Sorry, guys, but he's busy preparing for Fritz

12/19/2001 – Originally Vladimir Kramnik had signed up to play in the traditional Wijk aan Zee tournament in January. But now he has cancelled, specifying his need to prepare for his match against Fritz in Bahrain, scheduled for early February. His place is taken by his second Evgeny Bareev. The other big disappointment for Wijk: Vassily Ivanchuk and Ruslan Ponomariov have cancelled too, due to another match scheduled in Moscow. You will find a list of participants who have not cancelled more

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Corus Chess Tournament 2002

Wijk aan Zee, January 12-27

Players Group A (category 18)

  Name               Country Birthday  Elo
1 Kasparov Garry RUS 63/4/13 2838
2 Leko Peter HUN 79/9/8 2739
3 Adams Michael ENG 71/11/17 2731
4 Bareev Evgeny RUS 66/11/21 2719
5 Wely , van Loek NED 72/10/7 2714
6 Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 79/12/5 2706
7 Khalifman Alexander RUS 66/1/18 2702
8 Gelfand Boris ISR 68/6/24 2701
9 Dreev Alexey RUS 69/1/30 2676
10 Grischuk Alexander RUS 83/10/31 2666
11 Lautier Joel FRA 73/4/12 2653
12 Piket Jeroen NED 69/1/27 2649
13 Gurevich Mikhail BEL 59/2/22 2605
14 Timman Jan NED 51/12/14 2600

Average rating 2693 Days of play: January 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27.
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