|Countdown to the World Cup|
|November 19, 2009|
The World Cup begins November 21 and the USA will be represented by a
10-player squad, including defending champion Gata Kamsky and young
contenders GMs Robert Hess and Ray Robson. See the official website and tournament pairings. Frequent CLO contributor GM Josh Friedel will also be participating, so look for his thoughts on the event.
The tournament is paired with 1 vs. 128, etc. so the highest and lower rated players have the most lopsided pairings.
The US match-ups feature:
The rounds will take place at 3 PM local, 5 AM EST.