Chess World Cup
The Chess World Cup (officially FIDE World Cup or World Chess Cup ) is a by chess -Weltverband FIDE organized competition the world's best chess players. It has been part of the qualification for the World Chess Championship since 2005 .
The World Chess Cup has been held every two years since 2005 and is part of the qualification cycle for the World Chess Championship. It is set up as a tournament in a knockout system over 7 rounds - so usually with 128 participants. The players play two games against each other; in the case of a tie, followed by a tiebreak with reduced reflection . The final goes over four games, also with a possible tie-break.
There was an event with a similar name for the first time as the " Chess World Cup 1988/89 " (officially Chess World Cup ). This was a series of six tournaments organized by the Grandmaster Association (GMA), which competed with FIDE. In the overall standings, Kasparov won ahead of Anatoli Karpov ; Valery Salow and Jaan Ehlvest followed a long way behind . The second Chess World Cup started in 1991 but was canceled after only one tournament (in Reykjavík ). This form of tournament was taken up by FIDE in 2008 and continued as the " FIDE Grand Prix ".
The first two FIDE “Chess World Cup” tournaments took place in 2000 and 2002 and were round robin tournaments. At that time, FIDE organized its controversial FIDE World Chess Championships in competition with the "classic" World Chess Championships. The FIDE World Championships of 1997/98, 1999, 2000, 2001/02 and 2004 were carried out in the mode of today's World Cup. The World Chess Cup itself had no relation to the World Cup.
In 2005 the World Chess Cup was given its present form and was included in the qualification for the World Chess Championship. The tournaments were initially always held in Khanty-Mansiysk . Since 2013, however, the association that has hosted a Chess Olympiad has had to host the World Cup the year before. This made Norway, Azerbaijan and Georgia host countries in the following years.
- ↑ http://de.chessbase.com/post/world-cup-2017-mit-carlsen
- ↑ 1st FIDE World Cup in The Week in Chess # 306 from September 18, 2000 (English)
- ↑ 1st FIDE World Cup in The Week in Chess # 415 from October 21, 2000 (English)