Which is your preferred site for following the Candidates?

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What site will you prefer?

Poll ended at Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:01 am

Chess24
11
58%
Chessbomb
4
21%
Other (please state)
3
16%
No particular favourite (please explain)
1
5%
Will not be following online
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 19

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Which is your preferred site for following the Candidates?

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:01 am

Just out of curiosity. If you expect to use more than one, please select that one you expect to use most, unless you can't decide what that is. (My answer, for what it's worth, is "no particular favourite" because I imagine I'll use Chess24 and Chessbomb pretty much equally.)
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Re: Which is your preferred site for following the Candidates?

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:25 am

I have done zero research but was hoping for chessbase commentary, hopefully even from Svidler; but no commentary at all thus far.

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Re: Which is your preferred site for following the Candidates?

Post by Geoff Chandler » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:03 pm

Voted other.

The little I'll be able to watch live will be from the chessgames.com site.

I'm not a fan of live commentary. I saw Short and Kasparov team up once. It was brilliant. I'd watch them.

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Re: Which is your preferred site for following the Candidates?

Post by Martin Benjamin » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:16 am

I don't like criticising presenters, and I am sure he does not do it intentionally, but I find one commentator's habit of prefacing many of his contributions with an excited "Wow!" (rarely warranted by the move made or the analysis) irritating to the extent where I have to mute the sound.

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Re: Which is your preferred site for following the Candidates?

Post by Paolo Casaschi » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:37 pm

I like the followchess site and mobile app:
https://live.followchess.com/#!fide-candidates-2020
Very tidy games display and pointers to the live video commentaries.

The chess24 live video is the most interesting, with a lot of top commentators; I'd rather watch that straight from youtube rather than using the chess24 website, looks a little bit messy/busy for my taste.

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