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World Chess Championship 2021 Schedule, Time Rules, Time Control, Score

World Chess Championship 2021 Schedule: The World Chess Championship 2021 has already started. If you are a Chess lover and want to know the World Chess Championship 2021 Schedule, check here the schedule. We have provided the World Chess Championship 2021 Schedule, Time Rules, Time Control, and Scores.

by V Gomala Devi | Updated Dec 04, 2021 13:01 PM

World Chess Championship 2021 Schedule, Time Rules, Time Control, Score
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Fide World Chess Championship 2021

The World Chess Championship 2021 has already started. It is a chess match between the world champion Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi to decide the World Chess Champion. It is taking place under the auspices of FIDE. It will be played during Expo 2020 at Dubai Exhibition Centre in Dubai, UAE, between November 24, 2021, and December 16, 2021. The chess match was actually scheduled for the latter half of 2020. It was postponed till 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Ian Nepomniachtchi is the challenger. He is qualified by winning the Candidates Tournament. It is an 8-player double-round robin tournament played in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Continue reading to know the World Chess Championship 2021 schedule, time rules, time control, and score.

World Chess Championship 2021 Schedule

Take a look at the World Chess Championship schedule.

Date Event
Wednesday, 24 November Opening ceremony
Thursday, 25 November Media day
Friday, 26 November Game 1
Saturday, 27 November Game 2
Sunday, 28 November Game 3
Monday, 29 November Rest day
Tuesday, 30 November Game 4
Wednesday, 1 December Game 5
Thursday, 2 December Rest day
Friday, 3 December Game 6
Saturday, 4 December Game 7
Sunday, 5 December Game 8
Monday, 6 December Rest day
Tuesday, 7 December Game 9
Wednesday, 8 December Game 10
Thursday, 9 December Rest day
Friday, 10 December Game 11
Saturday, 11 December Game 12
Sunday, 12 December Game 13
Monday, 13 December Rest day
Tuesday, 14 December Game 14
Wednesday, 15 December Tiebreak or closing ceremony
Thursday, 16 December Closing ceremony in case of a tiebreak

World Chess Championship 2021 Time Control

Read the World Chess Championship time control carefully. Each game's time control is 120 minutes for the 1st 40 moves, then followed by 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, after that 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move beginning from move 61. The match has 14 games. A score of at least 7½ will be the winner of the world championship without the need for tie-break games. If the score was equal after 14 games, tie-break games with faster time controls would be played.

World Chess Championship Time Rules

As mentioned earlier, if the score was equal after 14 games, tie-break games with faster time controls would be played.

  • Four rapid games with 25 minutes each + 10 seconds increment beginning from move 1. If the player scores 2½ points or above, they will win the championship.

  • After the rapid portion, if the score was equal, up to 5 mini-matches of 2 blitz games would be played. The time control was 5 minutes + 3 seconds increment. For any player who wins one of these mini-matches, the tie-break will end, and they win the championship.

  • If all 5 blitz mini-matches were drawn, 1 sudden death game would be played. In that, the Black has draw odds and 4 minutes and white has 5 minutes. Players get 2 seconds increment beginning move 61.

Before Black's 40th move, the player cannot agree to draw. A draw claim before then was only permitted through the arbiter if threefold repetition occurs.

World Chess Championship 2021 Score

Game GM Magnus Carlsen GM Ian Nepomniachtchi
1. 1/2 1/2
2. 1/2 1/2
3. 1/2 1/2
4. 1/2 1/2
5. 1/2 1/2
6. 1 0
Total Score 3 1⁄2 2 1⁄2

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World Chess Championship 2021 Schedule-FAQ

1. When is World Chess Championship 2021?

It will be played during Expo 2020 at Dubai Exhibition Centre in Dubai, UAE, between November 24, 2021, and December 16, 2021.

2. What is World Chess Championship 2021 Schedule?

Date

Event

Wednesday, 24 November

Opening ceremony

Thursday, 25 November

Media day

Friday, 26 November

Game 1

Saturday, 27 November

Game 2

Sunday, 28 November

Game 3

Monday, 29 November

Rest day

Tuesday, 30 November

Game 4

Wednesday, 1 December

Game 5

Thursday, 2 December

Rest day

Friday, 3 December

Game 6

Saturday, 4 December

Game 7

Sunday, 5 December

Game 8

Monday, 6 December

Rest day

Tuesday, 7 December

Game 9

Wednesday, 8 December

Game 10

Thursday, 9 December

Rest day

Friday, 10 December

Game 11

Saturday, 11 December

Game 12

Sunday, 12 December

Game 13

Monday, 13 December

Rest day

Tuesday, 14 December

Game 14

Wednesday, 15 December

Tiebreak or closing ceremony

Thursday, 16 December

Closing ceremony in case of a tiebreak

3. What is World Chess Championship 2021 time control?

Each game's time control is 120 minutes for the 1st 40 moves, then followed by 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, after that 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move beginning from move 61.

4. What are the World Chess Championship 2021 scores?

Game

GM Magnus Carlsen

GM Ian Nepomniachtchi

1.

1/2

1/2

2.

1/2

1/2

3.

1/2

1/2

4.

1/2

1/2

5.

1/2

1/2

6.

1

0

Total Score

3 1⁄2

2 1⁄2

5. Who is Ian Nepomniachtchi?

He is a Russian Chess grandmaster and commentator.

6. Who is Magnus Carlsen?

He is a Norwegian Chess grandmaster and the world Chess champion now.