Wijk 12: Anand beats Kramnik, Carlsen leads

1/30/2010 – Vishy Anand drew the first nine games of this event, and was to be found in the bottom half of the field. Today the World Champion beat his 2008 challenger Vladimir Kramnik, and after a win in round ten he is now in place four. After a draw against Peter Leko, Magnus Carlsen leads alone, half a point ahead of Kramnik and Shirov. The final round games begin an hour earlier tomorrow. Illustrated report.

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Wijk aan Zee 2010 – Round twelve report

By Steve Giddins – photos by Nadja Woisin

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 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 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

The penultimate round of Wijk aan Zee 2010 saw major developments at the top of the table, with world number one Magnus Carlsen the chief beneficiary.

In Leko-Carlsen the players repeat the same line of the Najdorf that had featured in their game at the 2009 Tal Memorial. There , Carlsen had outplayed his opponent to win a long endgame, but today the result was a series of early exchanges and an inevitable draw. However, this half point sufficed to give the Norwegian outright first place, going into the final round, as the World Champion handed co-leader Kramnik his first defeat of the tournament.

Anand,V (2790) - Kramnik,V (2788) [C42]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (12), 30.01.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.0–0 Be7 8.c4 Nb4 9.Be2 0–0 10.Nc3 Bf5 11.a3 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Nc6 13.Re1 Re8 14.cxd5 Qxd5 15.Bf4 Rac8 16.h3 Be4 17.Qc1 Na5 18.Qe3 Bf8 19.c4 Qd8 20.Ne5 Bf5

21.Qc3 b6 22.Rad1 Qf6 23.Qg3 Nc6 24.Ng4 Qg6 25.d5 Na5 26.Bxc7 Bc2?! Here, Fritz 12 suggests that Black is holding satisfactorily after 26...Bc5. Kramnik's move is the start of a mistaken manoeuvre, which walks into a powerful exchange sacrifice. 27.Rc1 Nb3?

28.Rxc2! Kramnik must have under-estimated the consequences of this move. 28...Qxc2 29.Nh6+ Kh8 30.Nxf7+ Kg8 31.Nh6+ Kh8 32.Nf7+ Kg8 33.Nh6+ Kh8 34.Be5! White has two pawns for the exchange, and his main threat is 35.Bh5. 34...Qg6 35.Bg4 Rxc4 36.Qxb3 Rxe5 37.Rxe5 Rc1+ 38.Kh2 Bd6

39.f4. 39.Qe3 is possibly still more incisive, but the text seems good enough. 39...Bxe5 40.fxe5 gxh6 41.Qe3 Qb1 42.d6 Rh1+ 43.Kg3 Re1 44.Qf4 Rf1 45.Bf3 1-0. [Click to replay]


Anand in the press conference after the game


World Champion on the rise: Anand now has a mathematical chance of winning the event

Kariakin-Shirov saw another theoretical battle in the 6...Bc5 Spanish, which has been one of the opening tabiyas of the event. Kariakin tried the pawn sacrifice 18.e5, and although he achieved somewhat the better chances in the ending, the draw always looked likely. The most remarkable feature of the game, and a testament to the depth of Kariakin's preparation,  is that when the draw was agreed at move 39, his clock showed 1.52 remaining, some twelve minutes more than he started the game with!

Karjakin,Sergey (2720) - Shirov,A (2723) [C78]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (12), 30.01.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.c3 d6 8.a4 Rb8 9.d4 Bb6 10.Na3 0–0 11.axb5 axb5 12.Nxb5 Bg4 13.Bc2 exd4 14.Nbxd4 Nxd4 15.cxd4 Bxf3 16.gxf3 Nh5 17.Ra4 Qf6

18.e5 dxe5 19.dxe5 Qxe5 20.f4 Qc5 21.b4 Qc6 22.b5 Qc3 23.Bxh7+ Kxh7 24.Qxh5+ Kg8 25.Ra3 Qc2 26.Rh3 Qg6+ 27.Qxg6 fxg6 28.Rg3 Kh7 29.Rd1 Rf5 30.Bb2 Rxf4 31.Rh3+ Kg8 32.Rd7 Bxf2+ 33.Kh1 Bh4 34.Be5 Rf1+ 35.Kg2 Rf2+ 36.Kg1 Rf5 37.Bxc7 Bf2+ 38.Kg2 Rbxb5 39.Rd1 Kf7 ½–½. [Click to replay]

The game Smeets-van Wely must have caused the latter an embarrassing sense of deja vu. Just as in his round four game with Ivanchuk, van Wely faced 8.Qe2 against the Najdorf, and just as in the earlier game, he was in dire trouble just a handful of moves later.

Smeets,J (2657) - Van Wely,L (2641) [B96]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (12), 30.01.2010
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Nbd7 8.Qe2 Qc7 9.0–0–0 b5 10.g3 Be7 11.Bg2 Bb7 12.e5 dxe5 13.fxe5 Nd5 14.Bxe7 Nxc3 15.bxc3 Bxg2 16.Qxg2 Kxe7 17.Nc6+ Kf8 18.Rhf1 Nb6 19.Qf3 Re8 20.Nd8 Re7 21.Rd6 Ke8

22.Rxb6 Qxd8 23.Rxa6 1-0. [Click to replay]


Went down to bare kings: Caruana vs Nakamura


Tiviakov vs Short was drawn in 33 moves

The other games were all drawn. Caruana-Nakamura was fought down to bare kings, whilst Nigel Short's surprise opening choice of the 5...gxf6 Caro-Kann led only to a steady draw against Tiviakov. Finally, Dominguez escaped with a draw against Ivanchuk, in a game which the Ukrainian star will have been disappointed not to win.

So, as we head into tomorrow's final round, Carlsen leads with 8.0, followed by Kramnik and Shirov on 7.5, and Anand on 7.0. The relevant last round pairings are Carlsen-Caruana, Kramnik-Kariakin, Shirov-Dominguez, and van Wely-Anand. For the Norwegian the equation is simple – if he can beat Caruana, undisputed first place is his. Play in the final round begins one hour earlier than usual, at 12.30 pm European time.


Standings

Group A

Group B

Group C


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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

 

Nigel Short - Jan Smeets

 

Hikaru Nakamura - Sergey Tiviakov

 

Magnus Carlsen - Fabiano Caruana

 

Vassily Ivanchuk - Peter Leko

 

Alexei Shirov - Leinier Dominguez

 

Vladimir Kramnik - Sergey Karjakin

 

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

 

Wesley So - Anna Muzychuk

 

Varuzhan Akobian - David Howell

 

Parimarjan Negi - Anish Giri

 

Pentala Harikrishna - Tomi Nyback

 

Liviu Nisipeanu - Emil Sutovsky

 

Dimitri Reinderman - Ni Hua

 

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

 

Sjoerd Plukkel - Benjamin Bok

 

Li Chao - Peng Zhaoqin

 

Robin van Kampen - Stefan Kuipers

 

Kjetil Lie - Mariya Muzychuk

 

Nils Grandelius - Robin Swinkels

 

Abhijeet Gupta - Ray Robson

 

Schedule (playing days)

January 2010
M T W T F S S
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Games begin at 13:30h local time (15:30 Moscow, 12:30 London, 7:30 a.m. NY), except for the last round on January 31st, which begins at 12:30h. There are three rest days, on January 20th, 25th, and 28th. For all three groups the rate of play is 100 minutes/40 moves + 50 minutes/20 moves + 15 minutes + 30 seconds/move.

Location: The tournament takes place in the De Moriaan Community Centre (Dorpsduinen 4, 1949 EG Wijk aan Zee). There is running commentary on the games of the Grandmaster Groups in a special Chess Pavilion, on the Village Green in Wijk aan Zee (one minute walk from De Moriaan).

Links

The games are being broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server Playchess.com. If you are not a member you can download the free PGN reader ChessBase Light, which gives you immediate access. You can also use the program to read, replay and analyse PGN games. New and enhanced: CB Light 2009!


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