Peter Svidler Wins 2011 World Cup

  • SonofPearl
  • on 19.09.2011, 11:41.

World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk.gifPeter Svidler drew the final game of his match with Alexander Grischuk to win the 2011 World Cup and pocket a cheque for 100,000 USD.

Svidler had an excellent tournament, beating Caruana, Kamsky, Polgar and Ponomariov on the way to the final, and winning many games with black pieces.

In the 3/4th place play-off match Vassily Ivanchuk held off Ruslan Ponomariov to earn the final place in the 2012 Candidates Tournament.

The final results:

 Name  G1 G2 G3 G4  R1  R2  r3  r4  B1  B2  SD  Tot
      Final. Match for the 1st place

 Grischuk, Alexander (RUS)  0 ½ ½ ½                      1.5
 Svidler, Peter (RUS) 1 ½ ½ ½                2.5
      Final. Match for the 3rd place

 Ivanchuk, Vassily (UKR)  ½ 1 ½ ½                      2.5
 Ponomariov, Ruslan (UKR) ½ 0 ½ ½                1.5


2011 World Cup Champion, Peter Svidler

Svidler final world cup g3.jpg



He made it! Ivanchuk gets the third place spot, and a ticket to the Candidates Tournament

Ivanchuk final world cup g2_2.jpg



FIDE has confirmed that the Candidates Tournament will be an 8-player double-round robin event for the right to challenge the world champion for the title in 2013.

The eight players in the 2012 Candidates Tournament will be:

  • The loser of the Vishy Anand v Boris Gelfand world title match in 2012
  • The top 3 in the 2011 World Cup (Peter Svidler, Alexander Grischuk, Vassily Ivanchuk)
  • The top 3 rated players not otherwise qualified (average of July 2011 and Jan 2012 lists)
  • A nominee from the hosts (minimum 2700 Elo on the Jan 2012 list)

The top three rated players that look set to qualify are Magnus Carlsen, Lev Aronian, and either Vladimir Kramnik or Sergey Karjakin.  Bidding to host the event is now open.

The time control used will be 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus an additional 30 seconds per move starting from move 61.

The full regulations can be found here.


Photos from the official website.

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  • 4 lat temu


    What an effect Ivanchuk's 3rd place win had on the Candidates Tournament!

  • 5 lat temu


    Très beaux jeux de part et d'autre. Merci beaucoup.

  • 5 lat temu


    Congrats to all three that qualified for the Candidates tournament.  I am, however, very disappointed in hearing that the format of the Candidates cycle has been changed from a series of matches to a tournament.  

  • 5 lat temu


    svidler. grischuk.  quite  new comers  than  that  of  names   like  ivanchuk and  anand ....welcome  to the  world  cup. . . .

  • 5 lat temu


    nice swidler...infamous Bb2

  • 5 lat temu


    I've been very impressed by Grischuk's recent play, so it's a great victory indeed for Svidler. I look forward to studying the games.

  • 5 lat temu


    Next trnmt, MC must play to confirm he is recognize as a World no. 1. MC cannot give any reason. He must follow any rules of chess organizer.

  • 5 lat temu


    wat a smile chucky

  • 5 lat temu


    Grischuk is a great player, he's beaten Aronian, Kramnik and Ivanchuk in matches (if they can be called that) this year. He's talented enough to become World Champion one day, it's still a couple of year until he's 30.

  • 5 lat temu


    Yes, very good that Svidler won, and not the self-proclaimed chess-cynicist Grishuk. Svidler made Grishuk a little smart boy. And that's all there is to it.

    Too bad, though, Svidler gave Grischuk half a point; he had a sure win, but decided to square out with his infamous Bb2. 

  • 5 lat temu


    GJ to Peter and Ivanchuck in the Canidates!!

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  • 5 lat temu


    40 is too young to be considered old.  But it reminds me of that great quote: 


    "I'm a man! I'm forty!" 

  • 5 lat temu


    Svidler, my new chess idol!  Congrats to Ivanchuk as well, who was eliminated by Wesley So in the previous World Cup.  He finally made it to where he rightfully belongs!


  • 5 lat temu


    Good tourney for SvidlerCool

  • 5 lat temu


    I'm very glad it was Svidler who won and not the chess hater Grischuk. I'm also very happy to see Ivanchuk fighting for the crown once again, it was a pity he was absent in the world championship cycles for such a long time.

    I'm only sorry for Ponomariov, he should've been there instead of Grischuk. Grischuk should go and play his beloved blitz and rapid and stay away from classical chess, which he apparently hates and wants to kill.

  • 5 lat temu


    The first title match ever is the only one where both participants were at least 43 years old. Now Anand-Gelfand will be 43-44 when their match is played, and if Ivanchuk wins the Candidates both players in the following title match will be at least 45, chess has become an old man's game the last years in spite of all the talk about the opposite :-)

  • 5 lat temu


    Hooray for Ivanchuk!! :)

  • 5 lat temu


    Congratulations Peter Svidler for the great victory.

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