September 10th-October 4th, 2015 (Baku, Azerbaijan)
Match Scores (SEMIFINALS)
| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 |
| Semifinals | Finals |
Who will advance and compete for the World Cup title?
After the rest day, we move on to the semifinals of the 2015 World Cup with four familiar players. These two mini-matches are important especially for the winners because they will then qualify for the Candidates tournament in March. Pavel Eljanov has played solidly thus far and has not suffered a single loss in his matches. On the other hand, he has the ever-solid Sergey Karjakin to overcome. In the Svidler-Giri match, it will be the old guard vs. the new guard. Will Svidler earn his second trip to the finals? Will Giri break through? Giri could qualify on rating, but there is no sense in taking chances. Should be exciting!