2019 World Cup: Bareev eliminated

2019 World Cup

Canadian Champion GM Evgeny Bareev was eliminated in round 1 of the 2019 World Cup by GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov, 1.5 - 0.5.  (games below)

The 2019 World Cup runs September 10 - October 4 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. 128 players from 47 countries compete in two-game knock-out matches for two places in the Candidates Tournament and a share of the $1,600,000 US prize fund. 

Approaching the round 3 rapid tie-breaks many top players have already been eliminated: Karjakin, Nakamura, Wojtaszek, Bu, Harikrishna, and Adams. Giri survived an Armageddon game in round 2 to advance.

Of the youngsters:

  • 14-year-old Nodirbek Abdusattorov (UZB, 2608) was eliminated in round 1 rapid playoffs;
  • 15-year-old Nihal Sarin (IND, 2610) was eliminated in round 2 rapid playoffs;
  • 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja (IRI, 2702) will play the round 3 rapid tie-breaks against top seed Ding Liren on Wednesday Sept 18 (6am EST).

Live Commentary (rounds begin at 6am EST)

Chessbrahs: GM Yasser Seirawan is in Calgary with GM Eric Hansen

photo: a screencap of the live video feed from round 1.2.


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