The for­mat

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SPORTS -

Here’s a look at the for­mat for the world cham­pi­onship match. It will con­sist of 12 clas­si­cal games with each player awarded one point for a win and a half-point for a draw. Who­ever reaches six and a half points first will be de­clared the cham­pion.

The time con­trol for each game is 100 min­utes for the first 40 moves, 50 min­utes for the next 20 moves and then 15 min­utes for the rest of the game plus an ad­di­tional 30 sec­onds per move start­ing from move one. Play­ers can­not agree to a draw be­fore Black’s 30th move.

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