Carlsen-Anand: World Championship Coverage

  • IM DanielRensch
  • on 11/4/13, 8:27 AM. 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," 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 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's YouTube Channel - click here to subscribe) Peter Doggers,'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. 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 - 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, 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 Live games will also be available from the official website. To see's full TV Schedule, go to 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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  • 3 years ago


    just the first round played. lot of action yet to come. picture abhi baki hai mere dost.

  • 3 years ago


    Regarding playing the home country and the advantage, remember Gelfand played in Russia (where his ancestors came from), Topalov played in Bulgaria his homeland. Karpov played Anand without any rest. The Russian have had the home and state advantage for several decades, remember Korchnoi versus Karpov etc.

    Anand is one of the most decent and dignified Champions, Kasparvov used to rant and rave and did not have humility, Karpov would do anything to win, Anand, Kramnik and Gelfand are a rare breed of gentlemen Champions. Even Carslen speaks like Kasparov. Remember Carslen nearly lost the challenge to Kramnik and won only on tie break.

  • 3 years ago


  • 3 years ago


    where is the movelist?

  • 3 years ago


    That match was extraordinary but only a draw

    But there was a lot of action

  • 3 years ago


    @Mrnckyb: I think it's pretty obvious that this wasn't a prepared draw.  Carlsen will be wanting wins as white, not draws.

  • 3 years ago


    pls have look at the press conference. Anand was asked for a question that why are you agreed for the comfortable draw? it was a very well planned and managed draw by anand. he will hit with the strom tomorrow morning. apart from this please have a look at previous games of anand. he is a classical player who forced the draw and wins the games. even he had a same stratergy for the great kasparov.

  • 3 years ago


    question, with the game being a draw does that affect their overall rating or do they stay the same? and comment for WE WANT DANIEL RENSCH , WE WANT DANIEL RENSCH TO MAKE VIDEOS FOR THIS MATCHES!!! lol

  • 3 years ago


    some draws, aspecially st the beginning are natural for a championship-match! feeling out the enemy and fight when u know him... 

  • 3 years ago


    Anad was quite aggressivese. Who says that he is going to lose?Cool

  • 3 years ago



    Why is it funny

  • 3 years ago


    Anand has a strategy.He called for a draw on purpose.Well the show must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BEST OF LUCK ANAND!!!!!!!!

  • 3 years ago


    Anand had an upper-hand by a whisker. Wonder why he agreed for a Draw.

  • 3 years ago


    @LELopezGuerra (and anyone else who wants to know when to wake up):


  • 3 years ago


    Well, for the first game both Vishy and Carlsen seem to be very cautious and defensive,Makes sense as preparing to settle down.Tomorrow"s game might be more aggressive and decisive.

  • 3 years ago


    Tomorrow we'll see who's the one.

  • 3 years ago


    I got up at 4:00am est, it started at 4:30am, and started drinking my wake up coffee, ready to enjoy an epic battle of two great players only to be very dissapointed with a 16 move draw. Wish I would have got more sleep now.

  • 3 years ago


    Does anybody know match time (Anand-Carlssen) in Central Time (USA)? Thanks a lot in advance!!

  • 3 years ago


    Talk chess here not what other guys said..they are entitled to their opinion :)

  • 3 years ago


    winner gets 3 million dollars wow!

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