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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, Ding Liren, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Ruslan Ponomariov, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, Michael Adams, Richard Rapport, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Li Chao, Wei Yi, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Nikita Vitiugov, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Le Quang Liem, Maxim Matlakov, Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Vladimir Fedoseev, Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladislav Artemiev, Bu Xiangzhi, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Laurent Fressinet, Alexander Areshchenko, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Ivan Cheparinov, Jeffery Xiong, David Howell, Aleksey Dreev, Sergei Zhigalko, Alexander Motylev, Maxim Rodshtein, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Evgeny Najer, Boris Grachev, David Anton Guijarro, Igor Kovalenko, Alexander Onischuk, Bassem Amin, Yuriy Kuzubov, Daniil Dubov, Baskaran Adhiban, Yifan Hou, Martyn Kravtsiv, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Anton Demchenko, Hrant Melkumyan, Gawain Jones, Varuzhan Akobian, Daniel Fridman, Kacper Piorun, Sandro Mareco, Jorge Cori, Anton Kovalyov, Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, Samuel Sevian, Luka Lenic, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Viktor Erdos, Sethuraman P Sethuraman, Axel Bachmann Schiavo, Emilio Cordova, Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Matthias Bluebaum, Robert Hovhannisyan, Johann Hjartarson, Benjamin Bok, Alexey Goganov, Aleksandr Lenderman, Aryan Tari, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Neuris Delgado Ramirez, Levan Pantsulaia, Mikhail Antipov, Diego Flores, Mladen Palac, Murali Karthikeyan plus 27 more players.

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
World Cup (2017)

The 2017 FIDE World Cup, held 3-27 September in Tbilisi, Georgia, featured 127 players (Yaroslav Zherebukh withdrawn) in a series of knockout matches. The early rounds had two games each, plus tiebreak games when necessary. The final was a match of four games, plus tiebreak games. The two finalists would advance to the Candidates tournament next year. The prize fund was $1,600,000, with the winner taking home $120,000. Players received 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 more minutes for the rest of the game, with the addition of 30 seconds per move from move one. The tiebreaks consisted of two 25 min + 10-sec increment Rapid games, then if needed two 10+10 games, two 5+3 Blitz games, and finally an Armageddon game where White had 5 minutes to Black's 4, but a draw counted as a win for Black. Chief arbiter: Tomasz Delega. Deputy chief arbiters: Faig Gasanov and Ashot Vardapetyan.

On way to the final, Levon Aronian knocked out Daniel J Cawdery in Round 1, Yifan Hou in Round 2, Maxim Matlakov in Round 3, Daniil Dubov in Round 4, Vassily Ivanchuk in the quarterfinal and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the semifinal. Ding Liren beat Mohamed Amine Haddouche in Round 1, Martyn Kravtsiv in Round 2, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi in Round 3, Wang Hao in Round 4, Richard Rapport in the quarterfinal, and Wesley So in the semifinal. The final match started on 23 September. After 2-2 in the Classical games, Aronian won both Rapid games. Aronian and Ding Liren both qualified for the World Championship Candidates (2018) tournament.

Elo 1 2 3 4 1 2 Levon Aronian 2799 1 1 4 Ding Liren 2777 0 0 2

World Champion Magnus Carlsen also participated, and it was asked if this was to try to eliminate future challengers. Carlsen was knocked out anyway in Round 3 by Bu Xiangzhi. Else, there was a dress code controversy after Round 2 involving Anton Kovalyov (who beat Viswanathan Anand in Round 2) and Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili, the Chairman of the Appeals Committee. A take on the event by User: Sally Simpson can be found at https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-bl...

Official site: https://web.archive.org/web/2017100...
Regulations: http://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/W...
Mark Weeks: https://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/b7...
Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/lev...
ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/12-ye...
chess24: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/chessnew...
FIDE: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...
Wikipedia article: Chess World Cup 2017

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 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. Dubov vs Fridman  ½-½362017World CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
10. 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. 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. 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. Kuzubov vs S Zhigalko  ½-½542017World CupD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
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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..
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
Sep-29-17  MadFaqirOfSwat: Better than losing points and not winning
Sep-30-17  Sally Simpson: My take on the event.

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-bl...

Sep-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

(OOPS!)

Thanks W.P.E. corrected.

Sep-30-17  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 paid...so 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.

Oct-01-17  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
Oct-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: It's a sad sad world.
Oct-02-17  Absentee: How do you pronounce "Cuaruano"?
Oct-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?
Oct-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: https://tbilisi2017.fide.com/2017/0...

The prize to pay when you are surrounded by crookz.

Oct-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.".

..as has every other leader in puzzlement.

Oct-04-17  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.

Oct-04-17  beenthere240: Why are people puzzled about a US citizen exercising his second amendment rights?
Oct-04-17  beenthere240: And Aronian came close to losing to Hou in their first classical game.
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