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Live Games of World Cup 2019

by ChessBase India - 17/09/2019

The tenth edition of FIDE World Cup 2019 is being held at Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. Ten Indian players will fight for their place in the finals out of 128 players around the world in a knockout format. The top two players qualify for the Candidates 2019. Vishy Anand has decided to give this event a miss. Indian players include P. Harikrishna, Vidit Gujrathi, Surya Sekhar Ganguly, Adhiban Baskaran, Sethuraman, S.L.Narayanan, Abhijeet Gupta, Aravindh Chithambaram, Nihal Sarin and Karthikeyan Murali. After the second round we have two Indians left in the fray (Harikrishna and Vidit). On this page you can follow all the action along with live comments by IM Sagar Shah. 

Round 1.1 detailed report: Nihal makes a grand debut

Round 1.2 detailed report: The fighters who never give up

Round 1 tiebreaks: Aravindh beats Michael Adams

Round 2.1 detailed report: Nihal and Harikrishna score sparkling wins

Round 2.2 detailed report: Harikrishna and Nihal advance, Nihal's blackout

Round 2.3 tiebreaks: Nihal Sarin's dream run comes to an end

Round 3.1 detailed report: Harikrishna and Vidit both lose their games

World Cup 2019 Round 3

India started with ten players at the World Cup 2019. We are now down to the last two - India no.2 and 3 Pentala Harikrishna and Vidit Gujrathi.

Vidit Gujrathi (2718) vs Wesley So (2767) 

Vidit lost round three to Wesley So with a score of 1.5-0.5 and was eliminated from the World Cup

Harikrishna (2746) vs Kirill Alekseenko (2671)

Alekseenko played some of the most inspired chess of his life to beat Harikrishna 2-0 and advance to round four.

Live commentary

GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko and GM Alex Yermolinsky are the commentators | Video: FIDE official channel 

Live Games starts at 3:30 p.m. IST

Completed games

Schedule

Rounds 1-3 – September 10-18

Rounds 4-6 – September 20-28

Final and Match for 3rd place – September 30 – October 4

Rest days: September 19 and 29.

 

All rounds start at 3 pm local time

The total prize fund of the tournament: US$ 1600000

The World Cup is a seven-round knock-out event, with a total prize fund of USD $1.6 million and a first prize of USD $110,000. The matches from rounds one to six consist of two classical games with a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move. The finals and the match for the third place consist of four classical games. If the score is tied after the classical games, rapid and, if necessary, blitz tiebreaks will be played the next day, with the following time controls:

 

Two games with a time control of 25 minutes for the game and 10-second increments per move (25'+10").

If the score remains tied, two games with a time control of 10'+10".

If the score remains tied, two games with a time control of 5'+3".

If the score remains tied, an Armageddon game: The player who wins the drawing of lots chooses the colour. White has 5 minutes for the game; Black has 4 minutes. An increment of 2 seconds per move is used from move 61. White needs a win to advance to the next round.

Links

Official site

Round 1.1 report: Nihal Sarin makes a grand debut

Round 1.2 detailed report: The fighters who never give up

Round 1 tiebreaks: Aravindh beats Michael Adams

Round 2.1 detailed report: Nihal and Harikrishna score sparkling wins

Round 2.2 detailed report: Harikrishna and Nihal advance, Nihal's blackout

Round 2.3 tiebreaks: Nihal Sarin's dream run comes to an end

Round 3.1 detailed report: Harikrishna and Vidit both lose their games


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