Here are the results of the two matches decided today:
So Vassily Ivanchuk again won with White and will meet Alexander Grischuk who won with Black.
The other two matches were decided yesterday:
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Ruslan Ponomariov is quite a successful mini-mtach player, only losing out at the final hurdle to Boris Gelfand last time around.
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All these players have already won $50,000, but will be aware that three places are up for grabs in the next Candidates series.
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€).