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Corus Group A 2001
Compiled by Tabanus
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<This year the organisers announced that the event was the biggest chess festival in the world, with 1000 players from 24 countries. The population of Wijk aan Zee is only about 1800.

Held at the De Moriaan Centre. The building had been extended to allow for a larger commentary room, such is the popularity of the event with the Dutch fans.

The tournament was officially opened at the nearby steelworks in Ijmuiden. Company director Franswillem Briet described how proud he was to maintain the tradition (- this was the 63rd edition) despite the company going through a difficult period. He spoke of gloomy business forecasts and of the many job redundancies already incurred. There was some speculation in the chess community that the 64th Edition may be the last, as nothing had been guaranteed beyond that. However, the gloom soon lifted at the prospect of seeing two world champions, the world number one, and the rest of the top ten, all in the same tournament.

As Anand and Kramnik were the holders of the FIDE and Braingames world titles, Kasparov was somewhat ‘out in the cold’, but still world number one on rating. A late convert to the tournament, this was his third successive visit. No-one had ever won three in a row, and so, on the eve of the tournament, Kasparov boldly announced “Okay, let’s see what we can do about that”. His round 1 win against Tiviakov won him the 500 guilder ‘Spectator’s Prize’ for game of the day …

-CHESS magazine, April 2001, pp. 4-24>> (from PMD)

The 2nd Annual Corus Chess Tournament was a category XIX event held in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands from January 13th to January 28th, 2001.

rest days on January 15, 19 and 24.

Fourteen grandmasters competed in a round robin format in the prestigous A event. Of the world's Top 10 players, only Boris Gelfand (Elo rated as #10 in the world) was missing. The participants were (in order of Elo): Garry Kasparov (#1), FIDE World Champion Viswanathan Anand (#2), Classical World Champion Vladimir Kramnik (#3), Michael Adams (#4), Peter Leko (#5), Alexander Morozevich (#6), Alexey Shirov (#7), Veselin Topalov (#8), Vassily Ivanchuk (#9), Loek Van Wely (#12), Jeroen Piket (#55), Jan Timman (#61), Sergei Tiviakov (#99), and Alexei Fedorov (#155). Kasparov won his third straight Wijk aan Zee tournament undefeated with 9/13.

Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 13-28 January 2001

Age Elo* 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Kasparov 37 2849 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 9 2 Anand 31 2790 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 8½ =3 Kramnik 25 2772 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 8 =3 Ivanchuk 31 2717 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 8 =5 Adams 29 2746 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 7½ =5 Morozevich 23 2745 ½ ½ 1 0 0 * ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 7½ =5 Shirov 28 2718 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 7½ 8 Leko 21 2745 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 6½ 9 Topalov 25 2718 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 5½ =10 Fedorov 28 2575 0 ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 0 1 5 =10 Van Wely 28 2700 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 5 =12 Piket 32 2632 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 * ½ ½ 4½ =12 Tiviakov 27 2597 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * 1 4½ 14 Timman 49 2629 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 * 4

Category: XIX (2710). Chief arbiter: Thomas van Beekum. (x)

2001, Wijk aan Zee (online tournament book, https://b-ok.org/ireader/651323)

DiagonaleTV video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1j...)

Wikipedia article: Tata Steel Chess Tournament#2001

TWIC #325 (http://theweekinchess.com/html/twic...)

Chess.gr website (http://www.chess.gr/tourn/2001/coru...)

(x) Leidsch Dagblad, 25 January 2001, p. 2 (https://leiden.courant.nu/issue/LD/...)

Lars Grahn in Tidskrift för Schack, 2/2001, pp. 66-78 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)

Lars Grahn in Tidskrift för Schack, 3/2001, pp. 168-175 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)

*FIDE rating list January 2001 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo200...)

Previous edition: Corus Group A (2000). Next: Corus Group A (2002). See also Corus Group B (2001) and Corus Reserve Group (2001).

Original collections: Game Collection: Wijk aan Zee Corus 2001 by User: suenteus po 147 and Game Collection: Corus Group A 2001 by User: Tabanus.

Round 1 January 13
Leko vs Fedorov, 2001
(B32) Sicilian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shirov vs Topalov, 2001 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Piket vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Timman vs Kramnik, 2001
(B50) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Van Wely vs Ivanchuk, 2001
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Adams vs Anand, 2001 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tiviakov vs Kasparov, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 53 moves, 0-1

Round 2 January 14
Fedorov vs Kasparov, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Tiviakov, 2001 
(B32) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Adams, 2001
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2001 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Timman, 2001
(C26) Vienna, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Piket, 2001
(E15) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Shirov, 2001
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3 January 16
Shirov vs Fedorov, 2001 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Piket vs Leko, 2001
(A48) King's Indian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Topalov, 2001 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Adams vs Kramnik, 2001 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tiviakov vs Ivanchuk, 2001
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Anand, 2001 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4 January 17
Fedorov vs Anand, 2001 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 2001 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Tiviakov, 2001 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 38 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Adams, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Van Wely, 2001 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Leko vs Timman, 2001
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shirov vs Piket, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Round 5 January 18
Piket vs Fedorov, 2001 
(E77) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Shirov, 2001 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 65 moves, 0-1

Van Wely vs Leko, 2001 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 32 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Topalov, 2001
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tiviakov vs Morozevich, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2001
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6 January 20
Fedorov vs Ivanchuk, 2001 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Anand, 2001 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morozevich vs Kasparov, 2001
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Tiviakov, 2001
(A14) English, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Leko vs Adams, 2001
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shirov vs Van Wely, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

Piket vs Timman, 2001
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7 January 21
Timman vs Fedorov, 2001 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Van Wely vs Piket, 2001
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 80 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Shirov, 2001
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tiviakov vs Leko, 2001
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Topalov, 2001 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2001 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Round 8 January 22
Fedorov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morozevich vs Ivanchuk, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 69 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Anand, 2001 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Leko vs Kasparov, 2001
(A15) English, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shirov vs Tiviakov, 2001 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Piket vs Adams, 2001
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Van Wely, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9 January 23
Van Wely vs Fedorov, 2001
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Adams vs Timman, 2001
(C42) Petrov Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tiviakov vs Piket, 2001
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Shirov, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Leko, 2001
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2001
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 61 moves, 0-1

Round 10 January 25
Fedorov vs Morozevich, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Kramnik, 2001
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Leko vs Ivanchuk, 2001
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shirov vs Anand, 2001 
(C10) French, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Piket vs Kasparov, 2001
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Tiviakov, 2001
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 41 moves, 0-1

Van Wely vs Adams, 2001
(E15) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Round 11 January 26
Adams vs Fedorov, 2001 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Tiviakov vs Van Wely, 2001
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Timman, 2001 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 47 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Piket, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Leko, 2001 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morozevich vs Topalov, 2001 
(B32) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12 January 27
Fedorov vs Topalov, 2001
(B30) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Leko vs Morozevich, 2001 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

Piket vs Ivanchuk, 2001
(A28) English, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Anand, 2001 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Van Wely vs Kasparov, 2001
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Adams vs Tiviakov, 2001
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Round 13 January 28
Tiviakov vs Fedorov, 2001
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Adams, 2001 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand vs Van Wely, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Timman, 2001 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Piket, 2001
(B06) Robatsch, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morozevich vs Shirov, 2001 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Leko, 2001 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

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