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Sergey Karjakin is the 2015 FIDE World Cup winner! Sergey Karjakin and Peter Svidler returned today to the playing hall at the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku to finally decide the FIDE World Cup winner in quick-play tie-breaks. After the games with the classical time control the result was even 2-2. In the first set of the rapid games Karjakin prepared a surprise with the white pieces but Svidler reacted well and achieved good position. At some point black was even slightly better. 2015-10-05 more
Sergey Karjakin evens the score in FIDE World Cup final Sergey Karjakin has staged a miraculous comeback by equalizing the score in the 2015 FIDE World Cup final after being 0-2 down in the first two games. Karjakin won the next two games against the former World Cup winner and his compatriot Peter Svidler to tie the match with the classical time control and reach the rapid tie-breaks. 2015-10-04 more
Sergey Karjakin strikes back, FIDE World Cup final continues Sergey Karjakin defeated his compatriot Peter Svidler in a must-win situation to remain in the contention for the 2015 FIDE World Cup title. 2015-10-04 more
Peter Svidler increases lead in FIDE World Cup final Peter Svidler scored another victory against his compatriot Sergey Karjakin to take a 2-0 lead in the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup final that is ongoing at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan. 2015-10-02 more
Peter Svidler takes lead in FIDE World Cup final Peter Svidler defeated his compatriot Sergey Karjakin in the first game of the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup final that started today at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan. Playing the white pieces, Svidler opened with the King's Indian Attack, and Karjakin deviated from his earlier games by recapturing with the knight on d5. 2015-10-01 more
Sergey Karjakin qualifies for FIDE World Cup final after exciting tie-break Sergey Karjakin and Pavel Eljanov returned today to the playing hall at the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku to decide the FIDE World Cup finalist and Candidates Tournament qualifier. After the games with the classical time control the result was even. 2015-09-29 more
Peter Svidler in FIDE World Cup Final, qualifies for Candidates Tournament The return games of the 2015 FIDE World Cup Semifinals were completed in the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku. Peter Svidler played a very solid game with white, never being in danger of getting worse position, eventually reaching a draw against Anish Giri to win the match, reach the World Cup final and qualify for the 2016 FIDE Candidates Tournament. Svidler said this is one of the best results of his career. Giri is still in position to qualify for the Candidates Tournament by average rating. 2015-09-28 more
FIDE World Cup - Semifinals Started The Semifinals of the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup started today at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, with four players that remained in the competition. Peter Svidler was slightly surprised with Anish Giri's 1.e4, when he expected the closed opening like in their previous encounters. Black decided to defend with the rare line of Zaitsev Ruy Lopez. 2015-09-27 more
Peter Svidler and Sergey Karjakin qualify for FIDE World Cup Semifinal The two pairs of players who tied their round five matches with the classical time control returned to the playing hall at the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku to settle the scores in the rapid and blitz games. 2015-09-25 more