percyblakeney: GM Sakaev's Corus summary:
Topalov – played with an energy characteristic for him, showing his advantage in the knowledge of opening play almost in every game. If not for the accident against Peter Svidler, he would be the sole winner of the tournament.
Aronian – Levon played very well, easily and strongly, with fantasy. His principal drawback is the opening repertoire, which needs to be still more widened and strengthened, although lately Levon's progress in this sphere has been obvious.
Radjabov – a brilliant start, a good finish, but the burden of leadership has been hanging too heavily on Teimour's shoulders in the middle of the tournament. But it is no matter; for him the time of great achievements is still to come.
Vladimir Kramnik – his play gave joy, his technique in some games was really something else. His victory over Anand is particularly impressive. Unfortunately, it is rather difficult to win the tournament with such kind of opening game for Black (I mean Petroff's Defense and his decision not to play for a win in some games).
Vishi Anand – his defeat in the game against Kramnik has upset him a bit, and the rest of the tournament he played without fervor. It is common knowledge, that Anand can do better than this.
Peter Svidler – a highly unstable play, in some games Peter just gave the points away (but, to tell the truth, he had also got a present from Veselin Topalov). I wish Peter would win some super-tournament at last, his potential is more than enough for that.
Sergey Karjakin – Seriozha played not badly at all. It can be said that he is moving in the right direction. His time is surely to come soon.
David Navara – a "shadow leader" of the tournament. Just like Peter Svidler, he had given away a whole lot of points as presents. David is young and has great potential.
Ruslan Ponomariov – for some reasons he was not in the mood to play. Being at his best advantage, Ruslan is capable of playing much stronger. He had demonstrated this during the recent Tal Memorial in Moscow, where he shared the first place.
Alexander Motylev – Sasha had been "cut down" by the game against Anand in the beginning of the tournament, after which he seemed to lose his self-confidence. Nevertheless, in some games he used to outplay his opponents showing fine opening preparation and interesting play.
Sergei Tiviakov – being conscious of the fact that some participants of this tournament are better players, he made up his mind to play without ambitions, "drying up" the game in order to guarantee himself from a failure. He has succeeded in this, although his final result is not something to boast of anyway.
Loek van Wely – played creatively, won a couple of games, but, with the tournament being as strong as it was, his negative result should not be something to grieve over for Loek.
Alexey Shirov – sharing the last place is undeserved by him. I think that it would come as no surprise to anybody if he had finished in the upper part of the table.
Magnus Carlsen – he is not a mature player yet, so it seems too early to talk about his great perspectives. To my mind, Magnus is, for the time being, weaker than every other participant of this tournament.