Armageddon

Armageddon chess

A game guaranteed to produce a decisive result, because Black has draw odds (that is, for Black, a draw is equal to a victory). 
To compensate, White has more time on the clock. 
Common times are six minutes for White and five for Black, or five minutes for White and four for Black. 
This can also be played with a small increment. 
This is also known as "time odds" and it is used in various tie breaks for quick tournaments.

======================================

Armageddon in Vancouver

2018
Sep, 23 - Armageddon tournament (5 vs 4) - photos, video

2017
Sep, 9 - Armageddon tournament (5 vs 4) - photos, video

2016
March 24 - The quarterfinal (5 vs 4) - photosvideo
September 10 - Armageddon tournament (5 vs 4) - photos, video

======================================

Armageddon in the World

2019
June - Norway Chess - chess24
June - World Chess Armageddon series - an article

2018
September - Isle of Man International - Wojtaszek vs. Naiditsch - video

2015
February - Zurich Chess Challenge - Hikaru Nakamura vs Vishy Anand - video

2013
February - Aeroflot Rapid - an article

2012
December - Piterenka Rapid/Blitz tournament - Karjakin vs Grischuk - an article,  video

2010
Shanghai Masters - Levon Aronian vs Vladimir Kramnik - game, video

2004
FIDE World Chess Championship in Tripoli, Libya -  Radjabov vs Dominguez

2001
FIDE World Chess Championship in Moscow, Russia -  Shirov vs Topalov - game

2000
FIDE World Chess Championship in New Delhi, India - Michael Krasenkov vs Bartłomiej Macieja - game
FIDE World Chess Championship in New Delhi, India - Peter Leko vs Alexander Khalifman - game

1999
FIDE World Chess Championship in Las Vegas - Sergei Tiviakov vs Dmitry Gurevich - game
FIDE World Chess Championship in Las Vegas Peter Heine Nielsen vs Joel Benjamin - game

1997
FIDE World Chess Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland - Giorgi Giorgadze vs Étienne Bacrot - game (1.7)
FIDE World Chess Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland - Vadim Milov vs Ulf Andersson - game (2.7)
FIDE World Chess Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland - Vladimir Akopian vs Rafael Vaganian - game
FIDE World Chess Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland - Michael Krasenkov vs Zurab Azmaiparashvili - game (4.7)
FIDE World Chess Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland - Michael Adams vs Nigel Short - game (6.7)
FIDE World Chess Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland - Viswanathan Anand vs Michael Adams - gamevideo (7.9)

======================================

Armageddon at the FIDE World Chess Caps

2015
Michael Adams vs Viktor Laznicka - video

======================================

Armageddon at the World Chess Championship Matches

Here are the part rules of the World Chess Championship matches.
In fact, the armageddon or even blitz tie-breaks never used yet (was never required in the final matches).

2018

If the blitz matches had failed to produce a winner, one sudden death "Armageddon" game: White receives 5 minutes and Black receives 4 minutes. Both players receive an increment of 3 seconds starting from move 61. The player who wins the drawing of lots may choose the colour.

2016

For the final sudden death game, 5 minutes for white pieces, 4 minutes for black pieces, no increment for the first 60 moves, 3 seconds increment per move starting at the move 61. The winner of this game is world champion; if drawn, black is the winner and world champion.

2014

A final "Armageddon" game. In that game, white would have received 5 minutes, black 4 minutes and a 3-second increment after move 61 for both; in the event of a draw, the player of the black pieces would have been declared a champion.

2013

If the score is still level after five matches (of blitz games 5'+3"), the players shall play a one sudden death game. The player who wins the drawing of lots may choose the color. The player with the white pieces shall receive 5 minutes, the player with the black pieces shall receive 4 minutes whereupon, after the 60th move, both players shall receive an increment of 3 seconds starting from move 61.

2012

If the score was tied after ten blitz games (5'+10"), a single sudden-death "Armageddon game" would determine the champion. The winner of a draw of lots would get to choose the colour to play, with white has given 5 minutes and Black 4 minutes. Beginning with move 61, a three-second increment would be added following each move.

2010

If the score is tied after ten blitz games (5'+10"), a single sudden-death "Armageddon game" will determine the champion. The winner of a drawing of lots gets to choose the colour to play, with White given 5 minutes and Black 4 minutes. Beginning with move 61, a three-second increment will be added following each move.

2008

If the score is tied after the two blitz games (5'+10"), a single sudden-death "Armageddon game" will determine the champion. The winner of a draw of lots gets to choose the color to play, with White given 6 minutes and Black 5 minutes and no time increment added per move.

2006

If the score is still tied (after blitz games 5'+10"), this is followed by a sudden death game: white has 6 minutes and needs to win, black has 5 minutes and needs to draw or win.

2005

If the score is still tied (after blitz games 5'+10"), this is followed by a sudden death game: white has 6 minutes and needs to win, black has 5 minutes and needs to draw or win.

2004

If the score was still tied after these four extra games (5'+10"), a single game of Armageddon game chess would be played where White had 6 minutes and Black had 5, with no increment.

2002

A single Armageddon game if required (white has 6 minutes and must win, black has 5 minutes and only needs to draw).

2000

A series of blitz games (4 minutes + 10 seconds per move for White, 5 minutes + 10 seconds per move for Black, the first player to win is the winner of the match).
(No details about an Armageddon game.)

1999

A single Armageddon game if required (white has 6 minutes and must win, black has 5 minutes and only needs to draw).

1997-98


Comments