|Corus Group A (2004)|
Played in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands 10-25 January 2004. Crosstable (https://www.tatasteelchess.com/arch...) :
Category: XIX (2702). Viswanathan Anand won again, as in 2003, 1998 (shared) and 1989 (shared).
Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1 Anand 34 2766 * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 8½
2 Leko 24 2722 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 8
3 Adams 32 2720 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 8
4 Topalov 28 2735 1 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 7½
5 Bologan 32 2679 ½ 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 0 7½
6 Kramnik 28 2777 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 6½
7 Bareev 36 2714 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 0 6½
8 Van Wely 33 2617 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6½
9 Svidler 27 2747 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 0 1 ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 6
10 Akopian 32 2693 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ 1 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 6
11 Shirov 31 2736 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 6
12 Sokolov 35 2706 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 5
13 Zhong Zhang 25 2644 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 5
14 Timman 52 2578 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 * 4
Previous edition: Corus Group A (2003). Next: Corus Group A (2005). See also Corus Group B (2004) and Corus Group C (2004).
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91
|1. Akopian vs Kramnik
||1-0||32||2004||Corus Group A||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|2. Topalov vs Adams
||½-½||39||2004||Corus Group A||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|3. Leko vs Anand
||½-½||23||2004||Corus Group A||B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|4. Bologan vs Zhong Zhang
||½-½||33||2004||Corus Group A||E12 Queen's Indian|
|5. Svidler vs Shirov
||½-½||32||2004||Corus Group A||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|6. I Sokolov vs Timman
|| ||½-½||55||2004||Corus Group A||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|7. Van Wely vs Bareev
|| ||½-½||43||2004||Corus Group A||D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|8. Adams vs Shirov
||½-½||58||2004||Corus Group A||B30 Sicilian|
|9. Zhong Zhang vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||58||2004||Corus Group A||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|10. Bareev vs Bologan
|| ||½-½||23||2004||Corus Group A||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|11. Anand vs Akopian
||1-0||45||2004||Corus Group A||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|12. Topalov vs I Sokolov
||½-½||35||2004||Corus Group A||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|13. Timman vs Leko
||0-1||60||2004||Corus Group A||A04 Reti Opening|
|14. Kramnik vs Van Wely
||1-0||45||2004||Corus Group A||B30 Sicilian|
|15. Shirov vs Zhong Zhang
||½-½||59||2004||Corus Group A||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|16. Akopian vs Timman
||½-½||30||2004||Corus Group A||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|17. Svidler vs Bareev
||1-0||17||2004||Corus Group A||C10 French|
|18. Leko vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||30||2004||Corus Group A||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|19. Bologan vs Kramnik
||½-½||18||2004||Corus Group A||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|20. I Sokolov vs Adams
|| ||½-½||22||2004||Corus Group A||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|21. Van Wely vs Anand
|| ||½-½||21||2004||Corus Group A||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|22. Bareev vs Shirov
|| ||1-0||54||2004||Corus Group A||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|23. Timman vs Van Wely
||0-1||40||2004||Corus Group A||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|24. Kramnik vs Svidler
||1-0||49||2004||Corus Group A||B97 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|25. Anand vs Bologan
||½-½||26||2004||Corus Group A||C42 Petrov Defense|
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 11 OF 11 ·
|Feb-03-04|| ||technical draw: Are we talking about the same Polgar that WON Corus last year? |
|Feb-03-04|| ||Benjamin Lau: Refutor, overall scores matter more IMO. |
|Feb-03-04|| ||refutor: well look at the overall record since 1999 for instance then ;) |
|Feb-03-04|| ||PinkPanther: <technical draw>
Probably not, since Polgar has never won Corus.
|Feb-03-04|| ||technical draw: <PinkPanther> You are right. I stand corrected. She came in second, undefeated, half a point behind Anand. A terrible showing. |
|Feb-04-04|| ||PinkPanther: <technical draw>
There is a difference between coming in second and winning the tournament, which you felt compelled to put in all caps, by the way. Don't you think?
|Feb-04-04|| ||Kaspablanca: Didnt Macieja(spelling?)crushed Polgar in a match, i think 5-1 or something like that. |
|Feb-04-04|| ||Zidane: ok why is Adams not playing? he sure seems to be neglected over Radjabov and Pons. and not having Svidler, Grischuk or Ponomariov is too much of farce they are trying to pull. If Linares has to stay as the top notch tournament they need to invite top tenners instead of local losers! I don't mind the field to be stretched but have some solid 2700+ players. radjabov is at 2650! which is not even in the top 35! some 15 yrs back it would've been ok but not anymore when there are almost 15 players at 2700 and above and the Linares field is restricted to only 6 players ! [with two of them at 2662 and 2650] |
|Feb-04-04|| ||Reisswolf: Hey, I just realised something. <A>nand was the winner of Group <A>, <B>ruzon of Group <B> and <C>arlsen of Group <C>.|
I think this tournament was fixed!
|Feb-04-04|| ||Zidane: ok here is the latest list of all the players that have confirmed their participation. http://www.aeroflotchess.com/listco... As you can see none of the 2700+ players are in it ! |
|Feb-04-04|| ||Reisswolf: I thought Anand was going to be there. What happened?|
So Anand has not been invited to Aeroflot or to Linares? Sucks for him!
|Feb-04-04|| ||lostemperor: I'm sure Anand was invited but declined them both.
Sucks for them!
|Feb-04-04|| ||technical draw: <PinkPanther> Like I said, I stand corrected. I was just confusing Corus with other tournaments that she WON. |
|Feb-04-04|| ||apple head: lol just cause a you Kramnik fans are dissapointed that Anand won its over, Vishy won this tournament 2 times in a row!! |
|Mar-30-04|| ||solkrov: anand of india, asia's 1st world chess champion, is to chess as yao ming of china, asia's first nba top draft pick, is to basketball or as manny pacquiao of philippines is to boxing. shall we say that the eagles have landed? maybe yes, because it is in excellence where eagles dare. |
|May-01-04|| ||ruylopez900: Does anyone know who has been invited to Wijk for next year's Group A (if such invites have gone out already??) I think Wijk has a better chance of producing exciting chess since there is a larger field (more likely someone will score 1/2 pt more if draw) and also it isn't a RR, so you could lose the tournament to some one you never play (unlikely though). Correct me if it actually is a RR, but I was under the impression that it is not. |
|Jun-10-04|| ||salokin: It's actually Wijk AAN Zee (two a's!) |
|Sep-22-04|| ||Phoenix: acirce has posted this link somewhere else, and it gives a list of participants so far (12 currently, need 2 more).|
List of participants so far, include: Anand (2782), Kramnik (2770), Morozevich (2743), Leko (2741), Adams (2738), Topalov (2737), Svidler (2727), Ponomariov (2722), Grischuk (2705), Short (2684), Van Wely (2680), Sokolov (2679), average rating is 2726(!).
IMHO this is an incredible lineup! Even if Kasparov doesn't show, this could be the strongest tournament in awhile. Lots to look forward to come January!
|Sep-22-04|| ||square dance: that is a tournament! any announcements on who will be at linares next year? |
|Sep-22-04|| ||Willem Wallekers: <It's actually Wijk AAN Zee (two a's!)>
It's Wijk aan Zee with 2 lower case a's. |
|Nov-29-04|| ||cu8sfan: Funny how chessgames.com changes. Last year's Corus tournament has 11 pages of kibitzing and today we get this amount for ONE DAY of a tournament of that size! |
|Nov-29-04|| ||Reisswolf: Doesn't the name actually mean "Little Village on the Sea"? |
|Nov-29-04|| ||cu8sfan: According to http://babelfish.altavista.com/ "wijk" means "district" so it is the district by the sea. |
|Nov-29-04|| ||suenteus po 147: <cu8sfan> This site has had quite a boon in the last year of increased user registration and participation. It will be interesting to see if that increase continues or if it will top off. |
|Mar-28-05|| ||Willem Wallekers: <Reisswolf: Doesn't the name actually mean "Little Village on the Sea"? >
Yes it does, or settlement, neighbourhood, quarter, something like that, |
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