Chess World Cup is the name given to a number of different chess tournaments. The format and significance of the tournaments has changed over the years.
History [ edit ]
In 1988–99, the
Grandmasters Association organised a series of six high-ranking World Cup tournaments in the form of a 'Grand Prix'.
In 2000 and 2002
FIDE, the World Chess Federation, staged their "First Chess World Cup" and "Second Chess World Cup" respectively. These were major tournaments, but not directly linked to the World Chess Championship. Both the 2000 and [1 ] 2002 events were won by [2 ] Viswanathan Anand of India.
Since 2005, a different event of the same name has been part of the World Chess Championship cycle. This event is being held every two years. It is a 128-player knockout tournament, in the same style as the
1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2004 FIDE World Championships.
Chess World Cup 2005 qualified ten players for the Candidates Tournament for the World Chess Championship 2007. This event was won by Armenian GM Levon Aronian. The Chess World Cup 2007 qualified one player for the next stage of the World Chess Championship 2010. This event was won by American GM Gata Kamsky.
Chess World Cup 2009 qualified one player for the World Chess Championship 2012 cycle, Israeli GM Boris Gelfand won this event. [3 ] The [4 ] Chess World Cup 2011 qualified three players for the World Chess Championship 2013 cycle, Russian GM Peter Svidler won this event. The [5 ] Chess World Cup 2013 qualified two players for the World Chess Championship 2014 cycle, Russian GM Vladimir Kramnik won this event.
Winners [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
1886, 1889, 1891, 1892 ( Steinitz)
1894, 1897, 1907, 1908, 1910 (Jan–Feb), 1910 (Nov–Dec) ( Lasker)
1921 ( Capablanca)
1927, 1929, 1934 ( Alekhine)
1935 ( Euwe)
1937 ( Alekhine)