Here are the full results of the five matches decided today:
|16||Leinier Dominguez Perez||CUB||2719||1b||0w||0b||1w||0b||1w||½b||0w||3.5|
|52||Lazaro Bruzon Batista||CUB||2673||½w||½b||0b||1w||1b||0w||½w||0b||3.5|
Last year's finalist Ruslan Ponomariov is still there, but only after a tough scrap against Bruzon.
|44||Peter Heine Nielsen||DEN||2681||0b||1w||0b||1w||0b||0w||2|
Gashimov has been very effective with the white pieces in Khanty Mansiysk, but lost twice as Black to Nielsen.
Sixth seed Alexander Grischuk, came back from a first leg loss, a rare event, but he wasn't alone, as Judit Polgar did the same!
These five will join Teimour Radjabov (AZE, 2744), Peter Svidler (RUS, 2739) and David Navara (CZE, 2722), the 7th, 9th and 14th seeds respectively, in the fifth round.
The Tie-break play-off rules:
Two games at Rapid chess (25' plus 10" per move), then if things are all-square a pair of further games at (10' + 10" a cross between Rapidplay and Blitz), followed if necessary by two Blitz games (5' + 3"). Finally (as in Dominguez-Lysyj) an Armageddon Blitz game may be necessary, where White has more time (esentially 5 mins vs. 4 mins) but an obligation to win.
For more information go to the official site: http://chess.ugrasport.com/
Live games: http://chess.ugrasport.com/?cat=12
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 $16.000 (or 11.000€);
Fourth round $25.000 (or 17.000€);
Fifth round (Quarter-finals) $35.000 (or 24.000€);
Sixth round (Semi-final) $50.000 (or 34.500€);
Losing finalist $80.000 (or 55.000€);
The winner receives $120.000 (or 82.500€).
All photos today from the official site.