World Cup Round 1 Completed

World Cup Round 1 Completed

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Aug 30, 2011, 11:03 AM |
22 | Chess Event Coverage

World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk.gifGata Kamsky and Alexander Morozevich both survived rapid tie-breaks to book their place in the second round of the 2011 World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

Etienne Bacrot is also through safely, but he needed four tie-break games to finally end Ray Robson's brave challenge.

Yuri Shulman narrowly lost his match with Vladimir Potkin, but 17 year-old Wesley So beat 18 year-old Ding Liren to progress.

Peter Heine Nielsen had to go to blitz games to beat Evgeny Postny, while Alexander Motylev was eliminated in the cruelest way possible - the sudden death game.

Vallejo-Pons (left) was another top player to survive tie-breaks

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Bacrot edged past Robson

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Morozevich won both his rapid tie-break games

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All the tie-break match results:

 Name  G1  G2   R1   R2   r3   r4   B1   B2   SD  Tot
 Kamsky, Gata (USA)  1 0 ½  1                2.5
 Di Berardino, Diego Rafae (BRA) 0 1 ½ 0            1.5











 Bezgodov, Alexei (RUS)  ½  ½  ½  ½  0 0          2
 Vitiugov, Nikita (RUS) ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1        4











 Cori, Jorge (PER)  0 1 0 ½                 1.5
 Vallejo Pons, Francisco (ESP) 1 0 1 ½            2.5











 Bacrot, Etienne (FRA)  ½  ½  1 0 1 1          4
 Robson, Ray (USA) ½ ½ 0 1 0 0        2











 Malakhov, Vladimir (RUS)  ½  ½  ½  0                1.5
 Felgaer, Ruben (ARG) ½ ½ ½ 1            2.5











 Vorobiov, Evgeny E. (RUS)  ½  ½  ½  0                1.5
 Sutovsky, Emil (ISR) ½ ½ ½ 1            2.5











 Zherebukh, Yaroslav (UKR)  ½  ½  1 ½                 2.5
 Eljanov, Pavel (UKR) ½ ½ 0 ½            1.5











 Morozevich, Alexander (RUS)  ½  ½  1 1                3
 Halkias, Stelios (GRE) ½ ½ 0 0            1











 Drozdovskij, Yuri (UKR)  ½  ½  ½  ½  0 1 ½  ½  1 5
 Motylev, Alexander (RUS) ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 4











 Shulman, Yuri (USA)  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  0          2.5
 Potkin, Vladimir (RUS) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1        3.5











 Nielsen, Peter Heine (DEN)  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 1    5
 Postny, Evgeny (ISR) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0    3











 Kobalia, Mikhail (RUS)  ½  ½  0 0                1
 Lysyj, Igor (RUS) ½ ½ 1 1            3











 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro (CUB)  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1          3.5
 Quesada Perez, Yuniesky (CUB) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0        2.5











 Iordachescu, Viorel (MDA)  1 0 ½  0                1.5
 Feller, Sebastien (FRA) 0 1 ½ 1            2.5











 Khairullin, Ildar (RUS)  ½  ½  ½  ½  0 ½           2.5
 Ni, Hua (CHN) ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½        3.5











 Ragger, Markus (AUT)  ½  ½  ½  0                1.5
 Alekseev, Evgeny (RUS) ½ ½ ½ 1            2.5











 So, Wesley (PHI)  ½  ½  1 ½                 2.5
 Ding, Liren (CHN) ½ ½ 0 ½            1.5

 

The winner, runner-up and third placed player in the World Cup will qualify for the Candidates tournament to determine a challenger for the winner of the Anand v Gelfand world championship match next year.

Each round starts at 15:00 local time (09:00 UTC).  The schedule:

Round  Regular games  Tiebreaks Players
1 28–29 Aug 30-Aug 128
2 31 Aug–1 Sept  02-Sep 64
3 3–4 Sept 05-Sep 32
4 6-7 Sept 08-Sep 16
Q-Final 9–10 Sept 11-Sep 8
Semi-Final 12–13 Sept 14-Sep 4
Final 16–19 Sept 20-Sep 2

 

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.

Pictures from the official website.

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