Corus Nears Thrilling Finale

Corus Nears Thrilling Finale

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 29, 2010, 1:23 PM |
33 | Chess Event Coverage

Magnus_Carlsen_9.jpgMagnus Carlsen may have lost his individual game with Vladimir Kramnik, but he won with the white pieces today to share the lead with big Vlad.

Carlsen (pictured) overcame Dominguez in a lively Gruenfeld defence with a determined display.

Meanwhile, Kramnik touched gloves with early front-runner Shirov in another memorable game where both players pressed hard but failed to break each other's resistance.

Ivanchuk and Karjakin played a well-fought draw, but the only other decisive game in Group 'A' came courtesy of a Van Wely win against Tiviakov.

Group 'B' had only one decisive result, but it was a crucial one in the race for the lead.  Anish Giri threw everything into an attack against Wesley So, but just as the fires were fading and So looked sure to win, he blundered in time trouble to hand the victory to Giri.  Giri now leads the B Group by a full point again with just two rounds to go.

In contrast Group 'C' continues to be an absolute bloodbath, with no draws whatsoever for the second round in a row.  However, all the front-runners won their games, so the standings remain the same with Li Chao almost home with just two rounds to go.

The results in round 11:

Group A

Carlsen, Magnus  1-0  Dominguez Perez, Leinier
Shirov, Alexei  ½-½  Kramnik, Vladimir
Nakamura, Hikaru  ½-½  Leko, Peter
Ivanchuk, Vassily  ½-½  Karjakin, Sergey
Van Wely, Loek  1-0  Tiviakov, Sergei
Short, Nigel D  ½-½  Caruana, Fabiano
Smeets, Jan  ½-½  Anand, Viswanathan
Group B

Naiditsch, Arkadij  ½-½  Howell, David W L
So, Wesley  0-1  Giri, Anish
Negi, Parimarjan  ½-½  Sutovsky, Emil
Harikrishna, P  ½-½  Ni Hua
Muzychuk, Anna  ½-½  L'Ami, Erwin 
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  ½-½  Reinderman, Dimitri
Akobian, Varuzhan  ½-½  Nyback, Tomi
Group C

Li Chao 1-0  Muzychuk, Mariya
Vocaturo, Daniele  1-0  Peng Zhaoqin
Van Kampen, Robin  1-0  Swinkels, Robin
Grandelius, Nils  0-1  Gupta, Abhijeet
Bok, Benjamin  1-0  Soumya, Swaminathan
Lie, Kjetil A  0-1  Robson, Ray
Plukkel, Sjoerd  0-1  Kuipers, Stefan

 

The standings after round 11:


Group A


1 Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  2788  
2 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2810  
3 Shirov, Alexei  ESP  2723 7
4 Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2790 6
5 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2708 6
6 Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2749 6
7 Karjakin, Sergey  UKR  2720 6
8 Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB  2712  
9 Leko, Peter  HUN  2739  
10 Caruana, Fabiano  ITA  2675  
11 Van Wely, Loek  NED  2641  
12 Short, Nigel D  ENG  2696 4
13 Tiviakov, Sergei  NED  2662 4
14 Smeets, Jan  NED  2657 3

Group B


1 Giri, Anish  NED  2588 8
2 L'Ami, Erwin  NED  2615 7
3 Ni Hua  CHN  2657 7
4 Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER  2687  
5 So, Wesley  PHI  2656  
6 Negi, Parimarjan  IND  2621 6
7 Harikrishna, P  IND  2672  
8 Howell, David W L  ENG  2606  
9 Muzychuk, Anna  SLO  2523 5
10 Sutovsky, Emil  ISR  2657 5
11 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  ROU  2681  
12 Reinderman, Dimitri  NED  2573 4
13 Nyback, Tomi  FIN  2643  
14 Akobian, Varuzhan  USA  2628 3

Group C


1 Li Chao CHN  2604  
2 Vocaturo, Daniele  ITA  2495 7
3 Van Kampen, Robin  NED  2456 7
4 Robson, Ray  USA  2570 7
5 Gupta, Abhijeet  IND  2577  
6 Swinkels, Robin  NED  2495 6
7 Grandelius, Nils  SWE  2515  
8 Bok, Benjamin  NED  2322  
9 Kuipers, Stefan  NED  2340  
10 Lie, Kjetil A  NOR  2547 5
11 Peng Zhaoqin  NED  2402 5
12 Muzychuk, Mariya  UKR  2447 4
13 Soumya, Swaminathan  IND  2323 3
14 Plukkel, Sjoerd  NED  2279  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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