2018 Chess World Championship Tiebreakers

World Chess sent a recap of the schedule tomorrow (it starts at 15:00 UTC, as usual):

Magnus Carlsen will start playing with white pieces, Fabiano Caruana will play with black pieces.

FOUR (4) RAPID GAMES shall be played using the electronic clock starting with 25 minutes for each player with an increment of 10 seconds after each move.

BLITZ GAMES. If the scores are level after the rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colors, a match of 2 games shall be played with a time control of 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment after each move.
In case of a level score, another 2-game match will be played to determine a winner. If still there is no winner after 5 such matches (total 10 games), one sudden-death game will be played as described below.

ARMAGEDDON (SUDDEN-DEATH) GAME. If the score is still level, the players shall play a one sudden death game. The player who wins the drawing of lots may choose the color. The player with the white pieces shall receive 5 minutes, the player with the black pieces shall receive 4 minutes whereupon, after the 60th move, both players shall receive an increment of 3 seconds starting from move 61. In case of a draw the player with the black pieces is declared the winner.

There shall be a pause of 10 minutes between all tie-break games, unless the Chief Arbiter decides otherwise.

The cleanest tiebreak explanation I found. Thank you very much!


two players roll dice
the player with the highest value wins

in case of equal value a game of 960chess will be played..

if the game of 960 chess fails, player wins who swallows the most chess pieces within 30 sec plus 1 sec increment per piece swallowed

In case of tie for the number of pieces swallowed, the point values of each piece swallowed will be counted, with each piece having an assigned value as following, unless the Chief Arbiter decides otherwise: Pawn-100; Knight-317; Bishop-343; Rook-501; Queen-974; King-23.
If the value is still equal, the side swallowing the black pieces shall be declared winner as black paint is harder to chew.

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