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Friday, May 11, 2012

WCCh 2012 - Watch Live Broadcast on Official Website

The first game of the World Chess Championship 2012 between Vishy Anand of India and Boris Gelfand of Israel will take place today (May 11) in the Engineering Building of the State Tretyakov Gallery. Entrance is free. Anand has White in the first game.
During the match, a video broadcast in Russian and English will be available on the official game website.

Also read B&W earlier headline:
Top 6 Reasons Why Anand, Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship Will be Fun


Hey Cool to Meet Up: Gelfand-Anand: Photo: Fide

The chess portion of the broadcast will be commented on by leading grandmasters and chess experts including Nigel Short, Jan Timman, Peter Leko, Peter Svidler and Alexander Grischuk. Studio commentary will be made by press center guests – former world champions, World Cup holders, and winners of major international tournaments. And for the first time during a video broadcast of a chess tournament, there will also be a separate studio where well-known art historians will discuss the role and place of Russian art in the context of Russian history and world artistic culture. The Russian and foreign audiences will get acquainted with the key themes of works of Russian visual art from icon painting through the Soviet period.


On game days, a Chess Corner will operate in the courtyard of the Tretyakov Gallery where fans can play for fun, and to analyse the progress of the match, the Corner will be equipped with a large plasma screen to show online and live broadcast games. For lively interaction with the audience, members of the Russian national chess team, famous experienced players as well as promising young grandmasters, will be invited to special chess lectures and exhibitions.

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