Chess World Cup 2013

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Vladimir Kramnik, winner of the Chess World Cup 2013

The Chess World Cup 2013 was a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament, played between 11 August and 2 September 2013, in the hotel Scandic Tromsø in Tromsø, Norway.[1][2] It was won by Vladimir Kramnik, who defeated Dmitry Andreikin 2½–1½ in the final match.[3] The finalists qualified for the 2014 Candidates Tournament.

Format[edit]

Matches consisted of two games (except for the final, which consisted of four). Players had 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move from the start of the game. If a match was tied after the regular games, tie breaks were played on the next day. The format for the tie breaks was as follows:

  • Two rapid games (25 minutes plus 10 seconds increment) were to be played.
  • If the score was tied after two rapid games, two rapid games (10 minutes plus 10 seconds increment) were to be played.
  • If the score was tied after four rapid games, the opponents were to play two blitz games (five minutes plus three seconds increment).
  • If the score was tied after a pair of blitz games, an armageddon game (in which a draw counts as a win for Black) was to be played. White would have five minutes and Black would have four minutes, and both players would have a three seconds per move increment beginning with move 61.

Prize money[edit]

Round Prize Total
Round 1 64 × US $6,000 US $384,000
Round 2 32 × US $10,000 US $320,000
Round 3 16 × US $16,000 US $256,000
Round 4 8 × US $25,000 US $200,000
Round 5 4 × US $35,000 US $140,000
Round 6 2 × US $50,000 US $100,000
Runner-up US $80,000 US $80,000
Winner US $120,000 US $120,000
Total US $1,600,000[4]

Participants[edit]

The participating players were seeded by their July 2013 FIDE ratings:[5]

All players are grandmasters unless indicated otherwise.

Qualification paths[edit]

Prominent non-participants[edit]

Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, and Veselin Topalov qualified for the event, but they declined to participate. The only other player from the world's top 30 who did not participate is Ding Liren.[6] Levon Aronian (who declined to play in 2009 and 2011) and Vladimir Kramnik (who had never played in a Chess World Cup) chose to participate because FIDE made participation in either the Chess World Cup or the FIDE Grand Prix series mandatory for qualification to the 2014 Candidates Tournament through rating.[7]

Calendar[edit]

Round Regular games Tiebreaks
1 11–12 August 13 August
2 14–15 August 16 August
3 17–18 August 19 August
4 20–21 August 22 August
5 23–24 August 25 August
6 26–27 August 28 August
7 30 August – 2 September 3 September

Results, rounds 1–4[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
                       
1 Armenia Levon Aronian 2
128 Kyrgyzstan Mikhail Markov 0
1 Armenia Levon Aronian 3
64 Russia Igor Lysyj 1
64 Russia Igor Lysyj
65 France Andrei Istrăţescu ½
1 Armenia Levon Aronian ½
32 Russia Evgeny Tomashevsky
32 Russia Evgeny Tomashevsky 5
97 United States Alejandro Ramírez 4
32 Russia Evgeny Tomashevsky
33 Philippines Wesley So ½
33 Philippines Wesley So
96 Turkey Alexander Ipatov ½
32 Russia Evgeny Tomashevsky
16 Russia Alexander Morozevich
16 Russia Alexander Morozevich
113 Canada Bator Sambuev
16 Russia Alexander Morozevich
80 Brazil Rafael Leitão ½
49 Russia Ernesto Inarkiev
80 Brazil Rafael Leitão
16 Russia Alexander Morozevich
17 Russia Nikita Vitiugov
17 Russia Nikita Vitiugov 2
112 United States Conrad Holt 0
17 Russia Nikita Vitiugov
48 Austria Markus Ragger ½
48 Austria Markus Ragger
81 Russia Ivan Popov

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
                       
8 United States Gata Kamsky
121 China Lou Yiping
8 United States Gata Kamsky 3
57 Russia Aleksandr Shimanov 1
57 Russia Aleksandr Shimanov
72 England Gawain Jones
8 United States Gata Kamsky
89 Norway Jon Ludvig Hammer ½
25 Czech Republic David Navara
104 Argentina Sandro Mareco ½
25 Czech Republic David Navara 1
89 Norway Jon Ludvig Hammer 3
40 Armenia Sergei Movsesian
89 Norway Jon Ludvig Hammer
8 United States Gata Kamsky
9 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov ½
9 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
120 Egypt Samy Shoker ½
9 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
56 Russia Maxim Matlakov
56 Russia Maxim Matlakov
73 Netherlands Jan Smeets ½
9 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
105 China Wei Yi
24 Russia Ian Nepomniachtchi ½
105 China Wei Yi
105 China Wei Yi
41 Latvia Alexei Shirov ½
41 Latvia Alexei Shirov 4
88 China Hou Yifan 2

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
                       
4 Russia Alexander Grischuk 2
125 Australia Igor Bjelobrk 0
4 Russia Alexander Grischuk
68 Poland Dariusz Świercz ½
61 Russia Vadim Zvjaginsev
68 Poland Dariusz Świercz
4 Russia Alexander Grischuk
29 Vietnam Lê Quang Liêm
29 Vietnam Lê Quang Liêm 2
100 Philippines Oliver Barbosa 0
29 Vietnam Lê Quang Liêm
36 Spain Francisco Vallejo Pons
36 Spain Francisco Vallejo Pons 2
93 Argentina Diego Flores 0
29 Vietnam Lê Quang Liêm
13 Russia Peter Svidler
13 Russia Peter Svidler 3
116 Ukraine Anna Ushenina 1
13 Russia Peter Svidler
52 Moldova Victor Bologan
52 Moldova Victor Bologan
77 Czech Republic Zbyněk Hráček
13 Russia Peter Svidler
20 Azerbaijan Teimour Radjabov ½
20 Azerbaijan Teimour Radjabov
109 Peru Jorge Cori
20 Azerbaijan Teimour Radjabov 4
45 Cuba Lázaro Bruzón 2
45 Cuba Lázaro Bruzón 3
84 Russia Evgeniy Najer 1

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
                       
5 Russia Sergey Karjakin
124 Morocco Ali Sebbar ½
5 Russia Sergey Karjakin
60 India Krishnan Sasikiran
60 India Krishnan Sasikiran
69 Romania Constantin Lupulescu
5 Russia Sergey Karjakin
37 Ukraine Pavel Eljanov
28 Russia Dmitry Jakovenko 2
101 Philippines Mark Paragua 0
28 Russia Dmitry Jakovenko ½
37 Ukraine Pavel Eljanov
37 Ukraine Pavel Eljanov
92 Italy Sabino Brunello ½
5 Russia Sergey Karjakin 1
21 Russia Dmitry Andreikin 3
12 China Wang Hao
117 China Liu Qingnan ½
12 China Wang Hao 1
53 Russia Alexey Dreev 3
53 Russia Alexey Dreev
76 Belarus Sergei Azarov
53 Russia Alexey Dreev 2
21 Russia Dmitry Andreikin 4
21 Russia Dmitry Andreikin
108 Iran Pouria Darini
21 Russia Dmitry Andreikin
85 Vietnam Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son ½
44 Armenia Vladimir Akopian ½
85 Vietnam Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
                       
2 Italy Fabiano Caruana
127 India G. Akash ½
2 Italy Fabiano Caruana
63 China Yu Yangyi ½
63 China Yu Yangyi 3
66 Slovenia Alexander Beliavsky 1
2 Italy Fabiano Caruana 3
31 Russia Vladimir Malakhov 1
31 Russia Vladimir Malakhov
98 Canada Eric Hansen ½
31 Russia Vladimir Malakhov 3
34 France Laurent Fressinet 1
34 France Laurent Fressinet
95 United States Larry Christiansen ½
2 Italy Fabiano Caruana 2
50 Peru Julio Granda 0
15 Hungary Peter Leko
114 Norway Leif Erlend Johannessen ½
15 Hungary Peter Leko ½
50 Peru Julio Granda
50 Peru Julio Granda 5
79 Armenia Hrant Melkumyan 4
50 Peru Julio Granda
18 Netherlands Anish Giri
18 Netherlands Anish Giri
111 United Arab Emirates Saleh Salem ½
18 Netherlands Anish Giri 2
47 China Li Chao 0
47 China Li Chao
82 Israel Evgeny Postny

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
                       
7 Israel Boris Gelfand
122 Bangladesh Ziaur Rahman ½
7 Israel Boris Gelfand
71 Uzbekistan Anton Filippov ½
58 Russia Evgeny Romanov ½
71 Uzbekistan Anton Filippov
7 Israel Boris Gelfand
39 Ukraine Alexander Moiseenko ½
26 France Étienne Bacrot 2
103 Norway Simen Agdestein 0
26 France Étienne Bacrot
39 Ukraine Alexander Moiseenko
39 Ukraine Alexander Moiseenko w/o
90 Egypt Ahmed Adly[8] w/d
7 Israel Boris Gelfand
23 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
10 Cuba Leinier Domínguez 2
119 Egypt Essam El-Gindy 0
10 Cuba Leinier Domínguez
55 United States Alexander Onischuk ½
55 United States Alexander Onischuk
74 Venezuela Eduardo Iturrizaga ½
10 Cuba Leinier Domínguez ½
23 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
23 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2
106 United States Alexander Shabalov 0
23 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2
87 Cuba Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suárez 0
42 Hungary Judit Polgár ½
87 Cuba Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suárez

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
                       
3 Russia Vladimir Kramnik 2
126 Zambia Gillan Bwalya 0
3 Russia Vladimir Kramnik
67 Russia Mikhail Kobalia
62 Russia Denis Khismatullin
67 Russia Mikhail Kobalia
3 Russia Vladimir Kramnik 3
30 Ukraine Alexander Areshchenko 1
30 Ukraine Alexander Areshchenko
99 United States Gregory Kaidanov ½
30 Ukraine Alexander Areshchenko
94 Argentina Rubén Felgaer ½
35 Russia Alexander Riazantsev
94 Argentina Rubén Felgaer
3 Russia Vladimir Kramnik
19 Ukraine Vassily Ivanchuk ½
14 England Michael Adams
115 China Wan Yunguo
14 England Michael Adams
51 Ukraine Yuriy Kryvoruchko
51 Ukraine Yuriy Kryvoruchko 4
78 India Parimarjan Negi 2
51 Ukraine Yuriy Kryvoruchko 1
19 Ukraine Vassily Ivanchuk 3
19 Ukraine Vassily Ivanchuk
110 Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda ½
19 Ukraine Vassily Ivanchuk 2
83 United States Ray Robson 0
46 Ukraine Andrei Volokitin 0
83 United States Ray Robson 2

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
                       
6 United States Hikaru Nakamura 2
123 Peru Deysi Cori 0
6 United States Hikaru Nakamura
59 Azerbaijan Eltaj Safarli ½
59 Azerbaijan Eltaj Safarli
70 Egypt Bassem Amin
6 United States Hikaru Nakamura 2
102 India Baskaran Adhiban 0
27 Russia Evgeny Alekseev 3
102 India Baskaran Adhiban 5
102 India Baskaran Adhiban
91 Brazil Alexandr Fier ½
38 Poland Radosław Wojtaszek
91 Brazil Alexandr Fier
6 United States Hikaru Nakamura ½
22 Ukraine Anton Korobov
11 Ukraine Ruslan Ponomariov
118 Norway Torbjorn Ringdal Hansen ½
11 Ukraine Ruslan Ponomariov 4
75 Russia Daniil Dubov 5
54 Ukraine Sergey Fedorchuk 0
75 Russia Daniil Dubov 2
75 Russia Daniil Dubov
22 Ukraine Anton Korobov
22 Ukraine Anton Korobov 3
107 Azerbaijan Vasif Durarbayli 1
22 Ukraine Anton Korobov 3
43 Georgia (country) Baadur Jobava 1
43 Georgia (country) Baadur Jobava 3
86 Ukraine Martyn Kravtsiv 1

Results, rounds 5–7[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
32 Russia Evgeny Tomashevsky
8 United States Gata Kamsky ½
32 Russia Evgeny Tomashevsky
21 Russia Dmitry Andreikin
13 Russia Peter Svidler
21 Russia Dmitry Andreikin
21 Russia Dmitry Andreikin
3 Russia Vladimir Kramnik
2 Italy Fabiano Caruana
23 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
23 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
3 Russia Vladimir Kramnik
3 Russia Vladimir Kramnik
22 Ukraine Anton Korobov ½

Final, 30 August – 2 September[edit]

Seed Name July rating 1 2 3 4 Total
21  Dmitry Andreikin (RUS) 2727 0 ½ ½ ½
3  Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) 2784 1 ½ ½ ½

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Cup 2013". Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Working visit in Tromso". FIDE. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Doggers, Peter (2 September 2013). "Kramnik wins Tromsø World Cup". ChessVibes. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Regulations for the FIDE World Chess Cup 2013" (PDF). FIDE. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Starting list". chessworldcup2013.com. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Doggers, Peter (15 July 2013). "World Cup: the pairings are there!". ChessVibes. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "FIDE World Cup in Tromsø begins on Sunday". ChessBase News. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ahmed Adly was denied permission to travel to World Cup". Chessdom. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 

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