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Russian Grand Master Wins Chess World Cup 2011
20.09.2011 10:53
Russian Grand Master Wins Chess World Cup 2011
Peter Svidler

Russian Peter Svidler has won the FIDE Chess World Cup 2011 in the Siberian city of Khanty-Mansiysk, beating his main contender Russian Alexander Grischuk in the final. 

      The winning of the World Cup wasn't very difficult for Svidler, as he finished all the games without any tiebreakers. It allowed him to be qualified for the candidates stage of the World Chess Championship in 2013.

      The third place, which also allows qualifying for the World Chess Championship, is yet to be decided between Vassily Ivanchuk and Ruslan Ponomariov.

        Significantly, Peter Svidler has become the first Russian to win the World Cup, which takes place for the fourth time this year. It is the most significant achievement in his chess career. In the middle of August 2011, Peter also became the six-times champion of the country, winning the super-final game of the Russian Chess Championship.

      Earlier, Armenian Levon Aronyan, American Ğata Kamskiy and Israeli Boris Gelfand had become winners of the FIDE Chess World Cup. 

        Peter Svidler was born on 17 June 1976 in St. Petersburg. In 1994 he became a Chess World champion among boys under 18 and a Grand Master. The same year Svidler became the champion of Russia for the first time. Now he has 5 gold and 2 silver medals, as well as many triumphs in command World Cups as a member of Russian national team. 


Sources: RIA Novosti Newsru

      Related News: Two Chess Kings to Fight for the Crown in Moscow (16.08.2011)

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