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Second Anand vs World Match Ends Undecided

  • webmaster
  • on 16/07/13 00:21.

Last Sunday World Champion Viswanathan Anand played a match against the World via Chess.com's “Vote Chess” platform. Unfortunately the game could not be finished due to technical problems, but the Indian legend did join Chess.com/TV afterwards to share his thoughts about the final position.

Anand was the head instructor at the 3rd Metropolitan Chess Camp which was held from July 10th to July 14th at The Radisson Hotel at Los Angeles Airport – teaching the various groups at the camp. Alongside him, other coaches at the camp included Grandmasters Vadim Milov, Dejan Bojkov and Melikset Khachiyan.

On Sunday morning, July 14th the World Champion ended his instructional activities by playing a simultaneous exhibition. One of the simul boards was dedicated to the Chess.com community. In an aggregate style of play, the community voted for their suggested move, and the move that got the most votes was played.

The World Champion played the white pieces and "The World" had 3 minutes to vote on their move choice. Chess.com had a relayer to play the World's moves on the actual board for Anand as he moved from board to board during the simul.

Here's the game:

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Unfortunately Chess.com experienced some unexpected technical (server) problems which eventually forced us to abort the game. Anand, however, graciously joined IM Daniel Rensch on Chess.com/TV afterwards to share his thoughts about the final position. The game was short, but thanks to the World Champion's insightful and instructive comments it was still an unforgettable experience!

For the second time, Chess.com LLC and Metropolitan Chess, Inc. partnered up to make this event possible. You can view last year's game here.


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  • hace 5 meses

    Nf1Kni8hT

    bad time to have a technical issue

  • hace 9 meses

    CM mortalbovine

    @ Indian_tiger_24:

    Anand had one loss and one draw at the simul in Los Angeles -- the rest were wins.  So if there were 20 boards (I don't know if that includes the online board), I suppose that would be a score of 18.5/20.

  • hace 9 meses

    chessdoggblack

    Let's be fair and admit that Anand had a winning position and not state that there was only a "technical problem." After all the "World" position was clearly lost with a clearer view of the board set up. I believe it's a ridiculous problem in disrespecting the WCC Anand from Carlsens' cyber space chess hackers unit. But then again you're not paid to state that. Sealed

  • hace 9 meses

    MrJafari

    good for your description but bad for the unwanted problem! However it was a great exprience for me. Request Chess.com to repeat such games with another CMs (I'm sure many CMs are ready to play against the World via Chess.com...)

  • hace 9 meses

    FloduQ

    Fail

  • hace 9 meses

    Indian_Tiger_24

    Could someone please comment on what was the final score of simultaneous exhibition? How many games Anand won?

  • hace 9 meses

    Nawa607

    Glad to read this posting! Finally, Chess.com did explain what happened on the board during the match. Thanks for your clarification, webmaster! I think a lot of people had a very high expectation about the match and never thought that such technical problems would occur to Chess.com, proclaimed to be the biggest online chess community. Well, it is what it is. It happened right here on Chess.com. Let's just expect the better in the future. Cool

  • hace 9 meses

    drumdaddy

    World Champion GM Anand is chess's great ambassador and it was an honor to play him and hear his thoughts on our game. To me the game mattered less than the special visitor.

  • hace 9 meses

    albatrosses

    IM Rensch is the coolest commentator. Otherwise, the experience sucks.

  • hace 9 meses

    albatrosses

    Lame

  • hace 9 meses

    Chessplayer_7

    What was it that happened? What "technical problems"?

  • hace 9 meses

    Apsd1109

    "chess.com/tv is only for diamond members and above?"
    This is what i see:
    http://gyazo.com/bb1256f646f59658808810664dd5f250

    So, if you are not a diamond member, you can go on livesteam.com and review the old videos.

    this is the video:
    http://www.livestream.com/chesscomlive/video?clipId=pla_dbb118e7-aedf-476a-afea-91c122e69218&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb

    @Chess.com Staff, please fix this, it should be platnum members as well.
    : P
     

  • hace 9 meses

    SoZettaSlow

    Go to livestream.com/chesscomlive and click on 'Anand v World Vote Chess Match' under latest videos.

    Anand's commentary starts around 2:13:00

  • hace 9 meses

    grandmastergmM

    Go IM Rensch!

  • hace 9 meses

    jcm1978

    The accusations against Anand are ridiculous.

  • hace 9 meses

    AncientAlienInnuendo

    Vishy Anand and chess.com must be as upset as everyone else about this. It's okay, the rematch next year will make up for it when we lose to Carlsen ;P

  • hace 9 meses

    Sutirtha11

    Err... is there a video of Anand's thoughts on the game and is it viewable?

    I'm sure that the problem was totally unexpected and chess.com did their best on it. 

  • hace 9 meses

    stupid_chess

    Oh noooo

  • hace 9 meses

    zealandzen

    I'm a big fan of Daniel Rensch. Great job! Some people have overheated themselves about the issue, but I'm sure the best heads were working the problem.

  • hace 9 meses

    abeautifulmind777

    Hello,

    Can we have Anand's pointers ?

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