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The Altibox Norway Chess 2019 is a 10 round-robin event and consists of 9 rounds.
If there is a draw in the classical game then the players will move on to Armageddon after all classical games are over.
White pieces will continue with white in Armageddon. With this, there will be a winner in each game due to the fact that the player with the black pieces in the Armageddon game will win if the game ends in a draw.
In case of shared first place, there will be a blitz play-off to decide the winner. If two players share first place, there will be, on the 14th of June, a 2-game match with the same time control as in the blitz tournament: 3 min. + 2 sec. increment per move. If this match ends in a tie, there will be an Armageddon game where white has 5 minutes and black has 4 minutes with an increment of 3 seconds per move, starting from move 61 with draw odds.
If more than two players share first place, there will be, on the 15th of June, a double round-robin with the same tiebreak rules as the opening blitz tournament.
The remaining players in this will share their money prizes.
Time control: Each player will have 120 minutes on the clock with an increment of 10 seconds after move 40.
Time control for the Armageddon game: white has 10 minutes and black has 7 minutes with an increment of 3 seconds per move, starting from move 61.
Players are not allowed to agree on a draw until after move 30.
Players will get following points per round:
- Victory main game: 2 points - Loss main game: 0 points - Draw main game & victory Armageddon: 1.5 points - Draw main game & loss Armageddon: 0.5 points