The Candidates Tournament has only just finished in Madrid. Come with me backstage to see what is it like to be around the best chess players in the world, see the spectacular venue, meet fans and some of your favourite chess personalities. The stakes are high: the winner of the tournament gets to challenge the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen!
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00:00 Hello from Madrid
00:40 IRL from the Opening Ceremony of the Candidates!
2:46 Trying to find Hikaru
5:15 What will the players see on the ceiling
6:51 It’s show time
7:48 Meeting fans and friends (I’m very tall)
10:05 What’s at stake
11:15 Round 1: Let the games begin!
13:30 Tour around the venue of the Candidates
15:07 Chatting with Alireza Firouzja’s brother
18:32 Dina takeover!
20:53 VIP who?
21:07 Time to get ready for the first interview!
22:13 Ian Nepomniachtchi is here
23:04 Meeting fans and friends
23:50 Fabiano vs. Hikaru ft. the Naked King
24:37 Fan Area visit!
25:59 Day 3: Out and about in Madrid city!
27:34 Backstage at the Chess.com live studio
28:21 Round 2: more footage with the players!
29:43 Anna gets lost, again…
30:05 Disturbing Dina and the media team again
32:15 Accidentally breaking news
33:00 Back at the Fan Zone!
35:10 Post “speech” chatting with fans
36:25 More IRL streams?
edited by Alexatron
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