Guest star analysis from St. Louis

by Macauley Peterson
12/15/2018 – Here's a handy guide for future reference. We present one-click access to all the special guests that you may have missed from the great 'Today in Chess' shows, courtesy the Saint Louis Chess Club. Garry Kasparov was a regular, but they also received virtual visits from Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Peter Leko and more. Plus all the ChessBase contributors (video and text) annotations in once place.

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Today in Chess special guest segments

Each day, the Saint Louis Chess Club invited one or more special guests to their live commentary webcast. We've embedded video players for each day's guest segment linked directly for each access. At the bottom of the post, you'll find all the 'World Championship Edition', plus all the ChessBase annotations for each game. Expanded versions of our own guest annotators thoughts will be in the upcoming issue of ChessBase Magazine.

Game 1 — Garry Kasparov

Kasparov makes his first appearance

This show was also the genesis of the infamous "leaked" training video which got noticed worldwide a few days after it originally aired, prompting the live webcast to be unpublished. They haven't republished the video, but you can watch that segment below:

Caruana and his team at a pre-match training session


Game 2 — Bruce Pandolfini

Bruce Pandolfini is an American Master and prolific author who Caruana's first chess coach


Game 3 — Vladimir Kramnik


Game 4 — Irina Krush


Game 5 — Cristian Chirila


Game 6 — there was no live guest


Game 7 — Viswanathan Anand


Game 8 — Peter Leko


Game 9 — Peter Leko

Game 10 — Viswanathan Anand


Game 11 — Garry Kasparov


Game 12 — Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik

Kramnik is introduced at 2:44:30 in the video below.


Today in Chess, World Championship edition playlist

The Saint Louis Chess Club YouTube channel put together a playlist of all ten "fireside chats", four advance interviews with players about the World Championship shot a few months prior, and all 13 daily live shows, all of which you can replay in the video player below. Click the playlist icon in the upper left corner of the video player to select a video, and you can also follow along via the game viewer below.


All ChessBase guest annotations

 

All Round-up show


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Macauley is Editor in Chief of ChessBase News in Hamburg, Germany, and producer of The Full English Breakfast chess podcast. He was an Associate Producer of the 2016 feature documentary, Magnus.
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macauley macauley 12/16/2018 02:51
@kramnikstudent - Thanks. Noted.
kramnikstudent kramnikstudent 12/16/2018 09:21
Game 12 also had Kramnik as a guest :)
daftarche daftarche 12/15/2018 01:03
@squarelitis Fabi is a resident of Saint Louis so...
nishantvarma nishantvarma 12/15/2018 10:18
Excellent Macauley. This is exactly what I was searching for! Amazing that it became a CB article just by itself. Again, simply a brilliant work.
squarelitis squarelitis 12/15/2018 07:50
Why those commentators supporting Fabi? Would be good to have balance commentary.
Nezhmetdinov1919 Nezhmetdinov1919 12/15/2018 12:48
That was helpful! Thanks
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