World Championship: GM commentary on Playchess

10/21/2013 – The 2013 World Chess Championship between reigning champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Magnus Carlsen begins in less than a month. Naturally the games will be broadcast live on Playchess.com – and there will be a sterling array of grandmasters doing live commentary. A new function of Playchess allows two GMs in different locations to discuss the games with each other. It is going to be great, people!

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Live commentary in English

Day
Round
Live Playchess commentary in English
Nov. 09
1
GM Daniel King + GM Simon Williams
Nov. 10
2
GM Daniel King + GM Yasser Seirawan
Nov. 12
3
GM Yasser Seirawan + GM Maurice Ashley
Nov. 13
4
GM Yasser Seirawan + GM Alejandro Ramirez
Nov. 15
5
GM Daniel King + GM Maurice Ashley
Nov. 16
6
GM Daniel King + GM GM Alejandro Ramirez
Nov. 18
7
GM Yasser Seirawan + GM Alejandro Ramirez
Nov. 19
8
GM Daniel King + GM Chris Ward
Nov. 21
9
GM Daniel King + GM Simon Williams
Nov. 22
10
GM Daniel King + GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Nov. 24
11
GM Daniel King + GM Maurice Ashley
Nov. 26
12
GM Chris Ward + GM Simon Williams
Nov. 28
Tiebreak
GM Daniel King + GM Chris Ward

Local Times: The games will begin at 3:00 p.m. Indian Time. That is 4:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (New York), 10:30h Central European Time (Paris), 1:30 p.m. Moscow Standard Time. Find your local time here.

Live commentary in other languages

Day
Round
French German Spanish
Nov. 09
1
GM Fabien Libiszewski GM Klaus Bischoff Leontxo García
Nov. 10
2
GM Fabien Libiszewski GM Klaus Bischoff Leontxo García
Nov. 12
3
GM Christian Bauer GM Thomas Luther Leontxo García
Nov. 13
4
GM Christian Bauer GM Klaus Bischoff Leontxo García
Nov. 15
5
GM Fabien Libiszewski GM Thomas Luther Leontxo García
Nov. 16
6
GM Fabien Libiszewski GM Klaus Bischoff Leontxo García
Nov. 18
7
GM Christian Bauer GM Klaus Bischoff Leontxo García
Nov. 19
8
GM Yannick Pelletier GM Klaus Bischoff Leontxo García
Nov. 21
9
GM M. Vachier-Lagrave GM Klaus Bischoff Leontxo García
Nov. 22
10
GM Sebastien Mazé GM Klaus Bischoff Leontxo García
Nov. 24
11
GM Sebastien Mazé GM Klaus Bischoff Leontxo García
Nov. 26
12
GM Yannick Pelletier GM Klaus Bischoff Leontxo García
Nov. 28
TB
GM Sebastien Mazé GM Klaus Bischoff Leontxo García

The commentary will commence around 30 minutes after the start of the games. The schedule and commentators may be changed before the start of the Championship on November 9th, with long and short castlings possible.


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The venue

The venue of the FIDE World Championship Match between reigning champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Magnus Carlsen is the Hyatt Regency Chennai, the epitome of five star luxury in the heart of Chennai on the iconic Anna Salai. The hotel is easily accessible from the Chennai domestic and International airport and is also in close proximity to consulates, business districts, Chennai’s IT corridor, Chennai Trade Centre and prime residential areas, including Boat Club Road and Poes Garden.


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Situated on the iconic Anna Salai (Mount Road), the hotel is a 327 luxury room contemporary business hotel in Chennai (Madras) providing authentic hospitality to the discerning buisness and leisure travelers. Hyatt Regency Chennai is also home a vibrant foodscape, and has a stunning outdoor leisure pool, steam room, sauna and a Fitness Centre with the latest in cardio and strength training is also available.

Schedule

The 2013 World Chess Championship match will be played over a maximum of twelve games. The winner of the match will be the first player to score 6.5 points or more. If the winner scores 6.5 points in less than 12 games then the closing ceremony will take place on the day after the World Championship has been decided or one day thereafter.

07 November 2013 – Opening Ceremony
09 November 2013 – Game 1
10 November 2013 – Game 2
11 November 2013 – Rest Day
12 November 2013 – Game 3
13 November 2013 – Game 4
14 November 2013 – Rest Day
15 November 2013 – Game 5
16 November 2013 – Game 6
17 November 2013 – Rest Day
18 November 2013 – Game 7
19 November 2013 – Game 8
20 November 2013 – Rest Day
21 November 2013 – Game 9
22 November 2013 – Game 10
23 November 2013 – Rest Day
24 November 2013 – Game 11
25 November 2013 – Rest Day
26 November 2013 – Game 12
27 November 2013 – Rest Day
28 November 2013 – Tiebreak games
28 November 2013 – Closing Ceremony

The drawing of colors will be conducted during the opening ceremony. The colors will be reversed after game six, i.e. the player getting white in game one will play game seven with black. The time control for each game will be 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting after move 61 has been made.

Tiebreak: If the scores are level after the regular twelve games, after a new drawing of colors, four tie-break games will be played, at a rate of 25 minutes for each player, with an increment of 10 seconds after each move. The players will not be required to record the moves. If the scores are level after the four games then, after a new drawing of colors, a match of two games will be played, with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If still there is no winner after five such matches (total ten games), one sudden-death game will be played: the player who wins the drawing of lots before this game may choose the color. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes whereupon, and after the 60th move both players receive an increment of three seconds per move. In case of a draw the player with the black pieces is declared the winner.

The tickets for the match will be available for sale at the official web site or from the Delhi Chess Association's ticketing service. Tickets cost Rs. 2,000/2,500 for Sandard/Premium per game, or Rs. 21,000/26,000 for all games. Note: there are 63 Indian Rupees to the US dollar and 85 Rupees to the Euro. Thus a day ticket costs €24 or $32, a season ticket is €248 or $335, at the current rate of exchange.

Links

The games will be broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server Playchess.com. If you are not a member you can download a free Playchess client there and get immediate access. You can also use ChessBase 12 or any of our Fritz compatible chess programs.


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