Yu Yangyi beats Movsesian on first day World Cup

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The day of the FIDE World Cup saw few surprises. The biggest upset was Yu Yangyi beating Sergei Movsesian, while e.g. Ponomariov, Shirov, Grischuk and Dominguez were held to a draw by their lower-rated opponents.

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 1.1

We cannot understand that a tournament as important as the World Cup, organized for the third time already in Khanty-Mansiysk, still has trouble presenting 64 games of chess on the internet. On the first day the "live broadcast is stopped due to techncial reasons", the tournament website said. And at the moment of writing, an hour after the games of the second day started, a complete PGN file still isn't available (how difficult is it to enter some missing moves from a few scoresheets?). No doubt the technical problems are the result of a lower budget than in previous years, but with so many chess fans around the world rooting for their local hero, this is a major failure which cannot stay unmentioned.

The first round was played, don't worry about that. Except for one minimatch, though. Judit Polgar has already qualified for the 2nd round because her opponent GM Dusko Pavasovic was not able to make it to Khanty-Mansiysk in time. According to a comment on Susan Polgar's blog, Pavasovic had an accident while playing football a few days ago.

Most top players won without difficulty, although many of them had to claim the point after a long ending against their stubbornly defending underdogs. Some of them couldn't convert their advantage; Ponomariov for example (btw playing with a mouth mask!) drew in a rook ending with El Gindy, and Grischuk did the same against Sriram. Australian GM David Smerdon, whom we mentioned in our previous report, managed to draw his first game with Black against Dominguez in a Sicilian Dragon.

Alexander Morozevich scored a nice, quick win in a Grünfeld against Abdel Razik. The surprise of the round was 15-year-old Yu Yangyi from China beating Sergei Movsesian in a Sicilian Taimanov. Yu Shoateng drew comfortably with Black against Vachier-Lagrave. Against Adly, Bologan gave a fine example of an attack in a middlegame with opposite-coloured bishops. Romanians Nisipeanu and Lupulescu were paired against each other in the first round and yet again it became clear how much stronger Nisi is that the other GMs in his country.

Games round 1.1 (a number of them incomplete)



Game viewer by ChessTempo


Former FIDE World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov with mouth protection...



...like one of the arbiters



Leinier Dominguez from Cuba drew his first game...



against David Smerdon (Australia)



Sergei Movsesian: in danger of an early knock-out



The favourite in the ChessVibes Poll: Vassily Ivanchuk



Shakhryiar Mamedyarov from Azerbaijan



Rising star from the US Ray Robson lost his first game to Jobava



Russian GM Sergei Rublevsky



GM Ilyia Smirin from Israel



All photos courtesy of FIDE



FIDE World Cup - Results round 1































































































































NameRtngG1G2Rp1Rp2Bz1Bz2SDTotal
Round 1 Match 01
Gelfand, BorisISR 2758 1 1.0
Obodchuk, AndreiRUS24040 0
Round 1 Match 02
Sarwat, WalaaEGY 2405 0 0.0
Gashimov, VugarAZE27581 1
Round 1 Match 03
Svidler, PeterRUS 2754 1 1.0
Hebert, JeanCAN24200 0
Round 1 Match 04
Abdel Razik, KhaledEGY 2469 0 0.0
Morozevich, AlexanderRUS27501 1
Round 1 Match 05
Radjabov, TeimourAZE 2748 1 1.0
Ezat, MohamedEGY24720 0
Round 1 Match 06
Bezgodov, AlexeiRUS 2484 0 0.0
Ivanchuk, VassilyUKR27391 1
Round 1 Match 07
Ponomariov, RuslanUKR 2739 ½ 0.5
El Gindy, EssamEGY2493½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 08
Sriram, JhaIND 2497 ½ 0.5
Grischuk, AlexanderRUS2736½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 09
Jakovenko, DmitryRUS 2736 1 1.0
Rizouk, AimenALG25000 0
Round 1 Match 10
Kabanov, NikolaiRUS 2501 0 0.0
Wang, YueCHN27341 1
Round 1 Match 11
Eljanov, PavelUKR 2729 1 1.0
Al Sayed, Mohamad N.QAT25040 0
Round 1 Match 12
Rodriguez Vila, AndresURU 2508 0 0.0
Karjakin, SergeyUKR27231 1
Round 1 Match 13
Mamedyarov, ShakhriyarAZE 2719 1 1.0
Kosteniuk, AlexandraRUS25170 0
Round 1 Match 14
Kunte, AbhijitIND 2522 ½ 0.5
Shirov, AlexeiESP2719½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 15
Dominguez Perez, LeinierCUB 2719 ½ 0.5
Smerdon, DavidAUS2525½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 16
Yu, YangyiCHN 2527 1 1.0
Movsesian, SergeiSVK27180 0
Round 1 Match 17
Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeFRA 2718 ½ 0.5
Yu, ShaotengCHN2529½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 18
Pridorozhni, AlekseiRUS 2533 ½ 0.5
Alekseev, EvgenyRUS2715½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 19
Tomashevsky, EvgenyRUS 2708 1 1.0
Ivanov, AlexanderUSA25390 0
Round 1 Match 20
Friedel, Joshua EUSA 2551 0 0.0
Wang, HaoCHN27081 1
Round 1 Match 21
Navara, DavidCZE 2707 1 1.0
Laylo, DarwinPHI25520 0
Round 1 Match 22
Amin, BassemEGY 2553 0 0.0
Malakhov, VladimirRUS27061 1
Round 1 Match 23
Bacrot, EtienneFRA 2700 ½ 0.5
Nijboer, FrisoNED2561½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 24
Morovic Fernandez, IvanCHI 2562 0 0.0
Rublevsky, SergeiRUS26971 1
Round 1 Match 25
Jobava, BaadurGEO 2696 1 1.0
Robson, RayUSA25670 0
Round 1 Match 26
Hess, Robert LUSA 2572 ½ 0.5
Motylev, AlexanderRUS2695½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 27
Kamsky, GataUSA 2695 1 1.0
Antonio, Rogelio JrPHI25740 0
Round 1 Match 28
Gupta, AbhijeetIND 2578 ½ 0.5
Vitiugov, NikitaRUS2694½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 29
Bologan, ViktorMDA 2692 1 1.0
Adly, AhmedEGY25830 0
Round 1 Match 30
Hou, YifanCHN 2588 ½ 0.5
Naiditsch, ArkadijGER2689½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 31
Bu, XiangzhiCHN 2682 ½ 0.5
Pelletier, YannickSUI2589½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 33
Nisipeanu, Liviu-DieterROU 2677 1 1.0
Lupulescu, ConstantinROU25910 0
Round 1 Match 34
Li, Chao bCHN 2596 ½ 0.5
Sargissian, GabrielARM2676½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 35
Onischuk, AlexanderUSA 2672 ½ 0.5
Flores, DiegoARG2602½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 36
Kryvoruchko, YuriyUKR 2602 ½ 0.5
Cheparinov, IvanBUL2671½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 37
Efimenko, ZaharUKR 2668 0 0.0
Milos, GilbertoBRA26031 1
Round 1 Match 38
Zhou, WeiqiCHN 2603 ½ 0.5
Sutovsky, EmilISR2666½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 39
Najer, EvgeniyRUS 2666 1 1.0
Ghaem Maghami, EhsanIRI26030 0
Round 1 Match 40
Iturrizaga, EduardoVEN 2605 ½ 0.5
Tiviakov, SergeiNED2664½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 41
Areshchenko, AlexanderUKR 2664 1 1.0
Corrales Jimenez, FidelCUB26050 0
Round 1 Match 42
L'Ami, ErwinNED 2606 1 0.5
Sasikiran, KrishnanIND26640 0.5
Round 1 Match 43
Smirin, IliaISR 2662 1 1.0
Ehlvest, JaanUSA26060 0
Round 1 Match 44
Shabalov, AlexanderUSA 2606 1 1.0
Baklan, VladimirUKR26550 0
Round 1 Match 45
Ganguly, Surya ShekharIND 2654 1 1.0
Filippov, AntonUZB26070 0
Round 1 Match 46
Khalifman, AlexanderRUS 2612 ½ 0.5
Fier, AlexandrBRA2653½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 47
Fressinet, LaurentFRA 2653 1 1.0
Sjugirov, SananRUS26120 0
Round 1 Match 48
Petrosian, Tigran L.ARM 2615 ½ 0.5
Meier, GeorgGER2653½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 49
Grachev, BorisRUS 2652 ½ 0.5
Bartel, MateuszPOL2618½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 50
Bruzon Batista, LazaroCUB 2619 ½ 0.5
Caruana, FabianoITA2652½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 51
Sokolov, IvanNED 2652 0 0.0
Fedorchuk, Sergey A.UKR26191 1
Round 1 Match 52
Negi, ParimarjanIND 2620 1 1.0
Milov, VadimSUI26520 0
Round 1 Match 53
Timofeev, ArtyomRUS 2651 ½ 0.5
Leitao, RafaelBRA2621½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 54
Gustafsson, JanGER 2622 1 1.0
Inarkiev, ErnestoRUS26450 0
Round 1 Match 55
Savchenko, BorisRUS 2644 ½ 0.5
Shulman, YuriUSA2623½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 56
Sandipan, ChandaIND 2623 1 1.0
Kobalia, MikhailRUS26430 0
Round 1 Match 57
Tkachiev, VladislavFRA 2642 ½ 0.5
Le, Quang LiemVIE2624½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 58
Akobian, VaruzhanUSA 2624 1 1.0
Tregubov, Pavel V.RUS26420 0
Round 1 Match 59
So, WesleyPHI 2640 1 1.0
Guseinov, GadirAZE26250 0
Round 1 Match 60
Sakaev, KonstantinRUS 2626 ½ 0.5
Granda Zuniga, Julio EPER2640½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 61
Laznicka, ViktorCZE 2637 1 1.0
Papaioannou, IoannisGRE26280 0
Round 1 Match 62
Nyback, TomiFIN 2628 1 1.0
Andreikin, DmitryRUS26360 0
Round 1 Match 63
Mamedov, RaufAZE 2634 ½ 0.5
Zhou, JianchaoCHN2629½ 0.5
Round 1 Match 64
Volkov, SergeyRUS 2629 0 0.0
Amonatov, FarrukhTJK26311 1


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