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Friday, January 29, 2010

Corus 2010:Round 11 Report,Round 11 Results and Crosstable,Round 12 Pairings

The eleventh round of the Corus Chess Tournament was played today in Wijk aan Zee,The Netherlands today.Here are the results from all 3 Grandmaster tournaments: I played through the Carlsen-Dominquez game using Deep Rybka 3. Dominquez was in terrible time trouble at the end of the game and missed a variation which would have given him a draw.

Group A: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 29th
Jan Smeets - Vishy Anand ½-½
Loek van Wely - Sergey Tiviakov  1-0
Nigel Short - Fabiano Caruana ½-½
Hikaru Nakamura - Peter Leko ½-½
Magnus Carlsen - Leinier Dominguez  1-0
Vassily Ivanchuk - Sergey Karjakin ½-½
Alexei Shirov - Vladimir Kramnik ½-½
Group B: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 29th
Anna Muzychuk - Erwin l'Ami ½-½
Arkadij Naiditsch - David Howell ½-½
Wesley So - Anish Giri  0-1
Varuzhan Akobian - Tomi Nyback ½-½
Parimarjan Negi - Emil Sutovsky ½-½
Pentala Harikrishna - Ni Hua ½-½
Liviu Nisipeanu - Dimitri Reinderman ½-½

Group C: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 29th
Benjamin Bok - Soumya Swaminathan  1-0
Daniele Vocaturo - Peng Zhaoqin  1-0
Sjoerd Plukkel - Stefan Kuipers  0-1
Li Chao - Mariya Muzychuk  1-0
Robin van Kampen - Robin Swinkels  1-0
Kjetil Lie - Ray Robson  0-1
Nils Grandelius - Abhijeet Gupta  0-1

These results mean the following standings exist in these tournaments after 11 rounds of play:




You can read some analysis concerning the section A games by going to this link:


http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6100
Here are the pairing for round 12 (the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):


Group A: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 30th
Vishy Anand - Vladimir Kramnik
Sergey Karjakin - Alexei Shirov
Leinier Dominguez - Vassily Ivanchuk
Peter Leko - Magnus Carlsen
Fabiano Caruana - Hikaru Nakamura
Sergey Tiviakov - Nigel Short
Jan Smeets - Loek van Wely

Group B: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 30th
Erwin l'Ami - Dimitri Reinderman
Ni Hua - Liviu Nisipeanu
Emil Sutovsky - Pentala Harikrishna
Tomi Nyback - Parimarjan Negi
Anish Giri - Varuzhan Akobian
David Howell - Wesley So
Anna Muzychuk - Arkadij Naiditsch

Group C: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 30th
Soumya Swaminathan - Abhijeet Gupta
Ray Robson - Nils Grandelius
Robin Swinkels - Kjetil Lie
Mariya Muzychuk - Robin van Kampen
Stefan Kuipers - Li Chao
Peng Zhaoqin - Sjoerd Plukkel
Benjamin Bok - Daniele Vocaturo

One more round of play exists in these tournaments.It should be a very exciting finish!

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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.