Wijk 09: Kramnik beats Carlsen, leads with Shirov

1/27/2010 – It was a fateful day – in all three groups. Vladimir Kramnik beat Magnus Carlsen after the latter blundered in terrible time trouble. Smeets, van Wely and Karjakin won their games, against Caruana, Leko and Nakamura. In Group B Anish Giri suffered his first loss against Anna Muzychuk, while Ray Robson also dropped the full point against his main rival Li Chao. Big pictorial report.

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Wijk aan Zee 2010 – Round nine report

By Steve Giddins

Group A: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 26th

Sergey Tiviakov - Vishy Anand

½-½

Jan Smeets - Fabiano Caruana

 1-0

Loek van Wely - Peter Leko

 1-0

Nigel Short - Leinier Dominguez

½-½

Hikaru Nakamura - Sergey Karjakin

 0-1

Magnus Carlsen - Vladimir Kramnik

 0-1

Vassily Ivanchuk - Alexei Shirov

½-½
Group B: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 26th

David Howell - Erwin l'Ami

 0-1

Anna Muzychuk - Anish Giri

 1-0

Arkadij Naiditsch - Tomi Nyback

 1-0

Wesley So - Emil Sutovsky

½-½

Varuzhan Akobian - Ni Hua

 0-1

Parimarjan Negi - Dimitri Reinderman

 1-0

Pentala Harikrishna - Liviu Nisipeanu

½-½
Group C: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 26th

Peng Zhaoqin - Soumya Swaminathan

½-½

Benjamin Bok - Stefan Kuipers

 1-0

Daniele Vocaturo - Mariya Muzychuk

 1-0

Sjoerd Plukkel - Robin Swinkels

 0-1

Li Chao - Ray Robson

 1-0

Robin van Kampen - Abhijeet Gupta

 1-0

Kjetil Lie - Nils Grandelius

 0-1

In his distinguished career, Vladimir Kramnik has never yet won Wijk aan Zee, but today he took a giant step towards doing so, by beating Carlsen with Black. A fascinating battle ended with a colossal time-trouble blunder by the world number one.

Carlsen,M (2810) - Kramnik,V (2788) [E04]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (9), 26.01.2010
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3. An interesting choice, confronting Kramnik with one of his own favourite weapons. 4...dxc4 5.Bg2 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 a5 7.Nc3 0–0 8.a3 Be7 9.Qa4 c6 10.Qxc4 b5 11.Qb3 Ba6 12.Bg5 Nbd7 13.Bxf6 gxf6 14.Qc2 b4 15.Na4 Rc8 16.0–0 c5

17.d5. A very interesting pawn sacrifice. 17...exd5 18.Bh3 Bb5 19.axb4 axb4 20.Rfd1 d4 21.Bf5 Ne5 22.Bxh7+ Kg7 23.Nxe5 fxe5 24.Bf5 Rc6 25.Qe4 Rh8 26.Qxe5+ Bf6 27.Qe4 Re8 28.Qg4+ Kf8 29.Be4

29...c4!? Fritz 12 strongly prefers 29...Qd6. 30.Bxc6 Bxc6. At this point, Carlsen had just two minutes, plus increment time, to reach move 40 – little enough in any position. In this one, I am sure, he would have preferred a couple of hours. 31.Qh5 Re5 32.Qh6+ Ke7 33.e4 d3 34.Qe3 Bxe4

And now, with his flag tottering (yes, I know digital clocks don't have flags – it's called poetic licence...), the World Blitz Champion, clearly in turmoil, produced the horror blunder. 35.Nb6?? and a piece was lost after 35...Bb7. The game ended  36.Qf4 Qxb6 37.Qxc4 Re2 38.Rf1 0-1. [Click to replay]

Kramnik's win, his third in four rounds, took him to +4 and a share of the lead. Earlier in the afternoon, Shirov had achieved the same score, after notching the easiest of draws against Ivanchuk, with a remarkable piece of computer-based preparation.

Ivanchuk,V (2749) - Shirov,A (2723) [C78]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (9), 26.01.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.a4 Rb8 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.axb5 axb5 11.Na3 Bg4 12.Nxb5 0–0 13.Re1 Bxf3 14.gxf3 Nh5 15.Kh1 Qf6 16.Rg1 exd4. Caruana's novelty, introduced in his game against Leko two rounds ago. It soon becomes clear that, in the intervening few days, Shirov has frybka'd the move to within an inch of its life. [From the Concise Giddins Dictionary: frybka, /'fribka' v tr / to analyse a chess variation, using some combination of Fritz, Rybka or other software.] 17.Bg5 Qe5 18.Bd5 dxc3 19.Bxc6 cxb2 20.Rb1 Bxf2 21.Rg2 Rb6

22.Qd5. The game Leko-Caruana had gone 22.Rxf2 Qxg5 and White eventually won a long battle. 22...Bc5 23.Rbxb2 Rxc6! 24.Qxc6

24...Ng3+!! A remarkable concept, but naturally, one the computer finds very quickly. 25.hxg3 Qxg5 And White cannot avoid perpetual. 26.Rb1 Qh5+ 27.Rh2 Qxf3+ 28.Rg2 Qh5+ ½–½. Afterwards Nigel Short told us he had seen the entire game before, all the way up to the final move. He had discussed 22.Qd5 with Peter Leko after the game against Caruana, and had seen that Rybka and Fritz both show it to be a draw. Shirov had clearly worked it all out, but apparently Ivanchuk hadn't. [Click to replay]

The other key game as far as the leadership is concerned was the clash between Nakamua and Kariakin. This saw the former drop to his second straight loss, whilst Kariakin, conversely, won his second in a row.

Nakamura,Hi (2708) - Karjakin,Sergey (2720) [E21]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (9), 26.01.2010
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 c5 5.g3 cxd4 6.Nxd4 Ne4 7.Qd3 Nxc3 8.bxc3 Be7 9.Bg2 0-0 10.0-0 d6 11.Rd1 a6 12.Nb3 Qc7 13.Bf4 e5 14.Be3 Nd7 15.Nd2 f5 16.Rab1 Rb8 17.Ba7 Ra8 18.Be3 Rb8 19.Ba7 Ra8 20.Bd5+ Kh8 21.Qe3 Nf6 22.Bb6 Qd7 23.f4 Qe8 24.Nf3 Qh5 25.Kh1 Re8 26.Qg1 Nxd5 27.cxd5 Bf6 28.Qf2 Bd7 29.c4 Rac8 30.Rdc1 h6 31.e3 Re7 32.c5 exf4 33.gxf4 dxc5 34.Bxc5 Re4

Now 35.Bd6 would leave the position unclear, but a time-troubled Nakamura instead makes a fatal pawn grab. 35.Rxb7? Bb5 36.Qg2 Rc4 37.Rg1 Rc2! 38.Qg3 [38.Qxc2 Qxf3+ 39.Qg2 (39.Rg2 Qxd5–+) 39...Qxg2+ 40.Kxg2 Rxc5–+] 38...Be2 39.Ne1 R2xc5 40.e4 fxe4 41.Rxg7 Bf3+ 42.Nxf3 Qxf3+ 43.Qxf3 exf3 44.R7g6 Bg7 45.Rxa6 Rc1 46.Rc6 Rxg1+ 47.Kxg1 Bd4+ 48.Kh1 Rb8 0-1. [Click to replay]

Kariakin appears to have shaken off the effects of whatever illness was affecting him last week, and with Whites still to come against Carlsen and Shirov, he could yet have a major say in the destination of first prize.

Anand pressed hard against Tiviakov's 2.c3 Sicilian, and came close to winning, but the paucity of material in the ending saved the Dutch number one.

All in all, it was a bad day for youthful tournament favourites. In Group B, Anish Giri suffered his first defeat of the event, losing to Anna Muzychuk, whilst in the C Group, long-time leader Ray Robson lost to his principal rival, Li Chao. With Ni Hua and L'Ami both winning with Black, Giri's lead is cut to half a point, whilst Robson now falls to second place, behind Li Chao.


Picture Gallery

By Nadja Woisin and Gallina Tiviakova

Wijk aan Zee in January – the sea, the beach, the ice, the dunes. We are informed that no Dutchman would call the place simply "Wijk", always "Wijk aan Zee". And we remind our readers that the first word rhymes with bike, like, Mike, pike or tike. It does not rhyme with weak, beak, geek, reak, meek, seek or Greek.


Shells in the winter sand


A denizen of Wijk, contemplating the advent of Spring – SORRY, of Wijk aan Zee!


The commentary hall, the B + C players' Hotel Hogeduin on the hill


Chess tournament flags line the stree (in front of the commentary hall)


The winners of the 1987 edition: Viktor Korchnoi, Nigel Short, both 9.5 points


One of round nine's big winners: Sergey Karjakin, who defeated Nakamura with black


The start of that fateful game


Sergey and his mom, Tatiana Karjakina, take part in the sightseeing on the free day


Karjakin second GM Vladimir Belikov on the sightseeing boat


Chess players on an excursion through Amsterdam's "grachten"


These canals traverse the city, as you can see in the following...


... arial photograph of the city center [photo by Siebrand at nl.wikipedia]


The players and associates at one of the countless bridges in Amsterdam


A visit to the Hermitage Amsterdam, a dependency of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg


Inside of the Hermitage Amsterdam


Full of classical paintings...


... most of them beautifully exquisite


Wesley So and Varuzhan Akobian in the Hermitage


A richly decorated Bible


Sergey Karjakin with his mother Tatiana


Erwin l'Ami with his girlfriend Alina Motoc


Hikaru Nakamura studies the exhibits


... and shows signs of exhaustion, as does his second Kris Littlejohn (actually the
two were playing a game of blindfold fantasy crazyhouse chess – really!)


Chess parents: left J.B. Singh, father of Parimarjan Negi, right Angelina Howell, mother of David


Standings

Group A

Group B

Group C


Video reports by Europe Echecs


Europe Echecs video report by GM Robert Fontaine


Live commentary on Playchess by Yasser Seirawan

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Playchess commentator GM Daniel King

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Schedule of commentators live on Playchess

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

3:30 p.m.

22nd Jan

GM Daniel King

3:30 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

3:30 p.m.

28th Jan

Free Day

 

29th Jan

GM Daniel King

3:30 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

½-½

Fabiano Caruana - Leinier Dominguez

½-½

Sergey Tiviakov - Sergey Karjakin

½-½

Jan Smeets - Vladimir Kramnik

 0-1

Loek van Wely - Alexei Shirov

 0-1

Nigel Short - Vassily Ivanchuk

½-½

Hikaru Nakamura - Magnus Carlsen

½-½
Group A: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 22nd

Vishy Anand - Magnus Carlsen

½-½

Vassily Ivanchuk - Hikaru Nakamura

½-½

Alexei Shirov - Nigel Short

½-½

Vladimir Kramnik - Loek van Wely

 1-0

Sergey Karjakin - Jan Smeets

½-½

Leinier Dominguez - Sergey Tiviakov

 1-0

Peter Leko - Fabiano Caruana

 1-0
Group A: Round 7- Sat. Jan. 23rd

Fabiano Caruana - Vishy Anand

½-½

Sergey Tiviakov - Peter Leko

½-½

Jan Smeets - Leinier Dominguez

½-½

Loek van Wely - Sergey Karjakin

½-½

Nigel Short - Vladimir Kramnik

½-½

Hikaru Nakamura - Alexei Shirov

 1-0

Magnus Carlsen - Vassily Ivanchuk

 1-0
Group A: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 24th

Vishy Anand - Vassily Ivanchuk

½-½

Alexei Shirov - Magnus Carlsen

½-½

Vladimir Kramnik - Hikaru Nakamura

 1-0

Sergey Karjakin - Nigel Short

 1-0

Leinier Dominguez - Loek van Wely

½-½

Peter Leko - Jan Smeets

 1-0

Fabiano Caruana - Sergey Tiviakov

 1-0
Monday, January 25th – Free day
Group A: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 26th

Sergey Tiviakov - Vishy Anand

½-½

Jan Smeets - Fabiano Caruana

 1-0

Loek van Wely - Peter Leko

 1-0

Nigel Short - Leinier Dominguez

½-½

Hikaru Nakamura - Sergey Karjakin

 0-1

Magnus Carlsen - Vladimir Kramnik

 0-1

Vassily Ivanchuk - Alexei Shirov

½-½
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

½-½

Anish Giri - Emil Sutovsky

 1-0

David Howell - Ni Hua

 1-0

Anna Muzychuk - Dimitri Reinderman

½-½

Arkadij Naiditsch - Liviu Nisipeanu

 1-0

Wesley So - Pentala Harikrishna

½-½

Varuzhan Akobian - Parimarjan Negi

 0-1
Group B: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 22nd

Erwin l'Ami - Parimarjan Negi

 1-0

Pentala Harikrishna - Varuzhan Akobian

½-½

Liviu Nisipeanu - Wesley So

 0-1

Dimitri Reinderman - Arkadij Naiditsch

½-½

Ni Hua - Anna Muzychuk

 1-0

Emil Sutovsky - David Howell

 1-0

Tomi Nyback - Anish Giri

 0-1
Group B: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 23rd

Anish Giri - Erwin l'Ami

½-½

David Howell - Tomi Nyback

 1-0

Anna Muzychuk - Emil Sutovsky

½-½

Arkadij Naiditsch - Ni Hua

½-½

Wesley So - Dimitri Reinderman

 1-0

Varuzhan Akobian - Liviu Nisipeanu

½-½

Parimarjan Negi - Pentala Harikrishna

½-½
Group B: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 24th

Erwin l'Ami - Pentala Harikrishna

½-½

Liviu Nisipeanu - Parimarjan Negi

½-½

Dimitri Reinderman - Varuzhan Akobian

 1-0

Ni Hua - Wesley So

½-½

Emil Sutovsky - Arkadij Naiditsch

½-½

Tomi Nyback - Anna Muzychuk

½-½

Anish Giri - David Howell

 1-0
Monday, January 25th – Free day
Group B: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 26th

David Howell - Erwin l'Ami

 0-1

Anna Muzychuk - Anish Giri

 1-0

Arkadij Naiditsch - Tomi Nyback

 1-0

Wesley So - Emil Sutovsky

½-½

Varuzhan Akobian - Ni Hua

 0-1

Parimarjan Negi - Dimitri Reinderman

 1-0

Pentala Harikrishna - Liviu Nisipeanu

½-½
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

 1-0

Stefan Kuipers - Robin Swinkels

½-½

Peng Zhaoqin - Ray Robson

 0-1

Benjamin Bok - Abhijeet Gupta

½-½

Daniele Vocaturo - Nils Grandelius

 1-0

Sjoerd Plukkel - Kjetil Lie

½-½

Li Chao - Robin van Kampen

½-½
Group C: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 22nd

Soumya Swaminathan - Robin v. Kampen

 0-1

Kjetil Lie - Li Chao

 0-1

Nils Grandelius - Sjoerd Plukkel

 1-0

Abhijeet Gupta - Daniele Vocaturo

 1-0

Ray Robson - Benjamin Bok

 1-0

Robin Swinkels - Peng Zhaoqin

½-½

Mariya Muzychuk - Stefan Kuipers

 0-1
Group C: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 23rd

Stefan Kuipers - Soumya Swaminathan

½-½

Peng Zhaoqin - Mariya Muzychuk

½-½

Benjamin Bok - Robin Swinkels

 0-1

Daniele Vocaturo - Ray Robson

 1-0

Sjoerd Plukkel - Abhijeet Gupta

 0-1

Li Chao - Nils Grandelius

 0-1

Robin van Kampen - Kjetil Lie

½-½
Group C: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 24th

Soumya Swaminathan - Kjetil Lie

½-½

Nils Grandelius - Robin van Kampen

 1-0

Abhijeet Gupta - Li Chao

½-½

Ray Robson - Sjoerd Plukkel

½-½

Robin Swinkels - Daniele Vocaturo

½-½

Mariya Muzychuk - Benjamin Bok

½-½

Stefan Kuipers - Peng Zhaoqin

 0-1
Monday, January 25th – Free day
Group C: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 26th

Peng Zhaoqin - Soumya Swaminathan

½-½

Benjamin Bok - Stefan Kuipers

 1-0

Daniele Vocaturo - Mariya Muzychuk

 1-0

Sjoerd Plukkel - Robin Swinkels

 0-1

Li Chao - Ray Robson

 1-0

Robin van Kampen - Abhijeet Gupta

 1-0

Kjetil Lie - Nils Grandelius

 0-1
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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