Chess World Cup 2019

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The Chess World Cup 2019 is a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from 9 September to 2 October 2019.[1] The top 2 finishers in the tournament will qualify for the Candidates Tournament for the World Chess Championship 2020.

Bidding process[edit]

There was only one bid received for the combined FIDE World Cup and Olympiad events which was done by the Yugra Chess Federation.[2]


The tournament is a knock-out event whereby the finalists automatically qualify for the Candidates tournament. If one of the two players has already qualified for the Candidates tournament by some other path, then a third place playoff may be required to determine the second qualifier.

Tentative qualifiers[edit]

If the qualification system of 2017 is reused the qualifiers would be as follows. The participants will be seeded by their FIDE rating of October 2019. All players are grandmasters unless indicated otherwise.

  1.  Magnus Carlsen (NOR), (World Champion)
  2.  Ju Wenjun (CHN), (WWC)
  3.  Levon Aronian (ARM), (WC)
  4.  Ding Liren (CHN), (WC)
  5.  Wesley So (USA), (WC)
  6.  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA), (WC)
  7.  Aryan Tari (NOR), (J17)
  8.  Parham Maghsoodloo (IRI) (J18)
  9.  Ivan Šarić (CRO), (E18)
  10.  Radosław Wojtaszek (POL), (E18)
  11.  Sanan Sjugirov (RUS), (E18)
  12.  Gawain Jones (ENG), (E18)
  13.  Maxim Matlakov (RUS), (E18)
  14.  Luke McShane (ENG), (E18)
  15.  Anton Korobov (UKR), (E18)
  16.  Eltaj Safarli (AZE), (E18)
  17.  Tamir Nabaty (ISR), (E18)
  18.  Evgeniy Najer (RUS), (E18)
  19.  Anton Demchenko (RUS), (E18)
  20.  Nils Grandelius (SWE), (E18)
  21.  Daniil Yuffa (RUS), (E18)
  22.  David Navara (CZE), (E18)
  23.  Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS), (E18)
  24.  Robert Hovhannisyan (ARM), (E18)
  25.  Ivan Cheparinov (BUL), (E18)
  26.  Benjamin Bok (NED), (E18)
  27.  Miguel Santos Ruiz, IM (ESP), (E18)
  28.  Nijat Abasov (AZE), (E18)
  29.  Arman Pashikian (ARM), (E18)
  30.  Alexey Sarana (RUS), (E18)
  31.  David Antón Guijarro (ESP)/ Mircea Parligras (ROU), (E18)
  32.  Sam Shankland (USA), (AM18)
  33.  Diego Flores (ARG), (AM18)
  34.  Jorge Cori (PER), (AM18)
  35.  Emilio Cordova (PER), (AM18)
  36.  Wei Yi (CHN), (AS18)[3]
  37.  Amin Tabatabaei (IRI), (AS18)
  38.  Le Quang Liem (VIE), (AS18)
  39.  Ganguly Surya Shekhar (IND), (AS18)
  40.  Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (VIE), (AS18)
  41.  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE), (R)
  42.  Anish Giri (NLD), (R)
  43.  Alexander Grischuk (RUS), (R)
  44.  Hikaru Nakamura (USA), (R)
  45.  Sergey Karjakin (RUS), (R)
  46.  Yu Yangyi (CHN), (R)
  47.  Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS), (R)
  48.  Peter Svidler (RUS), (R)
  49.  Teimour Radjabov (AZE), (R)
  50.  Veselin Topalov (BGR), (R)
  51.  Dmitry Jakovenko (RUS), (R)
  52.  Jan-Krzysztof Duda (POL), (R)
  53.  Pentala Harikrishna (IND), (R)
  54.  Nikita Vitiugov (RUS), (R)[4]

Qualification paths[edit]



  1. ^ FIDE Calendar 2019. FIDE.
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  3. ^
  4. ^ Players by rating taken from Grand Prix 2019 participants, apart from those who already qualified

External links[edit]