World Cup 1.1: A few surprises in Tromsø

8/11/2013 – Gata Kamsky drew in 41 moves against Chinese IM Lou Yiping, 257 points below him on the rating scale; Chinese IM Liu Qingnan drew GM Wang Hao, 247 points above him; Canadian GM Bator Sambuev beat Alexander Morozevich, 215 point above him; Judit Polgar lost against Cuban GM Isan Reynaldo Ortiz, 90 points her inferior. Round one game one report with pictures and videos.

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The FIDE World Cup is a knockout, starting with 128 players. You can view the pairings in PDF here, or go to the score tables of round one here. Two games are played between each pair of players. The rate of play is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. If the score is equal there are two rapid chess tiebreak games (25 min + 10 sec), then, if the score is still tied, two accelerated games (10 min + 10 sec). If the score is still tied two blitz games will be played at 5 min + 3 sec, and if there is still no decision a final Armageddon game with 5 minutes for White and 4 minutes for Black, with a 3 sec increment after move 60, will be played. In this game Black has draw odds (i.e. he wins if the game is drawn). The winner and the runner-up of the World Cup 2013 will qualify for the Candidates Tournament of the next World Championship cycle.

The venue of the 2013 FIDE World Cup is the city of Tromsø, which lies in the northern-most region of Norway, almost 400 km inside the Arctic Circle. You can find all details and links to many ChessBase articles on Tromsø here. The World Cup starts on Sunday, August 11th and lasts until September 3rd (tiebreaks, closing ceremony). Each round lasts three days, while the final will consist of four classical games. Thursday August 29 is a free day. A detailed schedule can be found here.

Results of the first round first game

The first day started with a 15-minute delay, because security was very strict and players were carefully checked for presence of electronic devices. There were are some noteworthy upsets and results in this round:

  • Gata Kamsky drew in 41 moves against Chinese IM Lou Yiping, 257 points below him on the rating scale;
  • Chinese IM Liu Qingnan drew GM Wang Hao, 247 points above him;
  • Chinese IM Wan Yunguo drew GM Michael Adams, 228 point above him;
  • Canadian GM Bator Sambuev beat Alexander Morozevich, 215 point above him;
  • Ivanchuk, Radjabov, Andreikin, Korobov, Nepomniachtchi and Alekseev conceded draws to players nominally well below them;
  • Evgeny Tomashevsky drew Alejandro Ramirez, who is 118 point below him;
  • Alexei Shirov drew with white against Chinese GM Hou Yifan, who is 90 points below him;
  • Judit Polgar lost against Cuban GM Isan Reynaldo Ortiz, also 90 points her inferior.;
  • Alexander Moiseenko is through to the next round after Egyptian GM Ahmed Adly did not turn up in Tromsø.
#. Rnk Player Ti. Fed Rtng Res Rnk Player Ti. Fed Rtng
1 1 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2813 1-0 128 Markov, Mikhail   KGZ 2304
2 127 G., Akash m IND 2340 0-1 2 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2796
3 3 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2784 1-0 126 Bwalya, Gillan f ZAM 2341
4 125 Bjelobrk, Igor m AUS 2341 0-1 4 Grischuk, Alex. g RUS 2785
5 5 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2772 1-0 124 Ali, Sebbar m MAR 2371
6 123 Cori T., Deysi wg PER 2434 0-1 6 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2772
7 7 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2764 1-0 122 Rahman, Ziaur g BAN 2470
8 121 Lou, Yiping m CHN 2484 1/2 8 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2741
9 9 Mamedyarov, S. g AZE 2775 1-0 120 Shoker, Samy m EGY 2489
10 119 El Gindy, Essam g EGY 2487 0-1 10 Dominguez, Leinier g CUB 2757
11 11 Ponomariov, R. g UKR 2756 1-0 118 Hansen, Torbjorn m NOR 2492
12 117 Liu, Qingnan m CHN 2500 1/2 12 Wang, Hao g CHN 2747
13 13 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2746 1-0 116 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2500
14 115 Wan, Yunguo m CHN 2512 1/2 14 Adams, Michael g ENG 2740
15 15 Leko, Peter g HUN 2744 1-0 114 Johannessen, Leif g NOR 2519
16 113 Sambuev, Bator g CAN 2524 1-0 16 Morozevich, Alex. g RUS 2739
17 17 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2719 1-0 112 Holt, Conrad g USA 2539
18 111 Salem, Saleh g UAE 2556 0-1 18 Giri, Anish g NED 2737
19 19 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2731 1/2 110 Duda, Jan m POL 2534
20 109 Cori, Jorge g PER 2569 1/2 20 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2733
21 21 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2716 1/2 108 Darini, Pouria g IRI 2535
22 107 Durarbayli, Vasif g AZE 2567 1/2 22 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2720
23 23 Vachier-L., M. g FRA 2719 1-0 106 Shabalov, Alex. g USA 2546
24 105 Wei, Yi g CHN 2551 1/2 24 Nepomniachtchi, I. g RUS 2723
25 25 Navara, David g CZE 2715 1-0 104 Mareco, Sandro g ARG 2561
26 103 Agdestein, Simen g NOR 2567 0-1 26 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2714
27 27 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2710 1/2 102 Adhiban, B. g IND 2567
28 101 Paragua, Mark g PHI 2565 0-1 28 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2724
29 29 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2702 1-0 100 Barbosa, Oliver g PHI 2571
30 99 Kaidanov, Gregory g USA 2574 0-1 30 Areshchenko, Alex. g UKR 2709
31 31 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2707 1-0 98 Hansen, Eric g CAN 2584
32 97 Ramirez, Alejandro g USA 2588 1/2 32 Tomashevsky, E. g RUS 2706
33 33 So, Wesley g PHI 2710 1-0 96 Ipatov, Alexander g TUR 2584
34 95 Christiansen, Larry g USA 2584 0-1 34 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2708
35 35 Riazantsev, Alex. g RUS 2700 1/2 94 Felgaer, Ruben g ARG 2586
36 93 Flores, Diego g ARG 2578 0-1 36 Vallejo, Francisco g ESP 2706
37 37 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2702 1/2 92 Brunello, Sabino g ITA 2607
38 91 Fier, Alexandr g BRA 2595 1/2 38 Wojtaszek, Rad. g POL 2701
39 39 Moiseenko, Alex. g UKR 2699 1-0 90 Adly, Ahmed g EGY 2594
40 89 Hammer, Jon L. g NOR 2605 1/2 40 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2699
41 41 Shirov, Alexei g LAT 2696 1/2 88 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2609
42 87 Ortiz, Isan g CUB 2609 1-0 42 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2696
43 43 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2696 1-0 86 Kravtsiv, Martyn g UKR 2607
44 85 Nguyen, Ngoc g VIE 2625 1-0 44 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2691
45 45 Bruzon, Lazaro g CUB 2698 1/2 84 Najer, Evgeniy g RUS 2626
46 83 Robson, Ray g USA 2623 1-0 46 Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2688
47 47 Li, Chao b g CHN 2693 1/2 82 Postny, Evgeny g ISR 2628
48 81 Popov, Ivan g RUS 2644 1-0 48 Ragger, Markus g AUT 2680
49 49 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2693 1/2 80 Leitao, Rafael g BRA 2632
50 79 Melkumyan, Hrant g ARM 2632 1/2 50 Granda, Julio g PER 2664
51 51 Kryvoruchko, Y. g UKR 2678 0-1 78 Negi, Parimarjan g IND 2643
52 77 Hracek, Zbynek g CZE 2635 1/2 52 Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2672
53 53 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2668 1/2 76 Azarov, Sergei g BLR 2636
54 75 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2624 1-0 54 Fedorchuk, Sergey g UKR 2669
55 55 Onischuk, Alex. g USA 2667 1-0 74 Iturrizaga, Eduardo g VEN 2660
56 73 Smeets, Jan g NED 2643 1/2 56 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2676
57 57 Shimanov, Alek. g RUS 2623 1/2 72 Jones, Gawain C B g ENG 2645
58 71 Filippov, Anton g UZB 2630 1/2 58 Romanov, Evgeny g RUS 2651
59 59 Safarli, Eltaj g AZE 2660 0-1 70 Amin, Bassem g EGY 2652
60 69 Lupulescu, Const. g ROU 2634 1/2 60 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2660
61 61 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2659 1/2 68 Swiercz, Dariusz g POL 2654
62 67 Kobalia, Mikhail g RUS 2651 1/2 62 Khismatullin, Denis g RUS 2653
63 63 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2662 1/2 66 Beliavsky, Alex. g SLO 2651
64 65 Istratescu, A. g FRA 2646 0-1 64 Lysyj, Igor g RUS 2648

Michael Adams vs Chinese IM Wan Yunguo, 228 point below him ended in a draw; women's world champion Anna Ushenina lost her game against Peter Svidler (standing in the background on the left)

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Alexander Shabalov in 39 moves

Peter Leko (left) won his game against Leif Erlend Johannessen in 59 moves,
while Alexander Morozevich (right, dark suit) got mated by Bator Sambuev on move 50

Upset: Judit Polgar lost against Cuban GM Isan Reynaldo Ortiz, 90 points her inferior

Vassily Ivanchuk, 2731, drew Jan-Krzysztof Duda, 2534, in 35 moves

Teimour Radjabov, rated 2733, drew against GM Jorge Cori of Peru, rated 2569

Alexei Shirov drew his game against 19-year-old Chinese GM Hou Yifan

Ukrainian GM Andrei Volokitin, rated 2688, lost to GM Ray Robson, USA, rated 2623

Etienne Bacrot of France took down local GM Simen Agdestein in 27 moves

Pictures provided by Paul Truong in Tromsø

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