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


    This tournament is of epic proportions. Regardless of who the winner would be, this championship game will hold its place in the modern history of chess. Anand's ability will be severely taxed by his formidable youthful opponent. Carlsen cannot afford to be over confident. He is up with the lion of chess.

  • 3 years ago


    Its a carlsen!

  • 3 years ago


    I saw the press conference, and wow I didn't know carlsen grew up to be so arrogant, it's uncalled for if he is better and the world knows you better then just prove on the board, he probably will win but I kinda hope he loses so he can get a lesson in humbleness

  • 3 years ago


    good luck to both players.

  • 3 years ago


    An and will win, and then maybe consider retiring. If he does, Carlsen will have a superb chance of taking the vacant title. Sorry all the Carlsen fans

  • 3 years ago


    Sounds like a great coverage plan, Thank you.

    You have piqued my interest. I plan to watch the shows.

  • 3 years ago


    Happy, enjoyable to see these games..

  • 3 years ago


    Both are great players in their own terms.Good luck to both.Watch for some innovative moves.

  • 3 years ago


    Carlsen was behaving like the kid he is at the Press Conference. This stubborn, provoking, unfriendly guy should be everybodies darling?? No way...Vishy was gentlemanlike from the beginning to the end and a perfect representative of our sport...hope he will do it again.

  • 3 years ago


    @CK40N The last 10 games...9 Draws and one win by Magnus at Tal memorial 2013...which is the above game.In between Anand did won one game at 20th Amber Tournament 2011 but its Blindfold. I hope its correct.

  • 3 years ago


    magnud will win. i am shur.

  • 3 years ago


    NY Times today says Anand is a star only in India and that only Carlsen can make chess popular again.  (By "popular" they mean raking in the corporate bucks.)  I tend to disagree on both counts.

  • 3 years ago


    Go Magnus!

  • 3 years ago


    My money is on Magnus, but my heart is with Anand...

  • 3 years ago


    all the best anand....

  • 3 years ago


    @M8IN3 did you check out tle last 10 matches? Whats the score?

  • 3 years ago


    not sure if my records are 100% accurate but anand has a +3 score against carlson, with about 30 games played between them over the last 8 years or so .....

  • 3 years ago


    who so ever wins, its going to be a wonderful game I am sure !

  • 3 years ago


    going to  be a very exciting match.

  • 3 years ago


    This is very exciting! I hope I can watch all of their games in this championship match. Laughing

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