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Wijk aan Zee Corus 2000
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The inaugural Corus Chess Tournament (which resulted when Hoogovens, the former sponser, merged with British steel) was a category XVIII event held in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands from January 14th to January 30th, 2000. 14 top grandmasters, including the world champion, competed in a round robin format in the prestigous A event. The participants were (in order of ELO): Garry Kasparov (2851), Vishwanathan Anand (2769), Vladimir Kramnik (2758), Alexander Morozevich (2748), Peter Leko (2725), Michael Adams (2715), Nigel Short (2683), Viktor Korchnoi (2659), Predrag Nikolic (2659), Judit Polgar (2658), Jan Timman (2655), Loek Van Wely (2646), Jeroen Piket (2633), and Smbat Lputian (2605). Kasparov won his second Wijk aan Zee tournament in a row, undefeated with 9.5/13. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Kasparov 9.5/13 * = = = 1 = = 1 1 = 1 1 = 1

02 Kramnik 8/13 = * = = = 1 = = = 1 = = 1 =

03 Leko 8/13 = = * = = = = = 1 = = 1 1 =

04 Anand 8/13 = = = * = = = = 1 = = 1 1 =

05 Morozevich 7.5/13 0 = = = * = = 0 1 = 1 = 1 1

06 Adams 7/13 = 0 = = = * = 1 0 1 = = = 1

07 Piket 6.5/13 = = = = = = * 1 0 1 0 0 1 =

08 Timman 6.5/13 0 = = = 1 0 0 * = = = = 1 1

09 Nikolic 6/13 0 = 0 0 0 1 1 = * = = 1 = =

10 Short 5.5/13 = 0 = = = 0 0 = = * 1 = = =

11 Polgar 5/13 0 = = = 0 = 1 = = 0 * = 0 =

12 Korchnoi 5/13 0 = 0 0 = = 1 = 0 = = * 0 1

13 Lputian 4.5/13 = 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 = = 1 1 * =

14 Van Wely 4/13 0 = = = 0 0 = 0 = = = 0 = *

Round One, Game #1
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #2
Timman vs Anand, 2000 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #3
P Nikolic vs Short, 2000
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
Kramnik vs Adams, 2000 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #5
Judit Polgar vs Van Wely, 2000
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #6
Lputian vs Piket, 2000
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #7
Leko vs Morozevich, 2000
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #8
Short vs Leko, 2000
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #9
Van Wely vs Korchnoi, 2000 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 55 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #10
Adams vs Judit Polgar, 2000 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #11
Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2000
(C42) Petrov Defense, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #12
Piket vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #13
Anand vs P Nikolic, 2000 
(A90) Dutch, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #14
Lputian vs Timman, 2000 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 61 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #15
Timman vs Piket, 2000 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #16
P Nikolic vs Lputian, 2000
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #17
Leko vs Anand, 2000
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #18
Kramnik vs Short, 2000 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #19
Judit Polgar vs Morozevich, 2000 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #20
Korchnoi vs Adams, 2000
(E15) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #21
Kasparov vs Van Wely, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 25 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #22
Piket vs Van Wely, 2000 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #23
Adams vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B50) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #24
Morozevich vs Korchnoi, 2000 
(C11) French, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #25
Short vs Judit Polgar, 2000
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #26
Anand vs Kramnik, 2000 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #27
Lputian vs Leko, 2000 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #28
Timman vs P Nikolic, 2000
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #29
P Nikolic vs Piket, 2000 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 61 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #30
Leko vs Timman, 2000 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #31
Kramnik vs Lputian, 2000 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #32
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2000
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #33
Korchnoi vs Short, 2000
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #34
Kasparov vs Morozevich, 2000 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #35
Van Wely vs Adams, 2000
(A17) English, 76 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #36
Piket vs Adams, 2000 
(A14) English, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #37
Morozevich vs Van Wely, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #38
Short vs Kasparov, 2000 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #39
Anand vs Korchnoi, 2000 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #40
Timman vs Kramnik, 2000
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #41
P Nikolic vs Leko, 2000
(D73) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3, 50 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #42
Lputian vs Judit Polgar, 2000 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 60 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #43
Leko vs Piket, 2000
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #44
Adams vs Morozevich, 2000 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #45
Kramnik vs P Nikolic, 2000 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #46
Judit Polgar vs Timman, 2000
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #47
Van Wely vs Short, 2000 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #48
Kasparov vs Anand, 2000 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #49
Korchnoi vs Lputian, 2000
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #50
Short vs Adams, 2000 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 67 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #51
Piket vs Morozevich, 2000
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #52
Leko vs Kramnik, 2000
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #53
Anand vs Van Wely, 2000
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #54
Lputian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #55
Timman vs Korchnoi, 2000
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #56
P Nikolic vs Judit Polgar, 2000
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #57
Kramnik vs Piket, 2000
(E91) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #58
Judit Polgar vs Leko, 2000
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #59
Korchnoi vs P Nikolic, 2000 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 19 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game #60
Kasparov vs Timman, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #61
Van Wely vs Lputian, 2000
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #62
Adams vs Anand, 2000 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #63
Morozevich vs Short, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #64
Piket vs Short, 2000 
(A10) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #65
Kramnik vs Judit Polgar, 2000 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #66
Anand vs Morozevich, 2000
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #67
Lputian vs Adams, 2000
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #68
Timman vs Van Wely, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #69
P Nikolic vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 65 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #70
Leko vs Korchnoi, 2000 
(C11) French, 43 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #71
Korchnoi vs Kramnik, 2000
(E15) Queen's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #72
Judit Polgar vs Piket, 2000
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 45 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #73
Short vs Anand, 2000
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #74
Kasparov vs Leko, 2000 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #75
Van Wely vs P Nikolic, 2000 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 94 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #76
Adams vs Timman, 2000
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #77
Morozevich vs Lputian, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #78
Piket vs Anand, 2000 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #79
Judit Polgar vs Korchnoi, 2000
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #80
Lputian vs Short, 2000
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #81
Timman vs Morozevich, 2000 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 53 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #82
P Nikolic vs Adams, 2000
(E15) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #83
Leko vs Van Wely, 2000
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #84
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #85
Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #86
Korchnoi vs Piket, 2000
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #87
Van Wely vs Kramnik, 2000
(E15) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #88
Adams vs Leko, 2000
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #89
Morozevich vs P Nikolic, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #90
Short vs Timman, 2000
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #91
Anand vs Lputian, 2000 
(C18) French, Winawer, 61 moves, 1-0

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