2015 (Chess) World Cup is happening in Baku, Azerbaijan 

The 2015 Chess World Cup is happening in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, from 10th September to 5th October. It is a 128-player knock out event where the top two players qualifies for the Candidates tournament next year, the qualifying tournament for the World Championship.

The knockout pairings tree is set as follows:

baku-2015-knockout-pairings

Wesley So (ELO 2773), formerly of team Philippines but now Team USA, played Parham Maghsoodloo (ELO 2447) of Iran in the first round and won. He thus proceeds to Round 2 vs. Csaba Balogh (2657) of Hungary.

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