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Corus (Honorary Group) Tournament

Ljubomir Ljubojevic4/6(+3 -1 =2)[view games]
Jan Timman3/6(+2 -2 =2)[view games]
Viktor Korchnoi3/6(+2 -2 =2)[view games]
Lajos Portisch2/6(+1 -3 =2)[view games]

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Korchnoi vs Portisch 1-066 2008 Corus (Honorary Group)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Ljubojevic vs Timman 0-145 2008 Corus (Honorary Group)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Portisch vs Ljubojevic ½-½14 2008 Corus (Honorary Group)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Korchnoi vs Timman ½-½53 2008 Corus (Honorary Group)E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
5. Timman vs Portisch ½-½18 2008 Corus (Honorary Group)C67 Ruy Lopez
6. Ljubojevic vs Korchnoi ½-½31 2008 Corus (Honorary Group)E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. Portisch vs Korchnoi 0-125 2008 Corus (Honorary Group)A90 Dutch
8. Timman vs Ljubojevic 0-142 2008 Corus (Honorary Group)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Korchnoi vs Ljubojevic 0-149 2008 Corus (Honorary Group)D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Portisch vs Timman 1-056 2008 Corus (Honorary Group)A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
11. Ljubojevic vs Portisch 1-033 2008 Corus (Honorary Group)E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
12. Timman vs Korchnoi 1-035 2008 Corus (Honorary Group)C45 Scotch Game
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Jan-19-08  Astardis: Absolutely impossible to predict a winner here. Basically it should be Korchnoi but he's become quite unstable. Portisch has played well recently, he might be a shot as well. Timman - not really. He's less than a shadow of what he used to be. He might get lucky, though. Ljubo is the only one I for sure wouldn't place a bet on.
Jan-19-08
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  Jim Bartle: At least nobody should complain if one of them spends too much time in the bathroom...
Jan-19-08  pawnofdoom: How many rounds is this? Is it just 3 rounds as if it were quads, or are they going to play each other multiple times?
Jan-19-08
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  suenteus po 147: <pawnofdoom> I initially was under the impression that this was only a round robin event, but it's actually a double round robin. See the schedule here: http://www.coruschess.com/schedule....

The last five rounds will follow the last six rounds of the other events.

Jan-19-08
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  diagonal: A tribute to the Veterans!

77-years old Korchnoi (born 1931), still with an ELO rating 2600+, Portisch (born 1937), Ljubojevic (born 1950) and Timman (born 1951): those were the days ;-)

Many thanks to Corus for this great chess festival with the grandmaster groups (Group A as the traditional "grand slam" event) and a platform for amateurs.

Jan-20-08
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  whiteshark: Kortchnoi vs Timman, position after <25...Rc8>:


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White is having a small activity advantage. I'm not sure if that#s enough for a win, but at least enough for Victor to play on.

Jan-20-08
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  Jim Bartle: How about a little agreement for comments on this page? No "evals" during the games, since these players never had them during their primes.
Jan-20-08
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  whiteshark: Kortchnoi vs Timman, position after <37...h5>:


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White is a pawn up but black maintained good drawing chances...Kd6 will be a good blocker for white's c-passer

Jan-20-08
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  whiteshark: Draw agreed in Kortchnoi vs Timman, final position after <53...Kd5>:


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Well defended by Timman.

Jan-21-08  pawnofdoom: I assume that today was a rest day for these guys too?
Jan-21-08
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  whiteshark: <pawnofdoom> Yep, today was a day of rest. Four rounds to go:

Round 3 - Tuesday the 22nd
J. Timman - L. Portisch
L. Ljubojevic - V. Kortchnoi

Round 4 - Wednesday the 23rd
J. Timman - L. Ljubojevic
L. Portisch - V. Kortchnoi

<resting day Thursday the 24th>

Round 5 - Friday the 25th
L. Portisch - J. Timman
V. Kortchnoi - L. Ljubojevic

Round 6 - Saturday the 26th
J. Timman - V. Kortchnoi
L. Ljubojevic - L. Portisch

Jan-22-08  DCP23: <Astardis: Absolutely impossible to predict a winner here.>

Absolutely impossible not to. Korchnoi, of course. Might be shared, might not, but he will win anyway.

Jan-22-08
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  whiteshark: Will there be a match <Andersson vs Portisch> one day ?? They should not be allowed to draw under 12 moves.

Then you can place bets on move 12,13,14 or (unlikely) more than 14 moves.

Jan-23-08
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  kellmano: I hope Portisch enjoyed his rest day as his games either side of it were Herculean
Jan-23-08  TheGadge: Obviously not seeing as how auld Vic sorted him right out in 25 moves. Taxi for Lajos! Go on Victor, win your last 2 games as well.
Jan-24-08  cannibal: Well, why on earth did they set up Korchnoi with a bunch of old people? That's just so unfair...
Jan-24-08  Riverbeast: <Korchnoi with a bunch of old people? That's just so unfair...>

You're right...Viktor the Terrible still plays with the ferocity of a young man.

I hope he wins this tournament. He's the king of the old schoolers, that's for sure

Jan-25-08  pawnofdoom: Korchnoi is down a bishop for a pawn against Ljubo and Timman is losing to Portisch by quite a lot. Very unexpected results today
Jan-25-08  hitman84: Kortchnoi blundered a piece against Ljubo and resigned. He overlooked 50.Kd3 Rb2
Jan-25-08  Astardis: Strange loss for Korchnoi today. The type of loss that makes him either burst into hysteric laughter or throw all the remaining pieces off the board :)
Jan-25-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: After todays results the honorary group is again more thrilling with Ljubojevic + Kortchnoi both <3 points> and Portisch + Timman both <2 points>
Jan-26-08  wolfmaster: Good chess, and a rare modern-daytournament with more decisive games than draws so far.
Jan-26-08
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  diagonal: Yeah, good chess, fighting chess - and "wild" Ljubo (who is also a splendid commentator) as winner with 4/6, then Korchnoi and Timman with 3/6 and finally Portisch with 2/6.

Only 4 draws in a total of 12 games! Korchnoi who started well and beat Portisch twice even declined a draw offer (in round five - and then lost after a blunder against Ljubojevic and lost now again in the last round against Timman). All four veterans had at least one win and one loss.

Congratulations to Ljobomir Ljubojevic!

Hope, we'll see these guys next year again!!

Jan-26-08
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  Marmot PFL: Timman beat Korchnoi today with nice knight moves. The years catching up to Korchnoi once again.
Jan-26-08  pawnofdoom: <Astardis: Absolutely impossible to predict a winner here. Basically it should be Korchnoi but he's become quite unstable. Portisch has played well recently, he might be a shot as well. Timman - not really. He's less than a shadow of what he used to be. He might get lucky, though. Ljubo is the only one I for sure wouldn't place a bet on.>

LOL I would have agreed with you 7 days ago, but look at the results now!

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