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Monday, September 05, 2011 1:58
Judit Polgar eliminated top seed Sergei Karjakin from the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. The Hungarian drew here second game with the black pieces comfortably to reach a score of 1.5-0.5. Alexander Morozevich and David Navara both surprised the chess world; the former needed to win his white game against Alexander Grischuk and duly offered a draw...
Saturday, September 03, 2011 23:24
Judit Polgar defeated top seed Sergei Karjakin on the first of the World Cup's third round. Vassily Ivanchuk lost his first game, with White against Emil Sutovsky. The other decisive results were Grischuk-Morozevich 1-0, Kamsky-Nepomniachtchi 1-0, Jakovenko-Jobava 1-0 and Dominguez-Lysyj 1-0. General info The 2011 FIDE World Cup is a 128-player...
Friday, September 02, 2011 22:19
On Friday the tie-breaks of the World Cup's second round were played, and Michael Adams, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave & Paco Vallejo are the strongest players who were eliminated. General info 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...
Thursday, September 01, 2011 23:47
On the second day of the World Cup's second round, Zoltan Almasi and Alexei Shirov were eliminated by Mircea-Emilian Parligras and Vladimir Potkin respectively. Sam Shankland, who knocked out Peter Leko, lost 0.5-1.5 to Abhijeet Gupta. Ivanchuk, Gashimov, Radjabov, Kamsky, Jakovenko, Vitiugov, Navara, Dominguez, Le Quang, Jobava, Caruana...
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Thursday, September 01, 2011 11:22
On the new FIDE ratings list of September 1st, 2011 Alexander Morozevich made a huge jump. Winning 43 points, the Russian grandmaster climbed from place 48 to 17. In the top 10 Kamnik and Karjakin switched places, Grischuk and Kamsky are back in while Nakamura and Mamedyarov are out. Winning 2 modest rating points in Biel, Magnus Carlsen came to...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 23:49
The first day of the World Cup's second round in Khanty-Mansiysk saw fifteen decisive games, and seventeen draws. Zoltan Almasi, Etienne Bacrot, Alexei Shirov and Paco Vallejo are in the danger zone after losing to lower-rated opponents. General info The 2011 FIDE World Cup is a 128-player knock-out taking place August 27-September 20 in Khanty-...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 0:42
Vladimir Malakhov, the big surprise of the previous World Cup, was eliminated in the round 1 tie-break on Tuesday by Ruben Felgaer of Argentina. Ukrainian Pavel Eljanov lost to countryman Yaroslav Zerebukh and Alexander Motylev of Russia is also out; he lost to Ukrainian Yuri Drozdovskij in the only match that finished with an Armageddon game....
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 0:39
Peter Leko (Hungary) was eliminated by Sam Shankland (USA) at the World Cup in Kanty-Mansiysk on Monday, after their second game ended in a draw. Wang Yue (CHN) is also out after the first round; he lost 0.5-1.5 to Alexandr Fier (BRA). Anton Filippov won both games against the higher rated Sergei Zhigalko. General info The 2011 FIDE World Cup is...
Monday, August 29, 2011 16:49
In the biggest upset of the first day at the 2011 FIDE World Cup, Peter Leko of Hungary lost to American grandmaster Sam Shankland. Leko, a former World Championship contender, needs to win the second game with Black to stay in the competition. General info The 2011 FIDE World Cup is a 128-player knock-out taking place August 27-September 20 in...
Sunday, August 28, 2011 1:47
Today the 2011 FIDE World Cup was officially opened by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Tomorrow the first round is scheduled at 15:00 local time (11:00 CET). 128 participants from all over the world will fight in a knock-out that will last more than three weeks and should deliver three participants for the next Candidates tournament/matches, as...

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