Corus Wijk aan Zee tournament begins today

1/9/2004 – Corus is the sponsor, a steel manufacturing company responsible for 10% of total EU production; "wyke aahn zay" is the Dutch seaside resort north-west of Amsterdam; the tournament is a category 19 with an average rating of 2702. It all comes together today, the first round is on Saturday. Details...

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General information

Participants in grandmaster group A

Title Name
Country
Rating
Pos
GM Vladimir Kramnik
RUS
2777
2
GM Viswanathan Anand
IND
2766
3
GM Peter Svidler
RUS
2747
4
GM Alexey Shirov
ESP
2736
5
GM Veselin Topalov
BUL
2735
6
GM Peter Leko
HUN
2722
10
GM Michael Adams
ENG
2720
11
GM Evgeny Bareev
RUS
2714
14
GM Ivan Sokolov
NED
2706
22
GM Vladimir Akopian
ARM
2693
19
GM Viorel Bologan
MLD
2679
23
GM Zhang Zhong
CHN
2644
47
GM Loek van Wely
NED
2617
79
GM Jan Timman
NED
2578
175
Average rating : 2702, Category : 19

Participants in grandmaster group B

Title Name
Country
Rating
Pos
GM Laurent Fressinet
FRA
2636
55
GM Lenier Dominguez
CUB
2605
102
GM Lazaro Bruzon
CUB
2603
107
GM Sergei Tiviakov
NED
2600
114
GM Hichem Hamdouchi
MAR
2588
143
GM Friso Nijboer
NED
2586
147
GM Julio Granda Zuniga
PER
2581
165
GM Arkady Naiditsch
GER
2576
181
GM Hikaru Nakamura
USA
2571
199
GM John van der Wiel
NED
2542
322
GM Eric Lobron
GER
2497
619
GM Zhue Chen
CHN
2490
675
GM Daniel Stellwagen
NED
2489
684
GM Antoaneta Stefanova
BUL
2478
776
Average rating : 2560, Category : 13

Participants in grandmaster group C

Title Name
Country
Rating
Pos
GM Dusko Pavasovic
SLO
2615
86
GM Merab Gagunashvili
GEO
2583
154
GM Valerij Popov
RUS
2580
286
GM Milos Pavlovic
SCG
2548
114
IM Jan Smeets
NED
2505
549
WGM Kateryna Lahno
UKR
2493
648
IM Ruud Jans
NED
2489
684
IM Magnus Carlsen
NOR
2484
726
IM Sipke Ernst
NED
2474
808
WGM Zhaoqin Peng
NED
2419
1612
IM Jan Werle
NED
2407
1889
WGM Tea Lanchava
NED
2323
4471
FM Maarten Etmans
NED
2225
10976
  Ted Barendse
NED
2206
12729
Average rating : 2454, Category : 9

Tournament program

Grandmaster groups : January 10 - 25  
Three-round events : January 9 - 11 (weekend-three-round events)
  January 13 - 15 (weekday-three-round events)
Nine-round events : January 16 - 25  
  January, 21 (Free day)
Rapid tournament : January 17 and 18  
Dutch Open Championship Superchess : January, 24  

Weekend-three-round events (January 9 - 11)

Registration : January, 9 16.00 - 18.00 hours
Opening : January, 9 18.20 hours
1st round : January, 9 18.30 - 23.30 hours
2nd round : January, 10 13.30 - 18.30 hours
3rd round : January, 11 12.00 - 17.00 hours
Rate of playing: 40 moves in 2 hours, followed by 30 minutes p.p. to finish the game.

Weekday-three-round events (January 13 - 15)

Registration : January, 13 11.00 - 12.30 hours
Opening : January, 13 12.50 hours
1st round : January, 13 13.00 - 18.00 hours
2nd round : January, 14 13.30 - 18.30 hours
3rd round : January, 15 13.30 - 18.30 hours
Rate of playing: 40 moves in 2 hours, followed by 30 minutes p.p. to finish the game.

Nine-round events (January 16 - 25)

Registration : January, 16 13.00 - 15.00 hours
Opening : January, 16 15.50 hours
1st round : January, 16 16.00 - 22.00 hours
2nd up and til 8th round : January 17 - 24 13.30 - 19.30 hours
  January, 21 (Free day)
9th round : January, 25 11.30 - 17.30 hours
Rate of playing: 40 moves in 2 hours, followed by 1 hour p.p. to finish the game.

Rapid tournament (January 17 and 18)

Registration : January, 17 11.30 - 12.00 hours
Distribution of prizes : January 18 appr. 16.15 hours
A seven-round Swiss tournament; time allowed: 30 minutes p.p.; max. 100 participants

Dutch Open Championship Superchess (January, 24)

Registration : January, 24 09.00 hours
Distribution of prizes : January, 24 appr. 18.15 hours
A seven-round Swiss tournament; time allowed: 25 minutes p.p.; max. 60 participants

Tournament rooms
Dorpshuis De Moriaan
Dorpsduinen 4, 1949 EG Wijk aan Zee

Café De Zon
Voorstraat 54, 1949 BJ Wijk aan Zee

The consumption of alcoholic drinks, smoking and the use of mobile phones are forbidden in the playing hall.

Entries

  • Only the enclosed reply card will be accepted.
  • Please fill in the reply card and return it a.s.a.p. As soon as the maximum number of participants has been reached (which can easily be mid November), the organisers will draw for allotment in the event.
  • Refusal of your entry will be reported as soon as possible.
  • Acceptance of your entry will be confirmed in the second half of December.
  • In due time you will be able to monitor the score of entries at the below mentioned website.
  • Since the organisers would like to give as many people as possible a chance to take part in the various tournaments, you are allowed to enter only one tournament. Should you apply for more than one tournament, then the organisers will make a choice.

Entrance fee

Nine-round events : EUR 25,=
Three-round events : EUR 10,=
The fee has to be paid on registration

Rapid tournament : EUR 10,=
Dutch Open Championship Superchess : EUR 10,=
Location: to be announced

Prizes
There are money prizes in all events.

Accommodation
For information about accommodation, we refer to the local Tourist Office:

Stichting Toerisme Wijk aan Zee
Verlengde Voorstraat 5, 1949 CL Wijk aan Zee
Telephone : + 31 (0)251 374253
E-mail : vvvwijkaanzee@ncn.nl
Website: www.vakantieinnederland.nl

Information on chess events
CC&O, P.O. Box 59064, 1040 KB Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Fax : +31 (0)20-6167603
E-mail : jeroen@coruschess.com
Website : www.coruschess.com

General information
E-mail: mike@coruschess.com


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