2013 World Chess Cup (Tromsø, Norway)

Tomorrow the official opening of the 2013 World Cup will take place as players are making their way to Tromsø, Norway and settling into their accommodations. Players from around the world are gearing up with this two-week long event culminating in the awarding of top prize of US$120,000 and two spots to the World Candidates tournament. Unfortunately, there is already some bad news.

GM Ahmed Adly of Egypt will not be able to make the trip because of obligatory military duties and the refusal of military administration to delay his assignment. The participants will also be mourning the death of GM Igor Kurnosov who was killed after being struck by a vehicle in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Kurnosov had only recently competed in the Biel Open.

Aronian is a cinch to qualify for the cycle (on rating), but will he hold his top seed? Photo by Ray Morris-Hill.

There will be an interesting field of competitors: the usual veterans, up-and-coming stars and brand new faces. Only two of the top 30 players is missing from the competition which may make it the strongest knockout qualifier yet. Veselin Topalov has already qualified for the World Candidates and the loser of the Anand-Carlsen match will be automatically seeded into the cycle. Both Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik are required to compete in order to qualify by rating. If they should come in the first two places, then the next player on the rating list will get the slots.

Some intriguing stories are shaping up. There are four women competing in the competition which is the most in recent memory (2007 had none, 2009 had three, 2011 had two). Women’s World Champion Anna Ushenina along with GM Judit Polgar, GM Hou Yifan and WGM Deysi Cori will participate. Deysi’s brother GM Jorge Cori has also qualified. China’s Wei Yi is currently the world’s youngest Grandmaster and will get Ian Nepomaniachtchi in what could be an interesting bout. One of Europe’s top juniors GM-Elect Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland was nominated and will join a cadre of young talent dotting the field.

The diversity of the field shows that chess is beginning to show its true universality. However, Russia still has the most competitors (25) followed by the Ukraine (11), the USA (9) and China (8). Asia is sending a healthy contingent of 23 players as the region continues to make ground on the world stage. Africa’s loss of Adly means that only five players will travel. The continent has never fielded a player to advance to the second round. This year could be different.

Official Website: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/
Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/
All PGN Games (TWIC): https://www.theweekinchess.com/assets/files/pgn/wcup13.pgn
Rules and Regulations: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/

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  1. 2013 FIDE World Chess Cup Participants

    a) 2011 World Cup semi-finalists

    01. P. Svidler (RUS)
    02. A. Grischuk (RUS)
    03. V. Ivanchuk (UKR)
    04. R. Ponomariov (UKR)

    b) 2012 Women’s World Champion

    05. A. Ushenina (UKR)

    c) 2011 and 2012 Junior World Champions

    06. D. Swiercz (POL)
    07. A. Ipatov (TUR)

    d) 18 players based on their average FIDE rating from 3/2012 to 1/2013

    08. L. Aronian (ARM) 2816.22
    09. V. Kramnik (RUS) 2798.88
    10. T. Radjabov (AZE) 2789.22
    11. S. Karjakin (RUS) 2777.44
    12. F. Caruana (ITA) 2775.44
    13. H. Nakamura (USA) 2772.77
    14. A. Morozevich (RUS) 2760.44
    15. G. Kamsky (USA) 2748.55
    16. S. Mamedyarov (AZE) 2744.88
    17. Wang Hao (CHN) 2739.11
    18. B. Gelfand (ISR) 2738.44
    19. P. Leko (HUN) 2731.11
    20. E. Tomashevsky (RUS) 2728.77
    21. L. Dominguez (CUB) 2727.44
    22. M. Adams (ENG) 2721.66
    23. R. Wojtaszek (POL) 2721.55
    24. A. Giri (NED) 2715.33
    25. I. Nepomniachtchi (RUS) 2709.00
    26. A. Shirov (LAT) 2708.33

    e) 46 players from the 2012 and 2013 European Championships

    27. D. Jakovenko (RUS) 2012
    28. L. Fressinet (FRA) 2012
    29. V. Malakhov (RUS) 2012
    30. D. Andreikin (RUS) 2012
    31. E. Inarkiev (RUS) 2012
    32. M. Matlakov (RUS) 2012
    33. V. Bologan (MDA) 2012
    34. F. Vallejo Pons (ESP) 2012
    35. Y. Kryvoruchko (UKR) 2012
    36. S. Azarov (BLR) 2012
    37. E. Najer (RUS) 2012
    38. V. Akopian (ARM) 2012
    39. A. Volokitin (UKR) 2012
    40. J. Smeets (NED) 2012
    41. C.B. Gawain Jones (ENG) 2012
    42. N. Vitiugov (RUS) 2012
    43. E. Bacrot (FRA) 2012
    44. A. Dreev (RUS) 2012
    45. D. Khismatullin (RUS) 2012
    46. M. Kobalia (RUS) 2012
    47. V. Durarbeyli (AZE) 2012
    48. A. Riazantsev (RUS) 2012
    49. B. Jobava (GEO) 2012
    50. A. Moiseenko (UKR) 2013
    51. E. Alekseev (RUS) 2013
    52. E. Romanov (RUS) 2013
    53. A. Beliavsky (SLO) 2013
    54. C. Lupulescu (ROU) 2013
    55. S. Movsesian (ARM) 2013
    56. H. Melkumyan (ARM) 2013
    57. A. Korobov (UKR) 2013
    58. I. Lysyj (RUS) 2013
    59. A. Shimanov (RUS) 2013
    60. A. Areshchenko (UKR) 2013
    61. P. Eljanov (UKR) 2013
    62. M. Kravtsiv (UKR) 2013
    63. D. Dubov (RUS) 2013
    64. M. Ragger (AUT) 2013
    65. Z. Hracek (CZE) 2013
    66. I. Popov (RUS) 2013
    67. S. Brunello (ITA) 2013
    68. S. Fedorchuk (UKR) 2013
    69. E. Postny (ISR) 2013
    70. V. Zvjaginsev (RUS) 2013
    71. A. Istratescu (FRA) 2013
    72. E. Safarli (AZE) 2013

    f) 20 players from the Americas

    73. G. Kaidanov (USA) Continental 2012
    74. J. Granda Zuniga (PER) Continental 2012
    75. A. Shabalov (USA) Continental 2012
    76. E. Hansen (CAN) Continental 2012
    77. A. Ramirez (USA) Zonal 2.1
    78. A. Onischuk (USA) Zonal 2.1
    79. C. Holt (USA) Zonal 2.1
    80. L. M. Christiansen (USA) Zonal 2.1
    81. R. Robson (USA) Zonal 2.1
    82. I. R. Ortiz Suarez (CUB) Continental 2013
    83. D. Flores (ARG) Continental 2013
    84. J. Cori (PER) Continental 2013
    85. D. Cori T. (PER) Continental 2013
    86. R. Felgaer (ARG) Zonal 2.5
    87. S. Mareco (ARG) Zonal 2.5
    88. R. Leitao (BRA) Zonal 2.4
    89. A. Fier (BRA) Zonal 2.4
    90. B. Sambuev (CAN) Zonal 2.2
    91. L. Bruzon (CUB) (Zonal 2.3)
    92. E. Iturrizaga (VEN) (Zonal 2.3)

    g) 20 players from Asia/Oceania

    93. Negi Parimarjan (IND) Continental 2012
    94. Yu Yangyi (CHN) Continental 2012
    95. Salem A. R. Saleh (UAE) Continental 2012
    96. Liu Qingnan (CHN) Continental 2012
    97. Oliver Barbosa (PHI) Continental 2012
    98. Nguyen Ngoc Trung Son (VIE) Zonal 3.3
    99. Wesley So (PHI) Zonal 3.3
    100. G. Akash (IND) Zonal 3.7
    101. Z. Rahman (BAN) Zonal 3.2
    102. Lou Yiping (CHN) Zonal 3.5
    103. Wan Yunguo (CHN) Zonal 3.5
    104. Li Chao (CHN) Continental 2013
    105. M. Paragua (PHI) Continental 2013
    106. Le Quang Liem (VIE) Continental 2013
    107. B. Adhiban (IND) Continental 2013
    108. K. Sasikiran (IND) Continental 2013
    109. I. Bjelobrk (AUS) Zonal 3.6
    110. Darini Pouria (IRI) Zonal 3.1
    111. A. Filippov (UZB) Zonal 3.4
    112. M. Markov (KGZ) Zonal 3.4

    h) 6 players from Africa

    113. Amin Bassem (EGY) Continental 2013
    114. A. Adly (EGY) Continental 2013 – WITHDREW!
    115. E. El Gindy (EGY) Continental 2013
    116. Ali Sebbar (MAR) Zonal 4.1
    117. S. Shoker (EGY) Zonal 4.2
    118. Gillian Bwalya (ZAM) Zonal 4.3

    i) 6 nominees of the FIDE President

    119. M. Vachier-Lagrave (FRA)
    120. Hou Yifan (CHN)
    121. J. Polgar (HUN)
    122. D. Navara (CZE)
    123. J-K. Duda (POL)
    124. Wei Yi (CHN)

    j) 4 nominees of the local organising committee

    125. Jon Ludvig Hammer (NOR)
    126. Simen Agdestein (NOR)
    127. Leif Erlend Johannessen (NOR)
    128. Torbjorn Ringdal Hansen (NOR)

    Total = 128 players

  2. 11-year old Cori Tello Deysi Estela of Peru collects prize for the youngest participant. She scored a respectable 5-2 in a reserve role.

    Flashback: At the 2004 Olympiad in Calvia, Spain, 11-year old Deysi Estela Cori Tello of Peru collects prize for the youngest participant. She scored a respectable 5-2 in a reserve role. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

    Here is Deysi now…

    Deysi Cori of Peru

    Deysi Cori of Peru

    Deysi Cori of Peru

    WGM Deysi Cori of Peru
    Peru Peru Peru

  3. May be I am wrong, but I don’t think that Andrei Istratescu still plays under a Romanian flag, but under a French one.

  4. Went to Wikipedia to check their coverage on the World Cup. Apparently someone already marked that Kramnik had advanced (after only one game) by placing the Russian flag in the next round. It was not a mistake, but intentional. There were no other mistakes of this kind. This kind of attitude is in poor taste and something that chess certainly does not need or tolerate! I corrected it.

    There is also no FIDE rating for Bwalya in the PGN game score. I thought it was a mistake until I checked the FIDE records and Zambian players are omitted once again. It appears that Zambia is in arrears once again in dues. Shameful.

  5. 2013 World Chess Cup
    August 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)
    Match Scores (Round #1)
    Bracket 1
    1 Aronian, L
    ARM
    2-0
    Markov, M
    KGZ
    2 Lysyj, I
    RUS
    1½-½
    Istratescu, A
    FRA
    3 Tomashevsky, E
    RUS
    5-4
    Ramirez, A
    USA
    4 So, W
    PHI
    1½-½
    Ipatov, A
    TUR
    5 Morozevich, A
    RUS
    2½-1½
    Sambuev, B
    CAN
    6 Inarkiev, E
    RUS
    2½-3½
    Leitao, R
    BRA
    7 Vitiugov, N
    RUS
    2-0
    Holt, C
    USA
    8 Ragger, M
    AUT
    2½-1½
    Popov, I
    RUS
    Bracket 2
    9 Kamsky, G
    USA
    3½-2½
    Lou Yiping
    CHN
    10 Shimanov, A
    RUS
    3½-2½
    Jones, G
    ENG
    11 Navara, D
    CZE
    1½-½
    Mareco, S
    ARG
    12 Movsesian, S
    ARM
    1½-2½
    Hammer, J
    NOR
    13 Mamedyarov, S
    AZE
    1½-½
    Shoker, S
    EGY
    14 Matlakov, M
    RUS
    1½-½
    Smeets, J
    NED
    15 Nepomniachtchi, I
    RUS
    ½-1½
    Wei Yi
    CHN
    16 Shirov, A
    LAT
    4-2
    Hou Yifan
    CHN
    Bracket 3
    17 Grischuk, A
    RUS
    2-0
    Bjelobrk, I
    AUS
    18 Zvjaginsev, V
    RUS
    3½-4½
    Swiercz, D
    POL
    19 Le Quang Liem
    VIE
    2-0
    Barbosa, O
    PHI
    20 Vallejo Pons, F
    ESP
    2-0
    Flores, D
    ARG
    21 Svidler, P
    RUS
    3-1
    Ushenina, A
    UKR
    22 Bologan, V
    MDA
    3½-2½
    Hracek, Z
    CZE
    23 Radjabov, T
    AZE
    3½-2½
    Cori, J
    PER
    24 Bruzon, L
    CUB
    3-1
    Najer, E
    RUS
    Bracket 4
    25 Karjakin, S
    RUS
    1½-½
    Sebbar, A
    MAR
    26 Sasikiran, K
    IND
    2½-1½
    Lupulescu, C
    ROM
    27 Jakovenko, D
    RUS
    2-0
    Paragua, M
    PHI
    28 Eljanov, P
    UKR
    1½-½
    Brunello, S
    ITA
    29 Wang Hao
    CHN
    1½-½
    Liu Qingnan
    CHN
    30 Dreev, A
    RUS
    2½-1½
    Azarov, S
    BLR
    31 Andreikin, D
    RUS
    2½-1½
    Pouria, D
    IRI
    32 Akopian, V
    ARM
    ½-1½
    Truong Son, N
    VIE
    Bracket 5
    33 Caruana, F
    ITA
    1½-½
    Akash, G
    IND
    34 Yu Yangyi
    CHN
    3-1
    Beliavsky, A
    SLO
    35 Malakhov, V
    RUS
    1½-½
    Hansen, E
    CAN
    36 Fressinet, L
    FRA
    1½-½
    Christiansen, L
    USA
    37 Leko, P
    HUN
    1½-½
    Johannessen, L
    NOR
    38 Granda Zuniga, J
    PER
    5-4
    Melkumyan, H
    ARM
    39 Giri, A
    NED
    1½-½
    Salem, S
    UAE
    40 Li Chao
    CHN
    2½-1½
    Postny, E
    RUS
    Bracket 6
    41 Gelfand, B
    ISR
    1½-½
    Rahman, Z
    BAN
    42 Romanov, E
    RUS
    ½-1½
    Filippov, A
    UZB
    43 Bacrot, E
    FRA
    2-0
    Agdestein, S
    NOR
    44 Moiseenko, A
    UKR
    2F-0F
    Adly, A*
    EGY
    45 Dominguez Perez, L
    CUB
    2-0
    El Gindy, E
    EGY
    46 Onischuk, A
    USA
    1½-½
    Iturrizaga, E
    VEN
    47 Vachier-Lagrave, M
    FRA
    2-0
    Shabalov, A
    USA
    48 Polgar, J
    HUN
    ½-1½
    Ortiz Suarez, I
    CUB
    Bracket 7
    49 Kramnik, V
    RUS
    2-0
    Bwalya, G
    ZAM
    50 Khismatullini, D
    RUS
    1½-2½
    Kobalia, M
    RUS
    51 Areshchenko, A
    UKR
    1½-½
    Kaidanov, G
    USA
    52 Riazantsev, A
    RUS
    2½-3½
    Felgaer, R
    ARG
    53 Adams, M
    ENG
    2½-1½
    Wan Yunguo
    CHN
    54 Kryvoruchko, Y
    UKR
    4-2
    Negi, P
    IND
    55 Ivanchuk, V
    UKR
    1½-½
    Duda, J
    POL
    56 Volokitin, A
    UKR
    0-2
    Robson, R
    USA
    Bracket 8
    57 Nakamura, H
    USA
    2-0
    Cori, D
    PER
    58 Safarli, E
    AZE
    4-2
    Amin, B
    EGY
    59 Alekseev, E
    RUS
    3-5
    Adhiban, B
    IND
    60 Wojtaszek, R
    POL
    1½-2½
    Fier, A
    BRA
    61 Ponomariov, R
    UKR
    1½-½
    Hansen, T
    NOR
    62 Fedorchuk, S
    UKR
    0-2
    Dubov, D
    RUS
    63 Korobov, A
    UKR
    3-1
    Durarbayli, V
    AZE
    64 Jobava, B
    GEO
    3-1
    Kravtsiv, M
    UKR

    *The name in red indicates withdrawal. Opponent will receive byes in round #1.

    Drum Coverage
    | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 |
    | Semifinals | Finals |

    Official Website: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/
    Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/
    All PGN Games (TWIC): https://www.theweekinchess.com/
    Rules and Regulations: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/

  6. 2013 World Chess Cup
    August 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)
    Match Scores (Round #2)
    Bracket 1
    1 Aronian, L
    ARM
    3-1
    Lysyj, I
    RUS
    2 Tomashevsky, E
    RUS
    1½-½
    So, W
    PHI
    3 Morozevich, A
    RUS
    1½-½
    Leitao, R
    BRA
    4 Vitiugov, N
    RUS
    1½-½
    Ragger, M
    AUT
    Bracket 2
    5 Kamsky, G
    USA
    3-1
    Shimanov, A
    RUS
    6 Navara, D
    CZE
    1-3
    Hammer, J
    NOR
    7 Mamedyarov, S
    AZE
    2½-1½
    Matlakov, M
    RUS
    8 Shirov, A
    LAT
    ½-1½
    Wei Yi
    CHN
    Bracket 3
    9 Grischuk, A
    RUS
    1½-½
    Swiercz, D
    POL
    10 Le Quang Liem
    VIE
    2½-1½
    Vallejo Pons, F
    ESP
    11 Svidler, P
    RUS
    2½-1½
    Bologan, V
    MDA
    12 Radjabov, T
    AZE
    4-2
    Bruzon, L
    CUB
    Bracket 4
    13 Karjakin, S
    RUS
    2½-1½
    Sasikiran, K
    IND
    14 Jakovenko, D
    RUS
    ½-1½
    Eljanov, P
    UKR
    15 Wang Hao
    CHN
    1-3
    Dreev, A
    RUS
    16 Andreikin, D
    RUS
    1½-½
    Truong Son, N
    VIE
    Bracket 5
    17 Caruana, F
    ITA
    1½-½
    Yu Yangyi
    CHN
    18 Malakhov, V
    RUS
    3-1
    Fressinet, L
    FRA
    19 Leko, P
    HUN
    ½-1½
    Granda Zuniga, J
    PER
    20 Giri, A
    NED
    2-0
    Li Chao
    CHN
    Bracket 6
    21 Gelfand, B
    ISR
    1½-½
    Filippov, A
    UZB
    22 Bacrot, E
    FRA
    1½-2½
    Moiseenko, A
    UKR
    23 Dominguez Perez, L
    CUB
    1½-½
    Onischuk, A
    USA
    24 Vachier-Lagrave, M
    FRA
    2-0
    Ortiz Suarez, I
    CUB
    Bracket 7
    25 Kramnik, V
    RUS
    2½-1½
    Kobalia, M
    RUS
    26 Areshchenko, A
    UKR
    1½-½
    Felgaer, R
    ARG
    27 Adams, M
    ENG
    1½-2½
    Kryvoruchko, Y
    UKR
    28 Ivanchuk, V
    UKR
    2-0
    Robson, R
    USA
    Bracket 8
    29 Nakamura, H
    USA
    1½-½
    Safarli, E
    AZE
    30 Fier, A
    BRA
    ½-1½
    Adhiban, B
    IND
    31 Ponomariov, R
    UKR
    4-5
    Dubov, D
    RUS
    32 Korobov, A
    UKR
    3-1
    Jobava, B
    GEO
    Drum Coverage
    | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 |
    | Semifinals | Finals |

    Official Website: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/
    Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2013/08/09/2013-world-chess-cup-tromso-norway/
    All PGN Games (TWIC): https://www.theweekinchess.com/assets/files/pgn/wcup13.pgn
    Rules and Regulations: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/official-info/rules-and-regulations

  7. Moving into the third and fourth rounds, no longer can we simply boil the matchups to rating differences. On social networks and commentaries, this is the simplistic analysis I’ve often heard. Of course there are some “underdogs” left, but some of these “upsets” were not really as big as they seemed. A lot was made of Wei Yi’s wins over Nepo and Shirov, but it is really hard to know how strong the Chinese boy is. Also Granda Zuniga’s win over Leko may not be such a big upset either. By the 5th round, we will most likely have mostly elite players left and these conversations will no longer be appropriate. Unless Wei Yi continues he onslaught which would mean he would be 2700-strength anyway!

  8. Faces in the Crowd

    The intense expression of GM Krishnan Sasikiran.

    A disappointed Jorge Cori after being forfeited against Radjabov.

    China did not perform well in Tromso. Wang Hao was upset and now China’s torch is being held by 14-year old Wei Yi.

    Speaking of upsets, here is one of the biggest of the tournament Seventeen-year old Daniil Dubov surviving the intense glare of Ruslan Ponomariov during their Armegeddon game.

    Of course, Jon Ludvig Hammer is quite happy! The hometown favorite beat David Navara to advance to the third round.

  9. 2013 World Chess Cup
    August 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)
    Match Scores (Round #3)
    Bracket 1
    1 Aronian, L
    ARM
    ½-1½
    Tomashevsky, E
    RUS
    2 Morozevich, A
    RUS
    4½-3½
    Vitiugov, N
    RUS
    Bracket 2
    3 Kamsky, G
    USA
    1½-½
    Hammer, J
    NOR
    4 Mamedyarov, S
    AZE
    2½-1½
    Wei Yi
    CHN
    Bracket 3
    5 Grischuk, A
    RUS
    1½-2½
    Le Quang Liem
    VIE
    6 Svidler, P
    RUS
    1½-½
    Radjabov, T
    AZE
    Bracket 4
    7 Karjakin, S
    RUS
    4½-3½
    Eljanov, P
    UKR
    8 Dreev, A
    RUS
    2-4
    Andreikin, D
    RUS
    Bracket 5
    9 Caruana, F
    ITA
    3-1
    Malakhov, V
    RUS
    10 Giri, A
    NED
    1½-2½
    Granda Zuniga, J
    PER
    Bracket 6
    11 Gelfand, B
    ISR
    1½-½
    Moiseenko, A
    UKR
    12 Dominguez Perez, L
    CUB
    ½-1½
    Vachier-Lagrave, M
    FRA
    Bracket 7
    13 Kramnik, V
    RUS
    3-1
    Areshchenko, A
    UKR
    14 Ivanchuk, V
    UKR
    3-1
    Kryvoruchko, Y
    UKR
    Bracket 8
    15 Nakamura, H
    USA
    2-0
    Adhiban, B
    IND
    16 Korobov, A
    UKR
    2½-1½
    Dubov, D
    RUS
    Drum Coverage
    | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 |
    | Semifinals | Finals |

    Official Website: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/
    Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/
    All PGN Games (TWIC): https://www.theweekinchess.com/
    Rules and Regulations: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/

  10. Faces in the Crowd

    Peruvian Grandmaster Julio Granda Zuniga

    Le-Mamedyarov in the fateful 154-move game.

    Wei Yi had a magnificent run but bowed out against Shahkriyar Mamedyarov.

    Tiebreak blitz battles!
    Vitiugov-Morozevich and Karjakin-Eljanov

    Baskaran Adhiban and simultaneous participants.

    Kema Goryaeva of Elista, Production Director for FIDE 🙂

  11. There comes a point during a chess game where even luck cannot come to one’s rescue. Unfortunately, Nakamura was faced with this predicament in his second game against GM Korobov today. Too bad! Without a doubt, chess can be ruthless.

  12. 2013 World Chess Cup
    August 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)
    Match Scores (Round #4)
    1 Morozevich, A
    RUS
    3½-4½
    Tomashevsky, E
    RUS
    2 Kamsky, G
    USA
    1½-½
    Mamedyarov, S
    AZE
    3 Svidler, P
    RUS
    2½-1½
    Le Quang Liem
    VIE
    4 Karjakin, S
    RUS
    1-3
    Andreikin, D
    RUS
    5 Caruana, F
    ITA
    2-0
    Granda Zuniga, J
    PER
    6 Gelfand, B
    ISR
    1½-2½
    Vachier-Lagrave, M
    FRA
    7 Kramnik, V
    RUS
    1½-½
    Ivanchuk, V
    UKR
    8 Nakamura, H
    USA
    ½-1½
    Korobov, A
    UKR
    Drum Coverage
    | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 |
    | Semifinals | Finals |

    Official Website: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/
    Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/
    All PGN Games (TWIC): https://www.theweekinchess.com/
    Rules and Regulations: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/

  13. Faces in the Crowd

    10-year old FM Fabiano Caruana. Copyright © Daaim Shabazz, 2003.

    Seems like a short while ago when a rising star emerged. Here is a 10-year old FM Fabiano Caruana playing at 2003 Foxwoods Open (Connecticut, USA). Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

    Fabiano Caruana vs. Yu Yangyi

    Le Quang Liem (seated left) showed his tremendous talents and this 22-year old will begin at Webster University this fall. Photo by Anastasia Karlovich.

  14. 2013 World Chess Cup
    August 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)
    Match Scores (Round #5)
    1 Kamsky, G
    USA
    ½-1½
    Tomashevsky, E
    RUS
    2 Svidler, P
    RUS
    1½-2½
    Andreikin, D
    RUS
    3 Caruana, F
    ITA
    1½-2½
    Vachier-Lagrave, M
    FRA
    4 Kramnik, V
    RUS
    1½-½
    Korobov, A
    UKR
    Drum Coverage
    | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 |
    | Semifinals | Finals |

    Official Website: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/
    Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/
    All PGN Games (TWIC): https://www.theweekinchess.com/
    Rules and Regulations: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/

  15. Faces in the Crowd

    The legendary GM Susan Polgar

    Evgeny Tomashevsky being interviewed by Dirk Jan ten Guezendam and GM Nigel Short. Macauley Peterson in production booth across the room. Photos by Anastasia Karlovich.

  16. 2013 World Chess Cup
    August 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)
    Match Scores (Semifinals)
    1 Andreikin, D
    RUS
    2½-1½
    Tomashevsky, E
    RUS
    2 Kramnik, V
    RUS
    2½-1½
    Vachier-Lagrave, M
    FRA
    Drum Coverage
    | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 |
    | Semifinals | Finals |

    Official Website: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/
    Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/
    All PGN Games (TWIC): https://www.theweekinchess.com/
    Rules and Regulations: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/

  17. Kramnik still has it! In the end, his experience helped him restrained Andreikin’s spirited style of play. I think the young Andreikin handled the defeat with a lot of class.

  18. 2013 World Chess Cup
    August 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)
    Match Scores (Finals)
    GM Vladimir Kramnik vs. GM Dmitri Andreikin
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    -TIEBREAKS-
    Pts.
    Kramnik
    Andrekin
    Drum Coverage
    | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 |
    | Semifinals |
    Finals |

    Official Website: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/
    Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/
    All PGN Games (TWIC): https://www.theweekinchess.com/
    Rules and Regulations: https://www.chessworldcup2013.com/

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