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FIDE World Cup Tromso 2013 (2.2)

World Cup Round 2 Day 2 Wei Yi the real deal, Aronian and Kramnik to playoffs

Shirov was knocked out by Wei Yi. Photo © Susan Polgar.

Shirov was knocked out by Wei Yi. Photo © Susan Polgar. |

15 matches go to playoffs, Wei Yi beats Shirov, Aronian, Kramnik, Kamsky and Mamedyarov to playoffs, Peter Leko out in the second round of FIDE World Cup in Tromso.

14 year old Wei Yi made the lead headlines for the second round running by defeating veteran Alexei Shirov to set up a third round match with either Maxim Matlakov or 9th seed Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Wei Yi is already a full time professional and according to fellow countryman Wang Hao playing to 2700 at least. Today he won a complex ending with little apparent trouble where he showed his three pawns were better than Shirov's piece to go through.

Top seed Levon Aronian demonstrated some wonderful ideas that didn't quite work (he was trying to show 9...cxd4 wasn't quite right) and once those didn't work he felt after 14.a3 he was already worse. Later Aronian got a small advantage in the rook but just couldn't turn that into anything significant. So Aronian has to go to the play-offs on Friday as does Vladimir Kramnik who tried a lot of ideas against Mikhail Kobalia but couldn't get an error out of him. Gata Kamsky lost a terrible game full of blunders from both sides against Alexandr Shimanov and will have to play-off tomorrow.

Peter Leko admitted to playing badly in all the World Cups he had competed in and that in going out to Julio Granda Zuniga he had "Yesterday I made a mistake on move 11 today I made a mistake on move 10. After Qc2 white cannot equalise, first you have to play Bd3." Alexander Morozevich went through to a match against Nikita Vitiugov playing the King's Indian because he claimed with dry humour he had no idea how to play just for a draw.

There are very few settled Round 3 pairings, they are Morozevich-Vitiugov, Granda Zuniga-Giri, Dominguez-Vachier-Lagrave and Nakamura against birthday boy (21) Baskaran Adhiban. Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Areshenko, Boris Gelfand (winner today against Anton Filippov), Fabiano Caruana, Dmitry Andreikin, Pavel Eljanov (grinding down Dmitry Jakovenko in the final game to finish), Alexander Grischuk, Wei Yi and Evgeny Tomashevsky are the others through, everyone else in play-offs tomorrow. 15 of the 32 matches continue on Friday.

Round 2TFEDRTGG1G2G1G2G1G2G1G2SDScoreQualifier
Round 2, Match 1
64Lysyj, IgorgRUS2648½½
1Aronian, LevongARM2813½½
Round 2, Match 2
2Caruana, FabianogITA27961½Caruana
63Yu, YangyigCHN26620½½
Round 2, Match 3
67Kobalia, MikhailgRUS2651½½
3Kramnik, VladimirgRUS2784½½
Round 2, Match 4
4Grischuk, AlexandergRUS27851½Grischuk
68Swiercz, DariuszgPOL26540½½
Round 2, Match 5
60Sasikiran, KrishnangIND2660½½
5Karjakin, SergeygRUS2772½½
Round 2, Match 6
6Nakamura, HikarugUSA27721½Nakamura
59Safarli, EltajgAZE26600½½
Round 2, Match 7
71Filippov, AntongUZB2630½0½
7Gelfand, BorisgISR2764½1Gelfand
Round 2, Match 8
8Kamsky, GatagUSA274110
57Shimanov, AleksandrgRUS265501
Round 2, Match 9
56Matlakov, MaximgRUS2676½½
9Mamedyarov, ShakhriyargAZE2775½½
Round 2, Match 10
10Dominguez Perez, LeiniergCUB27571½Dominguez
55Onischuk, AlexandergUSA26670½½
Round 2, Match 11
75Dubov, DaniilgRUS2624½½
11Ponomariov, RuslangUKR2756½½
Round 2, Match 12
12Wang, HaogCHN2747½½
53Dreev, AlekseygRUS2668½½
Round 2, Match 13
52Bologan, ViktorgMDA2672½½
13Svidler, PetergRUS2746½½
Round 2, Match 14
14Adams, MichaelgENG2740½½
51Kryvoruchko, YuriygUKR2678½½
Round 2, Match 15
50Granda Zuniga, Julio EgPER26641½Granda
15Leko, PetergHUN27440½½
Round 2, Match 16
16Morozevich, AlexandergRUS27391½Morozevich
80Leitao, RafaelgBRA26320½½
Round 2, Match 17
48Ragger, MarkusgAUT2680½0½
17Vitiugov, NikitagRUS2719½1Vitiugov
Round 2, Match 18
18Giri, AnishgNED2737112Giri
47Li, Chao bgCHN2693000
Round 2, Match 19
83Robson, RaygUSA2623000
19Ivanchuk, VassilygUKR2731112Ivanchuk
Round 2, Match 20
20Radjabov, TeimourgAZE2733½½
45Bruzon Batista, LazarogCUB2698½½
Round 2, Match 21
85Nguyen, Ngoc Truong SongVIE2625½0½
21Andreikin, DmitrygRUS2716½1Andreikin
Round 2, Match 22
22Korobov, AntongUKR272010
43Jobava, BaadurgGEO269601
Round 2, Match 23
87Ortiz Suarez, Isan ReynaldogCUB2609000
23Vachier-Lagrave, MaximegFRA2719112Vachier-Lagrave
Round 2, Match 24
41Shirov, AlexeigLAT2696½0½
105Wei, YigCHN2551½1Wei
Round 2, Match 25
89Hammer, Jon LudviggNOR2605½½
25Navara, DavidgCZE2715½½
Round 2, Match 26
26Bacrot, EtiennegFRA2714½½
39Moiseenko, AlexandergUKR2699½½
Round 2, Match 27
102Adhiban, B.gIND2567½1Adhiban
91Fier, AlexandrgBRA2595½0½
Round 2, Match 28
28Jakovenko, DmitrygRUS2724½0½
37Eljanov, PavelgUKR2702½1Eljanov
Round 2, Match 29
36Vallejo Pons, FranciscogESP2706½½
29Le, Quang LiemgVIE2702½½
Round 2, Match 30
30Areshchenko, AlexandergUKR2709½1Areshchenko
94Felgaer, RubengARG2586½0½
Round 2, Match 31
34Fressinet, LaurentgFRA2708½½
31Malakhov, VladimirgRUS2707½½
Round 2, Match 32
32Tomashevsky, EvgenygRUS27061½Tomashevsky
33So, WesleygPHI27100½½

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