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FIDE World Cup Preview

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  • on 08/08/13 14:38.

Another big event is about to begin: the FIDE World Cup in Tromsø, Norway. The clocks will be started on Sunday at 15:00 CET for the first games of the first round. As always, the tournament is a knockout with 128 players; among the participants are Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand and Gata Kamsky. The prize fund is 1.6 million Euros.

The FIDE World Cup is part of the World Championship cycle. It is held every two years, and according to the regulations, the winner and the runner up will qualify to the Candidates stage of the World Championship cycle 2012-2014. If there is a 3rd place qualification, a match will be organized together, and with the same terms, with the final match of the World Cup to decide the 3rd place.

The last four editions were held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. This year the host city is Tromsø, the largest city in Northern Norway and the second largest city anywhere north of the Arctic Circle. "Its population of 71,000 is boosted by 9,500 students attending the University of Tromsø, giving this modern city a youthful and spirited vibe. Tromsø is situated on an urban island, amid beautiful nature, fantastic fjords and dramatic mountain peaks," writes the official website.

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There are 128 players and seven rounds, the last being the final between two players.  In rounds 1-6 the players play two classical games, and if necessary a rapid and blitz playoff. In round 7 the players play four classical games, and if necessary a rapid and blitz playoff.

Chess.com/TV

Chess.com will provide live commentary on the second day of every round, when the most exciting (and decisive) games will be played. At the moment, commentary is scheduled for Monday, August 12th, Thursday, August 15th, Sunday, August 18th, Wednesday, August 21st, and Saturday, August 24th. More info here!

Time control

The time control is 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. The tiebreaks start with two games of 25 minutes for each player with an addition of 10 seconds after each move. If the score is 1-1, another mini-match of two games will be played with a time control of 10 minutes plus 10 seconds increment after each move. If the score is 2-2, another mini-match of two games will be played with a time control of 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment after each move. If the score is 3-3, an Armageddon game will decide with 5 minutes for White and 4 minutes for Black who has draw odds. (In this game, from move 61 there will be a 3-second increment).

Prizes

Round Prize Subtotal
Round 1 losers: 64 x USD 6,000 (net 4,800) USD 384,000
Round 2 losers: 32 x USD 10,000 (net 8,000) USD 320,000
Round 3 losers: 16 x USD 16,000 (net 12,800) USD 256,000
Round 4 losers: 8 x USD 25,000 (net 20,000) USD 200,000
Round 5 losers: 4 x USD 35,000 (net 28,000) USD 140,000
Round 6 losers: 2 x USD 50,000 (net 40,000) USD 100,000
Runner-up: 1 x USD 80,000 (net 64,000) USD 80,000
World Cup winner: 1 x USD 120,000 (net 96,000) USD 120,000
Total   USD 1,600,000

Players

The World Cup is a knockout event that starts with 128 players. They qualified as follows (in order of priority): World Champion + 4 semi-finalists from the World Cup 2011, the Women's World Champion, the World Junior U-20 Champions 2011 & 2012, 18 rated players, 92 players from Continental Championships, 6 FIDE President nominees and 4 organiser nominees.

Only three super grandmasters are not playing: World Champion Viswanathan Anand, his opponent in the next world title Magnus Carlsen, and the winner of the 2012-2013 Grand Prix series, Veselin Topalov. 

Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik, who have skipped World Cups in the past, need to play this year. The current FIDE regulations state that players can only qualify on rating for the 2014 Candidates Tournament if they have participated in the FIDE Grand Prix series or the World Cup, and Aronian and Kramnik said no to the GP.

a) World Cup 2011 semi-finalists:
01. P. Svidler (RUS)
02. A. Grischuk (RUS)
03. V. Ivanchuk (UKR)
04. R. Ponomariov (UKR)

b) Women's World Champion 2012:
05. A. Ushenina (UKR)

c) Junior World Champions 2011 & 2012:
06. D. Swiercz (POL)
07. A. Ipatov (TUR)

d) From FIDE Rating List, average 3/2012 up to 1/2013:
08. L. Aronian (ARM) 2816,22
09. V. Kramnik (RUS) 2798,88
10. T. Radjabov (AZE) 2789,22
11. S. Karjakin (RUS) 2777,44
12. F. Caruana (ITA) 2775,44
13. H. Nakamura (USA) 2772,77
14. A. Morozevich (RUS) 2760,44
15. G. Kamsky (USA) 2748,55
16. S. Mamedyarov (AZE) 2744,88
17. Wang Hao (CHN) 2739,11
18. B. Gelfand (ISR) 2738,44
19. P. Leko (HUN) 2731,11
20. E. Tomashevsky (RUS) 2728,77
21. L. Dominguez (CUB) 2727,44
22. M. Adams (ENG) 2721,66
23. R. Wojtaszek (POL) 2721,55
24. A. Giri (NED) 2715,33
25. I. Nepomniachtchi (RUS) 2709,00
26. A. Shirov (LAT) 2708,33

e) 46 players from European Championships 2012 & 2013:
27. D. Jakovenko (RUS) 2012
28. L. Fressinet (FRA) 2012
29. V. Malakhov (RUS) 2012
30. D. Andreikin (RUS) 2012
31. E. Inarkiev (RUS) 2012
32. M. Matlakov (RUS) 2012
33. V. Bologan (MDA) 2012
34. F. Vallejo Pons (ESP) 2012
35. Y. Kryvoruchko (UKR) 2012
36. S. Azarov (BLR) 2012
37. E. Najer (RUS) 2012
38. V. Akopian (ARM) 2012
39. A. Volokitin (UKR) 2012
40. J. Smeets (NED) 2012
41. C.B. Gawain Jones (ENG) 2012
42. N. Vitiugov (RUS) 2012
43. E. Bacrot (FRA) 2012
44. A. Dreev (RUS) 2012
45. D. Khismatullin (RUS) 2012
46. M. Kobalia (RUS) 2012
47. V. Durarbeyli (AZE) 2012
48. A. Riazantsev (RUS) 2012
49. B. Jobava (GEO) 2012
50. A. Moiseenko (UKR) 2013
51. E. Alekseev (RUS) 2013
52. E. Romanov (RUS) 2013
53. A. Beliavsky (SLO) 2013
54. C. Lupulescu (ROU) 2013
55. S. Movsesian (ARM) 2013
56. H. Melkumyan (ARM) 2013
57. A. Korobov (UKR) 2013
58. I. Lysyj (RUS) 2013
59. A. Shimanov (RUS) 2013
60. A. Areshchenko (UKR) 2013
61. P. Eljanov (UKR) 2013
62. M. Kravtsiv (UKR) 2013
63. D. Dubov (RUS) 2013
64. M. Ragger (AUT) 2013
65. Z. Hracek (CZE) 2013
66. I. Popov (RUS) 2013
67. S. Brunello (ITA) 2013
68. S. A. Fedorchuk (UKR) 2013
69. E. Postny (ISR) 2013
70. V. Zvjaginsev (RUS) 2013
71. A. Istratescu (FRA) 2013
72. E. Safarli (AZE) 2013

f) 20 players from Americas:
73. G. Kaidanov (USA) Continental 2012
74. J. Granda Zuniga (PER) Continental 2012
75. A. Shabalov (USA) Continental 2012
76. E. Hansen (CAN) Continental 2012
77. A. Ramirez (USA) Zonal 2.1
78. A. Onischuk (USA) Zonal 2.1
79. C. Holt (USA) Zonal 2.1
80. L. M. Christiansen (USA) Zonal 2.1
81. R. Robson (USA) Zonal 2.1
82. I. R. Ortiz Suarez (CUB) Continental 2013
83. D. Flores (ARG) Continental 2013
84. J. Cori (PER) Continental 2013
85. D. Cori T. (PER) Continental 2013
86. R. Felgaer (ARG) Zonal 2.5
87. S. Mareco (ARG) Zonal 2.5
88. R. Leitao (BRA) Zonal 2.4
89. A. Fier (BRA) Zonal 2.4
90. B. Sambuev (CAN) Zonal 2.2
91. L. Bruzon (CUB) Zonal 2.3
92. E. Iturrizaga (VEN) Zonal 2.3

g) 20 players from Asia/Oceania:
93. Negi Parimarjan (IND) Continental 2012
94. Yu Yangyi (CHN) Continental 2012
95. Salem A. R. Saleh (UAE) Continental 2012
96. Liu Qingnan (CHN) Continental 2012
97. Oliver Barbosa (PHI) Continental 2012
98. Nguyen Ngoc Trung Son (VIE) Zonal 3.3
99. Wesley So (PHI) Zonal 3.3
100. G. Akash (IND) Zonal 3.7
101. Z. Rahman (BAN) Zonal 3.2
102. Lou Yiping (CHN) Zonal 3.5
103. Wan Yunguo (CHN) Zonal 3.5
104. Li Chao B (CHN) Continental 2013
105. M. Paragua (PHI) Continental 2013
106. Le Quang Liem (VIE) Continental 2013
107. B. Adhiban (IND) Continental 2013
108. K. Sasikiran (IND) Continental 2013
109. I. Bjelobrk (AUS) Zonal 3.6
110. Darini Pouria (IRI) Zonal 3.1
111. A. Filippov (UZB) Zonal 3.4
112. M. Markov (KGZ) Zonal 3.4

h) 6 players from Africa:
113. Amin Bassem (EGY) Continental 2013
114. A. Adly (EGY) Continental 2013*
115. E. El Gindy (EGY) Continental 2013
116. Ali Sebbar (MAR) Zonal 4.1
117. S. Shoker (EGY) Zonal 4.2
118. Gillian Bwalya (ZAM) Zonal 4.3

i) 6 nominees of the FIDE President:
119. M. Vachier-Lagrave (FRA)
120. Hou Yifan (CHN)
121. J. Polgar (HUN)
122. D. Navara (CZE)
123. J-K. Duda (POL)
124. Wei Yi (CHN)

j) 4 nominees of the local Organising Committee:
125. Jon Ludvig Hammer (NOR)
126. Simen Agdestein (NOR)
127. Leif Erlend Johannessen (NOR)
128. Torbjorn Ringdal Hansen (NOR)

* According to The Chess Drum, Ahmed Adly of Egypt cannot participate because of an obligatory service to the Egyptian Army.

World Cup 2013 | Pairings round 1

Seed Name - Seed Name
1 Levon Aronian - 128 Mikhail Markov
64 Igor Lysyj - 65 Andrei Istratescu
32 Evgeny Tomashevsky - 97 Alejandro Ramirez
33 Wesley So - 96 Alexander Ipatov
16 Alexander Morozevich - 113 Bator Sambuev
49 Ernesto Inarkiev - 80 Rafael Leitao
17 Nikita Vitiugov - 112 Conrad Holt
48 Markus Ragger - 81 Ivan Popov
8 Gata Kamsky - 121 Lou Yiping
57 Aleksandr Shimanov - 72 Gawain Jones
25 David Navara - 104 Sandro Mareco
40 Sergei Movsesian - 89 Jon Ludvig Hammer
9 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 120 Samy Shoker
56 Maxim Matlakov - 73 Jan Smeets
24 Ian Nepomniachtchi - 105 Wei Yi
41 Alexei Shirov - 88 Hou Yifan
4 Alexander Grischuk - 125 Igor Bjelobrk
61 Vadim Zvjaginsev - 68 Dariusz Swiercz
29 Le Quang Liem - 100 Oliver Barbosa
36 Francisco Vallejo Pons - 93 Diego Flores
13 Peter Svidler - 116 Anna Ushenina
52 Victor Bologan - 77 Zbynek Hracek
20 Teimour Radjabov - 109 Jorge Cori
45 Lazaro Bruzon - 84 Evgeniy Najer
5 Sergey Karjakin - 124 Ali Sebbar
60 Krishnan Sasikiran - 69 Constantin Lupulescu
28 Dmitry Jakovenko - 101 Mark Paragua
37 Pavel Eljanov - 92 Sabino Brunello
12 Wang Hao - 117 Liu Qingnan
53 Alexey Dreev - 76 Sergei Azarov
21 Dmitry Andreikin - 108 Darini Pouria
44 Vladimir Akopian - 85 Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son
2 Fabiano Caruana - 127 G. Akash
63 Yu Yangyi - 66 Alexander Beliavsky
31 Vladimir Malakhov - 98 Eric Hansen
34 Laurent Fressinet - 95 Larry Christiansen
15 Peter Leko - 114 Leif Erlend Johannessen
50 Julio Granda Zuniga - 79 Hrant Melkumyan
18 Anish Giri - 111 Saleh Salem
47 Li Chao - 82 Evgeny Postny
7 Boris Gelfand - 122 Ziaur Rahman
58 Evgeny Romanov - 71 Anton Filippov
26 Etienne Bacrot - 103 Simen Agdestein
39 Alexander Moiseenko - 90 Ahmed Adly?
10 Leinier Dominguez Perez - 119 Essam El Gindy
55 Alexander Onischuk - 74 Eduardo Iturrizaga
23 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 106 Alexander Shabalov
42 Judit Polgar - 87 Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez
3 Vladimir Kramnik - 126 Gillan Bwalya
62 Denis Khismatullin - 67 Mikhail Kobalia
30 Alexander Areshchenko - 99 Gregory Kaidanov
35 Alexander Riazantsev - 94 Ruben Felgaer
14 Michael Adams - 115 Wan Yunguo
51 Yuriy Kryvoruchko - 78 Parimarjan Negi
19 Vassily Ivanchuk - 110 Jan-Krzysztof Duda
46 Andrei Volokitin - 83 Ray Robson
6 Hikaru Nakamura - 123 Deysi Cori
59 Eltaj Safarli - 70 Bassem Amin
27 Evgeny Alekseev - 102 Baskaran Adhiban
38 Radoslaw Wojtaszek - 91 Alexandr Fier
11 Ruslan Ponomariov - 118 Torbjorn Ringdal Hansen
54 Sergey Fedorchuk - 75 Daniil Dubov
22 Anton Korobov - 107 Vasif Durarbayli
43 Baadur Jobava - 86 Martyn Kravtsiv

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  • 16 mesi fa

    Ocapi777

    go Boris Gelfand!!!!!! sorry IIArko :(

  • 16 mesi fa

    friendjonny

    Does anybody know where to find a printable bracket for this tournament?

  • 16 mesi fa

    Bershevsky

    Wesley So. 63 games and no loss todate. Hope he wins.

  • 16 mesi fa

    IIArko

    though oppornent ''Boris Gelfand''
    wish you all the best '''' ZIAUR RAHMAN'' zone 3.2 winner

  • 16 mesi fa

    Marcokim

    If you imagine that the weakest players are probably IMs or strong FMs.... thats a scary tournament!

  • 16 mesi fa

    cimzowitsch

    33,16,19...let's roll Chucky..Sealed

  • 16 mesi fa

    peacefulblue

    Go Wesley So and Oliver Barbosa! Also Go Hikaru Nakamura!

  • 16 mesi fa

    P_G_M

    The first three rounds will be a blood bath by the top ten, OUCH!!!

  • 16 mesi fa

    friendjonny

    SmileyMileyMooDoo, round six losers take home $50,000. It says 2xUSD 50,000 which equals a subtotal of $100,000. 

  • 16 mesi fa

    SmileyMileyMooMoo

    Round 6 losers take home 100,000.

    Runner up takes home 80,000.

    ?

    Oh yeah. :) Thanks friendjonny!

  • 16 mesi fa

    Roeczak

    Where is Rich Rapport?

  • 16 mesi fa

    k2harry

    Lets hope it turns out enjoyable !

  • 16 mesi fa

    DarkKnight013

    Great comp. It will be very interesting to follow and see some amazing games and results.

  • 16 mesi fa

    quintessentiald

    @PhilipN - Thanks, of course I understand it's impossible to predict. I just wanted to start that conversation because this is chess March Madness - and I would have loved to see a bracket challenge.

  • 16 mesi fa

    ErwinSachs

    Excellent tournament...what I wouldn't give to actually be there.

  • 16 mesi fa

    PhilipN

    Oh, and Sergey Karjakin's first-round opponent doesn't have a FIDE title, either.

  • 16 mesi fa

    PhilipN

    @Quintessentiald:  I've watched several Chess World Cups; in fact, they're my main consolation prize for years when there are no summer or winter Olympics, and I have learned this:  There are no likely major upsets.  It's incredibly likely there will be a few major upsets (e.g. Sam Shankland knocking out Peter Leko in the first round of the 2011 edition), given the sheer number of first-round matchups (64), but it's impossible to predict which big names will go down in flames!  That being said, it's really easy to think that certain matchups in particular seem particularly exempt from this, such as Lev Aronian playing an untitled opponent.

  • 16 mesi fa

    PhilipN

    I see they borrowed the logo for this event from the Tetris World CupTongue Out

  • 16 mesi fa

    quintessentiald

    What are the likely upsets?

  • 16 mesi fa

    Sahasrara

    Great opportunity for those rising stars!

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