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2018 World Chess Championship

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:42 pm
by Leo
What were the rapid tiebreaker rules? Carlsen won the first 3 in a row and the match is over. Was it best of 5 ?

Standard Top 9 Players December 2018

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2835 12 1990
2 Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2832 12 1992
3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2817 0 1985
4 Ding, Liren g CHN 2813 10 1992
5 Giri, Anish g NED 2783 10 1994
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2781 10 1990
7 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2777 0 1975
8 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2773 0 1969
9 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2771 0 1983

Re: 2018 World Chess Championship

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:47 pm
by Vinvin
Leo wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:42 pm
What were the rapid tiebreaker rules? Carlsen won the first 3 in a row and the match is over. Was it best of 5 ?
It was the best on 4 rapid games.

Re: 2018 World Chess Championship

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:51 pm
by AdminX
Leo wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:42 pm
What were the rapid tiebreaker rules? Carlsen won the first 3 in a row and the match is over. Was it best of 5 ?
I think it was the best of four. If all four rapids were drawn then it would have went to blitz. I believe I heard Judit say if the blitz was drawn then whoever had black would win. Not sure about that, so fact check it.

Re: 2018 World Chess Championship

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:57 pm
by Leo
Thanks. Imagine the old rules were it was the first one to 6 wins. Fischer wanted the first one to 10 wins. (I suspect that if he were alive he would think that the match was prearranged.) The match could have gone on for months.

Re: 2018 World Chess Championship

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:33 pm
by Spliffjiffer
yes, the replys were correct...of course after the possible blitz-draws, an amageddon would have been started in which black had won the title if he were able to draw this last game :-)

Re: 2018 World Chess Championship

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:17 pm
by zenpawn