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🏆 Corus Group C (2010)

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Played in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands 16-31 January 2010. ... [more]

Player: Daniele Vocaturo

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Vocaturo vs S Plukkel 1-0502010Corus Group CC24 Bishop's Opening
2. Li Chao vs D Vocaturo  ½-½392010Corus Group CC45 Scotch Game
3. D Vocaturo vs Van Kampen 1-0232010Corus Group CB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. K Lie vs D Vocaturo 1-0332010Corus Group CA10 English
5. D Vocaturo vs N Grandelius  1-0832010Corus Group CC53 Giuoco Piano
6. A Gupta vs D Vocaturo 1-0372010Corus Group CA57 Benko Gambit
7. D Vocaturo vs Robson 1-0402010Corus Group CC11 French
8. R Swinkels vs D Vocaturo  ½-½272010Corus Group CA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
9. D Vocaturo vs M Muzychuk 1-0862010Corus Group CB33 Sicilian
10. S Kuipers vs D Vocaturo  1-0772010Corus Group CB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. D Vocaturo vs Zhaoqin Peng  1-0382010Corus Group CB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. B Bok vs D Vocaturo  1-0462010Corus Group CC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
13. D Vocaturo vs S Swaminathan  1-0312010Corus Group CB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Vocaturo wins | Vocaturo loses  

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Jan-29-10  Ladolcevita: <keypusher>
Indeed!
It seems Muzychuk had made a wrong choice in the opening.
Jan-29-10
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  Willem Wallekers: The last draw in this group was on Tuesday.
Jan-29-10  dumbgai: With 2 rounds to go and a 1.5 point lead, Li Chao can guarantee himself at least a share of first by making a draw tomorrow. With a win he can secure clear first.
Jan-29-10
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Interesting statistic that might only interest me--the last 18 games have included 0 draws. Which means I probably just cursed the next round to end with 100% draws.
Jan-29-10  ruelas007: And you also have un-cursed the next round

but whoops! i have just re-cursed it again...

damn, i think i have just.... wait, let´s just leave it like that ok?

Jan-30-10  notyetagm: Congrats to Li Chao for winning Corus (C Group) (2010) with a round to spare!
Jan-30-10  notyetagm: Corus (C Group) (2010)/Daniele Vocaturo

Daniele Vocaturo has been amazing in this tournament:

White +6 =0 -0
Black +0 =2 -4

Yes, that is correct. Vocaturo is <6/6(!)> with the White pieces but only <1/6> with the Black pieces.

He's like two different players, 3400 with White and 2000 with Black.

Anyone care to compute his exact TPRs with White and Black?

Jan-30-10  chessmoron: Congrats to China's Li Chao (b) and punch himself through to next years B group.

Excellent game against Ray Robson.

Jan-30-10  notyetagm: <chessmoron: Congrats to China's Li Chao (b) and punch himself through to next years B group.

Excellent game against Ray Robson.>

I still cannot figure out how Robson missed a mate-in-1 with a 30-second increment on his clock.

Li Chao vs R Robson, 2010

33 ♕d3-h3


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33 ... ♕f6-f5????


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34 ♕h3-h8#


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Jan-31-10  Don Cossacks: WOW!Even he had already won the C group with a round to spare, Li Chao still goes for the kill in the last round!Congratulations Li Chao,you deserve to win :)Li Chao rocks!
Jan-31-10  Don Cossacks: I told you before guys that Li will win...
Jan-31-10  Ladolcevita: <don cossacks>
Hey,Lichao and Pengzhaoqing are good friends,it's said (by a chinese chess player in his mini blog)that if Lichao didnt win the champion in advance,Peng would agree on a draw in the final round,but if Lichao did,they two would really play for chess itself:)
Jan-31-10  Don Cossacks: < Ladolcevita: <don cossacks> Hey,Lichao and Pengzhaoqing are good friends,it's said (by a chinese chess player in his mini blog)that if Lichao didnt win the champion in advance,Peng would agree on a draw in the final round,but if Lichao did,they two would really play for chess itself:) > Thanks for the information Ladolcevita,Li brought honor to Chinese chess again: )Looking forward to Corus B 2011!
Jan-31-10  Ladolcevita: <don>
Yes!!I hope he does well next year in GroupB!!Let's make a wish:)
Jan-31-10  waustad: Congrats to Grandelius and Vocaturo for all of the decisive games. After today's win, now Vocaturo is tied for second, pending the result of Gupta - Robson.
Jan-31-10  Whitehat1963: Is Li Chao the only player rated above 2600 in this crowd?
Jan-31-10  ChessXin: Li Chao is too strong for this group. He should have played in Group B.
Jan-31-10  Whitehat1963: My point exactly.
Jan-31-10  wolfmaster: Congrats to Li Chao! Getting +7 in an immensely strong field (everyone over 2200) is no small achievement.
Jan-31-10
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  ketchuplover: The USA contingent(3 players)finished a combined even(wins and losses)
Jan-31-10  notyetagm: UNBELIEVABLE: Vocaturo went 7/7(!) with White in this tournament.
Jan-31-10  KingG: Also pretty unbelievable that he didn't win with a score like that with White.
Jan-31-10  notyetagm: <KingG: Also pretty unbelievable that he didn't win with a score like that with White.>

Yes.

White +7 =0 -0
Black +0 =2 -4

It's like Vocaturo played <3500> chess with White and <1900> chess with Black!

Feb-01-10  notyetagm: A Gupta vs R Robson, 2010

17 ?


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17 d4xc5!


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17 ... ♗d5x♘e4 <line-opening: h1-a8>


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18 c5-c6! <x-ray: g2-c6>


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Euwe vs Loman, 1923

16 ?


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16 ♘c2xd4!!


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16 ... ♗g7x♘d4 <line-opening: a1-h8>


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17 ♕h3-h8+! <x-ray: b2-h8>


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Mar-28-10  Eastfrisian: I am a little bit diappointed about Nils Grandelius. I thought he was stronger.
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