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🏆 FIDE World Cup (2021)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Sergey Karjakin, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Pentala Harikrishna, Yu Yangyi, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexey Shirov, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Nikita Vitiugov, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Evgeny Bareev, Maxim Matlakov, Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Vladimir Fedoseev, Vladimir Malakhov, Vladislav Artemiev, Alireza Firouzja, Sam Shankland, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Evgeny Alekseev, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Anton Korobov, Alexander Areshchenko, Kirill Alekseenko, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Ivan Cheparinov, Jeffery Xiong, Alexander Motylev, Ferenc Berkes, David Anton Guijarro, Gabriel Sargissian, Alexander Onischuk, Bassem Amin, Markus Ragger, Yuriy Kuzubov, Daniil Dubov, Kiril Georgiev, Baskaran Adhiban, Ivan Saric, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Parham Maghsoodloo, Alexandr Predke, Timur Gareyev, Andrey Esipenko, Jorden van Foreest, A R Saleh Salem, Nils Grandelius, Michal Krasenkow, Sanan Sjugirov, Vladislav Kovalev, Varuzhan Akobian, Kacper Piorun, Ivan Ivanisevic, Jorge Cori, Alexey Sarana, Sandro Mareco, Nijat Abasov, Samuel Sevian, Viktor Erdos, Grigoriy Oparin, Constantin Lupulescu, Axel Bachmann, Boris Savchenko, Rinat Jumabayev, David Paravyan, Alexandr Fier, Viorel Iordachescu, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Matthias Bluebaum, Aleksandar Indjic, Yaroslav Zherebukh, Chithambaram V R Aravindh, Ahmed Adly, Mustafa Yilmaz, Benjamin Bok, Aryan Tari, Vasif Durarbayli, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Victor Mikhalevski, Pavel Ponkratov, Neuris Delgado Ramirez, Alan Pichot, M Amin Tabatabaei, Levan Pantsulaia, Bogdan-Daniel Deac, Sarin Nihal, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, Haik M Martirosyan plus 98 more players.

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 574  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Sjugirov vs E Prudente 1-0272021FIDE World CupA15 English
2. C Chipanga vs B Adhiban 0-1332021FIDE World CupC03 French, Tarrasch
3. S Sevian vs S Sumant  1-0332021FIDE World CupC70 Ruy Lopez
4. A Kassis vs Kuzubov 0-1282021FIDE World CupA07 King's Indian Attack
5. J Cori vs A Karimov  1-0412021FIDE World CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Akar Ali Salih Salih vs Onischuk 0-1312021FIDE World CupC70 Ruy Lopez
7. G Oparin vs R D Liyanage 1-0912021FIDE World CupA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
8. Martirosyan vs C Mwali 1-0322021FIDE World CupA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
9. Sergio Miguel vs I Saric 0-1292021FIDE World CupE77 King's Indian
10. C Aravindh vs M Concio Jr 1-0332021FIDE World CupA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
11. O Ajibola vs A Sarana 0-1302021FIDE World CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Motylev vs A Elarabi 1-0552021FIDE World CupA12 English with b3
13. D Barrish vs A Tari  0-1542021FIDE World CupC58 Two Knights
14. Bareev vs D Quizon  1-0532021FIDE World CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. B Eiti vs R Jumabayev 0-1312021FIDE World CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. V Kovalev vs R Makoto 1-0292021FIDE World CupC78 Ruy Lopez
17. Pichot vs S Minero Pineda  1-0432021FIDE World CupC11 French
18. O N Al Ali vs M Yilmaz 0-1222021FIDE World CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. D Paravyan vs M Tissir  1-0442021FIDE World CupE90 King's Indian
20. S Khader vs S Mareco  0-1252021FIDE World CupC53 Giuoco Piano
21. P Ponkratov vs Andre Ventura Sousa  ½-½352021FIDE World CupC50 Giuoco Piano
22. A Adly vs A Hesham  1-0322021FIDE World CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. A Abdyjapar vs B Bok ½-½652021FIDE World CupA20 English
24. N Delgado Ramirez vs N Murshed  1-0302021FIDE World CupC42 Petrov Defense
25. A Ssegwanyi vs Sarin Nihal  0-1502021FIDE World CupC18 French, Winawer
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 574  PGN Download
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Jul-29-21
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  saffuna: According to stockfish Shankland was even until 24...b3, and still not bad until the disastrous 26...a3.
Jul-30-21
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  Troller: Shankland has been doing very well in this event. His trainer Jacob Aagaard had an article about Sam after his great victory in US Championship (2018). Aagaard was obviously pleased with Sam's results but also remarked that the next big hurdle was to beat a top-20 player. He had positions to do so but did not quite nail it. So already this has been accomplished in the World Cup, even if the loss against Karjakin must be painful. (Article in Danish pp 41-50: https://skak.dk/images/skakbladet/2...)

With good chances of Carlsen ending in the final the match for 3rd place gets more important - this will in effect be a qualifier for the Candidates.

Jul-30-21  Albertan: World Cup:Duda knocks out Vidit:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/world...

Jul-30-21  Albertan: World Cup:Express Report:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/world...

Jul-30-21  savagerules: Shankland had a chance to win his match against Karjakin by drawing with Black on two occasions against Karjakin. He lost with the French in game 2 and then played the Sicilian in game 4 in another must win for Karjakin and Shankland again lost and went into another overtime where he finally lost for good. You would think game 2 or game 4 would have been the time for a Berlin or Petroff, but maybe Sam thought this was unsporting.
Jul-31-21  Omnipotent00001: I was born in the wrong world. in the wrong universe.
Jul-31-21  beenthere240: I don’t think either a Berlin or Petrov are guaranteed draws.
Jul-31-21
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  alexmagnus: Indeed I heard recently there is trend to play the Berlin for win!
Jul-31-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: There are no Russians in this event, just random persons playing under the flag of Peter Tchaikovsky.
Jul-31-21  Albertan: It’s Carlsen-Duda in the semis!:

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/fi...

Aug-01-21  Albertan: World Cup:Russians prevail:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/world...

Aug-01-21  jphamlore: Let me make an analogy: In 1895 Tarrasch and Lasker played the following game

Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1895

I think decades or even a century of advancement in chess opening theory were lost because people just examined the result and not the game. Lasker showed that an aggressive dynamic defense could hold the position, and it seems he even had winning chances. Alas, he faltered and lost the game.

I am going to assert that Fedoseev could do better against Karjakin than Shankland did even if Fedoseev loses the match in 2 classical games, and that United States chess needs to do something drastic to address many decades of "technical debt" that has piled up because native-born US chess players seem incapable of developing chess opening repertoires that include more classic defenses such as the Ruy Lopez or Queen's Gambit Declined.

Because what I believe will happen is that Fedoseev will at least show he can at least try to counter Karjakin's 1. e4 opening as White with a defense such as the Ruy Lopez that at least doesn't allow Karjakin to just mass and prepare for an attack.

The arguing just looking at the result is that Shankland twice came within just having to draw Karjakin to advance to the semis. But when one looks at the actual games, Shankland never once came up with a defense that in the slightest fought for the center and traded enough of Karjakin's pieces to at least stop a game-long coming storm that was obvious. They could have played a dozen game match, and I'm not seeing any indication Shankland could have drawn many of the games as Black.

If you look at players who spent most of their formative years in the United States ever since Reuben Fine retired, it is shocking how few of them even tried to both of a Ruy Lopez or Queens Gambit Declined, and many of them are stuck in something like Sicilian / Kings Indian or Gruenfeld. To which the inevitable retort is "Fischer could do it, and he won it all!" Except while Fischer might have chosen to not play a certain opening as White or Black, he knew every single opening inside and out to the extent of latest theory at that time.

Aug-01-21
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  fabelhaft: Can be many Russian players qualifying for the upcoming Candidates. Karjakin and Fedoseev have good chances of getting the two spots from this event. What is needed is that Carlsen beats Duda and that the latter loses also his final match.

Then there are two spots from the Grand Prix series (which had a Russian top two last time around, with Grischuk first).

Then the Swiss, well, not impossible that some Russian will do well there as well. With players like Grischuk, Dubov, Svidler, Esipenko, Vitiugov, Andreikin etc probably participating anything can happen.

And then Nepo will hope not to qualify, but is still the favourite to do so, by losing the title match.

Aug-01-21
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  keypusher: < jphamlore: Let me make an analogy: In 1895 Tarrasch and Lasker played the following game Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1895

I think decades or even a century of advancement in chess opening theory were lost because people just examined the result and not the game. >

I have the tournament book for Hastings 1895. It examines the game, not just the result. You're talking utter rubbish.

<I am going to assert that Fedoseev could do better against Karjakin than Shankland did even if Fedoseev loses the match in 2 classical games.>

If Fedoseev loses to Karjakin in two classical games, he will have done worse than Shankland did against Karjakin. I know that, because I have a room temperature IQ in Farenheit. Probably even a room temperature IQ in Celsius would suffice.

You're a fool, especially when attempting to give advice to grandmasters about openings. Anyone who makes the mistake of examining your posts closely (as I have made the mistake of doing) knows you're a fool.

World Championship Candidates (2018) (kibitz #2957)

World Championship Candidates (2016) (kibitz #1934)

Stop posting.

Aug-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: New posting guideline - nobody to be told to stop posting until they reach 70 thousand posts.
Aug-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <MissScarlett: New posting guideline - nobody to be told to stop posting until they reach 70 thousand posts.>

Hamlore, like Keynes, gets a multiplier. As does anyone whose every post is utter rubbish.

Aug-01-21
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  MissScarlett: He's Chinese or something, isn't he?
Aug-01-21
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  Check It Out: I think it's "or something."
Aug-01-21
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  HeMateMe: <MissScarlett: New posting guideline - nobody to be told to stop posting until they reach 70 thousand posts.>

I can't stop. Pursing stupidity, I feel like a hamster on the wheel in the lab, chasing the cocaine packet.

Aug-01-21  Absentee: <Check It Out: I think it's "or something.">

1 out of 4 people in the world is Chinese. So out of me, you, keypusher and MissScarlett, one of us must be Chinese. I know I'm not, which leaves only the three of you. I'm betting on Petunia.

Aug-01-21
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  perfidious: <nok: <Is anyone else noticing the savage run Shankland is having here? He is mowing down strong competition like he was Fischer.>

One day you're Fischer, the next you're Myagmarsuren.>

As an alternative line runs:

<Some days you're the pigeon, other days you're the statue>

Aug-01-21
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  offramp: This event is taking place in a part of Sochi called <Krasnaya Polyana,>.

I thought two puns might be used: there is a term called the <Pollyanna Principle>, but most people don't know that phrase, including me.

A book from the Pollyanna series is called <Pollyanna Plays The Game> by Colleen Reece. If that book were famous enough then that might be a fair pun. I don't know what game to attach it to at.

Aug-01-21
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  offramp: < MissScarlett: There are no Russians in this event, just random persons playing under the flag of Peter Tchaikovsky.>

There are no Russians in Russia.

Aug-01-21  greed and death: <jphamlore: native-born US chess players seem incapable of developing chess opening repertoires that include more classic defenses such as the Ruy Lopez or Queen's Gambit Declined.>

Perhaps the fact that I'm a native-born US chess player that plays both sides of the QGD is the reason I just can't seem to break into GM territory. If I move to Europe and don't change my opening repertoire will my results improve?

Aug-01-21
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  perfidious: <greed and death>, how dare you question the supreme wisdom of <hamhock>, opening theorist to the gods, who makes mere 2800-level players quail before him in awe?
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