World Cup 2009: Participant's Information Print
Thursday, 03 September 2009 07:53
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FIDE is announcing the confirmed participants for the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, 20 November - 15 December 2009.

The pairings of the 1st round will be announced on 2 November 2009, immediately after the publishing of the November rating list.

Information about hotels and organising details can also be found on the official website: http://www.ugra-chess.ru/eng/main_e.htm

All participants who need an entry visa to Russia shall contact urgently the local Organising Committee at the emails This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to receive the necessary information and invitation letter.

 

Please download the Regulations for the World Cup and the Player's contract.

PARTICIPANTS in the WORLD CUP 2009

a) From World Cup 2007:
01. G. Kamsky (USA)
02. A. Shirov (ESP)
03. S. Karjakin (UKR)

b) Women's World Champion 2008:
04. A. Kosteniuk (RUS)

c) Junior World Champions 2007 & 2008:
05. A. Adly (EGY)
06. A. Gupta (IND)

d) From FIDE Rating List, 22 players, average 7/2008 & 1/2009:
07. V. Ivanchuk (UKR) 2780,00
08. A. Morozevich (RUS) 2779,50
09. T. Radjabov (AZE) 2752,50
10. D. Jakovenko (RUS) 2734,50
11. S. Mamedyarov (AZE) 2733,00
12. P. Svidler (RUS) 2730,50
13. A. Grischuk (RUS) 2730,50
14. B. Gelfand (ISR) 2726,50
15. R. Ponomariov (UKR) 2722,00
16. Wang Yue (CHN) 2721,50
17. V. Gashimov (AZE) 2720,00
18. E. Alekseev (RUS) 2713,00
19. L. Dominguez Perez (CUB) 2712,50
20. V. Milov (SUI) 2687,00
21. E. Bacrot (FRA) 2706,50
22. Bu Xiangzhi (CHN) 2706,00
23. P. Eljanov (UKR) 2704,50
24. J. Polgar (HUN) 2702,00
25. S. Rublevsky (RUS) 2700,50
26. K. Sasikiran (IND) 2697,50
27. Wang Hao (CHN) 2691,00
28. V. Malakhov (RUS) 2690,50

e) 46 players from European Championships 2008 & 2009

29. S. Tiviakov (NED) 2008
30. S. Movsesian (SVK) 2008
31. S. Volkov (RUS) 2008
32. P. Tregubov (RUS) 2008
33. E. L'Ami (NED) 2008
34. M. Vachier-Lagrave (FRA) 2008
35. B. Grachev (RUS) 2008
36. V. Baklan (UKR) 2008
37. Y. Kryvoruchko (UKR) 2008
38. T. Nyback (FIN) 2008
39. E. Sutovsky (ISR) 2008
40. V. Laznicka (CZE) 2008
41. D. Pavasovic (SLO) 2008
42. Z. Efimenko (UKR) 2008
43. I. Papaioannou (GRE) 2008
44. A. Khalifman (RUS) 2008
45. E. Najer (RUS) 2008
46. D. Andreikin (RUS) 2008
47. G. Sargissian (ARM) 2008
48. J. Gustafsson (GER) 2008
49. L. Fressinet (FRA) 2008
50. I. Smirin (ISR) 2008
51. V. Bologan (MDA) 2008
52. E. Tomashevsky (RUS) 2009
53. B. Jobava (GEO) 2009
54. E. Inarkiev (RUS) 2009
55. I. Sokolov (NED) 2009
56. A. Naiditsch (GER) 2009
57. D. Navara (CZE) 2009
58. M. Kobalia (RUS) 2009
59. G. Guseinov (AZE) 2009
60. G. Meier (GER) 2009
61. F. Nijboer (NED) 2009
62. S. Fedorchuk (UKR) 2009
63. A. Timofeev (RUS) 2009
64. S. Sjugirov (RUS) 2009
65. M. Bartel (POL) 2009
66. R. Mamedov (AZE) 2009
67. B. Savchenko (RUS) 2009
68. K. Sakaev (RUS) 2009
69. N. Vitiugov (RUS) 2009
70. T. L. Petrosian (ARM) 2009
71. L. Nisipeanu (ROU) 2009
72. C. Lupulescu (ROU) 2009
73. A. Motylev (RUS) 2009
74. A. Areshchenko (UKR) 2009

f) 19 players from Americas

75. I. Morovic Fernandez (CHI) Zonal 2.5
76. A. Rodriguez Vila (URU) Zonal 2.5
77. R. Hess (USA) Zonal 2.1
78. A. Onischuk (USA) Zonal 2.1
79. V. Akobian (USA) Zonal 2.1
80. Y. Shulman (USA) Zonal 2.1
81. J. Friedel (USA) Zonal 2.1
82. A. Fier (BRA) Zonal 2.4
83. R. Leitao (BRA) Zonal 2.4
84. L. Bruzon (CUB) Zonal 2.3
85. E. Iturrizaga (VEN) Zonal 2.3
86. J. Hebert (CAN) Zonal 2.2
87. J. Ehlvest (USA) Continental 2008
88. A. Shabalov (USA) Continental 2009
89. F. Corrales Jimenez (CUB) Continental 2009
90. J. Granda Zuniga (PER) Continental 2009
91. G. Milos (BRA) Continental 2009
92. D. Flores (ARG) Continental 2009
93. A. Ivanov (USA) Continental 2009

g) 19 players from Asia/Oceania

94. S. Ganguly (IND) Continental
95. Zhou Weiqi (CHN) Continental
96. Yu Yangyi (CHN) Continental
97. Yu Shaoteng (CHN) Continental
98. Le Quang Liem (VIE) Continental
99. A. Rogelio Jr (PHI) Continental
100. Hou Yifan (CHN) Continental
101. C. Sandipan (IND) Continental
102. A. Kunte (IND) Continental
103. Negi Parimarjan (IND) Continental
104. Zhou Jianchao (CHN) Zonal 3.5
105. Li Chao (CHN) Zonal 3.5
106. D. Smerdon (AUS) Zonal 3.6
107. J. Sriram (IND) Zonal 3.2
108. D. Laylo (PHI) Zonal 3.3
109. Wesley So (PHI) Zonal 3.3
110. Al Sayed, Mohamed N. (QAT) Zonal 3.1
111. Amonatov, A. (TJK) Zonal 3.4
112. Filipov, A. (UZB) Zonal 3.4

g) 6 players from Africa

113. B. Amin (EGY)
114. K. Abdel Razik (EGY)
115. E. El Gindy (EGY)
116. W. Sarwat (EGY)
117. M. Ezat (EGY)
118. A. Rizouk (ALG)

h) 6 nominees of the FIDE President

119. Robson, Ray (USA)
120. Tkachiev, Vladislav (FRA)
121. Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan (IRI)
122. Caruana, Fabiano (ITA)
123. Cheparinov, Ivan (BUL)
124. Pelletier, Yannick (SUI)

i) 4 nominees of the local Organising Committee

125. Pridorozhni Aleksei (RUS)
126. Bezgodov Aleksei (RUS)
127. Kabanov Nikolai (RUS)
128. Obodchuk Andrei (RUS)

Total = 128 players


The schedule of the World Cup 2009:

20 November: Opening Ceremony / Players Meeting
21 November: Round 1 - Game 1
22 November: Round 1 - Game 2
23 November: Tiebreaks
24 November: Round 2 - Game 1
25 November: Round 2 - Game 2
26 November: Tiebreaks
27 November: Round 3 - Game 1
28 November: Round 3 - Game 2
29 November: Tiebreaks
30 November: Round 4 - Game 1
01 December: Round 4 - Game 2
02 December: Tiebreaks
03 December: Round 5 - Game 1
04 December: Round 5 - Game 2
05 December: Tiebreaks
06 December: Round 6 - Game 1
07 December: Round 6 - Game 2
08 December: Tiebreaks
09 December: Free Day
10 December: Round 7 - Game 1
11 December: Round 7 - Game 2
12 December: Round 7 - Game 3
13 December: Round 7 - Game 4
14 December: Tiebreaks / Closing Ceremony
15 December: Departures

 
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