How To Watch The World Chess Championship: Carlsen vs Caruana
The world championship is upon us. Here's what you need to know to follow this historic event.

How To Watch The World Chess Championship: Carlsen vs Caruana

pete
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Nov 28, 2018, 10:00 AM |
144 | Chess Players

It's the biggest chess event of the year as World Champion Magnus Carlsen will try to defend his title against the American challenger Fabiano Caruana.

The 2018 world chess championship will run November 9-28, and you can follow it all on Chess.com.

The tiebreak to decide the world chess champion will start Wednesday, November 28 at 7 a.m. Pacific time (10 a.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. London/GMT. Your local time: ).

A tiebreak match of four rapid games will be played. If the match is still tied after the rapid match, two-game blitz mini-matches will be played. If the score is still tied after five blitz mini-matches, the world championship will be decided by a single armageddon game. 

Carlsen will play White and Caruana will play Black in game one of the rapid tiebreak.

The match score is Carlsen 6, Caruana 6 after 12 games.

Magnus Carlsen won the tiebreak 3-0 in the rapid match to win the world championship and defend his title. 

Chess.com's Computer Chess Championship announced it would pause its regular programming of CCC 3 to play out the position from game 12 where Carlsen and Caruana agreed to a draw. The top chess engines in the world will play bonus games from that position starting at 2 p.m. Pacific time Monday, Nov. 26 and running through the world championship tiebreak. 

Quick links:

Chess.com world championship coverage

Carlsen (rated 2835) and Caruana (2832) are the top two players in the world and are separated by just three rating points as they enter the championship match. It could be the closest and most exciting world championship ever, and Chess.com will bring you comprehensive coverage.

Follow the world chess championship on Chess.com:

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You can also watch the official premium broadcast of the world chess championship at WorldChess.com.

Who do you think will win the world chess championship? Join us on Chess.com/wcc2018 to be part of the action, and let us know your world championship predictions in the comments.

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