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Friday, January 22, 2010

Corus/Wijk aan Zee 2010 – Round six report,Corus 2010 round 6 results and crosstables, round 7 pairings

Round 6 of the Corus Chess tournament was played today in Wijk aan Zee,The Netherlands. In GM group A, Grandmaster Shirov's 5 game winning streak was ended by GM Short, who held Shirov to a draw with the black pieces.

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):

Group A: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 22nd
Vishy Anand - Magnus Carlsen
½-½
Vassily Ivanchuk - Hikaru Nakamura
½-½
Alexei Shirov - Nigel Short
½-½
Vladimir Kramnik - Loek van Wely
 1-0
Sergey Karjakin - Jan Smeets
½-½
Leinier Dominguez - Sergey Tiviakov
 1-0
Peter Leko - Fabiano Caruana
 1-0

These results mean the following standings exist in Grandmaster Group A after 6 rounds of play:



Grandmaster Group B
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Grandmaster Giri continued his amazing play by defeating GM Nyback with the black pieces.This win gives Giri an incredible 5 points out of the six rounds he has played!
Here are the results from round 6 of the Grandmaster B tournament
(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Group B: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 22nd
Erwin l'Ami - Parimarjan Negi
 1-0
Pentala Harikrishna - Varuzhan Akobian
½-½
Liviu Nisipeanu - Wesley So
 0-1
Dimitri Reinderman - Arkadij Naiditsch
½-½
Ni Hua - Anna Muzychuk
 1-0
Emil Sutovsky - David Howell
 1-0
Tomi Nyback - Anish Giri
 0-1

These results mean the following standings exist in Grandmaster Group B after 6 rounds of play:



Grandmaster Group C:
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American Teen IM Ray Robson continued his dominating play in round 6 by defeating Bok with the white pieces.This result gives Robson a fantastic score of  5.5 points in 6 games. It looks like the United States has a new hero! I hope that this performance is being mentioned on television news in the USA, Robson's performance could be a huge stimulus for chess in the USA!


The following results occurred in the round 6 games in Grandmaster Group C:
(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Group C: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 22nd
Soumya Swaminathan - Robin v. Kampen
 0-1
Kjetil Lie - Li Chao
 0-1
Nils Grandelius - Sjoerd Plukkel
 1-0
Abhijeet Gupta - Daniele Vocaturo
 1-0
Ray Robson - Benjamin Bok
 1-0
Robin Swinkels - Peng Zhaoqin
½-½
Mariya Muzychuk - Stefan Kuipers
 0-1

These results mean the following standings exist in Grandmaster Group C after 6 rounds of play:



You can play through all of the games played in round 6 by clicking on the following links:

Grandmaster Group A Round 6 games can be played through in their entirely by clicking on the following link:
http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/wijk/games/corus06a.htm

Grandmaster Group B Round 6 games can be played through in their entirety by clicking on the following link:
http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/wijk/games/corus06b.htm

Grandmaster Group C Round 6 games can be played through in their entirety by clicking on the following link:

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/wijk/games/corus06c.htm

Links related to Round 6
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A Chessbase report concerning round 6 can be visited by clicking on the following link:http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6081

Photos of round 6 created by Fred Lucas can be viewed at the following link:
http://www.fredlucas.eu/gallery/d6/

Photos of other rounds created by Fred Lucas can be viewed by going to the following link:

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

A  report about round 6 can be viewed at the official tournament website by clicking on the following link:
http://ww.coruschess.com/report.php?year=2010&report=6

Analysis of the round 6 game between Nyback and Giri can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
http://ww.coruschess.com/gameanalysis.php?year=2010&game=6
Grandmaster Analysis of some of the games from round 6 can be viewed at:
http://www.chessdom.com/

Here are the pairings for round 7 (the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):
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Grandmaster Group A pairings

Round 7 - Saturday the 23rd
F. Caruana - V. Anand

S. Tiviakov - P. Leko

J. Smeets - L. Dominguez

L. van Wely - S. Karjakin

N. Short - V. Kramnik

H. Nakamura - A. Shirov

M. Carlsen - V. Ivanchuk

Grandmaster Group B Pairings

Round 7 - Saturday the 23rd
A. Giri - E. l'Ami

D. Howell - T. Nyback

A. Muzychuk - E. Sutovsky

A. Naiditsch - Ni

W. So - D. Reinderman

V. Akobian - L. Nisipeanu

P. Negi - P. Harikrishna

Grandmaster Group C Pairings
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Round 7 - Saturday the 23rd
S. Kuipers - S. Swaminathan

Z. Peng - M. Muzychuk

B. Bok - R. Swinkels

D. Vocaturo - R. Robson

S. Plukkel - A. Gupta

L. Chao - N. Grandelius

R. van Kampen - K. Lie

Best wishes to all the players for round 7!

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