I will be doing LIVE interactive commentary for the Carlsen – Anand World Championship match on www.facebook.com/polgarchess, www.twitter.com/susanpolgar and right here on this blog. I will also be asking many of my Indian colleagues and fellow GMs to share their opinions about this match.
Games start at 3 pm (Sochi time / 7 am NY time / 6 am St Louis time) each day!
In addition, my co-commentator for the first Anand – Carlsen WC match in Chennai, GM Ramesh RB and I will be doing LIVE commentary on Internet Chess Club (ICC) for critical game 10 and 11.
I have known Anand for nearly 3 decades, all the way back to our junior playing days. I also know Carlsen very well. I will try to offer very unique angles on the match, on top of the game analysis.
This will be an interactive commentary as you can ask questions or chime in. Hope you can join me for this exciting match.
NOVEMBER 07 OPENING CEREMONY
NOVEMBER 08 ROUND 1 Anand – Carlsen
NOVEMBER 09 ROUND 2 Carlsen – Anand
NOVEMBER 10 REST DAY
NOVEMBER 11 ROUND 3 Anand – Carlsen
NOVEMBER 12 ROUND 4 Carlsen – Anand
NOVEMBER 13 REST DAY
NOVEMBER 14 ROUND 5 Anand – Carlsen
NOVEMBER 15 ROUND 6 Carlsen – Anand
NOVEMBER 16 REST DAY
NOVEMBER 17 ROUND 7 Carlsen – Anand
NOVEMBER 18 ROUND 8 Anand – Carlsen
NOVEMBER 19 REST DAY
NOVEMBER 20 ROUND 9 Carlsen – Anand
NOVEMBER 21 ROUND 10 Anand – Carlsen
NOVEMBER 22 REST DAY
NOVEMBER 23 ROUND 11 Carlsen – Anand
NOVEMBER 24 REST DAY
NOVEMBER 25 ROUND 12 Anand – Carlsen
NOVEMBER 26 REST DAY
NOVEMBER 27 TIE-BREAK GAMES
NOVEMBER 28 AWARDS AND CLOSING
Rules and Regulations
The Match is played over a maximum of twelve games and the winner of the match shall be the first player to score 6.5 points or more. If the scores are level after the twelve games, after a new drawing of colors, four tie-break games shall be played. The games shall be played using the electronic clock starting with 25 minutes for each player with an increment of 10 seconds after each move. In case the match is still drawn, a match of 2 games shall be played with a time control of 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment after each move. In case of a level score, another 2-game match will be played to determine a winner. If still there is no winner after 5 such matches (total 10 games), one sudden-death game will be played.