Shirov Run Continues At Corus

Shirov Run Continues At Corus

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 21, 2010, 12:36 PM |
23 | Chess Event Coverage

Alexei_shirov1.jpgAlexei Shirov can blow hot and cold as a player.  He won last year's strong Mtel tournament, but then proceeded to lose the first four games of his next tournament just a few days later!

At Corus 2010, it's the fiery, red-hot Shirov again, with the Latvian born chess star beating Loek Van Wely in round five to go 5/5 and stretch his lead to a full point and a half.

The only other winner of the round in the 'A' Group was Vladimir Kramnik, who finally makes his mark on the event.  He surprised the luckless Jan Smeets with the Pirc defence to make it another bad day for the Dutch.

The fifth round also saw the much anticipated clash between Hikaru Nakamura and world #1 Magnus Carlsen.  Nakamura surprised Carlsen with an uncharacteristically quiet opening choice, but it still took some accurate defence from Carlsen to secure an eventual draw.

Anish Giri won yet another game in the 'B' Group to re-take the sole lead on an impressive 4/5.  Likewise, Ray Robson won again to lead the 'C' Group with an even better 4.5/5.

The full results in round five:

Group A

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

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

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

 

The standings after round five:


Group A


1 Shirov, Alexei  ESP  2723 5
2 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2708  
3 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2810  
4 Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2749  
5 Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  2788 3
6 Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2790  
7 Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB  2712  
8 Karjakin, Sergey  UKR  2720  
9 Tiviakov, Sergei  NED  2662 2
10 Caruana, Fabiano  ITA  2675 2
11 Leko, Peter  HUN  2739 2
12 Short, Nigel D  ENG  2696  
13 Van Wely, Loek  NED  2641 1
14 Smeets, Jan  NED  2657 ½ 

Group B


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

Group C


1 Robson, Ray  USA  2570  
2 Li Chao  CHN  2604 4
3 Vocaturo, Daniele  ITA  2495  
4 Lie, Kjetil A  NOR  2547 3
5 Gupta, Abhijeet  IND  2577 3
6 Swinkels, Robin  NED  2495 3
7 Peng Zhaoqin  NED  2402  
8 Van Kampen, Robin  NED  2456  
9 Kuipers, Stefan  NED  2340 2
10 Bok, Benjamin  NED  2322 2
11 Muzychuk, Mariya  UKR  2447 2
12 Grandelius, Nils  SWE  2515  
13 Plukkel, Sjoerd  NED  2279 1
14 Soumya, Swaminathan  IND  2323 ½ 

 

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