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Grischuk overcomes Ivanchuk

Alexander Grischuk
Alexander Grischuk beat Vassily Ivanchuk in the Rapidplay tie-breaks. The Russian's nerves are perhaps better suited to limited time controls, an example being the way Ivanchuk cracked in their third rapid game, which cost him dear.

So here is a summary of what happened in the match:

Seed Name Country Rating

World Rank:

Present/best

C1 C2 R1 R2 R3 R4 B1 B2 AB Score
6 Alexander Grischuk RUS 2746 9/6 ½w ½b 1w 0b 1w ½b      
2 Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2766 7/2 ½b ½w 0b 1w 0b ½w      

The other Semi-Final was decided yesterday:

Seed Name Country Rating

World rank:

Present/best

C1 C2 R1 R2 R3 R4 B1 B2 AB Score
9 Peter Svidler RUS 2746 16/4 ½w 1b              
4 Ruslan Ponomariov UKR 2764 8/6 ½b 0w               ½

So the Russian pair will meet in the final and, in addition, are both qualified for the next Candidates series. As for the losing semi-finalists, Vassily Ivanchuk and Ruslan Ponomariov will have to play off for the third place available in the Candidates.

Here are the details of the percentages obtained in the 2011 Khanty Mansiysk World Cup, including today's games. 

      C C C C C C R R R R R R B B B Total%
Seed Name (age)

Country/

Elo

w+ w= w- b+ b= b- w+ w= w- b+ b= b- + = -  
2

Vassily Ivanchuk (42)

UKR/2766 2 3 1 3 2 1 4 1 0 2 1 2 - - - 65.9
4 Ruslan Ponomariov (27) UKR/2764 1 4 1 1 5 0 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 58.3
6 Alexander Grischuk (27) RUS/2746 3 3 0 0 5 1 3 2 0 3 1 1 - - - 65.9
9 Peter Svidler (35) RUS/2739 1 5 0 4 2 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 - - - 75

The four-game (classical) final begins on the 16th of September after a well-earned rest day tomorrow.

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.

All the photos today are from the official site.

The total prize fund is of $1.600.000 (about 1.100.000€):

First round losers win $6.000 (about 4.100€);

Second round losers win $10.000 (or roughly 6.900€);

Third round losers $16.000 (or 11.000€);

Fourth round $25.000 (or 17.000€);

Fifth round (Quarter-finals) $35.000 (or 24.000€);

Sixth round (Semi-final) $50.000 (or 34.500€);

Losing finalist $80.000 (or 55.000€);

The winner receives $120.000 (or 82.500€).

 

 


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