Corus Round 9 - Karjakin Bounces Back

Corus Round 9 - Karjakin Bounces Back

SonofPearl
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Jan 28, 2009, 4:01 AM |
5 | Chess Event Coverage

Sergei Karjakin bounced back from his loss to Ivanchuk in round 8, with a victory against former leader Movsesian in round 9.  In a tight field, Movsesian drops to fourth place.  Aronian and Dominguez joined Karjakin (pictured) at the top after winning their games against Kamsky and Stellwagen respectively.

In the B Group, Nigel Short pushed hard for a long time against Mecking to try to extend his lead, but a draw was the end result.  Caruana and Vallejo Pons both won their games, as did Navara who beat Sasikiran, who is having a terrible tournament despite being the top rated player.

The C Group was once again an absolute bloodbath, with only one game being drawn!  Hillarp Persson retains his lead, just half a point ahead of Wesley So.

The full results in round 9:

A GROUP




Karjakin, Sergey   Movsesian, Sergei   1-0   68 B80   Sicilian Scheveningen
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  Stellwagen, Daniel 1-0  51 C19  French Winawer
Van Wely, Loek  Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½  36 A29  English Four Knights
Smeets, Jan  Wang Yue ½-½  28 B33  Sicilian Sveshnikov
Adams, Michael  Carlsen, Magnus ½-½  28 B70  Sicilian Dragon
Kamsky, Gata  Aronian, Levon 0-1  80 C67  Ruy Lopez Berlin
Morozevich, Alexander  Radjabov, Teimour ½-½  24 E60  King's Indian
B GROUP




Navara, David   Sasikiran, Krishnan   1-0   25 B25   Sicilian Closed
Caruana, Fabiano  L'Ami, Erwin  1-0  56 D11  Slav Defence
Volokitin, Andrei  Kasimdzhanov, Rustam ½-½  31 C92  Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Motylev, Alexander  Reinderman, Dimitri ½-½  38 C80  Ruy Lopez Open
Efimenko, Zahar  Hou Yifan ½-½  55 B80  Sicilian Scheveningen
Werle, Jan  Vallejo Pons, Francisco 0-1  31 E97  King's Indian Classical
Mecking, Henrique  Short, Nigel D ½-½  94 D37  QGD 5.Bf4
C GROUP




Gupta, Abhijeet   Romanishin, Oleg M   1-0   48 E38   Nimzo Indian
Holzke, Frank  Bosboom, Manuel 1-0  41 E95  King's Indian Classical
Giri, Anish  Pruijssers, Roeland 1-0  23 E92  King's Indian Classical
Harika, Dronavalli  Hillarp Persson, Tiger ½-½  43 D12  Slav Defence
Bitalzadeh, Ali  So, Wesley 0-1  36 A37  English Symmetrical
Iturrizaga, Eduardo  Nijboer, Friso 1-0  42 A41  Modern Defence
Leon Hoyos, Manuel  Howell, David W L 0-1  49 A15  English counter King's Fianchetto


The standings after round 9:


A GROUP


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

B GROUP


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

C GROUP


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

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