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World Champion Anand to Play "Vote Chess" vs the World!

  • IM DanielRensch
  • on 7/31/12, 1:28 PM.

You can NOW register for the match by clicking here!!!

World Champion Viswanathan Anand will play a match against the World via Chess.com's "Vote Chess" platform on August 13th 2012 at 10:30 AM PST. Chess.com LLC and Metropolitan Chess, Inc have partnered up to make this amazing event possible. 

Anand will be the head instructor at the Metro Chess Invitational Chess Camp from August 9th through 13th in Los Angeles. He will conclude his activities by playing a Simultaneous Exhibition the morning of August 13th against a small group of lucky individuals. One of the boards in the Simul will belong to the Chess.com Community as they vote in their suggested move for a relayer to play on the actual board for Anand as he moves from board to board during the Simul.

The World Champion will play the white pieces. The World will have 5 minutes to vote on their move choice. Anand will also have 5 minutes to make his move; however, he may be alloted more time if he is unable to make his way around the "Live Simul" in time. Metropolitan Chess, Inc will have a relayer at the board dedicated solely to monitoring the game, and relaying the World's voted chess move.

Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand will join a prestigious list of previous Vote Chess match players on Chess.com -- though he is by far the most prominent chess figure (and strongest player) to ever compete in a Chess.com Vote Chess game, as well as the first World Champion. This format of the event, ie a Vote Chess Match played by the World Champion vs the World in a "Simul setting" is also the first of its kind.

National Master Ankit Gupta, USCF Organizer of the Year in 2011 and Founder/President of Metropolitan Chess Inc, helped bring the reigning World Champion to Los Angeles for this event...

IM Daniel Rensch will cover the entire match live on Chess.com/TV along with other special guests. It's also possible that some of the other "more interesting" games from Anand's Simul in L.A. will be relayed to Chess.com's Live Play Server for members to observe during the match.

You can NOW register for the match by clicking here!!!


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  • 20 months ago

    GuardedElement

    shut up. i said we shoulda done bh5 we woulda won then.

  • 20 months ago

    eugene_p_needlemeyer

    Elfman, you wouldn't know what to do anyway. Get over it.

  • 20 months ago

    GuardedElement

    that draw totally sucked. we coulda won. im still mad about dis

  • 21 months ago

    ivo10

    I play for World and Thank You Mr Anand!

  • 21 months ago

    mammuammu

    Vishu u r the best............had grt time yester 

  • 21 months ago

    meokatdisgame

    what a boring game

  • 21 months ago

    Kazemi1990

    we should used indian defence

  • 21 months ago

    DAB-16

    A draw is pretty close to a win in my opinion! Laughing

  • 21 months ago

    Elizabeth0

    Wow, that's so amazing we drew against the world chess champion!! Smile

  • 21 months ago

    danidon

    We played with the champion of the world ...... and did not win!

  • 21 months ago

    lifelinechess

    just gave up a very nice position lol..sad,...

  • 21 months ago

    gobsy

    we should have done alternate Bd7 and Be6 for Anand to make his alternate move !   he knew he had no other way to get away with.

  • 21 months ago

    sajjanbb

    there should have been veto power for the highest ranker of CHESS.COM before draw

  • 21 months ago

    spyfox911

    Oh, so you think he would have beaten us anyway???

  • 21 months ago

    goldknives7

    yeah the lower players basically had the majority of us.

  • 21 months ago

    spyfox911

    Sigh... well as we should say, GOOD GAME.

  • 21 months ago

    Andromalius2002

    Wow. A draw? What an underwhelming conclusion to a game with the world champion. Instead of pressing on and facing possible defeat we took the easy way out. How lame.

  • 21 months ago

    BlackMagic

    A draw is not bad. If we had a proper chat room we could have communicated better an taken him maybe.

  • 21 months ago

    MakoX

    actually they should let those with motivation to play.... never mind i'll jsut say somehting stupid in the end so i'll go quiet

  • 21 months ago

    Raioh

    WAIT, HOW DID WE DRAW!?!?!?

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