World Chess Federation (FIDE) has published the 1st round fixture of the World Cup-2007 which will be held from 23rd November to 17th December in Khanty-Mansiysk in Russia. GM Ziaur Rahman(2497) will play against GM Dmitry Jakovenko of Russia. Jakovenko’s current rating is 2710 and he is a member of Russian national chess team. IM Enamul Hossain Razib(2514) will play against GM Pavel Eljanov of Ukraine. Eljanov’s rating is 2691 and he is also a member of the Ukrainian national chess team. Total 128 top level players from all over the world will partcipate in the 1st round in knock-out basis. Razib qualified from 6th Asian Individual Championship, which was held in September in Philippines and Zia will play as a nominated player of the President of World Chess Federation, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.
Official site :http://cup2007.fide.com/round.asp