FIDE World Cup in U.A.E., Dubai  -  Round 1

The games
1st Session
Game 1
1 Zhu, Chen (GM)(CHN)       1/2-1/2  Ponomariov, Ruslan(UKR)  
2 Karpov, Anatoly(RUS)        0-1    Van Wely, Loek(NED)  
3 Ye, Jiangchuan(CHN)         0-1    Dreev, Alexey(RUS)  
4 Georgiev, Kiril(BUL)        1-0    Nikolic, Predrag(BIH)  
5 Lautier, Joel(FRA)          1-0    Novik, Maxim(RUS)  
6 Topalov, Veselin(BUL)       1-0    Karjakin, Sergey(UKR)  

Game 2
1 Ponomariov, Ruslan(UKR)     0-1    Zhu, Chen (GM)(CHN)  
2 Van Wely, Loek(NED)         0-1    Karpov, Anatoly(RUS)  
3 Dreev, Alexey(RUS)        1/2-1/2  Ye, Jiangchuan(CHN)  
4 Nikolic, Predrag(BIH)     1/2-1/2  Georgiev, Kiril(BUL)  
5 Novik, Maxim(RUS)         1/2-1/2  Lautier, Joel(FRA)  
6 Karjakin, Sergey(UKR)       0-1    Topalov, Veselin(BUL)  

Tie Break
1 Karpov, Anatoly(RUS)        1-0    Van Wely, Loek(NED)  
1 Van Wely, Loek(NED)       1/2-1/2  Karpov, Anatoly(RUS)  


2nd Session
Game 1
1 Al-Modiahki,Mohamad(QAT)   0-1    Leko, Peter(HUN)  
2 Acs, Peter(HUN)            0-1    Khalifman, Alexander(RUS)  
3 Grischuk, Alexander(RUS) 1/2-1/2  Morozevich, Alexander(RUS)  
4 Jasim, A.R. Saleh(UAE)   1/2-1/2  Radjabov, Teimour(AZE)  
5 Bareev, Evgeny(RUS)      1/2-1/2  Ivanchuk, Vassily(UKR)  
6 Ehlvest, Jaan(EST)       1/2-1/2  Bacrot, Etienne(FRA)  
7 Svidler, Peter(RUS)      1/2-1/2  Short, Nigel D.(ENG)  
8 Shirov, Alexei(ESP)      1/2-1/2  Othman, A. Moussa(UAE)  
9 Azmaiparashvili,Zurab(GEO) 1-0    Belkhodja, Slim(TUN)  
10 Anand, Viswanathan(IND)   1-0    Taleb, Moussa(UAE) 

Game 2
1 Leko, Peter(HUN)           1-0    Al-Modiahki, Mohamad(QAT)  
2 Khalifman,Alexander(RUS) 1/2-1/2  Acs, Peter(HUN)  
3 Morozevich,Alexander(RUS)1/2-1/2  Grischuk, Alexander(RUS)  
4 Radjabov, Teimour(AZE)     1-0    Jasim, A.R. Saleh(UAE)  
5 Ivanchuk, Vassily(UKR)   1/2-1/2  Bareev, Evgeny(RUS)  
6 Bacrot, Etienne(FRA)     1/2-1/2  Ehlvest, Jaan(EST)  
7 Short, Nigel D.(ENG)     1/2-1/2  Svidler, Peter(RUS)  
8 Othman, A. Moussa(UAE)     0-1    Shirov, Alexei(ESP)  
9 Belkhodja, Slim(TUN)     1/2-1/2  Azmaiparashvili, Zurab(GEO)  
10 Taleb, Moussa(UAE)      1/2-1/2  Anand, Viswanathan(IND)  

Tie Break
1 Grischuk, Alexander(RUS)   1-0    Morozevich, Alexander(RUS)  
2 Ivanchuk, Vassily(UKR)     1-0    Bareev, Evgeny(RUS)  
3 Ehlvest, Jaan(EST)       1/2-1/2  Bacrot, Etienne(FRA)  
4 Svidler, Peter(RUS)        1-0    Short, Nigel D.(ENG)  

1 Morozevich, Alexander(RUS) 1-0    Grischuk, Alexander(RUS)
2 Bareev, Evgeny(RUS)        0-1    Ivanchuk, Vassily(UKR)  
3 Bacrot, Etienne(FRA)       1-0    Ehlvest, Jaan(EST)  
4 Short, Nigel D.(ENG)       1-0    Svidler, Peter(RUS) 

1 Svidler, Peter(RUS)        0-1    Short, Nigel D.(ENG) 
2 Morozevich,Alexander(RUS)1/2-1/2  Grischuk, Alexander(RUS)