Added on 2/11/2014

The Tiger is back! Anand played a great tournament at the Candidates' 2014 in Khanty-Mansiysk, finishing unbeaten at 8.5/14, and he is the Challenger for the next World Chess Championship Match. It will be again a clash of generations, with the 44-years-old Indian and the 23-years-old Norwegian World Champion fighting for the Title. Last year Carlsen won convincingly, but we all know that Anand was thought as the sacrificial lamb, well before the start of the match. Carlsen was the strongest,  the emerging star, the unbeatable champion. Psychological aspects in chess are important; this time Vishy starts from a totally different position. He is the challenger, he doesn't have to show anything to the chess world. Carlsen is the Champion now, and the title has to be defended. Anand has just shown that when he doesn't feel all the pressure that was upon him in Chennay - and probably playing in India has had its importance in the process - he can still play excellent chess. This is a great comeback, one of the most important in the last years - and in the history of chess - and the rematch will be extremely interesting to follow.

ICC has followed the Candidates' with LIVE commentary and the new ICC TV! It has been a success and many ICC members have enjoyed the commentary, the TRIVIA contests and the chat.   

The Fantastic Eight have qualified through the 2012-2013 FIDE Championship Cycle. Let's see how: Vishy Anand is the loser of the 2013 Championship Match; Vladimir Kramnik and Dmitry Andreikin are the top two finishers in the World Cup 2013; Veselin Topalov and  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov are the top two finishers in the FIDE Grand Prix 2012–13; Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakin are the next two highest rated players who played in the Chess World Cup 2013 or the FIDE Grand Prix 2012–13; Peter Svidler has got the Organizing committee's wild card (FIDE rating in July 2013 at least 2725).         You can find the FIDE regulation for the Candidates Tournament here. It is a 14-round double round robin tournament, which takes place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, form March the 13th to March the 31st. Play starts at 5:00am EDT - 10:00am CET.  

BROADCAST SCHEDULE March Thu Fri Sat Mon Tue Wed Fri 13 14 15 17 18 19 21 Sat Sun Tue Wed Thu Sat Sun 22 23 25 26 27 29 30 GAME OF THE DAY 1 March 13   GM Alex Yermolinsky   Sweere 2 March 14   GM Alex Yermolinsky   Sweere 3 March 15   GM John Fedorowicz   bronxbattler 4 March 17   GM Alex Yermolinsky   Sweere 5 March 18   GM Varuzhan Akobian   SCORPION83 6 March 19   GM Gawain Jones   VerdeNotte 7 March 21   GM Miguel Illescas   Illescas 8 March 22   GM Lars Bo Hansen   DonCorleone 9 March 23   GM Varuzhan Akobian   SCORPION83 10 March 25   GM Jonathan Speelman   Speelman 11 March 26   GM Gata Kamsky   Talion 12 March 27   GM Gata Kamsky   Sweere 13 March 29   GM Gata Kamsky   Kaidanov 14 March 30   GM Ronen Har-Zvi   Indiana-Jones TRIVIA WINNERS 1 Mar 13 xionoula KingHarvest akin84973 2 Mar 14 Abel izit axelmuller 3 Mar 15 mtthwprsns kaasua Spirals 4 Mar 17 TheTruth WO Amnesik 5 Mar 18 bdbois Leijona pawelwaw 6 Mar 19 agent-n053 powerpawn RonJB 7 Mar 21 kaasua Koval mktokyo 8 Mar 22 TheEye agent-n053 lanigeva 9 Mar 23 Leijona agent-n053 thailien 10 Mar 25 Urosh alexy1 CalArt 11 Mar 26 Leijona oldtimer shibotal 12 Mar 27 Leijona agent-n053 lundin 13 Mar 29 bdubois frank001 pierredams 14 Mar 30 agent-n053 bdubois SIVANIVA