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farhadexists 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Kramnik v Topalov Will it be possible to follow the World Championship match live on the internet? Which website would have the best coverage of this event? Thanks in advance.

javel 11 ( +1 | -1 )
chessbase .com is one of the best and you can get a free program on their site
probably a lot of site will follow the match
knightfly 8 ( +1 | -1 )
It will also be covered on
The match has its own official site on
ganstaman 19 ( +1 | -1 )
"It will also be covered on "

I believe you have to be a paying member there to see the game as it happens. Though the paying members may post the moves in a public forum for the rest of us to see.
bucklehead 22 ( +1 | -1 )
Lots of sites will have it I know the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS, will be relaying the games; and I bet the Internet Chess Club (ICC, will as well, though you may not be able to comment unless you're a paying customer.
bucklehead 24 ( +1 | -1 )
And of course... The main FIDE site at -> will be carrying the games live. (We'll have to wait and see whether their application runs smoothly, though.)
ketchuplover 2 ( +1 | -1 )
starts in 85 minutes :)
ketchuplover 6 ( +1 | -1 )
6+hours of play before Kramnik outlasts Topalov.
bucklehead 78 ( +1 | -1 )
First Blood Kramnik takes a full point in game 1, holding on for the win in a seesaw affair. Not the sharpest play by either player, but a powerful reminder that explosive potential lurks in almost any position.

Irina Krush delivered free, live, and competent commentary on the game courtesy of This proved quite interesting since she was alone, in front of her home laptop, and more than occasionally eating an apple. Tomorrow the commentator will be Larry Christiansen.

The interesting thing about this is that it was not necessary to register with their site to hear the broadcast. I accessed it by 1) opening Windows Media Player, 2) clicking File-->Open URL and then pasting http:// audio . worldchessnetwork . com : 8000 (stripping out the spaces!) into the box.
ccmcacollister 214 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks Bucklehead ! Good to hear that Kramnick win, Jeff...
Time to press the advantage now, lest it disappear~! And so I want to point out some stats presented last May here in Chess Forum; where I Clearly implied Kramnick INDEED definately, possibly, might win this! :)
At least it does seem that the STATs were on his side. First is the hyperlink to the thread, which has departed its existance at GK Forums, but now resides in cyber-
search land. Thus you can encounter many other astute remarks of the potentialities.
(Albeit, this was all prior to knowing of the Tinkle Test requirement, which both contestants have presumably er, passed with ease ?!)
Some interesting stats:

I thought some of these stats from a games d-base were interesting, however much they may or may not bear upon predicting the Topo-Kram outcome. For EG, that K enjoys a healthy
+19 -9 =33 advantage in results vs ~Topo! Hmmm

But besides the heads up results, how about comparing Topo vs Karpov since he can be very ferocious, brilliant, solid, and lets face it ...boring from time to time. So that sounds
kinda like Kramnick, eh?
Topo has 10-10=16 vs Karpov. Even up despite being the younger man. Kramnick vs KArpov has +8-5=23 . A little bit better.
Results vs Leko are fairly close too. With Topo having +11-12=28 and Kramnick having +9-7=54 with Pete. A bit better here too.
And finally vs Kasparov. Kramnick +21-22=79 vs Topo having +6-14=16 Hmm, not so impressive.
I'd be interested to see any other mutual opponent records that anyone care to look into.
Final thought for the day: What if Topo has been wildly spending his best ideas in tournament play, so to crack 2800 ... but Kramnick has been a bit drawish lately ... maybe keeping his Best thoughts at home, tucked under a mattress (or whereever GM's put their Improvements nowadays ...!?) , quitely watching, waiting to spring them upon the unsuspecting, overconfident match opponent. Say like a WC perhaps ..... Hmmm?!!
d123 9 ( +1 | -1 )
what a blunder! in my eyes.. a hudge bludner from kramnik in move 31...

why didn't he polay Kxf8???
ccmcacollister 32 ( +1 | -1 )
diagram after move 30 by BLACK before move 31 by Kramnick as WT.

d123 I couldnt see anything to take at f8 on move 31 of match game~1 , nor anything for White to take With on f8 ?!
d123 31 ( +1 | -1 )
sorry sorry ccmcacollister

I ment game 2, I'm looking at it live and i was realy amazed, by kramniks 31th move ..

The 2nd game is really amazing.. so many ups and downs.. many little blunders by both players... just a great game
d123 4 ( +1 | -1 )
Kramnik vs. Topalov 2-0 Kramnik won his 2nd Game (with Black)!!
ketchuplover 2 ( +1 | -1 )
topalov had him. sigh.
zenbum 9 ( +1 | -1 )
Topalov is now in trouble It's beginning to look like his lack of previous match experience may be the deciding factor.
loreta 4 ( +1 | -1 )
Lucky man Kramni caught a bird of luck...
cairo 40 ( +1 | -1 )
It is off course not over "before the fat lady sings" Topalov have before showed remarkable comebacks and today Kramnik "did not win" but rather "Topalov" lost the game, however Kramnik must quite feel comfortable now and with his matchexperience in mind, it's going to be the task of Topalov's life, to equalise the score!

ccmcacollister 46 ( +1 | -1 )
But ... Can Kramnick really come up with any Drawing lines now?!
Ya, okay I thought That was pretty funny :))))))
And just remembering them calling Fischer-Spassky #2 'second rate Chess' . And that now Topalov is pretty much in the Bent Larsen position of the first Fischer-Spassky WC Candidates Matches... but then again he's also in the Fischer position of the WC ... What to think? Is Topalov wishing he had not said they were not in the same league now?
doctordee 46 ( +1 | -1 )
Kramnik-Topalov match Comment by Yasser seirawan on

-Go to
-Maybe you have to download the interface
-Log in as guest
-Klick on "Broadcasts" under "Rooms"
-Klick on "Games"
-Klick on the game you weant to watch

There you can follow live comment by Yasser Seirawan on the games played in the match Topalov-Kramnik.

The comments stay there, so you can read them and study the games whenever you want.

Does it work the way I described ?
Please let me know.
bunta 13 ( +1 | -1 )
3rd game A draw! The 2nd game looked crazy attacking for topalov, he had good chances, I was browsing through the moves with a glance.
ionadowman 36 ( +1 | -1 )
Did Topalov ... ... just blow another one? He seemed to have a bit of an edge in that ending (at least according to the commentator), but then went into that quick drawing line. Maybe the edge was insufficient to do much with, and Topalov decided to save his energies?
One thing's for sure. The lopsided scoreline so far belies the real competitiveness of this match...
d123 4 ( +1 | -1 )
4th game surprise, surpirse...

another draw