Thursday, September 22, 2005

World Championship in Siberia

FIDE Knockout World Championship will be held from December 3rd to 25th in Khanty-Mansiysk, the capitol of Yugra region in Russia. The city has 56000 residents and is placed 2200 km east of Moskow.

128 players will fight for the World Cup Champion title and prize fund of 1.572.000 USD.

In the World Cup Tournament 128 players shall be participating according to the knockout format: World Champion + four (4) semi-finalists from the Libya World Championship, Women's World Champion, two (2) World Junior U-20 Champions (2004 & 2005), ninety (90) players from Continental Championships, twenty (20) rated players, seven (7) FIDE President nominees, three (3) Organiser nominees.

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