Chess Betting Odds
In 1972, the world’s attention briefly turned towards a dimly lit sports hall in Reykjavik, where the World Chess Championship was taking place. Never before had the sport been given so much public attention, but this was during the Cold War and facing each other were the two best chess players in the world: the American Bobby Fischer and the reigning champion, Boris Spassky from the Soviet Union. Competing over several games, it took almost two months before Spassky resigned after the 21st game, and Bobby Fischer emerged victorious. Much has happened in the world since that final, but chess has remained a popular sport, full of fascinating grandmasters like Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov and Viswanathan Anand. bwin let’s you place a bet on every big chess tournament throughout the season, including the FIDE Chess Grand Prix, the World Chess Championships or the World.
Follow chess live on bwin
While chess may not seem as entertaining as sports like football and basketball, it is still a high intensity game, where surprise wins, great strategy and loss of concentration can affect a match greatly. Follow every big event live via bwin and get the latest odds on chess. If the tide starts to turn during a game, this should rightly be reflected in the odds, which is exactly what you will find in bwin’s live betting coverage.
Get great odds on major chess tournaments
Although he is still quite young, the Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has been dominating the chess scene for years now, with 4 consecutive World Chess Championship titles to his name already. This obviously means that Carlsen is a clear favourite to be the outright winner for most chess tournaments. However, there are challengers such as Fabiano Caruana from the US, China’s Ding Liren and the Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who can very easily win tournaments in their own rights. Carlsen’s dominance means that there are great odds on most challengers, and at bwin you can be sure to find the right ones before you decide to make your betting move.