Svidler needs only to draw tomorrow.

The last four in play
Draws in Khanty Mansiysk have left matters as they were, except that the finishing post is getting closer! Peter Svidler only needs to draw the remaining classical game with White to beat Alexander Grischuk to the 2011 World Cup crown. Vassily Ivanchuk also needs a draw to win his match, and thus qualify for the next Candidates series.

The final so far:

Seed Name Country Rating C1 C2 C3 C4 R1 R2 R3 R4 B1 B2 AB Score
9 Peter Svidler RUS 2739 1b ½w ½b                 2
6 Alexander Grischuk RUS 2746 0w ½b ½w                 1

The 3rd/4th play-off:

Seed Name Country Rating C1 C2 C3 C4 R1 R2 R3 R4 B1 B2 AB Score
2 Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2766 ½w 1b ½w                 2
4 Ruslan Ponomariov UKR 2764 ½b 0w ½b                 1

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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