The Quarter Finals of the 2013 ACP Cup were played on Saturday at the Rietumu bank headquarters in Riga, Latvia.
In the afternoon schedule Grischuk swiftly eliminated Wojtaszek with 2-0, while Svidler won the first game and drew the second to get past Radjabov. The two Russians will play in the Semi Finals on Sunday 12:00h.
In the evening session Ponomariov was convincing against Mamedyarov 2-0. Nepomniachtchi won the first rapid game but Malakhov struck back to equalize the score 1-1. In the next pair of blitz games Nepomniachtchi was successful (3-1) to finally qualify for the next round. The second Semi Finals pair is Nepomniachtchi – Ponomariov.
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ACP Cup is organized by the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) and Latvian Chess Society. The playing format is a Knock-Out tournament with sixteen participants.
Matches consist of two games, played with the Rapid time control: 25 minutes each at the start of the game with an increment of 10 seconds per move from move 1.
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