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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Corus 2010 Round 8 report;round 8 results and crosstable, Round 9 pairings

Round 8 of the three Grandmaster tournaments was played today in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands today. Here are the results from all of the games: (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Group A: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 24th
Vishy Anand - Vassily Ivanchuk
Alexei Shirov - Magnus Carlsen
Vladimir Kramnik - Hikaru Nakamura
Sergey Karjakin - Nigel Short
Leinier Dominguez - Loek van Wely
Peter Leko - Jan Smeets
Fabiano Caruana - Sergey Tiviakov
Group B: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 24th
Erwin l'Ami - Pentala Harikrishna
Liviu Nisipeanu - Parimarjan Negi
Dimitri Reinderman - Varuzhan Akobian
Ni Hua - Wesley So
Emil Sutovsky - Arkadij Naiditsch
Tomi Nyback - Anna Muzychuk
Anish Giri - David Howell

Group C: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 24th
Soumya Swaminathan - Kjetil Lie
Nils Grandelius - Robin van Kampen
Abhijeet Gupta - Li Chao
Ray Robson - Sjoerd Plukkel
Robin Swinkels - Daniele Vocaturo
Mariya Muzychuk - Benjamin Bok
Stefan Kuipers - Peng Zhaoqin

These results mean the following standings exist in the three Grandmaster tournaments after 8 rounds of play:

Grandmaster Group A Crosstable:

Grandmaster Group B Crosstable:

Grandmaster Group C Crosstable:

You can play through all of the games in the 3 Grandmaster Tournaments by clicking on the following links:

Grandmaster Group A Round 8 games:

Grandmaster Group B Round 8 games:

Grandmaster Group C Round 8 games:

Here are some links you may want to visit in regards to round 8 coverage:

Chessdom: and

The Week in Chess:

and ChessVibes:

Here are the pairings for round 9 of the 3 Grandmaster Tournaments (the player on the left has the white pieces in the game).These games will be played on Tuesday, as Monday is a rest day for the players. The player on the left has the white pieces in the game:

Grandmaster Group A

Round 9 - Tuesday the 26th
S. Tiviakov - V. Anand

J. Smeets - F. Caruana

L. van Wely - P. Leko

N. Short - L. Dominguez

H. Nakamura - S. Karjakin

M. Carlsen - V. Kramnik

V. Ivanchuk - A. Shirov

Grandmaster Group B
Round 9 - Tuesday the 26th
D. Howell - E. l'Ami

A. Muzychuk - A. Giri

A. Naiditsch - T. Nyback

W. So - E. Sutovsky

V. Akobian - Ni

P. Negi - D. Reinderman

P. Harikrishna - L. Nisipeanu

Grandmaster Group C

Round 9 - Tuesday the 26th
Z. Peng - S. Swaminathan 
B. Bok - S. Kuipers 
D. Vocaturo - M. Muzychuk 
S. Plukkel - R. Swinkels 
L. Chao - R. Robson 
R. van Kampen - A. Gupta 
K. Lie - N. Grandelius

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Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein

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Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns

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Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.