FIDE publishes qualifiers World Cup

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On their website, FIDE has published the qualifiers for the World Cup 2007 (22 November - 16 December 2007 in Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia). The list is not complete yet but now 94 names are known. And not the worst players in the world, by the way.

To refresh your memory: if Kramnik wins Mexico, the winner of the World Cup will, after a transition phase, play the winner of the future new Grand Prix series. If Kramnik doesn't win in Mexico, these 128 qualifiers will travel all the way to Khanty-Mansyisk to fight each other, while Veselin Topalov can watch them suffer from behind his computer screen, awaiting his match opponent. He had signed not to play in Mexico because he could always organize another (re)match against Kramnik if he'd loose, but that proved slightly difficult. And yes, that was kind of unfair but this reward is a bit too much too. Anyway, here's the list of players who can already plan their trip to Khanty-Mansyisk.

Qualifiers World Cup 2007

a) From World Championship Tournament 2007:

1. V. Anand (IND) 2. A. Morozevich (RUS) 3. P. Leko (HUN) 4. L. Aronian (ARM) 5. P. Svidler (RUS) 6. B. Gelfand (ISR) 7. A. Grischuk (RUS) * The 8th player - V. Kramnik - is replaced from the FIDE average rating list 7/2006 & 1/2007.

b) Women's World Champion 2006: 8. Xu Yuhua (CHN)

c) Junior World Champion 2006: 9. Z. Andriasian (ARM)

d) From FIDE Rating List, 21 players (20 qualifiers + replacement of GM Kramnik), average 7/2006 & 1/2007:

10. S. Mamedyarov (AZE) 2738,00 11. M. Adams (ENG) 2733,50 12. T. Radjabov (AZE) 2728,50 13. R. Ponomariov (UKR) 2722,00 14. D. Navara (CZE) 2719,00 15. J. Polgar (HUN) 2718,50 16. A. Shirov (ESP) 2715,50 17. V. Akopian (ARM) 2706,50 18. E. Bacrot (FRA) 2706,00 19. G. Kamsky (USA) 2701,00 20. L. Nisipeanu (ROM) 2692,50 21. K. Sasikiran (IND) 2687,50 22. N. Short (ENG) 2683,50 23. M. Carlsen (NOR) 2682,50 24. L. Van Wely (NED) 2679,00 25. D. Jakovenko (RUS) 2679,00 26. S. Karjakin (UKR) 2678,50 27. P. Harikrishna (IND) 2677,50 28. R. Kasimdzhanov (UZB) 2677,00 29. F. Vallejo Pons (ESP) 2676,50 30. V. Malakhov (RUS) 2676,50

e) 45 players from the European Championships 2006 & 2007: 31. Z. Kozul (CRO) 2006 32. V. Ivanchuk (UKR) 2006 33. Kir. Georgiev (BUL) 2006 34. A. Naiditsch (GER) 2006 35. Z. Izoria (GEO) 2006 36. E. Inarkiev (RUS) 2006 37. P. Nikolic (BIH) 2006 38. V. Belov (RUS) 2006 39. B. Macieja (POL) 2006 40. D. Baramidze (GER) 2006 41. R. Mamedov (AZE) 2006 42. L. Fressinet (FRA) 2006 43. Cs. Balogh (HUN) 2006 44. M. Gurevich (TUR) 2006 45. Em. Berg (SWE) 2006 46. M. Gagunashvili (GEO) 2006 47. V. Tkachiev (FRA) 2007 48. E. Sutovsky (ISR) 2007 49. D. Pavasovic (SLO) 2007 50. I. Cheparinov (BUL) 2007 51. K. Sakaev (RUS) 2007 52. A. Iljin (RUS) 2007 53. A. Volokitin (UKR) 2007 54. J. Gustafsson (GER) 2007 55. E. Tomashevsky (POL) 2007 56. Z. Almasi (HUN) 2007 57. A. Galkin (RUS) 2007 58. V. Laznicka (CZE) 2007 59. V. Nevednichy (ROM) 2007 60. K. Landa (RUS) 2007 61. S. Volkov (RUS) 2007 62. N. Vitiugov (RUS) 2007 63. P. Eljanov (UKR) 2007 64. B. Avrukh (ISR) 2007 65. M. Roiz (ISR) 2007 66. A. Iljushin (RUS) 2007 67. A. Motylev (RUS) 2007 68. R. Markus (SRB) 2007 69. S. Tiviakov (NED) 2007 70. B. Socko (POL) 2007 71. E. Najer (RUS) 2007 72. G. Gajewski (POL) 2007 73. M. Rodshtein (ISR) 2007 74. A. Khalifman (RUS) 2007 75. V. Georgiev (MKD) 2007

f) 19 players from the Zonals and Continental of Americas:

76. A. Shabalov (USA) Zonal 2.1 77. A. Onischuk (USA) Zonal 2.1 78. G. Kaidanov (USA) Zonal 2.1 79. Y. Shulman (USA) Zonal 2.1 80. J. Becerra Rivero (USA) Zonal 2.1 81. L. Dominguez Perez (CUB) Zonal 2.3 82. L. Bruzon (CUB) Zonal 2.3 83. G. Milos (BRA) Zonal 2.4 84. R. Leitao (BRA) Zonal 2.4 85. D. Flores (ARG) Zonal 2.5 86. J. Hobaica (ARG) Zonal 2.5 87. J. Granda Zuniga (PER) Continental 88. A. Ivanov (USA) Continental 89. V. Akobian (USA) Continental 90. D. Lima (BRA) Continental 91. E. Iturrizaga (VEN) Continental 92. F. Peralta (ARG) Continental 93. E. Matsuura (BRA) Continental 94. Qualifier ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú Zonal 2.2

+ 19 qualifiers from Asia/Oceania + 6 qualifiers from Africa + 5 nominees of FIDE President + 4 nominees of the local Organizing Committee

Total = 128 players
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