This is it. Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura with everything on the line: the Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship to finally decide who is the best online chess player in the world.
The three-hour blitz and bullet match between Carlsen and Nakamura will begin Thursday at 10 a.m Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. GMT, 6 p.m. London, 7 p.m. Oslo).
Click here to find the event’s starting time in your own time zone.
The following viewing options will be available at 10 a.m. Pacific time Thursday:
- Chess.com/TV official broadcast with GM Hess and IM Rensch (English) — watch here to see the ChessTV chat.
- Twitch.tv/Chess official broadcast with GM Hess and IM Rensch (English) — watch here to see the Twitch chat.
- Russian broadcast.
- French broadcast.
- Portuguese broadcast.
What to do before the match starts?
- Read Peter Doggers’ announcement of the match.
- Read FM Mike Klein’s preview.
- Find out the seven best reasons to watch.
- See how GM Robert Hess analyzed the match using Chess.com’s new CAPS statistics system announced by IM Danny Rensch this week.
- Prepare to play Guess The Move and win prizes during the match.
- Watch our special-edition ChessCenter for coverage from the full Chess.com team, and a special appearance by TV2 Norway’s Kaja Marie Snare to discuss her country’s take on the match.
- Get hyped for the match by watching our promo video one more time.
Finally, take a look at the bracket that brought us to this exciting final match.