Tiebreak in Baku: Daniel King analyses

9/26/2015 – Two tiebreaks had to decide who will advance to the semifinals of the World Cup in Baku: Peter Svidler vs Wei Yi and Sergey Karjakin vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Both rapid matches ended in a draw and both matches were decided in blitz. In two videos English Grandmaster Daniel King looks at the highlights and the most dramatic points.

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World Cup

10th September – 5th October

Baku, Azerbaijan

Video analysis Karjakin vs Mamedyarov

Video analysis Svidler vs Wei Yi

Round five pairings

Player Rtg
G1
G2
G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 G9 Pts
Peter Svidler (RUS) 2727
½
½
½
½
½
1
      3.5
Wei Yi (CHN) 2734
½
½
½
½
½
0
      2.5
Player Rtg
G1
G2
G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 G9 Pts
Anish Giri (NED) 2793
½
1
              1.5
M. Vachier-Lagrave (FRA) 2744
½
0
              0.5
Player Rtg
G1
G2
G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 G9 Pts
Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2814
0
½
              0.5
Pavel Eljanov (UKR) 2717
1
½
              1.5
Player Rtg
G1
G2
G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 G9 Pts
S. Mamedyarov (AZE) 2736
½
½
½
½
0
0
      2.0
Sergey Karjakin (RUS) 2762
½
½
½
½
1
1
      4.0

Daniel King: Mr. Powerplay

Daniel King during a visit in Hamburg

Grandmaster Daniel King has been a professional chess player for more than 20 years and has represented his country in numerous competitions, amongst others in the historic win by the English over the Soviet Union in 1990 in Reykjavik. King is the author of more than 15 chess books and has wealth of experience as a trainer, assisting many of England’s leading players. He is also well known for his broadcasting on TV, radio and the internet, commentating major chess events. To the delight of chess fans worldwide, he hosts his monthly "Powerplay" show on the world's largest chess server, Playchess.com. He contributes to ChessBase Magazine, with the popular column "Move by Move". King has also produced the highly praised PowerPlay DVD series for ChessBase. King lives in London.

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johnmk johnmk 9/27/2015 05:36
Of course it was speed chess and that is really a different sort of game than regulation.
johnmk johnmk 9/27/2015 05:35
Svidler trounced Yei Wi. Awesome. Is the Chinese player just having a bad spell?
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