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FIDE WORLD CUP 2021 – Start of the Quarterfinals

The 2021 FIDE World Cup reached Quarterfinals in Men’s event, while the Women’s World Cup got to the stage of Semifinals.

6 tie-break matches of Round 5 were played yesterday in Open section, bringing exciting games and great fights.

Read more: FIDE WORLD CUP R5- Calm before the storm

FIDE WORLD CUP – Calm before the storm

The 2021 FIDE World Chess Cup reached the 5th round. Only 16 players emerged in the Open event and 8 players in the Women’s section.

The first games of the 5th round ended in a peaceful manner. Only one game in the Open section and one game in the Women’s section ended with decisive results.

Stefanova: “Nobody wants to resign!”- Goryachkina in a must win situation!

Round 4.1 of the FIDE Women’s World Cup 2021 brought only two decisive results and 6 draws. One of them happened on the first board in the match between former World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria 2463) and last World Championship challenger Aleksandra Goryachkina (Russia 2596).

Stefanova won the game after Goryachkina fell into a trap to take the poisoned pawn. Immediately after, Stefanova had the winning position, but the game lasted for 20 more moves.

FIDE WORLD CUP R4 preview – Caruana and Giri are out!

The third round of the FIDE World Chess Cup cut the battlefield to only 32 players in Open section and 16 players in Women’s section! As the stakes started to be high, the games became sharper, bringing more surprising results!

Anish Giri takes home 0.6 rating from the FIDE World Cup #TweetOftheDay

Dutch top chess player and World No.8, Anish Giri, got expelled from the FIDE World Cup in the round 3, when he suffered a loss from 16 years old Jumabayev Rinat (Kazakhstan 2634).

However, this did not affect Giri’s famous sense of humor. Anish tweeted to prove that he manages to always find glitter in the dark.

Read more: Anish Giri lists his Chess goals

Happy International Chess Day!

International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded on 20th July in 1924 in Paris, under the motto “Gens una Sumus” (Latin for “We are one Family”).

Today, FIDE celebrates the 97th birthday anniversary and the whole World celebrates the International Chess Day!

Aronian describes his trip to Sochi after withdrawal #TweetOftheDay

After withdrawal from the FIDE World Cup 2021 due to a fever and Covid19 symptoms, Levon Aronian made a joke with his fans describing his trip to Sochi.

Read more: Aronian forfeits the 1st game at the FIDE World Cup

We hope that a good sense of humor comes with good health. Fast recovery Levon, we can’t wait to see you over the board again!

FIDE WORLD CUP 2021 – Round 3 underway

The 2nd round of the FIDE World Chess Cup 2021 brought several upsets and surprising results. 29 matches, in both Opean and Women’s sections, were decided in tiebreaks.

Shortly before the start of the Round 2, Levon Aronian announced that he will definitely withdraw from the event due to a high fever.

Read more: Aronian forfeits the 1st game at the FIDE World Cup

One player tested positive on Covid19 at the FIDE World Cup 2021

When the round 2 of the FIDE World Cup 2021 started today, it looked like everything will go smoothly. At the start of the round, the reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen received the 2020 Fair Play Svetozar Gligoric award from the hands of FIDE Vice President Mahir Mammedov.

FIDE WORLD CUP 2021 – Top seeds join the fights

The FIDE World Cup 2021 kicked off in Sochi, Russia. The event takes place from 10 July – 8 August 2021 at the Galaxy Entertainment And Leisure Complex.

Of the 309 qualified players in the Open and Women’s groups, there were only 8 justified nonappearances, essentially due to travel-related problems. The event opened with an inaugural move made by FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich in the game between GM Sanan Sjugirov and Elmer Prudente.


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