Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana have draw all 12 of their classical World Chess Championship games – and now the match goes to tie-breaks.
The two have been battling away in London for three weeks now and are all-square. We are now entering overtime.
The match has been one of the most fiercely contested in history – never before have so many games ended in a draw.
Here’s what happens next as we enter tie-breaks and possible Armageddon situation:
- Play will start again on Wednesday at 3pm at The College in Holborn.
- Carlsen and Caruana will play a best of four rapid games with 25 minutes for each player with an increment of 10 seconds after each move.
- Carlsen will start with the White pieces, after the draw was made following Game 12
- If still tied, they will play up to five mini-matches of two blitz games (five minutes for each player with a three-second increment).
- If all five mini-matches are drawn, one sudden-death ‘Armegeddon’ match will be played where White receives five minutes and Black receives four minutes. Both players will receive a three-second increment after the 60th move. In the case of a draw, Black will be declared the winner.
- Around an hour and a half after the result, the ceremony will take place and the winner is crowned.