19:58 GMT17 January 2021
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    The first game of the chess World Championship’s tie-break between current champion - Norway’s Magnus Carlsen - and Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin ended in a draw.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Opponents are taking part in the tie-break as they played 12 main parties with a score 6:6.

    First four parties of the tie-break are rapid games with each player having 25 minutes for the game plus 10 seconds increment per move. If tied players will play up to five two game blitz matches with each of them having five minutes plus three seconds increment per move.

    If tied again, they will have a final game with a player with white pieces having five minutes for the game and with black ones – four minutes and three seconds increment. The draw will mean the victory of a player with black pieces.


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