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Forty-seven qualifiers known!

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Another good day for South Americans as Brazilian Diego Rafael Di Berardino beat Gata Kamsky, and Peruvian Jorge Cori downed Francisco Vallejo Pons. These two matches will be among a total of seventeen that will require tie-breaks tomorrow. Peter Leko (18th seed) and Wang Yue (27th seed) didn't recover from their first day losses and are the highest-rated players on their way home.

Most of the favourites are through although a few will be in the tie-breaks tomorrow. A couple of 2700 pluses however will be arranging an early flight home.

Peter Leko

Another player whom lady luck wasn't smiling on was Ahmed Adly of Egypt, instead of playing he had to go to hospital with medical problems (kidney stones) and was even operated on!

Wang Yue

Here are the results from the second games (Monday 29th of August) of the first round:

Bd. Points Title Name/ Rating Country Result Points Title Name/ Rating Country
1 1 GM Sergey Karjakin 2788 RUS 1-0 0 IM Mejdi Kaabi 2344 TUN
2 0 FM Henry Robert Steel 2362  RSA 0-1 1 GM Vassily Ivanchuk 2768 UKR
3 1 GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2765 AZE 1-0 0   Hatim Ibrahim 2402 EGY
4 0 IM Robert Gwaze (Not Published) ZIM ½-½ 1 GM Ruslan Ponomariov 2764  UKR
5 1 GM Vugar Gashimov 2760 AZE 1-0 0 IM Eric Hansen 2449 CAN
6 0 IM Vladimir Genba 2452  RUS ½-½ 1 GM Alexander Grischuk 2746  RUS
7 1 GM Teimour Radjabov 2744 AZE 1-0 0 GM Frank De La Paz Perdomo 2477 CUB
8 0 IM Diego Rafael Di Berardino 2480 BRA 1-0 1 GM Gata Kamsky 2741 USA
9 0.5 GM Peter Svidler 2739 RUS 1-0 0.5 GM Darcy Lima 2493 BRA
10 0 GM A.R. Saleh Salem 2493 UAE 0-1 1 GM Dmitry Jakovenko 2736  RUS
11 0.5 GM Nikita Vitiugov 2733 RUS ½-½ 0.5 GM Alexei Bezgodov 2503 RUS
12 0 GM Essam El Gindy 2510  EGY 0-1 1 GM Zoltan Almasi 2726  HUN 
13 1 GM Francisco Vallejo Pons 2724 ESP 0-1 0 GM Jorge Cori 2514 PER
14 0 GM Nikolai Kabanov 2520  RUS  0-1 1 GM David Navara 2722  CZE
15 0.5 GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2722 FRA 1-0 0.5 GM Ziaur Rahman 2528 BAN
16 0 GM Elshan Moradiabadi 2532 IRI ½-½ 1 GM Leinier Dominguez Perez 2719  CUB
17 0F GM Wang Hao 2718 CHN 0-1F 1F GM Alexander Ivanov 2538 USA
18 1 GM Samuel L Shankland 2539 USA  ½-½ 0 GM Peter Leko 2717 HUN 
19 0.5 GM Alexander Moiseenko 2715 UKR 1-0 0.5 GM Baris Esen 2543 TUR
20 0 GM Susanto Megaranto 2544  INA ½-½ 1 GM Le Quang Liem 2715  VIE 
21 1 GM Michael Adams 2715  ENG ½-½ 0 GM Mark Paragua 2545   PHI 
22 0 GM Manuel Leon Hoyos 2548  MEX ½-½ 1 GM Alexei Shirov 2714 ESP
23 1 GM Baadur Jobava 2713 GEO 1-0 0 GM Namig Guliyev 2549 AZE
24 0 GM Aleksei Pridorozhni 2550  RUS ½-½ 1 GM Fabiano Caruana 2711  ITA
25 1 GM Ian Nepomniachtchi 2711 RUS 1-0 0 IM Isan Reynald Ortiz Suarez 2556 CUB
26 0.5 GM Ray Robson 2560  USA ½-½ 0.5 GM Etienne Bacrot 2710 FRA
27 0 GM Wang Yue 2709 CHN ½-½ 1 GM Alexandr Fier 2566 BRA
28 0 GM Zhao Zong-Yuan 2570 AUS 0-1 1 GM Evgeny Tomashevsky 2707  RUS
29 0.5 GM Zahar Efimenko 2706 UKR 1-0 0.5 GM Vlastimil Babula 2572 CZE
30 0.5 GM Ruben Felgaer 2573 ARG ½-½ 0.5 GM Vladimir Malakhov 2706 RUS
31 0.5 GM Emil Sutovsky 2700 ISR ½-½ 0.5 GM Evgeny E Vorobiov 2574 RUS
32 0 GM Hou Yifan 2575 CHN 0-1 1 GM Sergei Movsesian 2700  ARM
33 1 GM Judit Polgar 2699 HUN 1-0 0 GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez 2585 CUB
34 0 GM Rinat Jumabayev 2589  KAZ 0-1 1 GM Laurent Fressinet 2698 FRA
35 0.5 GM Pavel Eljanov 2697 UKR ½-½ 0.5 GM Yaroslav Zherebukh 2590 UKR
36 0 GM Sandro Mareco 2597  ARG ½-½  1 GM Ferenc Berkes 2696 HUN
37 0.5 GM Dmitry Andreikin 2696 RUS 1-0 0.5 GM Murtas Kazhgaleyev 2597 KAZ
38 0.5 GM Stelios Halkias 2600  RUS ½-½ 0.5 GM Alexander Morozevich 2694 GRE
39 0 GM Sergei Zhigalko 2689 BLR 0-1 1 GM Anton Filippov 2606 UZB
40 0 GM Mark Bluvshtein 2611 CAN ½-½  1 GM Alexander Riazantsev 2688  RUS
41 0.5 GM Alexander Motylev 2685 RUS ½-½  0.5 GM Yuri Drozdovskij 2614 UKR
42 0 GM Arman Pashikian 2616 POL 0-1 1 GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek 2683  ARM
43 0.5 GM Vladimir Potkin 2682 RUS ½-½  0.5 GM Yuri Shulman 2617 USA
44 0.5 GM Evgeny Postny 2618  ISR ½-½  0.5 GM Peter Heine Nielsen 2681  DEN
45 0.5 GM Boris Grachev 2680 RUS 1-0 0.5 GM Evgeny Romanov 2624 RUS
46 0 GM Ivan Salgado Lopez 2626  ESP ½-½  1 GM Ernesto Inarkiev 2679  RUS
47 0.5 GM Rauf Mamedov 2679 AZE 0-1 0.5 GM Abhijeet Gupta 2627 IND
48 0.5 GM Igor Lysyj 2629 RUS ½-½  0.5 GM Mikhail Kobalia 2679  RUS
49 1 GM Viktor Bologan 2678 MDA ½-½  0 GM Bartosz Socko 2631 POL
50 0 GM Ahmed Adly 2631  EGY 0-1F 1 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2675 CHN
51 0.5 GM Alexander Onischuk 2675 USA 1-0 0.5 GM Ivan Ivanisevic 2633 SRB
52 0.5 GM Yuniesky Quesada Perez 2635  CUB ½-½  0.5 GM Lazaro Bruzon Batista 2673 CUB
53 0 GM Yu Yangyi 2672 CHN 0-1 1 GM Mircea-Emilian Parligras 2636 ROU
54 0 GM Zhou Jianchao 2636 CHN 0-1 1 GM Anton Korobov 2671  UKR
55 1 GM Pentala Harikrishna 2669 IND ½-½ 0 GM Maxim Rodshtein 2637 ISR
56 0.5 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son 2637 VIE 1-0 0.5 GM Li Chao b 2669 CHN
57 1 GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov 2669 UZB ½-½ 0 GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu 2641   ROU
58 1F GM Parimarjan Negi 2642 IND 1-0F 0F GM Vladimir Akopian 2667  ARM
59 0 GM Sebastien Feller 2666 FRA 1-0 1 GM Viorel Iordachescu 2646 MDA
60 0.5 GM Sergei Azarov 2648 BLR 1-0 0.5 GM Artyom Timofeev 2665 RUS
61 0.5 GM Ni Hua 2662 CHN ½-½ 0.5 GM Ildar Khairullin 2649 RUS
62 0.5 GM Constantin Lupulescu 2650  ROU 0-1 0.5 GM Daniel Fridman 2659 GER
63 0.5 GM Evgeny Alekseev 2659 RUS ½-½ 0.5 GM Markus Ragger 2651 AUT
64 0.5 GM Ding Liren 2654 CHN ½-½  0.5 GM Wesley So 2658 PHI

In the seventeen matches tied 1-1, then there will be rapids and, if necessary Blitz games, tomorrow to decide who goes into the second round.

For more information go to the official site: http://chess.ugrasport.com/

Live games: http://chess.ugrasport.com/?cat=12

If you want to follow the live games then note the following:

The local starting time is 3pm and 3pm Khanty Mansiysk = 11am Paris = 10am London = 5am New York = 2am Los Angeles

The time control in the classical games is 90' for 40 moves (+30"), then 30' (+30") KO.

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