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Saturday, September 10, 2011

World Cup of Chess R5.2: Judit knocked out; Svidler, Ponomariov through to semifinals

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Hi everyone,

Round 5.2 saw a Russian and a Ukrainian go through to the next round. Peter Svidler beat Judit Polgar and Ruslan Ponomariov beat Vugar Gashimov. On the other boards, Teimour Radjabov (who had lost the first game of the round) struck back to win against Vassily Ivanchuk. They now play the tiebreaks tomorrow. Also playing the tiebreaks tomorrow will be Alexander Grischuk and David Navara who drew their second game also today.

Don't forget to watch the great high-definition live broadcast at the official website. (Find great photos of both the semifinalists - Peter Svidler and Ruslan Ponomariov at

Here are the exciting games for you to follow via the official website link.

Round 5. Game 2 match
1 0.5−1.5 Polgar, Judit (HUN)0−1 Svidler, Peter (RUS) View
2 1−1 Radjabov, T (AZE)1−0 Ivanchuk, Vassily (UKR) View
3 1−1 Navara, David (CZE)½-½ Grischuk, Alexander (RUS) View
4 0.5−1.5 Gashimov, Vugar (AZE)0−1 Ponomariov, R (UKR) View

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  • At September 10, 2011 at 2:03 PM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    Peter Svidler is now the strongest women chess player in the world. Just kidding. I am sad to see Judit knocked out. Maybe she got tired and pressed too hard not going for the draw. I will miss her for the rest of the event. Svidler has tons of patience. Very evident today.


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