Corus 05: Wijk aan Zee Super-GM begins

1/14/2005 – This Saturday, at 13:30 hours European time, the 2005 edition of the Corus Chess Tournament begins. The Super GM Group A has players ranked 2-9 in the world and an Elo average over 14 players of 2721. Group B averages 2564 and 23 years of age. Here's your ChessBase guide to Wijk.

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Corus Chess Tournament
Wijk aan Zee 14 – 30 January 2005

Official web site ChessBase reports

The event is being held from January 14 to 30 (first and last rounds) at the De Moriaan Community Centre in Wijk aan Zee, Holland. A special commentary pavilion is located a minute's walk away, on the village green.

There are three main tournaments, all 14-player round robins. The rounds start at 13.30 hours, except for the last round on 30 January, which begins at 12.30 hours (Grandmaster Group C at 11.30 hours). There are rest days on January 19, 24 and 27. The rate of play in groups A and B is 40 moves in 2 hours, followed by 20 moves in 1 hour and 30 minutes to finish the game. In group C it is 40 moves in 2 hours, plus 1 hour for the rest of the game.

Ratings of the participants of the different groups

Participants

Grandmaster Group A
Title Name
Country
Rating
Pos
GM Viswanathan Anand
IND
2786
2
GM Veselin Topalov
BUL
2757
3
GM Vladimir Kramnik
RUS
2754
4
GM Peter Leko
HUN
2749
5
GM Alexander Morozevich
RUS
2741
6
GM Michael Adams
ENG
2741
7
GM Peter Svidler
RUS
2735
8
GM Judit Polgar
HUN
2728
9
GM Alexander Grischuk
RUS
2710
13
GM Ruslan Ponomariov
UKR
2700
16
GM Ivan Sokolov
NED
2685
20
GM Loek van Wely
NED
2679
24
GM Nigel Short
ENG
2674
29
GM Lazaro Bruzon
CUB
2652
47
Average rating : 2721, Category : 19


Grandmaster Group B
Title Name
Country
Rating
Pos
GM Predrag Nikolic
BIH
2676
28
GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
AZE
2657
43
GM Alexander Onischuk
USA
2652
47
GM Peter Heine Nielsen
DEN
2648
50
GM Sergey Karjakin
UKR
2599
132
GM Ivan Cheparinov
BUL
2572
210
GM Magnus Carlsen
NOR
2553
276
GM Friso Nijboer
NED
2549
297
GM Daniel Stellwagen
NED
2524
444
IM Sipke Ernst
NED
2509
556
GM Alejandro Ramirez
CRC
2507
581
GM Antoaneta Stefanova
BUL
2491
687
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk
RUS
2490
694
GM Jan Smeets
NED
2475
850
Average rating : 2564, Category : 13

The participants in the Grandmaster Group B have an average age of 23 years. Among the 14 participants are seven teenagers (Mamedyarov, Carlsen, Cheparinov, Karjakin, Ramirez, Smeets and Stellwagen). Magnus Carlsen is 14, Sergey Karjakin turned 15 on January 12.. Antoaneta Stefanova is the reigning women's world champion, Alexandra Kosteniuk the European women's champion.

Grandmaster Group C
Title Name
Country
Rating
Pos
GM Evgeny Alekseev
RUS
2605
114
GM Alexey Korotylev
RUS
2603
118
IM Erwin L’Ami
NED
2531
396
GM Vladimir Georgiev
MKD
2517
490
WGM Natalia Zhukova
UKR
2465
957
IM Manuel Bosboom
NED
2426
1529
GM Harmen Jonkman
NED
2399
2222
IM Leon Pliester
NED
2383
2649
- Wouter Spoelman
NED
2381
2699
WGM Tea Lanchava
NED
2366
3146
WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova
AZE
2349
3679
- Parimarjan Negi
IND
2316
5032
WIM Bianca Muhren
NED
2295
6173
- Joost Wempe
NED
2265
8041
Average rating : 2422, Category : 7


Vishy Anand

Veselin Topalov

Vladimir Kramnik

Peter Leko

Alexander Morozevich

Michael Adams

Peter Svidler

Judit Polgar

Alexander Grischuk

Ruslan Ponomariov

Ivan Sokolov

Loek van Wely

Nigel Short

Lazaro Bruzon

Sergey Karjakin

Magnus Carlsen

Daniel Stellwagen

Alejandro Ramirez

Antoaneta Stefanova

Alexandra Kosteniuk

Schedule

Round one – Sat. 15.01.2005
Alexander Grischuk
Viswanathan Anand
Nigel Short
Michael Adams
Alexander Morozevich
Loek van Wely
Lazaro Bruzon
Vladimir Kramnik
Veselin Topalov
Ruslan Ponomariov
Judit Polgar
Peter Svidler
Ivan Sokolov
Peter Leko
Round two – Sun. 16.01.2005
Viswanathan Anand
Peter Leko
Peter Svidler
Ivan Sokolov
Ruslan Ponomariov
Judit Polgar
Vladimir Kramnik
Veselin Topalov
Loek van Wely
Lazaro Bruzon
Michael Adams
Alexander Morozevich
Alexander Grischuk
Nigel Short
Round three – Mon. 17.01.2005
Nigel Short
Viswanathan Anand
Alexander Morozevich
Alexander Grischuk
Lazaro Bruzon
Michael Adams
Veselin Topalov
Loek van Wely
Judit Polgar
Vladimir Kramnik
Ivan Sokolov
Ruslan Ponomariov
Peter Leko
Peter Svidler
Round four – Tues. 18.01.2005
Viswanathan Anand
Peter Svidler
Ruslan Ponomariov
Peter Leko
Vladimir Kramnik
Ivan Sokolov
Loek van Wely
Judit Polgar
Michael Adams
Veselin Topalov
Alexander Grischuk
Lazaro Bruzon
Nigel Short
Alexander Morozevich
Round five – Thurs. 20.01.2005
Alexander Morozevich
Viswanathan Anand
Lazaro Bruzon
Nigel Short
Veselin Topalov
Alexander Grischuk
Judit Polgar
Michael Adams
Ivan Sokolov
Loek van Wely
Peter Leko
Vladimir Kramnik
Peter Svidler
Ruslan Ponomariov
Round six – Fri. 21.01.2005
Viswanathan Anand
Ruslan Ponomariov
Vladimir Kramnik
Peter Svidler
Loek van Wely
Peter Leko
Michael Adams
Ivan Sokolov
Alexander Grischuk
Judit Polgar
Nigel Short
Veselin Topalov
Alexander Morozevich
Lazaro Bruzon
Round seven – Sat. 22.01.2005
Lazaro Bruzon
Viswanathan Anand
Veselin Topalov
Alexander Morozevich
Judit Polgar
Nigel Short
Ivan Sokolov
Alexander Grischuk
Peter Leko
Michael Adams
Peter Svidler
Loek van Wely
Ruslan Ponomariov
Vladimir Kramnik
Round eight – Sun. 23.01.2005
Viswanathan Anand
Vladimir Kramnik
Loek van Wely
Ruslan Ponomariov
Michael Adams
Peter Svidler
Alexander Grischuk
Peter Leko
Nigel Short
Ivan Sokolov
Alexander Morozevich
Judit Polgar
Lazaro Bruzon
Veselin Topalov
Round nine – Tues. 25.01.2005
Veselin Topalov
Viswanathan Anand
Judit Polgar
Lazaro Bruzon
Ivan Sokolov
Alexander Morozevich
Peter Leko
Nigel Short
Peter Svidler
Alexander Grischuk
Ruslan Ponomariov
Michael Adams
Vladimir Kramnik
Loek van Wely
Round ten – Wed 26.01.2005
Viswanathan Anand
Loek van Wely
Michael Adams
Vladimir Kramnik
Alexander Grischuk
Ruslan Ponomariov
Nigel Short
Peter Svidler
Alexander Morozevich
Peter Leko
Lazaro Bruzon
Ivan Sokolov
Veselin Topalov
Judit Polgar
Round eleven – Fri. 28.01.2005
Judit Polgar
Viswanathan Anand
Ivan Sokolov
Veselin Topalov
Peter Leko
Lazaro Bruzon
Peter Svidler
Alexander Morozevich
Ruslan Ponomariov
Nigel Short
Vladimir Kramnik
Alexander Grischuk
Loek van Wely
Michael Adams
Round twelve – Sat. 29.01.2005
Viswanathan Anand
Michael Adams
Alexander Grischuk
Loek van Wely
Nigel Short
Vladimir Kramnik
Alexander Morozevich
Ruslan Ponomariov
Lazaro Bruzon
Peter Svidler
Veselin Topalov
Peter Leko
Judit Polgar
Ivan Sokolov
Round thirteen – Sun. 30.01.2005
Ivan Sokolov
Viswanathan Anand
Peter Leko
Judit Polgar
Peter Svidler
Veselin Topalov
Ruslan Ponomariov
Lazaro Bruzon
Vladimir Kramnik
Alexander Morozevich
Loek van Wely
Nigel Short
Michael Adams
Alexander Grischuk

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