FIDE World Cup in Tromso 2013

Tomashevsky, Polgar and Trent
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The whole 511 moves were done in tie-break games between Tomashevsky and Morozevich!! Tomashevsky won the match and will be playing Kamsky in the 5th round. Andreiking managed to knock Karjakin out as well as Vachier-Lagrave – Gelfand. Those who qualified to play in the 5th round are: Tomashevsky, Kamsky, Svidler, Andreikin, Caruana, Vachier-Lagrave, Kramnik & Korobov.

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FIDE World Cup in Tromso 2013

Korobov
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Korobov was definitely the hero of the day as he won the mini match against Nakamura and will be playing Kramnik in round 5. So far, those who are to play in the 5th round are: Caruana, Kramnik, Kamsky and Korobov. Pairs who are playing tie-breaks are: Tomashevsky-Morozevich, Le Quang-Svidler, Karjakin-Andreikin and Gelfand-Vachier-Lagrave. There should be a very interesting tie-break day today!

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FIDE World Cup in Tromso 2013

Kamsky-Mamedyarov
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Three players won the 1st game of the 4th round – Kamsky, Caruana and Kramnik. Thus, Mamedyarov, Granda and Ivanchuk are in a must win siatuation as a win will allow them to continue fighting already in tie-breaks.

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Eljanov-Karjakin
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Only 16 players left after yesterday’s tie-break day! Grischuk and Giri were knocked out by Le Quang Liem and Granda Zuniga while Eljanov got eliminated by Karjakin in a really entertaining and interesting mini match. So the players in the top 16 are: Tomashevsky, Caruana, Kramnik, Le Quang, Karjakin, Nakamura, Gelfand, Kamsky, Mamedyarov (who knocked out the 14 y.o. Wei Yi), Vachier Lagrave, Korobov, Andreikin, Svidler, Ivanchuk, Granda and Morozevich. Read the report of the day here.

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Grischuk-Le Quang
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Grischuk and Granda made amazing comebacks and will be playing tie-break matches today. Six players moved on to the 4th round. Aronian, Radjabov, Dominguez, Moiseenko, Hammer and Adhiban lost the mini-matches and are out.

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