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Corus Group B 2003
Compiled by Tabanus
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Played in the De Moriaan Community Centre, Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, from January 11 (Round 1) to January 26 (Round 13), with rest days on January 13, 17 and 22. The drawing of lots took place in Velsen-Noord on January 10, with play to start at 1:30 pm the next day. First prize: 3,000 euros. A keen interest was taken in the play of Sergey Karjakin (the world's youngest GM), and Koneru Humpy (the world's youngest WGM).

Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 11-26 January 2003

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Zhong Zhang 24 2624 * 1 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 11 2 Stellwagen 15 2427 0 * 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 8 3 Naiditsch 17 2585 0 0 * 1 1 1 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 0 1 8 4 Nijboer 37 2553 0 ˝ 0 * 0 0 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 7˝ 5 Karjakin 13 2547 ˝ ˝ 0 1 * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 0 7 6 De Vreugt 22 2504 0 ˝ 0 1 ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 0 1 1 6˝ 7 Acs 21 2623 ˝ ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ * 1 0 0 1 0 ˝ ˝ 6 8 Van der Wiel 43 2509 0 1 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 6 9 Koneru 15 2496 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝ * 1 0 ˝ 1 1 6 10 Rogers 42 2569 1 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 0 * ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 5˝ 11 Hector 38 2570 0 0 0 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ 1 ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 5˝ 12 Kosteniuk 18 2456 0 0 0 0 ˝ 1 1 0 ˝ 1 ˝ * 0 ˝ 5 13 Jonkman 27 2436 0 0 1 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 1 * 1 5 14 Cmilyte 19 2452 0 1 0 0 1 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 * 4

Category: XI (2525). The winner Zhong Zhang qualified for Corus Group A (2004).

Sources

Wikipedia article: Tata Steel Chess Tournament#2003
Official website (https://www.tatasteelchess.com/arch...)
Chess.gr website (http://www.chess.gr/tourn/2003/coru...)
Ajedrez ND website (http://ajedreznd.com/2003/corus.html)
Szachowa Vistula website (http://szachowavistula.pl/vistula/c...)
TWIC report 27 January 2003 (http://theweekinchess.com/html/twic...)
ChessBase Chess News 10 January 2003 (https://en.chessbase.com/post/wijk-...)
Malcolm Pein in The Telegraph, 31 January 2003 (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture...)
Kjell Krantz in Tidskrift för Schack, March 2003, pp. 148-156 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)

Previous edition: Corus Group B (2002). Next: Corus Group B (2004). See also Corus Group A (2003) and Corus Invitation Tens (2003).

Original collections: Game Collection: Wijk aan Zee Group B 2003 by User: Chessdreamer and Game Collection: Corus Group B 2003 by User: Tabanus.

Round 1 January 11
Stellwagen vs Kosteniuk, 2003
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

D de Vreugt vs Hector, 2003
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 0-1

V Cmilyte vs Naiditsch, 2003
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

I Rogers vs Jonkman, 2003 
(C58) Two Knights, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Van der Wiel vs Koneru, 2003
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karjakin vs Zhong Zhang, 2003
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nijboer vs Acs, 2003
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 48 moves, 1-0

Round 2 January 12
Jonkman vs Van der Wiel, 2003
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hector vs Kosteniuk, 2003
(B89) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Koneru vs Karjakin, 2003
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zhong Zhang vs Stellwagen, 2003
(C00) French Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

D de Vreugt vs Nijboer, 2003
(B33) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Naiditsch vs I Rogers, 2003 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Acs vs V Cmilyte, 2003 
(B44) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3 January 14
Karjakin vs Jonkman, 2003
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Van der Wiel vs Naiditsch, 2003
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stellwagen vs Koneru, 2003
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Kosteniuk vs Zhong Zhang, 2003 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 0-1

Nijboer vs Hector, 2003 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

V Cmilyte vs D de Vreugt, 2003
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 0-1

I Rogers vs Acs, 2003 
(A22) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Round 4 January 15
Jonkman vs Stellwagen, 2003 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

Koneru vs Kosteniuk, 2003
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Acs vs Van der Wiel, 2003 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 37 moves, 1-0

Naiditsch vs Karjakin, 2003
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1-0

Hector vs Zhong Zhang, 2003
(B57) Sicilian, 61 moves, 0-1

D de Vreugt vs I Rogers, 2003
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nijboer vs V Cmilyte, 2003
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 70 moves, 1-0

Round 5 January 16
V Cmilyte vs Hector, 2003
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 60 moves, 0-1

I Rogers vs Nijboer, 2003
(A22) English, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karjakin vs Acs, 2003
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kosteniuk vs Jonkman, 2003 
(C45) Scotch Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Stellwagen vs Naiditsch, 2003 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 30 moves, 1-0

Van der Wiel vs D de Vreugt, 2003
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zhong Zhang vs Koneru, 2003 
(C22) Center Game, 95 moves, 1-0

Round 6 January 18
Hector vs Koneru, 2003 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Acs vs Stellwagen, 2003
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nijboer vs Van der Wiel, 2003 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 45 moves, 1-0

Jonkman vs Zhong Zhang, 2003 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 48 moves, 0-1

V Cmilyte vs I Rogers, 2003
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

D de Vreugt vs Karjakin, 2003
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Naiditsch vs Kosteniuk, 2003
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 59 moves, 1-0

Round 7 January 19
Karjakin vs Nijboer, 2003 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 28 moves, 1-0

Stellwagen vs D de Vreugt, 2003
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Rogers vs Hector, 2003
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zhong Zhang vs Naiditsch, 2003 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

Van der Wiel vs V Cmilyte, 2003
(B33) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Koneru vs Jonkman, 2003
(A06) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Kosteniuk vs Acs, 2003 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 133 moves, 1-0

Round 8 January 20
D de Vreugt vs Kosteniuk, 2003
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 38 moves, 0-1

V Cmilyte vs Karjakin, 2003 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 40 moves, 1-0

Naiditsch vs Koneru, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Nijboer vs Stellwagen, 2003
(C11) French, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Rogers vs Van der Wiel, 2003
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Acs vs Zhong Zhang, 2003
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hector vs Jonkman, 2003 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9 January 21
Stellwagen vs V Cmilyte, 2003
(B30) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Koneru vs Acs, 2003
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs I Rogers, 2003 
(B01) Scandinavian, 59 moves, 1-0

Kosteniuk vs Nijboer, 2003
(B33) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Van der Wiel vs Hector, 2003
(C45) Scotch Game, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Jonkman vs Naiditsch, 2003 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 37 moves, 1-0

Zhong Zhang vs D de Vreugt, 2003 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Round 10 January 23
V Cmilyte vs Kosteniuk, 2003 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nijboer vs Zhong Zhang, 2003 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

D de Vreugt vs Koneru, 2003
(C10) French, 39 moves, 1-0

I Rogers vs Stellwagen, 2003 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

Acs vs Jonkman, 2003
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hector vs Naiditsch, 2003
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Van der Wiel vs Karjakin, 2003
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11 January 24
Kosteniuk vs I Rogers, 2003
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Stellwagen vs Van der Wiel, 2003
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 32 moves, 0-1

Zhong Zhang vs V Cmilyte, 2003
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Naiditsch vs Acs, 2003
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 55 moves, 0-1

Koneru vs Nijboer, 2003
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karjakin vs Hector, 2003
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Jonkman vs D de Vreugt, 2003
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 56 moves, 0-1

Round 12 January 25
Hector vs Acs, 2003
(B56) Sicilian, 45 moves, 0-1

D de Vreugt vs Naiditsch, 2003
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

Nijboer vs Jonkman, 2003
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

Van der Wiel vs Kosteniuk, 2003
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 67 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs Stellwagen, 2003
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Cmilyte vs Koneru, 2003 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 79 moves, 0-1

I Rogers vs Zhong Zhang, 2003 
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 13 January 26
Naiditsch vs Nijboer, 2003
(B33) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Kosteniuk vs Karjakin, 2003
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stellwagen vs Hector, 2003
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Acs vs D de Vreugt, 2003
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Jonkman vs V Cmilyte, 2003
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 41 moves, 1-0

Zhong Zhang vs Van der Wiel, 2003
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 61 moves, 1-0

Koneru vs I Rogers, 2003
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 70 moves, 1-0

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