Carlsen, Caruana to battle in overtime

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Neither Norway’s Magnus Carlsen nor the US’ Fabiano Caruana managed to win any of the first 12 games in the World Chess Championships in London this month. After tying once again on Monday, the two will now head into overtime play on Wednesday.

That will involve four games of rapid chess. If it’s still a tie, they’ll head into blitz chess, where they’re only allowed three seconds per move. The first player to win a game, will win the World Championship.

If it’s still a tie, after that, though, they’ll head into so-called “armageddon,” where the pressure will be even worse. A winner is, however, expected to be decided sometime Wednesday night.

newsinenglish.no staff