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Corus Group C Tournament

Li Chao10/13(+8 -1 =4)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Robin van Kampen8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Daniele Vocaturo8/13(+7 -4 =2)[games]
Robin Swinkels7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Ray Robson7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Benjamin Bok7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
Nils Grandelius6/13(+5 -6 =2)[games]
Stefan Kuipers6/13(+4 -5 =4)[games]
Mariya Muzychuk6/13(+4 -5 =4)[games]
Kjetil A Lie5.5/13(+3 -5 =5)[games]
Zhaoqin Peng5/13(+2 -5 =6)[games]
Sjoerd Plukkel3/13(+1 -8 =4)[games]
Soumya Swaminathan3/13(+1 -8 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Corus Group C (2010)

Played in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands 16-31 January 2010. Crosstable (https://www.tatasteelchess.com/arch...) :

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Li Chao 20 2604 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 10 2 Gupta 20 2577 ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 8½ 3 Van Kampen 15 2456 ½ 1 * 0 1 1 ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 8 4 Vocaturo 20 2495 ½ 0 1 * ½ 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 8 5 Swinkels 20 2495 0 ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 7½ 6 Robson 15 2570 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 7½ 7 Bok 15 2322 0 ½ ½ 1 0 0 * 1 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 7 8 Grandelius 16 2515 1 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 * 0 1 1 ½ 1 0 6 9 Kuipers 19 2340 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 1 * 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 6 10 Muzychuk 17 2447 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 ½ 1 1 6 11 Lie 29 2547 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 0 ½ 0 * 0 ½ ½ 5½ 12 Zhaoqin Peng 41 2402 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 * 0 ½ 5 13 Plukkel 26 2279 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ 3 14 Swaminathan 20 2323 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 3

The winner Li Chao qualified for participation in Tata Steel Group B (2011).

Previous edition: Corus Group C (2009). Next: Tata Steel Group C (2011). See also Corus Group A (2010) and Corus Group B (2010).

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Swinkels vs A Gupta ½-½492010Corus Group CB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
2. B Bok vs Li Chao 0-1652010Corus Group CB56 Sicilian
3. S Kuipers vs K Lie  ½-½892010Corus Group CB27 Sicilian
4. M Muzychuk vs N Grandelius  0-1732010Corus Group CC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. Robson vs S Swaminathan 1-0512010Corus Group CB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. D Vocaturo vs S Plukkel 1-0502010Corus Group CC24 Bishop's Opening
7. Zhaoqin Peng vs R van Kampen  ½-½352010Corus Group CD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Robson vs R Swinkels 1-0662010Corus Group CC87 Ruy Lopez
9. S Swaminathan vs S Plukkel  ½-½612010Corus Group CB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
10. K Lie vs Zhaoqin Peng 0-1532010Corus Group CB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. A Gupta vs M Muzychuk  ½-½572010Corus Group CA81 Dutch
12. N Grandelius vs S Kuipers  0-1492010Corus Group CA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
13. R van Kampen vs B Bok  ½-½312010Corus Group CC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
14. Li Chao vs D Vocaturo  ½-½392010Corus Group CC45 Scotch Game
15. B Bok vs K Lie 0-1552010Corus Group CB27 Sicilian
16. D Vocaturo vs R van Kampen 1-0232010Corus Group CB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Zhaoqin Peng vs N Grandelius  ½-½292010Corus Group CE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. S Kuipers vs A Gupta  0-1402010Corus Group CB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
19. M Muzychuk vs Robson ½-½302010Corus Group CE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
20. R Swinkels vs S Swaminathan 1-0292010Corus Group CA20 English
21. S Plukkel vs Li Chao 0-1272010Corus Group CB50 Sicilian
22. R Swinkels vs M Muzychuk  1-0542010Corus Group CA04 Reti Opening
23. A Gupta vs Zhaoqin Peng  ½-½572010Corus Group CD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Robson vs S Kuipers 1-0392010Corus Group CB33 Sicilian
25. K Lie vs D Vocaturo 1-0332010Corus Group CA10 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-29-10
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  Ladolcevita: <keypusher>
Indeed!
It seems Muzychuk had made a wrong choice in the opening.
Jan-29-10
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  Willem Wallekers: The last draw in this group was on Tuesday.
Jan-29-10  dumbgai: With 2 rounds to go and a 1.5 point lead, Li Chao can guarantee himself at least a share of first by making a draw tomorrow. With a win he can secure clear first.
Jan-29-10
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Interesting statistic that might only interest me--the last 18 games have included 0 draws. Which means I probably just cursed the next round to end with 100% draws.
Jan-29-10  ruelas007: And you also have un-cursed the next round

but whoops! i have just re-cursed it again...

damn, i think i have just.... wait, let´s just leave it like that ok?

Jan-30-10  notyetagm: Congrats to Li Chao for winning Corus (C Group) (2010) with a round to spare!
Jan-30-10  notyetagm: Corus (C Group) (2010)/Daniele Vocaturo

Daniele Vocaturo has been amazing in this tournament:

White +6 =0 -0
Black +0 =2 -4

Yes, that is correct. Vocaturo is <6/6(!)> with the White pieces but only <1/6> with the Black pieces.

He's like two different players, 3400 with White and 2000 with Black.

Anyone care to compute his exact TPRs with White and Black?

Jan-30-10  chessmoron: Congrats to China's Li Chao (b) and punch himself through to next years B group.

Excellent game against Ray Robson.

Jan-30-10  notyetagm: <chessmoron: Congrats to China's Li Chao (b) and punch himself through to next years B group.

Excellent game against Ray Robson.>

I still cannot figure out how Robson missed a mate-in-1 with a 30-second increment on his clock.

Li Chao vs R Robson, 2010

33 ♕d3-h3


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33 ... ♕f6-f5????


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34 ♕h3-h8#


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Jan-31-10  Don Cossacks: WOW!Even he had already won the C group with a round to spare, Li Chao still goes for the kill in the last round!Congratulations Li Chao,you deserve to win :)Li Chao rocks!
Jan-31-10  Don Cossacks: I told you before guys that Li will win...
Jan-31-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ladolcevita: <don cossacks>
Hey,Lichao and Pengzhaoqing are good friends,it's said (by a chinese chess player in his mini blog)that if Lichao didnt win the champion in advance,Peng would agree on a draw in the final round,but if Lichao did,they two would really play for chess itself:)
Jan-31-10  Don Cossacks: < Ladolcevita: <don cossacks> Hey,Lichao and Pengzhaoqing are good friends,it's said (by a chinese chess player in his mini blog)that if Lichao didnt win the champion in advance,Peng would agree on a draw in the final round,but if Lichao did,they two would really play for chess itself:) > Thanks for the information Ladolcevita,Li brought honor to Chinese chess again: )Looking forward to Corus B 2011!
Jan-31-10
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  Ladolcevita: <don>
Yes!!I hope he does well next year in GroupB!!Let's make a wish:)
Jan-31-10  waustad: Congrats to Grandelius and Vocaturo for all of the decisive games. After today's win, now Vocaturo is tied for second, pending the result of Gupta - Robson.
Jan-31-10  Whitehat1963: Is Li Chao the only player rated above 2600 in this crowd?
Jan-31-10  ChessXin: Li Chao is too strong for this group. He should have played in Group B.
Jan-31-10  Whitehat1963: My point exactly.
Jan-31-10  wolfmaster: Congrats to Li Chao! Getting +7 in an immensely strong field (everyone over 2200) is no small achievement.
Jan-31-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: The USA contingent(3 players)finished a combined even(wins and losses)
Jan-31-10  notyetagm: UNBELIEVABLE: Vocaturo went 7/7(!) with White in this tournament.
Jan-31-10  KingG: Also pretty unbelievable that he didn't win with a score like that with White.
Jan-31-10  notyetagm: <KingG: Also pretty unbelievable that he didn't win with a score like that with White.>

Yes.

White +7 =0 -0
Black +0 =2 -4

It's like Vocaturo played <3500> chess with White and <1900> chess with Black!

Feb-01-10  notyetagm: A Gupta vs R Robson, 2010

17 ?


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17 d4xc5!


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17 ... ♗d5x♘e4 <line-opening: h1-a8>


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18 c5-c6! <x-ray: g2-c6>


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Euwe vs Loman, 1923

16 ?


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16 ♘c2xd4!!


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16 ... ♗g7x♘d4 <line-opening: a1-h8>


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17 ♕h3-h8+! <x-ray: b2-h8>


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Mar-28-10  Eastfrisian: I am a little bit diappointed about Nils Grandelius. I thought he was stronger.
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