Monday, August 26, 2013

Chess World Cup 2013 Tromsø - Semi Final

It's finally down to Semi Final phase of the 2013 Chess World Cup, my friends! 2013 Chess World Cup held in Tromsø produced surprises after surprises.  Despite every effort to predict the final big - 4 chess players, nobody would expected the names to be Kramnik, Tomashevsky, Andreikin and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave! On these gentlemen, it's only Kramnik stayed on board as favourite, but Aronian, Gelfand, Karjakin, and every big guys have been eliminated. The last remaining three players will also be a new names to be included in the Candidate matches. As we know, Chess World Cup is also a tournament to picked names for Candidate matches, winner and runner-up will go through, and special note if Kramnik won, then the 3rd position will be included...(correct me if I'm wrong here..)

For now, here the last two pairings before reaching Final:

Evgeny Tomashevsky vs Dmitry Andreikin
Both are giant slayer, Tomahawk Tomashevksy slayedd all the favorites from Aronian, Morozevich, to Kamsky. Andreikin go for the youngers one (Karjakin) and then dismissed Peter Svidler in quarter final. As the pairing is now well discussed, let's have the statistic preview, as shown below . If you take a look to the pie-graphic, you will know Tomashevksy gone much more storms than to Andreikin. So far, Andreikin haven't been beaten as a Black! Trivia: Tomashevksy is supposed to play in Poikovsky tournament as he doesn't expected to move further, Alexander Motylev has replaced his place. Both are in tie on their direct meeting.

Vladimir Kramnik vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
On other side, Kramnik vs MVL is a battle of mr. Perfect guys. Both are NEVER lost , yet, in this World Cup. Pretty amazing for Maxime, who eliminated Caruana, Gelfand and Dominguez. They were also playing less games compare to the other pairing. In the head to head statistic, Kramnik is +1 to Maxime. Here the graphical statistic, notes that Maxime got the highest performance rating of 2916. To remind you, Maxime comes to CWC with invitation by the FIDE President.

Kramnik vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, one will experienced their first loses in this battle
2013 Chess World Cup 

sources for the statistic taken from official website:

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