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Sergey Shipov to commentate on the rapid tie-breaks

After the Anand – Gelfand match ended in a 6:6 tie the World Championship will now be decided in today’s tie-breaks. Shipov will attempt to cover the four rapid games live at Crestbook in his usual text format, and you can follow a real-time translation into English here at Chess in Translation.

Anand couldn't win the final game to avoid tie-breaks | photo: Anastasia Karlovich

The tie-break format is:

  • A four-game rapid match, with a time control of 25 minutes + 10 seconds increment per player.
  • If that doesn’t produce a winner then up to five two-game blitz matches will be played, with a time control of 5 minutes + 3 seconds per player.
  • If five matches are played without a winner then the players will play a single Armageddon game, where White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4 but a draw will count as a win for the player with Black.

The links to Sergey Shipov’s live commentary – in English translation – can be found at the following page:


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