Carlsen-Anand: World Championship Coverage

  • IM DanielRensch
  • on 11/4/13, 8:27 AM. 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," 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 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's YouTube Channel - click here to subscribe) Peter Doggers,'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. 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 - 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, 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 Live games will also be available from the official website. To see's full TV Schedule, go to 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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  • 2 years ago


    Ivanchuk gave Carlsen a very good lesson in London but it was not sufficient to make him behave properly. Hope he will have some more lessons from Anand.

  • 2 years ago


    good luck to both players.

  • 2 years ago


    It seems like quite a few want Humility (Read Anand) to win over APPARENT Pride/Arrogance(Read Carlsen), but this may just be heart's need for justice - to see the arrogant taught a lesson etc.. In real daily life however, we see that the one who dominates rules. Anand may still win but it does not mean that Humility has won. Carlsen is not going to lose just because he seems Arrogant (although personally I think sometimes arrogance can be a weakness in chess but Carlsen has risen to the top). Lets not mix up different things.

  • 2 years ago


    I am an Indian, proud of my country launching Mangalyaan.Today I'll be proud to see vishy win.

  • 2 years ago


    Will we be able to see and comment on moves? 

    When does the first game start?

  • 2 years ago


    i like anand but i'm rooting for carlsen Laughing


  • 2 years ago


    Carlsen is the most brilliant player of all time!

  • 2 years ago


    All the Best Anand !!!!!!1

  • 2 years ago


    Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsten, will Carlsten beaten Anand and get triumph in India, remember Bobby Fischer had triumph in Reckjavik (Ice land) and to be Paul Morphy who never world champhion. Norwegia has prepare for this moment and Magnus to be as a symbol for chess and sex (Time magazine).Lets see, 6 billions chess fans are waiting now.

  • 2 years ago


    I don't really care who wins. I just want some great games

  • 2 years ago


    Carlsen is a winner. He is hungry for victories....and that is why he behave like he does. He is young and do not care about what other think of him. Cos he is a born champion and will stay champ til he lose that

    Spirit. Cheers from Lommedalen Magnus.

  • 2 years ago


  • 2 years ago


    Well, carlsen isn't obligated to tell anything he doesn't want too. If that makes him arrogant it says more about the person who declares that.

  • 2 years ago


    I understand KSKB's comment about Anand's more gracioius performance at the interview, but I would not take that too far as considering Carlsen paricularly rude. Do consider that he's a younger fellow, relatively new to the world stage. I would say that the way he answered those questions could easily be seen as sincere attempts at politeness, notwithstanding the importance of him holding his own on the psychological level of the duel, rough edges and all. As was commented in the lengthy (very lengthy for a keyed-up person at the pinacle of his career, before the whole world, managing jet lag), the two fellows are among the most gentlemanly competitors for the world title we have seen in the past century.

    Let the chessplay begin!

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  • 2 years ago


    Ehh is it possible to see the games live? This is really unfindable in the article :/.

  • 2 years ago


    Vishy Anand beats Magnus Carlsen 2 : 0

  • 2 years ago


    Yes, I watched the press meeting, Carlsen was very rude, said "No need to translate that question in English...". Also the way he said that he wouldn't return the favour.... about his seconds...". Anand was very nice, and his reply for Carlsen's refusal was very good one.....

    Anand should and will win the Championship by beating this rude fellow and teach him a lesson of humbleness....

    Best of Luck Anand.

  • 2 years ago


    Good luck to both players.  Only one will emerge as the world champion.  Anand has the wide experience but Magnus has the passion.  Whoever wins, congratulations!

  • 2 years ago


    This chess tournament is of epic proportions. It comes at a time when millions of chess players are armed with computers and would be following the protagonists' every move including language.

    Anand is up against Carlsen, a hungry youthful and formidable opponent. Although a young lion for an opponent, however, Carlsen cannot be over confident.

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