How To Watch Nepomniachtchi vs Aronian Speed Chess Champs Today
The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship resumes today with a battle of two closely-matched super-GMs: Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Levon Aronian.
Nepomniachtchi is technically the higher seed, starting the Speed Chess Championship with a better blitz rating. But that was before Aronian surged nearly 70 points to number-three in the world.
Aronian is playing the best blitz of his career, fresh off a win in St. Louis, but he will have to deal with a younger opponent eager to notch his first Speed Chess victory on Chess.com.
The following viewing options will be available:
- Twitch.tv/chess: the official broadcast with IM Daniel Rensch and IM Anna Rudolf (English) -- watch here to see the Twitch chat.
- Chess.com/TV: watch here to see the Chess.com chat.
Want to see Nepomniachtchi and Aronian's most brilliant chess tactics?
FM Mike Klein is your guide in this must-watch video on the two grandmasters' career highlights. The video is free for all members.
More Speed Chess Championship:
- 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 today, the Speed Chess Championship resumes tomorrow, Aug. 24 with the American number-one Fabiano Caruana vs the top woman in the world, Hou Yifan.
The Fabiano Caruana vs Hou Yifan match begins at the special time of 3 p.m. Pacific on Aug. 24.
Plan ahead with the full Speed Chess schedule here.