World Cup 2011 Pairings Announced

World Cup 2011 Pairings Announced

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Jul 22, 2011, 9:12 AM |
24 | Chess Event Coverage

fide logo big.gifThe 2011 Chess World Cup will take place from 26 August - 21 September in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.

The tournament will follow the usual KO format of previous World Cup events, with paired players meeting in two-game mini-matches, with rapid tie-breaks if needed (four game match in the final)

The winner of the last World Cup was Boris Gelfand, who went on to win the Candidates Matches to earn the right to challenge Vishy Anand for the title of World Chess Champion in 2012.

The participants in the next Candidates cycle will be chosen like this:

  • The loser of the Vishy Anand v Boris Gelfand title match in 2012
  • The top three finishers in the 2011 World Cup
  • The next three highest rated players (average from July 2011 and January 2012 rating lists)
  • A wildcard selection from the organisers (min Elo 2700)

So unlike the last World Cup, where only the winner Boris Gelfand qualified, this time there will be three qualifiers from the 2011 World Cup.

The official website for the event can be found here.

The 2011 World Cup draw in full:

1 Karjakin, Sergey RUS  - 128 Kaabi, Mejdi TUN
2 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR  - 127 Steel, Henry Robert RSA
3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE  - 126 Ibrahim, Hatim EGY
4 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR  - 125 Gwaze, Robert ZIM
5 Gashimov, Vugar AZE  - 124 Hansen, Eric CAN
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS  - 123 Genba, Vladimir RUS
7 Radjabov, Teimour AZE  - 122 De La Paz Perdomo, Frank CUB
8 Kamsky, Gata USA  - 121 Di Berardino, Diego Rafael BRA
9 Svidler, Peter RUS  - 119 Salem, A.R. Saleh UAE
10 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS  - 120 Lima, Darcy BRA
11 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS  - 118 Bezgodov, Alexei RUS
12 Almasi, Zoltan HUN  - 117 El Gindy, Essam EGY
13 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP  - 116 Cori, Jorge PER
14 Navara, David CZE  - 115 Kabanov, Nikolai RUS
15 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA  - 114 Rahman, Ziaur BAN
16 Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB  - 113 Moradiabadi, Elshan IRI
17 Wang, Hao CHN  - 112 Ivanov, Alexander USA
18 Leko, Peter HUN  - 111 Shankland, Samuel L USA
19 Moiseenko, Alexander UKR  - 110 Esen, Baris TUR
20 Le, Quang Liem VIE  - 109 Megaranto, Susanto INA
21 Adams, Michael ENG  - 108 Paragua, Mark PHI
22 Shirov, Alexei ESP  - 107 Leon Hoyos, Manuel MEX
23 Jobava, Baadur GEO  - 106 Guliyev, Namig AZE
24 Caruana, Fabiano ITA  - 105 Pridorozhni, Aleksei RUS
25 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS  - 104 Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynald CUB
26 Bacrot, Etienne FRA  - 103 Robson, Ray USA
27 Wang, Yue CHN  - 102 Fier, Alexandr BRA
28 Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS  - 101 Zhao, Zong-Yuan AUS
29 Efimenko, Zahar UKR  - 100 Babula, Vlastimil CZE
30 Malakhov, Vladimir RUS  - 99 Felgaer, Ruben ARG
31 Sutovsky, Emil ISR  - 98 Vorobiov, Evgeny E. RUS
32 Movsesian, Sergei ARM  - 97 Hou, Yifan CHN
33 Polgar, Judit HUN  - 96 Corrales Jimenez, Fidel CUB
34 Fressinet, Laurent FRA  - 95 Jumabayev, Rinat KAZ
35 Eljanov, Pavel UKR  - 94 Zherebukh, Yaroslav UKR
36 Berkes, Ferenc HUN  - 92 Kazhgaleyev, Murtas KAZ
37 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS  - 93 Mareco, Sandro ARG
38 Morozevich, Alexander RUS  - 91 Halkias, Stelios GRE
39 Zhigalko, Sergei BLR  - 90 Filippov, Anton UZB
40 Riazantsev, Alexander RUS  - 89 Bluvshtein, Mark CAN
41 Motylev, Alexander RUS  - 88 Drozdovskij, Yuri UKR
42 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL  - 87 Pashikian, Arman ARM
43 Potkin, Vladimir RUS  - 86 Shulman, Yuri USA
44 Nielsen, Peter Heine DEN  - 85 Postny, Evgeny ISR
45 Grachev, Boris RUS  - 84 Romanov, Evgeny RUS
46 Inarkiev, Ernesto RUS  - 83 Salgado Lopez, Ivan ESP
47 Mamedov, Rauf AZE  - 82 Gupta, Abhijeet IND
48 Kobalia, Mikhail RUS  - 81 Lysyj, Igor RUS
49 Bologan, Viktor MDA  - 79 Adly, Ahmed EGY
50 Bu, Xiangzhi CHN  - 80 Socko, Bartosz POL
51 Onischuk, Alexander USA  - 78 Ivanisevic, Ivan SRB
52 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB  - 77 Quesada Perez, Yuniesky CUB
53 Yu, Yangyi CHN  - 76 Parligras, Mircea-Emilian ROU
54 Korobov, Anton UKR  - 75 Zhou, Jianchao CHN
55 Harikrishna, P. IND  - 74 Rodshtein, Maxim ISR
56 Li, Chao b CHN  - 73 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son VIE
57 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam UZB  - 72 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ROU
58 Akopian, Vladimir ARM  - 71 Negi, Parimarjan IND
59 Feller, Sebastien FRA  - 70 Iordachescu, Viorel MDA
60 Timofeev, Artyom RUS  - 69 Azarov, Sergei BLR
61 Ni, Hua CHN  - 68 Khairullin, Ildar RUS
62 Fridman, Daniel GER  - 67 Lupulescu, Constantin ROU
63 Alekseev, Evgeny RUS  - 66 Ragger, Markus AUT
64 So, Wesley PHI  - 65 Ding, Liren CHN
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