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World Cup (2011)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Morozevich, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Ding Liren, Peter Svidler, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Ruslan Ponomariov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Gata Kamsky, Peter Leko, Vugar Gashimov, Michael Adams, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Li Chao, Wang Yue, Alexey Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, David Navara, Yu Yangyi, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Nikita Vitiugov, Dmitry Andreikin, Judit Polgar, Viktor Bologan, Baadur Jobava, Vladimir Malakhov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Moiseenko, Le Quang Liem, Zoltan Almasi, Evgeny Alekseev, Bu Xiangzhi, Ni Hua, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Anton Korobov, Alexander Riazantsev, Laurent Fressinet, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Sergei Zhigalko, Alexander Motylev, Maxim Rodshtein, Zahar Efimenko, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ferenc Berkes, Boris Grachev, Emil Sutovsky, Alexander Onischuk, Markus Ragger, Peter Heine Nielsen, Igor Lysyj, Rauf Mamedov, Yifan Hou, Vladimir Potkin, Artyom Timofeev, Ray Robson, Mikhail Kobalia, Samuel Shankland, Evgeny Postny, Parimarjan Negi, Daniel Fridman, Zhou Jianchao, Sebastien Feller, Sergei Azarov, Abhijeet Gupta, Ivan Ivanisevic, Sandro Mareco, Arman Pashikian, Bartosz Socko, Ildar Khairullin, Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, Evgeny Romanov, Constantin Lupulescu, A R Saleh Salem, Yuniesky Quesada Perez, Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Anton Filippov, Viorel Iordachescu, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Yury Shulman, Jorge Cori, Yaroslav Zherebukh, Ahmed Adly, Yuri Drozdovskij, Rinat Jumabayev, Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez, Ruben Felgaer, Evgeny E Vorobiov, Mark Paragua, Fidel Corrales Jimenez, Eric Hansen, Mark Bluvshtein, Vlastimil Babula, Alexander Ivanov, Elshan Moradiabadi, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Stelios Halkias, Zhao Zong-Yuan, Baris Esen, Namig Guliyev, Aleksei Pridorozhni, Ziaur Rahman, Susanto Megaranto, Alexei Bezgodov, Darcy Gustavo Machado Vieira Lima, Nikolai Kabanov, Essam El Gindy, Diego Rafael Di Berardino, Francisco De la Paz Perdomo, Robert Gwaze, Vladimir Genba, Henry Robert Steel, Hatim Ibrahim, Mejdi Kaabi

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 391  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Iordachescu vs S Feller 1-0852011World CupE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
2. A Korobov vs Zhou Jianchao 1-0402011World CupE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. L Bruzon Batista vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½262011World CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
4. I Ivanisevic vs Onischuk  ½-½442011World CupE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
5. Bu Xiangzhi vs A Adly 1-0402011World CupD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. B Socko vs Bologan 0-1422011World CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. M Kobalia vs I Lysyj  ½-½312011World CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. E Inarkiev vs I Salgado Lopez 1-0322011World CupC67 Ruy Lopez
9. E Romanov vs B Grachev  ½-½452011World CupD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Y Shulman vs Potkin ½-½192011World CupD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. R Wojtaszek vs A Pashikian 1-0392011World CupD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Y Drozdovskij vs Motylev  ½-½212011World CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. A Riazantsev vs M Bluvshtein  1-0382011World CupD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. A Filippov vs S Zhigalko 1-0392011World CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Morozevich vs S Halkias ½-½232011World CupB33 Sicilian
16. M Kazhgaleyev vs D Andreikin ½-½302011World CupA56 Benoni Defense
17. M Rodshtein vs Harikrishna 0-1342011World CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
18. Li Chao vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  ½-½382011World CupA90 Dutch
19. M Parligras vs Yu Yangyi  1-0582011World CupE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
20. A Gupta vs R Mamedov ½-½522011World CupE90 King's Indian
21. P H Nielsen vs E Postny  ½-½672011World CupD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. E Vorobiov vs Sutovsky  ½-½562011World CupA15 English
23. N Guliyev vs Jobava 0-1612011World CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. Le Quang Liem vs S Megaranto 1-0582011World CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
25. B Esen vs A Moiseenko  ½-½482011World CupD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Sep-22-11  Eggman: <<Carlsen will probably not play>>

Is there any reason to believe that Carlsen would boycott a double round robin format? I know you were posting in jest but I ask this question in all seriousness because I don't know the answer.

Sep-22-11  bigatin: <visayanbraindoctor: <bigatin> Nais kong manatiling anonymous. Medyo madali ring mapadpad sa mainit na debate kung ang pinag-uusapan si GM So; iniiwasan ko yon. Ipagpaumanhin nyo na lang ako kung hindi ako sumasagot sa mga ibang katanungan, lalo na sa <<maka ID>> sa akin.>

You are <freak>ing out...You need to go to a <club> to drink.

Sep-22-11  bigatin: <Ladolcevita: I completely agree with your post!

But I just can't compose myself sometimes.

Seems like I'm fearless:

http://youtu.be/Tm5jBa4LzxQ

Sep-22-11
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  alexmagnus: <vsb> I don't follow you, I answer to everybody... Look, I posted more than 2000 posts since our last talk :D. And I' not portarying you as anti-European, I just don't get where you see the discrimination of non-.Europeans in chess. There is no more discrimination than anywhere else. Even less, as the statistics show. And one more thing: just because you don't have reasonable counter-arguments to my arguments it doesn't give you right to ban me from countering your arguments, which are just plain wrong in all dimensions. And leave HMK alone.
Sep-22-11
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  alexmagnus: In other words, as long as you continue agitating your flat earth view, I impossibly can withhold pointing out it is not flat.
Sep-22-11
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  alexmagnus: Is there discrimination against non-Brits in snooker? Non-Africans in marathon running? What about non-European non-South-American teams in soccer?

It's not about discrimination or money. It's all about popularity of the respective sport in the region.

Sep-22-11  Boratco: Alexmagnus, I have no clue on what you and vbd are talking about so I will not stick my nose in it. I just want to ask you one question. Why didn't you post your proposal about qualifiers here so people can see it is much better than frogberts 2 proposals? Your proposal was simple and includes everybody in the world. It will also negates any claim about descrimination from wherever a chessplayer is from. A chance for everybody means it is fair and square. I was going to drag it here but I thought it would be a crime.:o)
Sep-22-11
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  alexmagnus: You mean the one with multiple qualifying levels, starting at sub-state level and ending up in the Candidates?
Sep-22-11  Boratco: Yes, that was it. It is super easy to understand and made a lot of sense without green cards.
Sep-23-11  Ladolcevita: <bigatin>
Yes,I know,perhaps that's due to one's temperament I guess.
Sep-23-11
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  HeMateMe: Kramnik will be the selection committee wild card. Rank has its priveleges.
Sep-23-11
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  twinlark: Reckon it should be someone who's not been eliminated from the World Cup, or decided not to compete in the Cup. The highest ranked player in that category is Giri, with three others making up the full list, including Dreev, Naiditsch or maybe even Wang Hao who had to withdraw because of health reasons.
Sep-23-11  Boratco: Giri, Dreev and Naiditsch never got qualified to play in the World cup. No to green cards.
Sep-23-11  Kinghunt: <HeMateMe: Kramnik will be the selection committee wild card. Rank has its priveleges.>

Kramnik is looking likely to qualify by rating. Karjakin may have had a 7 point edge in July, but Kramnik currently leads Karjakin by about 30 points. If Kramnik holds his rating, Karjakin is going to have to climb to 2785 by January to get the spot.

Sep-23-11
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  visayanbraindoctor: The wildcard will depend on the host country as usual. If Russia hosts, and Kramnik manages to plunge his #4 Elo rating down, Russia will probably nominate him as the organizer's wildcard. If as expected Kramnik gets in by rating, the wildcard will probably be Moro. If Azerbaijan is the host, we can expect Raja or Mame to get in. If it's the Dutch, expect Giri. British - expect Short or Adams.

If one just wants the biggest publicity, it should be the comeback Queen - Judit.

Sep-23-11
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  visayanbraindoctor: On second thoughts, if Russia hosts, perhaps they should make Karjak and Moro play a match, and seed in the winner. That would be most interesting.
Sep-23-11  Kinghunt: If Russia hosts, then four of the Candidates will be Russian.
Sep-23-11
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  HeMateMe: < the wildcard will probably be Moro. > Is that what we want? After he essentially walked out on his elimination World Cup two game match? If he couldn't handle that amount of stress, wouldn't he also fall apart in a 16 round Candidates tournament?

I think Moro has to have a very strong showing in an elite tournament to convince people he has the stomach for serious competition.

Sep-23-11
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  alexmagnus: In case of a Russian host the wildcard will be Karjakin.
Sep-23-11  bronkenstein: <On second thoughts, if Russia hosts, perhaps they should make Karjak and Moro play a match, and seed in the winner. That would be most interesting.> +1 , and I additionally prefer Russia hosting for their excellent live coverages . The only comparable coverage that comes to mind is London Classic one.
Sep-23-11
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  alexmagnus: Generally a wildcard in a world championship related event makes no sense at all.
Sep-23-11
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  twinlark: Mig thinks it's asinine too. Bad enough for the World Cup, beyond ridiculous for the Candidates.
Sep-23-11  bronkenstein: FIDE having trouble with finding sponsors + being greedy = wildcard.
Sep-23-11
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  HeMateMe: It's not so bad, if you consider that someone like Kramnik or Carlsen would otherwise be excluded, if they had a couple of bad tournaments in a row.
Sep-26-11  bronkenstein: To put it shortly (credit to Chessvibes) : http://www.chessvibes.com/cartoons/...
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