The first World Chess Championship held in New York City in 20 years is shaping up to be a dramatic one. Reigning champ Magnus Carlsen, of Norway, and his rival Sergey Karjakin, of Russia, were set to face off Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST for a series of tiebreaker matches that could end in an "armageddon," the Guardian reported.
"If you want blood, you've got it. Tie break time," English chess grandmaster Nigel Short tweeted Wednesday. Who knew a board game could be so intense?
If you want to tune in to what the World Chess Federation's event website calls "the season finale of an epic battle" between Carlsen and Karjakin, you have options.
The organization itself will live stream Wednesday's events here. A $7 signup fee gets you access to panoramic video, multiple cameras and expert commentary. Chess24 will also be running commentary below:
Carlsen and Karjakin have remained evenly matched throughout the World Chess Championship, which started Nov. 11. They've played 12 games against eachother — 10 of which were draws. Each player won one game, according to SB Nation.
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To break the tie and declare a winner, organizers will have Carlsen and Karjakin play four rapid games in which each player will get 25 minutes to make their moves, plus 10 seconds after each turn. If those games end in a tie, the competitors will participate in up to 10 five-minute games, according to the rules. If it's still tied after all of that, they'll head to an "armageddon" game where the man with the white pieces will get five minutes and the one with the black pieces will get four. In the event of a tie in the sudden death match, black wins.