WCC R3: Roller Coaster Games Ends in Draw

11.14.16 The third game in the World Chess Championship match ended in a draw after a back-and-forth battle that looked drawn until Black's 30th and 31st moves Ra2 and c5. Commenters thought these moves were too optimistic and the beginning of Black's problems. When 64...Be7 appeared many observers thought Black was losing. Karjakin then showed why he is the challenger playing 67...Rxh3 and allowing the capture of his Bishop. This led to Carlsen losing his important f-pawn and after making two less-than-perfect Rook moves the evaluation dropped to 0.00. Six moves later the players shook hands and agreed to a draw after nearly seven hours of chess.

At the post-game press conference, the players discuss the possibilities and might-have-beens of game 3.
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Replay Game 3

The match will consist of 12 games. The first player to reach 6.5 points will be declared winner and World Champion. If, after 12 rounds, the score is even, the Match will be decided by a series of tie break games.

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All games begin at 2:00 p.m. New York City time

Thursday, November 10 Opening Ceremony

Friday, November 11 Game 1

Saturday, November 12 Game 2

Sunday, November 13 Rest Day

Monday, November 14 Game 3

Tuesday, November 15 Game 4

Wednesday, November 16 Rest Day

Thursday, November 17 Game 5

Friday, November 18 Game 6

Saturday, November 19 Rest Day

Sunday, November 20 Game 7

Monday, November 21 Game 8

Tuesday, November 22 Rest Day

Wednesday, November 23 Game 9

Thursday, November 24 Game 10

Friday, November 25 Rest Day

Saturday, November 26 Game 11

Sunday, November 27 Rest Day

Monday, November 28 Game 12

Tuesday, November 29 Rest Day

Wednesday, November 30 Tie Breaks/ClosingCeremony

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