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🏆 Corsica Masters (2003)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Anatoly Karpov, Boris Gelfand, Alexey Shirov, Krishnan Sasikiran, Loek van Wely, Alexander Motylev, Mikhail Gurevich, Joel Lautier, Vladimir Epishin, Vladislav Tkachiev, Miso Cebalo

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Corsica Masters (2003)

The 7th Corsica Masters was a knockout tournament played in Bastia, Corsica, France, 1-3 November 2003. The 16 participants had qualified from the Corsica Masters Qualification (2004), a 173-player 9-round Rapid (10 min + 5 sec) Swiss event held on 31 October (at about 4 pm). The four rounds had two games each, plus tiebreak games if necessary. Time control: 20 minutes for the whole game, with 5 seconds added per move from move 1. If 1-1, then two 10 + 5 Rapid games, and if still equal (2-2), two at a time 5 + 5 (one report says 3 + 2) Blitz games. The prize fund was 70,000 euros, with 20,000 euros to the winner. Chief organizer: Léo Battesti and the Corsica Chess Club. Chief arbiter: Stephane Escafre.

Viswanathan Anand beat Veselin Topalov 4-2 in the final and won the event for the fourth time in a row.

Eighthfinals (Nov 1) Quarterfinals (Nov 2) Semifinals (Nov 2) Final (Nov 3)

Anand 1½ -- -- 1½ Cebalo 0½ -- -- ½ Anand 1½ -- -- 1½ Lautier 0½ -- -- ½ Lautier 11 -- -- 2 Epishin 00 -- -- 0 Anand ½1 -- -- 1½ Grischuk ½0 -- -- ½ Grischuk 10 ½½ 11 4 Radjabov 01 ½½ 00 2 Grischuk ½1 -- -- 1½ Gelfand ½0 -- -- ½ Gelfand ½½ 1½ -- 2½ Aronian ½½ 0½ -- 1½ Anand ½½ ½½ 11 4 Topalov ½½ ½½ 00 2 Topalov 11 -- -- 2 Motylev 00 -- -- 0 Topalov 1½ -- -- 1½ Gurevich 0½ -- -- ½ Gurevich 1½ -- -- 1½ Sasikiran 0½ -- -- ½ Topalov 10 ½1 -- 2½ Shirov 01 ½0 -- 1½ Shirov ½½ ½½ 11 4 Tkachiev ½½ ½½ 00 2 Shirov 10 ½½ ½1 3½ Karpov 01 ½½ ½0 2½ Karpov 1½ -- -- 1½ Van Wely 0½ -- -- ½

The 234-player 9-round Bastia Open (2004) (29-31 October, 50 min + 10 sec, prize fund 30,000 euros) was won by Alexander Motylev.

Official site: https://web.archive.org/web/2003120...
ChessBase 1: https://en.chessbase.com/post/vishy...
ChessBase 2: https://en.chessbase.com/post/napol...
Sportstar: https://sportstar.thehindu.com/maga...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
Corsica Masters Qualification: https://web.archive.org/web/2003122...
Bastia Open schedule: https://web.archive.org/web/2003120...
Bastia Open results: https://web.archive.org/web/2003122...

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 50  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lautier vs Epishin  1-0412003Corsica MastersD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Shirov vs Tkachiev  ½-½582003Corsica MastersC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
3. Shirov vs Tkachiev 1-0472003Corsica MastersB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
4. Radjabov vs Grischuk 0-1352003Corsica MastersD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Tkachiev vs Shirov  0-1572003Corsica MastersD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Grischuk vs Radjabov  1-0412003Corsica MastersB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
7. Aronian vs Gelfand ½-½412003Corsica MastersA28 English
8. Tkachiev vs Shirov  ½-½272003Corsica MastersD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Grischuk vs Radjabov  ½-½222003Corsica MastersB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. Gelfand vs Aronian 1-0302003Corsica MastersE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. Radjabov vs Grischuk ½-½402003Corsica MastersA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Sasikiran vs M Gurevich ½-½702003Corsica MastersD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Radjabov vs Grischuk 1-0652003Corsica MastersE12 Queen's Indian
14. Motylev vs Topalov 0-1532003Corsica MastersB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. M Cebalo vs Anand 0-1232003Corsica MastersE12 Queen's Indian
16. Tkachiev vs Shirov  ½-½352003Corsica MastersD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Aronian vs Gelfand  ½-½422003Corsica MastersA28 English
18. Topalov vs Motylev 1-0492003Corsica MastersE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. M Gurevich vs Sasikiran  1-0472003Corsica MastersD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Van Wely vs Karpov 0-1542003Corsica MastersE15 Queen's Indian
21. Anand vs M Cebalo  ½-½272003Corsica MastersB50 Sicilian
22. Karpov vs Van Wely  ½-½602003Corsica MastersA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
23. Gelfand vs Aronian  ½-½382003Corsica MastersD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
24. Epishin vs Lautier  0-1232003Corsica MastersA34 English, Symmetrical
25. Grischuk vs Radjabov  1-0682003Corsica MastersB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-06-03  PVS: Is there a cross table for this event?
May-26-04  Pup: You chess masters are duuuuuuuuummm duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!
May-26-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: <Pup> Your paw is getting stuck on the keys ;)

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