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World Cup (2011)

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

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 391  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. V Iordachescu vs S Feller 1-085 2011 World CupE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
2. A Korobov vs Zhou Jianchao 1-040 2011 World CupE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. L Bruzon vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½26 2011 World CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
4. I Ivanisevic vs Onischuk  ½-½44 2011 World CupE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
5. Bu Xiangzhi vs A Adly 1-040 2011 World CupD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. B Socko vs Bologan 0-142 2011 World CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. M Kobalia vs I Lysyj  ½-½31 2011 World CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. E Inarkiev vs I Salgado Lopez 1-032 2011 World CupC67 Ruy Lopez
9. E Romanov vs B Grachev  ½-½45 2011 World CupD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Y Shulman vs Potkin ½-½19 2011 World CupD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. R Wojtaszek vs A Pashikian 1-039 2011 World CupD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Y Drozdovskij vs Motylev  ½-½21 2011 World CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. A Riazantsev vs M Bluvshtein  1-038 2011 World CupD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. A Filippov vs S Zhigalko 1-039 2011 World CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Morozevich vs S Halkias ½-½23 2011 World CupB33 Sicilian
16. M Kazhgaleyev vs D Andreikin ½-½30 2011 World CupA56 Benoni Defense
17. M Rodshtein vs Harikrishna 0-134 2011 World CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
18. Li Chao vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  ½-½38 2011 World CupA90 Dutch
19. M Parligras vs Y Yu  1-058 2011 World CupE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
20. A Gupta vs R Mamedov ½-½52 2011 World CupE90 King's Indian
21. P H Nielsen vs E Postny  ½-½67 2011 World CupD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. E Vorobiov vs Sutovsky  ½-½56 2011 World CupA15 English
23. N Guliyev vs Jobava 0-161 2011 World CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. Le Quang Liem vs S Megaranto 1-058 2011 World CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
25. B Esen vs A Moiseenko  ½-½48 2011 World CupD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
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Aug-25-11  Sbetsho: First!
Aug-25-11
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  whiteshark: I come off second-best!
Aug-25-11
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  alexmagnus: This year we again have different tiebreaks than the previous edition (it will be 2 rapids, followed by two 10+10, followed by two 5+3, followed by Armageddon). I wonder what they didn't like about the 2009 tiebreaks, which worked very well.
Aug-25-11
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  HeMateMe: Is K-M also Chess City, the lair of Kirsan?
Aug-25-11  jhoro: Looks like Topalov opted out: http://chess.ugrasport.com/?page_id...

The rating seems unlikely way for him to qualify for the WCC in 2014 so he is practically out, unless Silvio has something up his sleeve. BTW Naka is skipping the World Cup too!?

Aug-25-11
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  HeMateMe: Topalov is turning into the Bobby Fischer of the 21st Century. Bit of a ghost...
Aug-25-11  yalie: The winner will be from:

pono, Grischuk or Ivanchuk

will be really cool if Ivanchuk qualifies for the next candidates!

Aug-25-11  number 23 NBer: Go Canada! GM Bluvshtein and IM Hansen for some upsets.
Aug-25-11
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  waustad: The WIKI page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_... has pairings.
Aug-25-11
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  SamAtoms1980: Already?

<alexmagnus: This year we again have different tiebreaks than the previous edition (it will be 2 rapids, followed by two 10+10, followed by two 5+3, followed by Armageddon). I wonder what they didn't like about the 2009 tiebreaks, which worked very well.>

BOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo!

It warn't broke!

Aug-25-11  Beholder: 11th!
Aug-25-11
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  HeMateMe: Is Carlsen in it?
Aug-25-11
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  parmetd: No Carlsen is not in it.

They changed the tiebreaks because they didn't like the fact that Akobian played Tregubov until 2am.

Aug-25-11  Rolfo: Bring on Topalov and Nakamura...
Aug-25-11
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  HeMateMe: What a wimp. Carlsen will lose respect in the chess world if he doesn't play against the strongest players.

Uh oh...will this result in a fatwah upon me by the Norwegian contingent here?

Aug-25-11  Blunderdome: Well, since Carlsen is playing a closed event against Anand, Kramnik and Aronian while this is going on, I don't exactly think he's dodging the strongest players.
Aug-25-11
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  parmetd: Topalov and Nakamura aren't playing either.
Aug-25-11
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  WannaBe: Brazil beats Germany 3-2 in the final.
Aug-25-11
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  twinlark: Carlsen has already qualified for the Candidates.
Aug-25-11
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  HeMateMe: I stand corrected. I thought this was the only event happening.
Aug-25-11
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  twinlark: Here's the whole pairing tree to the final: http://chess.ugrasport.com/wp-conte...
Aug-25-11  laskersteinitz: Bacrot-Robson should be very interesting.
Aug-25-11  positionalgenius: The winner will be one of these five I believe: Leko,ponomariov, grischuk, karjakin and adams.
Aug-25-11  positionalgenius: Actually don't count out kasimdhzanov either.
Aug-25-11
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  wordfunph: 2011 World Cup Champ?

go Chucky!

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