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Thursday, December 03, 2009 4:08
After Karjakin, Mamedyarov and Svidler, today five more players qualified for the World Cup's quarter-finals: Gashimov, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Malakhov and Ponomariov. Pairings for tomorrow's 6th round: Karjakin-Mamedyarov, Gelfand-Jakovenko, Ponomariov-Gashimov and Svidler-Malakhov. The FIDE World Chess Cup takes place November 20th-December 15th...
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 1:33
Sergey Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Peter Svidler are the first three players who have reached the quarter-finals of the 2009 World Cup. On day 2 of round 4, Karjakin defeated Vitiugov with Black while Mamedyarov drew very quickly with Laznicka. Shirov tried against Svidler, but he was never close to more than equality. The second draw...
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 4:30
In his tiebreak match against Arkadij Naiditsch, Peter Svidler was almost dead and burnt yesterday. But like a phoenix he immediately struck on the first day of round 4, beating Alexei Shirov with Black. Like in his first three matches (!), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov started with a win as well today. Vassily Ivanchuk, by the way, now says he won't quit...
Monday, November 30, 2009 19:55
Favourites Gelfand, Gashimov, Svidler and Grischuk all reached the World Cup's 4th round yesterday, winning their minimatches in the tiebreaks. The story of the day was the forfeit of Li Chao and Wang Yue in their second rapid game. They arrived too late at the board, having a smoke in between games. The FIDE World Chess Cup takes place November...
Saturday, November 28, 2009 23:30
Wesley So did it again. On the second day of the World Cup's 3rd round he drew with Gata Kamsky and so the 16-year-old Philippine GM reached the 4th round, and the World Cup 2007 winner is out. Polgar levelled the score against Gelfand and Karjakin and Areshchenko did the same against Navara and Jakovenko respectively. The FIDE World Chess Cup...
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Saturday, November 28, 2009 6:11
On the first day of the World Cup's third round, especially Gelfand and Vachier-Lagrave won very nice and instructive games with White against Polgar and Yu Yangyi respectively. Wesley So slayed another giant: Gata Kamsky. David Navara defeated Sergei Karjakin while Vugar Gashimov was incredibly lucky to escape with a draw against Li Chao. The...
Friday, November 27, 2009 5:48
In the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, many of the higher-rated players went through to the third round in today's tiebreaks of round 2. Leinier Dominguez however was eliminated by Fabiano Caruana. But the biggest news might be Ivanchuk's declaration yesterday that he'll leave professional chess. The FIDE World Chess Cup takes place November 20th-...
Thursday, November 26, 2009 4:07
After so many upsets yesterday, it was almost inevitable that some of the top seeds had to leave the World Cup after round 2. And indeed: Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk and Teimour Radjabov are out. Morozevich was beaten by Laznicka again, Ivanchuk couldn't create winning chances with Black against So and Radjabov was held to a draw by...
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 1:40
The first day of the World Cup's second round saw quite a number of big upsets. Svidler lost with Black against Nyback, Morozevich went down with the white pieces against Laznicka, Sakaev defeated Radjabov, Ivanchuk lost to So and Inarkiev defeated Eljanov. The FIDE World Chess Cup takes place November 20th-December 15th inn Khanty-Mansiysk,...
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 5:25
After Yu Yangyi's surprising success of yesterday, two more famous grandmasters were eliminated by Chinese rising stars in the tiebreaks today. Gabriel Sargissian lost to Li Chao and Emil Sutovsky went down against Zhou Weiqi. Tomorrow is already the second round and we're left with 64 players. The FIDE World Chess Cup takes place November 20th-...

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