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Hoogeveen Wins World Cities Cup

  • SonofPearl
  • on 29-12-12 12:29.

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The team from Hoogeveen in the Netherlands has won the 2012 World Cities Chess Championship held from 22-28 December in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Hoogeveen were represented by Anish Giri, Ivan Sokolov, Sergey Tiviakov and Jan Smeets.

They beat team from Baku, Azerbaijan by a score of 2½-1½ in an exciting final match.

Sergey Tiviakov scored the vital win in the final in a tricky endgame with opposite coloured bishops.

The tournament started with a group stage featuring 6 groups of 4 teams in round-robin competitions.  The top two teams qualified from each group plus the 4 best third placed teams.  Those 16 teams then played KO matches to determine the winner.

The Hoogeveen team won $21,000 out of the total $150,000 prize fund.

The time control was 90 minutes for 30 moves plus a 30 second increment from the start.

The winners, Hoogeveen (l to r):Ivan Sokolov, Anish Giri, Sergey Tiviakov and Jan Smeets

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The round-robin qualification group results

MP BP
1 Lund - Sweden * 2 5 7
2 London - UK * 3 4 8
3 Dhaka - Bangladesh 2 1 * 3 3 6
4 Al Ain - UAE ½ 1 * 0 3
MP BP
1 Saratov - RUS * 3 6 8
2 Ptuj - SLO * 2 3 6
3 Tashkent - UZB * 2
4 Chennai - IND 1 2 ½ * 1
MP BP
1 Lviv - UKR * 1 3 4 4 8
2 Athens - GRE 3 * 3 4
3 Riga - LAT 1 * 4 7
4 Canberra - AUS 0 1 ½ * 0
MP BP
1 Astana - KAZ * 2 5 8
2 Baku - AZE 2 * 3 5
3 Istanbul - TUR ½ 1 * 3 2
4 Timisoara - ROM 1 * 0 4
MP BP
1 Paris - FRA * 3 3 4 6 10
2 Chicago - USA 1 * 3 4
3 Teheran - IRI 1 1 * 2
4 Kampala - UGA 0 ½ ½ * 0 1
MP BP
1 Hoogeveen - NED * 2 4 5
2 Novi Sad - SRB * 3 4 7
3 Wu Xi - CHN 2 * 2 2
4 Cairo - EGY 0 1 2 * 1 3

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The final standings

Place Team Fed
1st Hoogeveen NED
2nd Baku AZE
3rd Novi Sad SRB
4th Tashkent UZB
Last 8 Lund SWE
Last 8 Wu Xi CHN
Last 8 Athens GRE
Last 8 Saratov RUS
Last 16 Paris FRA
Last 16 Chicago USA
Last 16 Lviv UKR
Last 16 Dhaka BAN
Last 16 Ptuj SLO
Last 16 London ENG
Last 16 Astana KAZ
Last 16 Riga LAT

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The official website with full match scores and all the games from the competition is at www.worldcitieschess.com.

Picture from the official website. Game and results tables via TWIC.

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  • 22 maanden geleden

    MrMars

    oh no it is totally okay. I wasn't aware that only one person compiles all of the games. great job son of pearl!

  • 22 maanden geleden

    geographybuff

    More timestamped games from the final.

     





  • 22 maanden geleden

    geographybuff

    Timestamped games from the final, Hoogeveen vs Baku.




  • 22 maanden geleden

    geographybuff

    Neat.

  • 22 maanden geleden

    unclemike

    thanks for the game shown but was hoping to see more games.  I love the artistry displayed in the game however.

  • 22 maanden geleden

    SonofPearl

    @ MrMars - My apologies. I've been away from the chess world over the holidays and haven't been following this event in any detail. If anyone wants to post any interesting games from the event in the comments then go ahead.

  • 22 maanden geleden

    MrMars

    one game on display? one?

    I am very disappointed chess.com

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