|Corus Group A (2007)|
Played in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands 13-28 January 2007. Detailed report in Russian: https://e-nautia.com/erich.g/disk/L... Crosstable (https://www.tatasteelchess.com/arch...) :
Category: XIX (2719)
Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1 Aronian 24 2744 * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 8½
2 Topalov 31 2783 ½ * ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 8½
3 Radjabov 19 2729 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 8½
4 Kramnik 31 2766 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 8
5 Anand 37 2779 ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 7½
6 Svidler 30 2728 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ 7
7 Navara 21 2719 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 6½
8 Karjakin 17 2678 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 * 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6½
9 Ponomariov 23 2723 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 6
10 Motylev 27 2647 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 5
11 Tiviakov 33 2682 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 5
12 Van Wely 34 2683 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 5
13 Carlsen 16 2690 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 4½
14 Shirov 34 2715 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 4½
Previous edition: Corus Group A (2006). Next: Corus Group A (2008). See also Corus Group B (2007) and Corus Group C (2007).
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91
|1. Tiviakov vs Carlsen
||½-½||24||2007||Corus Group A||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|2. Shirov vs Svidler
||½-½||26||2007||Corus Group A||D86 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|3. Karjakin vs Kramnik
||½-½||33||2007||Corus Group A||C42 Petrov Defense|
|4. Ponomariov vs Anand
||½-½||22||2007||Corus Group A||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|5. Topalov vs Motylev
||½-½||24||2007||Corus Group A||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|6. Navara vs Aronian
||½-½||22||2007||Corus Group A||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|7. Van Wely vs Radjabov
||0-1||40||2007||Corus Group A||E97 King's Indian|
|8. Aronian vs Ponomariov
||1-0||39||2007||Corus Group A||E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights|
|9. Carlsen vs Navara
||0-1||50||2007||Corus Group A||D86 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|10. Svidler vs Tiviakov
||1-0||65||2007||Corus Group A||B01 Scandinavian|
|11. Radjabov vs Karjakin
||½-½||78||2007||Corus Group A||E15 Queen's Indian|
|12. Motylev vs Anand
||0-1||31||2007||Corus Group A||B97 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|13. Topalov vs Van Wely
||1-0||35||2007||Corus Group A||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|14. Kramnik vs Shirov
||1-0||34||2007||Corus Group A||A15 English|
|15. Van Wely vs Motylev
||½-½||53||2007||Corus Group A||A20 English|
|16. Shirov vs Radjabov
||0-1||47||2007||Corus Group A||E97 King's Indian|
|17. Tiviakov vs Kramnik
||½-½||28||2007||Corus Group A||C43 Petrov, Modern Attack|
|18. Anand vs Aronian
||½-½||32||2007||Corus Group A||C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall|
|19. Navara vs Svidler
||½-½||27||2007||Corus Group A||A15 English|
|20. Ponomariov vs Carlsen
||1-0||30||2007||Corus Group A||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|21. Karjakin vs Topalov
||½-½||54||2007||Corus Group A||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|22. Carlsen vs Anand
||½-½||20||2007||Corus Group A||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|23. Motylev vs Aronian
||½-½||22||2007||Corus Group A||C87 Ruy Lopez|
|24. Svidler vs Ponomariov
||½-½||30||2007||Corus Group A||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|25. Topalov vs Shirov
||1-0||41||2007||Corus Group A||D86 Grunfeld, Exchange|
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 12 OF 367 ·
|Jan-11-07|| ||Canuck16: Anyone think there will be a quick draw between Kramnik and Topalov just so they don't have to be near each other ? LOL|
|Jan-11-07|| ||suenteus po 147: <Canuck16> That is my exact prediction.|
|Jan-11-07|| ||nimzo knight: <<Anand also holds the record of most consecutive games played at this tournament without a loss (70 — from 1998–2004)> Is it true?? WOW! Anand must be a monster!>
I think Anand is technically most solid player. Its kind of unfortunate that he hasnt had a go at World Championship since 1995.
When he wants to win it not many can stop him.|
|Jan-11-07|| ||suenteus po 147: <nimzo knight> Actually, Anand has had a go at it several times since 1995. He won in 2000 against Shirov, and he competed in the 2005 tournament.|
|Jan-11-07|| ||Bobak Zahmat: <Canuck16> My prediction is that Topalov will do anything to push for a win.|
|Jan-11-07|| ||nimzo knight: <suenteus po> ya true, but not the undisputed kind. In fact I think it was very unfortunate that he lost to kamsky in FIDE zonal cycle in 95 (he won against him in PCA cycle). He would have had better chance of defeating Karpov.
And then we could have had a unification match (between him & kasparov) as early as 97, without a toiletgate maybe ;).|
|Jan-11-07|| ||chessfan123: please let me know when the first match
begins in EST. where can watch it for free
|Jan-11-07|| ||Ragh: <yalie: Anand:Wijk as Garry:Linares as Kramnik:Dortmund as Topalov:Mtel (albeit short history)> Perfect analogies there. And, Wijk is the tournament with longest history (70 years?).|
|Jan-11-07|| ||Dr.Lecter: Reading Leko's biography, I found out that he's the fourth player to win Corus, Linares, and Dortmund. Who are the other players? And is there any who also won Mtel out of those three players?|
|Jan-11-07|| ||Wild Bill: <Dr.Lecter: <Reading Leko's biography, I found out that he's the fourth player to win Corus, Linares, and Dortmund. Who are the other players? And is there any who also won Mtel out of those three players?>>|
The other three are Kasparov, Kramnik and Anand.
No one has won the MTel in Sofia except Topalov.
|Jan-11-07|| ||iron maiden: If shared victories count then Topalov's also in the triple-crown group. He tied for first in Dortmund 2001, Linares 2004 and Corus 2006. But so far as I know, he's never finished clear first in any of them.|
|Jan-11-07|| ||suenteus po 147: <iron maiden> I think you mean Topalov shared first in Linares <2005>.|
Also, doesn't Ivanchuk count as well if we look at shared firsts? He won shared first in Dortmund 1992 and Wijk aan Zee 1996. And he won clear first three times in Linares.
|Jan-11-07|| ||iron maiden: <suenteus po 147> You are right on both counts. Well spotted regarding Ivanchuk! This would make him the first player to finish the triple.|
So the list of "triple crown" winners is apparently six now. Here it is, with the tournament the player completed it in parenthesis:
1. Ivanchuk (Wijk aan Zee 1996)
2. Kasparov (Wijk aan Zee 1999)
3. Kramnik (Linares 2000)
4. Anand (Dortmund 2004)
5. Leko (Wijk aan Zee 2005)
6. Topalov (Wijk aan Zee 2006)
|Jan-11-07|| ||Dr.Lecter: What is the time control for Corus?|
|Jan-11-07|| ||NakoSonorense: Is somebody running a prediction contest for this event? I read that cu8sfan is not going to do it this time.|
|Jan-11-07|| ||chessmoron: User: YouRang will be running the contest.|
|Jan-11-07|| ||suenteus po 147: Here's today's tournament collection to whet everyone's appetite (albeit just under the wire): Game Collection: Wijk aan Zee Corus 2000|
<iron maiden: Well spotted regarding Ivanchuk!> It's just something I happened to realize after compiling tournament collections he had won. For instance, I'm learning lots of interesting things from compiling all the Wijk aan Zee tournaments now.
|Jan-11-07|| ||positionalgenius: Hey,what time do the games start central USA time?|
|Jan-12-07|| ||BishopofBlunder: <positionalgenius: Hey,what time do the games start central USA time?>|
Early, VERY EARLY... 6:30 in the AM early...
|Jan-12-07|| ||positionalgenius: <bishopofblunder>Thanks|
|Jan-12-07|| ||FLCLlove: There will still be plenty of time to watch at least some, they don't end until around 12:30 CT I think.|
|Jan-12-07|| ||TylerD: It ll go down like this:
3-5 Sjirov (!), Anand, Ponomariov
7-9 Karjakin, Radjabov, Aronian
10-11 Carlsen, Van Wely
|Jan-12-07|| ||Lt. Col. Majid: Frankly, I do not expect Kramnik to lose a single game.|
I therefore pick him as favourite.
|Jan-12-07|| ||Whitehat1963: <Frankly, I do not expect Kramnik to lose a single game.> I'd bet my house that Kramnik will lose at least one game. Furthermore, I'd bet all my chess bucks that he'll lose two or more. And I'd bet you a soda that he won't win the tournament. Don't be surprised when Topalov wins the tournament! Also, watch for Carlsen to perform very well.|
|Jan-12-07|| ||TylerD: If he loses a game it will come as a surprise to most people that it is against Sjirov.|
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