Chess World Championship Heads to a Tiebreak

Chess World Championship Heads to a Tiebreak

NM CraiggoryC
Nov 29, 2016, 9:31 AM |

Chess World Championship Heads to Tiebreak After an Anti-Climatic Game 12

As you probably all know, the Chess World Championship is in a dead heat (6-6) at the end of the "Classical" Games. So the match is heading to a rapid/blitz tiebreak. First there will a 4 game match involving rapid 25 minute games. If that match ends in a tie then it goes to blitz mini matches: 2 game matches at 5 minutes/game. If after 5 of these mini matches, the players are still tied, they will go to one final "armageddon" game: White will have 5 minutes, Black will have 4, if the game ends in a draw then Black will be declared victorious. 

New York Times Article about the World Championships heading to a tiebreak.

The Chess World Championships in Social Media

Poll: Who will win the tiebreak?

GM Simon Williams

Ex-World Championship Candidate GM Nigel Short

Super GM Anish Giri

Super GM Peter Svidler

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan

NM Vanessa West's own IM Daniel Rensch

IM Nazi Paikidze-Barnes