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World Chess Cup (2007)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler, Ruslan Ponomariov, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Gata Kamsky, Michael Adams, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Wang Yue, Alexey Shirov, Wang Hao, David Navara, Etienne Bacrot, Nikita Vitiugov, Evgeny Bareev, Arkadij Naiditsch, Vladimir Malakhov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Zoltan Almasi, Le Quang Liem, Evgeny Alekseev, Bu Xiangzhi, Andrei Volokitin, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Krishnan Sasikiran, Laurent Fressinet, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Loek van Wely, Vladimir Akopian, Ivan Cheparinov, Nigel Short, Sergei Zhigalko, Maxim Rodshtein, Alexander Motylev, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Sergei Rublevsky, Viktor Laznicka, Emil Sutovsky, Alexander Khalifman, Alexander Onischuk, Sergei Tiviakov, Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga, Sergey Volkov, Gregory Kaidanov, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Mikhail Gurevich, Rauf Mamedov, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Evgeny Najer, Michael Roiz, Konstantin Landa, Mateusz Bartel, Predrag Nikolic, Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli, Vladislav Tkachiev, Konstantin Sakaev, Robert Markus, Csaba Balogh, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Zhou Jianchao, Boris Avrukh, Bassem Amin, Bartosz Socko, Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, Grzegorz Gajewski, Boris Savchenko, Varuzhan Akobian, Bartlomiej Macieja, Jan Gustafsson, Rafael Duailibe Leitao, Anton Filippov, Zhang Pengxiang, Yury Shulman, Alexander Shabalov, Zaven Andriasian, Gilberto Milos, Vladimir Belov, Zdenko Kozul, Ahmed Adly, Valerij Filippov, Zhao Jun, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Fernando Peralta, Wen Yang, Emanuel Berg, Alexander Galkin, Merab Gagunashvili, Imre Hera Jr, David Baramidze, Dusko Pavasovic, Julio Becerra Rivero, Diego Flores, Sergey Kudrin, Alexander Ivanov, Geetha Narayanan Gopal, Vladislav Nevednichy, Zhao Zong-Yuan, Vladimir Georgiev, Aleksei Pridorozhni, Artem Iljin, Ziaur Rahman, Susanto Megaranto, Abhijit Kunte, Alexei Iljushin, Anuar Ismagambetov, Darwin Laylo, Darcy Gustavo Machado Vieira Lima, Nikolai Kabanov, Essam El Gindy, Enamul Hossain, Yuhua Xu, Everaldo Matsuura, Igor Zugic, Khaled Abdel Razik, Vladimir Genba, Robert Gwaze, Juan Pablo Hobaica, Pedro Aderito

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 376  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Iturrizaga vs Svidler 0-10 2007 World Chess CupA00 Uncommon Opening
2. Motylev vs B Savchenko 1-039 2007 World Chess CupB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. B Socko vs V Georgiev 1-040 2007 World Chess CupC78 Ruy Lopez
4. G Gajewski vs S Volkov  0-149 2007 World Chess CupD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. Kiril D Georgiev vs S Megaranto 1-037 2007 World Chess CupD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. D Baramidze vs Short ½-½25 2007 World Chess CupC45 Scotch Game
7. Bareev vs J Becerra Rivero 1-058 2007 World Chess CupE73 King's Indian
8. D Flores vs Fressinet 0-154 2007 World Chess CupA09 Reti Opening
9. Sutovsky vs Zhou Jianchao  ½-½26 2007 World Chess CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
10. A Ivanov vs Navara  ½-½43 2007 World Chess CupB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
11. P Nikolic vs A Iljin 1-069 2007 World Chess CupD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
12. Kudrin vs F Vallejo Pons 0-141 2007 World Chess CupC53 Giuoco Piano
13. Sasikiran vs S Zhigalko  ½-½60 2007 World Chess CupE15 Queen's Indian
14. C Balogh vs Tkachiev  ½-½39 2007 World Chess CupC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Nisipeanu vs B Amin 1-056 2007 World Chess CupC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
16. M Gagunashvili vs Zhang Pengxiang  ½-½35 2007 World Chess CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. M Roiz vs Akobian  ½-½31 2007 World Chess CupD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. A Galkin vs M Bartel 1-096 2007 World Chess CupC11 French
19. Z Kozul vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½22 2007 World Chess CupD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Macieja vs V Laznicka 1-018 2007 World Chess CupC10 French
21. M Rodshtein vs J Gustafsson ½-½51 2007 World Chess CupC78 Ruy Lopez
22. Leitao vs Y Shulman  ½-½75 2007 World Chess CupD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Shabalov vs Pavasovic 0-142 2007 World Chess CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
24. Kaidanov vs M Gurevich  ½-½19 2007 World Chess CupD66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
25. Sakaev vs N Vitiugov  ½-½96 2007 World Chess CupD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
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  twinlark: Main upset of the round so far has been 104th seed Vladislav Nevednichy defeating 25th seed Konstantin Landa .
Nov-26-07  Harvestman: <cbpatzer> I'm not sure. I posted my 124 comment above, left the room, and came back to Playchess saying Onischuk won after 64 moves!

Beats me. Either way, Onischuk won.

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  twinlark: Onischuk must have won on time.
Nov-26-07  ahmadov: <cbpatzer: says 1-0 Onischuk> Actually, it is 0-1, Onischuk playing Black...

The loss by Short is shocking...

Nov-26-07  cbpatzer: <ahmadov> true that :) I wanna see the game commented! Were there many mistakes?
Nov-26-07  viensotrs12: why leko, moro, gelfand and polgar isnt participating?? can someone, please, answer to this question!
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  Eyal: <twinlark> Actually, Eljanov's (2691) loss to Hossain (2514) on board #19 was a bit more upsetting...
Nov-26-07  malthrope: <Harvestman: <cbpatzer: says 1-0 Onischuk>>

Yes, it was at least 124 moves when Onischuk was getting ready to Queen his 'h-pawn.' 124... Kg3 was the last move played before the chessboard flashed back to the position after only 64 moves?! :-)

Nov-26-07  Troller: Second games have started. Alekseev is still tied, but has the White pieces in the last rapid game.
Nov-26-07  ahmadov: <cbpatzer: <ahmadov> true that :) I wanna see the game commented! Were there many mistakes?> Hope will provide some tomorrow as this game was one of the most interesting games in terms of the final result...
Nov-26-07  Troller: Short is playing French, which is very popular in the rapids.
Nov-26-07  cbpatzer: if they recover the pgn......
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  twinlark: <Eyal>

Of course. Don't know how I missed that.

Nov-26-07  Marvol: <viensotrs12: why leko, moro, gelfand and polgar isnt participating?? can someone, please, answer to this question!>

Apparently Gelfand and Moro didn't like the idea that instead of being a direct qualifier for the WCC match, the winner now gets to play Topalov. they thought that was too much ofan advantage for Toppy.

Not sure why Leko or Polgar are not playing though. Could be the same reason.

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  Eyal: <viensotrs12: why leko, moro, gelfand and polgar isnt participating??> Leko, Moro, and apparently also Gelfand are boycotting the event in response to the preferential treatment FIDE gave Topalov (the right to a match against the winner of the world cup); Polgar seems to be on bad terms with FIDE in general.
Nov-26-07  Harvestman: <Malthrope> Yes, that's what I saw too. I'd been watching the game for the previous 10 minutes.

Onischuk had been a pawn down for a while, and I thought he was in trouble at one point, but he turned it around.

Nov-26-07  Pawnsgambit: With Leko, Moro, gelfand polgar not playing, the FIDE world cup 2007 has very little meaning.
Nov-26-07  othomile: can someone please tell me what these signs mean, the pencil and the bubble????
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  Annie K.: <othomile: <can someone please tell me what these signs mean, the pencil and the bubble????>>

The pencil means the game is annotated; the bubble means the game has kibitzing.

Nov-26-07  cbpatzer: Chessdom: Alekseev sacrificed pawn, he wants to finish before blitz games


Or will he.......

Nov-26-07  cbpatzer: pono seems equal, fine enough for him
Nov-26-07  ahmadov: <othomile: can someone please tell me what these signs mean, the pencil and the bubble????> Some users have already answered this, but I just want to add that apart from pencil and bubble you can find a sign of camera as well, which means that a picture of the game was provided... Like in this game:

Bu Xiangzhi vs Judit Polgar, 2007

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  Eyal: <Alekseev sacrificed pawn, he wants to finish before blitz games> Yeah, and he seems to be winning. You would have expected gambetov to play the gambit... (sorry, couldn't resist)
Nov-26-07  cbpatzer: roiz akobian to blitz?
Nov-26-07  ahmadov: Mamedov has launched an attack in an attempt to win in this must-win situation, but Tomashesky is strong enough not to be afraid :)
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