Tiebreak ronde 1: Short, Khalifman & Harikrishna ook eruitTiebreak round 1: Short, Khalifman & Harikrishna also out

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After the tiebreak of the first round, three more big names had to say goodbye to the World Cup and to their own hopes. Former candidate Nigel Short was kicked out by Baramidze (who, according to Sergei Shipov, arrived in the playing hall 56 seconds before his flag would fall and still won this game with the 10 seconds increment!). Former FIDE World Champion Khalifman went down to his compatriot Belov and Harikrishna lost to Jun Zhao. Round 2 pairings!

Five matches were decided in the blitz playoff. This is where ex-FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov finally broke the stubborn resistance of the young Indian Gopal. Two matches proceeded to the cruelest form of chess competition, the sudden death game. Roiz and Sakaev survived while Akobian and Vitiugov were sent home.

Here are today's tiebreak results:

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A selection of today's games:



The round 2 pairings haven't been published yet, so what follows is not official. However, I figured that together with FIDE's pairings tree I could do the math as well:

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