FIDE World Cup Day one

Kamsky, playing Black, makes a draw against his lower rated opponent.

Nakamura makes short work of his opponent, Peruvian Deysi Cori, the #3 ranked female player in the Americas.

Ray Robson wins a nice game against strong GM Volokitin (who actually has a plus score against Carlsen!)

And Ernie won’t want to see this, but the upset victim of the day is Alexander Morozovich, playing Black and falling to recent Canadian transplant, GM Bator Sambuev. Here’s the game:

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc36. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Ne2 c5 9. O-O Nc610. Be3 Qc7 11. Rc1 b6 12. h4 Bb7 13. h5 e614. hxg6 hxg6 15. Nf4 Na5 16. Bd3 e5 17. Nh3 Rad818. d5 c4 19. Bc2 Bc8 20. g4 Nb7 21. Kg2 Nd622. g5 Rfe8 23. Rh1 Kf8 24. Ng1 Ke7 25. Rh7 Rh826. Rxg7 Ne8 27. Rxf7+ Kxf7 28. f4 Kg8 29. Qf3 Qh730. Kf1 Ng7 31. Ke1 Rf8 32. Kd2 exf4 33. Bf2 Qh234. Rf1 Rh4 35. e5 Rg4 36. e6 Rxg5 37. Kc1 Bb738. Be4 Qh5 39. e7 Re8 40. d6 Qxf3 41. Nxf3 Bxe442. Nxg5 Bc6 43. Bd4 Nf5 44. Be5 Rc8 45. Rf2 Nh646. Rxf4 Bd7 47. Ne4 Bf5 48. Rh4 Ng4 49. Rh8+ Kf750. Ng5# 1-0


3 thoughts on “FIDE World Cup Day one

  1. Ernie

    Looking at round 4 results and we see Kamsky won a nice game today vs Mamedyarov in a smashing attack. Nakamura was held to a draw. kramnik and Carauana were other winners today.

  2. Ernie

    Yes it is true i did not want to see the Morozevich loss but he did manage to bounce back and win that Round in the tiebreaks. It is tough to have to win a game where a draw sends you home. It is also a lot of pressure on the player trying to secure the draw ! #1 Seed Aron Levonian has already been eliminated.

  3. Ernie

    Kamsky wins and Nakamura loses in Round 4.2 in the World Cup of chess. Kamsky along with Kramnik ,Carauana and Korobov advance to the quarterfinals. Nakumura who was defeated by Anton Korobov goes home.


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