Armageddon is the name of a special chess penalty shoot-out that is played to prevent draws, when the winner has not been determined during the previous tie-breaks.


  • The right to choose the color is determined by drawing of lots.
  • The time- control may vary. For example:
    • 5 minutes to whites and 4 minutes to blacks, with each step adding 3 seconds starting with step 61.
    • o 4 minutes for whites and 3 minutes for blacks, with 2 additional seconds for each step starting from step 1
  • In case of a draw, the black chess player is recognized as the winner.

So, Armageddon always decides the winner.