Rapid – Day 3 | FIDE World Rapid & Blitz 2023

Commentators: GM Viswanathan Anand & WGM Anastasiya Karlovich

The FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2023 is taking place in the ancient city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, from December 26th to 30th. More than 300 of the world’s best chess players will compete for four titles over five intense days, with a prize fund of $1,000,000.

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  1. great that fide is offering this video channel ….i have some suggestions … please do not try to cover tooo many matches but rather the more important 2 or 3 then after the days end can analyse the others ….second please have the vertical green chess board for us to see otherwise we can see whats happening

  2. when is fide removing racist double standards? if russians can't play under their flag , usa, other nato countries(including norway), israel, etc, shouldn't either.

  3. This commentry is so boring. I can't explain why. Maybe Vishy needs somebody who can complement him. Chess24 stream is much more engaging!

  4. I'm not sure who runs FIDE, but after the absurdity of a couple of years ago of deciding a tie based on criteria rather than over the board, they set up a playoff with absurd time controls. If necessary, they should have another day to decide it, graduating down in time control. To go from rapid to 3-minute time control is absurd. It just randomizes the results.

  5. Please don't let Vishy run the mouse, he is really really bad about leaving all his marking on the screen from one game to the next. If FIDE Chess can't coach him or replace him I will be leaving for other channels that have a level of professionalism that matches the players level. Not trying to bash him as he is a great guy and amazing player but his skills to be lead commentator are not up to snuff.

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