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Friday, August 23, 2013

World Chess Cup 2013: Round 5 Begins Today; Four Russians in Last Eight

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Four Russians, one French, one American, one Italian and one Ukrainian Grandmaster has made it to the last-eight at the World Chess Cup 2013 being played in Tromso, Norway. Also in the last-eight is defending champion Peter Svidler. Does that mean we just might have at least one Russian in the final? Here are the pairings for Round 5:

Round 5 pairings:
Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2706 – Kamsky Gata USA 2741
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2719 – Caruana Fabiano ITA 2796
Kramnik Vladimir RUS 2784 – Korobov Anton UKR 2720
Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2716 – Svidler Peter RUS 2746
Earlier, after the classical games of Round 4, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave knocked out Gelfand Boris and Andreikin Dmitry pulled off a major upset by knocking out Sergey Karjakin. Peter Svidler got the better of Le Quang Liem ending Vietnam's challenge at the World Cup. Evgeny Tomashevsky ground out Alexander Morozevich in an exciting tiebreak where fortunes swung both ways. 

Round 4 tie-break results:
Andreikin Dmitry 2727 – Karjakin Sergey 2776 1-0 1-0
Le Quang Liem 2712 – Svidler Peter 2746 ½-½ 0-1
Tomashevsky Evgeny 2709 – Morozevich Alexander 2736 ½-½ ½-½ 0-1 1-0 1-0 ½-½
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2719 – Gelfand Boris 2773 1-0 ½-½

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