Tie-breaks to determine FIDE Berlin GP 2022 winner
The second game was a relatively shorter compared to the first one but an exciting one nevertheless. The FIDE Berlin GP 2022 winner will be decided in tie-breaks. When Aronian is here to excite the audience and themselves, Nakamura is there to play some interesting chess, one can certainly anticipate some more fantastic chess to finish the Berlin GP. Both players are not so concerned about results as much as playing a good game. Make no mistake about the stakes though. Apart from the first prize of €24000, the winner will also get 13 GP points which will allow him to be one step closer to earning the final Candidates 2022 spot. Tie-break games of the Final start today at 7:30 p.m. IST. Photo: World Chess
Exciting finish ahead
"I love the game of chess. I always remember that life is a suffering when you are not suffering, you should be grateful. If I am well enough and I am playing chess it means I am doing great, so I appreciate that. I do get angry when I lose but I never get angry at my opponents. I never got angry at my opponent unless they do something unethical but for playing well no, I only clap and say thank you for a lesson." - Levon Aronian on his reaction after a painful loss.
Aronian - Nakamura: 0.5-0.5
Levon Aronian had an interesting game in the Italian Opening against Hikaru Nakamura.
Nakamura thought Black is completely fine after 16.d4 exd4 17.Qxd4 c5 or he is much worse. It turns out that he was completely fine. The only concern for Black is the gaping hole on d5, but that is not a big issue.
Aronian mentioned in the post-match interview that he missed 24...Qd4 as he thought after 22...Qxb2 23.Rb1 Qxc3 has 24.Rb3. However, that was not the case, so Nakamura could safely take 22...Qxb2 and equalize the position. The two-time World Cup winner felt that he should have played 22.Ra2 instead of Nd2.
The time control for each standard game in pools and play-off is: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. In case if a player arrives at the chessboard with a delay of up to 15 minutes from the actual start of the game, he/she should be charged of five hundred (500) euros deducted from his/her prize money. In case of delay of more than 15 minutes, the player loses the game (without financial penalty).
The players cannot draw any game by mutual agreement before black’s 30th move. A claim for a draw before black’s 30th move is permitted only in the case of a draw by repetition.
Each Grand Prix tournament has a total prize fund - €150000.