Candidates tournament begins Saturday in Berlin
Tournament Without a Clear Favourite
One of the most important tournaments of the past few years starts tomorrow amidst a (predictable) complete lack of MSM attention. According to the above tweet by Chess24, chief organizer Merenzon was entertaining everyone at today’s press conference with something similar to the drug induced Alice in Wonderland fairy tale. Confident talk of some 10 to 30 million live-spectators.
“We’re all mad here.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Reality, on the otherhand, showed a paltry 50 people watching the streamed coverage of his press conference in Berlin. And did I mention the complete lack of advertisement?
Readers will be able to follow the TWITTER of the tournament HERE. As well, the official site — which is still not ready — HERE. There are too many LIVE coverage sites available to mention them all — search the links on the right — though I recommend my readers to check out CHESSBRAH.