Today, November 9, in London, sit down at the chessboard, the participants of the world championship match among men. This champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and the Challenger Fabio Caruana from the United States.
Rivals will play 12 games with a time control 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves and 15 minutes before end of party with addition of 30 seconds per move starting from the first. After the sixth instalment will change color (the participant who had the white pieces in the first game, black plays the seventh), according to ukrinform.ua.
In the event of a draw account is the tie-break: 4 rounds with time control 25 minutes+10 seconds per move. If we keep the balance, you will play 2 games with time control 5 minutes+3 seconds per move and then, if necessary, another four lightning matches in 2 games. Then if the winner doesn’t show, will play the so-called Armageddon game in which white gets 5 minutes, black – 4, with the addition of 3 seconds after the 60th move. A draw in favor of the black.
The first ten matches will be held according to the scheme – two games, day off. Then will play through the day. Games start at 17:00 Kyiv time. The prize Fund of the match is 1 million euros. 60 percent to the winner, 40 to the loser. In the case of a tie-break, the proportion is a little different – 55% to 45%.
What differs this match from the previous three fights for the crown to Carlsen? First Magnus will meet with a rival who is younger from him. For the first time the Norwegian is the obvious favorite of the match. This is evidenced by at least the ratings of participants: Carlsen 2835, Caruana – 2832. Ever, this difference was not so small.
For example, bookmaker office “the Marathon” estimates win for Carlsen in the main time of 1.84. However, even this ratio is a certain exaggeration and is evidence of the inertia of thinking of clients.
It is possible that the American is in no way inferior opponent. In Karani, of course, have their own trump cards. He’s better than the Norwegians acted this year. In particular, confidently won the candidates tournament and multiple international competitions. Carlsen was far from his best form. In particular, failure for him was the October team championship European clubs. But we know of its extraordinary ability to show their best game at exactly the right time.
So, we are waiting for a very tense competition. The only thing that experts predict almost certain – a large number of draws. And another thing, in the case of a tie-break, the chances of an American will drop to about 20 percent, so he should win in regular time.
Let us add that the first batch of champion confrontation Fabio Caruana will play white.