Corus C younger than ever

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Corus 2010 GM group CGrandmaster Group C of the Corus Chess Tournament 2010 will be younger than ever. Of the fourteen participants, eleven are not older than twenty. Favourites this year are GMs Li Chao (China), Abhijeet Gupta (India) and Ray Robson (USA). All participants of GM groups A, B and C have now been confirmed.

Due to the financial crisis the continuation of Grandmaster Group C was in doubt for a while, but in September it was given the green light by main sponsor Corus. As always, the winner will promote to Grandmaster Group B next year.

The youngest participant this year is Dutch FM Benjamin Bok (14); the oldest is 11-times Dutch Women Champion GM Zhaoqin Peng (41). Reigning Dutch champion under 20 IM Robin van Kampen (15) was also invited, as well as Soumya Swaminathan from India, who won the World Junior Championship for girls (U-20) in Argentina last month.

Both Muzychuk sisters are coming to Wijk aan Ze this year. The strongest, Anna, who represents the chess federation of Slovenia, is participant of Grandmaster Group B. Maryia, who still has 'UKR' behind her name, plays in group C.

On October 15th we already brought you the names of Grandmaster Groups A & B. Below we give them once more, together with the C Group. The 72nd Corus Chess Tournament takes places Jarnuary 15-31 2010 in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. And yes, ChessVibes will be there again to bring daily coverage!

Corus Chess Tournament 2010 | Participants Grandmaster Group A

Corus A

Corus Chess Tournament 2010 | Participants Grandmaster Group B

Corus A

Corus Chess Tournament 2010 | Participants Grandmaster Group C

Corus A
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