Two replacements at Corus

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There have been two mutations in the grandmaster groups of the Corus Chess Tournament. In Grandmaster group B Alexandra Kosteniuk (ill) was replaced by GM Viorel (a.k.a. Viktor) Bologan from Moldavia, and in Grandmaster group C Sipke Ernst (university obligations) was replaced by reigning Dutch Women's champion Zhaoqin Peng. The categories of the two events remain the same.

Some recapitulation:

Group A

TITLE NAME                COUNTRY      BIRTH RATING
                                       YEAR

GM Veselin Topalov Bulgaria 1975 2813 GM Viswanathan Anand India 1969 2779 GM Vladimir Kramnik Russia 1975 2750 GM Peter Svidler Russia 1976 2750 GM Levon Aronian Armenia 1982 2741 GM Teymour Radjabov Azerbeidjan 1987 2729 GM David Navara Czech Rep. 1985 2725 GM Alexey Shirov Spain 1972 2720 GM Ruslan Ponomariov Ukraine 1983 2703 GM Magnus Carlsen Norway 1990 2698 GM Sergey Tiviakov Netherlands 1973 2680 GM Loek van Wely Netherlands 1972 2676 GM Sergey Karjakin Ukraine 1990 2672 GM Alexander Motylev Russia 1979 2662


Average rating: 2721 Category: 19

Groep B

TITLE NAME                COUNTRY      BIRTH RATING
                                       YEAR

GM Bu Xiangzhi China 1985 2671 GM Dmitry Jakovenko Russia 1983 2671 GM Gabriel Sargissian Armenia 1983 2667 GM Viorel Bologan Moldavia 1971 2659 GM Pavel Eljanov Ukraine 1983 2658 GM Friso Nijboer Netherlands 1965 2641 GM Erwin L'Ami Netherlands 1985 2593 GM Suat Atalik Turky 1964 2583 GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave France 1990 2579 GM Dani?ɬ´l Stellwagen Netherlands 1987 2576 GM Jan Werle Netherlands 1984 2551 GM Vladimir Georgiev Macedonia 1975 2532 GM Jan Smeets Netherlands 1985 2525 IM Tatiana Kosintseva Russua 1986 2458


Average rating: 2597 Category: 14

Groep C

TITLE NAME                COUNTRY      BIRTH RATING
                                       YEAR

GM Michal Krasenkow Poland 1963 2647 GM Emanuel Berg Sweden 1981 2582 IM Ian Nepomniachtchi Russia 1990 2545 GM Parimarjan Negi India 1993 2538 GM John van der Wiel Netherlands 1959 2522 GM Stellan Brynell Sweden 1962 2502 IM Nadezhda Kosintseva Russia 1985 2493 WFM Hou Yifan China 1994 2481 IM Wouter Spoelman Netherlands 1990 2450 GM Zhaoqin Peng Netherlands 1968 2436 GM Harmen Jonkman Netherlands 1975 2431 IM Edwin van Haastert Netherlands 1974 2393 IM Thomas Willemze Netherlands 1982 2384 IM Manuel Bosboom Netherlands 1963 2375


Average rating: 2484 Category: 10

(FIDE-ratings van oktober 2006)

It's gonna be a great tournament. To get in the mood already a bit, you can replay two Pearls of Wijk aan Zee here.
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