Svidler, Karjakin And Mamedyarov Into Q-Finals

Svidler, Karjakin And Mamedyarov Into Q-Finals

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The 2009 World Cup is getting to the business end of the competition, and the wins are much thinner on the ground.  Only one of the eight games played today had a decisive result, although it was not through lack of effort on behalf of the players.  Sergey Karjakin won with the black pieces against Nikita Vitiugov to reach the Quarter-Finals.

Joining him there thanks to wins yesterday are Peter Svidler (pictured) who disposed of Alexei Shirov, and the form player of the tournament so far, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

That means there are still five games hanging in the balance, to be decided by playoffs tomorrow.

Gelfand, Boris ISR 1.0-1.0 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA
Caruana, Fabiano ITA 1.0-1.0 Gashimov, Vugar AZE
Svidler, Peter RUS 1.5-0.5 Shirov, Alexei ESP
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 1.5-0.5 Laznicka, Viktor CZE
Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 0.5-1.5 Karjakin, Sergey UKR
Malakhov, Vladimir RUS 1.0-1.0 So, Wesley PHI
Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 1.0-1.0 Bacrot, Etienne FRA
Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 1.0-1.0 Grischuk, Alexander RUS






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