Peter Svidler wins World Cup

Svidler and Grischuk
The marathon is all over! Peter Svidler has won the 2011 World Cup and he, along with runner-up Alexander Grischuk and third placed Vassily Ivanchuk, are all qualified for the next Candidates cycle.

The final was over four classical games:

Seed Name Country Rating C1 C2 C3 C4 Score Final position: prize
9 Peter Svidler RUS 2739 1b ½w ½b ½w 2.5 1st: $120.000
6 Alexander Grischuk RUS 2746 0w ½b ½w ½b 1.5 2nd: $80.000  

The 3rd/4th play-off:

Seed Name Country Rating C1 C2 C3 C4 Score Final position: prize
2 Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2766 ½w 1b ½w ½b 2.5 3rd: $50.000 
4 Ruslan Ponomariov UKR 2764 ½b 0w ½b ½w 1.5 4th: $50.000

For more information go to the official site:

Live games:

If you want to follow the live games then note the following:

The local starting time is 3pm and 3pm Khanty Mansiysk = 11am Paris = 10am London = 5am New York = 2am Los Angeles.

All the photos today are from the official site.

The total prize fund is of $1.600.000 (about 1.100.000€):

First round losers win $6.000 (about 4.100€);

Second round losers win $10.000 (or roughly 6.900€);

Third round losers win $16.000 (or 11.000€);

Fourth round losers win $25.000 (or 17.000€);

Fifth round losers win (Quarter-finals) $35.000 (or 24.000€);

Sixth round losers win (Semi-final) $50.000 (or 34.500€);

Losing finalist $80.000 (or 55.000€);

The winner receives $120.000 (or 82.500€).



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