The head of FIDE: "Karjakin will have more chances to win the tie-break"

Russian Sergey Karjakin will have more chances to win the tie-break in the match for the title of the World Chess Champion against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen. This opinion was expressed by the President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

"The fact that 12 games ended without a winner is the success of Karjakin and his coaching team. During the whole match, Carlsen could not come up with anything unusual or take the Russian grandmaster by surprize. This suggests that Sergei is a worthy rival and challenger for the chess crown," said Ilyumzhinov.

"Karjakin proved to be psychologically stable, and perhaps that is why he will have more chances to win the tie-break. The last tie-break was played between Anand and Gelfand in the Tretyakov Gallery in 2012. The one with the strongest nerves will win. Both chess players are young and they have plenty of emotional and physical strength," concluded the head of FIDE.