How To Watch Carlsen vs Grischuk Speed Chess Champs Today
The 2017 Speed Chess Championship is down to its final four combatants, and today the semifinals begin with a matchup of two decorated champions.
The world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, will take on the three-time world blitz champion Alexander Grischuk in a rematch of the 2016 GM Blitz Battles semifinal that Carlsen won on his way to the championship.
The following viewing options will be available:
- Twitch.tv/chess: the official broadcast with IM Daniel Rensch -- watch here to see the Twitch chat.
- Chess.com/TV: watch here to see the Chess.com chat.
What to do before the match starts?
- Read FM Mike Klein's by-the-numbers preview of the match.
- Look over the 2017 Speed Chess Championship bracket again.
- Read about the rules, match-ups, and prizes for the event at the official Speed Chess Championship page.
- Get hyped for the event by watching our promo video.
After the match, the second semifinal of the Speed Chess Championship is scheduled for December 15, with Hikaru Nakamura vs Sergey Karjakin.
Plan ahead with the full schedule here.