The meeting ended with a score of 0.5: 0.5.

The Russian played with white pieces.

The second game will take place on November 27, and Nepomniachtchi will get the black pieces.

The match for the chess crown consists of 14 games with classical time control.

That is, there are 120 minutes for 40 moves, then 60 minutes for 20 moves and 15 minutes until the end of the game, with the addition of 30 seconds for each move, starting from the first.

If after all the games a draw is fixed, then a tie-break will be appointed.

The Russian chess player is the European champion, two-time winner of the Russian championship, two-time gold winner in the world team championship as part of Russia, as well as the winner of the Candidates Tournament in chess.

For Carlsen, this is the fifth title defense.

Earlier, expert Vladimir Barsky told in what Nepomniachtchi is stronger than Carlsen.