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|American GMs Among Top Seeds in Baku|
|September 10, 2015|
Nine American Grandmasters are in Baku to represent the US in the World Cup (September 10-October 5). Veselin Topalov is top seed in the 128-player knockout, followed closely by our own US Champion Hikaru Nakamura (seed 2) and Fabiano Caruana (seed 3) and Wesley So (seeded fifth).
Look for coverage of this exciting event on US Chess from GM Ian Rogers. Find more information on the official site including full pairing tree and live games link.
US Round 1 Pairings in the World Cup (American players in bold):
IM Phiri, Richmond (ZAM) vs. GM Hikaru Nakamura 2814
GM Caruana, Fabiano 2808 vs. FM Zaibi, Amir (TUN) 2330
GM So, Wesley GM 2779 vs. Maghsoodloo, Parham (IRI) 2416
GM Radjabov, Teimour AZE vs. GM Sevian, Samuel 2553
GM Ray Robson 2680 vs GM Vovk, Yuri (UKR) 2624
GM Kamsky, Gata 2670 vs GM Melkumyan, Hrant (ARM) 2633
GM Akobian, Varuzhan 2635 vs. GM Viktor Laznicka (CZE) 2665
GM Volokitin, Andrei (UKR) 2639 vs GM Onischuk, Alexander 2662
GM Shankland, Samuel L 2655 vs GM Popov, Ivan (RUS) 2653