GM Hao Wang will miss the World Cup 2011. Due to health problems he did not arrive with the Chinese delegation in Khanty Mansiysk.
This is the second player, after Vladimir Akopian who broke his leg, to miss the World Cup. Their opponents GM Alexander Ivanov and GM Parimarjan Negi qualify automatically for the next round. Ivanov will play the winner of Lysyj – Kobalia, while Negi is expecting an opponent from the match Radjabov – De La Paz.
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