Corus 2010 Line-Up Announced

Corus 2010 Line-Up Announced

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 18, 2009, 8:14 AM |
36 | Chess Event Coverage

The organisers of the annual Corus Tournament in Wijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands have announced the full line-ups for the A and B Groups in next year's event, which runs from 15-31 January.

Five of the current top ten rated players will feature, including world champion Vishy Anand (pictured), former champion Vladimir Kramnik, and hot-to-trot Norwegian wunderkid "Magnum-Force" Magnus Carlsen

Also packing their long johns and booking their tickets for Wijk in January are Hikaru Nakamura, Alexei Shirov and last year's winner Sergey Karjakin.

Fabiano Caruana is promoted to the A group after earning his place by winning the B Group last year.  Despite just missing out on victory in the B Group last year after leading for most of the event, Nigel Short is also let loose on the big guns in the A Group this time. 

As usual, the B Group is a strong tournament in its own right, headed by Ni Hua of China and featuring lots of young talent in the form of David Howell, Anish Giri, Parimarjan Negi and last year's C Group winner, Wesley So.

The full line-ups for the A and B Groups:

A Group

Viswanathan Anand IND 2788
Magnus Carlsen NOR 2772
Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2772
Peter Leko HUN 2762
Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2756
Hikaru Nakamura USA 2735
Alexei Shirov ESP 2730
Sergey Karjakin RUS 2722
Leinier Dominguez Perez CUB 2719
Nigel Short ENG 2706
Sergey Tiviakov NED 2670
Fabiano Caruana ITA 2662
Loek van Wely NED 2650
Jan Smeets NED 2642

 

B Group

Ni Hua CHN 2692
Arkadij Naiditsch GER 2685
Emil Sutovsky ISR 2676
Pentala Harikrishna IND 2673
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu ROM 2664
Wesley So PHI 2644
Varuzhan Akobian USA 2637
David Howell ENG 2624
Parimarjan Negi IND 2615
Tomi Nyback FIN 2615
Erwin l'Ami NED 2606
Dimitri Reinderman NED 2572
Anish Giri NED 2552
Anna Muzychuk SLO 2533
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