Armaggedon season targets TV

The World Chess Club Berlin will be the stage of a televised series of five blitz tournaments. The €460,000 Armaggedon Championship starts on 6 March with eight top players from the Americas, followed by Asia/Australia in April, Europe/Africa in May and top women in June, each group battling out participants for a grand final on 14–20 September. World Chess is planning to have the games broadcasted by TV stations such as CNBC, Channel 4, beIN and Fox Australia.