Karjakin through to Chess World Cup semi-finals with comeback win over Shankland
18.08.2021 Michael Houston
Sergey Karjakin

Russian 10th seed Sergey Karjakin mounted a comeback to progress to the semi-finals of the Chess World Cup following a tiebreaker win over American 31st seed Sam Shankland in Sochi.

Shankland won the opening game two days ago before Karjakin's victory yesterday took the match to a draw.

Astonishingly, four games were played today during the tiebreaker, with none ending in a draw.
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