World Chess Championship Opening Ceremony

11.07.13 The World Chess Championship between current world champion Vishwanathan Anand and challenger Magnus Carlsen kicked off today in Chenai, India with an official opening ceremony and press conference. Both players appeared healthy, rested and ready for the twelve-game match. Game one will be played on Saturday, November 9th. Set your alarm clocks and put the coffee on because the first pawn will be pushed at 4:30 a.m. eastern time.

World Champion Vishy Anand (left) and challenger Magnus Carlsen shake hands at the press conference that opened the 2013 World Chess Championship Match. Joining the players were FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (left) and one of FIDE Vice Presidents Mr. D. V. Sundar.

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Total
Vishy Anand 2775 0.0
Magnus Carlsen 2870 0.0

Official Match Website

There are many outlets to follow and enjoy the match. Live coverage with GM commentary will be available on the following subscription websites:

Internet Chess Club

Playchess server

and for free at the official match site:

Chennai 2013

You can also follow comments by monitoring the major Twitter accounts related to the match:

@FWCM2013 - This is the official channel for the WC.

@MalcolmPein - IM Malcolm Pein, writing for the Telegraph, posts comments and opinions regularly.

@MagnusCarlsen - This is the channel of Magnus Carlsen.

@Vishy64theKing - This is the official channel for Vishy Anand.

@gmjlh - The channel of GM Jon Hammer, one of the members of Team Carlsen

@NigelShortChess - You guessed it: Nigel Short's personal account

@Kasparov63 - The account of Garry Kasparov

Official Schedule

Times are on the east coast of the U.S.

11.07.2013 Opening Ceremony 5:30 A.M.
11.09.2013 Game 1 4:30 A.M.
11.10.2013 Game 2 4:30 A.M.
11.11.2013 Rest Day
11.12.2013 Game 3 4:30 A.M.
11.13.2013 Game 4 4:30 A.M.
11.14.2013 Rest Day
11.15.2013 Game 5 4:30 A.M.
11.16.2013 Game 6 4:30 A.M.
11.17.2013 Rest Day
11.18.2013 Game 7 4:30 A.M.
11.19.2013 Game 8 4:30 A.M.
11.20.2013 Rest Day
11.21.2013 Game 9 4:30 A.M.
11.22.2013 Game 10 4:30 A.M.
11.23.2013 Rest Day
11.24.2013 Game 11 4:30 A.M.
11.25.2013 Rest Day
11.26.2013 Game 12 4:30 A.M.
11.27.2013 Rest Day
11.28.2013 Tie Break Games To be decided
11.29.2013 Closing Ceremony To be decided

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