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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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  • 14 months ago

    BAMARABAMARABAMARA

    WIN MAGNUS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DEFEAT ANAND EASILY

  • 14 months ago

    Chessmaster087

    its going to be really close

  • 14 months ago

    Chessmaster087

    Both of yous are great 

  • 14 months ago

    aaratha

    vishy wil win! good luck champ

  • 14 months ago

    gourob

    go ahead V. Anand.

  • 14 months ago

    smihir6

    i support both of you .best of luck Anand and Carslin.i know that carlsin has a  higher rating ,but don't give up Anand okay

  • 14 months ago

    eduardobless

    Carlsen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !@#$%^&*()_+ 

  • 14 months ago

    ravirkv

    All the best anand gi

  • 14 months ago

    QueensDestroyer

    Anand had his time. Now is the time for Carlsen to take the crown and be the world's chess king. This will cause the young generation to get more involved in chess.

  • 14 months ago

    Game_win

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  • 14 months ago

    Game_win

    Look,we don't know who is gonna stamp his authority. . .but what we know that ths is gonna one of the biggest encounter of history. .like Fischer-spassky. .so just sit back and enjoy the battle of classic chess. .. .

  • 14 months ago

    rainman_life

    Anand - You shall win.

  • 14 months ago

    manspider29

    mmmmmmmmm. . . . . spicy

  • 14 months ago

    cuddles4

    Don't underestimate Anand, he has a secret spicy concoction ready!

  • 14 months ago

    Paulbrevik

    Best of luck, Carlsen! 

  • 14 months ago

    kylan511

    Good luck to both players, but I think Carlson stands a better chance because of his position....... But Anand might find a way!Wink

  • 14 months ago

    manspider29

    so, let me get this straight, In AEST (Eastern Australia) it starts at 7pm?? Thanks!

  • 14 months ago

    Ericatheshrink

    i want to have anand's baby

  • 14 months ago

    Nequrix

    i hope Carslen win and make somehinh in chess, Anand dont play bad bad his plya is on;y fpr draw so its fucking boring...
    GO MAGNUSSSSSSS 

  • 14 months ago

    Arash-Afghanistan

    who plays black and who plays white?!

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