The long-term coach of Boris Gelfand Albert Kapengut has been surprised by the time the tie-break of the World Championship Match is planned to be held.
"That is insane, - thinks Kapengut. - It's illogical. There won't be a closing ceremony that day, so there's no reason to be in a hurry. Moreover, none of the players is an early riser, so why should they be tortured and forced to play so early?".
Let us remind you that the tie-break of the World Championship match will take place the day after tomorrow, May 30th. There will be played 4 games with 25+10 time control; if the scores will be still tied after 4 games, there will be 2 more games with 5+3 rules. Should the tie persist, the opponents will play maximum 5 such blitz matches. If the deadlock still continues, there will be Armageddon game with 5 min.s to White and 4 to Black with 3-second addition starting from move 61, Black also wins in the case of a draw.