Anand v Topalov Coverage Update

Anand v Topalov Coverage Update

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Apr 28, 2010, 11:29 AM |
42 | Chess Event Coverage

The opening games of the 2010 World Chess Championship between Vishy Anand and Veselin Topalov have been so full of excitement, it makes me feel sorry for people who don't play chess!  What a world of thrills they are missing!

After a disastrous start in game 1, the champion Vishy Anand (pictured) has recovered magnificently to win in games 2 and 4 to take the lead.

The players have another rest day tomorrow, so game 5 starts on 30 April at 12:00 GMT.  Topalov will have the white pieces and will be hoping to level the match before he faces two consecutive games with black in games 6 and 7 (the order of colours changes at the half way point).

The coverage by Chess.com has been hugely popular so far, with over 1,000 members watching the live broadcasts on Chess.com TV

The great popularity of the broadcasts has encouraged Chess.com to commit to cover ALL of the remaining games live. The schedule now looks like this:

Game 5 30-Apr GM Jesse Kraai Free Access for All Members
Game 6 01-May IM Daniel Rensch Platinum and Diamond Members
Game 7 03-May GM Josh Friedel + NM Arun Sharma Platinum and Diamond Members
Game 8 04-May IM Sam Shankland Free Access for All Members
Game 9 06-May GM Jesse Kraai Free Access for All Members
Game 10 07-May IM David Pruess To be decided
Game 11 09-May IM Daniel Rensch To be decided
Game 12 11-May To be decided To be decided


The only downside of the success of the broadcasts are the increased charges incurred by Chess.com for excess bandwidth usage!  Therefore, as can be seen above, the extra games being covered will likely only be available to members with at least Platinum membership (a sneaky tip is that a 1 month Platinum membership is just $5.99 and will ensure you get to see all the remaining Chess.com TV coverage, as well as all the other benefits!)

Anyone who would like to advertise on (or sponsor) any Chess.com TV broadcasts please get in touch with David Pruess.  If you would like to find out more about whether games 10,11 and 12 will be available to all members or not, read the forum discussion here.

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