Svidler Nearly Home In World Cup

Svidler Nearly Home In World Cup

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World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk.gifPeter Svidler had no trouble holding Alexander Grischuk to a draw in the third game of their World Cup final match.

In fact, it was Svidler who had the better position with the black pieces, and Grischuk was replying on the 30 second time increment yet again to survive.  This time he managed to navigate to safe waters and salvage a draw.

Tomorrow Grischuk needs to conjure up a win with the black pieces to take the match to tie-breaks.

Vassily Ivanchuk drew a long and tiring game with Ruslan Ponomariov to leave himself needing just half a point with black in the final game tomorrow to reach the Candidates Tournament.

 Name  G1  G2  G3  G4   R1   R2   r3   r4   B1   B2   SD  Tot
      Final. Match for the 1st place

 Grischuk, Alexander (RUS)  0 ½ ½                         1
 Svidler, Peter (RUS) 1 ½ ½                  2
      Final. Match for the 3rd place

 Ivanchuk, Vassily (UKR)  ½ 1 ½                         2
 Ponomariov, Ruslan (UKR) ½ 0 ½                  1


Peter Svidler only needs a draw with white tomorrow to win the 2011 World Cup

Svidler final world cup g2.jpg



Can Chucky reach the Candidates stage?

Ivanchuk final world cup g2.jpg



Games start at 15:00 local time (09:00 UTC). 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 with live coverage and commentary in Russian and English is here.

Photos from the official website.

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