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The World Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomanichtchi will be held in Dubai from the 24th of November to the 17th of December 2021


Each Day the games will being at 6 p.m. IST (4.30 p.m. Dubai time)


Match consists of 14 games. First player that scores 7.5 wins the championship.

Time control:

The time control for each game is 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 61.


If the score is equal after 14 games, tie-break games with faster time controls will be played: 4 rapid games with 25 minutes each + 10 seconds increment starting from move 1. If a player scores 2.5 points or more, he wins the championship. If the score is equal after the rapid portion, up to 5 mini-matches of 2 blitz games will be played. Time control is 5 minutes + 3 seconds increment. If any player wins one of these mini-matches, the tie-break ends and he wins the championship. If all 5 blitz mini-matches are drawn, 1 sudden death (Armageddon) game will be played, where black has draw odds and 4 minutes, and white has 5 minutes. Players receive 2 seconds increment starting move 61.