Aug. 31, 2020

Koneru Humpy won in an Armageddon against Poland’s Monica Socko to take India into final of the first-ever online Chess Olympiad. It has been dubbed as one of the most exciting Armageddon shootouts of recent times.


  • ‘Armageddon’ in chess is similar to a Super Over in cricket or a penalty shootout in hockey or football.

  • In an Armageddon game White has more thinking time on the clock than Black but a draw on the board scores as a Black win. Normally White has five or six minutes and Black four or five for the entire game.

  • Black, considered at a disadvantage, is given a minute less to process the game and the handicap effectively puts the onus of a win on White.