In the Russian Men's Superfinal in December 20-year-old Sergey Karjakin, in the lead, was caught in the final round by Ian Nepomniachtchi, six months his junior. A tiebreak was required and when the two rapid games ended in draws. The ensuing Armageddon blitz was won by Nepomniachtchi. Now Karjakin, who turns 21 tomorrow, got a chance to avenge the defeat, in a rapid chess match staged by the Russian State Social University (RSCU).
All games in PGN