Sunday, November 22, 2009

FIDE World Cup 2009 start !

The World Chess Cup 2009 is being in Khanty-Mansiysk from 20 th of November to 15 th of December, 2009. The World Chess Cup (World Cup) is an integral part of the World Championship Cycle 2009-2011.

There are 128 qualifiers (in order of priority): World Champion + four (4) semi-finalists from the World Cup
2007, Women's World Champion, World Junior U-20 Champions 2007 & 2008, twenty (20) rated players as rating of July 2008 plus rating of January 2009 divided by 2,
ninety (90) players from Continental Championships, six (6) FIDE President nominees, four (4) organiser nominees.

128 participants from all over the world will clash their brain in this knock out event to determined the sole champion which will qualified to Candidates stage of the World Championship cycle 2009-2011.

There shall be six (6) rounds of matches comprising two (2) games per round, with the winners progressing to the next
round, plus the final seventh (7th) round comprising of four (4) games.


The schedule of the World Cup 2009:

20 November: Opening Ceremony / Players Meeting
21 November: Round 1 - Game 1
22 November: Round 1 - Game 2
23 November: Tiebreaks
24 November: Round 2 - Game 1
25 November: Round 2 - Game 2
26 November: Tiebreaks
27 November: Round 3 - Game 1
28 November: Round 3 - Game 2
29 November: Tiebreaks
30 November: Round 4 - Game 1
01 December: Round 4 - Game 2
02 December: Tiebreaks
03 December: Round 5 - Game 1
04 December: Round 5 - Game 2
05 December: Tiebreaks
06 December: Round 6 - Game 1
07 December: Round 6 - Game 2
08 December: Tiebreaks
09 December: Free Day
10 December: Round 7 - Game 1
11 December: Round 7 - Game 2
12 December: Round 7 - Game 3
13 December: Round 7 - Game 4
14 December: Tiebreaks / Closing Ceremony
15 December: Departures

official site here

source: FIDE

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