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Carlsen evens up score in battle for world chess crown

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New York, Nov 25 (IANS) World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway defeated Russian chess grandmaster Sergey Karjakin in the 10th game and evened the score at the ongoing World Chess Championship.

After seven straight draws, Karjakin claimed the first full-point on Tuesday, playing black, but Carlsen retaliated and evened the score on Thursday. After 10 out of 12 games, the score stands level at 5-5, reports Sputnik.

The 11th game will be played on Saturday, and Karjakin will play white.

The opponents are to play a maximum of 12 games, and the first player to score 6.5 points or more will be the winner.

If the score is tied after Game 12, scheduled to be played on November 28, a four-game rapid chess match will be held two days later, then five two-game matches of blitz chess, if necessary, and finally, an Armageddon game will be used to break the tie.

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