Khanty-Mansiysk: Cheparinov, Adams, Kamsky win

11/30/2007 – FIDE World Cup: five decisive games in the first leg of round three, all won with the white pieces. The most spectacular was second seed Shakhriyar Mamedyarov's loss to the young Bulgarian GM (and Topalov second) Ivan Cheparinov. Michael Adams, Gata Kamsky, Dmitry Jakovenko and Wang Yue were the other winners. Express report.

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A total of 126 participants turned up on November 23 for the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, located about 1400 miles (2250 km) east of Moscow. The competition is taking place from November 24 to December 18. The winner of the World Cup receives the right to challenge the former world champion Veselin Topalov in a match.

Round three Game one (Friday, November 30)


First of all: Happy Birthday Magnus. You are now seventeen!

Pictures from the official World Cup web site

Analysis to follow...

Round three results

No.   Name Nat Rtng
G1
G2
R1 R2 B1 B2 SD Tot.
01  Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2787
½
            0.5
 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ROU 2668
½
            0.5
02  Cheparinov, Ivan BUL 2670
1
            1.0
 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2752
0
            0.0
03  Macieja, Bartlomiej POL 2606
½
            0.5
 Sasikiran, Krishnan IND 2661
½
            0.5
04  Inarkiev, Ernesto RUS 2674
½
            0.5
 Aronian, Levon ARM 2741
½
            0.5
05  Shirov, Alexei ESP 2739
½
            0.5
 Onischuk, Alexander USA 2674
½
            0.5
06  Rublevsky, Sergei RUS 2676
½
            0.5
 Svidler, Peter RUS 2732
½
            0.5
07  Adams, Michael ENG 2729
1
            1.0
 Zhou, Jianchao CHN 2566
0
            0.0
08  Fressinet, Laurent FRA 2654
½
            0.5
 Alekseev, Evgeny RUS 2716
½
            0.5
09  Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2715
½
            0.5
 Bareev, Evgeny RUS 2653
½
            0.5
10  Dominguez Perez, Lenier CUB 2683
½
            0.5
 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2714
½
            0.5
11  Kamsky, Gata USA 2714
1
            1.0
 Georgiev, Kiril BUL 2649
0
            0.0
12  Malakhov, Vladimir RUS 2690
½
            0.5
 Akopian, Vladimir ARM 2713
½
            0.5
13  Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2710
1
            1.0
 Almasi, Zoltan HUN 2691
0
            0.0
14  Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS 2646
½
            0.5
 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2705
½
            0.5
15  Wang, Yue CHN 2703
1
            1.0
 Bu, Xiangzhi CHN 2692
0
            0.0
16  Karjakin, Sergey UKR 2694
½
            0.5
 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2695
½
            0.5

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