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World Cup: Alekseev, Movsesian & Wojtaszek Eliminated in Tiebreaks

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  • on 13.08.13 15:56.

Evgeny Alekseev of Russia, Sergei Movsesian of Armenia and Radek Wojtaszek of Poland are the strongest players to get eliminated in the tiebreaks of the FIDE World Cup's first round. Alekseev lost to Baskaran Adhiban of India, Wojtaszek went down against Alexander Fier of Brazil and Sergei Movsesian couldn't do it against local hero Jon Ludvig Hammer.

On Tuesday almost half of the field, 56 players, entered the playing hall with the same thought: this could be the last time, or I'll be staying here for at least another two days. Many lower-rated players booked their return tickets for Wednesday, and all of them would be happy to change it!

Only one Norwegian grandmaster needed to do just that: Jon Ludvig Hammer. While he got "hammered" most of the time at the Norway Chess tournament back in May, in Tromsø he managed to eliminate one of the 2700 grandmasters: Sergei Movsesian, who switched back to the Armenian federation last year.

In his interview with ChessVibes Hammer admitted that his piece sacrifice in the first rapid game was not correct, but it worked:


Another upset was seen in the match between Evgeny Alekseev (Russia, 2710) and Baskaran Adhiban (India, 2567). After the two exchanged wins in the rapid section and drew both "semi-blitz" games (10 minutes plus 10 seconds increment, but played with rapid rules so e.g. an illegal move does not immediately lose), the first real blitz game (5 minutes plus three seconds increment) saw a dramatic finish. Alekseev missed several wins, including a mate in four with 52.Bd6, and even lost on time.

After this dramatic affair. Alekseev didn't stand a chance in the second game:

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The talk of the town was the match Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) vs. Jorge Cori (Peru). It was already quite an achievement for the 17-year-old Peruvian grandmaster to reach the tiebreaks, and he even won the first rapid game:

Radjabov then levelled the score:

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What happened next was food for discussion for the rest of the day: Cori forfeited his first blitz game for arriving too late at the board! He decided to appeal, because he had heard the arbiter saying that the next game would start 6:50 ("six fifty") while the actual starting time was 6:15 ("six fifteen"). Initially Cori withdrew his appeal when he was told that, in case he would lose, he would not get back the obligatory $500 deposit. But then Susan Polgar sponsored the money, Cori filed it anyway...

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but eventually the appeal was rejected by the Appeals Committee.

The two young Chinese IMs who had made such a good impression were both eliminated by 2700 opponents. Especially Lou Yiping put up a great fight as he managed to draw both rapid games with Gata Kamsky. The U.S. Champion then won with Black, and drew with White.

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Michael Adams drew his first game with Wan Yunguo, and then won with a typical knight sac:

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Hou Yifan can join her compatriots on the way back to China; she lost to Alexei Shirov despite winning the first rapid game:


Shirov won the next rapid game with White, and also the two 10+10 games. In the interview below, the Latvian GM admits that he was surprised how he managed to win the first one:

Alexandr Fier of Brazil beat Radek Wojtaszek 1.5-0.5 in the rapid games, which can also be called an upset. Here's the first game, and another interview:



Two matches were decided in the Armageddon game: Evgeny Tomashevsky beat Alejandro Ramirez with White, and Julio Granda Zuniga won with Black against Hrant Melkumyan.

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The pairings for round 2 (Wednesday, 3pm local time) are Lysyj-Aronian, Caruana-Yu Yangyi, Kobalia-Kramnik, Grischuk-Swiercz, Sasikiran-Karjakin, Nakamura-Safarli, Filippov-Gelfand, Kamsky-Shimanov, Matlakov-Mamedyarov, Dominguez-Onischuk, Dubov-Ponomariov, Wang Hao-Dreev, Bologan-Svidler, Adams-Kryvoruchko, Granda-Leko, Morozevich-Leitao, Ragger-Vitiugov, Giri-Li Chao, Robson-Ivanchuk, Radjabov-Bruzon, Nguyen-Andreikin, Korobov-Jobava, Ortiz Suarez-Vachier-Lagrave, Shirov-Wei Yi, Hammer-Navara, Bacrot-Moiseenko, Adhiban-Fier, Jakovenko-Eljanov, Vallejo Pons-Le Quang Liem, Areshchenko-Felgaer, Fressinet-Malakhov and Tomashevsky-So.

FIDE World Cup 2013 | Round 1 tiebreak results

  Fed Rtg G1 G2 G1 G2 G1 G2 G1 G2 SD Score
Lou Yiping CHN 2484 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½
Kamsky USA 2741 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½
Svidler RUS 2746 1 0 1 1 3
Ushenina UKR 2500 0 1 0 0 1
Wan Yunguo CHN 2512 ½ ½ ½ 0
Adams ENG 2740 ½ ½ ½ 1
Sambuev CAN 2524 1 0 0 0 1
Morozevich RUS 2739 0 1 1 1 3
J.Cori PER 2569 ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½
Radjabov AZE 2733 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½
Andreikin RUS 2716 ½ ½ 1 ½
Darini IRI 2535 ½ ½ 0 ½
Durarbayli AZE 2567 ½ ½ 0 0 1
Korobov UKR 2720 ½ ½ 1 1 3
Alekseev RUS 2710 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 0 0 3
Adhiban IND 2567 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 5
Ramirez USA 2588 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 0 0 4
Tomashevsky RUS 2706 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 0 1 1 5
Riazantsev RUS 2700 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½
Felgaer ARG 2586 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½
Fier BRA 2595 ½ ½ 1 ½
Wojtaszek POL 2701 ½ ½ 0 ½
Hammer NOR 2605 ½ ½ 1 ½
Movsesian ARM 2699 ½ ½ 0 ½
Shirov LAT 2696 ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 4
Hou Yifan CHN 2609 ½ ½ 1 0 0 0 2
Jobava GEO 2696 1 0 1 1 3
Kravtsiv UKR 2607 0 1 0 0 1
Bruzon CUB 2698 ½ ½ 1 1 3
Najer RUS 2626 ½ ½ 0 0 1
Li Chao CHN 2693 ½ ½ 1 ½
Postny ISR 2628 ½ ½ 0 ½
Popov RUS 2644 1 0 0 ½
Ragger AUT 2680 0 1 1 ½
Inarkiev RUS 2693 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0
Leitao BRA 2632 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1
Melkumyan ARM 2632 ½ ½ 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
Granda PER 2664 ½ ½ 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 5
Kryvoruchko UKR 2678 0 1 0 1 1 1 4
Negi IND 2643 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Hracek CZE 2635 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0
Bologan MDA 2672 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1
Dreev RUS 2668 ½ ½ 1 ½
Azarov BLR 2636 ½ ½ 0 ½
Shimanov RUS 2655 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1
Jones ENG 2645 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0
Safarli AZE 2660 0 1 0 1 1 ½
Amin EGY 2652 1 0 1 0 0 ½
Lupulescu ROU 2634 ½ ½ ½ 0
Sasikiran IND 2660 ½ ½ ½ 1
Zvjaginsev RUS 2659 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0
Swiercz POL 2654 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1
Kobalia RUS 2651 ½ ½ 1 ½
Khismatullin RUS 2653 ½ ½ 0 ½
Yu Yangyi CHN 2662 ½ ½ 1 1 3
Beliavsky SLO 2651 ½ ½ 0 0 1


Held every two years, the World Cup is part of the World Championship cycle. The winner and the runner-up will qualify for the 2014 Candidates Tournament. The World Cup takes place August 10th-September 3rd in Tromsø, Norway. Photos by Paul Truong courtesy of the official website; games via TWIC.

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  • vor 13 Monate

    hefnyyehya

    bello

  • vor 13 Monate

    albatrosses

    Radjabov is a loser. His attitude towards Carlsen is hostile and now, he claims a win by forfeit. Should have played that game with Cori.

  • vor 13 Monate

    Twobit

    It seems Radjabov is still struggling... (against J. Cori, of 2569)

  • vor 13 Monate

    drumdaddy

    The Hammer put a dent in the World Cup. Bxh6 just exploded black's kingside for the mating net.

  • vor 14 Monate

    bagduk

    hammer, hammered mosesian...good job!

  • vor 14 Monate

    rupnaylak

    Changing of the guard in zviaginstev - swiercz!

  • vor 14 Monate

    PhilipN

    @Rorschach1985:  I know what you're saying (seems weird since last time, Judit made the quarterfinals!), but I watched most of the live feed, and WOW did Hou Yifan make it an epic showdown against Alexei Shirov!

  • vor 14 Monate

    -_KNiGHt_-

    This really is awesome.  Norway is the place to be right now.  

     

    =)

  • vor 14 Monate

    rorschach1985

    Four female players....and none make it past the first round. :-(

  • vor 14 Monate

    roblarcce

    well done brazilians :)

  • vor 14 Monate

    Steve212000

    Hammer is still with Chess.com,right?

  • vor 14 Monate

    FM chesskingdreamer

    nice

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