… but it’s still going on and will be for some time.
World Champion Magnus Carlsen tops the 128-player field for the most enjoyable and democratic event in the chess calendar when the World Cup starts next Sunday in Tbilisi, Georgia. The huge knockout will see almost a month of non-stop action, with the complete world elite fighting for a $120,000 top prize and two places in the 2018 Candidates Tournament.
There are a few ways to watch it but none of them are great in my humble opinion. Please comment below if you know different/better.
- tbilisi2017.fide.com – the official website – the commentator’s seem to have had their personalities surgically removed but at least you can see some video
- www.twitch.tv/chessbrah – Eric Hansen and Yasser Seirawan
- chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/tbilisi-fide-world-cup-2017 – Chess 24 embeds the two above or you can try the German commentary which is ok (a Springer is a knight!)