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Pavel Eljanov, Anish Giri qualify for FIDE World Cup Semifinal The return games of the fifth round of the 2015 FIDE World Cup were completed in the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku. Hikaru Nakamura had to play for a win in order to equalize and stay in the match with Pavel Eljanov. White's weapon of choice was the English opening, which Eljanov already faced on three occasions earlier in the tournament. Speaking at the press conference after the game, Eljanov felt that Nakamura should have tried something more aggressive and appropriate to his style. 2015-09-24 more
FIDE World Cup - Round 5 Started The fifth round of the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup started today at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, with 8 players that remained in the competition. 2015-09-23 more
Round 4 tie-break: Giri, Karjakin, Eljanov, Wei Yi qualify for next round The four pairs of players who tied their round four 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. In the first set of the rapid games Sergey Karjakin eliminated his compatriot and 2013 World Cup finalist Dmitry Andreikin thanks to the win with white pieces in the first game. In the second game Andreikin couldn't find the desired attack and black even emerged with a winning position. 2015-09-22 more
Mamedyarov, Nakamura, Svidler, Vachier-Lagrave advance to 5th round of FIDE World Cup The return games of the fourth round of the 2015 FIDE World Cup were completed in the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku. 2015-09-22 more
FIDE World Cup - Round 4 Started The fourth round of the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup was held today at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, with 16 players that remained in the competition. 2015-09-20 more
Baku World Cup 2015 1/16 final stage is over Baku World Cup 2015 another stage is over - the competition gets tougher, players get eliminated and many favourites leave the tournament.1/16 stage was also not without surprises. 2015-09-20 more
Round 3 tie-break: Andreikin defeats Kramnik in Russian derby The seven pairs of players who tied their round three 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. 2015-09-20 more
1/16 final stage. First game. The first round games of the 1/16 final stage were not very productive – only four games ended with a decisive result. 2015-09-18 more
FIDE World Cup - Round 3 Started The third round of the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup was held today at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, with 32 players that remained in the competition. 2015-09-18 more