Magnus 7½ - 3½ Ian
SCHEDULE DUBAI 21
FORMAT & REGULATIONS
The FIDE World Championship is held at Expo 2020 Dubai and promises an enthralling contest that will delight chess fans and the wider public alike. Organised by the International Chess Federation (FIDE), the postponed 2020 championship sees the reigning world champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, defend his title against the winner of the Candidates Tournament, Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi.
The showdown between the game’s finest Grandmasters takes place between 24 November and 16 December 2021 at Dubai Exhibition Centre, with the two players competing for a prize fund of EUR 2 million (AED 9 million). The prize fund is divided as follows: 60% to the winner and 40% to the runner-up if the World Championship Match ends within 14 games. In case the World Champion Title is decided in the tie-break, the winner receives 55% and the runner-up receives 45% of the prize fund.
The World Championship Match consists of fourteen (14) games. 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. The player who scores 7.5 points or more wins the World Championship Match. No further games are played. If the score after fourteen games is equal, the tie-break is played.
The FIDE World Championship will take place at the state-of-the-art Dubai Exhibition Centre, co-located at Expo 2020. The Championship will also include a series of side events, including exhibition matches and appearances by former champions and celebrity fans. With live commentary capturing every move, the match will be broadcast live around the world, reaching a global audience of hundreds of millions.
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Regulations of the FIDE World Championship 2021