Wednesday, September 21, 2011

World Cup Chess:2011

PETER SVIDLER wins the World Cup

The 2011 World Cup winner was determined on Monday, September 19. The Russian champion Peter Svidler made a draw in the fourth game of the match against Alexander Grischuk, and won the main trophy. Natalia Komarova, the Governor of Ugra, congratulated the winner: "I am sincerely happy for the six-time Russian champion and a wonderful sportsman Peter Svidler! He played the entire tournament very confidently and won a very difficult competition. Another Russian grandmaster Alexander Grischuk also deserves respect for his great skill and fighting spirit. I have no doubt that these players will help Russia winning the Olympiad gold in 2012". 

FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov thanked the World Cup hosts for a very high level of organization, and congratulated the winners: "Peter Svidler, Alexander Grischuk, and Vassily Ivanchuk are outstanding grandmasters of modern time, a true creators at the board. I am glad for them and sincerely wish them to show their best at the Candidates Tournament, which will be played in the end of 2012". 

"The last two months were very successful for Peter Svidler, the wonderful grandmaster from St. Petersburg, – said Vassily Filipenko, the mayor of Ugra and the president of Ugra Chess Federation. – In August he won the Russian championship for the sixth time, and in September won his first World Cup. I am happy that he took such a prestigious trophy on Ugra land, in our ultramodern Chess Academy. I wish Peter Svidler, Alexander Grischuk, and Vassily Ivanchuk to achieve even more in future!" 

The Sicilian Defense occurred in the last game of the final match. Grischuk suggested to continue the opening discussion in the popular Najdorf Variation, which was started in the second game, but Svidler was content with a draw in this game, so he made a less challenging third move, giving a check from b5 with a bishop. This variation is notorious for its drawing tendencies, and if Grischuk wanted to fight for more, he had to avoid exchanges, thus ceding White a lot of space. However, Svidler showed little ambition in the opening, and allowed Black to get an easy game. 

After the game Svidler said that he is a bit ashamed for cautious play early on. However, Peter rehabilitated himself on the 26th move, sacrificing a knight for two pawns. Grischuk worked hard to parry the threats, but allowed mass exchanges and had to accept a draw. 

In the 3rd place match Vassily Ivanchuk was once again forced to defend an inferior position against Ruslan Ponomariov. Lengthy defending was rewarded – eventually Ivanchuk made the desired draw, won the match 2,5-1,5, and advanced to the Candidates Tournament. 
All the grandmasters noted a very high level of organization of the World Cup. 

Svidler: I played in Khanty-Mansiysk many times. My results were not always satisfactory, but I never had any complaints about the organization. Everything here is perfect. It was a pleasure to play in a large hall in the Academy, and I liked the live streaming video and grandmaster commentary. 

Grischuk: I also liked the organization, although lately, when most of the players left, it became a bit lonely. I have an idea: maybe the Governor Cup (which takes a week during the World Cup) should last for three weeks? This would give the World Cup finalists some company. 

Ivanchuk: Khanty-Mansiysk is a wonderful city, and I am happy to spend here a lot of time. I think other participants are sharing my view. I wish this city and Ugra region a lot of success. 

All games are relayed with live grandmaster commentary in English and Russian on the official site of the World Cup:http://chess.ugrasport.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dhrubatara Cup-2011


Round 2 on 2011/09/20 at 09:00
Bo.
Name
IRtg
Club
Pts
Res.
Pts
Name
IRtg
Club
1
Lama Basanta
1790
Damak
1

1
Lama Surbir
2132
Macchindra
2
Trailokya Nanda
2099
India
1

1
Subba Hari
1784
Damak
3
Pradhan Madhav Prasad
1757
Rupandehi
1

1
Thapa Krishna
2066
Makwanpur
4
Niraula Niraj
2035
Dhrubatara
1

1
Shrestha Suman
1736
Damak
5
Indranil Talukdar
1737
India
1

1
Duwal Ganesh Man
2034
Bhaktapur
6
Puri Rajan
1989
Kathmandu
1

1
Pradhan Mohan Singh
1616
Syangja
7
Acharya Leela Prasad
0
India
1

1
Subedi Raju
1943
Dhrubatara
8
Lama Dharam Bahadur
1936
Makwanpur
1

1
Dr Tiwari  Suraj
0
Rupandehi
9
Khan Parshuram
0
Morang
1

1
Das Singhesor
1932
Saptari
10
Rai Amir
0
Morang
1

1
Prajapati Niranjan
1908
Bhaktapur
11
Sanjel Balram
0
Makwanpur
1

1
Khaiju Gyanendra
1888
Bhaktapur
12
Roka Milan
1837
Rukkum
1

1
Rijal Rajendra Prasad
0
Morang
13
Shah Surendra K
0
Saptari
1

1
Sainju Umesh
1830
Bhaktapur
14
Agrawal Sitaram
1819
Kathmandu
1

1
Subba Suraj
0
Damak
15
Thapa Mahendra
0
Kaski
1

1
Rai Chudamani
1808
Sunsari
16
Nepal Prakash
1909
Dhrubatara
½

½
Ghimire Bishwo Bijay
1988
Jhapa
17
Dhakal Khagendra
0
Jhapa
½

½
Gurung Rakesh
0
India
18
Tandukar Naveen
1963
Sankata Club
0

0
Ghimire Angel
0
Jhapa
19
Shrestha Dinesh
1892
Makwanpur
0

0
Gurung Rahul
0
India
20
Rauniyar Rakesh
1773
Macchindra
0

0
Gurung Ramesh
0
Sunsari
21
Jhamak Prasad Pyakurel
1709
Damak
0

0
Magar Anil Kumar Pun
0
Rolpa
22
Magar Ishwor Thapa
0
Morang
0

0
Rupacha Padam
1703
Jhapa
23
Ninglekhu Deu kumar
0
Damak
0

0
Shah Ram Surat Prasad
1682
Dhanusha
24
Dr Thaiba Badri Prasad
1580
Rupandehi
0

0
Magar Bijay
0
Damak
25
Adhikari Nitesh
0
Jhapa
0

0
Ninglekhu Bhakta
0
Damak
26
Pokhrel Rajan Kumar
0
Sunsari
0

0
Adhikari Subash
0
Jhapa
27
B.C. Tarka Bahadur
0
Surkhet
0

0
Pathak Kumar
0
Damak
28
Rai Buddhi kumar
0
Damak
0

0
Basnet Karna B
0
Udayapur
29
Chaudhary Sachin Kumar
0
Saptari
0

0
Rai Himal
0
Sunsari
30
Rai Nirmal Kumar
0
Damak
0

0
Chaudhary Shobha Lal
0
Mahotari
31
Gajmer Devraj
0
Dhrubatara
0

0
Tamang Samir
0
Damak

Sherpa Mingma
0
Dolakha
0


Bye
0


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