Wijk 04: Ivanchuk beats van Wely, Shirov wins yet again

1/19/2010 – Vassily Ivanchuk needed 26 moves to finish off Loek van Wely. Magnus Carlsen had Nigel Short on the ropes, but let the British GM escape with a draw. Kramnik was in trouble against Tiviakov but survived. Alexei Shirov scored his fourth win in succession, to lead with a 4.0/4 score and a 3483 performance. You'd think that was a record, but he will have to win the next five games to do that. Curious?

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Wijk aan Zee 2010 – Round four report

Report by Steve Giddins / photos by Fred Lucas


"Playing Waves" – a Sculpture Park Sea of Steel by artist Jaak Soans Estland


Top seed Magnus Carlsen strides through the playing hall in round four

Results of the day

Group A: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 19th

Vishy Anand - Hikaru Nakamura

½-½

Magnus Carlsen - Nigel Short

½-½

Vassily Ivanchuk - Loek van Wely

 1-0

Alexei Shirov - Jan Smeets

 1-0

Vladimir Kramnik - Sergey Tiviakov

½-½

Sergey Karjakin - Fabiano Caruana

½-½

Leinier Dominguez - Peter Leko

½-½
Group B: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 19th

Erwin l'Ami - Varuzhan Akobian

 1-0

Parimarjan Negi - Wesley So

½-½

Pentala Harikrishna - Arkadij Naiditsch

 1-0

Liviu Nisipeanu - Anna Muzychuk

½-½

Dimitri Reinderman - David Howell

 0-1

Ni Hua - Anish Giri

½-½

Emil Sutovsky - Tomi Nyback

 0-1
Group C: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 19th

Soumya Swaminathan - Li Chao

 0-1

Robin van Kampen - Sjoerd Plukkel

 1-0

Kjetil Lie - Daniele Vocaturo

 1-0

Nils Grandelius - Benjamin Bok

 0-1

Abhijeet Gupta - Peng Zhaoqin

½-½

Ray Robson - Stefan Kuipers

 1-0

Robin Swinkels - Mariya Muzychuk

 1-0

Shirov wins again! The Latvian superstar won his fourth straight game, but in case you are wondering, it is not a record for the event – indeed, Shirov is still only halfway towards the 8/8 start made by Victor Korchnoi in 1968! The manner of Shirov's win was rather reminiscent of another great, his legendary countryman, Mikhail Tal. After labouring to prove anything substantial against the Petroff, Shirov made an objectively rather dubious piece sacrifice. However, it created enough practical problems to drive his opponent, Jan Smeets, into extreme time-trouble, and, despite the 30-second increment, the Dutchman blundered fatally in an unclear position.

Shirov - Smeets [C42]
Corus Chess 2010 Wijk aan Zee (4), 19.01.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.0-0 Be7 8.c4 Nb4 9.Be2 0-0 10.Nc3 Bf5 11.a3 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Nc6 13.Re1 Re8 14.cxd5 Qxd5 15.Bf4 Rac8 16.h3 h6 17.Nd2 Na5 18.Nf1 Qb3 19.Qd2 Nc4 20.Bxc4 Qxc4 21.Ne3 Qb5 22.c4 Qd7 23.c5 Bg6 24.Rac1 c6 25.Nc4 f6

26.Bxh6?! gxh6 27.Qxh6 Bh7 28.Re3 Bf8 29.Rg3+ Kh8 30.Qxf6+ Bg7 31.Qg5 Bxd4 32.Rd1 Rf8 33.Kh2

33...Rcd8?? [33...Rce8 is unclear] 34.Ne5 Qc7 35.Rxd4! Rxd4 36.Ng6+ Kg7 [36...Bxg6 37.Qh6+ Qh7 38.Qxf8+ Qg8 39.Qxg8+ Kxg8 40.Rxg6+ wins] 37.Nxf8+ 1-0. [Click to replay]

Van Wely slumped to his third straight defeat. Ivanchuk chose the relatively rare 8.Qe2, and six moves later, van Wely was as good as lost.

Ivanchuk,V (2749) - Van Wely,L (2641) [B96]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 19.01.2010
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Nbd7 8.Qe2 Qc7 9.0-0-0 b5 10.a3 Be7 11.g4 Rb8 12.Bg2 b4 13.axb4 Rxb4

14.e5! dxe5 15.Nc6 Bb7. 15...Rb6 16.Nxe7 Bb7 17.Bxb7 Rxb7 18.fxe5 Nxe5 19.Rde1 Ned7 20.Qxa6 1–0 Spraggett,K (2631)-Czakon,J (2482)/San Sebastian 2007. 16.Nxb4 Bxb4 17.fxe5 Bxc3 18.exf6 gxf6 19.bxc3 fxg5 20.Bxb7 Qxb7 21.h4 Qc7 22.hxg5 Qxc3 23.Qxa6 Nc5 24.Qa8+ Ke7 25.Qa7+ Kf8 26.Rhf1 1-0. [Click to replay]

Magnus Carlsen looked to be well on the way to his third successive win. However, after establishing a large advantage against Short's offbeat opening choice, he missed two potentially winning moves, to the anguish of his watching trainer.


Deep Thought – Magnus Carlsen in his round four game against Nigel Short

Carlsen,M (2810) - Short,N (2696) [B01]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 19.01.2010
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4 4.Nf3 Nxd5 5.h3 Bxf3 6.Qxf3 c6 7.Be2 g6 8.0-0 Bg7 9.Rd1 0-0 10.c4 Nc7 11.Qe4 f5 12.Qe3 Kh8 13.Nc3 Nd7 14.b3 Qe8 15.f4 Qf7 16.Bb2 Rad8 17.Bf3 Bf6 18.Rd2 Qg7 19.Rad1 g5 20.Ne2 Rg8 21.Kf1 h6 22.Ng3 Qg6

23.Qd3? Fritz gives two lines as winning for White: 23.Bh5 Qh7 24.Rf2 e6 25.Bf3 Qg6 26.Kg1 gxf4 27.Qxf4 e5 28.dxe5 Ne6 29.Qxf5 Qxf5 30.Nxf5 Nxe5 31.Rxd8 Rxd8 32.Bh5 Ng7 33.g4 Ne6+–; and 23.Nh5 (Yasser Seirawan proposed this during the game in his live commentary on Playchess) 23...g4 24.hxg4 fxg4 25.Nxf6 exf6 26.Be4 Qh5 27.d5 cxd5 28.cxd5 Rge8 29.d6 Ne6 30.Kg1 Nec5 31.Rd5 Qf7 32.R5d4 Nxe4+–.

23...gxf4 24.Nh5 Nc5 25.Qc2 Ne4 26.Re2?! [26.Bxe4 Qxh5 27.Bxf5 is still better for White] 26...Ng3+ 27.Nxg3 fxg3 28.d5 cxd5 29.cxd5 Bxb2

30.Qxb2+? Here 30.Rxe7! preserves some advantage. 30...Qg7 31.Qc1 Rd7 32.Rde1 Rf8 33.Re5 Nb5 34.Qc5 Nd6 35.Qxa7 Ne4 36.Qd4 e6 37.Rd1 exd5 38.Rxd5 Rxd5 39.Qxg7+ Kxg7 40.Rxd5 Kf6 41.Bxe4 fxe4 42.Ke2 Ke6 43.Rd4 Rf2+ 44.Ke3 Rxg2 45.Rxe4+ Kd5 46.Rd4+ Ke5 47.Re4+ ½–½. A great battle, and full credit to Short, for a brave fighting display. [Click to replay]


Got away with it – using some brave fighting defence: Nigel Short


Viswanathan Anand scored his fourth consecutive draw, this time against...


US grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, who played the Dutch Defence against the World Champion


Afterwards the two analyse their game in the press center

Anand-Nakamura was a fairly quiet draw, despite starting 1.d4 f5. Dominguez-Leko saw a fascinating tactical battle from a Marshall, but the engines were announcing the draw from as early as move 24.


Cuban GM Leinier Dominguez Perez who, like Anand, has scored 50%

Dominguez Perez,L (2712) - Leko,P (2739) [C89]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 19.01.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Qe2 Bd7 16.Qf1 Qf5 17.Nd2 Rae8 18.f3 Nf6 19.a4 c5 20.Rxe8 Rxe8 21.Ne4 Rxe4 22.fxe4 Qxe4 23.Bf4 Bc6 24.d5 c4

25.Bxd6 Qxd5 26.Bd1 Qh1+ 27.Kf2 Qxh2+ 28.Ke1 Qxb2 29.Ra3 Ne4 30.Qf4 Qg2 31.Be2 Qg1+ 32.Bf1 g5 33.Qf3 Nd2 34.Qxc6 Qxf1+ 35.Kxd2 Qf2+ 36.Kc1 Qe1+ ½–½. [Click to replay]

Karjakin-Caruana saw White achieve the typical structural advantage from an Exchange Spanish, but Black held the draw without too much difficulty. Tiviakov had Kramnik in serious trouble, but the win slipped away in time-trouble.


Alexei Shirov preparing for his fourth win in Wijk 2010

Kramnik,V (2788) - Tiviakov,S (2662) [E21]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 19.01.2010
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 b6 5.e3 Bb7 6.Bd3 c5 7.0-0 0-0 8.Bd2 cxd4 9.exd4 d5 10.cxd5 Nxd5 11.Qe2 Be7 12.Rfe1 Nd7 13.Rad1 N7f6 14.Ne5 Rc8 15.Bb1 Nxc3 16.bxc3 Qd5 17.f3 Rc7 18.Qf2 b5 19.Qg3 Rfc8 20.Qh3 g6 21.Bg5 Nh5 22.Bd2 b4 23.c4 Qxd4+ 24.Kh1 Qh4 25.Qg4 Qxg4 26.fxg4 Ng7 27.Bf4 g5 28.Bg3 f6 29.Nf3 e5

30.Nxe5 fxe5 31.Bxe5 Rxc4 32.Bxg7 Rxg4 33.h3 Rxg2 34.Be4 Bxe4 35.Rxe4 Kxg7 36.Kxg2 ½-½. [Click to replay]


The leader by a full point: Alexei Shirov with 4.0/4 and a performance so far of 3483


The winner of the Politicians competition, Johan van Hulst – did we mention, he is 99 years old?


All photos by Studio Fred Lucas


Standings

Group A

Group B

Group C


Video reports by Europe Echecs


Europe Echecs video report by GM Robert Fontaine

Schedule of commentators

16th Jan  

FM Valeri Lilov

5:00 p.m.

17th Jan

GM Yasser Seirawan  

5:00 p.m.

18th Jan

GM Yasser Seirawan

2:15 p.m.

19th Jan

GM Yasser Seirawan

2:15 p.m.

20th Jan

Free Day

 

21st Jan

GM Daniel King

6:00 p.m.

22nd Jan

GM Daniel King

6:00 p.m.

23rd Jan

GM Yasser Seirawan

2:15 p.m.

24th Jan  

GM Yasser Seirawan  

2:15 p.m.

25th Jan

Free Day

 

26th Jan

GM Yasser Seirawan

2:15 p.m.

27th Jan

GM Daniel King

6:00 p.m.

28th Jan

Free Day

 

29th Jan

GM Daniel King

6:00 p.m.

30th Jan

GM Yasser Seirawan

2:15 p.m.

31st Jan

GM Yasser Seirawan

1:00 p.m.


Schedule and results of Grandmaster Group A

Group A: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 16th

Sergey Karjakin - Vishy Anand

½-½

Leinier Dominguez - Vladimir Kramnik

½-½

Peter Leko - Alexei Shirov

 0-1

Fabiano Caruana - Vassily Ivanchuk

½-½

Sergey Tiviakov - Magnus Carlsen

½-½

Jan Smeets - Hikaru Nakamura

½-½

Loek van Wely - Nigel Short

 1-0
Group A: Round 2 - Sun. Jan. 17th

Vishy Anand - Nigel Short

½-½

Hikaru Nakamura - Loek van Wely

 1-0

Magnus Carlsen - Jan Smeets

 1-0

Vassily Ivanchuk - Sergey Tiviakov

½-½

Alexei Shirov - Fabiano Caruana

 1-0

Vladimir Kramnik - Peter Leko

½-½

Sergey Karjakin - Leinier Dominguez

½-½
Group A: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 18th

Leinier Dominguez - Vishy Anand

½-½

Peter Leko - Sergey Karjakin

½-½

Fabiano Caruana - Vladimir Kramnik

½-½

Sergey Tiviakov - Alexei Shirov

 0-1

Jan Smeets - Vassily Ivanchuk

 0-1

Loek van Wely - Magnus Carlsen

 0-1

Nigel Short - Hikaru Nakamura

 0-1
Group A: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 19th

Vishy Anand - Hikaru Nakamura

½-½

Magnus Carlsen - Nigel Short

½-½

Vassily Ivanchuk - Loek van Wely

 1-0

Alexei Shirov - Jan Smeets

 1-0

Vladimir Kramnik - Sergey Tiviakov

½-½

Sergey Karjakin - Fabiano Caruana

½-½

Leinier Dominguez - Peter Leko

½-½
Wednesday, January 20th – Free day
Group A: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 21st

Peter Leko - Vishy Anand

 

Fabiano Caruana - Leinier Dominguez

 

Sergey Tiviakov - Sergey Karjakin

 

Jan Smeets - Vladimir Kramnik

 

Loek van Wely - Alexei Shirov

 

Nigel Short - Vassily Ivanchuk

 

Hikaru Nakamura - Magnus Carlsen

 
Group A: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 22nd

Vishy Anand - Magnus Carlsen

 

Vassily Ivanchuk - Hikaru Nakamura

 

Alexei Shirov - Nigel Short

 

Vladimir Kramnik - Loek van Wely

 

Sergey Karjakin - Jan Smeets

 

Leinier Dominguez - Sergey Tiviakov

 

Peter Leko - Fabiano Caruana

 
Group A: Round 7- Sat. Jan. 23rd

Fabiano Caruana - Vishy Anand

 

Sergey Tiviakov - Peter Leko

 

Jan Smeets - Leinier Dominguez

 

Loek van Wely - Sergey Karjakin

 

Nigel Short - Vladimir Kramnik

 

Hikaru Nakamura - Alexei Shirov

 

Magnus Carlsen - Vassily Ivanchuk

 
Group A: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 24th

Vishy Anand - Vassily Ivanchuk

 

Alexei Shirov - Magnus Carlsen

 

Vladimir Kramnik - Hikaru Nakamura

 

Sergey Karjakin - Nigel Short

 

Leinier Dominguez - Loek van Wely

 

Peter Leko - Jan Smeets

 

Fabiano Caruana - Sergey Tiviakov

 
Monday, January 25th – Free day
Group A: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 26th

Sergey Tiviakov - Vishy Anand

 

Jan Smeets - Fabiano Caruana

 

Loek van Wely - Peter Leko

 

Nigel Short - Leinier Dominguez

 

Hikaru Nakamura - Sergey Karjakin

 

Magnus Carlsen - Vladimir Kramnik

 

Vassily Ivanchuk - Alexei Shirov

 
Group A: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 27th

Vishy Anand - Alexei Shirov

 

Vladimir Kramnik - Vassily Ivanchuk

 

Sergey Karjakin - Magnus Carlsen

 

Leinier Dominguez - Hikaru Nakamura

 

Peter Leko - Nigel Short

 

Fabiano Caruana - Loek van Wely

 

Sergey Tiviakov - Jan Smeets

 
Thursday, January 28th – Free day
Group A: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 29th

Jan Smeets - Vishy Anand

 

Loek van Wely - Sergey Tiviakov

 

Nigel Short - Fabiano Caruana

 

Hikaru Nakamura - Peter Leko

 

Magnus Carlsen - Leinier Dominguez

 

Vassily Ivanchuk - Sergey Karjakin

 

Alexei Shirov - Vladimir Kramnik

 
Group A: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 30th

Vishy Anand - Vladimir Kramnik

 

Sergey Karjakin - Alexei Shirov

 

Leinier Dominguez - Vassily Ivanchuk

 

Peter Leko - Magnus Carlsen

 

Fabiano Caruana - Hikaru Nakamura

 

Sergey Tiviakov - Nigel Short

 

Jan Smeets - Loek van Wely

 
Group A: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 31st

Loek van Wely - Vishy Anand

 

Nigel Short - Jan Smeets

 

Hikaru Nakamura - Sergey Tiviakov

 

Magnus Carlsen - Fabiano Caruana

 

Vassily Ivanchuk - Peter Leko

 

Alexei Shirov - Leinier Dominguez

 

Vladimir Kramnik - Sergey Karjakin

 

Schedule and results of Grandmaster Group B

Group B: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 16th

Ni Hua - Erwin l'Ami

½-½

Emil Sutovsky - Dimitri Reinderman

 1-0

Tomi Nyback - Liviu Nisipeanu

 0-1

Anish Giri - Pentala Harikrishna

 1-0

David Howell - Parimarjan Negi

½-½

Anna Muzychuk - Varuzhan Akobian

½-½

Arkadij Naiditsch - Wesley So

½-½
Group B: Round 2 - Sun. Jan. 17th

Erwin l'Ami - Wesley So

½-½

Varuzhan Akobian - Arkadij Naiditsch

 0-1

Parimarjan Negi - Anna Muzychuk

½-½

Pentala Harikrishna - David Howell

½-½

Liviu Nisipeanu - Anish Giri

 0-1

Dimitri Reinderman - Tomi Nyback

 0-1

Ni Hua - Emil Sutovsky

 1-0
Group B: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 18th

Emil Sutovsky - Erwin l'Ami

½-½

Tomi Nyback - Ni Hua

 0-1

Anish Giri - Dimitri Reinderman

½-½

David Howell - Liviu Nisipeanu

½-½

Anna Muzychuk - Pentala Harikrishna

 0-1

Arkadij Naiditsch - Parimarjan Negi

½-½

Wesley So - Varuzhan Akobian

½-½
Group B: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 19th

Erwin l'Ami - Varuzhan Akobian

 1-0

Parimarjan Negi - Wesley So

½-½

Pentala Harikrishna - Arkadij Naiditsch

 1-0

Liviu Nisipeanu - Anna Muzychuk

½-½

Dimitri Reinderman - David Howell

 0-1

Ni Hua - Anish Giri

½-½

Emil Sutovsky - Tomi Nyback

 0-1
Wednesday, January 20th – Free day
Group B: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 21st

Tomi Nyback - Erwin l'Ami

 

Anish Giri - Emil Sutovsky

 

David Howell - Ni Hua

 

Anna Muzychuk - Dimitri Reinderman

 

Arkadij Naiditsch - Liviu Nisipeanu

 

Wesley So - Pentala Harikrishna

 

Varuzhan Akobian - Parimarjan Negi

 
Group B: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 22nd

Erwin l'Ami - Parimarjan Negi

 

Pentala Harikrishna - Varuzhan Akobian

 

Liviu Nisipeanu - Wesley So

 

Dimitri Reinderman - Arkadij Naiditsch

 

Ni Hua - Anna Muzychuk

 

Emil Sutovsky - David Howell

 

Tomi Nyback - Anish Giri

 
Group B: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 23rd

Anish Giri - Erwin l'Ami

 

David Howell - Tomi Nyback

 

Anna Muzychuk - Emil Sutovsky

 

Arkadij Naiditsch - Ni Hua

 

Wesley So - Dimitri Reinderman

 

Varuzhan Akobian - Liviu Nisipeanu

 

Parimarjan Negi - Pentala Harikrishna

 
Group B: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 24th

Erwin l'Ami - Pentala Harikrishna

 

Liviu Nisipeanu - Parimarjan Negi

 

Dimitri Reinderman - Varuzhan Akobian

 

Ni Hua - Wesley So

 

Emil Sutovsky - Arkadij Naiditsch

 

Tomi Nyback - Anna Muzychuk

 

Anish Giri - David Howell

 
Monday, January 25th – Free day
Group B: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 26th

David Howell - Erwin l'Ami

 

Anna Muzychuk - Anish Giri

 

Arkadij Naiditsch - Tomi Nyback

 

Wesley So - Emil Sutovsky

 

Varuzhan Akobian - Ni Hua

 

Parimarjan Negi - Dimitri Reinderman

 

Pentala Harikrishna - Liviu Nisipeanu

 
Group B: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 27th

Erwin l'Ami - Liviu Nisipeanu

 

Dimitri Reinderman - Pentala Harikrishna

 

Ni Hua - Parimarjan Negi

 

Emil Sutovsky - Varuzhan Akobian

 

Tomi Nyback - Wesley So

 

Anish Giri - Arkadij Naiditsch

 

David Howell - Anna Muzychuk

 
Thursday, January 28th – Free day
Group B: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 29th

Anna Muzychuk - Erwin l'Ami

 

Arkadij Naiditsch - David Howell

 

Wesley So - Anish Giri

 

Varuzhan Akobian - Tomi Nyback

 

Parimarjan Negi - Emil Sutovsky

 

Pentala Harikrishna - Ni Hua

 

Liviu Nisipeanu - Dimitri Reinderman

 
Group B: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 30th

Erwin l'Ami - Dimitri Reinderman

 

Ni Hua - Liviu Nisipeanu

 

Emil Sutovsky - Pentala Harikrishna

 

Tomi Nyback - Parimarjan Negi

 

Anish Giri - Varuzhan Akobian

 

David Howell - Wesley So

 

Anna Muzychuk - Arkadij Naiditsch

 
Group B: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 31st

Arkadij Naiditsch - Erwin l'Ami

 

Wesley So - Anna Muzychuk

 

Varuzhan Akobian - David Howell

 

Parimarjan Negi - Anish Giri

 

Pentala Harikrishna - Tomi Nyback

 

Liviu Nisipeanu - Emil Sutovsky

 

Dimitri Reinderman - Ni Hua

 

Schedule and results of Grandmaster Group C

Group C: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 16th

Ray Robson - Soumya Swaminathan

 1-0

Robin Swinkels - Abhijeet Gupta

½-½

Mariya Muzychuk - Nils Grandelius

 0-1

Stefan Kuipers - Kjetil Lie

½-½

Peng Zhaoqin - Robin van Kampen

½-½

Benjamin Bok - Li Chao

 0-1

Daniele Vocaturo - Sjoerd Plukkel

 1-0
Group C: Round 2 - Sun. Jan. 17th

Soumya Swaminathan - Sjoerd Plukkel

½-½

Li Chao - Daniele Vocaturo

½-½

Robin van Kampen - Benjamin Bok

½-½

Kjetil Lie - Peng Zhaoqin

 0-1

Nils Grandelius - Stefan Kuipers

 0-1

Abhijeet Gupta - Mariya Muzychuk

½-½

Ray Robson - Robin Swinkels

 1-0
Group C: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 18th

Robin Swinkels - Soumya Swaminathan

 1-0

Mariya Muzychuk - Ray Robson

½-½

Stefan Kuipers - Abhijeet Gupta

 0-1

Peng Zhaoqin - Nils Grandelius

½-½

Benjamin Bok - Kjetil Lie

 0-1

Daniele Vocaturo - Robin van Kampen

 1-0

Sjoerd Plukkel - Li Chao

 0-1
Group C: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 19th

Soumya Swaminathan - Li Chao

 0-1

Robin van Kampen - Sjoerd Plukkel

 1-0

Kjetil Lie - Daniele Vocaturo

 1-0

Nils Grandelius - Benjamin Bok

 0-1

Abhijeet Gupta - Peng Zhaoqin

½-½

Ray Robson - Stefan Kuipers

 1-0

Robin Swinkels - Mariya Muzychuk

 1-0
Wednesday, January 20th – Free day
Group C: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 21st

Mariya Muzychuk - Soumya Swaminathan

 

Stefan Kuipers - Robin Swinkels

 

Peng Zhaoqin - Ray Robson

 

Benjamin Bok - Abhijeet Gupta

 

Daniele Vocaturo - Nils Grandelius

 

Sjoerd Plukkel - Kjetil Lie

 

Li Chao - Robin van Kampen

 
Group C: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 22nd

Soumya Swaminathan - Robin v. Kampen

 

Kjetil Lie - Li Chao

 

Nils Grandelius - Sjoerd Plukkel

 

Abhijeet Gupta - Daniele Vocaturo

 

Ray Robson - Benjamin Bok

 

Robin Swinkels - Peng Zhaoqin

 

Mariya Muzychuk - Stefan Kuipers

 
Group C: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 23rd

Stefan Kuipers - Soumya Swaminathan

 

Peng Zhaoqin - Mariya Muzychuk

 

Benjamin Bok - Robin Swinkels

 

Daniele Vocaturo - Ray Robson

 

Sjoerd Plukkel - Abhijeet Gupta

 

Li Chao - Nils Grandelius

 

Robin van Kampen - Kjetil Lie

 
Group C: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 24th

Soumya Swaminathan - Kjetil Lie

 

Nils Grandelius - Robin van Kampen

 

Abhijeet Gupta - Li Chao

 

Ray Robson - Sjoerd Plukkel

 

Robin Swinkels - Daniele Vocaturo

 

Mariya Muzychuk - Benjamin Bok

 

Stefan Kuipers - Peng Zhaoqin

 
Monday, January 25th – Free day
Group C: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 26th

Peng Zhaoqin - Soumya Swaminathan

 

Benjamin Bok - Stefan Kuipers

 

Daniele Vocaturo - Mariya Muzychuk

 

Sjoerd Plukkel - Robin Swinkels

 

Li Chao - Ray Robson

 

Robin van Kampen - Abhijeet Gupta

 

Kjetil Lie - Nils Grandelius

 
Group C: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 27th

Soumya Swaminathan - Nils Grandelius

 

Abhijeet Gupta - Kjetil Lie

 

Ray Robson - Robin van Kampen

 

Robin Swinkels - Li Chao

 

Mariya Muzychuk - Sjoerd Plukkel

 

Stefan Kuipers - Daniele Vocaturo

 

Peng Zhaoqin - Benjamin Bok

 
Thursday, January 28th – Free day
Group C: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 29th

Benjamin Bok - Soumya Swaminathan

 

Daniele Vocaturo - Peng Zhaoqin

 

Sjoerd Plukkel - Stefan Kuipers

 

Li Chao - Mariya Muzychuk

 

Robin van Kampen - Robin Swinkels

 

Kjetil Lie - Ray Robson

 

Nils Grandelius - Abhijeet Gupta

 
Group C: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 30th

Soumya Swaminathan - Abhijeet Gupta

 

Ray Robson - Nils Grandelius

 

Robin Swinkels - Kjetil Lie

 

Mariya Muzychuk - Robin van Kampen

 

Stefan Kuipers - Li Chao

 

Peng Zhaoqin - Sjoerd Plukkel

 

Benjamin Bok - Daniele Vocaturo

 
Group C: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 31st

Daniele Vocaturo - Soumya Swaminathan

 

Sjoerd Plukkel - Benjamin Bok

 

Li Chao - Peng Zhaoqin

 

Robin van Kampen - Stefan Kuipers

 

Kjetil Lie - Mariya Muzychuk

 

Nils Grandelius - Robin Swinkels

 

Abhijeet Gupta - Ray Robson

 

Schedule (playing days)

January 2010
M T W T F S S
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Games begin at 13:30h local time (15:30 Moscow, 12:30 London, 7:30 a.m. NY), except for the last round on January 31st, which begins at 12:30h. There are three rest days, on January 20th, 25th, and 28th. For all three groups the rate of play is 100 minutes/40 moves + 50 minutes/20 moves + 15 minutes + 30 seconds/move.

Location: The tournament takes place in the De Moriaan Community Centre (Dorpsduinen 4, 1949 EG Wijk aan Zee). There is running commentary on the games of the Grandmaster Groups in a special Chess Pavilion, on the Village Green in Wijk aan Zee (one minute walk from De Moriaan).

Links

The games are being broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server Playchess.com. If you are not a member you can download the free PGN reader ChessBase Light, which gives you immediate access. You can also use the program to read, replay and analyse PGN games. New and enhanced: CB Light 2009!


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