- Race to 6.5 points: Carlsen 38.5%
- Race to 6.5 points: Karjakin 38.5%
The fifth game ended with a draw. Carlsen had the upper hand for a long time, but made a big mistake and was about to lose the game. Finally Carlsen managed to rescue a draw. Games 6 and 7 plays Carlsen with black pieces. If Carlsen avoids losing those games, there is a good chance that he remains Chess World Champion.