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World Cup 2011 pairings (updated)

The 2011 Chess World Cup pairings announced by FIDE

World Chess Cup 2011

The World Chess Cup 2011 will take place 26.08-21.09 in Khanty Mansiysk. It is a knock out competition and includes 128 players. The winner qualifies for the next World Chess Championship Candidates event.

The World Cup 2011 is a long event, where the winner has to progress through seven consecutive match victories and possible tiebreaks to reach the top position. However, the competition also has one of the biggest prize funds, amounting to 1.6$ million.

Last year’s winner Boris Gelfand went on to win the Candidates matches and will play the World Chess Championship 2012.

Update: All pairings have been updated, in the first official FIDE report GM Quesada Perez Yuniesky was mixed with FM Quesada Perez Yasser.

Pairings

1 GM Karjakin, Sergey RUS – IM Kaabi, Mejdi TUN

2 GM Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR – FM Steel, Henry Robert RSA

3 GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE – Ibrahim, Hatim EGY

4 GM Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR – IM Gwaze, Robert ZIM

5 GM Gashimov, Vugar AZE – IM Hansen, Eric CAN

6 GM Grischuk, Alexander RUS – IM Genba, Vladimir RUS

7 GM Radjabov, Teimour AZE – GM De La Paz Perdomo, Frank CUB

8 GM Kamsky, Gata USA – IM Di Berardino, Diego Rafael BRA

9 GM Svidler, Peter RUS – GM Lima, Darcy BRA

10 GM Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS – GM Salem, A.R. Saleh UAE

11 GM Vitiugov, Nikita RUS – GM Bezgodov, Alexei RUS

12 GM Almasi, Zoltan HUN – GM El Gindy, Essam EGY

13 GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP – GM Cori, Jorge PER

14 GM Navara, David CZE – GM Kabanov, Nikolai RUS

15 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA – GM Rahman, Ziaur BAN

16 GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB – GM Moradiabadi, Elshan IRI

17 GM Wang, Hao CHN – GM Ivanov, Alexander USA

18 GM Leko, Peter HUN – GM Shankland, Samuel L USA

19 GM Moiseenko, Alexander UKR – GM Esen, Baris TUR

20 GM Le, Quang Liem VIE – GM Megaranto, Susanto INA

21 GM Adams, Michael ENG – GM Paragua, Mark PHI

22 GM Shirov, Alexei ESP – GM Leon Hoyos, Manuel MEX

23 GM Jobava, Baadur GEO – GM Guliyev, Namig AZE

24 GM Caruana, Fabiano ITA – GM Pridorozhni, Aleksei RUS

25 GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS – IM Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynald CUB

26 GM Bacrot, Etienne FRA – GM Robson, Ray USA

27 GM Wang, Yue CHN – GM Fier, Alexandr BRA

28 GM Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS – GM Zhao, Zong-Yuan AUS

29 GM Efimenko, Zahar UKR – GM Babula, Vlastimil CZE

30 GM Malakhov, Vladimir RUS – GM Felgaer, Ruben ARG

31 GM Sutovsky, Emil ISR – GM Vorobiov, Evgeny E. RUS

32 GM Movsesian, Sergei ARM – GM Hou, Yifan CHN

33 GM Polgar, Judit HUN – GM Corrales Jimenez, Fidel CUB

34 GM Fressinet, Laurent FRA – GM Jumabayev, Rinat KAZ

35 GM Eljanov, Pavel UKR – GM Zherebukh, Yaroslav UKR

36 GM Berkes, Ferenc HUN – GM Mareco, Sandro ARG

37 GM Andreikin, Dmitry RUS – GM Kazhgaleyev, Murtas KAZ

38 GM Morozevich, Alexander RUS – GM Halkias, Stelios GRE

39 GM Zhigalko, Sergei BLR – GM Filippov, Anton UZB

40 GM Riazantsev, Alexander RUS – GM Bluvshtein, Mark CAN

41 GM Motylev, Alexander RUS – GM Drozdovskij, Yuri UKR

42 GM Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL – GM Pashikian, Arman ARM

43 GM Potkin, Vladimir RUS – GM Shulman, Yuri USA

44 GM Nielsen, Peter Heine DEN – GM Postny, Evgeny ISR

45 GM Grachev, Boris RUS – GM Romanov, Evgeny RUS

46 GM Inarkiev, Ernesto RUS – GM Salgado Lopez, Ivan ESP

47 GM Mamedov, Rauf AZE – GM Gupta, Abhijeet IND

48 GM Kobalia, Mikhail RUS – GM Lysyj, Igor RUS

49 GM Bologan, Viktor MDA – GM Socko, Bartosz POL

50 GM Bu, Xiangzhi CHN – GM Adly, Ahmed EGY

51 GM Onischuk, Alexander USA – GM Ivanisevic, Ivan SRB

52 GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB – GM Quesada Perez, Yuniesky CUB

53 GM Yu, Yangyi CHN – GM Parligras, Mircea-Emilian ROU

54 GM Korobov, Anton UKR – GM Zhou, Jianchao CHN

55 GM Harikrishna, P. IND – GM Rodshtein, Maxim ISR

56 GM Li, Chao b CHN – GM Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son VIE

57 GM Kasimdzhanov, Rustam UZB – GM Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ROU

58 GM Akopian, Vladimir ARM – GM Negi, Parimarjan IND

59 GM Feller, Sebastien FRA – GM Iordachescu, Viorel MDA

60 GM Timofeev, Artyom RUS – GM Azarov, Sergei BLR

61 GM Ni, Hua CHN – GM Khairullin, Ildar RUS

62 GM Fridman, Daniel GER – GM Lupulescu, Constantin ROU

63 GM Alekseev, Evgeny RUS – GM Ragger, Markus AUT

64 GM So, Wesley PHI – GM Ding, Liren CHN

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