Gelfand ties with India's Anand at chess championship

May 28, 2012 18:31


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The World Chess Championship will be decided in tiebreakers after expert defensive play by Israel's Boris Gelfand saw him hold out for a draw in the 12th and final game against defending-champion, India's Viswanathan Anand on Monday. The overall score was 6-6 , at the game held in Moscow.

The winner of the dramatic final will now be determined on Wednesday after the challenger and the champion shared just one victory each in the 12 games so far. Wednesday's showdown will begin with four rapid games, with the time control coming down to 25 minutes plus 10 seconds per move.

If the score is still tied after the four rapid tiebreakers, colors will be drawn and two blitz games (5 minutes plus 10 seconds per move) will be held. Two more blitz games will follow if there's still no winner, and the process will be repeated, if necessary, until five blitz matches have been played.

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