Fischer Random World Chess Championship - So defeats Carlsen

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11/2/2019 – Wesley So was the winner of the Fisher Random World Championship, defeating the classical World Champion Magnus Carlsen. Ian Nepomniachtchi beat Fabiano Caruana to finish third. Live game commentary from 16:30 UTC (17:30 CET / 12:30 EDT) Note: Europe has already switched to Winter time! | Photo: www.frchess.com

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Final - Day 3

The Fischer Random World Championship finals start with four "slow rapid" games in which players receiving 45 minutes for the 40 first moves, 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with no increment. Each win is worth 3 points, with 1½ points given to each player in case of a draw. Full details below!


Reports on the Final: Day 1 | Day 2


Live commentary

Final match score

Wesley So closed out Magnus Carlsen on the final day of the Final match on Saturday, while Ian Nepomniachtchi rebounded from his loss to So by beating Fabiano Caruana in the consolation match.

Rank Name Score Rating
1 So, Wesley 13½/16 2767
2 Carlsen, Magnus 2½/20 2876
Rank Name Score Rating
1 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 12½/18 2776
2 Caruana, Fabiano 5½/18 2812

Carlsen and So advance in the semis

Carlsen defeated Caruana and Wesley So dominated Ian Nepomniachtchi, thus Carlsen and So will face-off in the final beginning on Thursday.

Rank Name Score Rating
1 Carlsen, Magnus 12½/20 2876
2 Caruana, Fabiano 7½/20 2812
Rank Name Score Rating
1 So, Wesley 13/18 2767
2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 5/18 2776

Report on the semi-final


The format 

Once again, the venue is the Henie Onstad Art Center in Høvikodden, a picturesque headland in the Bærum municipality. As usual, Norwegian TV is broadcasting the event for the national audience.

Fischer Random World Championship 2018

Norwegian state broadcaster NRK covered the event last year | Photo: Maria Emelianova / chess.com

Unlike last year, however, the semis and the finals will now be played across three different time controls — slow rapid, fast rapid and blitz. Each match-up will last three days, with the following timeline in place:

Days one and two: Two slow rapid games each day (four total) — 45 minutes for the 40 first moves, 15 minutes for the rest of the game. No increment. Each win is worth 3 points, with 1½ points given to each player in case of a draw.

Day three:

  • Four fast rapid games — 15 minutes plus 2-second increments. Each win is worth 2 points.
  • Four blitz games — 3 minutes plus 2-second increments. Each win is worth 1 point.
  • Tiebreaker: Armageddon – 5/4 minutes, no increment, Black advances if game drawn.

The semi-finals take place from October 27th until the 29th, while the final and the match for third place will take place from October 31st until November 2nd. Wednesday October 30th will be a rest day.

Fischer Random World Championship 2019

 

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