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  1. Sochi Is Hosting The 2014 World Chess Championship Between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand

    Nice to see the Olympic village will actually be used for something interesting.

    In 2013 Magnus Carlsen unseated Viswanathan Anand as the World Chess Champion in ten (well, nine really) truly compelling games hosted in Chennai, India. Today FIDE announced that this year's championships will be a rematch between the two competitors, and held in Sochi, Russia at the Olympic village.

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  2. Carlsen Tops Zurich Chess Challenge Classical Rounds, Watch Live as The Competitors Face Off in Rapid Games

    Everyone bet on Carlsen, right?

    As if there were ever any doubt, World Champion Magnus Carlsen has won the Classical portion of the 2014 Zurich Chess Challenge. Today the competitors will square off for a series of rapid games, and of course you can watch it live right here.

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  3. Watch the World Championship Rematch Between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand in Round 5 of the Zurich Chess Challenge

    Just imagine I made a really great sports analogy here to illustrate how exciting this match is.

    We've been super pumped all week for the Zurich Chess Challenge, but today's especially exciting, because we'll see a rematch between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and the man he beat the for the title just a few short months ago in Chennai, India's Viswanathan Anand. Anand has a chance for revenge, but does he have what it takes to beat Carlsen?

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  4. Get Pumped for Some Saturday Morning Chess With Round 3 of the Zurich Chess Challenge

    Chess Bump.

    We're heading into day three of the Zurich Chess Challenge. Carlsen vs. Aronian and Gelfand vs. Caruana both drew, and Anand vs. Nakamura ended with another disappointing loss for the former world champion Anand. You can watch all those games, and check out today's action live right here.

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  5. Don’t Miss Round 2 of the 2014 Zurich Chess Challenge

    Otherwise, you won't know what I'm talking about when I keep trying to change the subject at your Super Bowl party.

    Round 1 of the Zurich Chess Challenge kicked off yesterday. Not surprisingly, Boris Gelfand lost to World Champion Magnus Carlsen. Hikaru Nakamura drew against Fabiano Caruana to gain half a point each, and Viswanathan Anand lost his first match to Levon Aronian. There are new matchups today, and we're excited to see how things play out.

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  6. Carlsen and Aronian Tie in Blitz Competition, Watch Live as Round 1 of Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Kicks Off

    Round 1... FIGHT!

    Yesterday's blitz games to decide who will play which color at the Zurich Chess Challenge came down to a tie between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian. That gives both men an advantage going into the first round, and you can watch it live right here.

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  7. Why You Need to Watch the 2014 Zurich Chess Challenge [Updated]

    We've got the live stream for you right here, friend.

    The Super Bowl is this Sunday, but whoooooo caaaaaaaaaaaaares!? There's an incredible chess tournament about to get underway in Zurich. You can watch footballmen smash into each other between soda commercials, or you can watch six of the best chess players in the world fight it out at the Hotel Savoy. Your move.

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  8. See Magnus Carlsen Crowned New World Chess Champion at FIDE 2013 Closing Ceremonies [Update]

    Carlsen gets bonus points if he shouts, "King me!" at some point.

    It's been an exciting ten-game series between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand during the 2013 FIDE World Chess Championship, and at the end of it all Carlsen came out on top with a solid three-game lead. Watch him claim his new title as World Chess Champion during the event's closing ceremonies.

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  9. It’s Official: We Have a 2013 FIDE World Championship Chess Match Wnner

    If you saw Game 10, this shouldn't be surprising.

    Hooray! A winner has finally been declared for the 2013 FIDE World Championship, so now we can all stop getting up at 4:30 in the morning to watch chess! Or course, on the downside, we won't have as much awesome chess to watch anymore, but at least being able to get a full night's sleep will make up for that. So who's the winner?

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  10. Watch Game 10 of the FIDE World Chess Championship, Anand vs. Carlsen [Updated]

    You should really watch this one, because there's probably not going to be a Game 11.

    Game 10 of the FIDE World Championship kicks off Friday morning, but Game 9 all but assured a victory for challenger Magnus Carlsen. If Vishy Anand is going to hold on to his title, he will have to sweep the three remaining games, and win a tiebreaker round.

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