FIDE World Cup 2011

FIDE World Cup 2011

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World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk.gifThe 2011 FIDE World Cup will take place from 28 August - 20 September in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

The tournament will follow the familiar KO format of previous World Cup events, with paired players meeting in two-game mini-matches, with rapid tie-breaks if needed (the final over 4 games).

The winner of the last World Cup in 2009 was Boris Gelfand, who went on to win the Candidates Matches in Kazan to earn the right to challenge Vishy Anand for the title of World Chess Champion in 2012.

For this world Cup, it's not just the winner who will advance to the "Candidates" stage, but the runner-up and third placed player as well.  Which might make the 3/4th place playoff more tense than the final!

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 for the event can be found here.

The full draw for the first round matches:

Seed  Name Nat -  Name Nat Seed
1  Karjakin,Sergey RUS -  Kaabi,Mejdi TUN 128
2  Ivanchuk,Vassily UKR -  Steel,Henry Robert RSA 127
3  Mamedyarov,Shakhriyar AZE -  Ibrahim,Hatim EGY 126
4  Ponomariov,Ruslan UKR -  Gwaze,Robert ZIM 125
5  Gashimov,Vugar AZE -  Hansen,Eric CAN 124
6  Grischuk,Alexander RUS -  Genba,Vladimir RUS 123
7  Radjabov,Teimour AZE -  De La Paz Perdomo,Frank CUB 122
8  Kamsky,Gata USA -  Di Berardino,Diego Rafael BRA 121
9  Svidler,Peter RUS -  Lima,Darcy BRA 120
10  Jakovenko,Dmitry RUS -  Salem,A.R. Saleh UAE 119
11  Vitiugov,Nikita RUS -  Bezgodov,Alexei RUS 118
12  Almasi,Zoltan HUN -  El Gindy,Essam EGY 117
13  Vallejo Pons,Francisco ESP -  Cori,Jorge PER 116
14  Navara,David CZE -  Kabanov,Nikolai RUS 115
15  Vachier-Lagrave,Maxime FRA -  Rahman,Ziaur BAN 114
16  Dominguez Perez,Leinier CUB -  Moradiabadi,Elshan IRI 113
17  Wang,Hao CHN -  Ivanov,Alexander USA 112
18
 Leko,Peter HUN -  Shankland,Samuel L USA 111
19  Moiseenko,Alexander UKR -  Esen,Baris TUR 110
20  Le,Quang Liem VIE -  Megaranto,Susanto INA 109
21
 Adams,Michael ENG -  Paragua,Mark PHI 108
22  Shirov,Alexei ESP -  Leon Hoyos,Manuel MEX 107
23  Jobava,Baadur GEO -  Guliyev,Namig AZE 106
24  Caruana,Fabiano ITA -  Pridorozhni,Aleksei RUS 105
25  Nepomniachtchi,Ian RUS -  Ortiz Suarez,Isan Reynald CUB 104
26  Bacrot,Etienne FRA -  Robson,Ray USA 103
27  Wang,Yue CHN -  Fier,Alexandr BRA 102
28  Tomashevsky,Evgeny RUS -  Zhao,Zong-Yuan AUS 101
29  Efimenko,Zahar UKR -  Babula,Vlastimil CZE 100
30  Malakhov,Vladimir RUS -  Felgaer,Ruben ARG 99
31  Sutovsky,Emil ISR -  Vorobiov,Evgeny E. RUS 98
32  Movsesian,Sergei ARM -  Hou,Yifan CHN 97
33  Polgar,Judit HUN -  Corrales Jimenez,Fidel CUB 96
34  Fressinet,Laurent FRA -  Jumabayev,Rinat KAZ 95
35  Eljanov,Pavel UKR -  Zherebukh,Yaroslav UKR 94
36  Berkes,Ferenc HUN -  Mareco,Sandro ARG 93
37  Andreikin,Dmitry RUS -  Kazhgaleyev,Murtas KAZ 92
38  Morozevich,Alexander RUS -  Halkias,Stelios GRE 91
39  Zhigalko,Sergei BLR -  Filippov,Anton UZB 90
40  Riazantsev,Alexander RUS -  Bluvshtein,Mark CAN 89
41  Motylev,Alexander RUS -  Drozdovskij,Yuri UKR 88
42  Wojtaszek,Radoslaw POL -  Pashikian,Arman ARM 87
43  Potkin,Vladimir RUS -  Shulman,Yuri USA 86
44
 Nielsen,Peter Heine DEN -  Postny,Evgeny ISR 85
45  Grachev,Boris RUS -  Romanov,Evgeny RUS 84
46  Inarkiev,Ernesto RUS -  Salgado Lopez,Ivan ESP 83
47  Mamedov,Rauf AZE -  Gupta,Abhijeet IND 82
48  Kobalia,Mikhail RUS -  Lysyj,Igor RUS 81
49  Bologan,Viktor MDA -  Socko,Bartosz POL 80
50  Bu,Xiangzhi CHN -  Adly,Ahmed EGY 79
51  Onischuk,Alexander USA -  Ivanisevic,Ivan SRB 78
52  Bruzon Batista,Lazaro CUB -  Quesada Perez,Yuniesky CUB 77
53  Yu,Yangyi CHN -  Parligras,Mircea-Emilian ROU 76
54  Korobov,Anton UKR -  Zhou,Jianchao CHN 75
55  Harikrishna,P. IND -  Rodshtein,Maxim ISR 74
56  Li,Chao b CHN -  Nguyen,Ngoc Truong Son VIE 73
57  Kasimdzhanov,Rustam UZB -  Nisipeanu,Liviu-Dieter ROU 72
58  Akopian,Vladimir ARM -  Negi,Parimarjan IND 71
59  Feller,Sebastien FRA -  Iordachescu,Viorel MDA 70
60  Timofeev,Artyom RUS -  Azarov,Sergei BLR 69
61  Ni,Hua CHN -  Khairullin,Ildar RUS 68
62  Fridman,Daniel GER -  Lupulescu,Constantin ROU 67
63  Alekseev,Evgeny RUS -  Ragger,Markus AUT 66
64  So,Wesley PHI -  Ding,Liren CHN 65

 

The 8 participants in the next Candidates cycle (now due to be a tournament) will be:

  • The loser of the Vishy Anand v Boris Gelfand world title match in 2012
  • The top three finishers in the 2011 World Cup
  • The next three highest rated players (average from July 2011 and January 2012 rating lists)
  • A wildcard selection from the organisers (min Elo 2700)

 

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