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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2010 Corus Chess Tournament:list of players,official tournament website and tournament dates

The 2010 Corus Chess Tournament is about to begin in the Netherlands. This tournament consists of 3 sections, A,B, and C, for the top-rated  (Professional) players, as well as events for amateur chess players. Here is a list of participants in the three Professional sections of the tournament for this year:


Participants grandmaster group A


Name
Country
Rating
Position

GM
Magnus Carlsen
NOR
2810
1
Photo

GM
Viswanathan Anand
IND
2790
3
Photo

GM
Vladimir Kramnik
RUS
2788
4
Photo

GM
Vassily Ivanchuk
UKR
2749
8
Photo

GM
Peter Leko
HUN
2739
12
Photo

GM
Alexei Shirov
SPA
2723
20
Photo

GM
Sergey Karjakin
RUS
2720
21
Photo

GM
Leinier Dominguez
CUB
2712
25
Photo

GM
Hikaru Nakamura
USA
2708
28
Photo

GM
Nigel Short
ENG
2696
38
Photo

GM
Fabiano Caruana
ITA
2675
51
Photo

GM
Sergey Tiviakov
NED
2662
62
Photo

GM
Jan Smeets
NED
2657
73
Photo

GM
Loek van Wely
NED
2641
104
Photo


Average rating
: 2719
Category
: 19

Participants grandmaster group B


Name
Country
Rating

GM
Arkadij Naiditsch
GER
2687
Photo

GM
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu
ROM
2681
Photo

GM
Pentala Harikrishna
IND
2672
Photo

GM
Hua Ni
CHN
2657
Photo

GM
Emil Sutovsky
ISR
2657
Photo

GM
Wesley So
PHI
2656
Photo

GM
Tomi Nyback
FIN
2643
Photo

GM
Varuzhan Akobian
USA
2628
Photo

GM
Parimarjan Negi
IND
2621
Photo

GM
Erwin l'Ami
NED
2615
Photo

GM
David Howell
ENG
2606
Photo

GM
Anish Giri
NED
2588
Photo

GM
Dimitri Reinderman
NED
2573
Photo

IM
Anna Muzychuk
SLO
2523
Photo


Participants grandmaster group C


Name
Country
Rating

GM
Li Chao
CHN
2604
Photo

GM
Abhijeet Gupta
IND
2577
Photo

GM
Ray Robson
USA
2570
Photo

GM
Kjetil Lie
NOR
2547
Photo

IM
Nils Grandelius
SWE
2515
Photo

GM
Robin Swinkels
NED
2495
Photo

GM
Daniele Vocaturo
ITA
2495
Photo

IM
Robin van Kampen
NED
2456
Photo

IM
Mariya Muzychuk
UKR
2447
Photo

GM
Zhaoqin Peng
NED
2402
Photo

FM
Stefan Kuipers
NED
2340
Photo

WGM
Soumya Swaminathan
IND
2323
Photo

FM
Benjamin Bok
NED
2322
Photo


Sjoerd Plukkel
NED
2279
Photo


It is great to see that the organizers have once again invited some women to play in this year's main sections! Best wishes to all of the players in all of the sections of this year's tournament!

The official tournament website is at: http://www.coruschess.com/  (which is where I obtained the player information listed above from.). All of these tournaments are scheduled to run  from January 15th until January 31st, 2010 in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands.

Here is the schedule for 2010 Corus:

Schedule

Round 1 January 16th 13:30 CET
Round 2 January 17th 13:30 CET
Round 3 January 18th 13:30 CET
Round 4 January 19th 13:30 CET
January 20th Rest day
Round 5 January 21st 13:30 CET
Round 6 January 22nd 13:30 CET
Round 7 January 23rd 13:30 CET
Round 8 January 24th 13:30 CET
January 25th Rest day
Round 9 January 26th 13:30 CET
Round 10 January 27th 13:30 CET
January 28th Rest day
Round 11 January 29th 13:30 CET
Round 12 January 30th 13:30 CET
Round 13 January 31st 12:30 CET


Daily chess reports will be provided at the official website. I recall in prior year's tournaments that the organizers also provided live coverage (including moves and a web camera within the main playing hall, so interested chess enthusiasts could watch the games and the players live.)

Best wishes to all of the participants in the events!

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