Irina Krush an Anna Zatonskih are Playing an Unusual Tie-Break for the Title of the U.S. Champion. LIVE

Время публикации: 20.05.2012 20:47 | Последнее обновление: 20.05.2012 20:53

The tie-break of the Women's U.S. Championship, held in Saint Louis, has started at 21.00 Moscow time. Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih finished the main all-play-all tournament with the same number of points and now deciding who is stronger between them.

The tie-break in the U.S. Championship is quite unusual, like in the last year. First of all, the chess players will play two rapid games with the time limit 25+5. If they can't find a winner this way, then there would be a deciding Armageddon rapid game. In that game each of the opponents would have 45 minutes to start with. The women would have to write down in secret how many minutes they would like to have on the clock (less than 45 minutes). The one who requests fewer minutes would be able to choose the colour of the pieces. However, she would then have to play with the requested number of minutes, while the opponent would have 45 minutes. A draw would be enough for Black.
You can watch the live transmission of the tie-break


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