New broadcast model for World Championship Match

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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by Reg Clucas » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:28 pm

Matt Fletcher wrote:Chess24 have won the lawsuit relating to their Candidates coverage, and will be covering the World Championship. Gustafsson and Svidler top the list of commentators:

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I hope their coverage is better than their caricatures!

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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:00 pm

The lawsuits continue

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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:41 pm

Daily Mail (but based on the same Reuters report)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuter ... match.html

I suppose they (not Agon but World Chess U.S. Inc and World Chess Events Ltd) are hoping for a clueless judge to give them what they ask for.

The potential audience is being counted in millions rather than hundreds of millions, but it's the existence of chess sites that has built the audience for online chess in the first place, so I don't think the following statement is justified.
"These entities expend no time, effort, or money of their own in organizing, producing, or hosting the chess events for the World Championship and instead reap economic benefit from free-riding on the work and effort of World Chess," the lawsuit said.

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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by Nick Grey » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:49 pm

I think they are hoping that Trump wins.

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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by Paolo Casaschi » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:09 pm

Nick Grey wrote:I think they are hoping that Trump wins.
How does the presidential election have anything to do with the Agon lawsuit???

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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by Nick Grey » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:48 pm

Is a judge able to make a decision during an election? Who are the other 2 parties being sued.
Who can they sue if for example someone posted first move 1.d4 on this forum?
Hope the visa is sorted out.

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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:51 pm

Nick Grey wrote:Is a judge able to make a decision during an election? Who are the other 2 parties being sued.
The sites chessgames.com, chessbomb.com and chess24.com were those who defied the attempt to ban comment on the Moscow Candidates.
Nick Grey wrote: Who can they sue if for example someone posted first move 1.d4 on this forum?
One of Agon's hired journalists threatened this very forum. They are therefore not the most popular around here and indeed the original poster who started this thread has not been back to defend the indefensible.

http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php ... 30#p175261

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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by Paul Dargan » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:15 am

They (Agon/worldChess) are complete crooks - sadly after a few days they eventually spotted my links to the chess24 coverage on their facebook pages - but I would encourage everyone to avoid giving Agon their $15 - either give chess24 a one month subscription or donate to CSC during the Classic instead if you feel you should be paying for coverage

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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by Barry Sandercock » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:44 pm

I expect ChessBomb website will have it.

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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:38 pm

Paolo Casaschi wrote:
Nick Grey wrote:I think they are hoping that Trump wins.
How does the presidential election have anything to do with the Agon lawsuit???
As just posted, they are crooks rather like he is? :wink:
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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:34 pm

Lawsuit latest

Interesting, the focus pre-match used to be on who might be the secret seconds for the players, and which openings they might play, and indeed who might win the match and what the score would be - Agon have certainly managed to change that :roll:
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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:05 pm

Indeed this forum's own thread on the match has gone two days without any activity, which is kind of odd with 605 million people who can't wait for the match to start.
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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:18 pm

Injunction denied
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Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Post by Paul Dargan » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:30 am

Yep - thankfully the Agon crooks thwarted again.

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