News Coverage Of World Rapid & Blitz Begins Thursday
This year has been an amazing one for super-grandmaster chess, and continues to have all the coverage. Coverage Of World Rapid & Blitz Begins Thursday

| 83 | News's over-the-board coverage continues with World Rapid & Blitz, featuring some of the strongest speed chess players in the world. With $1 million in prizes up for grabs, GM Yasser Seirawan and GM Robert Hess will have the call as the action begins Thursday, December 26 at 4 a.m. PST on and continues until December 30 across all of's video streaming channels. The field will feature household names including Hikaru Nakamura, Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri and many more.

More information on's commitment to covering more over-the-board events on ChessTV can be found below.

Expanding its popular coverage of live events, has increased its live-streaming analysis of major over-the-board tournaments throughout 2019. The analysis has aired live on's Twitch channels: the flagship, and the alternate channel has covered over-the-board super-grandmaster tournaments with a lineup of chess-master analysts, including IM Daniel Rensch, Hess, GM Eric Hansen, GM Aman Hambleton, Seirawan and more guest commentators. All streams have featured enhanced production values, viewer interaction and live chess education, move-by-move.

Yasser Seirawan Robert Hess Chess
GM Yaz and GM Hess will have the call for the 2019 World Rapid & Blitz

The expanded coverage kicked off Saturday, July 27 with analysis of the Paris Rapid and Blitz Grand Chess Tour super-tournament. Rensch was at the helm for the analysis team of the Paris stream, with live coverage of games which covered the full rounds of some of the most important tournaments in the world. 

Analysis of the Paris Rapid and Blitz will feature games by 10 of the world's best fast-chess players: Vishy Anand, Fabiano Caruana, Daniil Dubov, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Anish Giri, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Nakamura, Ian Nepomniachtchi andVachier-Lagrave.

Live analysis streams are planned for more major over-the-board chess events in the coming year:

  • Candidates Tournament
  • Chess Olympiad
  • Grand Chess Tour
  • World Chess Championship
  • and much more
World Rapid & Blitz schedule
The full schedule of's coverage for World Rapid & Blitz

The enhanced analysis schedule is in addition to the regularly scheduled coverage of's major events, including the Speed Chess Championship and its main bracket in September.

Speed Chess Championship coverage.
Speed Chess Championship coverage.

You can follow all of's live coverage of major chess events on and

For the full schedule of's in-house events, see the ChessTV schedule. For a full list of over-the-board events, visit

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