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Thursday, September 8, 2011

World Chess Cup R4 tiebreaks: Both Cubans knocked out, Judit, Ruslan, Ivanchuk, Gashimov through to R5

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Hi everyone,

It's going to be two Russians, two Azeris, two Ukrainians, one Hungarian and one Czech in the last eight at the World Cup of Chess 2011 currently on in Khanty Mansiysk. In the very exciting tiebreaks on Thursday we had the following results:

1.Judit Polgar - Leinier Perez Dominguez 4.5-3.5
2.Ruslan Ponomariov - Lazaro Bruzon Batista  4.5-3.5
3.Peter Svidler - Gata Kamsky 2-0
4.Vugar Gashimov - Peter Heine Nielsen 4-2
5.Vassily Ivanchuk - Bu Xiangzhi 3-1
6.Teimour Radjabov - Dmitry Jakovenko 1.5-1
7.David Navara - Zherebukh 2-0
8.Alexander Grischuk - Vladimir Potkin 2.5-1.5

Here are the links to final high-tension tiebreak games to finish.
  • Dominguez P, Leinier (CUB)0−1 Polgar, J (HUN) View
  • Ponomariov, Ruslan (UKR)1−0 Bruzon L (CUB) View
You can access the official website at this link for high resolution videos and press conference reports. We resume Round 5 on Friday. Stay tuned.

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  • At September 9, 2011 at 2:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Great show by the lady

  • At September 9, 2011 at 2:39 AM , Anonymous ST, Pune, India said...

    My sympathies for Domingues and Lazaro. Both Cubans came so far. But taking nothing away from Judit. very amazing.

  • At September 9, 2011 at 2:50 AM , Blogger Chess Blog Admin said...

    The Quarter-finals begin on Friday, September 9.

    Judit Polgar (Hungary) — Peter Svidler (Russia)

    Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) — Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijan)

    Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) — Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan)

    David Navara (Czech Republic) — Alexander Grischuk (Russia)


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