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🏆 World Cup (2017)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Anish Giri, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Ding Liren, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Ruslan Ponomariov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Michael Adams, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Li Chao, Wei Yi, Richard Rapport, Wang Hao, David Navara, Yu Yangyi, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Nikita Vitiugov, Le Quang Liem, Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Vladimir Fedoseev, Ernesto Inarkiev, Bu Xiangzhi, Maxim Matlakov, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Laurent Fressinet, Alexander Areshchenko, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Ivan Cheparinov, David Howell, Alexey Dreev, Sergei Zhigalko, Alexander Motylev, Maxim Rodshtein, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Evgeny Najer, Boris Grachev, Igor Kovalenko, Alexander Onischuk, Bassem Amin, Vladislav Artemiev, Yuri Kuzubov, Baskaran Adhiban, Yifan Hou, Aleksej Aleksandrov, David Anton Guijarro, Hrant Melkumyan, Daniil Dubov, Martyn Kravtsiv, Gawain Jones, Jeffery Xiong, Varuzhan Akobian, Daniel Fridman, Kacper Piorun, Sandro Mareco, Anton Kovalyov, Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, Luka Lenic, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Viktor Erdos, Sethuraman P Sethuraman, Jorge Cori, Axel Bachmann Schiavo, Emilio Cordova, Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Anton Demchenko, Matthias Bluebaum, Johann Hjartarson, Alexey Goganov, Aleksandr Lenderman, Robert Hovhannisyan, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Neuris Delgado Ramirez, Levan Pantsulaia, Samuel Sevian, Mladen Palac, Benjamin Bok, Diego Flores, Julio Catalino Sadorra, Kaido Kulaots, Aryan Tari, Deep Sengupta, Vitaly Kunin, Jahongir Vakhidov, Mikhail Antipov, Murali Karthikeyan, Yusnel Bacallao Alonso, Kirill Stupak, Nana Dzagnidze, Tsegmed Batchuluun, Bator Sambuev, Yuri Gonzalez Vidal, Helgi Dam Ziska, Leandro Krysa, Amirreza Pourramezanali, Al Rakib Mollah Abdullah, Felipe de Cresce El Debs, Essam El Gindy, Mohamed Amine Haddouche, Anton Smirnov, Li Tian Yeoh, Muhammad Khusenkhojaev, Kenneth T Solomon, Guanchu Liu, Daniel J Cawdery, Changren Dai, Joshua Daniel Ruiz Castillo, Oluwafemi Balogun

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
World Cup (2017)

128 of the world's strongest players meet in Tbilisi, Georgia to compete in a knockout event, starting on Sep 3rd, through to Sep 27th. Top seeds include Carlsen, So, Caruana, Kramnik, Aronian, Mamedyarov, Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave, Anand, Ding Liren, Grischuk, Karjakin, Giri, Wei Yi, Svidler, et al.

Official Site: http://tbilisi2017.fide.com

Pairings Tree: http://tbilisi2017.fide.com/wp-cont...

Wikipedia page (including results): Wikipedia article: Chess World Cup 2017

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 430  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Areshchenko vs A Demchenko 1-0762017World CupB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. Ding Liren vs M Haddouche 1-0462017World CupE60 King's Indian Defense
3. Li Tian Yeoh vs Anand 0-1662017World CupB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. Grischuk vs E El Gindy 1-0472017World CupC24 Bishop's Opening
5. Changren Dai vs Kramnik 0-1512017World CupC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
6. A Bachmann vs Dreev 0-1412017World CupB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
7. K Piorun vs Yifan Hou  ½-½402017World CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
8. L Bruzon Batista vs D Anton Guijarro 1-0452017World CupC67 Ruy Lopez
9. D Dubov vs D Fridman  ½-½362017World CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
10. R Rapport vs E Cordova 1-0332017World CupE01 Catalan, Closed
11. S Sevian vs Nisipeanu  ½-½212017World CupC42 Petrov Defense
12. A Tari vs D Howell  ½-½292017World CupC45 Scotch Game
13. E Inarkiev vs M Mchedlishvili 1-0292017World CupB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
14. D Sengupta vs Wang Hao  ½-½342017World CupC50 Giuoco Piano
15. Bu Xiangzhi vs D Flores 1-0232017World CupA04 Reti Opening
16. A Giri vs N Dzagnidze 1-0672017World CupA27 English, Three Knights System
17. Adams vs T Batchuluun  ½-½572017World CupC50 Giuoco Piano
18. Eljanov vs Lenderman 0-1572017World CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. J Cori vs G Jones 1-0972017World CupE60 King's Indian Defense
20. I Kovalenko vs M Kravtsiv 0-1712017World CupC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
21. F Vallejo Pons vs M Karthikeyan 1-0642017World CupE10 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Li Chao vs L Krysa  ½-½1132017World CupD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. A Pourramezanali vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½712017World CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. L Lenic vs Fressinet  ½-½442017World CupD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Y Kuzubov vs S Zhigalko  ½-½542017World CupD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
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Sep-27-17  BOSTER: This is interesting episode from game Liren vs Aronian.


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Did Dingo see that the square h2 under threat, or not this is the Q? But he played here Rfe1 and after Qh4 Re8+,and if Rxe8 Rxe8+ Kg7 and Qg1+ protecting h2.But Aronian did not take the rook e8 and played Kg7.Being an artist Dingo should play Qg4+ and Rg1.

Sep-27-17
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  PawnSac: I was on a work related road trip for a few days and was not able to stay with the games, but in review this evening and especially after watching the closing ceremony, i must say the following..

1. I am very impressed with Ding's performance in this match, and impressed with his ability to go toe to toe with Levon. At classical time he proved to be a world class player who in future years will be a serious contender and candidate for WWC.

2. The rapid win for Levon is not surprising considering his experience, but it easily could have gone the other way.

3. Levon was my personal favorite, but that means little because the bottom line is... may the best chess GM win.

4. Ding was very meek and acknowledged Levon's superiority, but Levon was a little lucky and won by a nose.

5. I greatly appreciated Levon's complementary attitude toward Ding stating that he played great chess (especially in game 4) and his comment that it takes a lot of luck to win the "cup" also does not diminish Ding's ability.

6. He was also gracious toward the Georgian hosts.

7. Both players were perfect gentlemen, and great representatives of what i consider the true and honorable chess spirit.

A wonderful match, and great results.
Best wishes to both finalists.

Sep-27-17
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  PawnSac: < devere: ... I think that MVL, who was just one good move away from knocking out Aronian, had a more impressive world cup performance than Ding. The format of the world cup only allows one to say that the victor deserved their victory, not that the loser of the finals had the second best performance. That is an inescapable flaw of the knockout format. >

I strongly agree. In fact, tho in the finals i favored Levon, I was very disappointed that he and MVL were paired in the SEMIfinals, as MVL was my overall favorite. I would have preferred he and Levon were paired in the finals.

Sep-27-17  Arconax: I hope MVL qualifies through the Grand Prix cycle. He is truly a great player. He is not afraid of entering sharp, complicated positions given his impressive ability to calculate accurately.
Sep-27-17  jphamlore: No one other than MVL and Radjabov is going to be taking the Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix all that seriously. MVL should win it and qualify for Candidates 2018. And I think Aronian is going to lend a hand to his friend MVL by defeating Radjabov.
Sep-27-17  markz: <devere: <Check It Out: <devere: The real runner-up of the 2017 world cup is MVL.> No, Ding is the real runner up. He earned his way to the final fair and square.> My point isn't that Ding did anything wrong. It is that there is an intrinsically random nature to a knockout tournament, and the pairings determine in which round all but the winner will be knocked out. As a result rewarding the losing finalist with a candidates tournament slot doesn't make much sense to me.

It is clear to me that if Aronian hadn't played at all, MVL would have been the 2017 world cup champion.>

Nonsense! Can you explain why in Grand Prix 2017, Ding got 240 GP points, MVL only got 211 points, Aronian ONLY got 18 points?

Sep-27-17
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  SirRuthless: 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.
Sep-27-17  jphamlore: Aronian like Anand might be one of those fortunate players whose game is improved by getting married.

Whatever were the troubles Aronian was having a couple of years ago seemed to artificially depress his true rapid rating from what should probably always be around 2850.

Sep-28-17
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  dunkenchess: Aronian, it is.
Sep-28-17
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  moronovich: <Willber G: I wonder how many of those criticising the "blunders" were sneaking a peak at the computer evaluations during the game?>

Well,that is patzers consolation ;) / ):

Sep-28-17
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  perfidious: <Willber G: I wonder how many of those criticising the "blunders" were sneaking a peak at the computer evaluations during the game?>

Long and short of it is: none, of course!

We are surrounded by titans who are so generous as to regale us with all this free insight as they offer up criticisms of top players, so long as they do not have to venture beyond the realm of their software.

Sep-28-17
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Sep-28-17
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  anilrinsesmare: Congratulations to GM Levon Aronian, a well-deserved win. Also to GM Ding Liren for putting up a good fight.

3 Candidates spot filled:

1. Karjakin
2. Aronian
3. Ding

Sep-28-17  sonia91: Ding Liren at the closing cerimony: "Thank you organizers for allowing me to wear sportswear"

Video by ChessBase India: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_...

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
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  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
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  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
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