Live Stream of the Magnus Carlsen vs. Viswanathan Anand 2014 World Chess Championship

Carlsen Anand 2014

Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand will compete for the title of World Chess Champion during the 2014 World Chess Championship held in Sochi, Russia from November 7-28, 2014. The World Chess Federation known as FIDE organized the event and will live stream each of the 12 games of the match. We will embed those live streams in this post as they become available.

The event starts on November 7th with opening ceremonies, and the first game of the match will be played on November 8th at 7:00 AM Eastern Standard Time. Carlsen and Anand will compete in a best-of-12 series of games over the three weeks of the tournament using a classical time control according to the official championship rules. One point will be given for a win, and half a point will be given to each player in the event of a draw with the first player to reach 6.5 points being declared the World Chess Champion.

Carlsen took the title from Anand at last year’s championship in Chennai, India and is currently the top-ranked player in the world with a FIDE rating of 2863, the highest-ever rating in history. Anand was the world champion since 2007 before losing the title to Carlsen in 2013, and is currently the sixth-highest rated player in the world with a FIDE rating of 2792.

Fans can watch the live stream of the game as well as follow the action on a virtual chess board using the Chess24 app.

As well as the live video coverage of the event, fans can follow the action of the game below using the Chess Arena app by Chessdom.

Match Schedule
Games begin at 7:00 AM EST

November 7 – Opening ceremony
November 8 – Round 1, Draw
November 9 – Round 2, Carlsen wins with white
November 10 – Rest Day
November 11 – Round 3, Anand wins with white
November 12 – Round 4, Draw
November 13 – Rest Day
November 14 – Round 5, Draw
November 15 – Round 6, Carlsen wins with white
November 16 – Rest Day
November 17 – Round 7, Draw
November 18 – Round 8, Draw
November 19 – Rest Day
November 20 – Round 9, Draw
November 21 – Round 10, Draw
November 22 – Rest Day
November 23 – Round 11
November 24 – Rest Day
November 25 – Round 12
November 26 – Rest Day
November 27 – Tie-break games
November 28 – Closing ceremony

photos via FIDE

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