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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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  • 5 months ago

    MonkeyH

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

  • 5 months ago

    minguel

    Vishy Anand beats Magnus Carlsen 2 : 0

  • 5 months ago

    KSBK

    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.

  • 5 months ago

    Gigatt78

    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!

  • 5 months ago

    scaccomato

    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.

  • 5 months ago

    ClavierCavalier

    To which webstie are you referring?  If it is chess.com, perhaps you have a browser problem.  Every computer I've seen chess.com from gives a large white section for the text.

  • 5 months ago

    TunaSushi

    I wish I could comment but on the website's dark gray background I can barely see the black text and the dark blue hyperlinks are complete unreadable.  What fool choose those color combinations?

  • 5 months ago

    TunaSushi

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  • 5 months ago

    scaccomato

    This tournament is of epic proportions. Regardless of who the winner would be, this championship game will hold its place in the modern history of chess. Anand's ability will be severely taxed by his formidable youthful opponent. Carlsen cannot afford to be over confident. He is up with the lion of chess.

  • 5 months ago

    Ironknight777

    Its a carlsen era...now...period.....!

  • 5 months ago

    wvega23

    I saw the press conference, and wow I didn't know carlsen grew up to be so arrogant, it's uncalled for if he is better and the world knows you better then just prove on the board, he probably will win but I kinda hope he loses so he can get a lesson in humbleness

  • 5 months ago

    jmw9

    good luck to both players.

  • 5 months ago

    wezmus

    An and will win, and then maybe consider retiring. If he does, Carlsen will have a superb chance of taking the vacant title. Sorry all the Carlsen fans

  • 5 months ago

    pmcglothin

    Sounds like a great coverage plan, Chess.com. Thank you.

    You have piqued my interest. I plan to watch the shows.

  • 5 months ago

    kortsnoi2

    Happy, enjoyable to see these games..

  • 5 months ago

    tridev1234

    Both are great players in their own terms.Good luck to both.Watch for some innovative moves.

  • 5 months ago

    Rhincodon

    Carlsen was behaving like the kid he is at the Press Conference. This stubborn, provoking, unfriendly guy should be everybodies darling?? No way...Vishy was gentlemanlike from the beginning to the end and a perfect representative of our sport...hope he will do it again.

  • 5 months ago

    ghombau60

    @CK40N The last 10 games...9 Draws and one win by Magnus at Tal memorial 2013...which is the above game.In between Anand did won one game at 20th Amber Tournament 2011 but its Blindfold. I hope its correct.

  • 5 months ago

    eskandari

    magnud will win. i am shur.

  • 5 months ago

    Kolkhoznik

    NY Times today says Anand is a star only in India and that only Carlsen can make chess popular again.  (By "popular" they mean raking in the corporate bucks.)  I tend to disagree on both counts.

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