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3. 7 tie-break

3.7.1.a If the scores are at the same level after the twelve (12) regular games, after a new color drawing, four (4) decisive matches will be played. Games must be played using the electronic clock starting with 25 minutes for each player, with an increment of 10 seconds after each stroke.

3.7.1.b All decisive matches must be played as follows:

1. The game is governed by the technical regulations of the World Championships (Appendix 1), which apply with the exceptions mentioned below in subsections (2), (3) and (4). 2. Players do not need to record the movements. A referee must record the movements. 3. The player who has the shot may stop the clocks and consult the match sheet of the referee and if his next shot produces three times the same position (in accordance with Article 9.2a of the Technical Regulations), or the rule of 50 strokes (according to Article 9.3a of the Technical Regulations), he must himself record the stroke on the match sheet and claim the draw if he wishes. A player may also request a draw in accordance with Articles 9.2b and 9.3b of the Technical Regulations. If the protest is judged correct, the game ends immediately with a draw. If the protest is found to be inaccurate, the referee will add two (2) minutes to the opponent's remaining time and the game will continue with the scheduled stroke, in accordance with Article 4 of the Technical Regulations. A maximum of two (2) incorrect claims for a draw may be made by each player. If a player makes a third (3rd) claim incorrectly, the referee must declare the lost game for that player. 4. If a party has ended by resignation, failure, loss of time, stalemate, triple repetition or any other means described in Article 5 of the Technical Regulations, no claim for irregularity will be accepted (irregularities include adjustment of clock and all others in Article 7 of the technical regulation).

3.7.2 If the scores are equal after the games of the article 3.7.1a, after a new drawing of colors, a match of 2 games will be played with a control of the time of 5 minutes plus 3 seconds after each blow. In case of level score, another match of 2 games will be played to determine the winner. If there is still no winner after 5 matches (total of 10 games), a sudden death game will be played as described below in article 3.7.3.

3.7.2.b For the blitz games of article 3.7.2, the penalties mentioned in articles 7 and 9 of Schedule 1 "Technical Regulations of the World Championships" will be of one (1) minute instead of two (2) minutes.

3.7.3 If the score is still at the same level after five matches, as described in article 3.7.2, the players must play a sudden death game. The player who wins the draw may choose the color. The player with the white pieces must receive 5 minutes, the player with the black pieces must receive 4 minutes. After the 60th move, both players receive a 3-second increase from hit 61. In case of a draw, the player with black coins is declared a winner.

3.7.4 There will be a 10-minute break between all deciding matches, unless the Chief Umpire decides otherwise.


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