Favourites Falter In World Cup

Favourites Falter In World Cup

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Nov 24, 2009, 1:47 PM |
28 | Chess Event Coverage

The first games in round 2 of the 2009 Chess World Cup have thrown up some potential shock results, as several of the favourites lost to lower ranked players.

Peter Svidler (pictured), Alexander Morozevich, Teimour Radjabov and Vassily Ivanchuk all lost and now need to win the second games of their 2-game mini-matches to survive!

Full results from the first games of round two are below:

 

 

 

 

 

1 Amonatov, Farrukh TJK ½-½ Gelfand, Boris ISR
2 Gashimov, Vugar AZE ½-½ Zhou, Jianchao CHN
3 Nyback, Tomi FIN 1-0 Svidler, Peter RUS
4 Morozevich, Alexander RUS 0-1 Laznicka, Viktor CZE
5 Sakaev, Konstantin RUS 1-0 Radjabov, Teimour AZE
6 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 0-1 So, Wesley PHI
7 Akobian, Varuzhan USA ½-½ Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR
8 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 1-0 Tkachiev, Vladislav FRA
9 Sandipan, Chanda IND 0-1 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS
10 Wang, Yue CHN 1-0 Savchenko, Boris RUS
11 Inarkiev, Ernesto RUS 1-0 Eljanov, Pavel UKR
12 Karjakin, Sergey UKR ½-½ Timofeev, Artyom RUS
13 Milov, Vadim SUI 0-1 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE
14 Shirov, Alexei ESP 1-0 Fedorchuk, Sergey A. UKR
15 Caruana, Fabiano ITA ½-½ Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB
16 Yu, Yangyi CHN 1-0 Bartel, Mateusz POL
17 Meier, Georg GER ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA
18 Alekseev, Evgeny RUS ½-½ Fressinet, Laurent FRA
19 Khalifman, Alexander RUS ½-½ Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS
20 Wang, Hao CHN 1-0 Ganguly, Surya Shekhar IND
21 Shabalov, Alexander USA ½-½ Navara, David CZE
22 Malakhov, Vladimir RUS ½-½ Smirin, Ilia ISR
23 Sasikiran, Krishnan IND 0-1 Bacrot, Etienne FRA
24 Rublevsky, Sergei RUS ½-½ Areshchenko, Alexander UKR
25 Iturrizaga, Eduardo VEN ½-½ Jobava, Baadur GEO
26 Motylev, Alexander RUS 1-0 Najer, Evgeniy RUS
27 Zhou, Weiqi CHN 0-1 Kamsky, Gata USA
28 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS ½-½ Milos, Gilberto BRA
29 Cheparinov, Ivan BUL ½-½ Bologan, Viktor MDA
30 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 1-0 Onischuk, Alexander USA
31 Li, Chao b CHN 0-1 Pelletier, Yannick SUI
32 Polgar, Judit HUN ½-½ Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ROU
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