Do you know which tournaments are on at the moment? Do you know which GMs or super GMs are playing? You can now find all this information in one place! A list of all the tournaments currently being broadcast on the playchess.com server, from Antarctica to Zanzibar, is available at live.playchess.com!
But first let us remember how you did this until now. If you wanted to watch live games – a specific tournament or just to check what was currently happening – you would start your Fritz or ChessBase, and log into Playchess, perhaps using the dedicated Playchess client. This is what you get at login:
Once you are online on the server you go to the Broadcast room:
There you find a list of all tournaments being currently broadcast:
Not too much on an early Saturday morning, but maybe you are interested in the Parsvnath Delhi Open, which is currently under way (India is 4½ hours ahead of Europe). You locate it in the list and see a list of games below, where you can select one to watch. All fairly straighforward, but involving multiple steps.
Now we have a new service that gives you access to Playchess, with a neat overview of what is currently being broadcast, directly in your browser. Just click live.playchess.com – and bookmark this page for future use.
This one-click access in your browser, on your notebook, tablet or even your smartphone, produces an instant overview of the tournaments that are currently being broadcast – and others where the round has ended but the games are still available in the Playchess broadcast room. So you click on the tournament you want to watch, and that takes you to the live board.
As you know the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2017, with Carlsen, Aronian, So, Karjakin, Giri, etc., is starting this weekend, so it is the ideal way for you to test our new broadcast service. There are two invitational groups with 14 players in each, plus a giant Amateur Open.
We wish you a lot of enjoyment in two weeks of surely very exciting chess.