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🏆 World Cup (2002)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Viswanathan Anand, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Morozevich, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Pentala Harikrishna, Vladimir Malakhov, Krishnan Sasikiran, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Nigel Short, Aleksey Dreev, Alexander G Beliavsky, Sergei Rublevsky, Alex Yermolinsky, Ye Jiangchuan, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Giovanni Vescovi, Xu Jun, Bartlomiej Macieja, Jaan Ehlvest, Hichem Hamdouchi, Mohamad Al-Modiahki, Saidali Iuldachev, Watu Kobese

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
World Cup (2002)

The 2002 FIDE World Cup was a 24-player 'Category XVI' tournament held from 10-20 October at the 5-star Sikara hotel in Ramoji Film City outside Hyderabad, India. It was not part of the World Championship cycle. The participants were first divided into four 6-player round-robin groups (10-14 October), from which the two best players advanced to an 8-player knockout (15-20 October). The announced time control (100 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 50 more minutes for the next 20 moves, followed by 10 more minutes until the end, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1) was replaced just before play began with 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. The total prize fund was US $180,000. Games started at 2 pm. Organizers: FIDE and the All India Chess Federation. Chief arbiter: Casto Abundo. Number of games played: 80.

1 Malakhov 2670 * 1 ½ 0 1 1 3½ 2 Ye Jiangchuan 2667 0 * ½ 1 ½ 1 3 3 Macieja 2615 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 3 4 Vescovi 2614 1 0 ½ * ½ 1 3 5 Ivanchuk 2709 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 2 6 Iuldachev 2511 0 0 ½ 0 0 * ½

1 Dreev 2673 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 3½ 2 Rublevsky 2664 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 3 3 Radjabov 2628 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 3 4 Azmaiparashvili 2666 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 2½ 5 Yermolinsky 2575 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 1½ 6 Kobese 2399 0 ½ 0 0 1 * 1½

1 Kasimdzhanov 2653 * 0 1 ½ 1 1 3½ 2 Anand 2755 1 * 0 ½ 1 ½ 3 3 Sasikiran 2670 0 1 * ½ 1 0 2½ 4 Hamdouchi 2593 ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 2½ 5 Al-Modiahki 2550 0 0 0 1 * 1 2 6 Xu Jun 2643 0 ½ 1 0 0 * 1½

1 Beliavsky 2650 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 3½ 2 Short 2684 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 3½ 3 Ehlvest 2600 ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 3½ 4 Ganguly 2531 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 2 5 Harikrishna 2551 0 0 0 ½ * 1 1½ 6 Morozevich 2707 ½ ½ 0 0 0 * 1

Players with same number of points were separated by the Koya coefficient. The top two players in each group then played a knockout tournament, each match consisting of two Classical games (with same time control). If 1-1, then two 15+10 Rapid tiebreak games, and if still equal, individual sudden death Rapid games with 4+10 for White and 5+10 for Black until there was a win (a draw did not count as a win for Black). Viswanathan Anand pleased the home fans by beating Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the final and taking home the first prize of US $46,000.

Quarterfinals Oct. 15-16 Semifinals Oct. 17-18 Final October 19-20

Anand ½1 -- 1½ Malakhov ½0 -- ½ Anand ½½ ½½ ½ 1 3½ Dreev ½½ ½½ ½ 0 2½ Dreev ½½ ½1 2½ Short ½½ ½0 1½ Anand ½1 -- 1½ Kasimdzhanov ½0 -- ½ Kasimdzhanov 1½ -- 1½ Ye Jiangchuan 0½ -- ½ Kasimdzhanov ½1 -- 1½ Beliavsky ½0 -- ½ Beliavsky 1½ -- 1½ Rublevsky 0½ -- ½

Wikipedia article: Ramoji Film City
Official site: https://web.archive.org/web/2002112...
Regulations: https://web.archive.org/web/2002122...
Koya system: https://web.archive.org/web/2002121...
ChessBase 1: https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-w...
ChessBase 2: https://en.chessbase.com/post/india...
TWIC 1: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
TWIC 2: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
FIDE: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...
Wikipedia article: Chess World Cup 2002
Pia Cramling in Tidskrift för Schack, 9/2002, pp. 584-592: https://tfsarkiv.schack.se/pdf/2002...

Previous: World Cup (2000). Next: World Cup (2005). See also World Cup (Women) (2002) (same place and time)

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Malakhov vs Vescovi 0-1622002World CupC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Yermolinsky vs W Kobese  0-1362002World CupD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Rublevsky vs Dreev  ½-½152002World CupB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
4. Macieja vs Iuldachev  ½-½232002World CupC45 Scotch Game
5. J Ye vs Ivanchuk  ½-½212002World CupB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
6. Azmaiparashvili vs Radjabov  ½-½452002World CupA90 Dutch
7. H Hamdouchi vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½272002World CupB33 Sicilian
8. M Al-Modiahki vs Sasikiran  0-1472002World CupC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Xu Jun vs Anand  ½-½182002World CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Ganguly vs Beliavsky  0-1472002World CupC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
11. Ehlvest vs Harikrishna  1-0332002World CupA28 English
12. Morozevich vs Short  ½-½462002World CupC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Sasikiran vs Anand 1-0532002World CupA07 King's Indian Attack
14. Dreev vs Yermolinsky  ½-½582002World CupE12 Queen's Indian
15. Azmaiparashvili vs Rublevsky  0-1582002World CupD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. J Ye vs Macieja  ½-½112002World CupC42 Petrov Defense
17. Ivanchuk vs Vescovi  ½-½142002World CupC45 Scotch Game
18. Radjabov vs W Kobese  1-0212002World CupD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Iuldachev vs V Malakhov 0-1532002World CupA07 King's Indian Attack
20. Kasimdzhanov vs Xu Jun  1-0502002World CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Ganguly vs Morozevich  1-0632002World CupC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
22. Short vs Ehlvest  ½-½272002World CupB54 Sicilian
23. Beliavsky vs Harikrishna  1-0432002World CupE17 Queen's Indian
24. M Al-Modiahki vs H Hamdouchi  1-0312002World CupB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
25. Yermolinsky vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½382002World CupD85 Grunfeld
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-16-20
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  Tabanus: Wabu Kobese should be --> Watu Kobese.

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