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Svidler wins again with Black

In the first game from four in the World Cup Final, Peter Svidler took advantage of Alexander Grischuk's time trouble, and managed to win with Black. That makes five classical wins from seven with the Black pieces! In their 3rd to 4th place play-off, Vassily Ivanchuk and Ruslan Ponomariov drew after Ivanchuk led his advantage slip away.

The final:

Seed/

World Rank

White Country Rating Result Seed/ World rank Black Country Rating Opening details  
6/9 Alexander Grischuk RUS 2746 0-1 9/16 Peter Svidler RUS 2739 Sicilian Kan  

The 3rd/4th play-off:

Seed/

World Rank

White Country Rating Result Seed/ World Rank Black Country Rating Opening details  
2/7 Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2766 0.5-0.5 4/8 Ruslan Ponomariov UKR 2764 English Four Knights  

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 4 1 3 2 1 4 1 0 2 1 2 - - - 65.2
4 Ruslan Ponomariov (27) UKR/2764 1 4 1 1 6 0 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 58.0
6 Alexander Grischuk (27) RUS/2746 3 3 1 0 5 1 3 2 0 3 1 1 - - - 63.0
9 Peter Svidler (35) RUS/2739 1 5 0 5 2 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 - - - 76.3

Overall in Khanty Mansiysk, Peter Svidler has the best percentage score amongst the four who made the semi-finals.

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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