Round 3 Tie-breaks: Caruana, Nepo leave the tournament

The third round tie-breaks started with 8 matches on the 11th of September at 3 pm local time. After two rapid games 5 encounters were over and Baadur Jobava, Richard Rapport, Evgeniy Najer, Ding Liren and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave qualified for the next round. To finish the game with a checkmate is a rare chance for [...]

Pairings for Round 4

Pairings for Round 4. Game location will be changed for Round 4 matches. IMPORTANT: Games will be played in RUSTAVELI hall on the 2nd floor of Hualing Hotel. Games start at 3PM local time. WHITE FED. TITLE RATING vs BLACK FED. TITLE RATING Svidler, Peter GM 2756 Bu, Xiangzhi GM 2714 So, Wesley [...]

Round 3 Game 1: Bu Xiangzhi defeats Carlsen, Kovalyov loses by forfeit

32 players came to the playing venue today to compete in the third round of the World Cup in Tbilisi. 10 minutes before the start of the games the Chief Arbiter Tomasz Delega asked GM Anton Kovalyov to observe the dress code set out in the regulations and requested that he change his shorts accordingly [...]

Round 2 Tie-breaks

The second round tie-breaks started with 22 matches on the 8th of September at 3 pm local time. After two rapid games 14 encounters were over and Ding Liren, David Navara, Yuriy Kuzubov, S.P. Sethuraman, Alexander Onischuk, Wang Hao, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk, Hikaru Nakamura, Evgeniy Najer, Peter Svidler, Richard Rapport, Li Chao and Bu [...]