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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nakmura defeats Shirov in round 7 of Corus,round 7 results and crosstables, Corus 2010 Round 8 pairings

Alexei Shirov suffered his first loss today in the Group A section of the 2010 Corus Chess Tournament  in Wijk aan Zee,The Netherlands. Shirov was defeated by Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura of the United States in 41 moves, a game in which Nakamura began by playing 1.e4 and Shirov answered with 1...c5 (the Sicilian Defense).
You can see analysis of this game  by Nakamura by clicking on the following link:
 http://www.coruschess.com/gameanalysis.php?year=2010&game=7

Here are the results from all the games in group A
(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):
Grandmaster Group A
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Round 7 - Saturday the 23rd
F. Caruana - V. Anand
½-½
S. Tiviakov - P. Leko
½-½
J. Smeets - L. Dominguez
½-½
L. van Wely - S. Karjakin
½-½
N. Short - V. Kramnik
½-½
H. Nakamura - A. Shirov
1-0
M. Carlsen - V. Ivanchuk
1-0

These results mean the following standings exist after 7 rounds of play in Grandmaster Group A:



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

Round 7 - Saturday the 23rd
A. Giri - E. l'Ami
½-½
D. Howell - T. Nyback
1-0
A. Muzychuk - E. Sutovsky
½-½
A. Naiditsch - Ni
½-½
W. So - D. Reinderman
1-0
V. Akobian - L. Nisipeanu
½-½
P. Negi - P. Harikrishna
½-½

These results mean the following standings exist in Grandmaster Group B after 7 rounds of play:



Grandmaster Group C
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Here are the results from round 7 of the Grandmaster Group C tournament:
(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game): American prodigy Ray Robson was brought down to earth today in round 7 when he lost to GM   Daniele Vocaturo of Italy in 40 moves in a game in which Robson chose to play the French Defense.


Round 7 - Saturday the 23rd
S. Kuipers - S. Swaminathan
½-½
Z. Peng - M. Muzychuk
½-½
B. Bok - R. Swinkels
0-1
D. Vocaturo - R. Robson
1-0
S. Plukkel - A. Gupta
0-1
L. Chao - N. Grandelius
0-1
R. van Kampen - K. Lie
½-½

These results mean the following standings exist in Grandmaster Group C after 7 rounds of play:



You can play through the moves of all the games from  round 7 for all three sections by clicking on the following links:

Grandmaster Group A:



 Grandmaster Group A round 7 games

Grandmaster Group B:

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/wijk/games/corus07b.htm

Grandmaster Group C:

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/wijk/games/corus07c.htm

Here are the pairings for round 8 in all three Grandmaster Tournaments
(the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):

Grandmaster Group A round 8
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Round 8 - Sunday the 24th
V. Anand - V. Ivanchuk

A. Shirov - M. Carlsen

V. Kramnik - H. Nakamura

S. Karjakin - N. Short

L. Dominguez - L. van Wely

P. Leko - J. Smeets

F. Caruana - S. Tiviakov

Grandmaster Group B round 8
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Round 8 - Sunday the 24th
E. l'Ami - P. Harikrishna

L. Nisipeanu - P. Negi

D. Reinderman - V. Akobian

Ni - W. So

E. Sutovsky - A. Naiditsch

T. Nyback - A. Muzychuk

A. Giri - D. Howell

Grandmaster Group C round 8
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Round 8 - Sunday the 24th
S. Swaminathan - K. Lie

N. Grandelius - R. van Kampen

A. Gupta - L. Chao

R. Robson - S. Plukkel

R. Swinkels - D. Vocaturo

M. Muzychuk - B. Bok

S. Kuipers - Z. Peng

Here are some links in regards to round 7 which you may want to visit:

1. A report concerning round 7 from the official tournament website can be viewed by clicking on the following link: http://www.coruschess.com/report.php?year=2010&report=7

2. Analysis of the game between Wesley So and Reinderman can be viewed at:


http://www.gmwesleyso.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=465:annotated-game-so-vs-reinderman&catid=36:blogs&Itemid=64

3. A round 7 report done by Chessbase can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6083

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