Chess World Cup Final
Aug 30, 2013 by Haraldur R Karlsson
The final playoff games, between former World Champion, Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik, and fellow countryman Grandmaster (GM) Dimitry Andreikin, are under way in the Norwegian city Tromso. These two were left standing in field of 128 of the world's best chess players after 7 rounds. Each round consisted of two games and winners of each round advanced to the next. Grandmaster Alexander Onischuck (#77 on world list), coach of the Knight Raiders Chess Teams, qualified for the super-strong cup. Alex made it to the second round by defeating Venuzelan GM Eduardo Iturrizaga (#88 on world list) but lost in the second round to Cuban GM Leinier Dominguez Perez (#12 on world list).
Kramnik (#5 on world list) and Andreikin (#29 on world list) will play a match of four games. The games will take place every day from August 21 to September 2. If there is a tie at that point then tie-break games witl be played on September 3. Games can be watched LIVE online via the tournament website.