FIDE World Cup in Tromso 2013

Granda-Giri
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Again lots of interesting games at the world cup yesterday! The upset of the day was the loss of Aronian to Tomashevsky. Those who have to win the 2nd game to equalize the score after losses in the first game are: Aronian, Grischuk, Adhiban, Moiseenko, Hammer, Dominguez, Radjabov and Granda Zuniga.

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FIDE World Cup in Tromso 2013

Dubov
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Very interesting tie-break day in Tromso yet again! Dubov managed to knock out Ponomariov – perhaps the biggest upset of the tie-breaks. Players who proceed to the 3rd round after tie-breaks are: Aronian, Kramnik, Kamsky, Hammer, Mamedyarov, Le Quang, Svidler, Radjabov, Karjakin, Dreev, Malakhov, Moiseenko, Kryvoruchko and Korobov.

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FIDE World Cup in Tromso 2013

17 matches were decided yesterday! Caruana, Grischuk, Nakamura, Gelfand, Dominguez, Morozevich, Ivanchuk, etc have moved up to the 3rd round while today we will be watching 15 tie-breaks.

Wei Yi of China
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Main upsets of the 2nd round are the eliminations of Leko and Shirov by Granda Zuniga and Wei Yi respectively.

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FIDE World Cup in Tromso 2013

Lysyj-Aronian
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12 players won their matches and only need half a point today to advance to the next round.

Granda Zuniga
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The upset of the round is definitely the loss of Leko to Granda Zuniga of Peru.

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FIDE World Cup in Tromso 2013

Hammer-Movsesian
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Yet another very interesting day in Tromso! Svidler, Morozevich, Jobava, Shirov, Radjabov continue to fight in the event while both the women’s world champion Ushenina and former women’s world champion Hou are out.

There was one appeal in the match Radjabov vs Cori. Read about it here.

List of pairings for today’s 2nd round.

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