Foidos: test the world championship broadcast system

8/3/2008 – The October World Chess Championship in Bonn, Germany, will be broadcast on the Internet using a new system developed by Dutch technology company DGT, using multiple cameras to show the action during the game. As a dry run the company is now covering the University of Twente Young Masters in Holland, with GM Yasser Seirawan commenting. 300 free tickets are available.

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During the first days of the University of Twente Young Masters tournament (, a live test with the FoidosChess TV, the new video presentation system for the World Chess Championship Anand vs Kramnik match in October in Bonn, was tested. As the tests went fine on the first two days, the developers of Foidos, Chess Media Services (a joint venture with DGT), are ready to open the system will to about 300 extra viewers.

You can view a demo of FoidosChess at where DGT is showing footage of the video recordings of the Kramnik simul against Marie Sebag and Jan Werle earlier this year at DGT Headquarters in Enschede, NL.

To apply for tickets for today’s game on the first board of the University of Twente Young Masters please send an email to

The game will start at 14:30 CET. The comments on the game will be made by Yasser Seirawan.


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