World Cup R5.1: Ivanchuk beats Radjabov

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(FULL REPORT) Vassily Ivanchuk beat Teimour Radjabov on the first day of the World Cup's fifth round. The other three games of the quareter-finals (Svidler-Polgar, Grischuk-Navara and Ponomariov-Gashimov) ended in draws.

General info

The 2011 FIDE World Cup is a 128-player knock-out taking place August 27-September 20 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia. The tournament delivers three participants for the next Candidates tournament/matches, as part of the new World Championship cycle. Except for the final, all rounds have 2-game matches at the FIDE time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, with a 30-second increment from the first move. In case of a 1-1 tie, on the third day of the round there's a tie-break with rapid games and if necessary blitz games and an Armageddon. More info here.Tournament bracket


Round 5.1

And then there were only eight players left, and only four games to watch live. The playing hall must be looking kind of empty by now! Vassily Ivanchuk, who is now 5th in the live ratings list, is the rating favourite. Yesterday the Ukrainian said at the press conference that he wasn't tired:

I am in a good shape.

On Friday he was the only player to score a win:

Khanty-Mansiysk, 2011


The other three games ended in draws, and all of them quite quickly. Especially for Judit Polgar and David Navara this result with the black pieces was excellent taking into account the many tie-break matches they had to play.

Khanty-Mansiysk, 2011

Khanty-Mansiysk, 2011



Khanty-Mansiysk, 2011



Games round 5.1



FIDE World Cup 2011 | Round 4 results
Round 5 Match 01
Svidler, Peter (RUS)½        0.5
Polgar, Judit (HUN)½        0.5
Round 5 Match 02
Ivanchuk, Vassily (UKR)1        1.0
Radjabov, Teimour (AZE)0        0
Round 5 Match 03
Grischuk, Alexander (RUS)½        0.5
Navara, David (CZE)½        0.5
Round 5 Match 04
Ponomariov, Ruslan (UKR)½        0.5
Gashimov, Vugar (AZE)½        0.5

Photos © FIDE | Official website


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