Wijk R01: Shirov, van Wely draw first blood

1/16/2010 – Loek van Wely, playing in Wijk an Zee for the 19th time is succession, started off with a fine text-book victory over Nigel Short, while Alexei Shirov, playing the black side of Ruy Lopez Moeller, punished Peter Leko's exchange sacrifice in a fine endgame performance. Live coverage with audio commentary is available on the Playchess server. Big pictorial report.

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Wijk aan Zee 2010 – Round one report

Report by Steve Giddins

It was a fairly uneventful start to Corus 2010, with only two decisive games in the top group. World no. one Magnus Carlsen drew a quiet game against Tiviakov's favourite 5.Qe2 Spanish, whilst Kramnik's trusty Petroff led to an early draw with Dominguez. World champion Vishy Anand wheeled out the New Archangel against last year's tournament winner, Sergey Kariakin. A balanced struggle seemed to swing in Anand's favour in the run-up to the time control, but the result was a theoretically drawn queen ending, which Anand made no attempt to win.

Karjakin,Sergey (2720) - Anand,V (2790) [C78]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (1), 16.01.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.c3 d6 8.a4 Rb8 9.d4 Bb6 10.axb5 axb5 11.Na3 0-0 12.Nxb5 Bg4 13.Bc2 exd4 14.Nbxd4 Nxd4 15.cxd4 Bxf3 16.gxf3 Nh5 17.Kh1 Qf6 18.Ra4 Ra8 19.Be3 Rxa4 20.Bxa4 Nf4 21.Rg1 g6 22.Bb3 Rb8 23.Rg4 Ne6 24.Bxe6 Qxe6 25.Rg1 c5 26.d5 Qf6 27.b3 c4 28.Bxb6 Rxb6 29.bxc4 Rb2 30.c5 Rxf2 31.Rf1 Rb2 32.Qe1 dxc5 33.e5 Qf4 34.Rf2 Rxf2 35.Qxf2

35...c4 36.d6 Qxe5 37.d7 Qc7 38.Qd4 Qd8 39.Kg2 c3 40.Qxc3 Qxd7 draw.

Smeets-Nakamura and  Caruana-Ivanchuk were also both drawn, leaving van Wely and Shirov to take the lead, by becoming the day's only two winners. The Dutchman beat Short with a textbook minority attack:

Van Wely,L (2641) - Short,N (2696) [D37]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (1), 16.01.2010
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Nbd7 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 c6 7.e3 Be7 8.Qc2 0-0 9.Bd3 Re8 10.h3 Nf8 11.Bf4 a5 12.0-0 Ng6 13.Bh2 Bd6 14.Bxd6 Qxd6 15.Rfe1 Be6 16.a3 Re7 17.Rab1 Rae8 18.b4 axb4 19.axb4 Bd7 20.b5 Ne4 21.bxc6 bxc6

22.Rb6 Nxc3 23.Qxc3 Qf6 24.Bxg6 Qxg6 25.Kf1 f6 26.Ra1 Qh5 27.Ne1 Qf5 28.Kg1 Qg5 29.Kh2 Qf5 30.Nd3 Qe6 31.Kg1 Rc8 32.Rb7 Rf7 33.Raa7 Be8 34.Qb4 Rd8 35.Nc5 Qc8 36.Qb6 h5 37.Rc7 Rxc7 38.Rxc7 Qa8 39.Ra7 Qc8 40.Rb7 Bf7 41.Qa7 Rf8 42.Nd7 Re8

43.Nxf6+ gxf6 44.Rxf7 Qf5 45.Rg7+ Kh8 46.Qf7 1-0.

In the day's longest game, Shirov ground out a long endgame win against Leko, who never justified his exchange sacrifice:

Leko,P (2739) - Shirov,A (2723) [C78]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (1), 16.01.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.a4 Rb8 8.Nxe5 Nxe5 9.d4 Bxd4 10.Qxd4 d6 11.f4 Nc6 12.Qc3 Ne7 13.Qd3 0-0 14.Nc3 b4 15.e5 Bf5 16.Qxa6 Nd7 17.exd6 bxc3 18.dxe7 Qxe7 19.bxc3 Nc5 20.Qc4 Rfd8 21.Ba2 Bxc2

22.f5 Bd3 23.f6 gxf6 24.Qg4+ Kh8 25.Bh6 Rg8 26.Qd4 Bxf1 27.Rxf1 Rg6 28.Be3 Nxa4 29.Bf2 Nb6 30.Bb1 Rg7 31.Re1 Qd6 32.Bf5 Nd5 33.g4 Rgg8 34.c4 Nf4 35.Qxd6 cxd6 36.Bg3 Nh3+ 37.Kg2 Ng5 38.Bxd6 Rb2+ 39.Kg3 Ra8 40.Re3 Kg7 41.h4 Ne6 42.g5 Raa2 43.gxf6+ Kxf6 44.Bxh7 Re2 45.Rf3+ Kg7 46.Bd3 Re1 47.Be7 Rd2 48.Bf6+ Kg8 49.Kg4 Nc5 50.Bf5 Ne4

51.Bxe4 Rxe4+ 52.Kh5 Rxc4 53.Rg3+ Kf8 54.Bg7+ Ke7 55.Re3+ Kd7 56.Bf6 Rf2 57.Be5 Rf5+ 58.Kh6 Rxh4+ 59.Kg7 Rg4+ 60.Kf8 Rf1 61.Rd3+ Ke6 62.Bc7 Rc4 63.Rd6+ Kf5 64.Rd7 Kg4 0-1.

In the B Group, the youthful Dutch champion Anish Giri got off to a fine start, by beating Harakrishna, whilst there were also wins for Nisipeanu and Sutovsky. The C Group, or Kindergarten Group, as Nigel Short described it, saw wins for Robson, Chao, Vocaturo and Grandelius.

Results of the day

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 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 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

Pictures Gallery by Jeroen van den Belt


Before the start of round one


Can't wait for the start of round one: Anish Giri


Pentala Harikrishna, himself a former child prodigy,...


... was badly mangled by this one, 15-year-old Anish, reigning Dutch Champion


Straight in the eye: Vladimir Kramnik was the first to finish his game in round one


Hikaru Nakamura, who drew Jan Smeets with black in 34 moves


The typical deep thinking pose of Vassily Ivanchuk


Nigel Short of Greece trying to weather the cold in windswept Wijk


Nigel wore his scarf even during part of the game


His opponent, Dutch GM Loek van Wely, played a model game in round one


Alexei Shirov, one of the great endgame artists in top international chess


Shirov punished Leko's exchange sacrifice in a 64-move victory with the black pieces
Tiviakov vs Carlsen, which ended in a 27-move draw


Karjakin vs Anand, with Muzychuk vs Akobian in the foreground


US GM Varuzhan Akobian played a 20-move draw with black against...


... Anna Muzychuk, the only female player in Group B


Tomi Nyback lost the white side of a Bogo Indian to Romania's Liviu Nisipeanu


Indian GM Parimarjan Negi drew with black against British Champion David Howell


GM Peng Zhaoqin drew a Slav against IM Robin van Kampen in 35 moves


IM Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine lost with white against Nils Grandelius in 73 moves


WGM Soumya Swaminathan, World Junior Champion 2009, lost against GM Ray Robson


The amateur tournament takes place in the same hall, the top groups are in the background


The public can watch the A, B and C groups from the amateur section


GM Ivan Sokolov commenting in the Chess Tent a few hundred yards from the venue


He'll gladly tell you! An arbiter reading a book entitled "What's wrong, Mr. Kasparov?"

Video reports by Europe Echecs


Europe Echecs video report by GM Robert Fontaine


Live commentary on Playchess

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Live audio commentary today was by FM Tiger Lilov of Bularia


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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

6:00 p.m.

19th Jan

GM Yasser Seirawan

6:00 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

5:00 p.m.

24th Jan  

GM Yasser Seirawan  

5:00 p.m.

25th Jan

Free Day

 

26th Jan

GM Yasser Seirawan

6:00 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

5:00 p.m.

31st Jan

GM Yasser Seirawan

4:00 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

 

Hikaru Nakamura - Loek van Wely

 

Magnus Carlsen - Jan Smeets

 

Vassily Ivanchuk - Sergey Tiviakov

 

Alexei Shirov - Fabiano Caruana

 

Vladimir Kramnik - Peter Leko

 

Sergey Karjakin - Leinier Dominguez

 
Group A: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 18th

Leinier Dominguez - Vishy Anand

 

Peter Leko - Sergey Karjakin

 

Fabiano Caruana - Vladimir Kramnik

 

Sergey Tiviakov - Alexei Shirov

 

Jan Smeets - Vassily Ivanchuk

 

Loek van Wely - Magnus Carlsen

 

Nigel Short - Hikaru Nakamura

 
Group A: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 19th

Vishy Anand - Hikaru Nakamura

 

Magnus Carlsen - Nigel Short

 

Vassily Ivanchuk - Loek van Wely

 

Alexei Shirov - Jan Smeets

 

Vladimir Kramnik - Sergey Tiviakov

 

Sergey Karjakin - Fabiano Caruana

 

Leinier Dominguez - Peter Leko

 
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

 

Varuzhan Akobian - Arkadij Naiditsch

 

Parimarjan Negi - Anna Muzychuk

 

Pentala Harikrishna - David Howell

 

Liviu Nisipeanu - Anish Giri

 

Dimitri Reinderman - Tomi Nyback

 

Ni Hua - Emil Sutovsky

 
Group B: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 18th

Emil Sutovsky - Erwin l'Ami

 

Tomi Nyback - Ni Hua

 

Anish Giri - Dimitri Reinderman

 

David Howell - Liviu Nisipeanu

 

Anna Muzychuk - Pentala Harikrishna

 

Arkadij Naiditsch - Parimarjan Negi

 

Wesley So - Varuzhan Akobian

 
Group B: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 19th

Erwin l'Ami - Varuzhan Akobian

 

Parimarjan Negi - Wesley So

 

Pentala Harikrishna - Arkadij Naiditsch

 

Liviu Nisipeanu - Anna Muzychuk

 

Dimitri Reinderman - David Howell

 

Ni Hua - Anish Giri

 

Emil Sutovsky - Tomi Nyback

 
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

 

Li Chao - Daniele Vocaturo

 

Robin van Kampen - Benjamin Bok

 

Kjetil Lie - Peng Zhaoqin

 

Nils Grandelius - Stefan Kuipers

 

Abhijeet Gupta - Mariya Muzychuk

 

Ray Robson - Robin Swinkels

 
Group C: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 18th

Robin Swinkels - Soumya Swaminathan

 

Mariya Muzychuk - Ray Robson

 

Stefan Kuipers - Abhijeet Gupta

 

Peng Zhaoqin - Nils Grandelius

 

Benjamin Bok - Kjetil Lie

 

Daniele Vocaturo - Robin van Kampen

 

Sjoerd Plukkel - Li Chao

 
Group C: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 19th

Soumya Swaminathan - Li Chao

 

Robin van Kampen - Sjoerd Plukkel

 

Kjetil Lie - Daniele Vocaturo

 

Nils Grandelius - Benjamin Bok

 

Abhijeet Gupta - Peng Zhaoqin

 

Ray Robson - Stefan Kuipers

 

Robin Swinkels - Mariya Muzychuk

 
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
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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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