The 2013 World Chess Championship organizing committee is proud to present the world class commentary duo of Grandmaster Susan Polgar, Olympiad and World Champion, and International Master Lawrence Trent, a fantastic player, trainer, and premier commentator. These two captivated the fans from around the globe with their entertaining, precise, and insightful commentary during the recent World Cup in Tromsø, Norway.

They will be joined by two major local chess figures, International Master Tania Sachdev, former Asian Champion, and Grandmaster Ramesh RB, a Chennai native, and former British and Commonwealth Champion.

Official website and LIVE commentary:

I will have daily updates and behind the scene tidbits right here on my site (, as well as on my twitter account @SusanPolgar. Be sure to check it out.

Official tweeter: @FWCM2013 #FWCM2013

Challenger: GM Magnus Carlsen (NOR 2870)
World Champion: GM Viswanathan Anand (IND 2775)

Best if 12 classical games

3 pm start in Chennai = 4:30 am in NY and 3:30 am in Chicago.

Time Control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves (for each player)
Add 60 minutes after move 40
Add 15 minutes +30 seconds inc. after move 60

Tie-break System: 4 games at 25 minutes and 10 seconds increment
If 2nd tiebreak is needed: 2 games at 5/3 (Max of 10 games)
If 3rd tiebreak is needed: 1 game at 5 mins (w) and 4 mins (b)

The winner will be declared World Champion of 2013 and 2014

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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