Going into Wed.'s tiebreak, how can I best enjoy the world chess match?
November 29, 2016 11:39 AM   Subscribe

The World Chess Championship is tied after 12 games, and goes to tiebreakers on Wednesday. I haven't played chess in years, but do understand the rules and can anticipate and avoid fool's mate. How can I get up to speed to best appreciate Wednesday's tiebreaker?

I've seen animated replays of games, but they're too fast, don't offer any control. Are there annotated, or commentated replays?

Where're good analyses geared toward a novice?

Also, how can I find out what time the match begins on Wednesday?
posted by cyclicker to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For replays, check Chess.com - they'll often have clickable/interactive replays of the moves, and articles with commentary too.
posted by entropone at 11:48 AM on November 29, 2016

538, of all places, has had decent reporting on the games (at least, it fits my level of vague interest). that reporter is also on twitter.
posted by andrewcooke at 11:55 AM on November 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

The Official site shows the match starting at 2 PM EST.

In case you've missed it, there's a MetaFilter thread about the Championship.
posted by Kabanos at 12:14 PM on November 29, 2016

Various people have posted analysis. I'd try GM Danny King's for ordinary players, I guess.
posted by thelonius at 12:28 PM on November 29, 2016

The 538 reporter was interviewed on this week's Hang Up and Listen. My favorite detail in the interview was the revelation that the final tiebreaker is something called Armageddon chess.
posted by mmascolino at 12:29 PM on November 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

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