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Corus Group A Tournament

Garry Kasparov9.5/13(+6 -0 =7)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik8/13(+3 -0 =10)[games]
Peter Leko8/13(+3 -0 =10)[games]
Viswanathan Anand8/13(+3 -0 =10)[games]
Alexander Morozevich7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Michael Adams7/13(+3 -2 =8)[games]
Jeroen Piket6.5/13(+3 -3 =7)[games]
Jan Timman6.5/13(+3 -3 =7)[games]
Predrag Nikolic6/13(+3 -4 =6)[games]
Nigel Short5.5/13(+1 -3 =9)[games]
Judit Polgar5/13(+1 -4 =8)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi5/13(+2 -5 =6)[games]
Smbat Gariginovich Lputian4.5/13(+2 -6 =5)[games]
Loek van Wely4/13(+0 -5 =8)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Corus Group A (2000)

The inaugural Corus tournament (which resulted when the main sponsor Hoogovens merged with British Steel) was held in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands from January 15 (Round 1) to January 30 (Round 13). Rest days: January 17, 21 and 26. Fourteen top grandmasters, including the world champion Garry Kasparov, competed in a round robin format in the prestigous A event. The participants were (in order of Elo): Garry Kasparov (Elo ranked as #1 in the world), Viswanathan Anand (#2), Vladimir Kramnik (#3), Alexander Morozevich (#5), Peter Leko (#6), Michael Adams (#7), Nigel Short (#15), Viktor Korchnoi (#28), Predrag Nikolic (#29), Judit Polgar (#30), Jan Timman (#32), Loek van Wely (#35), Jeroen Piket (#43), and Smbat Lputian (#79). Kasparov won his second Wijk aan Zee tournament in a row, undefeated with 9.5/13.

Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 15-30 January 2000

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Kasparov 36 2851 * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 9˝ =2 Kramnik 24 2758 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 8 =2 Leko 20 2725 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 8 =2 Anand 30 2769 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 8 5 Morozevich 22 2748 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 7˝ 6 Adams 28 2715 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 0 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 7 =7 Piket 31 2633 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * 1 0 1 0 0 1 ˝ 6˝ =7 Timman 48 2655 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 0 0 * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 6˝ 9 Nikolic 39 2659 0 ˝ 0 0 0 1 1 ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 6 10 Short 34 2683 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 5˝ =11 Polgar 23 2658 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 0 * ˝ 0 ˝ 5 =11 Korchnoi 68 2659 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * 0 1 5 13 Lputian 41 2605 ˝ 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 * ˝ 4˝ 14 Van Wely 27 2646 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * 4

Category: XVIII (2697). First prize: 20,000 Dutch guilders.

Wikipedia article: Tata Steel Chess Tournament#2000
TWIC #273 (http://theweekinchess.com/html/twic...)
FIDE rating list January 2000 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo200...)
Wijk aan Zee 2000: Corus at ChessGML (http://www.saremba.de/chessgml/samp...)
Kjell Krantz in Tidskrift för Schack, March 2000, pp. 172-177 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)
Lubomir Kavalek in The Washington Post, 31 January 2000 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/arch...)
Robert Eugene Byrne in New York Times, 13 February 2000 (https://www.nytimes.com/2000/02/13/...)
Thomas Ernst in Tidskrift för Schack, February 2000, pp. 100-105 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)

Previous edition: Hoogovens Group A (1999). Next: Corus Group A (2001). See also Corus Group B (2000) and Corus Reserve Group (2000).

Original collection: Game Collection: Wijk aan Zee Corus 2000, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Korchnoi vs Kasparov 0-1542000Corus Group AD85 Grunfeld
2. Timman vs Anand ½-½422000Corus Group AE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
3. Judit Polgar vs Van Wely  ½-½422000Corus Group AB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
4. P Nikolic vs Short  ½-½352000Corus Group AD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
5. Lputian vs Piket  0-1462000Corus Group AE97 King's Indian
6. Leko vs Morozevich  ½-½312000Corus Group AB32 Sicilian
7. Kramnik vs Adams 1-0492000Corus Group AE15 Queen's Indian
8. Van Wely vs Korchnoi 0-1552000Corus Group AD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. Short vs Leko  ½-½412000Corus Group AA07 King's Indian Attack
10. Piket vs Kasparov ½-½412000Corus Group AD97 Grunfeld, Russian
11. Morozevich vs Kramnik  ½-½162000Corus Group AC42 Petrov Defense
12. Lputian vs Timman 0-1612000Corus Group AA34 English, Symmetrical
13. Anand vs P Nikolic 1-0402000Corus Group AA90 Dutch
14. Adams vs Judit Polgar ½-½272000Corus Group AB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
15. Timman vs Piket 0-1282000Corus Group AA50 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Judit Polgar vs Morozevich 0-1362000Corus Group AC11 French
17. P Nikolic vs Lputian  ½-½402000Corus Group AD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Leko vs Anand  ½-½272000Corus Group AC42 Petrov Defense
19. Kramnik vs Short 1-0322000Corus Group AD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Korchnoi vs Adams  ½-½222000Corus Group AE15 Queen's Indian
21. Kasparov vs Van Wely 1-0252000Corus Group AB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. Timman vs P Nikolic  ½-½272000Corus Group AE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
23. Short vs Judit Polgar  1-0402000Corus Group AB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. Piket vs Van Wely ½-½112000Corus Group AD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Morozevich vs Korchnoi ½-½202000Corus Group AC11 French
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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