Wijk R08: Anand beats Topalov, Carlsen leads

1/21/2008 – Amid the turbulences around the Short-Cheparinov game the Wijk aan Zee tournament saw Vishy Anand score a key victory against Veselin Topalov. Magnus Carlsen leads alone in Group A. In Group B Sergei Movsesian is also alone in pole position, as is the amazing Fabiano Caruana in Group C. Express report with results, tables and games.

Results of round eight

Group A: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 20nd
Loek van Wely - Peter Leko
½-½
Magnus Carlsen - Boris Gelfand
½-½
Vishy Anand - Veselin Topalov
1-0
Vladimir Kramnik - Judit Polgar
½-½
Teimour Radjabov - Vassily Ivanchuk
½-½
Shak. Mamedyarov - Levon Aronian
½-½
Pavel Eljanov - Michael Adams
½-½
Group B: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 20nd
Nigel Short - Ivan Cheparinov
-
Michal Krasenkow - Gabriel Sargissian
½-½
Etienne Bacrot - Koneru Humpy
½-½
P. Harikrishna - Erwin L’Ami
½-½
Hou Yifan - Ian Nepomniachtchi
½-½
Daniël Stellwagen - Jan Smeets
½-½
Wouter Spoelman - Sergei Movsesian
0-1
Group C: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 20nd
Irina Krush - Pontus Carlsson
1-0
Arik Braun - Fabiano Caruana
0-1
John van der Wiel - Efstratios Grivas
1-0
Li Shilong - Dimitri Reinderman
0-1
Anna Ushenina - Dennis Ruijgrok
1-0
Friso Nijboer - Mark van der Werf
0-1
Parimarjan Negi - Peng Zhaoqin
1-0

Group A standings

Full analysis of the key games will follow tomorrow...

Group B standings

Group C standings

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Schedule and results of Grandmaster Group A

Group A: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 12th
Vladimir Kramnik - Loek van Wely
½-½
Teimour Radjabov - Vishy Anand
1-0
Shak. Mamedyarov - Magnus Carlsen
0-1
Pavel Eljanov - Peter Leko
½-½
Michael Adams - Boris Gelfand
½-½
Levon Aronian - Veselin Topalov
1-0
Vassily Ivanchuk - Judit Polgar
½-½
Group A: Round 2 - Sun. Jan. 13th
Loek van Wely - Judit Polgar
½-½
Veselin Topalov - Vassily Ivanchuk
½-½
Boris Gelfand - Levon Aronian
0-1
Peter Leko - Michael Adams
½-½
Magnus Carlsen - Pavel Eljanov
1-0
Vishy Anand - Shak. Mamedyarov
½-½
Vladimir Kramnik - Teimour Radjabov
½-½
Group A: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 14th
Teimour Radjabov - Loek van Wely
½-½
Shak. Mamedyarov - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Pavel Eljanov - Vishy Anand
½-½
Michael Adams - Magnus Carlsen
½-½
Levon Aronian - Peter Leko
½-½
Vassily Ivanchuk - Boris Gelfand
½-½
Judit Polgar - Veselin Topalov
½-½
Group A: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 15th
Loek van Wely - Veselin Topalov
1-0
Boris Gelfand - Judit Polgar
0-1
Peter Leko - Vassily Ivanchuk
½-½
Magnus Carlsen - Levon Aronian
½-½
Vishy Anand - Michael Adams
½-½
Vladimir Kramnik - Pavel Eljanov
1-0
Teimour Radjabov - Shak. Mamedyarov
½-½
Wednesday, January 16th – Free day
Group A: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 17th
Shak. Mamedyarov - Loek van Wely
1-0
Pavel Eljanov - Teimour Radjabov
0-1
Michael Adams - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Levon Aronian - Vishy Anand
½-½
Vassily Ivanchuk - Magnus Carlsen
½-½
Judit Polgar - Peter Leko
½-½
Veselin Topalov - Boris Gelfand
1-0
Group A: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 18th
Loek van Wely - Boris Gelfand
½-½
Peter Leko - Veselin Topalov
0-1
Magnus Carlsen - Judit Polgar
1-0
Vishy Anand - Vassily Ivanchuk
½-½
Vladimir Kramnik - Levon Aronian
1-0
Teimour Radjabov - Michael Adams
½-½
Shak. Mamedyarov - Pavel Eljanov
½-½
Group A: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 19st
Pavel Eljanov - Loek van Wely
½-½
Michael Adams - Shak. Mamedyarov
½-½
Levon Aronian - Teimour Radjabov
1-0
Vassily Ivanchuk - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Judit Polgar - Vishy Anand
0-1
Veselin Topalov - Magnus Carlsen
½-½
Boris Gelfand - Peter Leko
½-½
Group A: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 20nd
Loek van Wely - Peter Leko
½-½
Magnus Carlsen - Boris Gelfand
½-½
Vishy Anand - Veselin Topalov
1-0
Vladimir Kramnik - Judit Polgar
½-½
Teimour Radjabov - Vassily Ivanchuk
½-½
Shak. Mamedyarov - Levon Aronian
½-½
Pavel Eljanov - Michael Adams
½-½
Monday, January 21st – Free day
Group A: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 19st
Pavel Eljanov - Loek van Wely
½-½
Michael Adams - Shak. Mamedyarov
½-½
Levon Aronian - Teimour Radjabov
1-0
Vassily Ivanchuk - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Judit Polgar - Vishy Anand
0-1
Veselin Topalov - Magnus Carlsen
½-½
Boris Gelfand - Peter Leko
½-½
Group A: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 23th
Loek van Wely - Magnus Carlsen  
Vishy Anand - Peter Leko  
Vladimir Kramnik - Boris Gelfand  
Teimour Radjabov - Veselin Topalov  
Shak. Mamedyarov - Judit Polgar  
Pavel Eljanov - Vassily Ivanchuk  
Michael Adams - Levon Aronian  
Thursday, January 24th – Free day
Group A: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 25th
Levon Aronian - Loek van Wely  
Vassily Ivanchuk - Michael Adams  
Judit Polgar - Pavel Eljanov  
Veselin Topalov - Shak. Mamedyarov  
Boris Gelfand - Teimour Radjabov  
Peter Leko - Vladimir Kramnik  
Magnus Carlsen - Vishy Anand  
Group A: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 26th
Loek van Wely - Vishy Anand  
Vladimir Kramnik - Magnus Carlsen  
Teimour Radjabov - Peter Leko  
Shak. Mamedyarov - Boris Gelfand  
Pavel Eljanov - Veselin Topalov  
Michael Adams - Judit Polgar  
Levon Aronian - Vassily Ivanchuk  
Group A: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 27th
Vassily Ivanchuk - Loek van Wely  
Judit Polgar - Levon Aronian  
Veselin Topalov - Michael Adams  
Boris Gelfand - Pavel Eljanov  
Peter Leko - Shak. Mamedyarov  
Magnus Carlsen - Teimour Radjabov  
Vishy Anand - Vladimir Kramnik  

Schedule and results of Grandmaster Group B

Group B: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 12th
P. Harikrishna - Nigel Short
½-½
Hou Yifan - Etienne Bacrot
0-1
Daniël Stellwagen - Michal Krasenkow
1-0
Wouter Spoelman - Ivan Cheparinov
0-1
Sergei Movsesian - Gabriel Sargissian
½-½
Jan Smeets - Koneru Humpy
1-0
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Erwin L’Ami
½-½
Group B: Round 2 - Sun. Jan. 13th
Nigel Short - Erwin L’Ami
1-0
Koneru Humpy - Ian Nepomniachtchi
½-½
Gabriel Sargissian - Jan Smeets
½-½
Ivan Cheparinov - Sergei Movsesian
½-½
Michal Krasenkow - Wouter Spoelman
1-0
Etienne Bacrot - Daniël Stellwagen
½-½
P. Harikrishna - Hou Yifan
1-0
Group B: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 14th
Hou Yifan - Nigel Short
1-0
Daniël Stellwagen - P. Harikrishna
½-½
Wouter Spoelman - Etienne Bacrot
0-1
Sergei Movsesian - Michal Krasenkow
1-0
Jan Smeets - Ivan Cheparinov
1-0
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Gabriel Sargissian
1-0
Erwin L’Ami - Koneru Humpy
1-0
Group B: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 15th
Nigel Short - Koneru Humpy
½-½
Gabriel Sargissian - Erwin L’Ami
½-½
Ivan Cheparinov - Ian Nepomniachtchi
1-0
Michal Krasenkow - Jan Smeets
½-½
Etienne Bacrot - Sergei Movsesian
½-½
P. Harikrishna - Wouter Spoelman
1-0
Hou Yifan - Daniël Stellwagen
½-½
Wednesday, January 16th – Free day
Group B: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 17th
Daniël Stellwagen - Nigel Short
½-½
Wouter Spoelman - Hou Yifan
½-½
Sergei Movsesian - P. Harikrishna
½-½
Jan Smeets - Etienne Bacrot
0-1
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Michal Krasenkow
½-½
Erwin L’Ami - Ivan Cheparinov
1-0
Koneru Humpy - Gabriel Sargissian
½-½
Group B: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 18th
Nigel Short - Gabriel Sargissian
1-0
Ivan Cheparinov - Koneru Humpy
½-½
Michal Krasenkow - Erwin L’Ami
1-0
Etienne Bacrot - Ian Nepomniachtchi
½-½
P. Harikrishna - Jan Smeets
0-1
Hou Yifan - Sergei Movsesian
0-1
Daniël Stellwagen - Wouter Spoelman
1-0
Group B: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 29st
Wouter Spoelman - Nigel Short
½-½
Sergei Movsesian - Daniël Stellwagen
1-0
Jan Smeets - Hou Yifan
0-1
Ian Nepomniachtchi - P. Harikrishna
½-½
Erwin L’Ami - Etienne Bacrot
½-½
Koneru Humpy - Michal Krasenkow
1-0
Gabriel Sargissian - Ivan Cheparinov
½-½
Group B: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 20nd
Nigel Short - Ivan Cheparinov
-
Michal Krasenkow - Gabriel Sargissian
½-½
Etienne Bacrot - Koneru Humpy
½-½
P. Harikrishna - Erwin L’Ami
½-½
Hou Yifan - Ian Nepomniachtchi
½-½
Daniël Stellwagen - Jan Smeets
½-½
Wouter Spoelman - Sergei Movsesian
0-1
Monday, January 21st – Free day
Group B: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 22th
Sergei Movsesian - Nigel Short  
Jan Smeets - Wouter Spoelman  
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Daniël Stellwagen  
Erwin L’Ami - Hou Yifan  
Koneru Humpy - P. Harikrishna  
Gabriel Sargissian - Etienne Bacrot  
Ivan Cheparinov - Michal Krasenkow  
Group B: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 23th
Nigel Short - Michal Krasenkow  
Etienne Bacrot - Ivan Cheparinov  
P. Harikrishna - Gabriel Sargissian  
Hou Yifan - Koneru Humpy  
Daniël Stellwagen - Erwin L’Ami  
Wouter Spoelman - Ian Nepomniachtchi  
Sergei Movsesian - Jan Smeets  
Thursday, January 24th – Free day
Group B: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 25th
Jan Smeets - Nigel Short  
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Sergei Movsesian  
Erwin L’Ami - Wouter Spoelman  
Koneru Humpy - Daniël Stellwagen  
Gabriel Sargissian - Hou Yifan  
Ivan Cheparinov - P. Harikrishna  
Michal Krasenkow - Etienne Bacrot  
Group B: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 26th
Nigel Short - Etienne Bacrot  
P. Harikrishna - Michal Krasenkow  
Hou Yifan - Ivan Cheparinov  
Daniël Stellwagen - Gabriel Sargissian  
Wouter Spoelman - Koneru Humpy  
Sergei Movsesian - Erwin L’Ami  
Jan Smeets - Ian Nepomniachtchi  
Group B: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 27th
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Nigel Short  
Erwin L’Ami - Jan Smeets  
Koneru Humpy - Sergei Movsesian  
Gabriel Sargissian - Wouter Spoelman  
Ivan Cheparinov - Daniël Stellwagen  
Michal Krasenkow - Hou Yifan  
Etienne Bacrot - P. Harikrishna  

Schedule and results of Grandmaster Group C

Group C: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 12th
Li Shilong - Irina Krush
1-0
Anna Ushenina - John van der Wiel
0-1
Friso Nijboer - Arik Braun
0-1
Parimarjan Negi - Pontus Carlsson
0-1
Peng Zhaoqin - Fabiano Caruana
0-1
Mark van der Werf - Efstratios Grivas
1-0
Dennis Ruijgrok - Dimitri Reinderman
0-1
Group C: Round 2 - Sun. Jan. 13th
Irina Krush - Dimitri Reinderman
½-½
Efstratios Grivas - Dennis Ruijgrok
1-0
Fabiano Caruana - Mark van der Werf
1-0
Pontus Carlsson - Peng Zhaoqin
½-½
Arik Braun - Parimarjan Negi
1-0
John van der Wiel - Friso Nijboer
1-0
Li Shilong - Anna Ushenina
1-0
Group C: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 14th
Anna Ushenina - Irina Krush
½-½
Friso Nijboer - Li Shilong
1-0
Parimarjan Negi - John van der Wiel
1-0
Peng Zhaoqin - Arik Braun
0-1
Mark van der Werf - Pontus Carlsson
½-½
Dennis Ruijgrok - Fabiano Caruana
0-1
Dimitri Reinderman - Efstratios Grivas
½-½
Group C: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 15th
Irina Krush - Efstratios Grivas
0-1
Fabiano Caruana - Dimitri Reinderman
½-½
Pontus Carlsson - Dennis Ruijgrok
1-0
Arik Braun - Mark van der Werf
1-0
John van der Wiel - Peng Zhaoqin
½-½
Li Shilong - Parimarjan Negi
0-1
Anna Ushenina - Friso Nijboer
0-1
Wednesday, January 16th – Free day
Group C: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 17th
Friso Nijboer - Irina Krush
1-0
Parimarjan Negi - Anna Ushenina
1-0
Peng Zhaoqin - Li Shilong
½-½
Mark van der Werf - John van der Wiel
½-½
Dennis Ruijgrok - Arik Braun
½-½
Dimitri Reinderman - Pontus Carlsson
1-0
Efstratios Grivas - Fabiano Caruana
½-½
Group C: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 18th
Irina Krush - Fabiano Caruana
1-0
Pontus Carlsson - Efstratios Grivas
½-½
Arik Braun - Dimitri Reinderman
½-½
John van der Wiel - Dennis Ruijgrok
½-½
Li Shilong - Mark van der Werf
0-1
Anna Ushenina - Peng Zhaoqin
1-0
Friso Nijboer - Parimarjan Negi
1-0
Group C: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 19st
Parimarjan Negi - Irina Krush
1-0
Peng Zhaoqin - Friso Nijboer
½-½
Mark van der Werf - Anna Ushenina
0-1
Dennis Ruijgrok - Li Shilong
½-½
Dimitri Reinderman - John van der Wiel
½-½
Efstratios Grivas - Arik Braun
1-0
Fabiano Caruana - Pontus Carlsson
1-0
Group C: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 20nd
Irina Krush - Pontus Carlsson
1-0
Arik Braun - Fabiano Caruana
0-1
John van der Wiel - Efstratios Grivas
1-0
Li Shilong - Dimitri Reinderman
0-1
Anna Ushenina - Dennis Ruijgrok
1-0
Friso Nijboer - Mark van der Werf
0-1
Parimarjan Negi - Peng Zhaoqin
1-0
Monday, January 21st – Free day
Group C: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 22th
Peng Zhaoqin - Irina Krush  
Mark van der Werf - Parimarjan Negi  
Dennis Ruijgrok - Friso Nijboer  
Dimitri Reinderman - Anna Ushenina  
Efstratios Grivas - Li Shilong  
Fabiano Caruana - John van der Wiel  
Pontus Carlsson - Arik Braun  
Group C: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 23th
Irina Krush - Arik Braun  
John van der Wiel - Pontus Carlsson  
Li Shilong - Fabiano Caruana  
Anna Ushenina - Efstratios Grivas  
Friso Nijboer - Dimitri Reinderman  
Parimarjan Negi - Dennis Ruijgrok  
Peng Zhaoqin - Mark van der Werf  
Thursday, January 24th – Free day
Group C: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 25th
Mark van der Werf - Irina Krush  
Dennis Ruijgrok - Peng Zhaoqin  
Dimitri Reinderman - Parimarjan Negi  
Efstratios Grivas - Friso Nijboer  
Fabiano Caruana - Anna Ushenina  
Pontus Carlsson - Li Shilong  
Arik Braun - John van der Wiel  
Group C: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 26th
Irina Krush - John van der Wiel  
Li Shilong - Arik Braun  
Anna Ushenina - Pontus Carlsson  
Friso Nijboer - Fabiano Caruana  
Parimarjan Negi - Efstratios Grivas  
Peng Zhaoqin - Dimitri Reinderman  
Mark van der Werf - Dennis Ruijgrok  
Group C: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 27th
Dennis Ruijgrok - Irina Krush  
Dimitri Reinderman - Mark van der Werf  
Efstratios Grivas - Peng Zhaoqin  
Fabiano Caruana - Parimarjan Negi  
Pontus Carlsson - Friso Nijboer  
Arik Braun - Anna Ushenina  
John van der Wiel - Li Shilong  
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