Sunday, November 25, 2007

World Cup Round 1: Interesting fact !

The 1st round of World Cup 2007 held at Khanty Mansiysk, Russia produced many upset result. Strong player were beaten by "less" strong player. For example White Essam El Gindy beat former FIDE World Champion- Ruslan Ponomariov. IM Ismagambetov of Kazakhstan beat Russian Champion- GM Alekseev (2716) , England super GM Michael Adams only managed to draw with Igor Zugic of Canada and newly crowned World Junior Champion Ahmed Adly from EGypt held Amercan Gata Kamsky for a draw.

Another interesting fact is from 2 player that have produced an upset, IM Ismagambetov (photo left) and Igor Zucic (photo right) , both have lost once to our Fide Master Lim Yee Weng. Igor Zugic lost to Yee Weng (photo middle) in Olympiad Turin 2006 and Yee Weng beat Ismagambetov of Kazakhstan at the recent Asian Indoor Games (Team Classical Chess) in Macau . See here for for the game.

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