View Poll Results: Who will win? (Pick your three favourites)

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  • Ding - LOST FINAL

    9 64.29%
  • Giri - OUT

    0 0%
  • Vachier-Lagrave - OUT

    6 42.86%
  • So - OUT

    1 7.14%
  • Nepomniachtchi - OUT

    4 28.57%
  • Aronian - OUT

    3 21.43%
  • Mamedyarov - OUT

    4 28.57%
  • Dominguez - OUT

    0 0%
  • Grischuk - OUT

    2 14.29%
  • Radjabov - WINNER

    1 7.14%
  • Artemiev - OUT

    0 0%
  • Yu Yangyi - OUT

    0 0%
  • Karjakin - OUT

    2 14.29%
  • Nakamura - OUT

    1 7.14%
  • Andreikin - OUT

    0 0%
  • Wojtaszek - OUT

    0 0%
  • Harikrishna - OUT

    0 0%
  • Duda - OUT

    0 0%
  • Svidler - OUT

    0 0%
  • Vitiugov - OUT

    0 0%
  • Wei Yi - OUT

    1 7.14%
  • Le Quang Liem - OUT

    0 0%
  • Navara - OUT

    0 0%
  • Bu - OUT

    0 0%
  • Wang Hao - OUT

    0 0%
  • Shankland - OUT

    0 0%
  • Adams - OUT

    0 0%
  • Gelfand - OUT

    0 0%
  • Press - OUT

    0 0%
  • Other (name in thread)

    0 0%
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    FIDE World Cup 2019 (10 Sep - 4 Oct)

    Hi all,

    I noticed the FIDE World Cup pairings are out and it is interesting to see GM Max Illingworth has withdrawing and now is going to be represented by FM Shaun Press from PNG. I believe this would be the first time anyone from PNG has represented the Zone at the World Cup. Below is the link to the pairings:

    https://www.fide.com/images/stories/...1_no_color.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost View Post
    I believe this would be the first time anyone from PNG has represented the Zone at the World Cup.
    I think it will be the first time somebody from any country other than Australia has represented the zone.

    Interesting that Magnus is sitting this one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Rout View Post
    I think it will be the first time somebody from any country other than Australia has represented the zone.
    Correct. Previous representatives were Feldman, Wohl, Gluzman, Johansen, Lane, Zhao, Smerdon, Zhao, Bjelobrk, Illingworth and Smirnov, all AUS.

    Also for the Women's event there have been cases of non-Australians winning the Zonal but I can't find any of a non-Australian representing the Zone. A few times there has been no representative.
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 11-08-2019 at 12:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Rout View Post
    I think it will be the first time somebody from any country other than Australia has represented the zone.

    Interesting that Magnus is sitting this one out.
    Had Magnus played, Shaun would of played him. Would have been a good experience.

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    Could it be that the lowest rated participant in History of the World Cup? And yes, playing Magnus would be lovely for him. Would be lovely for Magnus too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Could it be that the lowest rated participant in History of the World Cup?
    Yes, but when the World Cup was somewhat spuriously known as the World Championships, an unrated player Alexander Umgaev (Russia) played in the 1998 edition. Umgaev, then a 16-year old junior, was a nominee of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. I think Umgaev was from Kalmykia. He is now rated 2205 but isn't very active as a player.

    The lowest rated participant with a rating in the knockout World Championships was Tarik Abulhul (Libya, 2076) in 2000. Looks like Libya (the hosts) were given three wildcards.

    The lowest rated in the World Cup era previously was IM Oladapo Adu (2241) of Nigeria in 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Yes, but when the World Cup was somewhat spuriously known as the World Championships, an unrated player Alexander Umgaev (Russia) played in the 1998 edition. Umgaev, then a 16-year old junior, was a nominee of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. I think Umgaev was from Kalmykia. He is now rated 2205 but isn't very active as a player.

    The lowest rated participant with a rating in the knockout World Championships was Tarik Abulhul (Libya, 2076) in 2000. Looks like Libya (the hosts) were given three wildcards.

    The lowest rated in the World Cup era previously was IM Oladapo Adu (2241) of Nigeria in 2015.
    I played Adu in online blitz on chess.com quite alot ...he is actually not that bad, certainly much stronger than Shaun. I think I managed +2 over 10 or so games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lost View Post
    Had Magnus played, Shaun would of played him. Would have been a good experience.
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    He gets to play Ding Liren instead - probably the next best choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    He gets to play Ding Liren instead - probably the next best choice.
    Do you think Ding will be the next challenger then?
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Games are scheduled to start at 3pm local time, which is 8pm Aust Eastern so a good time for watching (someone might want to double-check that). Board 1 is likely to be a feature game.

    It appears that FIDE will not be trying to stop broadcasts - I haven't seen that written down anywhere, but FIDE have scheduled a stream on their youtube channel which is listing the chess24 commentators so presumably a co-operative arrangement.

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    Not long to the kickoff. The top half have Black on the odd-numbered boards.

    I found a couple of bookmaking sites offering odds (in order to avoid the appearance of encouraging betting I won't name them) - possibly others are fielding but require accounts to see the odds. Both agree that Ding Liren is the favourite and have odds at around 3/1 (one was shorter last week, so maybe not doing much business), with MVL second though Giri is the second seed. Shaun is 10,000/1. Only one site has odds for individual Round 1 matches; it has Shaun at 33/1 but isn't taking bets on Ding.

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    I've been slow on putting a poll up but I've added one - runs for 3 days so you can wait and see who gets KOd in round 1 if you like.

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    Press - Ding

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    It seems that 23.Nc4 was OK.
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 10-09-2019 at 10:45 PM.

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    that was one of the first games to finish
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