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Thursday, September 1, 2011

World Cup of Chess R2.2: Almasi, Shirov and others knocked out

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Hello everyone,

More chess news from the World Cup of Chess 2011 in Khanty Mansiysk. Today - Thursday - was Round 2.2 and we had some knockouts. Here are the results.

Round 2.2 results with match score on left. You can use the view link to see the game on the official website. In Blue are the players who move on to Round 3. In Red are the players who play the tiebreaks on Friday.

1.1−1 So, Wesley (PHI)½-½ Karjakin, Sergey (RUS) View 
2 1.5−0.5 Ivanchuk, V (UKR)½-½ Alekseev, Evgeny (RUS) View 
3 1−1 Fridman, Daniel (GER)½-½ Mamedyarov, S (AZE) View 
4 1−1 Ponomariov, Ruslan (UKR)½-½ Ni, Hua (CHN) View 
5 0.5−1.5 Azarov, Sergei (BLR)½-½ Gashimov, Vugar (AZE) View  6 1−1 Grischuk, Alexander (RUS)½-½ Feller, S (FRA) View  
7 0.5−1.5 Negi, P (IND)½-½ Radjabov, Teimour (AZE) View  
8 1.5−0.5 Kamsky, Gata (USA)1−0 Kasimdzhanov, R(UZB) View  
9 1−1 Nguyen, Ngoc TS (VIE)½-½ Svidler, Peter (RUS) View  
10 1.5−0.5 Jakovenko, D (RUS)½-½ Harikrishna, P. (IND) View  
11 0.5−1.5 Korobov, A (UKR)½-½ Vitiugov, Nikita (RUS) View  
12 0.5−1.5 Almasi, Z (HUN)½-½ Parligras, M-E (ROU) View  
13 1−1 Bruzon, Lazaro (CUB)0−1 Vallejo Pons, F (ESP) View  
14 1.5−0.5 Navara, David (CZE)1−0 Onischuk, A (USA) View  
15 1−1 Bu, Xiangzhi (CHN)½-½ Vachier-Lagrave, M (FRA) View  
16 1.5−0.5 Dominguez P, L (CUB)½-½ Bologan, V (MDA) View  
17 1−1 Lysyj, Igor (RUS)½-½ Ivanov, Alexander (USA) View  
18 0.5−1.5 Shankland, S L (USA)0−1 Gupta, Abhijeet (IND) View  
19 1−1 Inarkiev, E (RUS)½-½ Moiseenko, A (UKR) View  
20 1.5−0.5 Le, Quang Liem (VIE)½-½ Grachev, Boris (RUS) View 21 1−1 Nielsen, Peter H (DEN)½-½ Adams, Michael (ENG) View 22 0−2 Shirov, Alexei (ESP)0−1 Potkin, Vladimir (RUS) View 
23 0.5−1.5 Wojtaszek, R (POL)0−1 Jobava, Baadur (GEO) View 24 1.5−0.5 Caruana, F (ITA)1−0 Drozdovskij, Y (UKR) View 
25 1−1 Riazantsev, A (RUS)½-½ Nepomniachtchi, Ian (RUS) View 
26 1−1 Bacrot, Etienne (FRA)1−0 Filippov, Anton (UZB) View 
27 2−0 Morozevich, Alexander (RUS)1−0 Fier, A (BRA) View 
28 1.5−0.5 Tomashevsky, E (RUS)½-½ Andreikin, D (RUS) View 
29 0.5−1.5 Berkes, F (HUN)0−1 Efimenko, Zahar (UKR) View 
30 1−1 Felgaer, Ruben (ARG)1−0 Zherebukh, Y (UKR) View 
31 0.5−1.5 Fressinet, L (FRA)½-½ Sutovsky, Emil (ISR) View 
32 0.5−1.5 Movsesian, S (ARM)0−1 Polgar, Judit (HUN) View

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.
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