Sunday, September 4, 2011

2011 FIDE World Cup

Oh yeah - here's what some of the dudes did:

My man, Morozevich, offered Grischuk a draw in Game 2, accepted with some shock on Grischuk's part, and he's out of the World Cup.  Oh Moro!  Hey, I totally understand.  You play chess like I wish I could, sigh.

The last U.S. player standing, Gata Kamsky, is going to tie-breaks, along with a hell of a lot of other top players.  Holy Hathor!
Round 3 Match 02
Ivanchuk, Vassily (UKR)011
Sutovsky, Emil (ISR)101
Round 3 Match 03
Zherebukh, Yaroslav (UKR)½½1
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (AZE)½½1
Round 3 Match 04
Ponomariov, Ruslan (UKR)½½1
Efimenko, Zahar (UKR)½½1

Round 3 Match 08
Kamsky, Gata (USA)101
Nepomniachtchi, Ian (RUS)011
Round 3 Match 09
Caruana, Fabiano (ITA)½½1
Svidler, Peter (RUS)½½1

Round 3 Match 11
Potkin, Vladimir (RUS)½½1
Vitiugov, Nikita (RUS)½½1
Round 3 Match 12
Parligras, Mircea-Emilian (ROU)½½1
Nielsen, Peter Heine (DEN)½½1
Round 3 Match 13
Le, Quang Liem (VIE)½½1
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro (CUB)½½1
Round 3 Match 14
Navara, David (CZE)½½1
Moiseenko, Alexander (UKR)½½1

Round 3 Match 16
Dominguez Perez, Leinier (CUB)101
Lysyj, Igor (RUS)011

So, 20 players are going into tie-breaks tomorrow.  Eek!  Quick, somebody, what the hell is Kamsky's record in rapid chess and faster play-offs?  What is Nepomniachtchi's record? 

Of the 16 pairs going into today's game, only 6 had clear results to advance to Round 4, including the last woman standing, GM Judit Polgar.  GO JUDIT! 

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