2011

World Chess Cup Quarterfinals Set

Peter Svidler (Russia), David Navara (Czech Republic) and Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) booked the seats for the World Chess Cup Quarterfinals after the matches with classical time control and enjoyed a free day as the remaining five pairings proceeded to the quick tiebreaks on Thursday.

Reigning European champion Vladimir Potkin was eliminated by his compatriot, finalist of the Candidate Matches, Alexander Grischuk. Earlier Potkin won another Russian derby, against Nikita Vitiugov.

Alexander Grischuk

After the heroic comeback in the 2nd classical game, Judit Polgar continued the battle with Leinier Dominguez in the quick games. Exchanging the victories in the four rapid games, the overall score was tied 3-3. Being the former World Blitz Champion, Dominguez was seen as favourite in the blitz games, but Polgar won that mini-match and completed the qualification to the next round.

Judit Polgar

Both Cuban representatives are packing home after the 4th round, while two Ukrainians continue the competition after defeating the opposition in the tiebreak. Only Yaroslav Zherebukh was beaten 0-2 by David Navara on Wednesday.

Vugar Gashimov joins his compatriot Teimour Radjabov in the draw as he eventually won against the tough Dane Peter Heine Nielsen. Results and pairings bellow. Replay the games with computer analysis.

Vugar Gashimov

Ruslan Ponomariov defeated Lazaro Bruzon


 

Round 4 results:

 
Polgar Judit (HUN) 0 1 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 – 4.5
Dominguez Perez Leinier (CUB) 1 0 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 – 3.5

Bu Xiangzhi (CHN) ½ ½ 0 0 – 1
Ivanchuk Vassily (UKR) ½ ½ 1 1 – 3

Zherebukh Yaroslav (UKR) 0 0 – 0
Navara David (CZE) 1 1 – 2

Bruzon Batista Lazaro (CUB) ½ ½ 0 1 1 0 ½ 0 – 3.5
Ponomariov Ruslan (UKR) ½ ½ 1 0 0 1 ½ 1 – 4.5

Gashimov Vugar (AZE) 1 0 1 0 1 1 – 4
Nielsen Peter Heine (DEN) 0 1 0 1 0 0 – 2

Potkin Vladimir (RUS) 1 0 ½ 0 – 1.5
Grischuk Alexander (RUS) 0 1 ½ 1 – 2.5

Radjabov Teimour (AZE) 1 ½ – 1.5
Jakovenko Dmitry (RUS) 0 ½ – 0.5

Svidler Peter (RUS) 1 1 – 2
Kamsky Gata (USA) 0 0 – 0
 

Quarterfinal pairings:

 
Polgar Judit – Svidler Peter

Ivanchuk Vassily – Radjabov Teimour

Navara David – Grischuk Alexander

Ponomariov Ruslan – Gashimov Vugar

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