Magnus Carlsen wins Wijk aan Zee 2010

1/31/2010 – The top seed and leader of the A-Group, Magnus Carlsen, drew his final game, as did his main contenders, which left the 19-year-old Norwegian the sole winner of the tournament. His FIDE ranking in the next list will most likely be the second highest in history. Kramnik and Shirov share 2nd-3rd. In the B-Group Anish Giri was first, ahead of top seed Naiditsch. Illustrated report.

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Wijk aan Zee 2010 – Round thirteen report

By Steve Giddins

Group A: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 31st

Loek van Wely - Vishy Anand

½-½

Nigel Short - Jan Smeets

½-½

Hikaru Nakamura - Sergey Tiviakov

 1-0

Magnus Carlsen - Fabiano Caruana

½-½

Vassily Ivanchuk - Peter Leko

½-½

Alexei Shirov - Leinier Dominguez

½-½

Vladimir Kramnik - Sergey Karjakin

½-½
Group B: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 31st

Arkadij Naiditsch - Erwin l'Ami

 1-0

Wesley So - Anna Muzychuk

½-½

Varuzhan Akobian - David Howell

 1-0

Parimarjan Negi - Anish Giri

½-½

Pentala Harikrishna - Tomi Nyback

½-½

Liviu Nisipeanu - Emil Sutovsky

½-½

Dimitri Reinderman - Ni Hua

½-½
Group C: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 31st

Daniele Vocaturo - Soumya Swaminathan

 1-0

Sjoerd Plukkel - Benjamin Bok

½-½

Li Chao - Peng Zhaoqin

 1-0

Robin van Kampen - Stefan Kuipers

 1-0

Kjetil Lie - Mariya Muzychuk

 0-1

Nils Grandelius - Robin Swinkels

 0-1

Abhijeet Gupta - Ray Robson

 1-0

The last round of Wijk aan Zee 2010 turned out to be every bit as thrilling as one could have hoped for. The round started with Carlsen half a point ahead of Kramnik and Shirov, with all three having the white pieces.

The first of the leaders to finish was Kramnik, who got nowhere at all against Kariakin, and a draw was agreed after 21 moves. The real excitement came in Shirov-Dominguez.

Shirov,A (2723) - Dominguez Perez,L (2712) [B94]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (13), 31.01.2010
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Bc4 Qb6 8.Bb3 e6 9.Qd2 Be7 10.0–0–0 Nc5 11.f3 Qc7 12.Kb1 0–0 13.g4 b5 14.a3 Rb8 15.h4 Bd7 16.Bxf6 Bxf6 17.g5 Bd8 18.h5 a5 19.g6 Nxb3 20.Nxb3 fxg6 21.hxg6 h6

At this point, rather than the prosaic but promising-looking capture on d6, Shirov uncorked 22.Nxa5!? with the point that 22...Qxa5? loses to 23.Rxh6! Play continued 22...Rxf3  23.e5 Be8 and now, with both flags hanging, there ensued the amazing forced sequence: 24.exd6!? Qxa5 25.Rxh6! gxh6 26.Qxh6 Bf6 27.d7 Bxc3! 28.dxe8Q+ Rxe8

And now the astonishing 29.Qh1!! But not 29.Rd7?? Rf1+ 30.Ka2 Ra1+! when it is White who is mated. 29...Re7. The point is that White's back rank is guarded, so now a retreat of the rook, such as 29...Rf5? loses to 30.Rd7. 30.Qxf3 Bg7?? ½–½. [Click to replay]

At this point, a draw was agreed, but in fact, Black's last move was a fatal blunder. White can now win immediately with 31.b4! Qc7 (31...Qb6 is the same; Black must keep control of d8, to prevent 32.Rd8+) 32.Qa8+ Bf8 33.Rf1 and Black cannot defend f8!

An amazing finish! As the legendary British TV darts commentator, Sid Waddell, once memorably screamed, in his pronounced Geordie accent, "They've got Shakespeare on BBC2, but you can't beat this for drama!"


World Champion Vishy Anand with two wins and eleven draws finshed in place four

This left Carlsen needing only a draw to clinch outright first place, but the drama was increased by the fact that, after playing unimpressively the whole game, his desire to win had got the better of him, and he was facing a dangerous N+P ending, a pawn down.

Carlsen,M (2810) - Caruana,F (2675) [C77]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (13), 31.01.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.c3 g6 7.Nbd2 Bg7 8.Nf1 0–0 9.Bg5 d5 10.Qe2 Qd6 11.Bxf6 Bxf6 12.Ne3 Ne7 13.Bb3 c6 14.h4 Be6 15.Ng5 Bd7 16.Rd1 Rad8 17.Qf3 h6

18.Nc4 dxc4 19.dxc4 Nd5 20.Nh3 h5 21.Qg3 Bg4 22.Rd2 Bxh4 23.Qxh4 Qf6 24.Qxf6 Nxf6 25.Ng5 c5 26.f3 Bc8 27.Ba4 Kg7 28.Rxd8 Rxd8 29.b4 Rd3 30.bxc5 Rxc3 31.Kd2 Rxc4 32.Bb3 Rxc5 33.Nxf7 a5 34.Rc1 Rxc1 35.Kxc1 a4 36.Bc4 b5 37.Nd6 bxc4 38.Nxc8 h4 39.Nb6 Nh5 40.Nxc4 Kf6 41.Kd2 Nf4 42.Ke3 Nxg2+ 43.Kf2 Nf4 44.Nb2 a3 45.Nc4 Nd3+ 46.Kg2

46...Kg5. I suspect this was based on a miscalculation, because after White's obvious reply, Caruana thought for some time. Taking off the a2-pawn by 46...Nb4 47.Nxa3 Nxa2 would have left a 3 v 2 ending with all pawns on the same side. The presence of knights should give better winning chances than normal in such positions, but whether it is enough is not clear. 47.Nxa3 Kf4 48.Nc2 Nb2 49.Nb4 h3+ 50.Kxh3 Kxf3 51.Kh4 Kf4 52.Nd5+ Kxe4 53.Ne7 Kf3 54.Nxg6 e4 55.Ne5+ Kf4 56.Ng4 Na4 ½–½. [Click to replay]

So, the 2010 Wijk aan Zee tournament ends in outright victory for the world no. 1, Magnus Carlsen, half a point ahead of Kramnik and Shirov. In his blog for Arctic Securities Magnus wrote:

I’m happy to say I won the Corus 2010 A group in the end with 8.5/13 points, ahead of Kramnik and Shirov at 8 and Anand and Nakamura at 7.5. Having described my last round blunder and subsequent save against Short in London in December as a narrow escape, I could better have reserved the phrase for today. As white against 17-year old F.Caruana I settled for a closed Roy Lopez position out of the opening, but he defended precisely and the position was fairly equal. In the middle game I found a plan that I thought would leave me with a nice initiative, but had calculated horribly wrong and ended up in a very difficult position. Instead of suffering without counterplay, I sacrificed a pawn to activate my pieces. The knight endgame a pawn down was difficult, but we both thought it should be possible to hold with precise defence. In the fifth hour of play he allowed a line that drew fairly directly, while he could have made me suffer a while longer.

In the meantime Kramnik had drawn with Karjakin and Anand with Van Wely, while Shriov against Dominguez was a sharp fight that turned out to be a real thriller. With very little time on the clock, Shirov found an incredible resource that turned a desperate-looking position into an unclear one. Dominguez made a blunder and offered a draw. Shirov didn’t see the winning line either and accepted with seconds left in a clearly winning position. After the traditional prize ceremony with pea soup there was a closing dinner for the players and organisers in the A-group hotel. The famous Dutch football star Edgar Davids is a chess enthusiast and he came to the hotel for a long chat which I really appreciated. Now I’m looking forward to a week of vacation abroad before returning to Norway.

Finally, I cannot leave you without giving the game Short-Smeets. This bore little resemblance to anything one would normally expect to see in a modern-day GM super-tournament; rather, it looks as though it should have been played 150 years ago, at Simpsons-in-the-Strand, for a stake of a shilling on either side.

Short,N (2696) - Smeets,J (2657) [C43]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (13), 31.01.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.dxe5 Bc5 5.Bc4 Nxf2 6.Bxf7+ Kxf7 7.Qd5+ Kg6 8.Bg5 Qe8 9.Nh4+ Kxg5 10.Nd2

10...Kh6 11.Nf5+ Kg6 12.Nh4+ Kh6 13.Nf5+ Kg6 14.Nh4+ ½–½. [Click to replay]

In Group B, Anish Giri secured the half point he needed to win the event, and he thus qualifies for next year's A Group.


Final standings

Group A

Group B

Group C


Video reports by Europe Echecs


Europe Echecs video report by GM Robert Fontaine


Live commentary on Playchess by Yasser Seirawan


Playchess commentator in the last two rounds: GM Yasser Seirawan

Playchess statistics for Sunday, January 31, 2010

Addendum: Piyush Ranjan of Delhi, India draws our attention to the fact that the number of registered Playchess users on January 31, 2010, at 18:30h was 314,159, which is exactly 100,000 times Pi (the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter in Euclidean space). We are awestricken, but still trying to figure out the mathematical and/or philosophical implications of this fact.


Schedule and results of Grandmaster Group A

Group A: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 16th

Sergey Karjakin - Vishy Anand

½-½

Leinier Dominguez - Vladimir Kramnik

½-½

Peter Leko - Alexei Shirov

 0-1

Fabiano Caruana - Vassily Ivanchuk

½-½

Sergey Tiviakov - Magnus Carlsen

½-½

Jan Smeets - Hikaru Nakamura

½-½

Loek van Wely - Nigel Short

 1-0
Group A: Round 2 - Sun. Jan. 17th

Vishy Anand - Nigel Short

½-½

Hikaru Nakamura - Loek van Wely

 1-0

Magnus Carlsen - Jan Smeets

 1-0

Vassily Ivanchuk - Sergey Tiviakov

½-½

Alexei Shirov - Fabiano Caruana

 1-0

Vladimir Kramnik - Peter Leko

½-½

Sergey Karjakin - Leinier Dominguez

½-½
Group A: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 18th

Leinier Dominguez - Vishy Anand

½-½

Peter Leko - Sergey Karjakin

½-½

Fabiano Caruana - Vladimir Kramnik

½-½

Sergey Tiviakov - Alexei Shirov

 0-1

Jan Smeets - Vassily Ivanchuk

 0-1

Loek van Wely - Magnus Carlsen

 0-1

Nigel Short - Hikaru Nakamura

 0-1
Group A: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 19th

Vishy Anand - Hikaru Nakamura

½-½

Magnus Carlsen - Nigel Short

½-½

Vassily Ivanchuk - Loek van Wely

 1-0

Alexei Shirov - Jan Smeets

 1-0

Vladimir Kramnik - Sergey Tiviakov

½-½

Sergey Karjakin - Fabiano Caruana

½-½

Leinier Dominguez - Peter Leko

½-½
Wednesday, January 20th – Free day
Group A: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 21st

Peter Leko - Vishy Anand

½-½

Fabiano Caruana - Leinier Dominguez

½-½

Sergey Tiviakov - Sergey Karjakin

½-½

Jan Smeets - Vladimir Kramnik

 0-1

Loek van Wely - Alexei Shirov

 0-1

Nigel Short - Vassily Ivanchuk

½-½

Hikaru Nakamura - Magnus Carlsen

½-½
Group A: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 22nd

Vishy Anand - Magnus Carlsen

½-½

Vassily Ivanchuk - Hikaru Nakamura

½-½

Alexei Shirov - Nigel Short

½-½

Vladimir Kramnik - Loek van Wely

 1-0

Sergey Karjakin - Jan Smeets

½-½

Leinier Dominguez - Sergey Tiviakov

 1-0

Peter Leko - Fabiano Caruana

 1-0
Group A: Round 7- Sat. Jan. 23rd

Fabiano Caruana - Vishy Anand

½-½

Sergey Tiviakov - Peter Leko

½-½

Jan Smeets - Leinier Dominguez

½-½

Loek van Wely - Sergey Karjakin

½-½

Nigel Short - Vladimir Kramnik

½-½

Hikaru Nakamura - Alexei Shirov

 1-0

Magnus Carlsen - Vassily Ivanchuk

 1-0
Group A: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 24th

Vishy Anand - Vassily Ivanchuk

½-½

Alexei Shirov - Magnus Carlsen

½-½

Vladimir Kramnik - Hikaru Nakamura

 1-0

Sergey Karjakin - Nigel Short

 1-0

Leinier Dominguez - Loek van Wely

½-½

Peter Leko - Jan Smeets

 1-0

Fabiano Caruana - Sergey Tiviakov

 1-0
Monday, January 25th – Free day
Group A: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 26th

Sergey Tiviakov - Vishy Anand

½-½

Jan Smeets - Fabiano Caruana

 1-0

Loek van Wely - Peter Leko

 1-0

Nigel Short - Leinier Dominguez

½-½

Hikaru Nakamura - Sergey Karjakin

 0-1

Magnus Carlsen - Vladimir Kramnik

 0-1

Vassily Ivanchuk - Alexei Shirov

½-½
Group A: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 27th

Vishy Anand - Alexei Shirov

 1-0

Vladimir Kramnik - Vassily Ivanchuk

½-½

Sergey Karjakin - Magnus Carlsen

 0-1

Leinier Dominguez - Hikaru Nakamura

½-½

Peter Leko - Nigel Short

½-½

Fabiano Caruana - Loek van Wely

½-½

Sergey Tiviakov - Jan Smeets

 1-0
Thursday, January 28th – Free day
Group A: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 29th

Jan Smeets - Vishy Anand

½-½

Loek van Wely - Sergey Tiviakov

 1-0

Nigel Short - Fabiano Caruana

½-½

Hikaru Nakamura - Peter Leko

½-½

Magnus Carlsen - Leinier Dominguez

 1-0

Vassily Ivanchuk - Sergey Karjakin

½-½

Alexei Shirov - Vladimir Kramnik

½-½
Group A: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 30th

Vishy Anand - Vladimir Kramnik

 1-0

Sergey Karjakin - Alexei Shirov

½-½

Leinier Dominguez - Vassily Ivanchuk

½-½

Peter Leko - Magnus Carlsen

½-½

Fabiano Caruana - Hikaru Nakamura

½-½

Sergey Tiviakov - Nigel Short

½-½

Jan Smeets - Loek van Wely

 1-0
Group A: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 31st

Loek van Wely - Vishy Anand

½-½

Nigel Short - Jan Smeets

½-½

Hikaru Nakamura - Sergey Tiviakov

 1-0

Magnus Carlsen - Fabiano Caruana

½-½

Vassily Ivanchuk - Peter Leko

½-½

Alexei Shirov - Leinier Dominguez

½-½

Vladimir Kramnik - Sergey Karjakin

½-½

Schedule and results of Grandmaster Group B

Group B: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 16th

Ni Hua - Erwin l'Ami

½-½

Emil Sutovsky - Dimitri Reinderman

 1-0

Tomi Nyback - Liviu Nisipeanu

 0-1

Anish Giri - Pentala Harikrishna

 1-0

David Howell - Parimarjan Negi

½-½

Anna Muzychuk - Varuzhan Akobian

½-½

Arkadij Naiditsch - Wesley So

½-½
Group B: Round 2 - Sun. Jan. 17th

Erwin l'Ami - Wesley So

½-½

Varuzhan Akobian - Arkadij Naiditsch

 0-1

Parimarjan Negi - Anna Muzychuk

½-½

Pentala Harikrishna - David Howell

½-½

Liviu Nisipeanu - Anish Giri

 0-1

Dimitri Reinderman - Tomi Nyback

 0-1

Ni Hua - Emil Sutovsky

 1-0
Group B: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 18th

Emil Sutovsky - Erwin l'Ami

½-½

Tomi Nyback - Ni Hua

 0-1

Anish Giri - Dimitri Reinderman

½-½

David Howell - Liviu Nisipeanu

½-½

Anna Muzychuk - Pentala Harikrishna

 0-1

Arkadij Naiditsch - Parimarjan Negi

½-½

Wesley So - Varuzhan Akobian

½-½
Group B: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 19th

Erwin l'Ami - Varuzhan Akobian

 1-0

Parimarjan Negi - Wesley So

½-½

Pentala Harikrishna - Arkadij Naiditsch

 1-0

Liviu Nisipeanu - Anna Muzychuk

½-½

Dimitri Reinderman - David Howell

 0-1

Ni Hua - Anish Giri

½-½

Emil Sutovsky - Tomi Nyback

 0-1
Wednesday, January 20th – Free day
Group B: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 21st

Tomi Nyback - Erwin l'Ami

½-½

Anish Giri - Emil Sutovsky

 1-0

David Howell - Ni Hua

 1-0

Anna Muzychuk - Dimitri Reinderman

½-½

Arkadij Naiditsch - Liviu Nisipeanu

 1-0

Wesley So - Pentala Harikrishna

½-½

Varuzhan Akobian - Parimarjan Negi

 0-1
Group B: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 22nd

Erwin l'Ami - Parimarjan Negi

 1-0

Pentala Harikrishna - Varuzhan Akobian

½-½

Liviu Nisipeanu - Wesley So

 0-1

Dimitri Reinderman - Arkadij Naiditsch

½-½

Ni Hua - Anna Muzychuk

 1-0

Emil Sutovsky - David Howell

 1-0

Tomi Nyback - Anish Giri

 0-1
Group B: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 23rd

Anish Giri - Erwin l'Ami

½-½

David Howell - Tomi Nyback

 1-0

Anna Muzychuk - Emil Sutovsky

½-½

Arkadij Naiditsch - Ni Hua

½-½

Wesley So - Dimitri Reinderman

 1-0

Varuzhan Akobian - Liviu Nisipeanu

½-½

Parimarjan Negi - Pentala Harikrishna

½-½
Group B: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 24th

Erwin l'Ami - Pentala Harikrishna

½-½

Liviu Nisipeanu - Parimarjan Negi

½-½

Dimitri Reinderman - Varuzhan Akobian

 1-0

Ni Hua - Wesley So

½-½

Emil Sutovsky - Arkadij Naiditsch

½-½

Tomi Nyback - Anna Muzychuk

½-½

Anish Giri - David Howell

 1-0
Monday, January 25th – Free day
Group B: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 26th

David Howell - Erwin l'Ami

 0-1

Anna Muzychuk - Anish Giri

 1-0

Arkadij Naiditsch - Tomi Nyback

 1-0

Wesley So - Emil Sutovsky

½-½

Varuzhan Akobian - Ni Hua

 0-1

Parimarjan Negi - Dimitri Reinderman

 1-0

Pentala Harikrishna - Liviu Nisipeanu

½-½
Group B: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 27th

Erwin l'Ami - Liviu Nisipeanu

½-½

Dimitri Reinderman - Pentala Harikrishna

 1-0

Ni Hua - Parimarjan Negi

½-½

Emil Sutovsky - Varuzhan Akobian

½-½

Tomi Nyback - Wesley So

 0-1

Anish Giri - Arkadij Naiditsch

½-½

David Howell - Anna Muzychuk

½-½
Thursday, January 28th – Free day
Group B: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 29th

Anna Muzychuk - Erwin l'Ami

½-½

Arkadij Naiditsch - David Howell

½-½

Wesley So - Anish Giri

 0-1

Varuzhan Akobian - Tomi Nyback

½-½

Parimarjan Negi - Emil Sutovsky

½-½

Pentala Harikrishna - Ni Hua

½-½

Liviu Nisipeanu - Dimitri Reinderman

½-½
Group B: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 30th

Erwin l'Ami - Dimitri Reinderman

½-½

Ni Hua - Liviu Nisipeanu

½-½

Emil Sutovsky - Pentala Harikrishna

½-½

Tomi Nyback - Parimarjan Negi

 1-0

Anish Giri - Varuzhan Akobian

½-½

David Howell - Wesley So

½-½

Anna Muzychuk - Arkadij Naiditsch

 0-1
Group B: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 31st

Arkadij Naiditsch - Erwin l'Ami

 1-0

Wesley So - Anna Muzychuk

½-½

Varuzhan Akobian - David Howell

 1-0

Parimarjan Negi - Anish Giri

½-½

Pentala Harikrishna - Tomi Nyback

½-½

Liviu Nisipeanu - Emil Sutovsky

½-½

Dimitri Reinderman - Ni Hua

½-½

Schedule and results of Grandmaster Group C

Group C: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 16th

Ray Robson - Soumya Swaminathan

 1-0

Robin Swinkels - Abhijeet Gupta

½-½

Mariya Muzychuk - Nils Grandelius

 0-1

Stefan Kuipers - Kjetil Lie

½-½

Peng Zhaoqin - Robin van Kampen

½-½

Benjamin Bok - Li Chao

 0-1

Daniele Vocaturo - Sjoerd Plukkel

 1-0
Group C: Round 2 - Sun. Jan. 17th

Soumya Swaminathan - Sjoerd Plukkel

½-½

Li Chao - Daniele Vocaturo

½-½

Robin van Kampen - Benjamin Bok

½-½

Kjetil Lie - Peng Zhaoqin

 0-1

Nils Grandelius - Stefan Kuipers

 0-1

Abhijeet Gupta - Mariya Muzychuk

½-½

Ray Robson - Robin Swinkels

 1-0
Group C: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 18th

Robin Swinkels - Soumya Swaminathan

 1-0

Mariya Muzychuk - Ray Robson

½-½

Stefan Kuipers - Abhijeet Gupta

 0-1

Peng Zhaoqin - Nils Grandelius

½-½

Benjamin Bok - Kjetil Lie

 0-1

Daniele Vocaturo - Robin van Kampen

 1-0

Sjoerd Plukkel - Li Chao

 0-1
Group C: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 19th

Soumya Swaminathan - Li Chao

 0-1

Robin van Kampen - Sjoerd Plukkel

 1-0

Kjetil Lie - Daniele Vocaturo

 1-0

Nils Grandelius - Benjamin Bok

 0-1

Abhijeet Gupta - Peng Zhaoqin

½-½

Ray Robson - Stefan Kuipers

 1-0

Robin Swinkels - Mariya Muzychuk

 1-0
Wednesday, January 20th – Free day
Group C: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 21st

Mariya Muzychuk - Soumya Swaminathan

 1-0

Stefan Kuipers - Robin Swinkels

½-½

Peng Zhaoqin - Ray Robson

 0-1

Benjamin Bok - Abhijeet Gupta

½-½

Daniele Vocaturo - Nils Grandelius

 1-0

Sjoerd Plukkel - Kjetil Lie

½-½

Li Chao - Robin van Kampen

½-½
Group C: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 22nd

Soumya Swaminathan - Robin v. Kampen

 0-1

Kjetil Lie - Li Chao

 0-1

Nils Grandelius - Sjoerd Plukkel

 1-0

Abhijeet Gupta - Daniele Vocaturo

 1-0

Ray Robson - Benjamin Bok

 1-0

Robin Swinkels - Peng Zhaoqin

½-½

Mariya Muzychuk - Stefan Kuipers

 0-1
Group C: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 23rd

Stefan Kuipers - Soumya Swaminathan

½-½

Peng Zhaoqin - Mariya Muzychuk

½-½

Benjamin Bok - Robin Swinkels

 0-1

Daniele Vocaturo - Ray Robson

 1-0

Sjoerd Plukkel - Abhijeet Gupta

 0-1

Li Chao - Nils Grandelius

 0-1

Robin van Kampen - Kjetil Lie

½-½
Group C: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 24th

Soumya Swaminathan - Kjetil Lie

½-½

Nils Grandelius - Robin van Kampen

 1-0

Abhijeet Gupta - Li Chao

½-½

Ray Robson - Sjoerd Plukkel

½-½

Robin Swinkels - Daniele Vocaturo

½-½

Mariya Muzychuk - Benjamin Bok

½-½

Stefan Kuipers - Peng Zhaoqin

 0-1
Monday, January 25th – Free day
Group C: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 26th

Peng Zhaoqin - Soumya Swaminathan

½-½

Benjamin Bok - Stefan Kuipers

 1-0

Daniele Vocaturo - Mariya Muzychuk

 1-0

Sjoerd Plukkel - Robin Swinkels

 0-1

Li Chao - Ray Robson

 1-0

Robin van Kampen - Abhijeet Gupta

 1-0

Kjetil Lie - Nils Grandelius

 0-1
Group C: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 27th

Soumya Swaminathan - Nils Grandelius

 1-0

Abhijeet Gupta - Kjetil Lie

 0-1

Ray Robson - Robin van Kampen

 0-1

Robin Swinkels - Li Chao

 0-1

Mariya Muzychuk - Sjoerd Plukkel

 1-0

Stefan Kuipers - Daniele Vocaturo

 1-0

Peng Zhaoqin - Benjamin Bok

 0-1
Thursday, January 28th – Free day
Group C: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 29th

Benjamin Bok - Soumya Swaminathan

 1-0

Daniele Vocaturo - Peng Zhaoqin

 1-0

Sjoerd Plukkel - Stefan Kuipers

 0-1

Li Chao - Mariya Muzychuk

 1-0

Robin van Kampen - Robin Swinkels

 1-0

Kjetil Lie - Ray Robson

 0-1

Nils Grandelius - Abhijeet Gupta

 0-1
Group C: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 30th

Soumya Swaminathan - Abhijeet Gupta

 0-1

Ray Robson - Nils Grandelius

½-½

Robin Swinkels - Kjetil Lie

½-½

Mariya Muzychuk - Robin van Kampen

 1-0

Stefan Kuipers - Li Chao

½-½

Peng Zhaoqin - Sjoerd Plukkel

 0-1

Benjamin Bok - Daniele Vocaturo

 1-0
Group C: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 31st

Daniele Vocaturo - Soumya Swaminathan

 1-0

Sjoerd Plukkel - Benjamin Bok

½-½

Li Chao - Peng Zhaoqin

 1-0

Robin van Kampen - Stefan Kuipers

 1-0

Kjetil Lie - Mariya Muzychuk

 0-1

Nils Grandelius - Robin Swinkels

 0-1

Abhijeet Gupta - Ray Robson

 1-0

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