The Quarter finals of the 2011 FIDE Candidates Matches, the qualifier to challenge World Champion V Anand in 2012 start May 3 at Kazan Tatarstan. The Quarter and the Semi Final is a short four game match + tie break if necessary. The time control is 120 minutes to make 40 moves + 60 minutes for the next 20
moves.Then 15 minutes +30 seconds increments starting 61 st move.In case of a 2: 2 tie ; a four games with a time control of 25 minutes + 10 seconds increments will be used and if still tie then a two games blitz with 5 minutes + 3 seconds increments will be used. A total of 420,000 euro are at stakes with the four quarter final losers receiving 30,000 euro each. The two losers in the semi finals will receive 60,000 euro each. And the two finalist will receive 90,000 euro each.
The Quarter Finals
Round 1 Results
Levon Aronian (2808) - Alexander Grischuk(2747) draw Exchange Gruenfeld 71 moves
Teimour Radjabov (2744) - Vladimir Kramnik (2785) draw QGD , Lasker Defense 25 moves
Gata Kamsky (2732) - Veselin Topalov ( 2775) draw Sicilian Najdorf ,42 moves
Shak Mamedyarov (2772) - Boris Gelfand ( 2733) draw Sicilian Najdorf, 39 moves
Veselin Topalov - Gata Kamsky 0-1 Exchange Gruenfeld , 31 moves
Alexander Grischuk - Levon Aronian draw QGD, 22 moves
Boris Gelfand - Shak Mamedyarov draw Slav , 40 moves
Vladimir Kramnik - Teimour Radjabov draw Catalan 61 moves
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