chess24 Feb 22, 2019 | 8:37 AMby chess24 staff

Carlsen vs Svidler this Sunday on chess24

This Sunday we celebrate our 5th birthday, but it feels like only yesterday that we launched the website! To celebrate, we'll have several free shows for everyone to enjoy this Sunday, the highlight of which is a match between our star co-worker, Peter Svidler, and World Champion Magnus Carlsen, at 18:00 CET on Sunday.


These past 5 years we've been striving to provide you with the best content possible. Many of you have told us that the live broadcasts are what you like most, others that Jan has changed your lives, and we also love knowing that you've learned a lot with our video series and eBooks.

To celebrate, over the weekend we'll be covering all the big tournaments while our top players will also be playing Banter Blitz against users. The one you won't want to miss is a truly remarkable match between our star commentator, Peter Svidler, and the toughest opponent of them all – Magnus Carlsen.

The time control will be 5 minutes per player, with no increment, and both will be streaming their thoughts live as they play a first to 5 points match. For those of you who have never watched a Banter Blitz between two strong players, we strongly recommend watching the recording of our Grischuk vs. Svidler Banter Blitz:

The links to watch Carlsen vs. Svidler are below:

>>Click here to watch the stream with audio commentary by Magnus Carlsen 
>>Click here to watch the stream with audio commentary by Peter Svidler 

Peter and Magnus have played each other many times, but probably the most legendary battle took place in the last round of the 2013 Candidates Tournament, when Magnus lost against Peter with the white pieces but won the tournament anyway due to Kramnik’s loss against Ivanchuk!

Complete chess24 5th Birthday Banter schedule (all times in CET):

12:30-14:00 - Kingscrusher vs chess24 Premium users

15:30-17:00 - Chess Explained vs chess24 Premium users

17:00-18:00 - Jan Gustafsson vs chess24 Premium users

18:00 - Magnus Carlsen vs Peter Svidler – with separate audio
>>Click here to watch the stream with audio commentary by Magnus Carlsen 
>>Click here to watch the stream with audio commentary by Peter Svidler 

22:00-23:30 - Mostrovski vs chess24 Premium users

Special birthday offer:

Enjoy 3 extra free months when buying a 1, 2 or 3-year chess24 Premium membership during our birthday by simply using the code BIRTHDAY2019 during your purchase.

>>Redeem your voucher and go Premium now


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