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Friday, January 23, 2009

Corus Chess Tournament:Update:Group B Rounds 4-6

Here are the results from the games from rounds 4-6 of the B group:

Round 4 (January 20, 2009)
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam - Efimenko, Zahar ½-½ 27 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Caruana, Fabiano - Navara, David 1-0 44 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Vallejo Pons, Francisco - Mecking, Henrique 1-0 56 C91 Ruy Lopez
Sasikiran, Krishnan - Reinderman, Dimitri ½-½ 48 A81 Dutch Leningrad
Werle, Jan - Motylev, Alexander 0-1 56 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Hou Yifan - Short, Nigel D ½-½ 27 B03 Alekhine's Defence
L'Ami, Erwin - Volokitin, Andrei ½-½ 93 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Round 5 (January 22, 2009)
Navara, David - Werle, Jan ½-½ 39 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Short, Nigel D - Sasikiran, Krishnan 0-1 35 B54 Sicilian Rauzer
Motylev, Alexander - Vallejo Pons, Francisco ½-½ 46 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Efimenko, Zahar - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 41 B80 Sicilian Scheveningen
Volokitin, Andrei - Hou Yifan 1-0 49 C19 French Winawer
Reinderman, Dimitri - Kasimdzhanov, Rustam ½-½ 14 C42 Petroff's Defence
Mecking, Henrique - L'Ami, Erwin ½-½ 20 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Round 6 (January 23, 2009)
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 46 D17 Slav Defence
Vallejo Pons, Francisco - Navara, David 0-1 45 D70 Gruenfeld Defence
Sasikiran, Krishnan - Volokitin, Andrei ½-½ 65 D20 QGA
Werle, Jan - Efimenko, Zahar ½-½ 78 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Reinderman, Dimitri - Short, Nigel D 0-1 37 C69 Ruy Lopez Exchange
Hou Yifan - Mecking, Henrique 1-0 83 C86 Ruy Lopez Worrall Attack
L'Ami, Erwin - Motylev, Alexander 0-1 37 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit


Corus Wijk Aan Zee 2009 group B standings

1-3. GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov, GM David Navara and GM Nigel Short - 4.0
4-7. GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Zahar Efimenko, GM Alexander Motylev and GM Andrei Volokitin - 3.5
8. GM Francisco Vallejo Pons - 3.0
9-12. GM Dimitri Reinderman, WGM Hou Yifan, GM Jan Werle and GM Krishnan Sasikiran - 2.5
13. GM Erwin l'Ami - 2.0
14. GM Henrique Mecking - 1.0

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