Wijk aan Zee

(1) Aronian - Yue [D17]
Corus Chess 2009 (1), 2009

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Nb6 8.Ne5 a5 9.g3 e6 10.Bg2 Bb4 11.0-0 0-0 12.e3 h6 13.Qe2 Nfd7 14.e4 Nxe5 15.exf5 Nec4 16.fxe6 Qxd4 17.Bh3 Kh8 18.Rd1 Qe5 19.Qxe5 Nxe5 20.f4 Nec4 21.f5 Rae8 22.Rb1 fxe6 23.fxe6 Re7 24.Kh1 Rfe8 25.Ne2 Nd5 26.b3 Nd6 27.Nf4 Nxf4 28.Bxf4 Ne4 29.Rb2 Nf6 30.Be5 Nh7 31.Rd7 Ng5 32.Bg4 Nxe6 33.Rxe7 Rxe7 34.Rf2 Kg8 35.Be2 Rf7 36.Kg2 Rxf2+ 37.Kxf2 Nc5 38.Ke3 Nd7 39.Ke4 Kf8 40.Bd4 Bc5 41.Bg4 Bxd4 42.Bxd7 Bg1 43.h4 1/2-1/2

(2) Carlsen - Radjabov [B40]
Corus Chess 2009 (1), 2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 d5 4.exd5 exd5 5.d4 Nc6 6.Bg2 Bg4 7.0-0 Be7 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.Qe1+ Be7 10.Ne5 Be6 11.c4 Nf6 12.Nc3 Rc8 13.cxd5 Nxd5 14.Bh6 [Spectacular, but it looks stronger to insert 14.Bxd5! Bxd5 and only then play 15.Bh6 after which Black has some serious problems to solve.] 14...Nxe5 [Certainly not 14...gxh6? 15.Nxd5 Bxd5 16.Rd1 ] 15.Rd1 gxh6 16.Qxe5 Bf6 17.Qe2 Bxc3 18.Bxd5 Qe7 19.Qb5+ Qd7 20.Qb3 Rc5 21.Bxe6 Qxe6 22.Qa3 b6 23.bxc3 0-0 After the complications, we reach a heavy piece ending where the more exposed black king gives White some initiative, but careful defence enables Radjabov to hold. 24.Qxa7 Rxc3 25.Rfe1 Qf6 26.Qa4 Rc5 27.Re4 Rf5 28.Rg4+ Kh8 29.Qb4 Rc8 30.Rc4 Re8 31.Re4 Rc8 32.Re2 Rfc5 33.Re4 Rf5 34.Rde1 Rg8 35.Re8 Rfg5 36.R8e4 Rf5 37.R1e2 Qa1+ 38.Kg2 Qf6 39.a4 Qc6 40.Qb2+ Qf6 41.Rb4 Qxb2 42.Rexb2 Ra8 43.Rxb6 Rxa4 44.Rxh6 Kg7 45.Rd6 h6 46.f4 Rfa5 47.Rdd2 Ra6 48.Kh3 R6a5 49.Kh4 Ra6 50.Rbc2 R6a5 51.Rf2 Ra6 52.Kh5 R4a5+ 53.f5 Rg6 54.g4 Ra3 55.Kh4 Rb6 56.h3 Rbb3 57.Rh2 Rf3 58.Rcf2 Rfe3 59.Rf1 Rab3 60.Rfh1 Rf3 1/2-1/2

(3) Ivanchuk - Smeets [D44]
Corus Chess 2009 (1), 2009

1.c4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.a4 Bb4 7.e4 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 Qa5 9.e5 Ne4 10.Bd2 Qd5 11.Qc2 c5 12.Be3 cxd4 13.cxd4 Qa5+ 14.Nd2 Nxd2 15.Bxd2 Qd5 16.Qxc4 Qxc4 17.Bxc4 Nc6 18.Bc3 Ne7 19.a5 Bd7 20.Bb4 Rc8 21.Be2 Nc6 22.Bc5 Nxe5 23.Rb1 Nc6 24.Rxb7 Nxa5 25.Rxa7 Nc6 26.Rb7 Nd8 27.Rb3 Bc6 28.0-0 Nb7 29.Ba3 Kd7 30.Rc1 Nd6 31.Rb6 Nf5 32.d5 exd5 33.Bg4 g6 34.Bb2 Rhe8 35.Bxf5+ gxf5 36.f3 Re2 37.Bd4 Rd2 38.Be3 Rd3 39.Bf4 d4 40.Re1 0-1

(4) Karjakin - Morozevich [B48]
Corus Chess 2009 (1), 2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2 Nf6 8.0-0-0 Be7 9.f3 0-0 10.g4 b5 11.g5 Ne8 12.h4 Ne5 13.Kb1 Bb7 14.h5 Rc8 15.Qg2 b4 16.Na4 f5 17.gxf6 Nxf6 18.Bd3 Rf7 19.b3 Rcf8 20.Rdg1 Ne8 21.Rh3 Bf6 22.Nb2 Nc6?! [22...Qc3 ; 22...Nd6 ] 23.Nxc6 Qxc6?? [23...Bxc6 24.Nc4 d5 ] 24.Nc4 [24.e5! was equally convincing] 24...d5 [There is no good defence to the threat of 25.e5 and 26.Bxh7+, eg. 24...d6 25.e5 dxe5 26.Bxh7+ ; Fritz 11 offers 24...Bc3 as the best hope, but even then 25.Na5 Qc7 26.Nxb7 Qxb7 27.e5 yields a winning attack.] 25.exd5 exd5 26.h6 [There is no adequate defence to 27.Bxh7+. 26.h6 ] 1-0

(5) Stellwagen - Movsesian [B80]
Corus Chess 2009 (1), 2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be3 Be7 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.g4 d5 10.g5 Nxd4 11.Qxd4 Nh5 12.0-0-0 Bxg5 13.Kb1 Kh8 14.Bxg5 Qxg5 15.Rg1 Qf6 16.Qb4 Bd7 17.exd5 exd5 18.Nxd5 Qxf3 19.Bg2 Qf5 20.Qxb7 Ba4 21.b3 Rac8 22.Rd2 a5 23.Qa7 Bc6 24.Ne7 Qg5 25.Bxc6 Qxd2 26.Nxc8 Rxc8 27.Qxf7 Qd4 28.Re1 Nf6 29.Qe6 Rd8 30.Qe5 Qb4 31.Kb2 h6 32.a3 Qb6 33.Bf3 Qf2 1/2-1/2

(6) Van Wely - Dominguez [D85]
Corus Chess 2009 (1), 2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Rb1 0-0 9.Be2 cxd4 10.cxd4 Qa5+ 11.Bd2 Qxa2 12.0-0 Bg4 13.Bg5 h6 14.Bh4 g5 15.Bg3 a5 16.Rxb7 a4 17.h3 Bxf3 18.Bxf3 Nc6 19.e5 Qc4 20.Rb2 Nxd4 21.Bxa8 Rxa8 22.Rd2 Ne6 23.Rd7 a3 24.Qf3 Ra6 25.Ra1 a2 26.Kh2 Qc5 27.Qe2 Ra5 28.Rb7 h5 29.Kh1 Qc3 30.Qb2 Qxb2 31.Rxb2 Bxe5 32.Bxe5 Rxe5 33.g3 g4 34.Rbxa2 Kg7 35.Ra5 Re2 36.R5a2 Re5 37.Ra4 f5 38.Ra5 Rxa5 39.Rxa5 Kf6 40.h4 Nd4 41.Ra8 Nf3 42.Kg2 e6 43.Kf1 Nd2+ 44.Ke2 Ne4 45.Ke3 Kg6 46.Rh8 Nd6 47.Kd4 Nf7 48.Ra8 Kf6 49.Kc5 Ne5 50.Kd6 Nf7+ 51.Kc7 Ne5 52.Rd8 Nf7 53.Rd4 Ne5 54.Kd6 Nf7+ 55.Kd7 Ne5+ 56.Ke8 Nf3 57.Rd7 Ne5 58.Rh7 Nd3 59.Rxh5 Nxf2 60.Rh6+ Kg7 61.Rxe6 Ne4 62.Ke7 Nxg3 63.Rf6 Ne4 64.Rxf5 Kg6 65.Rf8 g3 66.Ke6 Nc5+ 67.Kd5 Nd7 68.Rg8+ Kh5 69.Rxg3 Nf6+ 70.Ke5 Kxh4 71.Rg6 Nh5 72.Kf5 Ng3+ 73.Kf4 Nh5+ 74.Kf3 Kh3 75.Rg4 Nf6 76.Rf4 Nh5 77.Ra4 Nf6 78.Kf4 Nh5+ 79.Kf3 Nf6 80.Rh4+ Kxh4 1/2-1/2

(7) Kamsky - Adams [C65]
Corus Chess 2009 (1), 2009

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6.d4 Bb6 7.a4 a5 8.Nbd2 exd4 9.e5 Nd5 10.cxd4 d6 11.Nc4 Bg4 12.h3 Bh5 13.exd6 cxd6 14.Bg5 f6 15.Bh4 Bc7 16.Bg3 Rc8 17.Re1 Ndb4 18.Bxc6 Nxc6 19.Na3 d5 20.Bxc7 Qxc7 21.Nb5 Qd7 22.Rc1 Nb4 23.Re3 Rc6 1/2-1/2

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