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Monday, September 19, 2011

Peter Svidler wins World Chess Cup!

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Hi everyone,

It was written. Both Peter Svidler and Vassily Ivanchuk held on to their one point lead managing draws against Alexander Grischuk and Ruslan Ponomariov on Monday. 

That gave Svidler the World Chess Cup title. Grischuk gets second place. Ivanchuk gets third place and Ponomariov has the fourth place.

Congratulations to all the four super grandmasters for such a fantastic show of strong chess this past month. You can find a great hi-resolution video of the day's play at the official website.  

The 2011 FIDE World Cup was 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 had 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 was a tie-break with rapid games and if necessary blitz games and an Armageddon.

Here are Monday's games via the official website.

Round 7. Game 4

1 2.5−1.5 Svidler, P (RUS) ½-½ Grischuk, Alexander (RUS) View
2 1.5−2.5 Ponomariov, R (UKR) ½-½ Ivanchuk, V (UKR) View 
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