World Cup

  • 2011 World Cup: Finals

    2011 World CupAugust 26th-September 21st, 2011(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia) FINALS   Flag G1 G2 G3 G4 -TIEBREAKS- Pts. Grischuk 0 ½ ½ ½ 1½ Svidler 1 ½ ½ ½ 2½ THIRD PLACE   Flag G1 G2 G3 G4 -TIEBREAKS- Pts. Ivanchuk ½ 1 ½ ½ 2½ Ponomariov ½ 0 ½ ½…

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  • 2011 World Cup: Semi-Finals

    2011 World CupAugust 26th-September 21st, 2011(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia)Semi-finals # Name Flag Nation Result Name Flag Nation 1 Svidler, P RUS 1½-½ Ponomariov, R UKR 2 Ivanchuk, V UKR 2½-3½ Grischuk, A RUS Pairing Tree Official Site: https://chess.ugrasport.com/ Games: Main Site, PGN (TWIC) Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2011/08/25/2011-world-cup-khanty-mansiysk-russia/

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  • 2011 World Cup: Round #5

    2011 World CupAugust 26th-September 21st, 2011(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia)Round #5 # Name Flag Nation Result Name Flag Nation 1 Polgar, J HUN ½-1½ Svidler, P RUS 2 Ivanchuk, V UKR 2½-1½ Radjabov, T AZE 3 Grischuk, A RUS 2½-1½ Navara, D CZE 4 Ponomariov, R UKR 1½-½ Gashimov, V AZE Pairing…

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  • 2011 World Cup: Round #4

    2011 World CupAugust 26th-September 21st, 2011(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia)Round #4 # Name Flag Nation Result Name Flag Nation 1 Polgar, J HUN 4½-3½ Dominguez, L CUB 2 Ivanchuk, V UKR 3-1 Bu Xiangzhi CHN 3 Zherebukh, Y UKR 0-2 Navara, D CZE 4 Ponomariov, R UKR 4½-3½ Bruzon, L CUB 5…

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  • Ethics at 2011 World Cup

    While watching the 2011 World Cup broadcast, I was particularly intrigued with the Alexander Moiseenko and David Navara because they had reached a textbook ending… queen versus rook and pawn. Navara (the stronger side) had shown how to wrest the remaining pawn away and then set sights on executing the…

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  • 2011 World Cup: Round #3

    2011 World CupAugust 26th-September 21st, 2011(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia)Round #3 # Name Flag Nation Result Name Flag Nation 1 Karjakin, S RUS ½-1½ Polgar, J HUN 2 Sutovsky, E ISR 1-3 Ivanchuk, V UKR 3 Mamedyarov, S AZE 1½-2½ Zherebukh, Y UKR 4 Efimenko, Z UKR 1½-2½ Ponomariov, R UKR 5…

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  • 2011 World Cup: Round #2

    2011 World CupAugust 26th-September 21st, 2011(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia)Round #2 # Name Flag Nation Result Name Flag Nation 1 Karjakin, S RUS 2½-1½ So, W PHI 2 Alekseev, E RUS ½-1½ Ivanchuk, V UKR 3 Mamedyarov, S AZE 2½-1½ Fridman, D GER 4 Ni Hua CHN 2½-3½ Ponomariov, R UKR 5…

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  • 2011 World Cup: Round #1

    2011 World CupAugust 26th-September 21st, 2011(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia)Round #1 # Name Flag Nation Result Name Flag Nation 1 Karjakin, S RUS 2-0 Kaabi, M TUN 2 Ivanchuk, V UKR 2-0 Steel, H RSA 3 Mamedyarov, S AZE 2-0 Ibrahim, H EGY 4 Ponomariov, R UKR 1½-½ Gwaze, R ZIM 5…

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  • 2007 World Cup Chess Championship

    Playing Hall, Hotel Yugorskaya Dolina(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia) The 2007 World Cup Chess Championship is currently in full swing. A total of 128 players gathered in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia to vie for a chance to face former FIDE Champion Veselin Topalov next year. The competition has been hated thus far but…

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  • Historic Moments: Stanley Chumfwa qualifies for FIDE World Cup!

    After a stellar performance at the 2005 African Championships, Stanley Chumfwa shared his impressions of his performance and his prospects for the future with The Chess Drum. He earned a trip to the FIDE World Cup which will start on December 3rd in Elista, Russia. Stanley Chumfwa – ZambiaPhoto by…

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