Kamsky Exits World Cup

Kamsky Exits World Cup

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The 2007 World Cup champion, Gata Kamsky (pictured), has been knocked out of the current competition in round three by Wesley So.  Kamsky needed a win after losing the first game yesterday, but it wasn't to be.

Elsewhere, Judit Polgar avoided Gelfand's Petroff defence and pulled a nice win out of the bag to keep her hopes alive.  Sergei Karjakin also won his game against David Navara to level the scores and take their match to tie-breaks.

With a total of 10 out of 16 matches still undecided, tomorrow's playoffs will be a busy day!

The scores after today's games are below.  The full brackets for the event can be found here.

1 Polgar, Judit HUN 1.0-1.0 Gelfand, Boris ISR
2 Gashimov, Vugar AZE 1.0-1.0 Li, Chao
3 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 1.0-1.0 Svidler, Peter RUS
4 Laznicka, Viktor CZE 1.0-1.0 Bologan, Viktor MDA
5 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 1.5-0.5 Sakaev, Konstantin RUS
6 So, Wesley PHI 1.5-0.5 Kamsky, Gata USA
7 Motylev, Alexander RUS 0.5-1.5 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR
8 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 1.0-1.0 Jobava, Baadur GEO
9 Areshchenko, Alexander UKR 1.0-1.0 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS
10 Wang, Yue CHN 1.0-1.0 Bacrot, Etienne FRA
11 Malakhov, Vladimir RUS 1.0-1.0 Eljanov, Pavel UKR
12 Karjakin, Sergey UKR 1.0-1.0 Navara, David CZE
13 Wang, Hao CHN 0.5-1.5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE
14 Shirov, Alexei ESP 1.5-0.5 Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS
15 Alekseev, Evgeny RUS 1.0-1.0 Caruana, Fabiano ITA
16 Yu, Yangyi CHN 0.5-1.5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA






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