Viswanathan Anand to commentate on first four games of FIDE World Chess Championship

5-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand will don the function of a commentator for the primary 4 video games of the FIDE World Chess Championship, which be begin subsequent month.

The World Championship Match 2023 will happen in Kazakhstan’s Astana from April 7 to Might 1, with Grandmaster Ding Liren taking up Grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi throughout 14 matches.

Becoming a member of Anand within the commentary field might be eight-time US Ladies’s Champion Irina Krush. From Recreation 5 onwards, taking Anand’s spot might be Daniil Dubov, who was a part of Magnus Carlsen’s workforce for the Dubai 2021 World Championship.

This 12 months’s World Championship might be held at Astana’s St Regis lodge, the place it’s glass-domed Winter Backyard, a construction that pays homage to the normal Kazakh yurt, would be the venue for the contests.

The title match in Astana might be performed as one of the best of 14 video games, with a time management of 120 minutes for the primary 40 strikes, adopted by 60 minutes for the subsequent 20 strikes, after which quarter-hour for the remainder of the sport with an increment of 30 seconds per transfer ranging from transfer 61. In case of a tie, the Champion could be decided in a speedy chess playoff.

Reigning world champion Carlsen gave up his proper to participate within the match and defend his title, that means GM Liren was despatched an invitation to face GM Nepomniachtchi for the possibility to be the subsequent world champion.

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