Back in August 2013, I approached the organizers of the Chess World Cup in Tromsø (Norway) about my idea of a new interactive fan friendly style of LIVE commentary. They agreed and my co-commentator Lawrence Trent and I immediately implemented it.

I also approached the organizers of the World Championship in Chennai about this idea. They also consented. My co-commentators here (GM Ramesh RB, IM Lawrence Trent, IM Tania Sachdev) also agreed to this concept. Therefore, this new style was carried on to Chennai.

The idea is to provide fun and informative commentary aimed at the mainstream viewers and players of all levels/ages, instead of the tradition detailed analysis for more advanced players only. In addition, social media is actively used to engage the fans.

Even though the responses have been overwhelming positive, and the viewership numbers have shattered all past records, many in the chess establishment are still working hard to bring the old way back for the elite players only.

Please vote and let us know what you think. Do you prefer the new style of interactive commentary or do you want the old traditional way of straight detailed analysis?

(Please understand that this poll has nothing to do with the technical aspect as I have no control of any of it. I simply ask about the more interactive / friendly style vs detailed computer like analysis.)

Thank you for voting.

Did you enjoy the Anand-Carlsen WC new style of LIVE commentary?                                                                                                                                           

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