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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

World Chess Cup R1.2: Leko, Wang Yue, Hou Yifan and others knocked out

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Hi everyone,
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 a tie-break with four rapid games and if necessary blitz games and an Armageddon.

Find the complete pairings graphical representation at this link.

You can access the official website at this link. See the full list of the Round 1.1 and Round 1.2 game results at this link. We will have the final list of players for Round 2 after the tiebreaks. Here are some nice games from Round 1.2.

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