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Karjakin Wins Corus!

  • SonofPearl
  • on 2/1/09, 12:57 PM.

In a dramatic final round, Sergei Karjakin (pictured) beat Leinier Dominguez in a sharp struggle in the last round to take the crown at Corus.

Magnus Carlsen pushed hard to try to find a win that would give him a share of first place, but eventually over pressed and lost against Wang Yue.

In the B Group, a dramatic final game between Short and Caruana ended with a Caruana victory which put him top of the group and earned him an invite to the A Group next year!  Kasimdzhanov lost to Motylev to miss out.

Finally, in the C Group, Wesley So wrapped up the expected overall victory with a draw in the final round, and gets an invite to the B Group next year.

The final round results:

A GROUP




Radjabov, Teimour   Stellwagen, Daniel   ½-½   24 B83   Sicilian Scheveningen
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  Karjakin, Sergey 0-1  41 B90  Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Kamsky, Gata  Movsesian, Sergei ½-½  47 B83  Sicilian Scheveningen
Wang Yue  Carlsen, Magnus 1-0  67 D45  Anti-Meran Variations
Smeets, Jan  Aronian, Levon ½-½  22 B42  Sicilian Paulsen
Adams, Michael  Van Wely, Loek ½-½  35 B84  Sicilian Scheveningen
Morozevich, Alexander  Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0  45 D10  Slav Defence
B GROUP




Caruana, Fabiano   Short, Nigel D   1-0   67 E06   Catalan
Motylev, Alexander  Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 1-0  75 B07  Pirc Defence
Vallejo Pons, Francisco  Sasikiran, Krishnan 1-0  52 C69  Ruy Lopez Exchange
Efimenko, Zahar  Volokitin, Andrei 1-0  40 B42  Sicilian Paulsen
Navara, David  Mecking, Henrique ½-½  33 C96  Ruy Lopez
L'Ami, Erwin  Hou Yifan ½-½  53 E12  Queens Indian Petrosian
Werle, Jan  Reinderman, Dimitri ½-½  21 E94  King's Indian Classical
C GROUP




So, Wesley   Howell, David W L   ½-½   19 C96   Ruy Lopez
Holzke, Frank  Romanishin, Oleg M ½-½  11 E16  Queens Indian
Harika, Dronavalli  Giri, Anish ½-½  59 D12  Slav Defence
Bitalzadeh, Ali  Nijboer, Friso 1-0  39 A85  Dutch
Bosboom, Manuel  Hillarp Persson, Tiger 0-1  29 A04  Dutch System
Iturrizaga, Eduardo  Pruijssers, Roeland 1-0  33 E94  King's Indian Classical
Leon Hoyos, Manuel  Gupta, Abhijeet 0-1  40 A15  English counter King's Fianchetto

 


A GROUP
















1 Karjakin, Sergey   UKR   2706 *   ½   ½   1 ½   1 0 ½   ½   ½   0 1 1 1 8
2 Aronian, Levon  ARM  2750 ½  *  ½  1 ½  0 1 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 ½   
3 Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2761 ½  ½  *  ½  ½  ½  1 0 1 ½  1 ½  ½  ½   
4 Movsesian, Sergei  SVK  2751 0 0 ½  *  ½  ½  ½  1 ½  ½  1 ½  1 1  
5 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2776 ½  ½  ½  ½  *  1 ½  ½  0 1 ½  ½  ½  ½  7
6 Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB  2717 0 1 ½  ½  0 *  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 ½  1 7
7 Kamsky, Gata  USA  2725 1 0 0 ½  ½  ½  *  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  
8 Van Wely, Loek  NED  2625 ½  ½  1 0 ½  ½  ½  *  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  0 6
9 Wang Yue  CHN  2739 ½  ½  0 ½  1 ½  ½  ½  *  ½  0 ½  0 1 6
10 Smeets, Jan  NED  2601 ½  ½  ½  ½  0 ½  ½  ½  ½  *  1 ½  ½  0 6
11 Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2779 1 ½  0 0 ½  ½  ½  ½  1 0 *  ½  ½  0  
12 Stellwagen, Daniel  NED  2612 0 ½  ½  ½  ½  0 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  *  ½  ½   
13 Adams, Michael  ENG  2712 0 0 ½  0 ½  ½  ½  ½  1 ½  ½  ½  *  ½   
14 Morozevich, Alexander  RUS  2771 0 ½  ½  0 ½  0 0 1 0 1 1 ½  ½  *   

B GROUP
















1 Caruana, Fabiano   ITA   2646 *   1 ½   ½   ½   0 0 1 ½   ½   1 1 1 1   
2 Short, Nigel D  ENG  2663 0 *  ½  1 ½  1 ½  1 1 ½  1 ½  ½  0 8
3 Motylev, Alexander  RUS  2676 ½  ½  *  1 ½  ½  ½  0 ½  1 1 ½  1 ½  8
4 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB  2687 ½  0 0 *  ½  1 ½  ½  ½  1 1 1 ½  1 8
5 Volokitin, Andrei  UKR  2671 ½  ½  ½  ½  *  ½  0 1 1 1 ½  ½  ½  ½   
6 Vallejo Pons, Francisco  ESP  2702 1 0 ½  0 ½  *  ½  0 1 0 1 1 1 1  
7 Efimenko, Zahar  UKR  2688 1 ½  ½  ½  1 ½  *  0 0 ½  0 1 ½  1 7
8 Navara, David  CZE  2638 0 0 1 ½  0 1 1 *  ½  ½  0 ½  ½  1  
9 Reinderman, Dimitri  NED  2549 ½  0 ½  ½  0 0 1 ½  *  1 ½  ½  ½  ½  6
10 Hou Yifan  CHN  2571 ½  ½  0 0 0 1 ½  ½  0 *  ½  1 ½  1 6
11 L'Ami, Erwin  NED  2603 0 0 0 0 ½  0 1 1 ½  ½  *  ½  1 ½   
12 Mecking, Henrique  BRA  2567 0 ½  ½  0 ½  0 0 ½  ½  0 ½  *  ½  1  
13 Werle, Jan  NED  2607 0 ½  0 ½  ½  0 ½  ½  ½  ½  0 ½  *  0 4
14 Sasikiran, Krishnan  IND  2711 0 1 ½  0 ½  0 0 0 ½  0 ½  0 1 *  4

C GROUP
















1 So, Wesley   PHI   2627 *   1 ½   ½   ½   0 ½   1 1 1 1 1 1 ½     
2 Hillarp Persson, Tiger  SWE  2586 0 *  1 0 1 1 ½  0 ½  1 ½  1 1 1  
3 Giri, Anish  RUS  2469 ½  0 *  1 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 1 1 1  
4 Gupta, Abhijeet  IND  2569 ½  1 0 *  1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1  
5 Howell, David W L  ENG  2622 ½  0 ½  0 *  ½  0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1  
6 Holzke, Frank  GER  2524 1 0 ½  0 ½  *  ½  ½  0 1 1 0 1 ½   
7 Harika, Dronavalli  IND  2473 ½  ½  ½  1 1 ½  *  ½  0 ½  ½  ½  0 0 6
8 Bitalzadeh, Ali  NED  2400 0 1 ½  1 0 ½  ½  *  1 0 0 1 0 0  
9 Nijboer, Friso  NED  2560 0 ½  ½  1 0 1 1 0 *  0 1 0 0 ½   
10 Bosboom, Manuel  NED  2418 0 0 ½  0 1 0 ½  1 1 *  0 1 0 ½   
11 Pruijssers, Roeland  NED  2444 0 ½  0 1 0 0 ½  1 0 1 *  0 1 ½   
12 Iturrizaga, Eduardo  VEN  2528 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½  0 1 0 1 *  1 1  
13 Leon Hoyos, Manuel  MEX  2542 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 *  1 5
14 Romanishin, Oleg M  UKR  2533 ½  0 0 0 0 ½  1 1 ½  ½  ½  0 0 *   


Picture from ChessVibes.

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  • 5 years ago

    pari12354


    In game Caruana, F  vs Short,N     Short missed the wining move

    at 47.Nxd2    PxN!  If Caruana plays 48. RxQ    PxRe1= N!!+

    49.Ke1  NxQ      50.RxR    PxP 

    Now black has 3 pieces vs a Rook

  • 5 years ago

    mpcchess

    We Filipinos are very proud of you!!GM Wesley So. More power.

  • 5 years ago

    rfs

    YOUNG CHESS SUPERSTARS DOMINATION IN CORUS 2009 EDITION!     14 years old GM Wesley SO is victorious in C-group! 16 years old Fabiano Caruana is triumphant in B-group and  19 years old Sergey Karjakin's success in A-group!

    What a remarkable comeback by Italian GM Caruana to beat and overtake Nigel Short to win the B-title. After winning last year's C-group and this year's B-group,Caruana has a chance to make another history if he win next year's edition of A-group! What a feat for a 16 years old Super GM!

    Youngest Super GM -  14 years old Filipino Wesley SO displayed great excellence,winning with a full point lead in C-group and qualify for Next year's B-group. He is also the highest scorer (9.5/13) in entire 2009 CORUS league.

    Ukrainian Super GM Karjakin,playing black pieces showed his nerve of steel to beat Dominguez in a intense battle of Sicillian to edge the big group of leaders. Aside from Corus A-title, Karjak (the youngest Player to become GM in history at 12 years old) also won a slot in 2009 Bilbao Grandfinals!

    The Best of Chess in New Generation!  More history to come!

  • 5 years ago

    rfs

    Congratulations to the youngest GM of present time-  Super GM Wesley SO for his lopsided victory in 2009 Corus-C.  The 14 years old Filipino showed his composure and nerve of steel by winning 4 straight games to secured 1st place before the final round, including a spectacular win against 10th round leader   GM Hillarp Persson.  His 9.5 points is the overall highest score in Corus 2009 edition (Karjakin-8.0 group-A,  Caruana-8.5 group-B). This kid is oozing past to enter the World's Top-100 GM's and destined to join the Hydra GM league of Anand,Carlsen,Topalov and Kramnik in the future. Wesley also won a seat for the B-league of former world champion Kazimzhanov,Nigel Short,Motylev, Volokitin,etc in next years Corus B.  I wish to see this kid playing in A-GROUP of Corus 2011. May God continue to bless this kid.

  • 5 years ago

    Yaupon

    Simferopol - forever!!!!

  • 5 years ago

    oliebol

    Damn that is one sharp game ...

  • 5 years ago

    George70

    Karjakin is the best! Glory to Ukraine!Laughing

  • 5 years ago

    cruzfranzenrico

    Mabuhay Wesley So!!! Goodluck in your futute tournaments. Continue to bring honor to our country.

  • 5 years ago

    fscollado

    Wesley So is surely a great pride of the Philippines. He had shown that he can be at par with the world's best chess players. Keep up the good work Wesley! Surely you'll be an inspiration to many young chess players in our country.

  • 5 years ago

    leonelcm

    As always is, this is one of the most instructiv and strong tournament, thannx for posting...

  • 5 years ago

    Charlie91

    Wesley So of the Philippines is truly great!  He's just 14 years old, right?  Congrats to all the participants, and especially the winners!

  • 5 years ago

    sumehrain

    What a finished from Wesley...winning his game on 11th & 12th round (against Persson) to climb on the top and finishing the tournament with 1 full point lead is truly glorious!

    Looking forward that he will perform better in Group B next year

    .Smile

  • 5 years ago

    RickyCapa

    Great Job, Wesley!  Group B next year! Wink Mabuhay Ang Filipinas!!! Laughing

  • 5 years ago

    bondiggity

    At what point in that game would you say that Carlsen was in a winning position?

  • 5 years ago

    sebas4life

    Carlsen in a winning position couldn't make it happen. Unfortunate for him!

  • 5 years ago

    steevmartuns

    Yeah, that's a heck of a game. Black's king is so exposed for a while around middlegame that it's a wonder Perez couldn't find a game-ending attack.

  • 5 years ago

    Ziryab

    What a day!! Karjakin - Dominguez is one of those games that one must spend some time studying, and it proved the critical game in the tournament.

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