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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Corus 2010 Round 9 report;round 9 results and crosstable, Round 10 pairings

The ninth round of the Corus Chess Tournament was played today (Tuesday, January 26.2010) in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. Kramnik defeated Carlsen and Karjakin defeated Nakamura today, both winners were victorious with the black pieces today in round 9!  In group B, Anna Muzychuk defeated Anish Giri with the white pieces for her first win of the tournament! Congratulations to Anna!

Here are the results from the three Grandmaster Tournaments:

Grandmaster Group A
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(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Round 9 - Tuesday the 26th
S. Tiviakov - V. Anand
½-½
J. Smeets - F. Caruana
1-0
L. van Wely - P. Leko
1-0
N. Short - L. Dominguez
½-½
H. Nakamura - S. Karjakin
0-1
M. Carlsen - V. Kramnik
0-1
V. Ivanchuk - A. Shirov
½-½

These results mean the following standings exist in Group A after 9 rounds of play:



Grandmaster Group B
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These are the results from round 9 of the Grandmaster Group B tournament:
(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Round 9 - Tuesday the 26th
D. Howell - E. l'Ami
0-1
A. Muzychuk - A. Giri
1-0
A. Naiditsch - T. Nyback
1-0
W. So - E. Sutovsky
½-½
V. Akobian - Ni
0-1
P. Negi - D. Reinderman
1-0
P. Harikrishna - L. Nisipeanu
½-½

These results mean the following standings exist in Grandmaster Group B after 9 rounds of play:



Grandmaster Group C
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These are the results of the games played in round 9 of the Grandmaster Group C tournament (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Round 9 - Tuesday the 26th
Z. Peng - S. Swaminathan
½-½
B. Bok - S. Kuipers
1-0
D. Vocaturo - M. Muzychuk
1-0
S. Plukkel - R. Swinkels
0-1
L. Chao - R. Robson
1-0
R. van Kampen - A. Gupta
1-0
K. Lie - N. Grandelius
0-1

These results mean the following standings exist in Grandmaster Group C after 9 rounds of play:



Four rounds remain to be played in all of these tournaments before winners will be decided for each tournament.

Here are some links you may want to visit in regards to the ninth round of play:

You can play through all of the moves from all of the games from round 9 in these tournaments by clicking on the following links:

Grandmaster Group A: Group A games

Grandmaster Group B: http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/wijk/games/corus09b.htm

Grandmaster Group C: http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/wijk/games/corus09c.htm

Here is a link to game analysis of the Carlsen-Kramnik game done by GM Kramnik:

http://www.coruschess.com/gameanalysis.php?year=2010&game=9
Photos of Round 9 done by Fred Lucas can be viewed by clicking on the following link:http://www.fredlucas.eu/gallery/d9/  All of photos taken by Fred Lucas thus far relating to Corus 2010 can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

http://www.coruschess.com/gallery2.php?year=2010

A video report about round 9 can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
http://www.coruschess.com/videogallery.php?year=2010&1264564037
Here are the pairings for round 10 for the three Grandmaster Tournaments:
(the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):

Group A: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 27th
Vishy Anand - Alexei Shirov

Vladimir Kramnik - Vassily Ivanchuk

Sergey Karjakin - Magnus Carlsen

Leinier Dominguez - Hikaru Nakamura

Peter Leko - Nigel Short

Fabiano Caruana - Loek van Wely

Sergey Tiviakov - Jan Smeets


Group B: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 27th
Erwin l'Ami - Liviu Nisipeanu

Dimitri Reinderman - Pentala Harikrishna

Ni Hua - Parimarjan Negi

Emil Sutovsky - Varuzhan Akobian

Tomi Nyback - Wesley So

Anish Giri - Arkadij Naiditsch

David Howell - Anna Muzychuk


Group C: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 27th
Soumya Swaminathan - Nils Grandelius

Abhijeet Gupta - Kjetil Lie

Ray Robson - Robin van Kampen

Robin Swinkels - Li Chao

Mariya Muzychuk - Sjoerd Plukkel

Stefan Kuipers - Daniele Vocaturo

Peng Zhaoqin - Benjamin Bok

Best wishes to all the players for  round 10!

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