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FIDE World Chess Championship thread

Post by Adam Hair » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:34 pm

This thread is for coverage and discussion of the upcoming World Chess Championship between the champion, Viswanathan Anand, and the challenger, Magnus Carlsen, which runs from November 9 to November 26 (not counting the possibility of tie break games). We the moderators are asking you the members to use this thread instead of creating new threads. This does not mean that threads can not be created for topics such as engine analysis of moves played during the match. But, we do wish to keep the general forum from being flooded with multiple threads concerning the match.

This thread remain at the top of the first page for the duration of the World Chess Championship.

Thanks,
Adam, Julien, Miguel

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EDIT: Links to the games:

Game 01 (2013.11.09) : Carlsen - Anand (0.5-0.5)
Game 02 (2013.11.10) : Anand - Carlsen (0.5-0.5)
Game 03 (2013.11.12) : Carlsen - Anand (0.5-0.5)
Game 04 (2013.11.13) : Anand - Carlsen (0.5-0.5)
Game 05 (2013.11.15) : Carlsen - Anand (1-0)
Game 06 (2013.11.16) : Anand - Carlsen (0-1)
Game 07 (2013.11.18) : Anand - Carlsen (0.5-0.5)
Game 08 (2013.11.19) : Carlsen - Anand (0.5-0.5)
Game 09 (2013.11.21) : Anand - Carlsen (0-1)
Game 10 (2013.11.22) : Carlsen - Anand (0.5-0.5)

Official website, with all informations and live streaming : http://chennai2013.fide.com

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Re: FIDE World Chess Championship thread

Post by FWCC » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:50 pm

I believe that during the World Chess Championship Match there will be a record number of viewers on chess servers that are covering the match,particularly PLAYCHESS and the ICC .So therefore administrators should make sure that their servers can handle the load.











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Re: FIDE World Chess Championship thread

Post by stevenaaus » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:12 am

Yah... I hope the servers hold up. Games start 3 pm India time [around 7-30 pm here :)]

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Re: FIDE World Chess Championship thread

Post by Vinvin » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:55 am

1 thread per game is probably better !
Adam Hair wrote:This thread is for coverage and discussion of the upcoming World Chess Championship between the champion, Viswanathan Anand, and the challenger, Magnus Carlsen, which runs from November 9 to November 26 (not counting the possibility of tie break games). We the moderators are asking you the members to use this thread instead of creating new threads. This does not mean that threads can not be created for topics such as engine analysis of moves played during the match. But, we do wish to keep the general forum from being flooded with multiple threads concerning the match.

This thread remain at the top of the first page for the duration of the World Chess Championship.

Thanks,
Adam, Julien, Miguel

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Re: FIDE World Chess Championship thread

Post by IGarcia » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:09 am

Vinvin wrote:1 thread per game is probably better !
Adam Hair wrote:This thread is for coverage and discussion of the upcoming World Chess Championship between the champion, Viswanathan Anand, and the challenger, Magnus Carlsen, which runs from November 9 to November 26 (not counting the possibility of tie break games). We the moderators are asking you the members to use this thread instead of creating new threads. This does not mean that threads can not be created for topics such as engine analysis of moves played during the match. But, we do wish to keep the general forum from being flooded with multiple threads concerning the match.

This thread remain at the top of the first page for the duration of the World Chess Championship.

Thanks,
Adam, Julien, Miguel
1 thread per 2 games is probably better !

That is a total of 6 treads (+ 1 extra for tiebreak). In the other way, we have 12 treads and if you take into account they bounce up on every new message, we end having dancing WC treads.

6 treads has same problem but looks more easy to deal, and less invasive for computer-chess only fans

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Re: FIDE World Chess Championship thread

Post by FWCC » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:58 pm

We should also place various important links to the WCC 2013 Match:

http://chennai2013.fide.com/

Susan Polgar will be commentating but I don't know the source,her Blog or external on site?

Lets get those links!

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Re: FIDE World Chess Championship thread

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:31 pm

FWCC wrote:We should also place various important links to the WCC 2013 Match:

http://chennai2013.fide.com/

Susan Polgar will be commentating but I don't know the source,her Blog or external on site?

Lets get those links!
As far as I can tell,it will be on her facebook page....
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Re: FIDE World Chess Championship thread

Post by JuLieN » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:04 pm

FWCC wrote:We should also place various important links to the WCC 2013 Match:

http://chennai2013.fide.com/

Susan Polgar will be commentating but I don't know the source,her Blog or external on site?

Lets get those links!
For those with an iPad, there is the excellent official application : FWCM 2013.

AppStore link.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fide-wo ... 56137?mt=8
Description
This is the OFFICIAL APP for the FIDE World Chess Championship Match (FWCM) 2013 between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen at Chennai, India from November 7 to 28, 2013. This is the first time in the history of chess where you can follow the live chess matches real-time on your iOS devices.

Features in this app:

* Live games – You can view the live moves of the matches as and when the moves are made. You can view the game real-time.
* Notifications – You'll be notified of when the match starts.
* Videos - A section of videos on FWCM 2013
* Latest News - The app shows latest news about FWCM 2013
* Fixtures/Results – The app will display detailed schedule of the FWCM 2013
* Countdown – The app shows a countdown timer leading upto the FWCM
* Tweets – The app shows relevant tweets with hashtag of #FWCM2013
* Image gallery – Gallery of images of the FWCM 2013
* Previous encounters – The app has a section of previous encounters between Anand and Carlsen. You can play through these games on your devices.
This is all very good and the app runs perfectly. My only problem with it was when I watched the first video, about Anand, and the speaker stated that "Anand was the first non-russian world chess champion." Hum. But appart from that, very good application, that allows live-games viewing.
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Re: FIDE World Chess Championship thread

Post by JuLieN » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:05 pm

BTW, Anand leads, against Carlsen : +15, -11, = 36.
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Re: FIDE World Chess Championship thread

Post by IGarcia » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:40 pm

JuLieN wrote:BTW, Anand leads, against Carlsen : +15, -11, = 36.
Those stats includes a big timeframe, many games when Carlsen was a teenager. If you count games from 2010 on today, they are equal +4, -4, =19

Carlsen is strongest acording to ELO but Anand has experience.

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