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Vladimir Kramnik, winner of the Chess World Cup 2013

The Chess World Cup 2013 was a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament, played between 11 August and 2 September 2013, in the hotel Scandic Tromsø in Tromsø, Norway.[1][2] It was won by Vladimir Kramnik, who defeated Dmitry Andreikin 2½–1½ in the final match.[3] The finalists qualified for the 2014 Candidates Tournament.

The winner of the Chess World Cup 2011, Peter Svidler, was defeated by Dmitry Andreikin in the quarter-finals.

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 the start of the game. If a match was tied after the regular games, tie breaks were played on the next day. The format for the tie breaks was as follows:

  • Two rapid games (25 minutes plus 10 seconds increment) were to be played.
  • If the score was tied after two rapid games, two rapid games (10 minutes plus 10 seconds increment) were to be played.
  • If the score was tied after four rapid games, the opponents were to play two blitz games (five minutes plus three seconds increment).
  • If the score was tied after a pair of blitz games, an armageddon game (in which a draw counts as a win for Black) was played. White would have five minutes and Black would have four minutes, and both players would have a three seconds per move increment beginning with move 61.

Prize moneyEdit

Round Prize Total
Round 1 64 × US $6,000 US $384,000
Round 2 32 × US $10,000 US $320,000
Round 3 16 × US $16,000 US $256,000
Round 4 8 × US $25,000 US $200,000
Round 5 4 × US $35,000 US $140,000
Round 6 2 × US $50,000 US $100,000
Runner-up US $80,000 US $80,000
Winner US $120,000 US $120,000
Total US $1,600,000[4]

ParticipantsEdit

The participating players were seeded by their July 2013 FIDE ratings:[5]

01.    Levon Aronian (ARM), 2813 (R)
02.    Fabiano Caruana (ITA), 2796 (R)
03.    Vladimir Kramnik (RUS), 2784 (R)
04.    Alexander Grischuk (RUS), 2780 (WC)
05.    Sergey Karjakin (RUS), 2776 (R)
06.    Hikaru Nakamura (USA), 2775 (R)
07.    Boris Gelfand (ISR), 2773 (R)
08.    Gata Kamsky (USA), 2763 (R)
09.    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE), 2761 (R)
10.    Leinier Domínguez (CUB), 2757 (R)
11.    Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR), 2756 (WC)
12.    Wang Hao (CHN), 2752 (R)
13.    Peter Svidler (RUS), 2746 (WC)
14.    Michael Adams (ENG), 2740 (R)
15.    Peter Leko (HUN), 2737 (R)
16.    Alexander Morozevich (RUS), 2736 (R)
17.    Nikita Vitiugov (RUS), 2734 (E12)
18.    Anish Giri (NED), 2734 (R)
19.    Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR), 2733 (WC)
20.    Teimour Radjabov (AZE), 2733 (R)
21.    Dmitry Andreikin (RUS), 2727 (E12)
22.    Anton Korobov (UKR), 2720 (E13)
23.    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA), 2719 (PN)
24.    Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS), 2717 (R)
25.    David Navara (CZE), 2715 (PN)
26.    Étienne Bacrot (FRA), 2714 (E12)
27.    Evgeny Alekseev (RUS), 2714 (E13)
28.    Dmitry Jakovenko (RUS), 2713 (E12)
29.    Lê Quang Liêm (VIE), 2712 (AS13)
30.    Alexander Areshchenko (UKR), 2709 (E13)
31.    Vladimir Malakhov (RUS), 2709 (E12)
32.    Evgeny Tomashevsky (RUS), 2709 (R)
33.    Wesley So (PHI), 2708 (Z3.3)
34.    Laurent Fressinet (FRA), 2708 (E12)
35.    Alexander Riazantsev (RUS), 2708 (E12)
36.    Francisco Vallejo Pons (ESP), 2706 (E12)
37.    Pavel Eljanov (UKR), 2702 (E13)
38.    Radosław Wojtaszek (POL), 2701 (R)
39.    Alexander Moiseenko (UKR), 2699 (E13)
40.    Sergei Movsesian (ARM), 2699 (E13)
41.    Alexei Shirov (LAT), 2696 (R)
42.    Judit Polgár (HUN), 2696 (PN)
43.    Baadur Jobava (GEO), 2693 (E12)
44.    Vladimir Akopian (ARM), 2691 (E12)
45.    Lázaro Bruzón (CUB), 2689 (Z2.3)
46.    Andrei Volokitin (UKR), 2688 (E12)
47.    Li Chao (CHN), 2686 (AS13)
48.    Markus Ragger (AUT), 2680 (E13)
49.    Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS), 2680 (E12)
50.    Julio Granda (PER), 2679 (AM12)
51.    Yuriy Kryvoruchko (UKR), 2678 (E12)
52.    Victor Bologan (MDA), 2672 (E12)
53.    Alexey Dreev (RUS), 2668 (E12)
54.    Sergey Fedorchuk (UKR), 2667 (E13)
55.    Alexander Onischuk (USA), 2667 (Z2.1)
56.    Maxim Matlakov (RUS), 2665 (E12)
57.    Aleksandr Shimanov (RUS), 2664 (E13)
58.    Evgeny Romanov (RUS), 2662 (E13)
59.    Eltaj Safarli (AZE), 2660 (E13)
60.    Krishnan Sasikiran (IND), 2660 (AS13)
61.    Vadim Zvjaginsev (RUS), 2659 (E13)
62.    Denis Khismatullin (RUS), 2658 (E12)
63.    Yu Yangyi (CHN), 2657 (AS12)
64.    Igor Lysyj (RUS), 2656 (E13)
65.    Andrei Istrățescu (FRA), 2651 (E13)
66.    Alexander Beliavsky (SLO), 2651 (E13)
67.    Mikhail Kobalia (RUS), 2651 (E12)
68.    Dariusz Świercz (POL), 2650 (J11)
69.    Constantin Lupulescu (ROU), 2650 (E13)
70.    Bassem Amin (EGY), 2650 (AF)
71.    Anton Filippov (UZB), 2643 (Z3.4)
72.    Gawain Jones (ENG), 2643 (E12)
73.    Jan Smeets (NED), 2643 (E12)
74.    Eduardo Iturrizaga (VEN), 2642 (Z2.3)
75.    Daniil Dubov (RUS), 2638 (E13)
76.    Sergei Azarov (BLR), 2636 (E12)
77.    Zbyněk Hráček (CZE), 2635 (E13)
78.    Parimarjan Negi (IND), 2634 (AS12)
79.    Hrant Melkumyan (ARM), 2632 (E13)
80.    Rafael Leitão (BRA), 2632 (Z2.4)
81.    Ivan Popov (RUS), 2632 (E13)
82.    Evgeny Postny (ISR), 2631 (E13)
83.    Ray Robson (USA), 2628 (Z2.1)
84.    Evgeniy Najer (RUS), 2628 (E12)
85.    Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (VIE), 2625 (Z3.3)
86.    Martyn Kravtsiv (UKR), 2620 (E13)
87.    Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suárez (CUB), 2612 (AM13)
88.    Hou Yifan (CHN), 2600 (PN)
89.    Jon Ludvig Hammer (NOR), 2599 (ON)
90.    Ahmed Adly (EGY), 2596 (AF)
91.    Alexandr Fier (BRA), 2595 (Z2.4)
92.    Sabino Brunello (ITA), 2593 (E13)
93.    Diego Flores (ARG), 2592 (AM13)
94.    Rubén Felgaer (ARG), 2586 (Z2.5)
95.    Larry Christiansen (USA), 2584 (Z2.1)
96.    Alexander Ipatov (TUR), 2583 (J12)
97.    Alejandro Ramírez (USA), 2583 (Z2.1)
98.    Eric Hansen (CAN), 2581 (AM12)
99.    Gregory Kaidanov (USA), 2577 (AM12)
100.    Oliver Barbosa (PHI), 2572 (AS12)
101.    Mark Paragua (PHI), 2569 (AS13)
102.    Baskaran Adhiban (IND), 2567 (AS13)
103.    Simen Agdestein (NOR), 2567 (ON)
104.    Sandro Mareco (ARG), 2562 (Z2.5)
105.    Wei Yi (CHN), 2557 (PN)
106.    Alexander Shabalov (USA), 2553 (AM12)
107.    Vasif Durarbayli (AZE), 2549 (E12)
108.    Pouria Darini (IRI), 2548 (Z3.1)
109.    Jorge Cori (PER), 2543 (AM13)
110.    Jan-Krzysztof Duda (POL), 2536, IM (PN)
111.    Salem Saleh (UAE), 2531 (AS12)
112.    Conrad Holt (USA), 2530 (Z2.1)
113.    Bator Sambuev (CAN), 2530 (Z2.2)
114.    Leif Erlend Johannessen (NOR), 2520 (ON)
115.    Wan Yunguo (CHN), 2509, IM (Z3.5)
116.    Anna Ushenina (UKR), 2500 (WWC)
117.    Liu Qingnan (CHN), 2500, IM (AS12)
118.    Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen (NOR), 2492, IM (ON)
119.    Essam El-Gindy (EGY), 2490 (AF)
120.    Samy Shoker (EGY), 2487, IM (Z4.2)
121.    Lou Yiping (CHN), 2483, IM (Z3.5)
122.    Ziaur Rahman (BAN), 2470 (Z3.2)
123.    Deysi Cori (PER), 2434, WGM (AM13)
124.    Ali Sebbar (MAR), 2371, untitled (Z4.1)
125.    Igor Bjelobrk (AUS), 2341, FM (Z3.6)
126.    Gillan Bwalya (ZAM), 2341, FM (Z4.3)
127.    G. Akash (IND), 2332, IM (Z3.7)
128.    Mikhail Markov (KGZ), 2305, untitled (Z3.4)

All players are grandmasters unless indicated otherwise.

Qualification pathsEdit

Prominent non-participantsEdit

Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, and Veselin Topalov qualified for the event, but they declined to participate. The only other player from the world's top 30 who did not participate is Ding Liren.[6] Levon Aronian (who declined to play in 2009 and 2011) and Vladimir Kramnik (who had never played in a Chess World Cup) chose to participate because FIDE made participation in either the Chess World Cup or the FIDE Grand Prix series mandatory for qualification to the 2014 Candidates Tournament through rating.[7]

Post-tournament opinionsEdit

In particular, Alexander Grischuk was decidedly negative about the organization, as was noted coach Vladimir Chuchelov.[8][9]

CalendarEdit

Round Regular games Tiebreaks
Round 1 11–12 August 13 August
Round 2 14–15 August 16 August
Round 3 17–18 August 19 August
Round 4 20–21 August 22 August
Quarterfinals 23–24 August 25 August
Semifinals 26–27 August 28 August
Final 30 August – 2 September 3 September

Results, rounds 1–4Edit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
1   Levon Aronian 2
128   Mikhail Markov 0
1   Levon Aronian 3
64   Igor Lysyj 1
64   Igor Lysyj
65   Andrei Istrățescu ½
1   Levon Aronian ½
32   Evgeny Tomashevsky
32   Evgeny Tomashevsky 5
97   Alejandro Ramírez 4
32   Evgeny Tomashevsky
33   Wesley So ½
33   Wesley So
96   Alexander Ipatov ½
32   Evgeny Tomashevsky
16   Alexander Morozevich
16   Alexander Morozevich
113   Bator Sambuev
16   Alexander Morozevich
80   Rafael Leitão ½
49   Ernesto Inarkiev
80   Rafael Leitão
16   Alexander Morozevich
17   Nikita Vitiugov
17   Nikita Vitiugov 2
112   Conrad Holt 0
17   Nikita Vitiugov
48   Markus Ragger ½
48   Markus Ragger
81   Ivan Popov

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
8   Gata Kamsky
121   Lou Yiping
8   Gata Kamsky 3
57   Aleksandr Shimanov 1
57   Aleksandr Shimanov
72   Gawain Jones
8   Gata Kamsky
89   Jon Ludvig Hammer ½
25   David Navara
104   Sandro Mareco ½
25   David Navara 1
89   Jon Ludvig Hammer 3
40   Sergei Movsesian
89   Jon Ludvig Hammer
8   Gata Kamsky
9   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov ½
9   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
120   Samy Shoker ½
9   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
56   Maxim Matlakov
56   Maxim Matlakov
73   Jan Smeets ½
9   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
105   Wei Yi
24   Ian Nepomniachtchi ½
105   Wei Yi
105   Wei Yi
41   Alexei Shirov ½
41   Alexei Shirov 4
88   Hou Yifan 2

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
4   Alexander Grischuk 2
125   Igor Bjelobrk 0
4   Alexander Grischuk
68   Dariusz Świercz ½
61   Vadim Zvjaginsev
68   Dariusz Świercz
4   Alexander Grischuk
29   Lê Quang Liêm
29   Lê Quang Liêm 2
100   Oliver Barbosa 0
29   Lê Quang Liêm
36   Francisco Vallejo Pons
36   Francisco Vallejo Pons 2
93   Diego Flores 0
29   Lê Quang Liêm
13   Peter Svidler
13   Peter Svidler 3
116   Anna Ushenina 1
13   Peter Svidler
52   Victor Bologan
52   Victor Bologan
77   Zbyněk Hráček
13   Peter Svidler
20   Teimour Radjabov ½
20   Teimour Radjabov
109   Jorge Cori
20   Teimour Radjabov 4
45   Lázaro Bruzón 2
45   Lázaro Bruzón 3
84   Evgeniy Najer 1

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
5   Sergey Karjakin
124   Ali Sebbar ½
5   Sergey Karjakin
60   Krishnan Sasikiran
60   Krishnan Sasikiran
69   Constantin Lupulescu
5   Sergey Karjakin
37   Pavel Eljanov
28   Dmitry Jakovenko 2
101   Mark Paragua 0
28   Dmitry Jakovenko ½
37   Pavel Eljanov
37   Pavel Eljanov
92   Sabino Brunello ½
5   Sergey Karjakin 1
21   Dmitry Andreikin 3
12   Wang Hao
117   Liu Qingnan ½
12   Wang Hao 1
53   Alexey Dreev 3
53   Alexey Dreev
76   Sergei Azarov
53   Alexey Dreev 2
21   Dmitry Andreikin 4
21   Dmitry Andreikin
108   Pouria Darini
21   Dmitry Andreikin
85   Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son ½
44   Vladimir Akopian ½
85   Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
2   Fabiano Caruana
127   G. Akash ½
2   Fabiano Caruana
63   Yu Yangyi ½
63   Yu Yangyi 3
66   Alexander Beliavsky 1
2   Fabiano Caruana 3
31   Vladimir Malakhov 1
31   Vladimir Malakhov
98   Eric Hansen ½
31   Vladimir Malakhov 3
34   Laurent Fressinet 1
34   Laurent Fressinet
95   Larry Christiansen ½
2   Fabiano Caruana 2
50   Julio Granda 0
15   Peter Leko
114   Leif Erlend Johannessen ½
15   Peter Leko ½
50   Julio Granda
50   Julio Granda 5
79   Hrant Melkumyan 4
50   Julio Granda
18   Anish Giri
18   Anish Giri
111   Salem Saleh ½
18   Anish Giri 2
47   Li Chao 0
47   Li Chao
82   Evgeny Postny

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
7   Boris Gelfand
122   Ziaur Rahman ½
7   Boris Gelfand
71   Anton Filippov ½
58   Evgeny Romanov ½
71   Anton Filippov
7   Boris Gelfand
39   Alexander Moiseenko ½
26   Étienne Bacrot 2
103   Simen Agdestein 0
26   Étienne Bacrot
39   Alexander Moiseenko
39   Alexander Moiseenko w/o
90   Ahmed Adly[10]w/d
7   Boris Gelfand
23   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
10   Leinier Domínguez 2
119   Essam El-Gindy 0
10   Leinier Domínguez
55   Alexander Onischuk ½
55   Alexander Onischuk
74   Eduardo Iturrizaga ½
10   Leinier Domínguez ½
23   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
23   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2
106   Alexander Shabalov 0
23   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2
87   Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suárez 0
42   Judit Polgár ½
87   Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suárez

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
3   Vladimir Kramnik 2
126   Gillan Bwalya 0
3   Vladimir Kramnik
67   Mikhail Kobalia
62   Denis Khismatullin
67   Mikhail Kobalia
3   Vladimir Kramnik 3
30   Alexander Areshchenko 1
30   Alexander Areshchenko
99   Gregory Kaidanov ½
30   Alexander Areshchenko
94   Rubén Felgaer ½
35   Alexander Riazantsev
94   Rubén Felgaer
3   Vladimir Kramnik
19   Vassily Ivanchuk ½
14   Michael Adams
115   Wan Yunguo
14   Michael Adams
51   Yuriy Kryvoruchko
51   Yuriy Kryvoruchko 4
78   Parimarjan Negi 2
51   Yuriy Kryvoruchko 1
19   Vassily Ivanchuk 3
19   Vassily Ivanchuk
110   Jan-Krzysztof Duda ½
19   Vassily Ivanchuk 2
83   Ray Robson 0
46   Andrei Volokitin 0
83   Ray Robson 2

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
            
6   Hikaru Nakamura 2
123   Deysi Cori 0
6   Hikaru Nakamura
59   Eltaj Safarli ½
59   Eltaj Safarli
70   Bassem Amin
6   Hikaru Nakamura 2
102   Baskaran Adhiban 0
27   Evgeny Alekseev 3
102   Baskaran Adhiban 5
102   Baskaran Adhiban
91   Alexandr Fier ½
38   Radosław Wojtaszek
91   Alexandr Fier
6   Hikaru Nakamura ½
22   Anton Korobov
11   Ruslan Ponomariov
118   Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen ½
11   Ruslan Ponomariov 4
75   Daniil Dubov 5
54   Sergey Fedorchuk 0
75   Daniil Dubov 2
75   Daniil Dubov
22   Anton Korobov
22   Anton Korobov 3
107   Vasif Durarbayli 1
22   Anton Korobov 3
43   Baadur Jobava 1
43   Baadur Jobava 3
86   Martyn Kravtsiv 1

Results, rounds 5–7Edit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
32   Evgeny Tomashevsky
8   Gata Kamsky ½
32   Evgeny Tomashevsky
21   Dmitry Andreikin
13   Peter Svidler
21   Dmitry Andreikin
21   Dmitry Andreikin
3   Vladimir Kramnik
2   Fabiano Caruana
23   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
23   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
3   Vladimir Kramnik
3   Vladimir Kramnik
22   Anton Korobov ½

Final, 30 August – 2 SeptemberEdit

Seed Name July rating 1 2 3 4 Total
21   Dmitry Andreikin (RUS) 2727 0 ½ ½ ½
3   Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) 2784 1 ½ ½ ½

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Cup 2013". Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Working visit in Tromso". FIDE. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  3. ^ Doggers, Peter (2 September 2013). "Kramnik wins Tromsø World Cup". ChessVibes. Archived from the original on 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Regulations for the FIDE World Chess Cup 2013" (PDF). FIDE. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Starting list". chessworldcup2013.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  6. ^ Doggers, Peter (15 July 2013). "World Cup: the pairings are there!". ChessVibes. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  7. ^ "FIDE World Cup in Tromsø begins on Sunday". ChessBase News. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  8. ^ Grischuk Criticizes Organisation of World Cup in Tromso (Chess-News)
  9. ^ "These Were the Worst Conditions I Have Experienced In Last Ten Years" (Chuchelov, Chess-News)
  10. ^ "Ahmed Adly was denied permission to travel to World Cup". Chessdom. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.

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