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Gelfand to have white pieces in tie-break vs. Anand

Gelfand to have white pieces in tie-break vs. Anand

PanARMENIAN.Net - Defending champion Viswanathan Anand will have to fight it out in Rapid chess tiebreaker against challenger Boris Gelfand after a tied 6-6 result in the World Chess Championship match Wednesday, May 30.

To start with, there will be four games under rapid chess rules with 25 minutes to each player and a ten seconds increment after every move is made.

In case of a 2-2 result, the two will play two blitz games with five minutes each with a three seconds increment.

There will be five such matches if the tie persists and finally an Armageddon game will be played with five minutes to white and four to black and white will be forced to win should this arise.

Gelfand is no stranger to pressure especially if one considers the current match. The Israeli, it is clear, has given everything to this match and now arrives at a situation when the match cannot be prolonged any further. He will have white pieces in the first game of the tie-break.

The tie-breaker is likely to see a high-tension drama which has been so far amiss from this world championship, which produced just two decisive games apart from ten draws, IBNLive.com‎ reported.

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