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World Cup semi-finals start with two quick draws
Monday, September 12, 2011 14:22
(FULL REPORT) Both games in the World Cup's semi-finals in Khanty-Mansiysk were quickly drawn today. Alexander Grischuk couldn't claim an advantage with White against Vassily Ivanchuk - a Rubinstein French ended after 22 moves. Peter Svidler and Ruslan Ponomariov drew two moves faster in a 4.d3 Berlin Ruy Lopez. General info The 2011 FIDE World...
World Cup R5 tie-breaks: Grischuk & Ivanchuk through
Sunday, September 11, 2011 14:04
(FULL REPORT) Alexander Grischuk and Vassily Ivanchuk will face each other in the semi-finals of the World Cup after winning their round 5 tie-break matches. Grischuk won his first game against David Navara with Black and then drew the second. Ivanchuk managed to draw an ending an exchange down in the first game against Teimour Radjabov, and then...
World Cup R5.2: Svidler and Ponomariov reach semi-finals
Saturday, September 10, 2011 16:55
(FULL REPORT) Peter Svidler was the first player to reach the World Cup's semi-finals after Judit Polgar reached a nice position, then avoided a move repetition and then collapsed in timetrouble. Winning yet another fine endgame, Ruslan Ponomariov eliminated Vugar Gashimov in the quarters, just like at the 2009 World Cup. Teimour Radjabov levelled...
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Saturday, September 10, 2011 16:31
GMs Hou Yifan and Zhao Xue and IM Anna Muzychuk are sharing the lead after four rounds at the Women Grand Prix in Shenzhen, China. It's already the second event in the second Women GP series, less than four weeks after the first one in Rostov ended. General info The second event in the FIDE Women Grand Prix 2011-2012 series takes place September...
Friday, September 09, 2011 19:33
(FULL REPORT) Vassily Ivanchuk beat Teimour Radjabov on the first day of the World Cup's fifth round. The other three games of the quareter-finals (Svidler-Polgar, Grischuk-Navara and Ponomariov-Gashimov) ended in draws. General info The 2011 FIDE World Cup is a 128-player knock-out taking place August 27-September 20 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia....
Thursday, September 08, 2011 17:06
(FULL REPORT) Judit Polgar, Vassily Ivanchuk, Ruslan Ponomariov, Vugar Gashimov and Alexander Grischuk qualified for the World Cup's quarter-finals after winning their tie-break matches on Thursday. The pairings for the quarter-finals, which start tomorrow, are Polgar vs Svidler, Ponomariov vs Gashimov, Ivanchuk vs Radjabov and Navara vs Grischuk...
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Thursday, September 08, 2011 14:40
It looks like the Russian Chess Federation will not limit its excellent video services to their own events. As Chess-News discovered, this Wikipedia article mentions a cooperation between the RCF and FIDE to launch a Chess TV Channel on November 1st.
World Cup R4.2: Grischuk, Nielsen and Polgar level scores
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 18:09
FULL REPORT After losing their first games of the FIDE World Cup's 4th round, Alexander Grischuk, Peter Heine Nielsen and Judit Polgar all managed to level the scores. David Navara, Teimour Radjabov and Peter Svidler reached the quarter-finals already. General info The 2011 FIDE World Cup is a 128-player knock-out taking place August 27-September...
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 20:01
The FIDE World Cup has reached its fourth round, and six out of the eight games ended decisively: Polgar-Dominguez 0-1, Svidler-Kamsky 1-0, Gashimov-Nielsen 1-0, Radjabov-Jakovenko 1-0, Zherebukh-Navara 0-1 and Potkin-Grischuk 1-0. The games Bruzon-Ponomariov and Bu Xiangzhi-Ivanchuk ended in draws. General info The 2011 FIDE World Cup is a 128...
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 2:19
Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) failed to reach the 4th round of the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk after losing their tie-break matches to Lazaro Bruzon (Cuba) and Yaroslav Zherebukh (Ukraine) respectively. Tomorrow the matches Polgar-Dominguez, Kamsky-Svidler, Ponomariov-Bruzon, Gashimov-Nielsen, Ivanchuk-Bu Xiangzhi...

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