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Wijk R13: Aronian, Carlsen win Wijk aan Zee 2008

1/27/2008 – Both the leading players, Levon Aronian and Magnus Carlsen, drew their games and are joint winners of the tournament, half a point ahead of the field. Behind them Anand in third and Radjabov in fourth. In the B Group it was Movsesian ahead of Short and Bacrot, and in the C Group young Fabiano Caruna two full points ahead of everyone else. Express report.
 

Results of round thirteen (final)

Group A: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 27th
Vassily Ivanchuk - Loek van Wely
½-½
Judit Polgar - Levon Aronian
½-½
Veselin Topalov - Michael Adams
½-½
Boris Gelfand - Pavel Eljanov
1-0
Peter Leko - Shak. Mamedyarov
1-0
Magnus Carlsen - Teimour Radjabov
½-½
Vishy Anand - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Group B: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 27th
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Nigel Short
½-½
Erwin L’Ami - Jan Smeets
½-½
Koneru Humpy - Sergei Movsesian
½-½
Gabriel Sargissian - Wouter Spoelman
1-0
Ivan Cheparinov - Daniël Stellwagen
1-0
Michal Krasenkow - Hou Yifan
½-½
Etienne Bacrot - P. Harikrishna
½-½
Group C: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 27th
Dennis Ruijgrok - Irina Krush
0-1
Dimitri Reinderman - Mark van der Werf
½-½
Efstratios Grivas - Peng Zhaoqin
1-0
Fabiano Caruana - Parimarjan Negi
1-0
Pontus Carlsson - Friso Nijboer
1-0
Arik Braun - Anna Ushenina
1-0
John van der Wiel - Li Shilong
1-0

Group A

Vishy Anand played a long game against Vladimir Kramnik, after the latter spurned a repetition (on move 29) and the former then came close to victory. Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian drew their games against Teimour Radjabov and Judit Polgar respectively. Boris Gelfand and Peter Leko scored last-round ego-boosting wins (against Pavel Eljanov and Shak Mamedyarov). Aronian and Carlsen are the joint winners, since tiebreak scores are not applied in Wijk.

Full analysis by GM Mihail Marin to follow tomorrow...

Group B

Although Movsesian started the round a point clear, both Bacrot and Short had hopes of catching him, if they won their games and Movsesian were to lose to Humpy. Unfortunately, the latter showed a total disregard for the interests of her colleagues or the tournament, and calmly halved out with the white pieces, in barely an hour. This handed Movsesian first place on a plate, and left Bacrot and Short high and dry. With nothing to play for, they both drew, although Short at least had a small edge from the opening and could have tried for more, had there been any incentive.

Most of the other games in the group were drawn, but Sargissian and Cheparinov both won, to restore a little respect to what has been a disappointing event for both.

Sargissian,G (2676) - Spoelman,W (2424) [E17]
Corus B Wijk aan Zee NED (13), 27.01.2008
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.0–0 0–0 7.Re1 Na6 8.Ne5 Bxg2 9.Kxg2 Qc8 10.e4 Qb7 11.d5 Rfe8 12.Nc3 Nc5 13.Qf3 Bd6 14.Bf4 a5 15.Rad1 exd5 16.exd5 Re7 17.Re2 Rae8 18.Rde1 Qb8 19.g4 h6 20.h4 c6 21.g5

21...Nxd5 22.Nxd5 cxd5 23.Nxd7 Qc8 24.Rxe7 Rxe7 25.Rxe7 Bxe7 26.Nxb6 Qb7 27.Nxd5 hxg5 28.hxg5 Bf8 29.b3 Qd7 30.Be3 Ne6 31.Qe4 Qd6 32.g6 fxg6 33.Qxg6 Qe5 34.f4 Qb2+ 35.Kf3 Nd4+ 36.Kg3 Ne2+ 37.Kf3 Nd4+ 38.Bxd4 Qxd4 39.Qe6+ Kh8 40.Qh3+ Kg8 41.Qe6+ Kh8 42.Qe8 Qd1+ 43.Kf2 Qd4+ 44.Ke2 Qc5 45.Nc3 Qa3 46.Kf3 Kg8 47.Nd5 Qd6 48.Kg4 Kh7 49.f5 Qc5 50.Qg6+ Kh8 51.Qb6 Qa3 52.Nf4 1-0.

Group C

By luck, the pairings had brought together Caruana and the only player that could catch him, Negi. A full-blooded battle was the result.

Caruana,F (2598) - Negi,P (2526) [C89]
Corus C Wijk aan Zee NED (13), 27.01.2008
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 Bg4 16.Qf1 Qh5 17.Nd2 Rae8 18.f3 Rxe1 19.Qxe1 Bxf3 20.Nxf3 Qxf3 21.Bd2 h5 22.Qd1 Qf5 23.Bc2 Qh3 24.Qf3 g6 25.Bh6 Re8

26.Rf1 Qe6 27.b3 Bf8 28.Bd2 Bg7 29.Kh1 b4 30.cxb4 Bxd4 31.Bd3 Re7 32.Bxa6 Ra7 33.b5 Nf6 34.Re1 Qh3 35.a4 Ng4 36.Re8+ Kh7 37.Re2 Ne5 38.Qf4 Qd7 39.Bc8 Qd8

40.b6 Qxb6 41.Rxe5 Bxe5 42.Qxe5 Qxb3 43.a5 Qd1+ 44.Qe1 Qf3+ 45.Kg1 h4 46.a6 h3 47.Qf1 Qe4 48.Bb7 Kg8 49.Be1 Qb1 50.Bf2 Rxb7 51.axb7 Qxb7 52.Qxh3 Qb1+ 53.Qf1 Qe4 54.Qe1 Qf3 55.Qe5 f6 56.Qf4 Qc3 57.Kg2 f5 58.Qd6 Kf7 59.Qc5 Qf6 60.Bd4 Qe6 61.Qe5 1-0.

Report by Steve Giddins, pictures Jeroen van den Belt

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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 9 - Tues. Jan. 22th
Michael Adams - Loek van Wely
1-0
Levon Aronian - Pavel Eljanov
½-½
Vassily Ivanchuk - Shak. Mamedyarov
½-½
Judit Polgar - Teimour Radjabov
½-½
Veselin Topalov - Vladimir Kramnik
1-0
Boris Gelfand - Vishy Anand
½-½
Peter Leko - Magnus Carlsen
1-0
Group A: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 23th
Loek van Wely - Magnus Carlsen
0-1
Vishy Anand - Peter Leko
½-½
Vladimir Kramnik - Boris Gelfand
½-½
Teimour Radjabov - Veselin Topalov
½-½
Shak. Mamedyarov - Judit Polgar
½-½
Pavel Eljanov - Vassily Ivanchuk
0-1
Michael Adams - Levon Aronian
½-½
Thursday, January 24th – Free day
Group A: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 25th
Levon Aronian - Loek van Wely
1-0
Vassily Ivanchuk - Michael Adams
½-½
Judit Polgar - Pavel Eljanov
0-1
Veselin Topalov - Shak. Mamedyarov
½-½
Boris Gelfand - Teimour Radjabov
0-1
Peter Leko - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Magnus Carlsen - Vishy Anand
0-1
Group A: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 26th
Loek van Wely - Vishy Anand
½-½
Vladimir Kramnik - Magnus Carlsen
0-1
Teimour Radjabov - Peter Leko
½-½
Shak. Mamedyarov - Boris Gelfand
½-½
Pavel Eljanov - Veselin Topalov
1-0
Michael Adams - Judit Polgar
0-1
Levon Aronian - Vassily Ivanchuk
½-½
Group A: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 27th
Vassily Ivanchuk - Loek van Wely
½-½
Judit Polgar - Levon Aronian
½-½
Veselin Topalov - Michael Adams
½-½
Boris Gelfand - Pavel Eljanov
1-0
Peter Leko - Shak. Mamedyarov
1-0
Magnus Carlsen - Teimour Radjabov
½-½
Vishy Anand - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½

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
1-0
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
½-½
Jan Smeets - Wouter Spoelman
0-1
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Daniël Stellwagen
1-0
Erwin L’Ami - Hou Yifan
1-0
Koneru Humpy - P. Harikrishna
½-½
Gabriel Sargissian - Etienne Bacrot
½-½
Ivan Cheparinov - Michal Krasenkow
1-0
Group B: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 23th
Nigel Short - Michal Krasenkow
1-0
Etienne Bacrot - Ivan Cheparinov
½-½
P. Harikrishna - Gabriel Sargissian
½-½
Hou Yifan - Koneru Humpy
½-½
Daniël Stellwagen - Erwin L’Ami
½-½
Wouter Spoelman - Ian Nepomniachtchi
0-1
Sergei Movsesian - Jan Smeets
1-0
Thursday, January 24th – Free day
Group B: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 25th
Jan Smeets - Nigel Short
0-1
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Sergei Movsesian
½-½
Erwin L’Ami - Wouter Spoelman
0-1
Koneru Humpy - Daniël Stellwagen
½-½
Gabriel Sargissian - Hou Yifan
0-1
Ivan Cheparinov - P. Harikrishna
0-1
Michal Krasenkow - Etienne Bacrot
0-1
Group B: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 26th
Nigel Short - Etienne Bacrot
½-½
P. Harikrishna - Michal Krasenkow
½-½
Hou Yifan - Ivan Cheparinov
½-½
Daniël Stellwagen - Gabriel Sargissian
½-½
Wouter Spoelman - Koneru Humpy
1-0
Sergei Movsesian - Erwin L’Ami
1-0
Jan Smeets - Ian Nepomniachtchi
1-0
Group B: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 27th
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Nigel Short
½-½
Erwin L’Ami - Jan Smeets
½-½
Koneru Humpy - Sergei Movsesian
½-½
Gabriel Sargissian - Wouter Spoelman
1-0
Ivan Cheparinov - Daniël Stellwagen
1-0
Michal Krasenkow - Hou Yifan
½-½
Etienne Bacrot - P. Harikrishna
½-½

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
½-½
Mark van der Werf - Parimarjan Negi
½-½
Dennis Ruijgrok - Friso Nijboer
0-1
Dimitri Reinderman - Anna Ushenina
1-0
Efstratios Grivas - Li Shilong
0-1
Fabiano Caruana - John van der Wiel
1-0
Pontus Carlsson - Arik Braun
1-0
Group C: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 23th
Irina Krush - Arik Braun
1-0
John van der Wiel - Pontus Carlsson
½-½
Li Shilong - Fabiano Caruana
1-0
Anna Ushenina - Efstratios Grivas
1-0
Friso Nijboer - Dimitri Reinderman
1-0
Parimarjan Negi - Dennis Ruijgrok
1-0
Peng Zhaoqin - Mark van der Werf
½-½
Thursday, January 24th – Free day
Group C: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 25th
Mark van der Werf - Irina Krush
½-½
Dennis Ruijgrok - Peng Zhaoqin
0-1
Dimitri Reinderman - Parimarjan Negi
½-½
Efstratios Grivas - Friso Nijboer
½-½
Fabiano Caruana - Anna Ushenina
1-0
Pontus Carlsson - Li Shilong
½-½
Arik Braun - John van der Wiel
½-½
Group C: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 26th
Irina Krush - John van der Wiel
1-0
Li Shilong - Arik Braun
½-½
Anna Ushenina - Pontus Carlsson
0-1
Friso Nijboer - Fabiano Caruana
0-1
Parimarjan Negi - Efstratios Grivas
1-0
Peng Zhaoqin - Dimitri Reinderman
½-½
Mark van der Werf - Dennis Ruijgrok
½-½
Group C: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 27th
Dennis Ruijgrok - Irina Krush
0-1
Dimitri Reinderman - Mark van der Werf
½-½
Efstratios Grivas - Peng Zhaoqin
1-0
Fabiano Caruana - Parimarjan Negi
1-0
Pontus Carlsson - Friso Nijboer
1-0
Arik Braun - Anna Ushenina
1-0
John van der Wiel - Li Shilong
1-0
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