The World Chess Championships are tied after the full-time-limit games
. Now comes the fun stuff. Four games of rapid chess (25 minutes per game plus a bonus 10 seconds after each move, running out of time forfeits as long as your opponent has enough pieces to mate you). If still tied then, they'll play blitz chess mini-matches. Here you get five minutes per game, plus a bonus three seconds after each move. Two games (one as white and one as black). If you win a mini-match, you're world champ. If five consecutive mini-matches are played, they will play Armageddon Chess for the championship. One game. Flip a coin for the right to choose sides. White gets five minutes for all his moves. Black gets four minutes for all his moves. No bonus time on the clock. The kicker is that in the event of a draw or stalemate black wins.
I understand you can't go all Karpov-Kasparov 1984
here and have the match take months and months, but that seems like a fucked-up way to determine a world champion to me. But I hope I can stream the video if it happens.