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FIDE World Chess Cup 2015 – Round 1 pairings

Venue of play: 5-Star Fairmont Hotel

Venue of play: 5-Star Fairmont Hotel

The FIDE World Chess Cup, an integral part of the World Championship Cycle 2014-2016, is starting in no more than a day.

The long waited event will take place from September 10 – October 5, 2015, at the Grand Ballroom of Fairmont Baku Hotel*****, in Azerbaijani capital Baku.

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.

World #3 Veselin Topalov (2816) heads the strong field of 128 players, including #4 Hikaru Nakamura (2814), #5Fabiano Caruana (2808), #6 Anish Giri (2793), Liren Ding (2782), Vladimir Kramnik (2777), Wesley So (2773), Alexander Grischuk (2771), Levon Aronian (2765), Sergey Karjakin (2762).

You can see Round 1 pairings and tournament scheme below.

Tournament schedule:
September 10, 15:00 CET – Technical meeting
September 10, 16:30 CET – Opening ceremony
September 11, 12:00 CET – Round 1/64 – Game1
September 12, 12:00 CET – Round 1/64 – Game2
September 13, 12:00 CET – Tiebreaks
September 14, 12:00 CET – Round 1/32 – Game1
September 15, 12:00 CET – Round 1/32 – Game2
September 16, 12:00 CET – Tiebreaks
September 17, 12:00 CET – Round 1/16 – Game1
September 18, 12:00 CET – Round 1/16 – Game2
September 19, 12:00 CET – Tiebreaks
September 20, 12:00 CET – Round 1/8 – Game1
September 21, 12:00 CET – Round 1/8 – Game1
September 22, 12:00 CET – Tiebreaks
September 23, 12:00 CET – Round 1/4 – Game1
September 24, 12:00 CET – Round 1/4 – Game2
September 25, 12:00 CET – Tiebreaks
September 26, 12:00 CET – Free Day
September 27, 12:00 CET – Semifinal – Game1
September 28, 12:00 CET – Semifinal – Game2
September 29, 12:00 CET – Tiebreaks
September 30, 12:00 CET – Free Day
October 1, 12:00 CET – Final – Game1
October 2, 12:00 CET – Final – Game2
October 3, 12:00 CET – Final – Game3
October 4, 12:00 CET – Final – Game4
October 5, 12:00 CET – Tiebreaks and Closing ceremony

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Baku

Round 1 pairings:

1. Topalov – 128. Adu
64. Bukavshin – 65. Zhigalko,S
32. Moiseenko – 97. Shanglei Lu
33. Hao Wang – 96. Perunovic
16. Svidler – 113. Emre Can
49. Nisipeanu – 80. Guijarro
17. Radjabov – 112. Sevian
48. Smirin – 81. Edouard
8. Ding Liren – 121. Krnan
57. Inarkiev – 72. Quesada Perez
25. Navara – 104. Nabaty
40. Matlakov – 89. Guseinov
9. Aronian – 120. Wedenkeller
56. Areschenko – 73. Khismatullin
24. Yi Wei – 105. Salem Saleh
41. Robson – 88. Vovk
4. Giri – 125. Ssegwanyi
61. Motylev – 68. Grachev
29. Leko – 100. Goganov
36. Kovalenko – 93. Yang Wen
13. Gelfand – 116. Henriquez Villagra
52. Julio Granda Zuniga – 77. Fier
20. Wojtaszek – 109. Babu M. R. Lalith
45. Artemiev – 84. Ganguly
5. So – 124. Maghsoodloo
60. Balogh – 69. Safarli
28. Vitiugov – 101. Ter-Sahakyan
37. Le Quang Liem – 92. Durarbayli
12. Tomashevsky – 117. Rahman
53. Nguyen – 76. Kempinski
21. Vachier-Lagrave – 108. Ortiz Suarez
44. Sargissian – 85. Bartel

86. Lupulescu – 43. Lysyj
107. Iordachescu – 22. Yangyi Yu
75. Volokitin – 54. Onischuk
118. Espinosa Veloz – 11. Karjakin
91. Solak – 38. Korobov
102. Jianchao Zhou – 27. Andreikin
70. Vidit – 59. Batista Bruzon
123. Deysi Cori – 6. Kramnik
83. Leitao – 46. Hou Yifan
110. Pouya Idani – 19. Mamedyarov
78. Sethuraman – 51. Sjugirov
115. Illingworth – 14. Harikrishna
94. Kovalyov – 35. Kasimdzhanov
99. Mareco – 30. Hua Ni
67. Mamedov – 62. Najer
126. Zaibi – 3. Caruana
87. Iturrizaga Bonelli – 42. Rodshtein
106. Adly – 23. Ivanchuk
74. Bassem – 55. Saric
119. Iljiushenok – 10. Jakovenko
90. Ipatov – 39. Cheparinov
103. Jumabayev – 26. Eljanov
71. Adhiban – 58. Fedoseev
122. Atabayev – 7. Grischuk
82. Melkumyan – 47. Kamsky
111. Perez Ponsa – 18. Dominguez Perez
79. Akobian – 50. Laznicka
114. Muzychuk,M – 15. Adams
95. Zhao Jun – 34. Nepomniachtchi
98. Brkic – 31. Fressinet
66. Popov,I – 63. Shankland
127. Phiri – 2. Nakamura

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