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World chess battle heads into tiebreak endgame
The battle for the world chess crown launched into a four-game tiebreaker on Wednesday, after 12 regular rounds failed to separate reigning champion Magnus Carlsen and his Russian challenger Sergei Karyakin. The accelerated games leave plenty of opportunity for harried mistakes, and while predictions are difficult, Carlsen - a king of the blitz format - remains favourite. The Norwegian, 26 on Wednesday, has played several blitz tournaments this year, beating US grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura in one in October.
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