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🏆 Corsica Masters (2004)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Alexey Shirov, Etienne Bacrot, Alexander Motylev, Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky, Mikhail Gurevich, Csaba Balogh, Zhang Pengxiang, Alon Greenfeld, Nenad Sulava, Amir Bagheri

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Balogh vs Rublevsky  1-0282004Corsica MastersB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. Shirov vs Motylev 0-1352004Corsica MastersE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. Topalov vs Rublevsky 0-1482004Corsica MastersB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. Shirov vs Motylev  1-0322004Corsica MastersD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Bacrot vs A Greenfeld  1-0552004Corsica MastersA05 Reti Opening
6. Anand vs M Gurevich 1-0242004Corsica MastersC11 French
7. Rublevsky vs Topalov 1-0402004Corsica MastersB40 Sicilian
8. Shirov vs Zhang Pengxiang 1-0462004Corsica MastersB30 Sicilian
9. Motylev vs Shirov 1-0452004Corsica MastersC48 Four Knights
10. A Greenfeld vs Bacrot  ½-½442004Corsica MastersD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. M Gurevich vs Anand 0-1602004Corsica MastersE46 Nimzo-Indian
12. Zhang Pengxiang vs Shirov  ½-½542004Corsica MastersB33 Sicilian
13. Motylev vs Shirov  ½-½382004Corsica MastersB33 Sicilian
14. C Balogh vs Bacrot 0-1702004Corsica MastersC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
15. Zhang Pengxiang vs Shirov 1-0482004Corsica MastersB33 Sicilian
16. N Sulava vs Anand  ½-½192004Corsica MastersE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
17. A Bagheri vs Topalov  0-1342004Corsica MastersD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Topalov vs A Bagheri  1-0452004Corsica MastersE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. Anand vs N Sulava 1-0172004Corsica MastersC10 French
20. Bacrot vs C Balogh 1-0232004Corsica MastersE12 Queen's Indian
21. Shirov vs Zhang Pengxiang  1-0352004Corsica MastersB30 Sicilian
22. Rublevsky vs Motylev  ½-½532004Corsica MastersB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. Motylev vs Rublevsky  0-1572004Corsica MastersB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. Bacrot vs Anand 0-1432004Corsica MastersC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
25. Anand vs Bacrot 1-0302004Corsica MastersB27 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-08-04  rndapology: What were the time controls?
Nov-08-04  fgh: 25+10, if I'am not wrong.
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  acirce: I think it was 15+3 for the most part, 20+5 in the two final games, and 5+5 in the two blitz tiebreak games between Shirov and Motylev
Nov-08-04  rndapology: That explains some things, thanks.
Nov-08-04  cuendillar: If those were the time controls, it seems like Anand was the obvious winner. Are there any stronger rapid players around at all?
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  acirce: No. Not only is Anand the best rapid player, he is so by far, I'd say. He hasn't had much opposition in the latest tournaments, but he also won 13th Amber Rapid (2004) and all the tiebreaks in Dortmund and all the matches in Mainz since 2000 and..
Nov-08-04  cuendillar: I seemed to remember something of the like, but didn't want to sound too confident in case I was wrong...
Nov-08-04  Knight13: Lots of high GMs in here. Why Kramnik, Leko and Kasparov are not in here?
Nov-08-04  aw1988: <Anand won the final with 7.5 points out of 8!> Can someone say deja vu?
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  tpstar: deja vu
Nov-08-04  Knight13: deja vu.

Alley op.

Nov-09-04  themindset: <Knight13> Kramnik and Leko are probably still resting, and I would expect that Kasparov is busy with his book stuff and preparing for the Russian Championships.

Although some might claim there is a degree of "fear"...

Nov-10-04  garrry: nice tournament
Nov-10-04  Discoalex: To save time shouldn't we just award Anand all the prize money and have a seperate tourney for 2nd place?
Nov-10-04  YOUNG HAVOC: I would like to play a game of chess
Nov-10-04  euripides: <YoungHavoc>: try visting a site such as,,, or the Internet Chess club.
Dec-02-04  haha: <euripides: <YoungHavoc>: try visting a site such as,,, or the Internet Chess club.> What it's your username in ?
Dec-03-04  euripides: <haha> Same as here - euripides.
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