Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Peter Svidler FIDE World Cup 2011 Champion!

Peter Svidler, FIDE World Cup 2011 Champion!

21 September 2011, Kuala Lumpur – Yesterday Peter Svidler of Russia drew his last fourth game against Grischuk in a Sicilian Opening allowing him to win the FIDE World Cup as the champion with a 2.5-1.5 score. reported that Peter Svidler drew the final game of his match with Alexander Grischuk to win the 2011 World Cup and pocket a cheque for 100,000 USD.

Svidler had an excellent tournament, beating Caruana, Kamsky, Polgar and Ponomariov on the way to the final, and winning many games with black pieces.

In the 3/4th place play-off match Vassily Ivanchuk held off Ruslan Ponomariov to earn the final place in the 2012 Candidates Tournament.


Peter Svidler’s fourth game of the Final, World Cup 2011.

Vassily Ivanchuk, third

Ivanchuk Vassily’s fourth game for the third position, World Cup 2011.


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Photos from the official website.

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