Wijk 10: Anand and Carlsen win, Kramnik leads

1/27/2010 – We had to wait ten rounds for this: World Champion Vishy Anand won his first game, with a little help from opponent Alexei Shirov. Magnus Carlsen surprised everyone in the world by playing the French Defence for the first time in a tournament game – and won it against his permanent rival Sergey Karjakin. Vladimir Kramnik drew and is in the sole lead. Illustrated report.

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Wijk aan Zee 2010 – Round ten report

By Steve Giddins

Group A: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 27th

Vishy Anand - Alexei Shirov

 1-0

Vladimir Kramnik - Vassily Ivanchuk

½-½

Sergey Karjakin - Magnus Carlsen

 0-1

Leinier Dominguez - Hikaru Nakamura

½-½

Peter Leko - Nigel Short

½-½

Fabiano Caruana - Loek van Wely

½-½

Sergey Tiviakov - Jan Smeets

 1-0
Group B: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 27th

Erwin l'Ami - Liviu Nisipeanu

½-½

Dimitri Reinderman - Pentala Harikrishna

 1-0

Ni Hua - Parimarjan Negi

½-½

Emil Sutovsky - Varuzhan Akobian

½-½

Tomi Nyback - Wesley So

 0-1

Anish Giri - Arkadij Naiditsch

½-½

David Howell - Anna Muzychuk

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

Peng Zhaoqin - Soumya Swaminathan

 1-0

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

When he was romping away at the start, with 5/5, Alexey Shirov steadfastly refused to talk about winning the tournament, explaining that it was still early days, and much chess had yet to be played. Today his caution was seen to be justified, as he went down to his second defeat, and now finds himself out of the lead, for the first time in the event. His nemesis came in the shape of Vishy Anand, who thereby won his first game in this event, but the World Champion can count himself very lucky, as Shirov missed a winning tactic on move 39.


Vishy Anand before the start of round ten


Alexei Shirov facing the World Champion

Anand,V (2790) - Shirov,A (2723) [C78]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (10), 27.01.2010
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.a5. Avoiding the razor-sharp 10.axb5 axb5 11.Na3 as seen in yesterday's Ivanchuk-Shirov, in favour of something less frybkable. 10...Ba7 11.h3 0–0 12.Be3 Ra8 13.Nbd2 Bb7 14.Re1 Re8 15.Ng5 Re7 16.d5 Nb8 17.Bxa7 Rxa7 18.Nf1 c6 19.Ne3 cxd5 20.exd5 h6 21.Nf3 Rc7 22.Nd2 Nbd7 23.c4 Nc5 24.Bc2 b4 25.Ndf1 Bc8 26.Ng3 g6 27.b3 Nh7 28.Ne4 f5 29.Nxc5 Rxc5 30.Qd2 Rb7 31.Bd3 f4 32.Nc2 Qg5 33.Ra4 Bxh3 34.Bf1 Nf6 35.f3 e4 36.fxe4 Re7 37.Nd4 Nxe4 38.Qd3 Bf5 39.Ne6??

39...Rxe6?? Missing a golden opportunity. As the world's assembled chess engines were unanimously screaming, Black can win by 39...Ng3! The main point is that 40.Nxg5 loses to 40...Rxe1, whilst moving the queen loses after a capture on e6, eg. 40.Qd4 Bxe6 41.dxe6 f3 etc. 40.dxe6. Now suddenly the game has turned through 180 degrees, and White is winning. 40...Re5 41.Rxb4 Qd8 42.Qd4 f3 43.gxf3 Ng5 44.Rxe5 Nxf3+ 45.Kf2 Nxe5 [45...Nxd4 46.e7 Qe8 47.Rb8+–] 46.Rb6 Bxe6 47.Be2 Qf6+ 48.Ke3 Qg5+ 49.Qf4 Qg1+ 50.Kd2 Qa1 51.Rxd6 Qxa5+ 52.Kd1 g5 53.Qd4 Kf7 54.Rd5 Bxd5 55.Qxe5 1-0. [Click to replay]

This left Kramnik able to take sole lead, after a draw with Ivanchuk. The former seemed to have promisning kingside attacking chances, but his sacrifice yielded only an unclear position, and in mutual time-trouble, the players agreed a draw two moves later.

Kramnik,V (2788) - Ivanchuk,V (2749) [D37]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (10), 27.01.2010
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.Bxc4 c5 9.0–0 0–0 10.e5 Qd8 11.Qe2 cxd4 12.Rad1 Bd7 13.Ne4 Nc6 14.Ng3 Qc7 15.Bd3 Ne7 16.Rc1 Bc6 17.Nxd4 Rad8 18.Rc4 Qb6 19.Qg4 Bc5 20.Nh5 g6

21.Bxg6 Nxg6 22.Nxe6 Be7 23.Nxd8 Qxd8 24.e6 Qd5 25.exf7+ Kh7 ½-½. [Click to replay]


Vassily Ivanchuk after the game


Vladimir Kramnik is now in the sole lead in Wijk aan Zee

At the start of yesterday's game against Kramnik, Magnus Carlsen thought for two minutes or so over his first move. As Kramnik joked afterwards, “He probably had a big discussion with Garry before the game, who wanted to go 1.e4 and Magnus 1.d4, something like that!” Today, with Black against Kariakin, Carlsen surprised everyone in the opening once again, by choosing the French Defence, an opening neither he nor his illustrious trainer have ever played in a classical game, to the best of my database's knowledge. It certainly proved an inspired choice, as Kariakin achieved nothing special from the opening, and then overstretched fatally in the middlegame.


Magnus Carlsen: a moment of concentration before the start of the game


Two former prodigies, who were the youngest and third youngest grandmaters in history

Karjakin,Sergey (2720) - Carlsen,M (2810) [C11]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (10), 27.01.2010
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qd2 0–0 9.Be2 a6 10.0–0 b5 11.Kh1 Qc7 12.a3 Bb7 13.Rad1 Rac8 14.Qe1 cxd4 15.Nxd4 Nxd4 16.Bxd4 Bc5 17.Qh4 Bxd4 18.Rxd4 f6 19.Bd3 h6 20.exf6 Rxf6

21.f5 Rcf8 22.Rg1 Nc5 23.fxe6 Nxe6 24.Rg4 Nf4 25.Qg3 Qe7 26.Rxf4 Rxf4 27.Ne2 Rf1 28.Nd4 Rxg1+ 29.Kxg1 Re8 30.h4 Qe1+ 31.Kh2 Qxg3+ 32.Kxg3 Kf7 33.Kf2 Kf6 34.g3 Bc8 35.c3 Bg4 36.Bc2 g5 37.hxg5+ hxg5 38.Bb3 Ke5 39.Bc2 Rf8+ 40.Kg2 Bd7

41.Nf3+ Kf6 42.Bb3 g4 43.Nd4 Ke5 44.Bc2 a5 45.Bd1 Ke4 0-1. [Click to replay]

On his blog for Arctic Securities Magnus writes:

Sergey Karjakin (20) is from Ukraine but has recently moved to Moscow and is in the process of switching federations. His is currently trained by Dokhoyan, a former associate of Kasparov. Karjakin became a Grandmaster at 12, the youngest ever, and is famous for being a second for FIDE Knockout World Championship winner Ponomariov at the age of 11! We are both born in 1990 though nearly a year apart, and he was already a master player when I played my first children tournament. For many years he was the top rated player born in 1990 and earlier until I briefly past him in October 2004 and permanently (up to now) from October 2006 onwards.

Against his 1.e4 I chose the French Defence, an opening I haven’t played at a serious level before. He did not get any advantage out of the opening and seemed quite uncomfortable in the middle game when my counterplay got going. After several inaccuracies from him the tactics in the position all favoured black, and he found nothing better than to sacrifice an exchange for my active knight. I found a precise way to force the exchange of queens and one pair of rooks, and the endgame was easily won. Finally! All our previous classical chess encounters have ended in draw.

I felt focused and determined today and was of course very satisfied to win after yesterday’s dismal result. Shirov lost to Anand while Kramnik drew against Ivanchuk. Kramnik is sole leader with 7/10 while Shirov and I are sharing 2nd at 6.5 with three rounds to go. I’m white against Lenier Dominquez, Cuba after the free day.

The day's other winner was Sergey Tiviakov, who beat Jan Smeets in a very obscure game, in which the latter's clock handling once again proved pivotal.


Galina Tiviakova (who provides us with many pictures), with her son Sergey Tiviakov
in the background playing Jan Smeets [photo Frits Agterdenbos]


Sergey Tiviakov, who at 4.0/10 is playing approximately in sync with his rating

The remaining three games were all drawn. Leko and Short drew a long, hard battle, Dominguez failed to capitalise on a seemingly promising position against Nakamura, whilst Loek van Wely saw a winning position against Caruana slip through his fingers.


In Group B Anish Giri drew top seed Arkadij Naiditsch and remains sole first


In Group C Ray Robson lost for a second time in a row, in a round where all games
were decided (and Black won four games)


Standings

Group A

Group B

Group C


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5:00 p.m.

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5:00 p.m.

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2:15 p.m.

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GM Yasser Seirawan

2:15 p.m.

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3:30 p.m.

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3:30 p.m.

23rd Jan

GM Yasser Seirawan

2:15 p.m.

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2:15 p.m.

25th Jan

Free Day

 

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2:15 p.m.

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3:30 p.m.

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3:30 p.m.

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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

 1-0

Vladimir Kramnik - Vassily Ivanchuk

½-½

Sergey Karjakin - Magnus Carlsen

 0-1

Leinier Dominguez - Hikaru Nakamura

½-½

Peter Leko - Nigel Short

½-½

Fabiano Caruana - Loek van Wely

½-½

Sergey Tiviakov - Jan Smeets

 1-0
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

½-½

Dimitri Reinderman - Pentala Harikrishna

 1-0

Ni Hua - Parimarjan Negi

½-½

Emil Sutovsky - Varuzhan Akobian

½-½

Tomi Nyback - Wesley So

 0-1

Anish Giri - Arkadij Naiditsch

½-½

David Howell - Anna Muzychuk

½-½
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

 1-0

Abhijeet Gupta - Kjetil Lie

 0-1

Ray Robson - Robin van Kampen

 0-1

Robin Swinkels - Li Chao

 0-1

Mariya Muzychuk - Sjoerd Plukkel

 1-0

Stefan Kuipers - Daniele Vocaturo

 1-0

Peng Zhaoqin - Benjamin Bok

 0-1
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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