If you go to our main news page you see a section with the title "Live Tournaments" to the right of the main story. If the tournament you are looking for is not in the list you can click "Playchess" on the right and look for it in the full Playchess client that is available in your browser:
As we write these lines the four most important tournaments that are being broadcast are the following:
The Grenke Chess Classic with the World's number 1, 3, 5, 9 players
The Reykjavik Open with Giri, Andreikin, Jobava, Shirov, Kamsky, etc., plus Nihal Sarin
The Karpov Poikovsky with Inarkiev, Jakovenko, Najer, Dubov, Sutovsky, Bologan and others
You will also find the Zurich Chess Challenge, which has ended, but where you can still access the games, most of them with machine-generated commentary.
Clicking on any of the links on the right side of the news page will take you to the live broadcast of the event. These are the most-watched tournaments that Playchess is currently broadcasting.
As the day progresses more and more tournaments come on live – in this example China is well under way, and Reykjavik has just started (11 a.m. CEST).
If the tournament you are looking for in not in the list you can go to our Live Broadcast page and will probably find them there.
Clicking on an event, e.g. the Yingmei Cup, will produce a board with the top three games – or just one game, if you are watching with a smartphone. Click on the following image to enlarge.
Clicking on one of the small boards or one of the games in the list will transfer it to the main board.
Note that our live broadcast now includes chat: spectators (and machines) draw your attention to interesting things happening in the games, even on remote boards and other events.
A click will take you to the game and the position (e.g. the Chu-Ding blunder in the above screen shot). And: if you have a ChessBase Account you can join in and enter chat yourself, right here in your browser.
At the bottom you have links to all the rounds played so far – and to other events
Of particular interest is the link "Analysis". Is shows you that 62 games from the event you are following have been analysed and annotated by a very powerful computer. Clicking on a game in the list that appears will open it on the large board (click image to enlarge):
The machine analysis included didactic opening notes, tactical analysis, threats, better lines – all given in natural language. Diagrams are inserted in key positions. The evaluation bar below the notation indicates how the game went for the two players. In the above example you can simply click on the bar to jump to the position, around move 50, where things went bad for the former Women's World Champion.
So basically you can watch all the action from around the world with a few clicks:
It is so simple, and provides such a lot of chess enjoyment.
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