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The Chess World Cup 2011 was a chess World Cup tournament. It was a 128-player single-elimination tournament, played between 26 August and 21 September 2011, in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.[1] The Cup winner Peter Svidler, along with the two runners-up, Alexander Grischuk and Vassily Ivanchuk, qualified for the Candidates stage of the World Chess Championship 2013.[2]

The winner of the Chess World Cup 2009, Boris Gelfand, did not participate.

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FormatEdit

Matches consisted of two games (except for the final, which consisted of four). Players had 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move from move one. If the match was tied after the regular games, tie breaks were played on the next day. The format for the tie breaks was as follows:[3]

  • Two rapid games (25 minutes plus 10 second increment) were played.
  • If the score was still tied, two rapid games (10 minutes plus 10 second increment) were played.
  • If these two games were drawn, the opponents played two blitz-games (5 minutes plus 3 second increment).
  • If the score was still tied after pair of blitz games, a single armageddon game (white must win, black only needs to draw) would be played. White had 5 minutes, black had 4 minutes, and both players had three-second increments beginning with move 61. Eventually, two Armageddon game were played in round 1 and round 3.

In the final the regulation is the same with the exception that instead of two games with “long” time control the finalists are to play four. Those who lost in the semifinal round played an additional match (according to the same regulation as in the final) for third place and the right to participate in the Candidates. The first two “tickets” to the Candidates are given to the finalists.

ParticipantsEdit

The players qualified for the event were:[4]

  1.   Sergey Karjakin (RUS), 2788 (WC)
  2.   Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR), 2768 (R)
  3.   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE), 2765 (R)
  4.   Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR), 2764 (WC)
  5.   Vugar Gashimov (AZE), 2760 (R)
  6.   Alexander Grischuk (RUS), 2746 (R)
  7.   Teimour Radjabov (AZE), 2744 (R)
  8.   Gata Kamsky (USA), 2741 (R)
  9.   Peter Svidler (RUS), 2739 (R)
  10.   Dmitry Jakovenko (RUS), 2736 (R)
  11.   Nikita Vitiugov (RUS), 2733 (R)
  12.   Zoltán Almási (HUN), 2726 (E10)
  13.   Francisco Vallejo Pons (ESP), 2724 (R)
  14.   David Navara (CZE), 2722 (R)
  15.   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA), 2722 (J09)
  16.   Leinier Domínguez (CUB), 2719 (R)
  17.   Wang Hao1 (CHN), 2718 (R)
  18.   Peter Leko (HUN), 2717 (R)
  19.   Alexander Moiseenko (UKR), 2715 (E11)
  20.   Lê Quang Liêm (VIE), 2715 (AS10)
  21.   Michael Adams (ENG), 2715 (R)
  22.   Alexei Shirov (ESP), 2714 (R)
  23.   Baadur Jobava (GEO), 2713 (E10)
  24.   Fabiano Caruana (ITA), 2711 (R)
  25.   Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS), 2711 (E10)
  26.   Étienne Bacrot (FRA), 2710 (R)
  27.   Wang Yue (CHN), 2709 (R)
  28.   Evgeny Tomashevsky (RUS), 2707 (E10)
  29.   Zahar Efimenko (UKR), 2706 (E10)
  30.   Vladimir Malakhov (RUS), 2706 (WC)
  31.   Emil Sutovsky (ISR), 2700 (PN)
  32.   Sergei Movsesian (ARM), 2700 (E10)
  33.   Judit Polgár (HUN), 2699 (E11)
  34.   Laurent Fressinet (FRA), 2698 (R)
  35.   Pavel Eljanov (UKR), 2697 (R)
  36.   Ferenc Berkes (HUN), 2696 (E10)
  37.   Dmitry Andreikin (RUS), 2696 (J10)
  38.   Alexander Morozevich (RUS), 2694 (R)
  39.   Sergei Zhigalko (BLR), 2689 (E11)
  40.   Alexander Riazantsev (RUS), 2688 (E11)
  41.   Alexander Motylev (RUS), 2685 (E11)
  42.   Radosław Wojtaszek (POL), 2683 (E11)
  43.   Vladimir Potkin (RUS), 2682 (E10)
  44.   Peter Heine Nielsen (DEN), 2681 (PN)
  45.   Boris Grachev (RUS), 2680 (E10)
  46.   Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS), 2679 (E11)
  47.   Rauf Mamedov (AZE), 2679 (E10)
  48.   Mikhail Kobalia (RUS), 2679 (E11)
  49.   Viktor Bologan (MDA), 2678 (PN)
  50.   Bu Xiangzhi (CHN), 2675 (Z3.5)
  51.   Alexander Onischuk (USA), 2675 (Z2.1)
  52.   Lázaro Bruzón (CUB), 2673 (Z2.3)
  53.   Yu Yangyi (CHN), 2672 (AS11)
  54.   Anton Korobov (UKR), 2671 (E11)
  55.   Pendyala Harikrishna (IND), 2669 (AS11)
  56.   Li Chao (CHN), 2669 (Z3.5)
  57.   Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB), 2669 (PN)
  58.   Vladimir Akopian1 (ARM), 2667 (E10)
  59.   Sébastien Feller (FRA), 2666 (E11)
  60.   Artyom Timofeev (RUS), 2665 (E10)
  61.   Ni Hua (CHN), 2662 (AS10)
  62.   Daniel Fridman (GER), 2659 (E11)
  63.   Evgeny Alekseev (RUS), 2659 (E10)
  64.   Wesley So (PHI), 2658 (AS10)
  65.   Ding Liren (CHN), 2654 (PN)
  66.   Markus Ragger (AUT), 2651 (E11)
  67.   Constantin Lupulescu (ROU), 2650 (E11)
  68.   Ildar Khairullin (RUS), 2649 (E11)
  69.   Sergei Azarov (BLR), 2648 (E11)
  70.   Viorel Iordăchescu (MDA), 2646 (E11)
  71.   Parimarjan Negi (IND), 2642 (Z3.7)
  72.   Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (ROU), 2641 (E10)
  73.   Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (VIE), 2637 (AS11)
  74.   Maxim Rodshtein (ISR), 2637 (E10)
  75.   Zhou Jianchao (CHN), 2636 (AS10)
  76.   Mircea Pârligras (ROU), 2636 (E11)
  77.   Yuniesky Quesada Perez (CUB), 2635 (AM11)
  78.   Ivan Ivanišević (SRB), 2633 (E11)
  79.   Ahmed Adly (EGY), 2631 (AF)
  80.   Bartosz Soćko (POL), 2631 (E10)
  81.   Igor Lysyj (RUS), 2629 (E10)
  82.   Abhijeet Gupta (IND), 2627 (AS10)
  83.   Ivan Salgado Lopez (ESP), 2626 (E10)
  84.   Evgeny Romanov (RUS), 2624 (E11)
  85.   Evgeny Postny (ISR), 2618 (E11)
  86.   Yury Shulman (USA), 2617 (Z2.1)
  87.   Arman Pashikian (ARM), 2616 (E10)
  88.   Yuri Drozdovskij (UKR), 2614 (E10)
  89.   Mark Bluvshtein (CAN), 2611 (AM11)
  90.   Anton Filippov (UZB), 2606 (Z3.4)
  91.   Stelios Halkias (GRE), 2600 (E10)
  92.   Murtas Kazhgaleyev (KAZ), 2597 (Z3.4)
  93.   Sandro Mareco (ARG), 2597 (Z2.5)
  94.   Yaroslav Zherebukh (UKR), 2590 (E11)
  95.   Rinat Jumabayev (KAZ), 2589 (AS11)
  96.   Fidel Corrales Jimenez (CUB), 2585 (AM11)
  97.   Hou Yifan (CHN), 2575 (WWC)
  98.   Evgeny Vorobiov (RUS), 2574 (E10)
  99.   Rubén Felgaer (ARG), 2573 (Z2.5)
  100.   Vlastimil Babula (CZE), 2572 (E10)
  101.   Zhao Zong-Yuan (AUS), 2570 (Z3.6)
  102.   Alexandr Fier (BRA), 2566 (Z2.4)
  103.   Ray Robson (USA), 2560 (Z2.1)
  104.   Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suárez (CUB), 2556, IM (AM11)
  105.   Aleksei Pridorozhni (RUS), 2550 (ON)
  106.   Namig Guliyev (AZE), 2549 (E11)
  107.   Manuel León Hoyos (MEX), 2548 (Z2.3)
  108.   Mark Paragua (PHI), 2545 (Z3.3)
  109.   Susanto Megaranto (INA), 2544 (Z3.3)
  110.   Barış Esen (TUR), 2543 (E11)
  111.   Samuel Shankland (USA), 2539 (Z2.1)
  112.   Alexander Ivanov (USA), 2538 (Z2.1)
  113.   Elshan Moradi (IRI), 2532 (PN)
  114.   Ziaur Rahman (BAN), 2528 (Z3.2)
  115.   Nikolai Kabanov (RUS), 2520 (ON)
  116.   Jorge Cori (PER), 2514 (AM11)
  117.   Essam El-Gindy (EGY), 2510 (AF)
  118.   Alexei Bezgodov (RUS), 2503 (ON)
  119.   Salem A. R. Saleh (UAE), 2493 (Z3.1)
  120.   Darcy Lima (BRA), 2493 (AM10)
  121.   Diego Di Berardino (BRA), 2480, IM (Z2.4)
  122.   Frank De La Paz Perdomo (CUB), 2477 (AM11)
  123.   Vladimir Genba (RUS), 2452, IM (ON)
  124.   Eric Hansen (CAN), 2449, IM (Z2.2)
  125.   Robert Gwaze (ZIM), 2434, IM (Z4.3)
  126.   Hatim Ibrahim (EGY), 2402, no title (Z4.2)
  127.   Henry Robert Steel (RSA), 2362, FM (AF)
  128.   Mejdi Kaabi (TUN), 2344, IM (Z4.1)

1 Wang Hao and Vladimir Akopian did not appear for their first round matches and lost on forfeit.

All players are grandmasters unless indicated otherwise.

Qualification paths:

CalendarEdit

Round Regular games Tiebreaks
Round 1 28–29 August 30 August
Round 2 31 August–1 September 2 September
Round 3 3–4 September 5 September
Round 4 6–7 September 8 September
Quarterfinals 9–10 September 11 September
Semifinals 12–13 September 14 September
Final 16–19 September 20 September

Results, rounds 1–4Edit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
1   Sergey Karjakin 2
128   Mejdi Kaabi 0
1   Sergey Karjakin
64   Wesley So
64   Wesley So
65   Ding Liren
1   Sergey Karjakin ½
33   Judit Polgár
32   Sergei Movsesian 2
97   Hou Yifan 0
32   Sergei Movsesian ½
33   Judit Polgár
33   Judit Polgár 2
96   Fidel Corrales Jimenez 0
33   Judit Polgár
16   Leinier Domínguez
16   Leinier Domínguez
113   Elshan Moradi ½
16   Leinier Domínguez
49   Viktor Bologan ½
49   Viktor Bologan
80   Bartosz Soćko ½
16   Leinier Domínguez 5
81   Igor Lysyj 4
17   Wang Hao
112   Alexander Ivanov w/o
112   Alexander Ivanov
81   Igor Lysyj
48   Mikhail Kobalia 1
81   Igor Lysyj 3

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
8   Gata Kamsky
121   Diego Di Berardino
8   Gata Kamsky
57   Rustam Kasimdzhanov ½
57   Rustam Kasimdzhanov
72   Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu ½
8   Gata Kamsky 3
25   Ian Nepomniachtchi 1
25   Ian Nepomniachtchi 2
104   Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suárez 0
25   Ian Nepomniachtchi
40   Alexander Riazantsev
40   Alexander Riazantsev
89   Mark Bluvshtein ½
8   Gata Kamsky 0
9   Peter Svidler 2
9   Peter Svidler
120   Darcy Lima ½
9   Peter Svidler 4
73   Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son 2
56   Li Chao ½
73   Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son
9   Peter Svidler 3
24   Fabiano Caruana 1
24   Fabiano Caruana
105   Aleksei Pridorozhni ½
24   Fabiano Caruana
88   Yuri Drozdovskij ½
41   Alexander Motylev 4
88   Yuri Drozdovskij 5

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
4   Ruslan Ponomariov
125   Robert Gwaze ½
4   Ruslan Ponomariov
61   Ni Hua
61   Ni Hua
68   Ildar Khairullin
4   Ruslan Ponomariov
29   Zahar Efimenko
29   Zahar Efimenko
100   Vlastimil Babula ½
29   Zahar Efimenko
36   Ferenc Berkes ½
36   Ferenc Berkes
93   Sandro Mareco ½
4   Ruslan Ponomariov
52   Lázaro Bruzón
13   Francisco Vallejo Pons
116   Jorge Cori
13   Francisco Vallejo Pons
52   Lázaro Bruzón
52   Lázaro Bruzón
77   Yuniesky Quesada Perez
52   Lázaro Bruzón
20   Lê Quang Liêm
20   Lê Quang Liêm
109   Susanto Megaranto ½
20   Lê Quang Liêm
45   Boris Grachev ½
45   Boris Grachev
84   Evgeny Romanov ½

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
5   Vugar Gashimov 2
124   Eric Hansen 0
5   Vugar Gashimov
69   Sergei Azarov ½
60   Artyom Timofeev ½
69   Sergei Azarov
5   Vugar Gashimov
28   Evgeny Tomashevsky ½
28   Evgeny Tomashevsky 2
101   Zhao Zong-Yuan 0
28   Evgeny Tomashevsky
37   Dmitry Andreikin ½
37   Dmitry Andreikin
92   Murtas Kazhgaleyev ½
5   Vugar Gashimov 4
44   Peter Heine Nielsen 2
12   Zoltán Almási 2
117   Essam El-Gindy 0
12   Zoltán Almási ½
76   Mircea Pârligras
53   Yu Yangyi 0
76   Mircea Pârligras 2
76   Mircea Pârligras 1
44   Peter Heine Nielsen 3
21   Michael Adams
108   Mark Paragua ½
21   Michael Adams
44   Peter Heine Nielsen
44   Peter Heine Nielsen 5
85   Evgeny Postny 3

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
2   Vassily Ivanchuk 2
127   Henry Robert Steel 0
2   Vassily Ivanchuk
63   Evgeny Alekseev ½
63   Evgeny Alekseev
66   Markus Ragger
2   Vassily Ivanchuk 3
31   Emil Sutovsky 1
31   Emil Sutovsky
98   Evgeny Vorobiov
31   Emil Sutovsky
34   Laurent Fressinet ½
34   Laurent Fressinet 2
95   Rinat Jumabayev 0
2   Vassily Ivanchuk 3
50   Bu Xiangzhi 1
15   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
114   Ziaur Rahman ½
15   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
50   Bu Xiangzhi
50   Bu Xiangzhi 2
79   Ahmed Adly 0
50   Bu Xiangzhi
82   Abhijeet Gupta ½
18   Peter Leko ½
111   Samuel Shankland
111   Samuel Shankland ½
82   Abhijeet Gupta
47   Rauf Mamedov ½
82   Abhijeet Gupta

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
7   Teimour Radjabov 2
122   Frank De La Paz Perdomo 0
7   Teimour Radjabov
71   Parimarjan Negi ½
58   Vladimir Akopian
71   Parimarjan Negi w/o
7   Teimour Radjabov
26   Étienne Bacrot ½
26   Étienne Bacrot 4
103   Ray Robson 2
26   Étienne Bacrot 3
90   Anton Filippov 1
39   Sergei Zhigalko 0
90   Anton Filippov 2
7   Teimour Radjabov
10   Dmitry Jakovenko ½
10   Dmitry Jakovenko 2
119   Salem A. R. Saleh 0
10   Dmitry Jakovenko
55   Pendyala Harikrishna ½
55   Pendyala Harikrishna
74   Maxim Rodshtein ½
10   Dmitry Jakovenko 2
23   Baadur Jobava 0
23   Baadur Jobava 2
106   Namig Guliyev 0
23   Baadur Jobava
42   Radosław Wojtaszek ½
42   Radosław Wojtaszek 2
87   Arman Pashikian 0

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
3   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2
126   Hatim Ibrahim 0
3   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
62   Daniel Fridman
62   Daniel Fridman
67   Constantin Lupulescu ½
3   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
94   Yaroslav Zherebukh
30   Vladimir Malakhov
99   Rubén Felgaer
99   Rubén Felgaer 1
94   Yaroslav Zherebukh 3
35   Pavel Eljanov
94   Yaroslav Zherebukh
94   Yaroslav Zherebukh 0
14   David Navara 2
14   David Navara 2
115   Nikolai Kabanov 0
14   David Navara
51   Alexander Onischuk ½
51   Alexander Onischuk
78   Ivan Ivanišević ½
14   David Navara 4
19   Alexander Moiseenko 2
19   Alexander Moiseenko
110   Baris Esen ½
19   Alexander Moiseenko 3
46   Ernesto Inarkiev 1
46   Ernesto Inarkiev
83   Ivan Salgado Lopez ½

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
6   Alexander Grischuk
123   Vladimir Genba ½
6   Alexander Grischuk
59   Sébastien Feller
59   Sébastien Feller
70   Viorel Iordăchescu
6   Alexander Grischuk
38   Alexander Morozevich ½
27   Wang Yue ½
102   Alexandr Fier
102   Alexandr Fier 0
38   Alexander Morozevich 2
38   Alexander Morozevich 3
91   Stelios Halkias 1
6   Alexander Grischuk
43   Vladimir Potkin
11   Nikita Vitiugov 4
118   Alexei Bezgodov 2
11   Nikita Vitiugov
54   Anton Korobov ½
54   Anton Korobov 2
75   Zhou Jianchao 0
11   Nikita Vitiugov
43   Vladimir Potkin
22   Alexei Shirov
107   Manuel León Hoyos ½
22   Alexei Shirov 0
43   Vladimir Potkin 2
43   Vladimir Potkin
86   Yury Shulman

Results, rounds 5–7Edit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final (best of 4)
                           
  33   Judit Polgár ½  
9   Peter Svidler  
  9   Peter Svidler  
  4   Ruslan Ponomariov ½  
4   Ruslan Ponomariov
  5   Vugar Gashimov ½  
    9   Peter Svidler
  6   Alexander Grischuk
  2   Vassily Ivanchuk  
7   Teimour Radjabov  
  2   Vassily Ivanchuk Third place
  6   Alexander Grischuk  
14   David Navara 4   Ruslan Ponomariov
  6   Alexander Grischuk   2   Vassily Ivanchuk

Third place, 16–20 SeptemberEdit

Seed Name Rating 1 2 3 4 Total
4   Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR) 2758 ½ 0 ½ ½
2   Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR) 2765 ½ 1 ½ ½

Final, 16–20 SeptemberEdit

Seed Name Rating 1 2 3 4 Total
9   Peter Svidler (RUS) 2740 1 ½ ½ ½
6   Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 2757 0 ½ ½ ½

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Cup 2011 pairings (updated)".
  2. ^ "Rules & regulations for the Candidates Matches of the FIDE World Championship cycle 2011-2013" (PDF). FIDE. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  3. ^ IB. "The World Cup in Ugra has started". www.fide.com. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  4. ^ "Qualifiers for the World Cup 2011".

External linksEdit