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Fide World Championship Dubai 2021

NOV 24TH
DEC 16TH
EXPO 2020 DUBAI UAE

Viswanathan Anand to do commentary during the FIDE World Championship Match

Who better to be a commentator for the upcoming World Championship at Expo 2020 Dubai than a person who has fought Carlsen in two matches himself? FIDE is proud to announce five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand as the commentator for the official broadcast of the Match.

“Looking forward to being in Dubai. What promises to be a great match. Its even better when you can say “How come he didn’t play the move?“ See you soon,” the five-time world champion in three different formats wrote, replying to a tweet by FIDE announcing him as a commentator for the match.

Anand’s debut as a commentator was in 2020 as a part of the Chess.com commentary team for the FIDE Candidates Tournament.

Looking forward to being in Dubai. What promises to be a great match. Its even better when you can say “How come he didn’t play the move?“ See you soon.

Viswanathan Anand

Also, the winner of five world championship titles and a three-time winner of a candidates tournament will be one of the lecturers at the training camp organised by the FIDE Chessable Academy.The five-day camp will gather in Dubai the best young talents in the world, thanks to the partnership between FIDE and Chessable.

Almira Skripchenko will be the co-commentator of the broadcast. A Moldovan-French WGM often works as a commentator at the world biggest chess events, including the 2020 Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg and the FIDE World Cup 2021 in Sochi.

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