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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Corus 2010:Round 1 results and standings

The first round of the Corus Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee Holland was played today. Here are the results from all three sections of the Grandmaster tournaments (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Group A: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 16th
Sergey Karjakin - Vishy Anand
½-½
Leinier Dominguez - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Peter Leko - Alexei Shirov
 0-1
Fabiano Caruana - Vassily Ivanchuk
½-½
Sergey Tiviakov - Magnus Carlsen
½-½
Jan Smeets - Hikaru Nakamura
½-½
Loek van Wely - Nigel Short
 1-0
Group B: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 16th
Ni Hua - Erwin l'Ami
½-½
Emil Sutovsky - Dimitri Reinderman
 1-0
Tomi Nyback - Liviu Nisipeanu
 0-1
Anish Giri - Pentala Harikrishna
 1-0
David Howell - Parimarjan Negi
½-½
Anna Muzychuk - Varuzhan Akobian
½-½
Arkadij Naiditsch - Wesley So
½-½

Group C: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 16th
Ray Robson - Soumya Swaminathan
 1-0
Robin Swinkels - Abhijeet Gupta
½-½
Mariya Muzychuk - Nils Grandelius
 0-1
Stefan Kuipers - Kjetil Lie
½-½
Peng Zhaoqin - Robin van Kampen
½-½
Benjamin Bok - Li Chao
 0-1
Daniele Vocaturo - Sjoerd Plukkel
 1-0

You can replay all of the games move by move from round 1 by going to
this link at the official tournament website:

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

or to these three links:

Group A:
http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/wijk/games/corus01a.htm

Group B:
http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/wijk/games/corus01b.htm

Group C:
http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/wijk/games/corus01c.htm

Grandmaster analysis of the some of the gamems from  round 1 games can be viewed by going to these three links:

   the games today will be analyzed  by GM Bauer, GM Villamayor, and IM Ipatov.

Here is a list of the commentary:

http://www.chessdom.com/corus-2010/tiviakov-carlsen-corus
http://www.chessdom.com/corus-2010/karjakin-anand-corus
http://www.chessdom.com/corus-2010/naiditsch-wesley-so-corus
http://www.chessdom.com/corus-2010/caruana-ivanchuk-corus



Here are the standings after one round of play in the three groups:

Group A:
Corus A Wijk aan Zee (NED), 16-31 i 2010
cat. XIX (2719)

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
1
2
3
4

1.
Shirov, Alexei
g
ESP
2723
*
.
.
.
.
.
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.
1
.
1

2.
Van Wely, Loek
g
NED
2641
.
*
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
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.
.
.
1
1

3.
Anand, Viswanathan
g
IND
2790
.
.
*
.
.
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.
½
.
.
.
.
.
.
½
2720
4.
Carlsen, Magnus
g
NOR
2810
.
.
.
*
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
½
.
.
½
2662
5.
Caruana, Fabiano
g
ITA
2675
.
.
.
.
*
.
½
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
½
2749
6.
Dominguez Perez, Leinier
g
CUB
2712
.
.
.
.
.
*
.
.
½
.
.
.
.
.
½
2788
7.
Ivanchuk, Vassily
g
UKR
2749
.
.
.
.
½
.
*
.
.
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.
.
.
.
½
2675
8.
Karjakin, Sergey
g
UKR
2720
.
.
½
.
.
.
.
*
.
.
.
.
.
.
½
2790
9.
Kramnik, Vladimir
g
RUS
2788
.
.
.
.
.
½
.
.
*
.
.
.
.
.
½
2712
10.
Nakamura, Hikaru
g
USA
2708
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
*
½
.
.
.
½
2657
11.
Smeets, Jan
g
NED
2657
.
.
.
.
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.
.
.
.
½
*
.
.
.
½
2708
12.
Tiviakov, Sergei
g
NED
2662
.
.
.
½
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
*
.
.
½
2810
13.
Leko, Peter
g
HUN
2739
0
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
*
.
0

14.
Short, Nigel D
g
ENG
2696
.
0
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
*
0


Group B:

Corus B Wijk aan Zee (NED), 16-31 i 2010
cat. XVI (2629)

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
1
2
3
4

1.
Giri, Anish
g
NED
2588
*
.
.
.
.
.
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.
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.
.
1
.
.
1

2.
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
g
ROU
2681
.
*
.
.
.
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.
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.
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.
.
1
.
1

3.
Sutovsky, Emil
g
ISR
2657
.
.
*
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
1
1

4.
Akobian, Varuzhan
g
USA
2628
.
.
.
*
.
.
½
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
½
2523
5.
Howell, David W L
g
ENG
2606
.
.
.
.
*
.
.
.
½
.
.
.
.
.
½
2621
6.
L'Ami, Erwin
g
NED
2615
.
.
.
.
.
*
.
.
.
½
.
.
.
.
½
2657
7.
Muzychuk, Anna
m
SLO
2523
.
.
.
½
.
.
*
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
½
2628
8.
Naiditsch, Arkadij
g
GER
2687
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
*
.
.
½
.
.
.
½
2656
9.
Negi, Parimarjan
g
IND
2621
.
.
.
.
½
.
.
.
*
.
.
.
.
.
½
2606
10.
Ni Hua
g
CHN
2657
.
.
.
.
.
½
.
.
.
*
.
.
.
.
½
2615
11.
So, Wesley
g
PHI
2656
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
½
.
.
*
.
.
.
½
2687
12.
Harikrishna, P
g
IND
2672
0
.
.
.
.
.
.
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.
.
.
*
.
.
0

13.
Nyback, Tomi
g
FIN
2643
.
0
.
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.
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.
*
.
0

14.
Reinderman, Dimitri
g
NED
2573
.
.
0
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
*
0


Group C:

Corus C Wijk aan Zee (NED), 16-31 i 2010
cat. IX (2455)

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
1
2
3
4

1.
Grandelius, Nils
m
SWE
2515
*
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
1

2.
Li Chao2
g
CHN
2604
.
*
.
.
.
.
.
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.
1
.
.
.
1

3.
Robson, Ray
g
USA
2570
.
.
*
.
.
.
.
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.
.
.
1
1

4.
Vocaturo, Daniele
g
ITA
2495
.
.
.
*
.
.
.
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.
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.
.
1
.
1

5.
Gupta, Abhijeet
g
IND
2577
.
.
.
.
*
.
.
.
½
.
.
.
.
.
½
2495
6.
Kuipers, Stefan
f
NED
2340
.
.
.
.
.
*
½
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
½
2547
7.
Lie, Kjetil A
g
NOR
2547
.
.
.
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½
*
.
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.
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.
½
2340
8.
Peng Zhaoqin
g
NED
2402
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
*
.
½
.
.
.
.
½
2456
9.
Swinkels, Robin
m
NED
2495
.
.
.
.
½
.
.
.
*
.
.
.
.
.
½
2577
10.
Van Kampen, Robin
m
NED
2456
.
.
.
.
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.
.
½
.
*
.
.
.
.
½
2402
11.
Bok, Benjamin
f
NED
2322
.
0
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.
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.
*
.
.
.
0

12.
Muzychuk, Mariya
m
UKR
2447
0
.
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.
.
.
.
*
.
.
0

13.
Plukkel, Sjoerd

NED
2279
.
.
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0
.
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.
*
.
0

14.
Soumya, Swaminathan
wg
IND
2323
.
.
0
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
*
0


Here are the pairings for round 2 of the tournament in all three groups: the player on the left has the white pieces in the game:

Group A:


Round 2 - Sunday the 17th
V. Anand - N. Short

H. Nakamura - L. van Wely

M. Carlsen - J. Smeets

V. Ivanchuk - S. Tiviakov

A. Shirov - F. Caruana

V. Kramnik - P. Leko

S. Karjakin - L. Dominguez


Group B:


Round 2 - Sunday the 17th
E. l'Ami - W. So

V. Akobian - A. Naiditsch

P. Negi - A. Muzychuk

P. Harikrishna - D. Howell

L. Nisipeanu - A. Giri

D. Reinderman - T. Nyback

Ni - E. Sutovsk

Group C:

Round 2 - Sunday the 17th
S. Swaminathan - S. Plukkel

L. Chao - D. Vocaturo

R. van Kampen - B. Bok

K. Lie - Z. Peng

N. Grandelius - S. Kuipers

A. Gupta - M. Muzychuk

R. Robson - R. Swinkels



Best wishes to all of the players in round 2!

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