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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

World Chess Cup R6 tiebreaks: Grischuk knocks out Ivanchuk to play final with Svidler

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Hello everyone,

It's going to be an all-Russian final at the World Chess Cup. Playing scintillating chess on Wednesday, Alexander Grischuk bettered Vassily Ivanchuk to reach the final for a chance at the title against compatriot Peter Svidler. The final will start on Friday in Khanty-Mansiysk. Vassily Ivanchuk will play against his compatriot Ruslan Ponomariov for the 3rd and 4th place to decided on the third spot in the next FIDE Candidates tournament.

Vassily Ivanchuk Goodbye... but only for now and (right) Alexander Grischuk way to go still.

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 there's a tie-break with rapid games and if necessary blitz games and an Armageddon.

You can access a high-definition live broadcast at the official website.

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