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From the Wikipedia page of WCC 2021: The match consists of 14 games, and a score of 7½ wins the world championship. If the score is equal after 14 games, tie-break games with faster time controls will be played: 4 rapid games with 25 minutes each + 10 seconds increment starting from move 1. If a player scores 2½ points or more, [they win] the championship. ...


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Chess24 Global is providing commentary with David Howell, Jovanka Houska and Kaja Snare. Chess24 Deep Dive is providing commentary with Anish Giri and Judit Polgar. Chess.com is providing commentary with Robert Hess, Danny Rensch, Fabiano Caruana and Hou Yifan. FIDE themselves are providing commentary on YouTube by Vishwanathan Anand and Anna Muzychuk. And ...


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This is purely ceremonial. Some famous person is invited to make the first move, and they usually do it without consulting the player. Why doesn't the player tell the famous person what move to make? I can only speculate, but my guess would be that it removes agency - the famous person can no longer pretend they're making a decision. It's also a small ...


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How does this exactly work, are there any rulings on this? This is not a part of normal chess. I played white in a league game last night for my club and there was no famous person to make the first move in front of the cameras. This is something special for high level competitions. So, the obvious first place to look is in the special regulations FIDE ...


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Taking a photograph with the trophy is like saying "I have won the trophy". Carlsen hasn't won the trophy (yet); it is possible Nepo wins the match as well in which case Nepo should be the one to take the photograph with the trophy.


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According to this tweet from Chess24.com they will be broadcasting the event: We all know @DavidHowellGM from his ace commentary of the Meltwater @ChampChessTour. Now the three-time British champ (and former junior rival of Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi) is back to guide us through the FIDE World Championship on the #c24Global broadcast.


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If we're accepting non-English mentions, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) will be following the games live, presumably with commentary by IM Torstein Bae with others, in Norwegian. That link currently claims it will be available worldwide (I don't think it was in 2018). Historically their coverage has been aimed at a more casual audience (I ...


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He probably doesn't like that guy who told him to take photo which was pretty clear in the interview once in the past when Carlsen got angry on him for no apparent reason. Also Maurice works for chess.com that Carlsen apparently doesn't like too much neither. Maybe Carlsen doesn't like to be pushed around for someone to make a "cool" Instagram like ...


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