    anand is the best!!!!Cool

  • 12 months ago

    snake_babu

    I hope these matches go to a tiebreaker so that we get more action

  • 12 months ago

    godbobby

    Hey guys!!!! stop IT>>>>>>>>>  Anand or carlsen let's watch tough games!!!!!

    That's chessssssssssss!!!!!!!!

  • 12 months ago

    GMKhezrian

    I think Carlsen will win.

  • 12 months ago

    Javier88

    So close now!!! I am just hoping that this first round will not end up in a draw!

  • 12 months ago

    BUSIS1

    carlsen is best! :p

  • 12 months ago

    RGDS

    Some people think Magnus will win. I know Anand will win!!

  • 12 months ago

    FM krstulov_alex

    I think, Magnus win! :)

  • 12 months ago

    JohnChessboard

    "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."

    Why is chess.com's live coverage starting 30 minutes after the game has begun??  Am I missing something?

  • 12 months ago

    hmazloomian

    I think Carlson will win. It will be a close game with a lot of draws. But Magnus will revail with one or two points.

  • 12 months ago

    Chessmaster087

    i gotta tell ya theseguys are LEGENDS

  • 12 months ago

    samar301

    This will be not only game ...It will be battle between youngster and experienced....I would love to see Carlsen attacking in unorthodox way !

  • 12 months ago

    GURANTYDEFEAT

    no one can defeat anand thats true

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