Corus 09: Striking with the Albin Counter Gambit

1/25/2005 – For a second day in a row "out-of-form" Alexander Morozevich struck out, this time with the most provocative reply to the Queen's Gambit – the 120-year-old Albin Counter Gambit. Peter Svidler faced the even older Sicilian Rossolimo and beat Grischuk in 57 moves. Peter Leko outplayed Nigel Short and now leads with Topalov. Full report.

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Corus Chess Tournament
Wijk aan Zee 14 – 30 January 2005

Official web site Live coverageAll ChessBase reports

The event is being held from January 14 to 30 at the De Moriaan Community Centre in Wijk aan Zee, Holland. There are three main tournaments, all 14-player round robins, starting at 13.30 Central European Time. The rest days are on Jan. 19, 24 and 27. The rate of play is 40/2, 20/1 and 30 minutes to finish the game (group C 40/2 plus 1 hour for the rest). The games can be watched on the official live coverage site or watched and discussed with other chess fans on the Playchess.com server.

Round nine

Vishy Anand, who has not done too well against Veselin Topalov lately, and who had the black pieces in this round to boot, played a very solid Petroff, harassing White's queen until it was exchanged and the game drawn. Kramnik vs van Wely was a Sveshnikov in which White won a pawn, but allowed Black enough activity to win in back and draw in 47 moves. Ponomariov-Adams saw the top Brit outplay the Ukrainian ex knockout world champion in a sharp Petroff. The critical moment was when Ponomariov played 23.f3.

Ponomariov,R (2700) - Adams,Mi (2741) [C42]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (9), 25.01.2005
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.0-0 Be7 8.Re1 Bg4 9.c3 f5 10.Qb3 0-0 11.Nbd2 Na5 12.Qc2 Nc6 13.b4 a6 14.a4 Bd6 15.Ba3 Kh8 16.b5 axb5 17.Bxd6 cxd6 18.axb5 Na5 19.h3 Bh5 20.Nh2 Rc8 21.Ra3 b6 22.Ndf1 f4 23.f3

Ponomariov said he saw the continuation after his last move, but only after he had played it did he realise that he was in deep trouble: 23...Qh4 24.Re2 Ng3 25.Nxg3 fxg3 26.Nf1 Bxf3 27.gxf3 Rxf3 28.Nd2 Rf2 29.Rxf2 gxf2+ 30.Kg2 Qg5+ 31.Kxf2 Rf8+ 32.Nf3 Qf4 33.Qe2 Qh2+ 34.Ke1 Qg3+ 35.Qf2 Rxf3 36.Qxg3 Rxg3 37.Bf1 h5 38.Kd2

Black is clearly winning, and can go two pawns up with 38...Rxh3 39.Bxh3 Nc4+ 40.Kd3 Nxa3. But Adams was in deep time trouble and decided, as people often do in such situations, to repeat moves to get to the time control: 38...Rf3 39.Ke2 Rg3 40.Kd2 Rf3 41.Ke2 Rg3 and to his horror the game was a draw, since Ponomariov can play 42.Ke2 to get the above position for a third time.

Judit Polgar was faced with the Berlin Defence in the Ruy Lopez against Cuban GM Lazaro Bruzon, just as Nigel Short had done in the previous round against Ivan Sokolov. But while Nigel dealt with the situation with aplomb, Judit committed some minor inaccuracies around move 17, and suddenly it was Black who was attacking. However the toughest female player on the planet defended well and drew the game in 55 moves.

Let us turn to the three wins of the day. Nigel Short was unreserved in his praise for Peter Leko, who beat him in 37 moves in a Ruy Lopez Breyer. "I was completely outplayed," he told us. "The guy is pretty strong. He prepared better than I did, his understanding was superior and his tactics were better than mine – well, what can I say?" The final combination was also quite ironic: "I saw it two moves earlier, but then I stumbled into the position anyway, because I had completely forgotten about it." Still Nigel was in good spirits. "My expected score is minus two, would you believe it? So I still have half a point to play around with. I could be doing better, but I could be doing a lot worse. I think I have settled down to realizing that I am just a great supporting player. And that is not a bad thing to be. I mean there are important Oscars being given for the best supporting actors."


The "historian" amongst the top GMs: Alexander Morozevich

Turning to Morozevich-Sokolov, Nigel told us about the dilemma people face when playing against the mercurial GM from Moscow. "Yesterday evening I was talking to Ivan (Sokolov), and he said: 'Okay, if I play 1.d4 against Morozevich, he'll play 1...d5, and then if I play 2.c4 he'll play the Albin Counter Gambit.' I said 'Come on Ivan, that is nothing to worry about. But let us suppose you are really concerned about this gambit, which absolutely nobody in the world plays, then you can play Nf3 on move two.' But Ivan said 'Then he can play the Chigorin!' So he was almost in zugzwang on move two. He did not know whether to allow the Albin Counter Gambit or the Chigorin. So when you are playing Morozevich you have to do deep historical research!"

For the uninitiated: Adolf Albin (picture, 1848-1920) was an Austrian master who used the opening 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5!? 3.dxe5 d4 quite successfully in the latter 19th century. today it is considered quite dubious, as Black does not gain full value for the pawn he is sacrificing.

In a Playchess.com lecture GM Boris Alterman said: "The Albin's Counter Gambit is the very popular opening on the beginners' level, but it still has proponents among master strength players. GM Alexander Morozevich has successfully included this aggressive weapon into his repertoire. Like all the gambit openings, it embodies a plan of rapid development, while White struggles with that thorn on d4, Black pieces flood easily into the game."

In the game Morozevich deviated early from theory, and Sokolov got a good position. But he missed a very promising continuation on move 13 (g4!), and by move 21 he was floundering, playing 21.e3? instead of the more solid 21.0-0-0. This allowed the black pieces to penetrate the White position "like unwanted vermin," the official round report says. Eventually he was gunned down by a ferocious black attack.

Sokolov,I (2685) - Morozevich,A (2741) [D08]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (9), 25.01.2005
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Nbd2 Nge7 6.Nb3 Nf5 7.a3 Be7 8.g3 a5 9.Qd3 a4 10.Nbd2 h5 11.Bh3 g6 12.Ne4 h4 13.Bf4 hxg3 14.hxg3 Ng7 15.Bg2 Rxh1+ 16.Bxh1 Bf5 17.Nfg5 Na5 18.Qf3 Ne6 19.Nh7 Bxe4 20.Qxe4 c6 21.e3?

21...Nb3 22.Rd1 Qa5+ 23.Ke2 Nec5 24.Qg2 Qa6 25.Kf1 Qxc4+ 26.Kg1 Qc2 27.Qf3 d3 28.Bg5 Ne4 29.Bxe7 Nxf2 30.Qxf2 Qxd1+ 31.Kg2 Qc2 32.Bd6 0-0-0 33.Kg1

The final move on the official site is given as 33...Rd8-h8 1-0, with the comment "Sokolov resigned with only 2 seconds left on his clock". We are not sure of the notation, since after this move White can immediately draw with 34.Qxf7, since the mate threat Qc7# can only be parried by a perpetual: 34...Qd1+ 35.Kg2 Qe2+ 36.Kg1 Qd1+. Possibly the more logical sequence 33...Qxf2+ 34.Kxf2 Rh8 35.Bf3 Rxh7 was meant, when White can indeed resign in an utterly hopeless position. This game won Morozevich the public prize for the day.

Peter Svidler, who had a terrible start this year in Wijk, won a very pretty game against Alexander Grischuk. For the record, it was a Sicilian Rossolimo, which was first seen in top-level chess in 1851, when Bird and Williams played it in the London Tournament. But it was made popular by Grandmaster Nicolas Rossolimo (1910-75), who was born in Kiev but lived in Paris, working as a taxi-driver. Svidler handled the position very well, pushing in the center and netting two pawns – and after 57 moves the full point in this game.

Report by Frederic Friedel
Pictures above from the official Corus web site.

All results

Round nine – Tues. 25.01.2005
Veselin Topalov
½-½
Viswanathan Anand C42 Petroff Defence
Judit Polgar
½-½
Lazaro Bruzon C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Ivan Sokolov
0-1
Alexander Morozevich D08 Albin Counter Gambit
Peter Leko
1-0
Nigel Short C95 Ruy Lopez, Breyer
Peter Svidler
1-0
Alexander Grischuk B31 Sicilian Rossolimo
Ruslan Ponomariov
½-½
Michael Adams C42 Petroff Defence
Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Loek van Wely B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov

Current standings


Groups B and C

In Group B the boy wonder from the Ukraine, Sergey Karjakin, has moved to within striking distance of the leader Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The four leading players are aged 20, 15, 18 and 14, for an average of 16.75. Note that one game is still missing from the database for round nine.

In Group C there is a three-way tie for first. The drawing average here is a truly remarkable 28.6%, with 36.5% white and 34.9% black wins. When's the last time we saw a tournament go this way? The other sections conform more closely to the average: Group A has 58.7% draws, and Group B.

All results

Group B Round nine – Tues. 25.01.2005
Alexandra Kosteniuk
0-1 Daniel Stellwagen
Peter .H. Nielsen
½-½ Alejandro Ramirez
Sergey Karjakin
1-0 Friso Nijboer
Sipke Ernst
0-1 Jan Smeets
Antoaneta Stefanova
1-0 Predrag Nikolic
Alexander Onischuk
½-½ Ivan Cheparinov
Magnus Carlsen
½-½ S. Mamedyarov
Group C Round nine – Tues. 25.01.2005
Vladimir Georgiev
1-0 Leon Pliester
Evgeny Alekseev
½-½ Natalia Zhukova
Tea Lanchava
0-1 Harmen Jonkman
Erwin L’Ami
1-0 Joost Wempe
Parimarjan Negi
½-½ Wouter Spoelman
Manuel Bosboom
0-1 Alexey Korotylev
Bianca Muhren
0-1 Zeinab Mamedjarova

Standings Group B and Group C


The CORUS Steel Making Plant

The sponsor of this exciting chess event is a steel manufacturer, one of the biggest in the world. Corus has about 10,000 workers in three shifts, 24 hours a day. Of the 800 inhabitants of Wijk aan Zee about 10% work for Corus. The output of the company is seven million tons a year, which makes up about 0.7 percent of the world production.

During the tournament the grandmasters were invited to visit the factory and see the steel mills in action. Unfortunately only a very few accepted the invitation. One of them was Alexandra Kosteniuk, who has a nice report of the visit on her web site.


A chess grandmaster in the steel mill


All results and schedule

Round one – Sat. 15.01.2005
Alexander Grischuk
½-½ Viswanathan Anand
Nigel Short
½-½ Michael Adams
Alexander Morozevich
½-½ Loek van Wely
Lazaro Bruzon
½-½ Vladimir Kramnik
Veselin Topalov
1-0 Ruslan Ponomariov
Judit Polgar
1-0 Peter Svidler
Ivan Sokolov
½-½ Peter Leko
Games
Report
Round two – Sun. 16.01.2005
Viswanathan Anand
0-1 Peter Leko
Peter Svidler
½-½ Ivan Sokolov
Ruslan Ponomariov
1-0 Judit Polgar
Vladimir Kramnik
0-1 Veselin Topalov
Loek van Wely
½-½ Lazaro Bruzon
Michael Adams
1-0 Alexander Morozevich
Alexander Grischuk
½-½ Nigel Short
Games
Report
Round three – Mon. 17.01.2005
Nigel Short
½-½ Viswanathan Anand
Alexander Morozevich
0-1 Alexander Grischuk
Lazaro Bruzon
½-½ Michael Adams
Veselin Topalov
½-½ Loek van Wely
Judit Polgar
½-½ Vladimir Kramnik
Ivan Sokolov
0-1 Ruslan Ponomariov
Peter Leko
1-0 Peter Svidler
Games
Report
Round four – Tues. 18.01.2005
Viswanathan Anand
½-½ Peter Svidler
Ruslan Ponomariov
½-½ Peter Leko
Vladimir Kramnik
1-0 Ivan Sokolov
Loek van Wely
½-½ Judit Polgar
Michael Adams
1-0 Veselin Topalov
Alexander Grischuk
½-½ Lazaro Bruzon
Nigel Short
1-0 Alexander Morozevich
Games
Report
Round five – Thurs. 20.01.2005
Alexander Morozevich
0-1 Viswanathan Anand
Lazaro Bruzon
1-0 Nigel Short
Veselin Topalov
½-½ Alexander Grischuk
Judit Polgar
½-½ Michael Adams
Ivan Sokolov
½-½ Loek van Wely
Peter Leko
½-½ Vladimir Kramnik
Peter Svidler
½-½ Ruslan Ponomariov
Games
Report
Round six – Fri. 21.01.2005
Viswanathan Anand
1-0 Ruslan Ponomariov
Vladimir Kramnik
1-0 Peter Svidler
Loek van Wely
½-½ Peter Leko
Michael Adams
½-½ Ivan Sokolov
Alexander Grischuk
½-½ Judit Polgar
Nigel Short
0-1 Veselin Topalov
Alexander Morozevich
0-1 Lazaro Bruzon
Games
Report
Round seven – Sat. 22.01.2005
Lazaro Bruzon
0-1 Viswanathan Anand
Veselin Topalov
½-½ Alexander Morozevich
Judit Polgar
½-½ Nigel Short
Ivan Sokolov
½-½ Alexander Grischuk
Peter Leko
½-½ Michael Adams
Peter Svidler
1-0 Loek van Wely
Ruslan Ponomariov
½-½ Vladimir Kramnik
Games
Report
Round eight – Sun. 23.01.2005
Viswanathan Anand
½-½ Vladimir Kramnik
Loek van Wely
½-½ Ruslan Ponomariov
Michael Adams
½-½ Peter Svidler
Alexander Grischuk
½-½ Peter Leko
Nigel Short
1-0 Ivan Sokolov
Alexander Morozevich
1-0 Judit Polgar
Lazaro Bruzon
0-1 Veselin Topalov
Games
Report
Round nine – Tues. 25.01.2005
Veselin Topalov
½-½ Viswanathan Anand
Judit Polgar
½-½ Lazaro Bruzon
Ivan Sokolov
0-1 Alexander Morozevich
Peter Leko
1-0 Nigel Short
Peter Svidler
1-0 Alexander Grischuk
Ruslan Ponomariov
½-½ Michael Adams
Vladimir Kramnik
½-½ Loek van Wely
Games
Report
Round ten – Wed 26.01.2005
Viswanathan Anand
Loek van Wely
Michael Adams
Vladimir Kramnik
Alexander Grischuk
Ruslan Ponomariov
Nigel Short
Peter Svidler
Alexander Morozevich
Peter Leko
Lazaro Bruzon
Ivan Sokolov
Veselin Topalov
Judit Polgar
Games
Report
Round eleven – Fri. 28.01.2005
Judit Polgar
Viswanathan Anand
Ivan Sokolov
Veselin Topalov
Peter Leko
Lazaro Bruzon
Peter Svidler
Alexander Morozevich
Ruslan Ponomariov
Nigel Short
Vladimir Kramnik
Alexander Grischuk
Loek van Wely
Michael Adams
Games
Report
Round twelve – Sat. 29.01.2005
Viswanathan Anand
Michael Adams
Alexander Grischuk
Loek van Wely
Nigel Short
Vladimir Kramnik
Alexander Morozevich
Ruslan Ponomariov
Lazaro Bruzon
Peter Svidler
Veselin Topalov
Peter Leko
Judit Polgar
Ivan Sokolov
Games
Report
Round thirteen – Sun. 30.01.2005
Ivan Sokolov
Viswanathan Anand
Peter Leko
Judit Polgar
Peter Svidler
Veselin Topalov
Ruslan Ponomariov
Lazaro Bruzon
Vladimir Kramnik
Alexander Morozevich
Loek van Wely
Nigel Short
Michael Adams
Alexander Grischuk
Games
Report

Groups B + C

Group B Round one – Sat. 15.01.2005
Predrag Nikolic
0-1 Daniel Stellwagen
Jan Smeets
½-½ Ivan Cheparinov
Friso Nijboer
0-1 S. Mamedyarov
Alejandro Ramirez
½-½ Magnus Carlsen
Alexandra Kosteniuk
1-0 Alexander Onischuk
Peter .H. Nielsen
½-½ Antoaneta Stefanova
Sergey Karjakin
1-0 Sipke Ernst
Group C Round one – Sat. 15.01.2005
Wouter Spoelman
½-½ Leon Pliester
Joost Wempe
0-1 Alexey Korotylev
Harmen Jonkman
½-½ Zeinab Mamedjarova
Natalia Zhukova
1-0 Bianca Muhren
Vladimir Georgiev
1-0 Manuel Bosboom
Evgeny Alekseev
1-0 Parimarjan Negi
Tea Lanchava
0-1 Erwin L’Ami
Group B Round two – Sun. 16.01.2005
Ivan Cheparinov
1-0 Friso Nijboer
Alexander Onischuk
½-½ Peter .H. Nielsen
Magnus Carlsen
1-0 Alexandra Kosteniuk
Antoaneta Stefanova
½-½ Sergey Karjakin
Daniel Stellwagen
1-0 Sipke Ernst
S. Mamedyarov
1-0 Alejandro Ramirez
Predrag Nikolic
½-½ Jan Smeets
Group C Round two – Sun. 16.01.2005
Parimarjan Negi
1-0 Tea Lanchava
Alexey Korotylev
½-½ Harmen Jonkman
Wouter Spoelman
1-0 Joost Wempe
Zeinab Mamedjarova
0-1 Natalia Zhukova
Bianca Muhren
½-½ Vladimir Georgiev
Manuel Bosboom
½-½ Evgeny Alekseev
Leon Pliester
½-½ Erwin L’Ami
Group B Round three – Mon. 17.01.2005
Jan Smeets
½-½ Daniel Stellwagen
Friso Nijboer
0-1 Predrag Nikolic
Alejandro Ramirez
½-½ Ivan Cheparinov
Alexandra Kosteniuk
0-1 S. Mamedyarov
Peter .H. Nielsen
½-½ Magnus Carlsen
Sergey Karjakin
½-½ Alexander Onischuk
Sipke Ernst
0-1 Antoaneta Stefanova
Group C Round three – Mon. 17.01.2005
Joost Wempe
1-0 Leon Pliester
Harmen Jonkman
0-1 Wouter Spoelman
Natalia Zhukova
0-1 Alexey Korotylev
Vladimir Georgiev
1-0 Zeinab Mamedjarova
Evgeny Alekseev
1-0 Bianca Muhren
Tea Lanchava
1-0 Manuel Bosboom
Erwin L’Ami
1-0 Parimarjan Negi
Group B Round four – Tues. 18.01.2005
Daniel Stellwagen
½-½ Antoaneta Stefanova
Alexander Onischuk
½-½ Sipke Ernst
Magnus Carlsen
½-½ Sergey Karjakin
S. Mamedyarov
½-½ Peter .H. Nielsen
Ivan Cheparinov
½-½ Alexandra Kosteniuk
Predrag Nikolic
½-½ Alejandro Ramirez
Jan Smeets
½-½ Friso Nijboer
Group C Round four – Tues. 18.01.2005
Leon Pliester
½-½ Parimarjan Negi
Manuel Bosboom
½-½ Erwin L’Ami
Bianca Muhren
0-1 Tea Lanchava
Zeinab Mamedjarova
0-1 Evgeny Alekseev
Alexey Korotylev
½-½ Vladimir Georgiev
Wouter Spoelman
½-½ Natalia Zhukova
Joost Wempe
0-1 Harmen Jonkman
Group B Round five – Thurs. 20.01.2005
Friso Nijboer
½-½ Daniel Stellwagen
Alejandro Ramirez
0-1 Jan Smeets
Alexandra Kosteniuk
½-½ Predrag Nikolic
Peter .H. Nielsen
0-1 Ivan Cheparinov
Sergey Karjakin
½-½ S. Mamedyarov
Sipke Ernst
½-½ Magnus Carlsen
Antoaneta Stefanova
½-½ Alexander Onischuk
Group C Round five – Thurs. 20.01.2005
Harmen Jonkman
1-0 Leon Pliester
Natalia Zhukova
1-0 Joost Wempe
Vladimir Georgiev
1-0 Wouter Spoelman
Evgeny Alekseev
½-½ Alexey Korotylev
Tea Lanchava
0-1 Zeinab Mamedjarova
Erwin L’Ami
0-1 Bianca Muhren
Parimarjan Negi
½-½ Manuel Bosboom
Group B Round six – Fri.. 21.01.2005
Daniel Stellwagen
0-1 Alexander Onischuk
Magnus Carlsen
½-½ Antoaneta Stefanova
S. Mamedyarov
1-0 Sipke Ernst
Ivan Cheparinov
0-1 Sergey Karjakin
Predrag Nikolic
½-½ Peter .H. Nielsen
Jan Smeets
½-½ Alexandra Kosteniuk
Friso Nijboer
½-½ Alejandro Ramirez
Group C Round six – Fri.. 21.01.2005
Leon Pliester
½-½ Manuel Bosboom
Bianca Muhren
1-0 Parimarjan Negi
Zeinab Mamedjarova
0-1 Erwin L’Ami
Alexey Korotylev
1-0 Tea Lanchava
Wouter Spoelman
0-1 Evgeny Alekseev
Joost Wempe
0-1 Vladimir Georgiev
Harmen Jonkman
½-½ Natalia Zhukova
Group B Round seven – Sat.. 22.01.2005
Alejandro Ramirez
½-½ Daniel Stellwagen
Alexandra Kosteniuk
½-½ Friso Nijboer
Peter .H. Nielsen
1-0 Jan Smeets
Sergey Karjakin
1-0 Predrag Nikolic
Sipke Ernst
½-½ Ivan Cheparinov
Antoaneta Stefanova
0-1 S. Mamedyarov
Alexander Onischuk
½-½ Magnus Carlsen
Group C Round seven – Sat.. 22.01.2005
Natalia Zhukova
1-0 Leon Pliester
Vladimir Georgiev
½-½ Harmen Jonkman
Evgeny Alekseev
½-½ Joost Wempe
Tea Lanchava
1-0 Wouter Spoelman
Erwin L’Ami
1-0 Alexey Korotylev
Parimarjan Negi
1-0 Zeinab Mamedjarova
Manuel Bosboom
1-0 Bianca Muhren
Group B Round eight – Sun. 23.01.2005
Daniel Stellwagen
½-½ Magnus Carlsen
S. Mamedyarov
½-½ Alexander Onischuk
Ivan Cheparinov
Antoaneta Stefanova
Predrag Nikolic
0-1 Sipke Ernst
Jan Smeets
½-½ Sergey Karjakin
Friso Nijboer
½-½ Peter .H. Nielsen
Alejandro Ramirez
0-1 Alexandra Kosteniuk
Group C Round eight – Sun. 23.01.2005
Leon Pliester
0-1 Bianca Muhren
Zeinab Mamedjarova
0-1 Manuel Bosboom
Alexey Korotylev
1-0 Parimarjan Negi
Wouter Spoelman
0-1 Erwin L’Ami
Joost Wempe
0-1 Tea Lanchava
Harmen Jonkman
0-1 Evgeny Alekseev
Natalia Zhukova
½-½ Vladimir Georgiev
Group B Round nine – Tues. 25.01.2005
Alexandra Kosteniuk
0-1 Daniel Stellwagen
Peter .H. Nielsen
½-½ Alejandro Ramirez
Sergey Karjakin
1-0 Friso Nijboer
Sipke Ernst
0-1 Jan Smeets
Antoaneta Stefanova
1-0 Predrag Nikolic
Alexander Onischuk
½-½ Ivan Cheparinov
Magnus Carlsen
½-½ S. Mamedyarov
Group C Round nine – Tues. 25.01.2005
Vladimir Georgiev
1-0 Leon Pliester
Evgeny Alekseev
½-½ Natalia Zhukova
Tea Lanchava
0-1 Harmen Jonkman
Erwin L’Ami
1-0 Joost Wempe
Parimarjan Negi
½-½ Wouter Spoelman
Manuel Bosboom
0-1 Alexey Korotylev
Bianca Muhren
0-1 Zeinab Mamedjarova
Group B Round ten – Wed. 26.01.2005
Daniel Stellwagen
S. Mamedyarov
Ivan Cheparinov
Magnus Carlsen
Predrag Nikolic
Alexander Onischuk
Jan Smeets
Antoaneta Stefanova
Friso Nijboer
Sipke Ernst
Alejandro Ramirez
Sergey Karjakin
Alexandra Kosteniuk
Peter .H. Nielsen
Group C Round ten – Wed. 26.01.2005
Leon Pliester
Zeinab Mamedjarova
Alexey Korotylev
Bianca Muhren
Wouter Spoelman
Manuel Bosboom
Joost Wempe
Parimarjan Negi
Harmen Jonkman
Erwin L’Ami
Natalia Zhukova
Tea Lanchava
Vladimir Georgiev
Evgeny Alekseev
Group B Round eleven – Fri.. 28.01.2005
Peter .H. Nielsen
Daniel Stellwagen
Sergey Karjakin
Alexandra Kosteniuk
Sipke Ernst
Alejandro Ramirez
Antoaneta Stefanova
Friso Nijboer
Alexander Onischuk
Jan Smeets
Magnus Carlsen
Predrag Nikolic
S. Mamedyarov
Ivan Cheparinov
Group C Round eleven – Fri.. 28.01.2005
Evgeny Alekseev
Leon Pliester
Tea Lanchava
Vladimir Georgiev
Erwin L’Ami
Natalia Zhukova
Parimarjan Negi
Harmen Jonkman
Manuel Bosboom
Joost Wempe
Bianca Muhren
Wouter Spoelman
Zeinab Mamedjarova
Alexey Korotylev
Group B Round twelve – Sat. 29.01.2005
Daniel Stellwagen
Ivan Cheparinov
Predrag Nikolic
S. Mamedyarov
Jan Smeets
Magnus Carlsen
Friso Nijboer
Alexander Onischuk
Alejandro Ramirez
Antoaneta Stefanova
Alexandra Kosteniuk
Sipke Ernst
Peter .H. Nielsen
Sergey Karjakin
Group C Round twelve – Sat. 29.01.2005
Leon Pliester
Alexey Korotylev
Wouter Spoelman
Zeinab Mamedjarova
Joost Wempe
Bianca Muhren
Harmen Jonkman
Manuel Bosboom
Natalia Zhukova
Parimarjan Negi
Vladimir Georgiev
Erwin L’Ami
Evgeny Alekseev
Tea Lanchava
Group B Round thirteen – Sun. 30.01.2005
Sergey Karjakin
Daniel Stellwagen
Sipke Ernst
Peter .H. Nielsen
Antoaneta Stefanova
Alexandra Kosteniuk
Alexander Onischuk
Alejandro Ramirez
Magnus Carlsen
Friso Nijboer
S. Mamedyarov
Jan Smeets
Ivan Cheparinov
Predrag Nikolic
Group C Round thirteen – Sun. 30.01.2005
Tea Lanchava
Leon Pliester
Erwin L’Ami
Evgeny Alekseev
Parimarjan Negi
Vladimir Georgiev
Manuel Bosboom
Natalia Zhukova
Bianca Muhren
Harmen Jonkman
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