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3rd ACP World Rapid Cup (Concluded)

3rd ACP World Rapid Cup 2009

Peter Svidler on the first day.

Peter Svidler on the first day. | worldcup.pivdenny.com

The 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup organised by the Pivdenny Bank in Odessa, Ukraine took place 22nd-24th May 2009. Boris Gelfand took clear first place with a 3-1 victory over Peter Svidler in the final. Svidler however blew two winning positions in the final two games, losing both instead.


Peter Svidler defeated former World Champion Anatoly Karpov after a blitz playoff. Boris Gelfand advanced against Evgeniy Najer. Svidler and Gelfand advanced all the way to the final where Gelfand won 3-1. Photos © Boris Bukhman and the Official site: http://worldcup.pivdenny.com

The 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup organised by the Pivdenny Bank in Odessa, Ukraine took place 22nd-24th May 2009. Boris Gelfand took clear first place with a 3-1 victory over Peter Svidler in the final. Svidler however blew two winning positions in the final two games, losing both instead.

The venue was the Odessa National Academy of Law. AKO tournament with 16 participants. There were two-game matches at all stages, prior to the final. In the final there were four games. The time control is 20 minutes per game with an increment of 5 seconds per move. Tiebreak time rate: 3 min + 2 sec per move. If tiebreak ends 1-1, then Armageddon will be played: 5 min White, 4 min Black, White must win.

The prize fund is USD $57,000. The winner receives USD $10,000. There will be a special prize, named after the Odessa IM Mikhail Podgaets who passed away on 14 May 2009.

Live coverage: http://worldcup.pivdenny.com

3rd ACP World Rapid Cup (Odessa UKR)
Fri 22nd May 2009 - Sun 24th May 2009 - Official Site

3rd Rapid (16 players 4 Rds KO Indiv TC:20m+5spm) - Games in PGN: All

3rd Rapid (16 players 4 Rds KO Indiv TC: 20m+5spm) - Games in PGN: All

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3rd ACP World Rapid Cup (UKR), 22-24 v 2009. Cat XVIII (2693)
1/8 22 v 20091/4 23 v 20091/2 23 v 2009Final 24 v 2009Winner
A.Grischuk (W)2
19:30 A.Grischuk1.5
P.Eljanov (B)0
A.Grischuk0.5
A.Moiseenko (W)1.5
19:30 A.Moiseenko0.5
E. Bacrot (B)0,5
P.Svidler1
S.Movsesian (W)1.5
12:00 S.Movsesian1.5
P.Tregubov (B)0.5
P.Svidler1.5
A.Karpov (W)1.5
12:00 P.Svidler2.5
P.Svidler (B)2.5
B.Gelfand
M.Gurevich (W)0.5
17:00 D.Jakovenko3
D.Jakovenko (B)1.5
D.Jakovenko2
Y.Drozdovskij (W)1
17:00 A.Naiditsch2
A.Naiditsch (B)3
B.Gelfand3
E.Najer (W)0.5
14:30 B.Gelfand2
B.Gelfand (B)1.5
B.Gelfand3
V.Gashimov (W)1.5
14:30 V.Gashimov0
Z.Efimenko (B)0.5
3rd ACP World Rapid Cup (UKR), 22-24 v 2009. Cat XVIII (2693)
Schedule of rounds:
DateRoundTime
22 May1/8 final matchesfrom 12:00; 14:30; 17:00; 19:30
23 May1/4 final matchesfrom 12:00; 14:30
23 May1/2 final matchesfrom 18:00
24 MayFinalfrom 12:00
The local time is GMT +3.
3rd ACP World Rapid Cup (UKR), 22-24 v 2009. Cat XVIII (2693)
Players list
GM Dmitry Jakovenko RUS2753
GM Alexander Grischuk RUS2748
GM Sergei Movsesian SVK2747
GM Boris Gelfand ISR2733
GM Vugar Gashimov AZE2730
GM Etienne Bacrot FRA2728
GM Peter Svidler RUS2726
GM Arkadij Naiditsch GER2700
GM Pavel Eljanov UKR2693
GM Alexander Moiseenko UKR2690
GM Zahar Efimenko UKR2682
GM Evgeniy Najer RUS2669
GM Anatoly Karpov RUS2644
GM Pavel Tregubov RUS2628
GM Mikhail Gurevich TUR2613
GM Yuri Drozdovskij UKR2603

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