Corus 'B' and 'C' Groups Announced

Corus 'B' and 'C' Groups Announced

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Dec 5, 2008, 1:02 PM |
20 | Chess Event Coverage

Following on from the announcement of the 'A' Group lineup in the 2009 Corus Tournament, the organisers have now confirmed the participants in the 'B' and 'C' groups.

The B Group is led by Indian number 2, Sasikiran, and features a former FIDE World Champion in the form of Kasimdzhanov who was one of Anand's seconds during his recent triumphant World Championship match.  It will also be interesting to see how the Italian number 1, 16-year old Fabiano Caruana fares in the event.

B Group

No.  Name  Country  Rating

 Krishnan Sasikiran  India 2694 

 Zahar Efimenko  Ukraine 2680 

 Rustam Kasimdzhanov  Uzbekistan 2672 

 Alexander Motylev  Russia 2672 

 Francisco Vallejo Pons  Spain 2664 

 Andrei Volokitin  Ukraine 2659 

 Nigel Short  England 2642 

 Fabiano Caruana  Italy 2640 

 David Navara  Czech Republic 2633 
10 
 Erwin l’Ami  The Netherlands 2610 
11 
 Jan Werle  The Netherlands 2582 
12 
 Hou Yifan  China 2578 
13 
 Henrique Mecking  Brazil 2567 
14 
 Dimitri Reinderman  The Netherlands 2543 

 

The C Group is led by the popular young prodigy from the Phillipines, Wesley So.  Just behind him in the event rankings is England's David Howell who will also be one to watch.


C Group

No.  Name  Country  Rating

 Wesley So  Philippines 2610 

 David Howell  England 2593 

 Abhijeet Gupta  India 2580 

 Tiger Hillarp Persson  Sweden 2543 

 Friso Nijboer The Netherlands 2540 

 Eduardo Iturrizaga  Venezuela 2538 

 Manuel Leon Hoyos  Mexico 2535 

 Oleg Romanishin  Ukraine 2532 

 Frank Holzke  Germany 2524 
10 
 Anish Giri  Russia 2466 
11 
 Dronavalli Harika  India 2462 
12 
 Roeland Pruijssers The Netherlands 2458 
13 
 Manuel Bosboom The Netherlands 2416 
14 
 Ali Bitalzadeh The Netherlands 2370 
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