The match is played in Wei Yi's hometwon Yancheng, a town with 1.5 million inhabitants situated about 300 km north of Shanghai. Wei Yi and Rapport play four games with classical time-control. If the match is tied after four games, two blitz-games with a time-limit of 5+3 will follow and should the match still be tied after these two games, an Armageddon game will decide the winner.
The Chinese Chess Federation organizes the event
Richard Rapport (left, 19 years old) and Wei Yi (right, 17 years old) at the press conference.
The first game starts
Rapport recovered well after this loss and won the second game convincingly:
The beginning of game two
Game three saw a rather unspectacular draw - analyses will follow in in the final report tomorrow.