Shirov Falters At Corus

Shirov Falters At Corus

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 23, 2010, 12:44 PM |
29 | Chess Event Coverage

Alexei Shirov's fantastic run finally came to a sticky end against Hikaru Nakamura (pictured) in round seven at Corus 2010.

Despite a healthy lead in the tournament, Shirov stayed true to his style by aiming for complications with the Sveshnikov.  However, it was Nakamura who won a great game to close Shirov's lead at the top to just half a point.

The other winner today was Magnus Carlsen who made it look easy against Vassily Ivanchuk in a one-sided clash, to keep pace with Nakamura on 5/7.

The other games were drawn, but Nigel Short must be kicking himself after missing a golden opportunity to defeat Vladimir Kramnik in a queen ending with two extra pawns.

In the 'B' Group, Anish Giri maintains his point lead after defending a tough rook endgame for a draw.  David Howell and Wesley So moved up the table after winning their games.

Ray Robson lost for the first time in the 'C' Group, but still holds the lead by half a point.

The full results in round 7:

Group A

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

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

Li Chao 0-1  Grandelius, Nils
Vocaturo, Daniele  1-0  Robson, Ray
Van Kampen, Robin  ½-½  Lie, Kjetil A
Peng Zhaoqin  ½-½  Muzychuk, Mariya
Kuipers, Stefan  ½-½  Soumya, Swaminathan
Bok, Benjamin  0-1  Swinkels, Robin
Plukkel, Sjoerd  0-1  Gupta, Abhijeet

 

The standings after round 7:


Group A


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

Group B


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

Group C


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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