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Corus Group C Tournament

Wesley So9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Tiger Hillarp Persson8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Anish Giri8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
David Howell7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Frank Holzke6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
Dronavalli Harika6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Ali Bitalzadeh5.5/13(+4 -6 =3)[games]
Friso Nijboer5.5/13(+4 -6 =3)[games]
Manuel Bosboom5.5/13(+4 -6 =3)[games]
Roeland Pruijssers5.5/13(+4 -6 =3)[games]
Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli5.5/13(+5 -7 =1)[games]
Manuel Leon Hoyos5/13(+5 -8 =0)[games]
Oleg Romanishin4.5/13(+2 -6 =5)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Corus Group C (2009)

Played in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands 17 January - 1 February 2009. Crosstable ( :

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 So 15 2627 * 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 2 Persson 38 2586 0 * 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 8 3 Giri 14 2469 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 8 4 Gupta 19 2569 1 0 * 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 7 5 Howell 18 2622 0 0 * 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 7 6 Holzke 37 2524 1 0 0 * 0 1 1 0 1 6 7 Harika 18 2473 1 1 * 0 0 0 6 8 Bitalzadeh 19 2400 0 1 1 0 * 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 9 Nijboer 43 2560 0 1 0 1 1 0 * 0 1 0 0 5 10 Bosboom 46 2418 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 * 0 1 0 5 11 Pruijssers 19 2444 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 1 5 12 Iturrizaga 19 2528 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 * 1 1 5 13 Leon Hoyos 19 2542 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 * 1 5 14 Romanishin 57 2533 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 * 4

Category: XI (2521). Wesley So qualified for Corus Group B (2010)

Previous edition: Corus Group C (2008). Next: Corus Group C (2010). See also Corus Group A (2009) and Corus Group B (2009).

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Howell vs M Bosboom 0-1352009Corus Group CB01 Scandinavian
2. Nijboer vs W So 0-1672009Corus Group CB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. T Hillarp Persson vs R Pruijssers ½-½792009Corus Group CC53 Giuoco Piano
4. E Iturrizaga vs M Leon Hoyos 1-0372009Corus Group CE17 Queen's Indian
5. A Gupta vs D Harika 0-1382009Corus Group CD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. A Giri vs Holzke  ½-½342009Corus Group CD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Romanishin vs A Bitalzadeh 1-0322009Corus Group CA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
8. T Hillarp Persson vs D Howell 1-0592009Corus Group CC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. M Bosboom vs Nijboer 1-0542009Corus Group CA48 King's Indian
10. W So vs Romanishin ½-½482009Corus Group CC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. A Bitalzadeh vs A Giri  ½-½462009Corus Group CD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Holzke vs A Gupta  0-1682009Corus Group CD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. D Harika vs E Iturrizaga  ½-½492009Corus Group CA63 Benoni, Fianchetto, 9...Nbd7
14. R Pruijssers vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0602009Corus Group CC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
15. E Iturrizaga vs Holzke 1-0672009Corus Group CA33 English, Symmetrical
16. Nijboer vs T Hillarp Persson ½-½592009Corus Group CB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. D Howell vs R Pruijssers 1-0662009Corus Group CC53 Giuoco Piano
18. M Leon Hoyos vs D Harika 1-0382009Corus Group CB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
19. A Gupta vs A Bitalzadeh  0-1412009Corus Group CE12 Queen's Indian
20. A Giri vs W So ½-½382009Corus Group CD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Romanishin vs M Bosboom  ½-½342009Corus Group CA04 Reti Opening
22. D Howell vs Nijboer 1-0602009Corus Group CB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. T Hillarp Persson vs Romanishin 1-0592009Corus Group CE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
24. M Bosboom vs A Giri ½-½342009Corus Group CA06 Reti Opening
25. W So vs A Gupta ½-½272009Corus Group CC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-01-09  LaFreak II: Wesley So is Champion in Corus C
Feb-01-09  Bluevertere: So drew his game against Howell. Fighting spirit goes ashtray when there is the bait of a 1st place.

That's the main reason so many people love Fischer, he had compromised only with his own illusions.

Feb-01-09  timhortons: CHEERS WESLEY!

wesley so well be playing in aeroflot these february!!!!

Corus now, aeroflot next!

Feb-01-09  timhortons: fischer did become carefull when he knew he had beatin spassky by the numbers and already sure of his world championship title, the last of his games against spassky in 72 match are drawn.

now thats a calculated move from a thinking the profile of the prodigy.

Feb-01-09  timhortons: the same reason wesley drew these game, why take chances?

record speak wesley beat howell 2-0.

he beat him in a convincing manner last world junior championship 2007 and 2008.

Feb-01-09  siamesedream: Congratulation to Wesley So!!! Well done.
Feb-01-09  midnightsun88: Well done Wesley So.
Feb-01-09  timhortons: wesley so and these boy anish giri might meet again and engage in aeroflot.I hope they play in the same category strentgh.
Feb-01-09  flockyguy: Congratulation Wesley! for winning the group c...Wish you all the best in your next tournament! Mabuhay! Sana makakuha ka ng mga sponsor para tulungan ka na makasali sa mga tournament here in Europe. This is the place where you can use your talent to the fullest & SO you will be expose to top level tournament. Again mabuhay ang mga Pinoy!!!!
Feb-01-09  dumbgai: ...did Leon Hoyos just play the entire tournament without a draw? Looks like +5 -8 =0 to me.
Feb-01-09  shintaro go: <Howell will be out to beat So tomorrow, no question.> I just love it when people eat their words. Wesley is the real thing.
Feb-01-09  shintaro go: <Fighting spirit goes ashtray when there is the bait of a 1st place.> Yah, the same fighting spirit Dominguez showed against Sergey. Oh and what happened to Dominguez? Right, 5 black wins is not showing fighting spirit.
Feb-01-09  Jammer: <Howell will be out to beat So tomorrow, no question.>

oh well, no question, so proved he had beaten the rest of gm's in c group.


Feb-01-09  AliMatok: < dumbgai: ...did Leon Hoyos just play the entire tournament without a draw? Looks like +5 -8 =0 to me. > and at least that standing looks good for you. LOL
Feb-02-09  benjobench: i think wesley so is having fun playing in corus,,anyway he deserved it, thanks for caissa...mabuhay ka!!!!!
Feb-02-09  Richelle02: Good job wesley !
Feb-02-09  notyetagm: <dumbgai: ...did Leon Hoyos just play the entire tournament without a draw? Looks like +5 -8 =0 to me.>

Yes, Leon Hoyos went <13/13>, in decisive games that is. :-)

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  brankat: Congratulations to Wesley So for his victory. Best wishes for even better things to come!

Also, young Anish Giri had a fine showing, and can look forward to a great future in the chess arena.

Last, but not least, congratulations to the "old" warrior Tiger for the fighting spirit he shows in every game he plays.

Feb-02-09  veigaman: Fantastic perfomances by wesley and giri!

Chess is renovating with new blood.

Congratulations to wesley and giri

Feb-03-09  nanobrain: Maybe you mean rejuvenating, not renovating. That word is for apartments.
Feb-03-09  timhortons: <veigaman> like me english is a 2nd langguage for our friend here viegaman, but we keep on learning everyday.
Feb-03-09  veigaman: i know more than yesterday!

Thx for the correction!

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  wordfunph: So young, So good!
Aug-26-13  lakers4sho: The barracuda was out tonight!
May-23-16  SueursFroides: Frank Holzke can say that in 2009 he has beaten Wesley So with black pieces, and that he has taken 0,5 point to Anish Giri with black pieces again =)
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