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The Semi-finalists

Peter Svidler
The Semi-Finals will start later today, but you might like to know more about the four players involved. See below for some handy statistics.

Here are some facts about the players in the Semi-Final:

Seed Name Country Age Rating Highest ever

World

rank

highest ever Khanty Mansiysk %
2

Vassily Ivanchuk

UKR 42 2766 2787 7 2  75
4

Ruslan Ponomariov 

UKR 27 2764 2768 8 6 61.4
6 Alexander Grischuk   RUS 27 2746 2773 9 6 68.8
9 Peter Svidler RUS 35 2739 2765 16 4 75

Here are the details of the games played here in the 2011 Khanty Mansisyk World Cup. 

    C C C C C C R R R R R R B B B Total%
Seed Name (ranking by %) w+ w= w- b+ b= b- w+ w= w- b+ b= b- + = -  
2

Vassily Ivanchuk

2 2 1 3 1 1 3 0 0 2 1 0 - - - 75
4 Ruslan Ponomariov 1 4 0 1 4 0 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 61.4
6 Alexander Grischuk 3 2 0 0 4 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 - - - 68.8
9 Peter Svidler 1 4 0 3 2 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 - - - 75

The best percentages have been scored by the unbeaten Peter Svidler, and by Vassily Ivanchuk, who has an impressive record in the Rapidplay tie-breaks.

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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