The World Cup Selected a Challenger

The World Cup Selected a Challenger

NM GreenLaser
Sep 26, 2008, 12:00 AM |
17 | Opening Theory

Gata Kamsky won the final against Alexei Shirov 2.5-1.5 in last year's World Chess Cup. As a result he is to play a match against Veselin Topalov. The winner of that match is to play for the world championship against the winner of the match between Viswanathan Anand, the world champion, and Vladimir Kramnik, a former world champion. The World Cup of 2007 was held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. It involved many players and hundreds of games. Players were paired in elimination matches until there was only one left. The game selected below was between Bartlomiej Macieja and Viktor Laznicka. Macieja was born in 1977 in Poland. Laznicka of the Czech republic was born in 1988. Macieja won the European Championship in 2002 and eliminated Laznicka in their World Cup match 1.5-0.5. Macieja then defeated Teimour Radjabov 2-0. Krishnan Sasikiran eliminated Macieja 4-2.

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