World Cup: Bu Xiangzhi, Movsesian, Efimenko & Sokolov eliminated

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Sergei Movsesian is the strongest player who already has to leave the World Cup after two days of play. After losing the first game to Yu Yangyi, the Slovak GM was held to a draw in the second game today. Zahar Efimenko was eliminated 1.5-0.5 by Gilberto Milos; Yannick Pelletier beat Bu Xiangzhi with the same score while Ivan Sokolov lost both his games to Sergey Fedorchuk.

The FIDE World Chess Cup takes place November 20th-December 15th inn Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. It's a seven-round knockout with six rounds of matches comprising two games per round. The final seventh round consists of four games.

Round 1 (November 21-23): 128 playersRound 5 (December 3-5): 8 players
Round 2 (November 24-26): 64 playersRound 6 (December 6-8): 4 players
Round 3 (November 27-29): 32 players Round 7 (December 10-14): 2 players
Round 4 (November 30-December 2): 16 players



The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move from move one. Games start at 15:00h local time (11:00 CET).

Round 1.2

During the second day of the World Cup the live transmission went well, although we're not too enthusiastic about the choice of game viewer which is the free Montreux Java applet. During replay the games often jump to the final position, and another downside of it is that it doesn't respond to the keyboard arrow keys, which we find much more convenient quickly replaying lots of games. Anyway, enough complaining.

Boris Gelfand, top seed at this event, was indeed the first to reach the second round because he didn't care too much about losing a few rating points and agreed to a draw at move 12. Gashimov, Svidler, Morozevich, Radjabov, Ivanchuk, Wang Yue, Mamedyarov, Ganguly, Fressinet and Fedorchuk reached the next round by 2-0 victories; the latter by upsetting the higher-rated Ivan Sokolov.

15-year-old Chinese super-talent (already a GM with 2527 and an expected rating change of 29.7) Yu Yangyi knocked out Sergei Movsesian, who avoided theory today with a Closed Sicilian with c3, but didn't come close to kingside attack. He had to repeat moves to avoid a disaster on the queenside.

Yu Yangyi surprisingly knocks out Sergei Movsesian



The third surprise in this first round so far is the elimination of Zahar Efimenko, who yesterday lost with the white pieces against 46-year-old Gilberto Milos. Today the young Ukrainian reached an ending with three pawns against a knight, but the experienced Brazilian grandmaster didn't falter. Bu Xiangzhi was defeated 0.5-1.5 by Yannick Pelletier, who heroically defended a very difficult position with Black yesterday and then crushed his opponent today in a Grünfeld.

A nice thing about the World Cup is that you get to see top 10 players playing against IMs or "weak" GMs, the kind of opponents almost all of us would lose against. The way these top GMs beat them is often very instructive. In most cases the lower-rated players can go along quite well for a while, but after a few hours of play they inevitably start to make small mistakes, which are immediately punished.

Tomorrow are the tiebreaks of the first round: Dominguez-Smerdon, Navara-Laylo, Bacrot-Nijboer, Hou Yifan-Naiditsch, Li Chao-Sargissian, Kryvoruchko-Cheparinov, Zhou Weiqi-Sutovsky, Iturrizaga-Tiviakov, L'Ami-Sasikiran, Shabalov-Baklan, Khalifman-Fier, Grachev-Bartel, Negi-Milov, Timofeev-Leitao, Gustafsson-Inarkiev, Savchenko-Shulman, Tkachiev-Le Quang Liem, Akobian-Tregubov, So-Guseinov and Nyback-Andreikin.

The rules for the tiebreaks are:

3. 8. 1. a. If the scores are level after the regular games, after a new drawing of colors, four (4) tie-break games shall be played. The games shall be played using the electronic clock starting with 25 minutes for each player with an addition of 10 seconds after each move.

3. 8. 1. b. The tie-break games shall be played according to the following: 1. Play is governed by the Technical Regulations (annex 1), which apply with the exceptions mentioned below in (2), (3) and (4). 2. The player do not need to record the moves. An arbiter shall record the moves. 3. The player who has the move may stop the clock and consult the Arbiter’s score sheet and if his next move will produce a threefold repetition of position (according to Article 9.2a of the Technical Regulations), or the 50 moves rule (according to Article 9.3a of the Technical Regulations), he himself must write the intended move on the score sheet and claim the draw if he wants. A player can also claim a draw according to articles 9.2b and 9.3b of the Technical Regulations. If the claim is found to be correct, the game is immediately ended as a draw. If the claim is found to be incorrect, the Arbiter shall add three (3) minutes to the opponent’s remaining time and the game continues with the intended move in accordance with Article 4 of the Technical Regulations. A maximum of two (2) incorrect claims for a draw can be made by each player. If a player makes a 3rd incorrect claim, the arbiter shall declare the game lost for this player. 4. If a game has ended by resignation, checkmate, time loss, stalemate, triple repetition or any other of the ways described in article 5 of the Technical Regulations, no claim for irregularities shall be accepted (irregularities include clock settings and all other described in article 7 of the Technical Regulations). 3. 8. 2. a. If the scores are level after the games in paragraph 3.8.1a, then, after a new drawing of colors, a match of 2 games shall be played with a time control of 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment after each move. In case of a level score, the same match will be repeated to determine a winner. If still there is no winner after 5 such matches (total 10 games), one sudden-death game will be played as described below in 3.8.3a. 3. 8. 2. b. The games shall be played according to the Rules mentioned in 3.8.1.b. 3. 8. 3. a. If the score is still level after five matches as described in 3.8.2a, the players shall play a single decisive sudden death game. The player who wins the drawing of lots may choose the color. The player with the white pieces shall receive 5 minutes, the opponent with the black pieces shall receive 4 minutes whereupon, after the 60th move, both players shall receive an increment of 3 seconds from move 61. In case of a draw the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. 3. 8. 3. b. The games shall be played according to the Rules mentioned in 3.8.1.b. 3. 8. 4. Between the tie-break games as well as before the start of the sudden death game there shall be a pause of at least 10 minutes, unless the Chief Arbiter decides otherwise.


Games round 1.2



Game viewer by ChessTempo


Players are queuing for a security scan...



...here Radjabov just passes, followed by Onischuk and Bologan



Adly-Bologan, a 0.5-1.5 victory for the Moldavian GM



Parimarjan Negi faces Vadim Milov tomorrow again in the tiebreaks



Mamedyarov-Kosteniuk: 2-0 for the Azeri GM



Sergei Tiviakov will play tiebreaks tomorrow against his young opponent Eduardo Iturrizaga



Jan Gustafsson won the first, but lost the second game to Ernesto Inarkiev



Ivan Cheparinov and Yuryi Kryvoruchko are going to play rapid and possible blitz games as well



In the clash between the Romanians, Nisipeanu qualified 1.5-0.5



All photos courtesy of FIDE



FIDE World Cup - Results round 1



































































































































NameNATRtngG1G2Total
Round 1 Match 01
Gelfand, BorisISR 2758 1 ½ 1.5
Obodchuk, AndreiRUS24040½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 02
Sarwat, WalaaEGY 2405 0 0 0
Gashimov, VugarAZE275811 2
Round 1 Match 03
Svidler, PeterRUS 2754 1 1 2
Hebert, JeanCAN242000 0
Round 1 Match 04
Abdel Razik, KhaledEGY 2469 0 0 0
Morozevich, AlexanderRUS275011 2
Round 1 Match 05
Radjabov, TeimourAZE 2748 1 1 2
Ezat, MohamedEGY247200 0
Round 1 Match 06
Bezgodov, AlexeiRUS 2484 0 0 0
Ivanchuk, VassilyUKR273911 2
Round 1 Match 07
Ponomariov, RuslanUKR 2739 ½ 1 1.5
El Gindy, EssamEGY2493½0 0.5
Round 1 Match 08
Sriram, JhaIND 2497 ½ 0 0.5
Grischuk, AlexanderRUS2736½1 1.5
Round 1 Match 09
Jakovenko, DmitryRUS 2736 1 ½ 1.5
Rizouk, AimenALG25000½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 10
Kabanov, NikolaiRUS 2501 0 0 0
Wang, YueCHN273411 2
Round 1 Match 11
Eljanov, PavelUKR 2729 1 ½ 1.5
Al Sayed, Mohamad N.QAT25040½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 12
Rodriguez Vila, AndresURU 2508 0 ½ 0.5
Karjakin, SergeyUKR27231½ 1.5
Round 1 Match 13
Mamedyarov, ShakhriyarAZE 2719 1 1 2
Kosteniuk, AlexandraRUS251700 0
Round 1 Match 14
Kunte, AbhijitIND 2522 ½ 0 0.5
Shirov, AlexeiESP2719½1 1.5
Round 1 Match 15
Dominguez Perez, LeinierCUB 2719 ½ ½ 1
Smerdon, DavidAUS2525½½ 1
Round 1 Match 16
Yu, YangyiCHN 2527 1 ½ 1.5
Movsesian, SergeiSVK27180½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 17
Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeFRA 2718 ½ 1 1.5
Yu, ShaotengCHN2529½0 0.5
Round 1 Match 18
Pridorozhni, AlekseiRUS 2533 ½ 0 0.5
Alekseev, EvgenyRUS2715½1 1.5
Round 1 Match 19
Tomashevsky, EvgenyRUS 2708 1 ½ 1.5
Ivanov, AlexanderUSA25390½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 20
Friedel, Joshua EUSA 2551 0 0 0
Wang, HaoCHN270811 2
Round 1 Match 21
Navara, DavidCZE 2707 1 0 1
Laylo, DarwinPHI255201 1
Round 1 Match 22
Amin, BassemEGY 2553 0 0 0
Malakhov, VladimirRUS270611 2
Round 1 Match 23
Bacrot, EtienneFRA 2700 ½ ½ 1
Nijboer, FrisoNED2561½½ 1
Round 1 Match 24
Morovic Fernandez, IvanCHI 2562 0 ½ 0.5
Rublevsky, SergeiRUS26971½ 1.5
Round 1 Match 25
Jobava, BaadurGEO 2696 1 ½ 1.5
Robson, RayUSA25670½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 26
Hess, Robert LUSA 2572 ½ 0 0.5
Motylev, AlexanderRUS2695½1 1.5
Round 1 Match 27
Kamsky, GataUSA 2695 1 ½ 1.5
Antonio, Rogelio JrPHI25740½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 28
Gupta, AbhijeetIND 2578 ½ 0 0.5
Vitiugov, NikitaRUS2694½1 1.5
Round 1 Match 29
Bologan, ViktorMDA 2692 1 ½ 1.5
Adly, AhmedEGY25830½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 30
Hou, YifanCHN 2588 ½ ½ 1
Naiditsch, ArkadijGER2689½½ 1
Round 1 Match 31
Bu, XiangzhiCHN 2682 ½ 0 0.5
Pelletier, YannickSUI2589½1 1.5
Round 1 Match 33
Nisipeanu, Liviu-DieterROU 2677 1 ½ 1.5
Lupulescu, ConstantinROU25910½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 34
Li, Chao bCHN 2596 ½ ½ 1
Sargissian, GabrielARM2676½½ 1
Round 1 Match 35
Onischuk, AlexanderUSA 2672 ½ 1 1.5
Flores, DiegoARG2602½0 0.5
Round 1 Match 36
Kryvoruchko, YuriyUKR 2602 ½ ½ 1
Cheparinov, IvanBUL2671½½ 1
Round 1 Match 37
Efimenko, ZaharUKR 2668 0 ½ 0.5
Milos, GilbertoBRA26031½ 1.5
Round 1 Match 38
Zhou, WeiqiCHN 2603 ½ ½ 1
Sutovsky, EmilISR2666½½ 1
Round 1 Match 39
Najer, EvgeniyRUS 2666 1 ½ 1.5
Ghaem Maghami, EhsanIRI26030½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 40
Iturrizaga, EduardoVEN 2605 ½ ½ 1
Tiviakov, SergeiNED2664½½ 1
Round 1 Match 41
Areshchenko, AlexanderUKR 2664 1 ½ 1.5
Corrales Jimenez, FidelCUB26050½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 42
L'Ami, ErwinNED 2606 ½ ½ 1.0
Sasikiran, KrishnanIND2664 ½ ½ 1.0
Round 1 Match 43
Smirin, IliaISR 2662 1 ½ 1.5
Ehlvest, JaanUSA26060½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 44
Shabalov, AlexanderUSA 2606 1 0 1
Baklan, VladimirUKR265501 1
Round 1 Match 45
Ganguly, Surya ShekharIND 2654 1 1 2
Filippov, AntonUZB260700 0
Round 1 Match 46
Khalifman, AlexanderRUS 2612 ½ ½ 1
Fier, AlexandrBRA2653½½ 1
Round 1 Match 47
Fressinet, LaurentFRA 2653 1 1 2
Sjugirov, SananRUS261200 0
Round 1 Match 48
Petrosian, Tigran L.ARM 2615 ½ 0 0.5
Meier, GeorgGER2653½1 1.5
Round 1 Match 49
Grachev, BorisRUS 2652 ½ ½ 1
Bartel, MateuszPOL2618½½ 1
Round 1 Match 50
Bruzon Batista, LazaroCUB 2619 ½ 0 0.5
Caruana, FabianoITA2652½1 1.5
Round 1 Match 51
Sokolov, IvanNED 2652 0 0 0
Fedorchuk, Sergey A.UKR261911 2
Round 1 Match 52
Negi, ParimarjanIND 2620 1 0 1
Milov, VadimSUI265201 1
Round 1 Match 53
Timofeev, ArtyomRUS 2651 ½ ½ 1
Leitao, RafaelBRA2621½½ 1
Round 1 Match 54
Gustafsson, JanGER 2622 1 0 1
Inarkiev, ErnestoRUS264501 1
Round 1 Match 55
Savchenko, BorisRUS 2644 ½ ½ 1
Shulman, YuriUSA2623½½ 1
Round 1 Match 56
Sandipan, ChandaIND 2623 1 ½ 1.5
Kobalia, MikhailRUS26430½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 57
Tkachiev, VladislavFRA 2642 ½ ½ 1
Le, Quang LiemVIE2624½½ 1
Round 1 Match 58
Akobian, VaruzhanUSA 2624 1 0 1
Tregubov, Pavel V.RUS264201 1
Round 1 Match 59
So, WesleyPHI 2640 1 0 1
Guseinov, GadirAZE262501 1
Round 1 Match 60
Sakaev, KonstantinRUS 2626 ½ 1 1.5
Granda Zuniga, Julio EPER2640½0 0.5
Round 1 Match 61
Laznicka, ViktorCZE 2637 1 ½ 1.5
Papaioannou, IoannisGRE26280½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 62
Nyback, TomiFIN 2628 1 0 1
Andreikin, DmitryRUS263601 1
Round 1 Match 63
Mamedov, RaufAZE 2634 ½ 0 0.5
Zhou, JianchaoCHN2629½1 1.5
Round 1 Match 64
Volkov, SergeyRUS 2629 0 ½ 0.5
Amonatov, FarrukhTJK26311½ 1.5


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