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🏆 World Cup (2019) Chess Event Description
The 2019 FIDE World Cup was held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from 10 September to 4 October. The 128-player knockout tournament featured most of the world's best players. The total prize fund was $1.6 million, with $110,000 for the winner and $6,000 for first round losers. The finalists would qualify for the Candidates tournament next year that would determine ... [more]

Player: Ding Liren

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Press vs Ding Liren 0-1342019World CupA07 King's Indian Attack
2. Ding Liren vs S Press 1-0182019World CupA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
3. Ding Liren vs Movsesian  ½-½412019World CupD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Movsesian vs Ding Liren  ½-½302019World CupC47 Four Knights
5. Ding Liren vs Movsesian 1-0312019World CupA20 English
6. Movsesian vs Ding Liren  ½-½792019World CupA15 English
7. A Firouzja vs Ding Liren  ½-½232019World CupE20 Nimzo-Indian
8. Ding Liren vs A Firouzja  ½-½342019World CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
9. Ding Liren vs A Firouzja 1-0672019World CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. A Firouzja vs Ding Liren 0-1342019World CupA06 Reti Opening
11. K Alekseenko vs Ding Liren ½-½602019World CupC53 Giuoco Piano
12. K Alekseenko vs Ding Liren 0-1622019World CupC53 Giuoco Piano
13. Ding Liren vs K Alekseenko ½-½702019World CupE01 Catalan, Closed
14. Ding Liren vs K Alekseenko 1-0242019World CupA20 English
15. Grischuk vs Ding Liren ½-½412019World CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
16. Ding Liren vs Grischuk 1-0422019World CupA20 English
17. Ding Liren vs Yu Yangyi ½-½272019World CupA20 English
18. Yu Yangyi vs Ding Liren ½-½302019World CupE36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. Yu Yangyi vs Ding Liren ½-½312019World CupE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
20. Ding Liren vs Yu Yangyi 1-0432019World CupA21 English
21. Radjabov vs Ding Liren ½-½332019World CupC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
22. Radjabov vs Ding Liren 1-0462019World CupC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
23. Ding Liren vs Radjabov ½-½312019World CupA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
24. Radjabov vs Ding Liren ½-½302019World CupD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
25. Ding Liren vs Radjabov ½-½412019World CupA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
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  Sally Simpson: ....not yet (see above) we do have this:

Isle of Man Masters (2018)

Oct-09-19  Pedro Fernandez: Yeah, my great <KP>! I forgot it, thanks my friend!

PS. It will be that "The German" is touching me in my 39?

Oct-09-19  Pedro Fernandez: Hey <AK>, did you know about this?:

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  AylerKupp: <<Absentee> This whole reasoning rests on about a dozen wild-ass assumptions.>

Well, I did say that "I can think of 2 reasons, although maybe neither of them is correct" :-)

<If you're lucky. If you're not, you get to choose between the rope and the cyanide pill.>

I guess I was lucky most of the time. But I do have some scar marks around my neck for those times when I was not.

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  AylerKupp: <<alexmagnus> Countries, like city names, often change. So it's sometimes important to not only be born in the right place but at the right time.

Which is just a segue to one of my favorite jokes, which I've told before: Robert James Fischer (kibitz #52353). It seems somehow related to this discussion because the name of this tournament, after all, is the "World Cup".

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  AylerKupp: <Pedro Fernandez> No, I did not! And having guitars in the orchestra is very unusual, I had not seen that before. But I miss the battleship though.
Oct-09-19  DirkMcCallahan: According to Wiki it seems as if MVL has already qualified for a potential wildcard slot, so my question here is more theoretical than anything, but what would happen if no player met FIDE's requirements for the wildcard? Is there any provision in the official rules for such a situation?
Oct-09-19  nok: <I'm some worried whether our great <Sokrates> is fine as he has long time without posting.>

Sokrates is tending to his young, working wife.

Gashimov Memorial (2019) (kibitz #485)

Oct-09-19  parmetd: <DirkMcCallahan.> That's literally impossible. Since being in the top ten qualifies you... If we assume Carlsen + 7 qualified candidates occupy the top ten... By definition there must be two eligible wild card nominations from this method alone before we look at the 2x runner up method.
Oct-09-19  Absentee: <AylerKupp: I guess I was lucky most of the time. But I do have some scar marks around my neck for those times when I was not.>

I doubt it. You can be lucky for a lifetime, but you can only be unlucky once.

Oct-09-19  LameJokes:

CG has created a new game page for Grand Swiss IoM (2019).

Surprisingly, no one is kibitzing over there. May be, we love World Cup more than anything else.

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  diceman: <LameJokes:

CG has created a new game page for Grand Swiss IoM (2019).

Surprisingly, no one is kibitzing over there. May be, we love World Cup more than anything else.>

I'm 100% certain off-topic posts will begin soon enough.

Oct-09-19  LameJokes:

<diceman: I'm 100% certain off-topic posts will begin soon enough.>

What do you do when the event hasn’t even begun? CG should allow 100% off-topic posts before and after the event.

In that case, we won’t mind 50% ceiling during the tournament.

BTW, I am ‘Le premier.’ I hope the post is somehow on-topic.

Oct-09-19  devere: <parmetd: <DirkMcCallahan.> That's literally impossible. Since being in the top ten qualifies you...>

That was my initial thought, but then I realized that the requirement is top ten by average rating plus participation in two world championship qualification events. For example, Anand is top ten, but is not eligible to be chosen as the wild card due to lack of participation. Grischuk is eligible, because while he is 12th in live rating he is 9th in average rating. I'm confident they will find someone to play!

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  beatgiant: <DirkMcCallahan> Correct me if I'm wrong (the rules are a bit confusing), but...

The rules allow the wildcard to go to the <highest non-qualifier> in the World Cup, Grand Swiss or Grand Prix. For one not to exist, it would have to mean that each of those events had at most 7 participants, all of whom qualified as non-wildcards.

Oct-09-19  fabelhaft: There is a possible outcome where for example MVL and Grischuk are the only eligible wild cards. For example Anand is in the top ten but not eligible due to lack of participation in qualifying events.
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  beatgiant: <DirkMcCallahan> Oh, there is one other condition, to qualify as a World Cup, Grand Swiss or Grand Prix runner-up, a person must play in at least two of these events. So it could happen that all of the runners-up played in only one of them, and all of the non-qualifying top 10 rated players also played in only one of them.

If that did happen, would they simply have only 7 players in the Candidates Tournament? That's what it seems from the rules. But in real life, I think enough players have played in two or more of the events to make that scenario impossible.

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  beatgiant: <fabelhaft>
I don't understand your scenario. Are you assuming that Grischuk is the runner-up from the Grand Prix and also the runner-up in the Grand Swiss?

If anyone else but Grischuk is the runner-up in the Grand Swiss, that person will be the third eligible wild card. Am I wrong?

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  beatgiant: <fabelhaft>
I suppose there could be only two eligible wildcards in case Grischuk is the runner-up in the Grand Prix and wins the Grand Swiss, and so Vachier-Lagrave and the runner-up in the Grand Swiss can be wildcards?
Oct-09-19  fabelhaft: <beatgiant>

It ought to be possible for MVL and Grischuk to occupy the ”closest to qualify” spots in all events, while Mamedyarov and Nepomniachtchi qualify from Grand Prix, and So from the Grand Swiss. But it won’t be easy to end up with such a situation.

Oct-09-19  WorstPlayerEver: In real sports you kinda know who's playing who.
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  diceman: <WorstPlayerEver:

In real sports you kinda know who's playing who.>

About an hour into round 1, we should be 95% sure who is in the Candidates.

Oct-10-19  WorstPlayerEver: <diceman>

I was talking about an easy-to-follow schedule, sorry for not being specific.

Oct-10-19  WorstPlayerEver: A knock-out tournament with 128 players is not preferable, because the playing field in chess is very limited in comparison to other sports.

In other words: 2 players end up in a hall which was, by intention, economically meant for 128 players in advance.

For instance: Wimbledon is a given venue; it does not matter if two players end up at court 1. The other courts are still there. In chess, however, the courts will eventually be reduced from 64 to 2.

A matter of managing logistics.

Oct-10-19  WorstPlayerEver: Correction: 4 players end up in a large hall.
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