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Monday, January 18, 2010

Corus 2010:Round 3 Report and round 4 pairings

The third rounds of the the  various tournaments which comprise the72nd Corus Chess Event were played today in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands today.

Here are the results from the three Grandmaster tournaments:

Grandmaster Group A
(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):
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Group A: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 18th

Group A: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 18th
Leinier Dominguez - Vishy Anand
½-½
Peter Leko - Sergey Karjakin
½-½
Fabiano Caruana - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Sergey Tiviakov - Alexei Shirov
 0-1
Jan Smeets - Vassily Ivanchuk
 0-1
Loek van Wely - Magnus Carlsen
 0-1
Nigel Short - Hikaru Nakamura
 0-1


Four of the seven games were won by the player with the black pieces (that is a pretty rare occurrence in professional chess I would have to imagine!).
These results mean the following standings exist after 3 rounds of play in section A:(The 4 digit number immediately to the right of the player's last name is his FIDE elo rating.The three digit number next to the rating when added to the player's current elo rating gives the player's performance rating in the tournament):



Grandmaster Group B:
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Here are the results from the third round of play in the Grandmaster Group B section( the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Group B: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 18th
Emil Sutovsky - Erwin l'Ami
½-½
Tomi Nyback - Ni Hua
 0-1
Anish Giri - Dimitri Reinderman
½-½
David Howell - Liviu Nisipeanu
½-½
Anna Muzychuk - Pentala Harikrishna
 0-1
Arkadij Naiditsch - Parimarjan Negi
½-½
Wesley So - Varuzhan Akobian
½-½

These results mean the following standings exist after 3 rounds of play in the Grandmaster B tournament:



Grandmaster Group C:
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Here are the results from round 3 of Grandmaster Group C:
(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Group C: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 18th
Robin Swinkels - Soumya Swaminathan
 1-0
Mariya Muzychuk - Ray Robson
½-½
Stefan Kuipers - Abhijeet Gupta
 0-1
Peng Zhaoqin - Nils Grandelius
½-½
Benjamin Bok - Kjetil Lie
 0-1
Daniele Vocaturo - Robin van Kampen
 1-0
Sjoerd Plukkel - Li Chao
 0-1

These results mean the following standings exist after 3 rounds of play in Grandmaster Group C:




Here are some websites you may want to visit in relation to round 3 of these tournaments:

A. You can play through all of the moves from all of the games from round 3 of the
Grandmaster  Tournaments by clicking on this link:

http://www.coruschess.com/pgnviewer.php?year=2010
 Analysis of the third round game between  Tiviakov and Shirov has been posted at this link:http://www.coruschess.com/gameanalysis.php?year=2010&game=3

Here is a direct link to a summary of round 3 at the official tournament website:

http://coruschess.com/report.php?year=2010&report=3

Commentary done by GM Bauer concerning the third round game between  Van Wely and Carlsen can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
http://www.chessdom.com/corus-2010/van-wely-carlsen

 Commentary  done by GM Villamayor of the third round game between So and Akobian can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

http://www.chessdom.com/corus-2010/wesley-so-akobian


 A Video Report of Round  can be viewed by going to the following link at the Chessvibes.com website:
http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/corus-r3-live/#more-21345

Here is a link to a short statement from Magnus Carlsen at his blog regarding his game against GM van Wely:
http://www.arcticsec.no/index.php?blog_id=50&button=blog&main_image=35

Here is a direct link to the Chessbase report about round 3: (which includes some photos


http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6068
and lastly, here is a link to  video (which  are in the  English  and French languages concerning  round 3


http://www.europe-echecs.com/actualites/actualites-et-de-trois-pour-shirov-2049.html

Here are the pairing for round 4 in all three of the Grandmaster Tournaments
(the player on the left has the white pieces in the game)


Grandmaster Tournament A

Round 4 - Tuesday the 19th
V. Anand - H. Nakamura
M. Carlsen - N. Short
V. Ivanchuk - L. van Wely
A. Shirov - J. Smeets
V. Kramnik - S. Tiviakov
S. Karjakin - F. Caruana
L. Dominguez - P. Leko

Grandmaster Tournament B

Round 4 - Tuesday the 19th
E. l'Ami - V. Akobian
P. Negi - W. So
P. Harikrishna - A. Naiditsch
L. Nisipeanu - A. Muzychuk
D. Reinderman - D. Howell
Ni - A. Giri
E. Sutovsky - T. Nyback

Grandmaster Tournament C


Round 4 - Tuesday the 19th
S. Swaminathan - L. Chao
R. van Kampen - S. Plukkel
K. Lie - D. Vocaturo
N. Grandelius - B. Bok
A. Gupta - Z. Peng
R. Robson - S. Kuipers
R. Swinkels - M. Muzychuk

Best wishes to all of the players for round 4!

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