World Cup R1.2– Leko, Wang Yue eliminated

8/29/2011 – Hungarian former vice champion of the world Peter Leko and Super-GM Wang Yue were both eliminated after the second game of round one of the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. The Chinese generally had a bad day, with all but three players eliminated. Kamsky and Vallejo were forced into the tiebreaks (on Tuesday) by much lower-ranked players. Full report with pictures and video.

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The tournament is taking place in the Ugorian Chess Academy in the very heart of Khanty-Mansiysk, which has hosted three previous World Cups: 2005, 2007, and 2009. The 128 participants hail from 46 different countries, and are playing for a total prize fund of US $1.6 million. In addition the first three finisher get tickets to the Candidates tournament in the next World Championship cycle.

Round one game two report

It was not a good day for the Chinese. Wang Yue, who occasionally heads the Chinese rankings, and at 2709 Elo is number 27 in the World Cup, was knocked out by a young Brazilian, Alexandr Fier, rated 2566 and number 102 in the list. Then a fellow member of the Chinese national team, Li Chao, lost to the Vietnamese GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and was eliminated. Things went from bad to worse when Zhou Jianchao lost to the Ukrainian Anton Korobov for a second time, and Yu Yangyi, playing white, lost to Mircea-Emilian Parligras from Romania. Both can now leave Khanty-Mansiysk.

The tragedy of Chinese team, however, was 17-year-old Women's World Champion Hou Yifan (picture above), who in yesterday's game had blundered a promising position against Sergei Movsesian. Today Yifan pulled out the big guns and outplayed her Armenian opponent, who is 125 points ahead of her on the international rating scale. But just when she had the win – a beautiful rook sacrifice on move 30 – on the board she failed to see it, gave away her giant advantage, allowed the opponent back into the game, and then lost in her desperate attempt to win. GM Jan Gustafsson commented on the game in Playchess.


GM Jan Gustafsson analysing with spectators on the Playchess server

Below are the lines he looked at – although without his wry verbal commentary half the pleasures is gone.

[Event "FIDE World Chess Cup 2011"] [Site "Khanty-Mansiysk/Russia"] [Date "2011.08.29"] [Round "1.2"] [White "Hou, Yifan"] [Black "Movsesian, Sergei"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B49"] [WhiteElo "2575"] [BlackElo "2700"] [Annotator "Jan Gustafsson"] [PlyCount "96"] [EventDate "2011.??.??"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be2 a6 7. Be3 b5 8. f4 Bb7 9. Bf3 Na5 10. O-O Nc4 11. Bc1 Ne7 12. Kh1 Ng6 13. e5 Be7 14. Bxb7 Qxb7 15. Qe2 O-O 16. b3 Na5 17. f5 Nc6 (17... exf5 18. Nxf5) 18. fxg6 (18. Nxc6 Qxc6 19. Bb2 exf5) 18... Nxd4 19. gxh7+ Kh8 (19... Kxh7 20. Qd3+ Nf5) 20. Qd3 Nc6 21. Bf4 Rac8 22. Rad1 Rc7 (22... Nb4 23. Qh3 Nxc2) 23. Rf3 Rfc8 24. Qd2 Nd8 25. Rg3 Bf8 26. Bg5 Nc6 27. Bf6 Ne7 (27... gxf6 28. Qf4 Be7 (28... Bg7 29. Qg4) 29. Qh6 ) 28. Bxe7 (28. Rxg7 Bxg7 29. Qg5 Ng6 (29... Nf5 30. Rf1 Kxh7 31. Rxf5 Rg8 32. Bxg7 Rxg7 33. Qh4+ Kg8 34. Qd8+ Kh7 35. Rh5+ Kg6 36. Qg5#) 30. Qh6 Bxf6 31. exf6) 28... Bxe7 29. Rf1 Rf8 {[#]} 30. Qd4 $2 ({Here was a chance to win back the full point with a brilliancy:} 30. Rxg7 $3 Kxg7 31. h8=Q+ Kxh8 (31... Rxh8 32. Qf4 Rf8 33. Qg4+ Kh6 34. Ne4 Rxc2 35. Rf6+ Bxf6 36. Qf4+) 32. Qh6+ Kg8 33. Rf6 Bxf6 34. exf6) 30... f5 31. Ne2 g5 32. Nf4 gxf4 33. Qxf4 Qe4 34. Qxe4 (34. Qh6 Qxe5) 34... fxe4 35. Rxf8+ Bxf8 36. Rg8+ Kxh7 37. Rxf8 Rxc2 38. Kg1 Rxa2 39. h4 (39. g4 a5 40. h4 a4 41. h5 axb3 42. g5 b2) 39... e3 40. Kf1 a5 41. Rf7+ Kg6 42. Rxd7 Rf2+ 43. Ke1 Rxg2 44. Rd3 Rg3 45. Rd6 Kf5 46. Ra6 Kxe5 47. Rxa5 Ke4 48. Ra6 Kf3 0-1


Hou Yifan and Sergei Movsesian in the press conference after their game


A brief but brave sojourn for Hou Yifan at the World Cup in Khanty Mansiysk

Liren Ding and Ni Hua are two of three Chinese players left in the tournament: they will fight in the tie-breaks tomorrow. Only Bu Xiangzhi has secured himself a place in the second round: he won his first game against Egyptian GM Ahmed Adly, who then fell ill and missed the second game. Adly had to go to hospital for a kidney operation – not too serious, and in two days he will be able to depart for home.


Shocking: Peter Leko knocked out in round one of the World Cup

Hungarian Grandmaster Peter Leko is probably the most prominent player to be eliminated in the first round. After losing a fighting, maybe over-reaching game against US GM Samuel Shankland yesterday, Peter had to go for broke in their second encounter. He played recklessly in the opening, over-stretching for a second time. Shankland played a strong, logical game and took the advantage, and in the end a dejected Peter Leko had to offer a draw.

[Event "FIDE World Cup 2011"] [Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"] [Date "2011.08.29"] [Round "1.2"] [White "Shankland, Samuel L"] [Black "Leko, Peter"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A61"] [WhiteElo "2539"] [BlackElo "2717"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2011.08.28"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nc3 g6 7. h3 a6 8. a4 Qe7 9. Bf4 Nbd7 10. e3 Bg7 11. Be2 O-O 12. O-O Ne8 13. Qb3 h6 14. Rfe1 f5 15. Bh2 Rb8 16. Nd2 g5 17. Nc4 Kh8 18. a5 f4 19. Na4 Qf7 20. exf4 gxf4 21. Bf3 Bd4 22. Re4 Qg7 23. Rxf4 Rxf4 24. Bxf4 Ne5 25. Kh1 Bd7 26. Nab6 Bb5 27. Bg3 Qf6 28. Re1 Ng7 29. Nxe5 dxe5 30. Be2 Rd8 1/2-1/2


The man who knocked out Peter Leko: American GM Samual Shankland

A remarkable result was the win of Brazilian IM Diego Rafael Di Berardino, rated 2480, over US grandmaster Gata Kamsky, rated 2741 to force a tiebreak.

[Event "FIDE World Cup 2011"] [Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"] [Date "2011.08.29"] [Round "1.2"] [White "Di Berardino, Diego Rafael"] [Black "Kamsky, Gata"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D10"] [WhiteElo "2480"] [BlackElo "2741"] [PlyCount "113"] [EventDate "2011.??.??"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 g6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O Qb6 8. h3 Bf5 9. b3 Ne4 10. Bb2 Rd8 11. Rc1 Nxc3 12. Bxc3 a5 13. Qd2 Nd7 14. Qb2 Nf6 15. Ne5 Ne4 16. Be1 f6 17. Nd3 e5 18. cxd5 cxd5 19. f3 Nd6 20. Nc5 a4 21. dxe5 fxe5 22. Qd2 Bh6 23. Bf2 d4 24. f4 axb3 25. axb3 Ne4 26. Nxe4 Bxe4 27. Bc4+ Kh8 28. exd4 Bxf4 29. Qe2 Bd5 30. dxe5 Qe6 31. Rce1 Rac8 32. Bh4 Bxc4 33. bxc4 Rd4 34. Bf6+ Kg8 35. Qb2 Rdxc4 36. Qxb7 R4c7 37. Qe4 Rc4 38. Qb7 R4c7 39. Qf3 Bh6 40. Rd1 Bf8 41. Kh1 Rc3 42. Rd3 Rxd3 43. Qxd3 Qc4 44. Qf3 Qe6 45. Rb1 Bh6 46. Qd3 Ra8 47. Qd4 Qc6 48. Rd1 Qe6 49. Qe4 Rb8 50. Rd6 Qb3 51. Kh2 Qf7 52. Qg4 Re8 53. Qd4 Qb3 54. Rd7 Qe6 55. Qa7 Rc8 56. Rg7+ Kf8 57. Qa3+ 1-0

Young GM Jorge Cori from Peru defeated Spanish GM Francisco Vallejo Pons, while French GM Sebastien Feller beat his Moldovan colleague Viorel Iordachescu. The score in both matches were 1:1, forcing the opponents into the tiebreaks on Tuesday. Alexander Morozevich (RUS) and Stelios Halkias (GRE), Nikita Vitiugov and Alexei Bezgodov, Mikhail Kobalia and Igor Lysyj (all from Russia), Etienne Bacrot (FRA) and Ray Robson (USA) will also have to settle their scores on the third day. In total there will be 17 tiebreak matches on August 30.

First round results

Name
G1
G2
Tot
 Kaabi, Mejdi (TUN)
0
0
0.0
 Karjakin, Sergey (RUS)
1
1
2.0
 Ivanchuk, Vassily (UKR)
1
1
2.0
 Steel, Henry Robert (RSA)
0
0
0.0
 Ibrahim, Hatim (EGY)
0
0
0.0
 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (AZE)
1
1
2.0
 Ponomariov, Ruslan (UKR)
1
½
1.5
 Gwaze, Robert (ZIM)
0
½
0.5
 Hansen, Eric (CAN)
0
0
0.0
 Gashimov, Vugar (AZE)
1
1
2.0
 Grischuk, Alexander (RUS)
1
½
1.5
 Genba, Vladimir (RUS)
0
½
0.5
 De La Paz, Frank (CUB)
0
0
1.0
 Radjabov, Teimour (AZE)
1
1
2.0
 Kamsky, Gata (USA)
1
0
1.0
 Di Berardino, Diego Rafae (BRA)
0
1
1.0
 Lima, Darcy (BRA)
½
0
0.5
 Svidler, Peter (RUS)
½
1
1.5
 Jakovenko, Dmitry (RUS)
1
1
2.0
 Salem, A.R. Saleh (UAE)
0
0
0.0
 Bezgodov, Alexei (RUS)
½
½
1.0
 Vitiugov, Nikita (RUS)
½
½
1.0
 Almasi, Zoltan (HUN)
1
1
2.0
 El Gindy, Essam (EGY)
0
0
0.0
 Cori, Jorge (PER)
0
1
1.0
 Vallejo Pons, Francisco (ESP)
1
0
1.0
 Navara, David (CZE)
1
1
2.0
 Kabanov, Nikolai (RUS)
0
0
0.0
 Rahman, Ziaur (BAN)
½
0
0.5
 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (FRA)
½
1
1.5
 Dominguez Perez, Leinier (CUB)
1
½
1.5
 Moradiabadi, Elshan (IRI)
0
½
0.5
 Ivanov, Alexander (USA)
1
1
2.0
 Wang, Hao (CHN)
0
0
0.0
 Leko, Peter (HUN)
0
½
0.5
 Shankland, Samuel L (USA)
1
½
1.5
 Esen, Baris (TUR)
½
0
0.5
 Moiseenko, Alexander (UKR)
½
1
1.5
 Le, Quang Liem (VIE)
1
½
1.5
 Megaranto, Susanto (INA)
0
½
0.5
 Paragua, Mark (PHI)
0
½
0.5
 Adams, Michael (ENG)
1
½
1.5
 Shirov, Alexei (ESP)
1
½
1.5
 Leon Hoyos, Manuel (MEX)
0
½
0.5
 Guliyev, Namig (AZE)
0
0
0.0
 Jobava, Baadur (GEO)
1
1
1.0
 Caruana, Fabiano (ITA)
1
½
1.5
 Pridorozhni, Aleksei (RUS)
0
½
0.5
 Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynal (CUB)
0
0
0.0
 Nepomniachtchi, Ian (RUS)
1
1
2.0
 Bacrot, Etienne (FRA)
½
½
1.0
 Robson, Ray (USA)
½
½
1.0
 Fier, Alexandr (BRA)
1
½
1.5
 Wang, Yue (CHN)
0
½
0.5
 Tomashevsky, Evgeny (RUS)
1
1
2.0
 Zhao, Zong-Yuan (AUS)
0
0
0.0
 Babula, Vlastimil (CZE)
½
0
0.5
 Efimenko, Zahar (UKR)
½
1
1.5
 Malakhov, Vladimir (RUS)
½
½
1.0
 Felgaer, Ruben (ARG)
½
½
1.0
 Vorobiov, Evgeny E. (RUS)
½
½
1.0
 Sutovsky, Emil (ISR)
½
½
1.0
 Movsesian, Sergei (ARM)
1
1
2.0
 Hou, Yifan (CHN)
0
0
0.0
Name
G1
G2
Tot
 Corrales Jimenez, Fidel (CUB)
0
0
0.0
 Polgar, Judit (HUN)
1
1
2.0
 Fressinet, Laurent (FRA)
1
1
2.0
 Jumabayev, Rinat (KAZ)
0
0
0.0
 Zherebukh, Yaroslav (UKR)
½
½
1.0
 Eljanov, Pavel (UKR)
½
½
1.0
 Berkes, Ferenc (HUN)
1
½
1.5
 Mareco, Sandro (ARG)
0
½
0.5
 Kazhgaleyev, Murtas (KAZ)
½
0
0.5
 Andreikin, Dmitry (RUS)
½
1
1.5
 Morozevich, Alexander (RUS)
½
½
1.0
 Halkias, Stelios (GRE)
½
½
1.0
 Filippov, Anton (UZB)
1
1
2.0
 Zhigalko, Sergei (BLR)
0
0
0.0
 Riazantsev, Alexander (RUS)
1
½
1.5
 Bluvshtein, Mark (CAN)
0
½
0.5
 Drozdovskij, Yuri (UKR)
½
½
1.0
 Motylev, Alexander (RUS)
½
½
1.0
 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (POL)
1
1
2.0
 Pashikian, Arman (ARM)
0
0
0.0
 Shulman, Yuri (USA)
½
½
1.0
 Potkin, Vladimir (RUS)
½
½
1.0
 Nielsen, Peter Heine (DEN)
½
½
1.0
 Postny, Evgeny (ISR)
½
½
1.0
 Romanov, Evgeny (RUS)
½
0
0.5
 Grachev, Boris (RUS)
½
1
1.5
 Inarkiev, Ernesto (RUS)
1
½
1.5
 Salgado Lopez, Ivan (ESP)
0
½
0.5
 Gupta, Abhijeet (IND)
½
1
1.5
 Mamedov, Rauf (AZE)
½
0
0.5
 Kobalia, Mikhail (RUS)
½
½
1.0
 Lysyj, Igor (RUS)
½
½
1.0
 Socko, Bartosz (POL)
0
½
0.5
 Bologan, Viktor (MDA)
1
½
1.5
 Bu, Xiangzhi (CHN)
1
1
2.0
 Adly, Ahmed (EGY)
0
0
0.0
 Ivanisevic, Ivan (SRB)
½
0
0.5
 Onischuk, Alexander (USA)
½
1
1.5
 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro (CUB)
½
½
1.0
 Quesada Perez, Yuniesky (CUB)
½
½
1.0
 Parligras, Mircea-Emilian (ROU)
1
1
2.0
 Yu, Yangyi (CHN)
0
0
0.0
 Korobov, Anton (UKR)
1
1
2.0
 Zhou, Jianchao (CHN)
0
0
0.0
 Rodshtein, Maxim (ISR)
0
½
0.5
 Harikrishna, P. (IND)
1
½
1.5
 Li, Chao b (CHN)
½
0
0.5
 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son (VIE)
½
1
1.5
 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter (ROU)
0
½
0.5
 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (UZB)
1
½
1.5
 Akopian, Vladimir (ARM)
0
0
0.0
 Negi, Parimarjan (IND)
1
1
1.0
 Iordachescu, Viorel (MDA)
1
0
1.0
 Feller, Sebastien (FRA)
0
1
1.0
 Timofeev, Artyom (RUS)
½
0
0.5
 Azarov, Sergei (BLR)
½
1
1.5
 Khairullin, Ildar (RUS)
½
½
1.0
 Ni, Hua (CHN)
½
½
1.0
 Fridman, Daniel (GER)
½
1
1.5
 Lupulescu, Constantin (ROU)
½
0
0.5
 Ragger, Markus (AUT)
½
½
1.0
 Alekseev, Evgeny (RUS)
½
½
1.0
 So, Wesley (PHI)
½
½
1.0
 Ding, Liren (CHN)
½
½
1.0

The tiebreak games of the Round One will be played on Tuesday, August 29. There will be two rapid games, then two semi-rapid game, two blitz games, and, if necessary, one sudden death blitz game (Armageddon).

The live commentary on Playchess will continue on at 13:00h CEST (= 15:00h Moscow, 7 a.m. New York), with GM Jan Gustafsson analysing with the spectators in English, and GM Klaus Bischoff in German. At around 19:00h there will be a wrap-up of the day's events. We will publish a schedule of the GMs commenting in each round presently.

Remaining schedule of the World Chess Cup 2011

Date Day Time   Rounds
Players
30.08.2011 Tuesday 15:00 Tiebreak
31.08.2011 Wednesday 15:00 Round 2, game 1
64
01.09.2011 Thursday 15:00 Round 2, game 2
02.09.2011 Friday 15:00 Tiebreak
03.09.2011 Saturday 15:00 Round 3, game 1
32
04.09.2011 Sunday 15:00 Round 3, game 2
05.09.2011 Monday 15:00 Tiebreak
06.09.2011 Tuesday 15:00 Round 4, game 1
16
07.09.2011 Wednesday 15:00 Round 4, game 2
08.09.2011 Thursday 15:00 Tiebreak
09.09.2011 Friday 15:00 Round 5, game 1
8
10.09.2011 Saturday 15:00 Round 5, game 2
11.09.2011 Sunday 15:00 Tiebreak
12.09.2011 Monday 15:00 Round 6, game 1
4
13.09.2011 Tuesday 15:00 Round 6, game 2
14.09.2011 Wednesday 15:00 Tiebreak
15.09.2011 Thursday   Free Day
16.09.2011 Friday 15:00 Round 7, game 1
2
17.09.2011 Saturday 15:00 Round 7, game 2
18.09.2011 Sunday 15:00 Round 7, game 3
19.09.2011 Monday 15:00 Round 7, game 4
20.09.2011 Tuesday 11:00 Tiebreaks, Closing
21.09.2011 Wednesday   Departure

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