FIDE World Chess Cup 2009 in Khanty-Mansiysk begins

11/21/2009 – Suffering from withdrawal after Nanjing and the Tal Memorial? Do not worry, the next top tournament has just started. It is the FIDE World Cup in Central Russia, a seven-stage knockout with 128 players in the starting ranks and a total prize fund of US $1.6 million. The event is an integral part of the World Championship Cycle 2009-2011. Participants and schedule.

ChessBase 14 Download ChessBase 14 Download

Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. Start your personal success story with ChessBase 14 and enjoy your chess even more!


Along with the ChessBase 14 program you can access the Live Database of 8 million games, and receive three months of free ChesssBase Account Premium membership and all of our online apps! Have a look today!

More...

The FIDE World Chess Cup is taking place in Khanty-Mansiysk from November 20th to December 15th 2009. It is a seven-round knockout event with six rounds of matches comprising two games per round, with the winners progressing to the next round. The final seventh round consists of four games. 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. Games start at 15:00h local time, which is GMT +5 hours = 11:00 a.m. European time = 5 a.m. New York.

Tiebreaks: In case of a tie four tie-break games are played, with a time control of 25 minutes for each player with an addition of 10 seconds after each move. If the score is still tied a match of two games is played, with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds increment after each move. In case of a level score, the same match is repeated. If still there is no winner after five such matches (total ten games), a single decisive sudden death game is played, according to the following rules: the player who wins the drawing of lots may choose the color. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the opponent with the black pieces receives four minutes, with both players receiving an increment of three seconds from move 61. In case of a draw the player with the black pieces is declared the winner.

The World Chess Cup is an integral part of the World Championship Cycle 2009-2011.

Prize fund for the World Cup

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

Total: US $1,600,000. A payment of 20% from the total prize fund is made to FIDE.

Schedule of the World Cup 2009:

Friday 20 November Opening Ceremony
Saturday 21 November Round 1- Game 1
Sunday 22 November Round 1 - Game 2
Monday 23 November Tiebreaks
Tuesday 24 November Round 2 - Game 1
Wednesday 25 November Round 2 - Game 2
Thursday 26 November Tiebreaks
Friday 27 November Round 3 - Game 1
Saturday 28 November Round 3 - Game 2
Sunday 29 November Tiebreaks
Monday 30 November Round 4 - Game 1
Tuesday 01 December Round 4 - Game 2
Wednesday 02 December Tiebreaks
 
Thursday 03 December Round 5 - Game 1
Friday 04 December Round 5 - Game 2
Saturday 05 December Tiebreaks
Sunday 06 December Round 6 - Game 1
Monday 07 December Round 6 - Game 2
Tuesday 08 December Tiebreaks
Wednesday 09 December Free Day
Thursday 10 December Round 7 - Game 1
Friday 11 December Round 7 - Game 2
Saturday 12 December Round 7 - Game 3
Sunday 13 December Round 7 - Game 4
Monday 14 December Tiebreaks / Closing
Tuesday 15 December Departures

The venue: Khanty-Mansiysk

The town is located about 1400 miles (2250 km) east of Moscow, just north of Kazakhstan, on the Irtysh River, 15 km from its confluence with the Ob. The name is pronounced "hanty-mansisk", with the first part rhyming with "hunty", the second pronounced "mun-sisk". If you are up to it, pronounce the initial "k" like the guttural "ch" in the German "Dach" or the Spanish "rojo". The Russian original is Ха́нты-Манси́йск.

The original place was called Samarovsky Yam, and was founded in 1637 by 50 horse-drivers with their families. They set up camp on the right bank of the Irtysh River, at the foot of steep mountains, with the thick cedar forest growing on them.The settlement became known as Samarovo, and the town of Khanty-Mansiysk originated from it.

Opening ceremony

The Opening Ceremony ook place in the House of Culture “Oktyabr” on 20 November. The Governor of Khanty Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra Alexander Filipenko and the Vice Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Zhukov welcomed the participants. Zhukov called Khanty Mansiysk one of the chess capitals in Russia. Beautiful chess palaces are to be constructed before the start of the Chess Olympiad in 2010, which is to be held in this city.


A brass band from Khanty-Mansiysk opens the ceremony


The obligatory black-and-white (and maroon) chess ballet


A performer on the stage


Costumed models in the lobby...


The club “Druzhba” with its chess fashion show “Yugra chess”...


... young and talented designers from Nyagany Elena Goncharova,...


...Elena Chernysh, Ob-yugorsk theatre “Solnze”.


Beautiful chess players – a game with puppets


Players and vistors stand for the national anthem

All photos courtesy of FIDE

Participants

1 GM Gelfand, Boris 2758 ISR 1968
2 GM Gashimov, Vugar 2758 AZE 1986
3 GM Svidler, Peter 2754 RUS 1976
4 GM Morozevich, Alexander 2750 RUS 1977
5 GM Radjabov, Teimour 2748 AZE 1987
6 GM Ivanchuk, Vassily 2739 UKR 1969
7 GM Ponomariov, Ruslan 2739 UKR 1983
8 GM Grischuk, Alexander 2736 RUS 1983
9 GM Jakovenko, Dmitry 2736 RUS 1983
10 GM Wang, Yue 2734 CHN 1987
11 GM Eljanov, Pavel 2729 UKR 1983
12 GM Karjakin, Sergey 2723 UKR 1990
13 GM Mamedyarov, Shak. 2719 AZE 1985
14 GM Shirov, Alexei 2719 ESP 1972
15 GM Dominguez, Leinier 2719 CUB 1983
16 GM Movsesian, Sergei 2718 SVK 1978
17 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Max. 2718 FRA 1990
18 GM Alekseev, Evgeny 2715 RUS 1985
19 GM Tomashevsky, Evgeny 2708 RUS 1987
20 GM Wang, Hao 2708 CHN 1989
21 GM Navara, David 2707 CZE 1985
22 GM Malakhov, Vladimir 2706 RUS 1980
23 GM Bacrot, Etienne 2700 FRA 1983
24 GM Rublevsky, Sergei 2697 RUS 1974
25 GM Jobava, Baadur 2696 GEO 1983
26 GM Motylev, Alexander 2695 RUS 1979
27 GM Kamsky, Gata 2695 USA 1974
28 GM Vitiugov, Nikita 2694 RUS 1987
29 GM Bologan, Viktor 2692 MDA 1971
30 GM Naiditsch, Arkadij 2689 GER 1985
31 GM Bu, Xiangzhi 2682 CHN 1985
32 GM Polgar, Judit 2680 HUN 1976
33 GM Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 2677 ROU 1976
34 GM Sargissian, Gabriel 2676 ARM 1983
35 GM Onischuk, Alexander 2672 USA 1975
36 GM Cheparinov, Ivan 2671 BUL 1986
37 GM Efimenko, Zahar 2668 UKR 1985
38 GM Sutovsky, Emil 2666 ISR 1977
39 GM Najer, Evgeniy 2666 RUS 1977
40 GM Tiviakov, Sergei 2664 NED 1973
41 GM Areshchenko, Alex. 2664 UKR 1986
42 GM Sasikiran, Krishnan 2664 IND 1981
43 GM Smirin, Ilia 2662 ISR 1968
44 GM Baklan, Vladimir 2655 UKR 1978
45 GM Ganguly, Surya 2654 IND 1983
46 GM Fier, Alexandr 2653 BRA 1988
47 GM Fressinet, Laurent 2653 FRA 1981
48 GM Meier, Georg 2653 GER 1987
49 GM Grachev, Boris 2652 RUS 1986
50 GM Caruana, Fabiano 2652 ITA 1992
51 GM Sokolov, Ivan 2652 NED 1968
52 GM Milov, Vadim 2652 SUI 1972
53 GM Timofeev, Artyom 2651 RUS 1985
54 GM Inarkiev, Ernesto 2645 RUS 1985
55 GM Savchenko, Boris 2644 RUS 1986
56 GM Kobalia, Mikhail 2643 RUS 1978
57 GM Tkachiev, Vladislav 2642 FRA 1973
58 GM Tregubov, Pavel V. 2642 RUS 1971
59 GM So, Wesley 2640 PHI 1993
60 GM Granda Zuniga, Julio 2640 PER 1967
61 GM Laznicka, Viktor 2637 CZE 1988
62 GM Andreikin, Dmitry 2636 RUS 1990
63 GM Mamedov, Rauf 2634 AZE 1988
64 GM Amonatov, Farrukh 2631 TJK 1978
 
65 GM Volkov, Sergey 2629 RUS 1974
66 GM Zhou, Jianchao 2629 CHN 1988
67 GM Nyback, Tomi 2628 FIN 1985
68 GM Papaioannou, Ioannis 2628 GRE 1976
69 GM Sakaev, Konstantin 2626 RUS 1974
70 GM Guseinov, Gadir 2625 AZE 1986
71 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 2624 USA 1983
72 GM Le, Quang Liem 2624 VIE 1991
73 GM Sandipan, Chanda 2623 IND 1983
74 GM Shulman, Yuri 2623 USA 1975
75 GM Gustafsson, Jan 2622 GER 1979
76 GM Leitao, Rafael 2621 BRA 1979
77 GM Negi, Parimarjan 2620 IND 1993
78 GM Fedorchuk, Sergey A. 2619 UKR 1981
79 GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro 2619 CUB 1982
80 GM Bartel, Mateusz 2618 POL 1985
81 GM Petrosian, Tigran L. 2615 ARM 1984
82 GM Sjugirov, Sanan 2612 RUS 1993
83 GM Khalifman, Alexander 2612 RUS 1966
84 GM Filippov, Anton 2607 UZB 1986
85 GM Shabalov, Alexander 2606 USA 1967
86 GM Ehlvest, Jaan 2606 USA 1962
87 GM L'Ami, Erwin 2606 NED 1985
88 GM Corrales, Fidel 2605 CUB 1987
89 GM Iturrizaga, Eduardo 2605 VEN 1989
90 GM Ghaem Maghami, Eh. 2603 IRI 1982
91 GM Zhou, Weiqi 2603 CHN 1986
92 GM Milos, Gilberto 2603 BRA 1963
93 GM Kryvoruchko, Yuriy 2602 UKR 1986
94 GM Flores, Diego 2602 ARG 1982
95 GM Li, Chao b 2596 CHN 1989
96 GM Lupulescu, Constantin 2591 ROU 1984
97 GM Pavasovic, Dusko 2590 SLO 1976
98 GM Pelletier, Yannick 2589 SUI 1976
99 GM Hou, Yifan 2588 CHN 1994
100 GM Adly, Ahmed 2583 EGY 1987
101 GM Gupta, Abhijeet 2578 IND 1989
102 GM Antonio, Rogelio Jr 2574 PHI 1962
103 GM Hess, Robert L 2572 USA 1991
104 IM Robson, Ray 2567 USA 1994
105 GM Morovic, Ivan 2562 CHI 1963
106 GM Nijboer, Friso 2561 NED 1965
107 GM Amin, Bassem 2553 EGY 1988
108 GM Laylo, Darwin 2552 PHI 1980
109 GM Friedel, Joshua E 2551 USA 1986
110 GM Ivanov, Alexander 2539 USA 1956
111 IM Pridorozhni, Aleksei 2533 RUS 1981
112 GM Yu, Shaoteng 2529 CHN 1979
113 GM Yu, Yangyi 2527 CHN 1994
114 GM Smerdon, David 2525 AUS 1984
115 GM Kunte, Abhijit 2522 IND 1977
116 GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2517 RUS 1984
117 GM Rodriguez Vila, Andres 2508 URU 1973
118 GM Al Sayed, Mohamad N. 2504 QAT  
119 GM Kabanov, Nikolai 2501 RUS 1980
120 GM Rizouk, Aimen 2500 ALG 1979
121 IM Sriram, Jha 2497 IND 1976
122 GM El Gindy, Essam 2493 EGY 1966
123 GM Bezgodov, Alexei 2484 RUS 1969
124 IM Ezat, Mohamed 2472 EGY 1978
125 IM Abdel Razik, Khaled 2469 EGY 1975
126 IM Hebert, Jean 2420 CAN 1957
127 IM Sarwat, Walaa 2405 EGY 1960
128 IM Obodchuk, Andrei 2404 RUS 1955

Pairings for the first round

1

GM

Gelfand, Boris

ISR

-

IM

Obodchuk, Andrei

RUS

2

GM

Gashimov, Vugar

AZE

-

IM

Sarwat, Walaa

EGY

3

GM

Svidler, Peter

RUS

-

IM

Hebert, Jean

CAN

4

GM

Morozevich, Alexander

RUS

-

IM

Abdel Razik, Khaled

EGY

5

GM

Radjabov, Teimour

AZE

-

IM

Ezat, Mohamed

EGY

6

GM

Ivanchuk, Vassily

UKR

-

GM

Bezgodov, Alexei

RUS

7

GM

Ponomariov, Ruslan

UKR

-

GM

El Gindy, Essam

EGY

8

GM

Grischuk, Alexander

RUS

-

IM

Sriram, Jha

IND

9

GM

Jakovenko, Dmitry

RUS

-

GM

Rizouk, Aimen

ALG

10

GM

Wang, Yue

CHN

-

GM

Kabanov, Nikolai

RUS

11

GM

Eljanov, Pavel

UKR

-

GM

Al Sayed, Mohamad N.

QAT

12

GM

Karjakin, Sergey

UKR

-

GM

Rodriguez Vila, Andres

URU

13

GM

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

AZE

-

GM

Kosteniuk, Alexandra

RUS

14

GM

Shirov, Alexei

ESP

-

GM

Kunte, Abhijit

IND

15

GM

Dominguez Perez, Leinier

CUB

-

GM

Smerdon, David

AUS

16

GM

Movsesian, Sergei

SVK

-

GM

Yu, Yangyi

CHN

17

GM

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

FRA

-

GM

Yu, Shaoteng

CHN

18

GM

Alekseev, Evgeny

RUS

-

IM

Pridorozhni, Aleksei

RUS

19

GM

Tomashevsky, Evgeny

RUS

-

GM

Ivanov, Alexander

USA

20

GM

Wang, Hao

CHN

-

GM

Friedel, Joshua E

USA

21

GM

Navara, David

CZE

-

GM

Laylo, Darwin

PHI

22

GM

Malakhov, Vladimir

RUS

-

GM

Amin, Bassem

EGY

23

GM

Bacrot, Etienne

FRA

-

GM

Nijboer, Friso

NED

24

GM

Rublevsky, Sergei

RUS

-

GM

Morovic Fernandez, Ivan

CHI

25

GM

Jobava, Baadur

GEO

-

IM

Robson, Ray

USA

26

GM

Motylev, Alexander

RUS

-

GM

Hess, Robert L

USA

27

GM

Kamsky, Gata

USA

-

GM

Antonio, Rogelio Jr

PHI

28

GM

Vitiugov, Nikita

RUS

-

GM

Gupta, Abhijeet

IND

29

GM

Bologan, Viktor

MDA

-

GM

Adly, Ahmed

EGY

30

GM

Naiditsch, Arkadij

GER

-

GM

Hou, Yifan

CHN

31

GM

Bu, Xiangzhi

CHN

-

GM

Pelletier, Yannick

SUI

32

GM

Polgar, Judit

HUN

-

GM

Pavasovic, Dusko

SLO

33

GM

Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter

ROU

-

GM

Lupulescu, Constantin

ROU

34

GM

Sargissian, Gabriel

ARM

-

GM

Li, Chao b

CHN

35

GM

Onischuk, Alexander

USA

-

GM

Flores, Diego

ARG

36

GM

Cheparinov, Ivan

BUL

-

GM

Kryvoruchko, Yuriy

UKR

37

GM

Efimenko, Zahar

UKR

-

GM

Milos, Gilberto

BRA

38

GM

Sutovsky, Emil

ISR

-

GM

Zhou, Weiqi

CHN

39

GM

Najer, Evgeniy

RUS

-

GM

Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan

IRI

40

GM

Tiviakov, Sergei

NED

-

GM

Iturrizaga, Eduardo

VEN

41

GM

Areshchenko, Alexander

UKR

-

GM

Corrales Jimenez, Fidel

CUB

42

GM

Sasikiran, Krishnan

IND

-

GM

L'Ami, Erwin

NED

43

GM

Smirin, Ilia

ISR

-

GM

Ehlvest, Jaan

USA

44

GM

Baklan, Vladimir

UKR

-

GM

Shabalov, Alexander

USA

45

GM

Ganguly, Surya Shekhar

IND

-

GM

Filippov, Anton

UZB

46

GM

Fier, Alexandr

BRA

-

GM

Khalifman, Alexander

RUS

47

GM

Fressinet, Laurent

FRA

-

GM

Sjugirov, Sanan

RUS

48

GM

Meier, Georg

GER

-

GM

Petrosian, Tigran L.

ARM

49

GM

Grachev, Boris

RUS

-

GM

Bartel, Mateusz

POL

50

GM

Caruana, Fabiano

ITA

-

GM

Bruzon Batista, Lazaro

CUB

51

GM

Sokolov, Ivan

NED

-

GM

Fedorchuk, Sergey A.

UKR

52

GM

Milov, Vadim

SUI

-

GM

Negi, Parimarjan

IND

53

GM

Timofeev, Artyom

RUS

-

GM

Leitao, Rafael

BRA

54

GM

Inarkiev, Ernesto

RUS

-

GM

Gustafsson, Jan

GER

55

GM

Savchenko, Boris

RUS

-

GM

Shulman, Yuri

USA

56

GM

Kobalia, Mikhail

RUS

-

GM

Sandipan, Chanda

IND

57

GM

Tkachiev, Vladislav

FRA

-

GM

Le, Quang Liem

VIE

58

GM

Tregubov, Pavel V.

RUS

-

GM

Akobian, Varuzhan

USA

59

GM

So, Wesley

PHI

-

GM

Guseinov, Gadir

AZE

60

GM

Granda Zuniga, Julio E

PER

-

GM

Sakaev, Konstantin

RUS

61

GM

Laznicka, Viktor

CZE

-

GM

Papaioannou, Ioannis

GRE

62

GM

Andreikin, Dmitry

RUS

-

GM

Nyback, Tomi

FIN

63

GM

Mamedov, Rauf

AZE

-

GM

Zhou, Jianchao

CHN

64

GM

Amonatov, Farrukh

TJK

-

GM

Volkov, Sergey

RUS


Links

The games are being broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server Playchess.com. If you are not a member you can download the free PGN reader ChessBase Light, which gives you immediate access. You can also use the program to read, replay and analyse PGN games. New and enhanced: CB Light 2009!


Discussion and Feedback Join the public discussion or submit your feedback to the editors


Discuss

Rules for reader comments

 
 

Not registered yet? Register