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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, Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, 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, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Yu Yangyi, Etienne Bacrot, Nikita Vitiugov, Le Quang Liem, Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Vladimir Fedoseev, Ernesto Inarkiev, Maxim Matlakov, Bu Xiangzhi, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Laurent Fressinet, Alexander Areshchenko, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Ivan Cheparinov, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, 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, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Luka Lenic, Viktor Erdos, Sethuraman P Sethuraman, Jorge Cori, Axel Bachmann Schiavo, Emilio Cordova, Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Anton Demchenko, Matthias Bluebaum, Johann Hjartarson, Alexey Goganov, Robert Hovhannisyan, Aleksandr Lenderman, Neuris Delgado Ramirez, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, 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, Essam El Gindy, Felipe de Cresce El Debs, 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 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.

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

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 239  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Li Chao vs L Krysa  ½-½1132017World CupD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
2. I Nepomniachtchi vs M Palac  ½-½352017World CupA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
3. Kulaots vs N Vitiugov  ½-½352017World CupB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. A H T dos Santos Fier vs Bacrot ½-½302017World CupD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. D Sengupta vs Wang Hao  ½-½342017World CupC50 Giuoco Piano
6. A Tari vs D Howell  ½-½292017World CupC45 Scotch Game
7. S Sevian vs Nisipeanu  ½-½212017World CupC42 Petrov Defense
8. D Dubov vs D Fridman  ½-½362017World CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
9. K Piorun vs Yifan Hou  ½-½402017World CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
10. Adams vs T Batchuluun  ½-½572017World CupC50 Giuoco Piano
11. D Andreikin vs A Goganov  ½-½652017World CupD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. B Amin vs V Erdos  ½-½572017World CupB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
13. B Grachev vs H Melkumyan  ½-½472017World CupD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
14. L Lenic vs Fressinet  ½-½442017World CupD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. A Pourramezanali vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½712017World CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs B Adhiban  ½-½152017World CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Ponomariov vs S P Sethuraman ½-½162017World CupC53 Giuoco Piano
18. Y Kuzubov vs S Zhigalko  ½-½542017World CupD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. M Khusenkhojaev vs M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½222017World CupE60 King's Indian Defense
20. Radjabov vs H Ziska ½-½152017World CupE90 King's Indian
21. Ivanchuk vs M Kazhgaleyev  ½-½162017World CupA21 English
22. Jobava vs I Salgado Lopez  ½-½202017World CupD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
23. J Xiong vs Motylev ½-½152017World CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. S Mareco vs M Bluebaum  ½-½222017World CupC11 French
25. A Smirnov vs Karjakin  ½-½302017World CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
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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..
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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.)

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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
Sep-29-17  MadFaqirOfSwat: Better than losing points and not winning
Sep-30-17  Sally Simpson: My take on the event.

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  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.

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  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 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.

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  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
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  WorstPlayerEver: It's a sad sad world.
Oct-02-17  Absentee: How do you pronounce "Cuaruano"?
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  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?
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The prize to pay when you are surrounded by crookz.

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  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.". has every other leader in puzzlement.

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  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.

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  beenthere240: Why are people puzzled about a US citizen exercising his second amendment rights?
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  beenthere240: And Aronian came close to losing to Hou in their first classical game.
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