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    • I know this is flying under the radar of most people here. American Fabiano Caruana has tied the current WC Magnus Carlsen on 12 games. That is, 12 games, 12 draws. This is the most draws in the history of the tournament and now they are going to take a day rest and start a series of "rapid" games (25 min on the clock, instead of hours). If still tied, they go to Blitz (5 minutes) and then... Armageddon. Whoever said chess lacks dramma? Not me...

    • I don't follow the professional sport, but I play it regularly with my family. How frequent is it to have draws at this level? It seems like it must be fairly common in order to see something like 12 in a row.

    • The latest bloodless result, the 12th draw between the world’s top two players in as many contests, ensured the €1m ($1.14m) showdown in London will go down as the first title match in which no decisive results were managed in the official 132-year history of world championship play.

      The Guardian

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