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World Cup 2009

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

26.11.2009
JUDIT, THANK YOU!

    The tie breaks of Round 2 made the situation clear: the favorites of the Cup who managed to go through will continue their fight for the title of a year. The hero of Round 1 Varuzhan Akobian, whose hockey score was 9- 7 in the first round could not stand up in Round 2.

26.11.2009
Varuzhan AKOBIAN: "GOOD THAT I GO TO FITNESS CLUB"

    Varuzhan Akobian of the USA became a hero of the Round 1. He won Pavel Tregubov in the tie breaks 9:7.

25.11.2009
Vassily IVANCHUK: "I was thrown out of a saddle"

    After the loss in the Round 2, Vassily Ivanchuk looked like a broken-hearted man. It was obvious: he is genius; it is just difficult to stand up the loss to the young and unknown So Wesley from the Philippines .

25.11.2009
ALEXANDRA KOSTENYUK: "I SHOULD CONTACT L'OREAL!"

     The Women's World Champion Alexandra Kostenyuk was not lucky in the drawing of colors: she had to meet one of the best Grandmasters of the world Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the Round 1. Nevertheless, Alexandra was very optimistic…

25.11.2009
Morozevich, Ivanchuk and Radjabov leaving Khanty Mansiysk

     The result of the classical games of the Round 2 is as follows: there are 16 clear participants of the 1/8 finals of the Cup. Three super Grandmasters are out from the further fight. They lost in the first games of the Round 2 and could not equalize in the second day.

25.11.2009
Judit POLGAR: “I ALWAYS KNEW THAT I WILL BE SUCCESSFUL”

     She has two children and it could seem that she has no champion's ambitions anymore. But the housewife activity is not for the great chess player. “I just can't live without chess”, - says Judit. – “I will do my best to be among the strongest again”.

24.11.2009
WORLD HAS TURNED OVER

     You wanted sensations? Here they are! The Finnish Tomi Nyback easily won one of the leaders of the Russian team Peter Svidler. Czech Viktor Laznichka played better than another Russian Titan Alexander Morozevich. Vasily Ivanchuk easily let the young So Wesley from the Philippine beat him.

24.11.2009
NOTES BY GM SERGEY SHIPOV

     The most interesting fragments of Round 1 games are commented by GM Sergey Shipov.

23.11.2009
FIRST ROUND: WITHOUT SENSATIONS? PERFECT!

     One sensation for the first round of the so-called unpredictable World Cup is not much, you must admit. The favorites of the tournament were winning differently: in a beautiful and elegant way, in a positional fight and showing class.

22.11.2009
David NAVARA: "I WILL NEVER BE SPECIALIST IN LOGICS"

     Navara is not only bright chess player but also very interesting person and true original. For instance he answered questions at the press conference in Russian (“I learned this language for some years”).

22.11.2009
Lenier DOMINGUEZ: "WE ALL FOLLOW CHE GEVARA'S EXAMPLE"

     The best chess player of the Latin America, World Blitz Chess Champion 2008 Lenier Dominguez Peres helps his girl-friend-physician, watches “Dr. House” and believes in the revolution ideals.

22.11.2009
An over 2700 player leaves the Cup

     The first loss among the favorites of the World Cup happened after the 1 st round. Sergey Movsesian from Slovakia, whose rating is over 2700 lost in the first round (classical games) to less known chess player from China Yu Yangyi. In the first game the Chinese won and in the second one Movsesian did not manage to win back.

21.11.2009
Ray Robson: "They say I am an aggressive player"

     Today chess in the USA is not only Nakamura and ex-representatives of the Soviet chess school. But it is also very perspective, according to specialists, Ray Robson and Robert Hess. World Cup 2009 is their first serious collision with the chess elite.

21.11.2009
Vugar Gashimov: "Kasparov predicted that we will win Europe. He was right"

     European Champion Vugar Gashimov from Azerbaijan is sure that one of the favorites of the tournament would win the World Cup. And he does not deny that he is one of them.

21.11.2009
Fabiano Caruana: "To become the best? I hope it is only the matter of time for me"

     It seems that it is the first time when such a sport country as Italy has got a player, who to public mind, is able to equally compete with chess elite in the closest future.

21.11.2009
Ho Yifan: "I like Karjakin as a chess player!"

     Hou Yifan, 15 years old Chinese, became famous long before the Women's World Chess Championship in Nalchik in 2008. Being the youngest participant, she managed to go all the way till the finals where she lost to the Russian. To Alexandra Kostenyuk.

21.11.2009
Grischuk, Ponomariov and Shirov did not manage to win the first round of the World Cup

    There were no special sensations in the first games of the first round at the World Cup 2009 which started on Saturday in Khanty Mansiysk. The rating favorites won their games at the first six boards.

20.11.2009
The 3 rd World Chess Cup is opened

    The Opening Ceremony of the III World Cup 2009 took place in the House of Culture “Oktyabr” on 20 November in Khanty Mansiysk.

20.11.2009
Zhukov and Filipenko press conference before World cup start

     The Vice Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Zhukov took the floor first. He informed the audience on the World Chess Olympiad 2010 Organizing Committee meeting which was held to discuss the organizational points.

20.11.2009
PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE UGRA GOVERNOR ALEXANDER FILIPENKO AND VICE PRIME MINISTER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ALEXANDER ZHUKOV

     The Vice Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Zhukov took the floor first. He informed the audience on the World Chess Olympiad 2010 Organizing Committee meeting. The main subject was Khanty Manyisk readiness for hosting the guests.

    Honorary FIDE Vice President Mr. Israel Gelfer paid a visit to Khanty-Mansiysk ( Russia ) on behalf of the WC OC (the commission for World Championship cycle and Olympiad) to follow and advise to the preparations for the 2010 Olympiad.

The schedule of the World Cup 2009

Date
Events
Venue
20.10.09
16:00 Players' meeting
17:00 Opening ceremony
CH “Octyabr”
21.11.09
Round I game 1
Center of Arts
Beginning of the games at 15:00
22.11.09
Round I game 2
23.11.09
Tie break
24.11.09
Round II game 1
25.11.09
Round II game 2
26.11.09
Tie break
27.11.09
Round III game 1
28.11.09
Round III game 2
29.11.09
Tie break
30.11.09
Round IV game 1
01.12.09
Round IV game 2
02.12.09
Tie break
03.12.09
Round V game 1
04.12.09
Round V game 2
05.12.09
Tie break
06.12.09
Round VI game 1
07.12.09
Round VI game 2
08.12.09
Tie break
09.12.09
Day off
10.12.09
Round VII game 1
11.12.09
Round VII game 2
12.12.09
Round VII game 3
13.12.09
Round VII game 4
14.12.09
Tie break
Closing ceremony
15.12.09
Departure
 
In the end of every competition day press conference with players will be held in the Press Centre.

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