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Corus Group A Tournament

Sergey Karjakin8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Levon Aronian7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Teimour Radjabov7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Sergei Movsesian7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Magnus Carlsen7/13(+2 -1 =10)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez7/13(+3 -2 =8)[games]
Gata Kamsky6.5/13(+2 -2 =9)[games]
Loek van Wely6/13(+1 -2 =10)[games]
Wang Yue6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Jan Smeets6/13(+1 -2 =10)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk5.5/13(+2 -4 =7)[games]
Daniel Stellwagen5.5/13(+0 -2 =11)[games]
Michael Adams5.5/13(+1 -3 =9)[games]
Alexander Morozevich5.5/13(+3 -5 =5)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Corus Group A (2009)

Played at the De Moriaan Community Centre in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, 17 January - 1 February 2009. Rest days: 21, 26 and 29 January. The rounds began at 1:30 pm, except the last round which began at 0:30 pm. Time control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 60 more minutes for the next 20 moves, followed by 15 more minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 61. Tournament category: XIX (2716). Chief arbiter: Pavel Votruba.

Sergey Karjakin won with 8/13.

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Karjakin 19 2706 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 8 =2 Aronian 26 2750 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 7½ =2 Radjabov 21 2761 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 7½ =2 Movsesian 30 2751 0 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 7½ =5 Carlsen 18 2776 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 7 =5 Dominguez 25 2717 0 1 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 7 7 Kamsky 34 2725 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6½ =8 Van Wely 36 2625 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 6 =8 Wang Yue 21 2739 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 0 1 6 =8 Smeets 23 2601 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 6 =11 Ivanchuk 39 2779 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 * ½ ½ 0 5½ =11 Stellwagen 21 2612 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 5½ =11 Adams 37 2712 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 5½ =11 Morozevich 31 2771 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 1 1 ½ ½ * 5½

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ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/wijk-...
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FIDE: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...

Previous: Corus Group A (2008). Next: Corus Group A (2010). See also Corus Group B (2009) and Corus Group C (2009)

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs Radjabov ½-½602009Corus Group AB40 Sicilian
2. Stellwagen vs Movsesian ½-½332009Corus Group AB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. Aronian vs Wang Yue ½-½432009Corus Group AD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Ivanchuk vs Smeets 0-1392009Corus Group AD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Karjakin vs Morozevich 1-0262009Corus Group AB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. Kamsky vs Adams ½-½232009Corus Group AC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
7. Van Wely vs L Dominguez ½-½802009Corus Group AD85 Grunfeld
8. Movsesian vs Adams 1-0382009Corus Group AC55 Two Knights Defense
9. Stellwagen vs Carlsen ½-½362009Corus Group AC67 Ruy Lopez
10. Radjabov vs Aronian ½-½152009Corus Group AC45 Scotch Game
11. Smeets vs Karjakin ½-½362009Corus Group AB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Morozevich vs Van Wely 1-0432009Corus Group AD97 Grunfeld, Russian
13. L Dominguez vs Kamsky ½-½262009Corus Group AB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. Wang Yue vs Ivanchuk 0-1252009Corus Group AD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Van Wely vs Smeets ½-½302009Corus Group AD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Ivanchuk vs Radjabov 0-1412009Corus Group AE97 King's Indian
17. Kamsky vs Morozevich 1-0342009Corus Group AC78 Ruy Lopez
18. Karjakin vs Wang Yue ½-½752009Corus Group AB30 Sicilian
19. Adams vs L Dominguez ½-½432009Corus Group AB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
20. Carlsen vs Movsesian ½-½392009Corus Group AD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Aronian vs Stellwagen ½-½222009Corus Group AB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
22. Smeets vs Kamsky ½-½222009Corus Group AB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
23. Carlsen vs Aronian ½-½652009Corus Group AD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Movsesian vs L Dominguez ½-½342009Corus Group AB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. Morozevich vs Adams ½-½502009Corus Group AE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-03-09  znprdx: correction of my post while this game was in process: Feb-01-09 no Rybka 25.Rh4 does not deserve a “? “After Nh7 26.Rx[N]h7 and the Bishop cannot re-capture so Kx[R] h7 and 0-0-0 gets the brilliancy prize. I was actually looking at Rh4 when LDP played it... 42:02 | 0:22:24

addendum: What a tragic irony that the post mortem shows that 0-0-0 could have been played as early as move 24. This game is a gem as it represents the intangible nuances of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, proving once again that there is an element of “luck” in chess...in that winning vs. losing somehow seems momentarily at least, somehow beyond the players themselves....

Feb-08-09  WhiteRook48: is the tournament over?
Feb-10-09  Dredge Rivers: <WhiteRook48>

Yes. Also, Elvis is dead.

Feb-12-09  wolfmaster: Anybody have the rating changes for all the players?
Feb-16-09  amadeus: Nice article: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
Feb-24-09  Dredge Rivers: Last!
Feb-24-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Congratulations!
Feb-24-09  Dredge Rivers: <tamar>
Arrrgh!! You're messing up my system!
Feb-24-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: You're Aron Nimzovich? :-)
Feb-28-09  Dredge Rivers: <tamar>

No. Are you the Interruptor?

P.S.

<<<<<<<<<<<LAST!!!>>>>>>>>>>>

Feb-28-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Do you mean <CASE CLOSED> now?
Feb-28-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: I do concede you were last. CASE CLOSED!
Feb-28-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Hooray! <Hooray! <I'm <last <!<!<!>>>>>>>
Feb-28-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: It was a hard fought battle and I extend my hand in recognition of your well-earned triumph.
Feb-28-09  khursh: The last is Michael Adams, isn't he?
Feb-28-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Is it possible to change my username in <notyetthelast>?
Mar-02-09  Dredge Rivers: First! (This month, at least!) :)
Mar-14-09  WhiteRook48: second! (This month, at least) :D
Apr-03-09  Dredge Rivers: Is this the last one?
Oct-18-09  shintaro go: Corus 2010 promises to be a stronger one with the return of Anand and Kramnik to the roster. Caruana and Nakamura are the new players to watch.
Nov-01-10  Billy Vaughan: <Last> :)
Nov-02-10  radicalcation: First! :)

Maybe the last silly billy. :)

Nov-02-10  Billy Vaughan: Bleah :(
Nov-02-10  acirce: Last but not least!
Jan-18-13  Refused: I wonder why movsesian was not reinvited. Afterall a second place was not that bad.
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