defending champion Magnus Carlsen and Challenger Fabiano Caruana, to the world chess championship in London in the 12. Round with a draw and separated. A victory in this match would have meant the title of world champion.

it seemed initially to be a victory for Carlsen. With the black stones from the Sicilian opening, he gained a very good position at a low cooling-off period consumption. The masters and the audience were thrilled with a dramatic Finale, especially as his opponent Caruana had only a few minutes on the clock.

Then the Unbelievable happened: In 31. Train after just three hours of play, Carlsen a draw offered. Caruana was so taken aback, as were the spectators at the venue. He accepted the offer gratefully.

world chess championship tie in front of the Showdown

This is not the Magnus Carlsen, you know. What may have motivated him: This is the twelfth draw could cost him $ 50,000. Because the prize money of one Million dollars will not be divided in the event of Piercing, as otherwise, in the ratio of 60 to 40, but in the ratio of 55 to 45 – if he wins the Sting.

The portion 12 to re-Enact

After twelve rounds, it is now six to six. The regulations provide for a Sting with lots a shorter period of time. Only four lots are provided, then two blitz games, up to five times. All of these draw more then 14 games, there is a so-called Armaggedon-section that is subject to special rules.

The jump-starts on Wednesday at 16 o’clock German time.

Our Reporter Ulrich Stock accompanied for the world chess championship in London – here to TIME ONLINE and in TIME. Everything about the tournament you can find on our topic page.

The previous round at a Glance:

9. November: Caruana 0,5 – Carlsen is 0.5 (to the Report of the 1. Game and re-Enact, video analysis)
10. November: Carlsen 0,5 – Caruana is 0.5 (to the Report of the 2. Game and re-Enact, video analysis)
12. November: Caruana 0,5 – Carlsen is 0.5 (to the Report of the 3. Game and re-Enact, video analysis)
13. November: Carlsen 0,5 – Caruana is 0.5 (to the Report of the 4. Game and re-enactment)
15. November: Caruana 0,5 – Carlsen is 0.5 (to the Report of the 5. Game and re-Enact, video analysis)
16. November: Carlsen 0,5 – Caruana is 0.5 (to the Report of the 6. Game and re-enactment)
18. November: Carlsen 0,5 – Caruana is 0.5 (to the Report of the 7. Game and re-enactment)
19. November: Caruana 0,5 – Carlsen is 0.5 (to the Report of the 8. Game and re-enactment)
21. November: Carlsen 0,5 – Caruana is 0.5 (to the Report of the 9. Party and re-enactment)
22. November: Caruana 0,5 – Carlsen is 0.5 (for the Report the 10. Game and re-enactment)
24. November: Caruana 0,5 – Carlsen is 0.5 (to the Report of the 11. Game and re-Enact)

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