|World Cup (2017)|
Official site: http://tbilisi2017.fide.com. See also Wikipedia article: Chess World Cup 2017.
The 2017 FIDE World Cup, held 3-27 September in Tbilisi, Georgia, featured 128 players in a series of knockout matches. The early rounds had two games each, plus tiebreak games when necessary. The final was a match of four games, and two Rapid tiebreak games. (1) The finalists would advance to the Candidates tournament next year. The prize fund was $1,600,000, with the winner taking home $120,000 from the final. (2) Players received 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an
addition of 30 seconds per move from move one. The tiebreaks consisted of two 25 min + 10-sec increment Rapid games, then if needed two 10 + 10 games, two 5 + 3 Blitz games, and finally an Armageddon game, where White had 5 minutes to Black's 4, but a draw counted as a win for Black. (1, 2) Chief arbiter: Tomasz Delega. (3)
On way to the final, Levon Aronian knocked out Daniel J Cawdery, Yifan Hou, Maxim Matlakov, Daniil Dubov, Vassily Ivanchuk in the quarterfinal, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the semifinal. Ding Liren knocked out Mohamed Amine Haddouche, Martyn Kravtsiv, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Wang Hao, Richard Rapport in the quarterfinal, and Wesley So in the semifinal. The final match started 23 September. After 2-2 in the Classical games, Aronian won both Rapid games:
Aronian and Ding Liren qualified for the World Championship Candidates (2018) tournament.
1 2 3 4 1 2
Levon Aronian (ARM) 2799 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4
Ding Liren (CHN) 2777 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 2
World Champion Magnus Carlsen also participated, and it was asked if this was to try to eliminate future challengers. Carlsen was knocked out anyway in Round 3 by Bu Xiangzhi. Else, there was a dress code controversy before Round 3 involving Anton Kovalyov (who knocked out Viswanathan Anand in Round 2) and Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the Chairman of the Appeals Committee. A take on the event by User: Sally Simpson can be found at https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-bl...
(1) Chess24, https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
(2) FIDE, http://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/W...
(3) FIDE, http://tbilisi2017.fide.com/princip...
| page 2 of 18; games 26-50 of 430
|26. B Grachev vs H Melkumyan
|| ||½-½||47||2017||World Cup||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|27. Akobian vs A Kovalyov
||0-1||61||2017||World Cup||D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|28. B Amin vs V Erdos
|| ||½-½||57||2017||World Cup||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|29. B Bok vs V Artemiev
||0-1||60||2017||World Cup||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|30. D Andreikin vs A Goganov
|| ||½-½||65||2017||World Cup||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|31. E Najer vs A Aleksandrov
|| ||1-0||51||2017||World Cup||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|32. J C Sadorra vs M Matlakov
||0-1||47||2017||World Cup||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|33. A H T dos Santos Fier vs Bacrot
||½-½||30||2017||World Cup||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|34. L Pantsulaia vs J Duda
|| ||0-1||64||2017||World Cup||D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6|
|35. M Antipov vs Tomashevsky
|| ||½-½||15||2017||World Cup||A13 English|
|36. V Kunin vs Le Quang Liem
|| ||½-½||28||2017||World Cup||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|37. J Vakhidov vs Svidler
||0-1||30||2017||World Cup||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|38. B Sambuev vs Wei Yi
||1-0||24||2017||World Cup||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|39. A Smirnov vs Karjakin
|| ||½-½||30||2017||World Cup||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|40. Guanchu Liu vs Mamedyarov
||0-1||26||2017||World Cup||C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange|
|41. S Mareco vs M Bluebaum
|| ||½-½||22||2017||World Cup||C11 French|
|42. J Xiong vs Motylev
||½-½||15||2017||World Cup||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|43. Jobava vs I Salgado Lopez
|| ||½-½||20||2017||World Cup||D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation|
|44. Ivanchuk vs M Kazhgaleyev
|| ||½-½||16||2017||World Cup||A21 English|
|45. Radjabov vs H Ziska
||½-½||15||2017||World Cup||E90 King's Indian|
|46. M Khusenkhojaev vs M Vachier-Lagrave
||½-½||22||2017||World Cup||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|47. Carlsen vs O Balogun
||1-0||39||2017||World Cup||B06 Robatsch|
|48. I Cheparinov vs D Mastrovasilis
|| ||1-0||32||2017||World Cup||D42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3|
|49. R Hovhannisyan vs M Rodshtein
|| ||½-½||23||2017||World Cup||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|50. Kulaots vs N Vitiugov
|| ||½-½||35||2017||World Cup||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
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|Sep-28-17|| ||jphamlore: That wasn't mere "sportswear" Ding Liren was wearing, especially the sport jackets. I suspect those were the jackets worn when China won two of its biggest events with Ding Liren on the open team: The 2014 Olympiad and the 2017 FIDE World Team Championship. Ding Liren was representing China with pride.|
|Sep-28-17|| ||sonia91: <jphamlore: [...] China won two of its biggest events with Ding Liren on the open team: The 2014 Olympiad and the 2017 FIDE World Team Championship.> China first won the World Team Championship in 2015.|
|Sep-28-17|| ||k009ris: Just to clarify:I don't blame the players for poor quality chess games, It's the organizers who impose short time controls, as they want to wrap up their events on time.
But I think we all lose when the artistic element in chess becomes the least important.And take a look at the games from the last world championship:boring as hell, then a mistakes in rapid games ...
But the worst idea I think is deciding top chess events by "armageddon" blitz, stupidest think I've ever heard of.Maybe they should try mixing classical chess and Fischerrandom in tie breaks..|
|Sep-28-17|| ||WannaBe: I don't understand how short(er) time controls (which it really is not) affects finishing the event 'on time'.|
One game a day, third day for tie-break.
How would (longer/shorter) time control affect the finish of the event? Would a game require 26 hours to finish?
Time control was 90 minutes for 40-moves and 30 minutes (each move +30s)
40 moves + 30s per move would give you 90 minutes + 20 minutes = 110 minutes, it's only 10 minutes less than 2 hours per side.
Longest game was 130 moves which works out to be 3 hours and 5 minutes, I doubt both players sat there for 6 hours and 10 minutes. Probably plenty of time left on the clock when the game ended.
One of the shorter game was 7 moves. (Maybe you can blame the organizers for this game, too.)
|Sep-28-17|| ||perfidious: <sirgormless: I'd love to see the guys screaming "blunderfest" give live commentary on a GM game with no engine help for a 2600+ GM audience. I'd pay to watch the GMs struggle to keep gfrom laughing at the poor fool who thought he could tell them what's going on without deep and mostly concrete justification.>|
This once, we are in complete agreement--that would doubtless prove highly amusing.
|Sep-28-17|| ||The Kings Domain: Imagine if Kovalyov made it to the finals and won. The tournament was a farce.|
|Sep-28-17|| ||qkxwsm: funny how all aronian lost rating in all three categories despite winning the tournament|
|Sep-29-17|| ||MadFaqirOfSwat: Better than losing points and not winning|
|Sep-30-17|| ||Sally Simpson: My take on the event.
|Sep-30-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <Of course White did not play 1. Qxb6 stalemate but 1.Qa6+ 1-0.>|
<Sally> It's Qxb3
|Sep-30-17|| ||Sally Simpson: I was wondering when someone would notice that.|
Thanks W.P.E. corrected.
|Sep-30-17|| ||john barleycorn: <Sally Simpson: I was wondering when someone would notice that....>|
at least 1 (one) reader ...
|Oct-01-17|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi J.B.
My one reader. I love him. It's taken him over 700 reads since Thursday to spot my...ahem... deliberate mistake. He's slacking.
I've been told some scan it quickly to make sure I have not panned one of their games or exposed their opening trap.
One guy there has pulled off the Blackburne Shilling trap Muhlock vs B Kostic, 1911 over 100 times! You can imagine the message I got when I warned everyone.
I also advise falling for the trap with this line.
F Adeyemi vs Z Ahmadov, 2008
That was my 257th one. (I get paid...so is it a blog or column?) It's meant to keep me out of mischief on here and the other handful of other sites I haunt....but somehow it has not.
I always seem to be to in S*** with someone, the only thing that varies is the depth.
|Oct-01-17|| ||john barleycorn: <Sally Simpson: Hi J.B.
My one reader. I love him. ...
I always seem to be to in S*** with someone, the only thing that varies is the depth.>
My piece of advice: Adopt the fellow and share. Sharing is caring
|Oct-02-17|| ||JustAnotherMaster: the GREATEST just one his 29th SUPER Tournament.......he has done more by the age of 26!!!! Yes Twety Six then SO will EVER accomplish, or Kramnik,Anand,Cuaruano, Karpov, Notvinnik, Tal, Fischer....So lmao that loser will never amount to the garbage that the phillipines accept from the USA every year for a few hundred dollars!,, hahahaha|
|Oct-02-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: It's a sad sad world.|
|Oct-02-17|| ||Absentee: How do you pronounce "Cuaruano"?|
|Oct-02-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: I praise the day when Fabi will introduce his correct name to Yasser.|
|Oct-02-17|| ||Absentee: And why is he congratulating Carlsen on the World Cup page? Is he mocking the world champion?|
|Oct-02-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: https://tbilisi2017.fide.com/2017/0...|
The prize to pay when you are surrounded by crookz.
|Oct-03-17|| ||MissScarlett: Nobody can say Azmai looks like a gypsy. That's a nice whistle.|
|Oct-03-17|| ||Chessinfinite: From the Guardian news -
"Theresa May said the UK could not understand US gun laws.".
..as has every other leader in puzzlement.
|Oct-04-17|| ||Petrosianic: <JustAnotherMaster: the GREATEST just one [sic] his 29th SUPER Tournament.......>|
Isle of Man was not a Super Tournament.
And Karpov won over 150 International Tournaments, so Carlsen still has a way to go.
|Oct-04-17|| ||beenthere240: Why are people puzzled about a US citizen exercising his second amendment rights?|
|Oct-04-17|| ||beenthere240: And Aronian came close to losing to Hou in their first classical game.|
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