Corus Round 3 - Chucky And Moro Lose Again!

Corus Round 3 - Chucky And Moro Lose Again!

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 19, 2009, 12:27 PM |
8 | Chess Event Coverage

Can somebody please tell Vassily Ivanchuk (pictured) and Alexander Morozevich that a draw is a permissible result in chess?  The unpredictable duo are matching each other's results precisely - they both lost in the first round, won in the second, and now lost again in the third!

Ivanchuk lost to Radjabov's pet King's Indian defence and Morozevich became Kamsky's first victim.  Ivanchuk was once again in desperate time-trouble during his game, but although he managed to make the time control this time, the position was complicated and 38 Rxc7 seems to be the losing mistake.

The results in round 3:

 Karjakin, Sergey    Wang Yue    ½-½   75 
 Sicilian Rossolimo
 Kamsky, Gata   Morozevich, Alexander  1-0  34 
 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
 Carlsen, Magnus   Movsesian, Sergei  ½-½  39 
 Slav Defence
 Aronian, Levon   Stellwagen, Daniel  ½-½  22 
 Caro Kann Exchange
 Adams, Michael   Dominguez Perez, Leinier  ½-½  43 
 Sicilian Sozin Attack
 Van Wely, Loek   Smeets, Jan  ½-½  30 
 Anti-Meran Gambit
 Ivanchuk, Vassily   Radjabov, Teimour  0-1  41 
 King's Indian Classical


In the B Group, Nigel Short dusted off the ancient 4 knights opening to thrash poor Erwin L'ami in a mere 19 moves!  Now that's what I call Short!

Also in the B Group, ratings favourite Sasikiran lost for the second game in a row to former FIDE champion Kasimdzhanov.  His conqueror in the previous round, Hou Yifan, suffered a loss to Dmitri Reinderman and David Navara overcame Zahar Efimenko.

In the C Group David Howell finally broke his duck with a victory, and other winners in round three were Eduardo Iturrizaga, Manuel Leon Hoyos and Ati Bitalzadeh.

The standings after 3 rounds in all the groups:


A GROUP


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

B GROUP


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

C GROUP


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


 

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