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Pep Guardiola kept up with the progress of a penalty shootout with a difference this week. It was in the World Chess Championship between Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, the reigning champion, and Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin.

Their best-of-12 match ended in a dead-heat so the title went to a four-game tiebreaker, a series of rapid and blitz games and Norway beat Russia. It is chess’ equivalent of a penalty shootout which is guaranteed to produce a winner though hardly an accurate barometer of a team’s skill.

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