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World Cup Round 2 Completed

  • SonofPearl
  • on 9/2/11, 10:53 AM.

World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk.gifThe second round of the 2011 Chess World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia has been completed following the tie-break games played today.

The biggest casualties were #13 seed Francisco Vallejo Pons, #15 seed Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and #21 seed Michael Adams.

Unlike the first round, none of the tie-breaks went to blitz games this time.  In fact, only 2 matches went beyond the first pair of rapid games.  Those matches saw #4 seed Ruslan Ponomariov and #9 seed Peter Svidler safely through.

Top seed Sergey Karjakin put an end to Wesley So's competition, and set up a fascinating clash with Judit Polgar in round three.

Wesley So (right) lost to Sergey Karjakin in their second tie-break game

wesley So_Rd2 TB.jpg

 

 

England's only representative Michael Adams (left) lost to Peter Heine Nielsen

Adams_Nielsen_Rd2 TB.jpg

 

 

Vallejo Pons (right) got checkmated by Cuba's Lazaro Bruzon in their second game

Vallejo_Rd2 TB.jpg

 

 

Nepomniachtchi wins the match and the stare-out contest with Riazantsev

Nepo_Rd2 TB.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

The full tie-break match results:

Name  G1  G2  R1  R2  r3  r4  B1  B2  SD  Tot
Round 2 Match 01









Karjakin, Sergey (RUS)  ½  ½  ½  1




2.5
So, Wesley (PHI)  ½  ½  ½  0




1.5
Round 2 Match 03









Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (AZE)  ½  ½  1 ½ 




2.5
Fridman, Daniel (GER)  ½  ½  0 ½ 




1.5
Round 2 Match 04









Ni, Hua (CHN)  ½  ½  ½  ½  0 ½ 


2.5
Ponomariov, Ruslan (UKR)  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 ½ 


3.5
Round 2 Match 06









Feller, Sebastien (FRA)  ½  ½  0 0




1
Grischuk, Alexander (RUS)  ½  ½  1 1




3
Round 2 Match 09









Svidler, Peter (RUS)  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 1


4
Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son (VIE)  ½  ½  ½  ½  0 0


2
Round 2 Match 13









Vallejo Pons, Francisco (ESP)  0 1 ½  0




1.5
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro (CUB)  1 0 ½  1




2.5
Round 2 Match 15









Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (FRA)  ½  ½  ½  0




1.5
Bu, Xiangzhi (CHN)  ½  ½  ½  1




2.5
Round 2 Match 17









Ivanov, Alexander (USA)  ½  ½  ½  0




1.5
Lysyj, Igor (RUS)  ½  ½  ½  1




2.5
Round 2 Match 19









Moiseenko, Alexander (UKR)  ½  ½  1 1




3
Inarkiev, Ernesto (RUS)  ½  ½  0 0




1
Round 2 Match 21









Adams, Michael (ENG)  ½  ½  ½  0




1.5
Nielsen, Peter Heine (DEN)  ½  ½  ½  1




2.5
Round 2 Match 25









Nepomniachtchi, Ian (RUS)  ½  ½  1 ½ 




2.5
Riazantsev, Alexander (RUS)  ½  ½  0 ½ 




1.5
Round 2 Match 26









Filippov, Anton (UZB)  1 0 0 0




1
Bacrot, Etienne (FRA)  0 1 1 1




3
Round 2 Match 30









Zherebukh, Yaroslav (UKR)  1 0 1 1




3
Felgaer, Ruben (ARG)  0 1 0 0




1

 

The winner, runner-up and third placed player in the World Cup will qualify for the Candidates tournament to determine a challenger for the winner of the Anand v Gelfand world championship match next year.

Each round starts at 15:00 local time (09:00 UTC).  The schedule:

Round  Regular games  Tiebreaks Players
1 28–29 Aug 30-Aug 128
2 31 Aug–1 Sept  02-Sep 64
3 3–4 Sept 05-Sep 32
4 6-7 Sept 08-Sep 16
Q-Final 9–10 Sept 11-Sep 8
Semi-Final 12–13 Sept 14-Sep 4
Final 16–19 Sept 20-Sep 2

 

The time control for the regular games is 40 moves in 90 minutes followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 second increment from the start.

Rapid games are at 25 minutes plus 10 second increment, and if scores are still level then 10 minutes plus 10 second increment, 5 minutes plus 3 second increment, and finally sudden-death 5 min v 4 min with a 3 second increment after move 60.

The official website with live coverage and commentary in Russian and English is here.

Pictures from the official website.

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  • 3 years ago

    Summum_Malum

    Go Peter Heine Nielsen!! 

  • 3 years ago

    reynaldo58

    Wesley So is gaining more experiences and exposures and eventually become one of the chessworld knight of the shining armour.Believe it and time will make it real..

  • 3 years ago

    reynaldo58

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  • 3 years ago

    ruby7

    To all Grischuk haters; you have been owned in Round 3.

  • 3 years ago

    mattattack99

    Wesley So eliminated a lot of top seeds in 2009.

  • 3 years ago

    Twobit

    Wow, Polgar just beat Karjakin in round 3!

  • 3 years ago

    Abulabanchess

    "Nepomniachtchi wins the match and the stare-out contest with Riazantsev"

    lol so funny :)

     

  • 3 years ago

    Stella_Woo

    games ended great for everyone :)

    looking forward to the next round

    all the best to everyone

  • 3 years ago

    otilrac

    We are still rooting for you Wesley though you're out of the candidate's match....Magpahinog ka lalo for the future. Good job pare!

  • 3 years ago

    Sicilian101

    Ok the game where Vallejo got checkmated! was he blitzing cause I don't see how a 2700+ rated GM miss a simple checkmate like that. But one thing is good to know that even super grandmaster plays till checkmate. As a USCF 1300 rated player I resign my games when in a lost position. Now this game gives me confident to play till checkmate! who cares even super GM does it too!!

  • 3 years ago

    iguna

    Ok So. Next time will be better.

  • 3 years ago

    ivan

    NIce game wesley So. 3 Draws in 4 games is amazing with the opponent like Karjakin.

  • 3 years ago

    simplechesshere

    Wesley So is very young and  talented. He will back. He is gaining experience Smile.

  • 3 years ago

    dom_bottle

    Nothing to be ashamed of GM So, you fought a gallant battle against top seed GM Karjakin. I'm sure, you earned the respect from the chess world and especially GM Karjakin. Godspeed.
  • 3 years ago

    CelticTiger

    Moro-Grischuk!!!

    I'll be pulling for Morozevich for sure! 

    Nothing against Grischuk, but maybe he will think twice about deliberately trying to reach tiebreaks against a player with Moro's rapid/blitz skill!

  • 3 years ago

    fabelhaft

    Some exciting matches coming up: Moro-Grischuk, Karjakin-Polgar, Kamsky-Nepo, Ivanchuk-Sutovsky.

  • 3 years ago

    pawngenius

    sad for So's ouster

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