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Corus Wijk aan Zee 2010 (10)

Kramnik leads after Shirov loses

Anand defeated Shirov to record his first win, but he wasn't convincing. Photo © Mark Crowther

Anand defeated Shirov to record his first win, but he wasn't convincing. Photo © Mark Crowther | http://chess.co.uk/twic

Vladimir Kramnik drew a wild game against Vassily Ivanchuk. Joint leader Alexei Shirov had chances against Viswanathan Anand but time trouble meant he couldn't take advantage and went on to lose.

Viswanathan Anand against Alexei Shirov in Round 10. Photo © Mark Crowther.

Viswanathan Anand secured his first victory in the event by beating Alexei Shirov in a Ruy Lopez. But this does not tell the whole story. Anand played a series of inaccuracies that handed the initiative to Shirov. Shirov

Anand was kind enough to turn up and talk about the game afterwards where he candidly admitted the mistakes in his own play and said he was lucky to win.

Anand,Viswanathan - Shirov,Alexei [C78]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (10), 27.01.2010
Mark Crowther

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.a4 Rb8 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.a5 Ba7 11.h3 0-0 12.Be3 Ra8 13.Nbd2 Bb7 14.Re1 Re8

[14...exd4 15.cxd4 Nb4 16.Bg5 h6 17.Bh4 Nd3 18.Re3 Nf4 19.e5 dxe5 20.dxe5 Bxe3 21.fxe3 Ng6 22.exf6 Nxh4 23.Nxh4 Qxf6 24.Nhf3 c5 25.Qc2 c4 26.Ba2 Rad8 27.Re1 Rfe8 28.e4 Rd3 29.b3 Red8 30.Nf1 Rc3 31.Qb1 Rdd3 32.bxc4 Rxf3 33.gxf3 Rxf3 34.Re2 Rxh3 35.Qe1 bxc4 36.Bb1 c3 37.Re3 Qg5+ 38.Ng3 h5 39.Kg2 Qg4 40.Rxc3 h4 41.Rb3 hxg3 0-1 Bologan,V (2692)-Caruana,F (2652)/Reggio Emilia ITA 2009/The Week in Chess 790]

15.Ng5 Re7

[15...Rf8 16.Nf1 Ne7 17.dxe5 Bxe3 18.Bxf7+ Rxf7 19.Nxf7 Bxf2+ 20.Kxf2 Qf8 21.Nh6+ gxh6 22.exf6 Qxf6+ 23.Kg1 Ng6 24.Ne3 Re8 25.Nd5 Qe5 26.Qd4 c5 27.Qxe5 Rxe5 28.Rad1 Kg7 29.Ne3 Bxe4 30.Rxd6 1-0 Kosteniuk,A (2516)-Kosintseva,N (2486)/Konya 2009/CB00_2010]

16.d5 Nb8 17.Bxa7 Rxa7 18.Nf1 c6 19.Ne3 cxd5 20.exd5 h6 21.Nf3 Rc7 22.Nd2 Nbd7 23.c4 Nc5

Anand wasn't sure about this move for black.

24.Bc2 b4 25.Ndf1

White thought he had all the time in the world in this position. But in the cold light of day he admitted he was just dreaming.

25...Bc8

Anand felt he should have had the advantage with more accurate play but after the game he wasn't entirely sure where. Now after this move he understood he was slightly worse.

26.Ng3 g6 27.b3

White physically cuts out b3 for black which in some positions could be a major irritation.

27...Nh7

After this move Anand understood he was in serious trouble. At first he thought about resigning, but then he found a resource. But he admitted that he still had to "pray to god it wasn't mate."

28.Ne4 f5 29.Nxc5 Rxc5 30.Qd2 Rb7 31.Bd3 f4

[31...Bd7 was the last safe possibility for black. Now he goes for it.]

32.Nc2 Qg5 33.Ra4 Bxh3 34.Bf1 Nf6 35.f3 e4 36.fxe4 Re7 37.Nd4 Nxe4 38.Qd3 Bf5

Alexei Shirov

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Viswanathan Anand

38...Bf5

39.Ne6?

Ironically the winning move. It loses but Shirov was down to his last 60 seconds and he either sees Ng3 (and the rather complicated way that it works) or he doesn't.

39...Rxe6?

[39...Ng3]

40.dxe6 Re5 41.Rxb4

Time trouble over and Anand is winning. But his inaccuracies continue.

41...Qd8 42.Qd4 f3?

This move probably isn't so good.

43.gxf3 Ng5 44.Rxe5 Nxf3+ 45.Kf2?!

[45.Kh1 Is a much better move.]

45...Nxe5 46.Rb6 Bxe6 47.Be2!

Finally Anand gets a grip. His intended captures on d6 fail but this accurate move gets him the win.

[47.Qxd6 Qh4+; 47.Rxd6 Qf6+]

47...Qf6+ 48.Ke3 Qg5+ 49.Qf4 Qg1+ 50.Kd2 Qa1 51.Rxd6 Qxa5+ 52.Kd1 g5 53.Qd4 Kf7 54.Rd5 Bxd5 55.Qxe5

Anand said he was "Ridiculously lucky" in this game.

1-0

Vladimir Kramnik and Vassily Ivanchuk played in Round 10. Photo © Mark Crowther.

Vladimir Kramnik and Vassily Ivanchuk played a sharp variation of the Vienna Queen's Gambit. Ivanchuk ran short of time but Kramnik more or less forced a draw anyhow.

Kramnik,Vladimir - Ivanchuk,Vassily [D37]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (10), 27.01.2010
Mark Crowther

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.Bxc4 c5 9.0-0 0-0

[9...Bxc3 10.bxc3 cxd4 11.cxd4 0-0 12.Qe2 b6 13.Ne5 Bb7 14.f4 Nc6 15.Rad1 Rad8 16.Nxc6 Bxc6 17.f5 exf5 18.Rxf5 Qe7 19.Rf4 g5 20.Rg4 Kg7 21.e5 Bd5 22.Bxd5 Rxd5 23.Rf1 Rfd8 24.Qf2 Qd7 25.Qf6+ Kg8 26.Rg3 Qe6 27.h4 Qxf6 28.Rxf6 Rxd4 29.hxg5 Rd3 30.Rxd3 Rxd3 31.gxh6 Ra3 32.e6 fxe6 33.Kf2 Rxa2+ 34.Kf3 b5 35.g4 b4 36.g5 Rh2 37.Rxe6 b3 38.Re7 b2 39.Rb7 a5 40.Kg3 Rh5 41.Kg4 Rh2 42.Kf5 a4 43.Kf6 Rf2+ 44.Kg6 Rf8 45.h7+ Kh8 46.Kh6 1-0 L'Ami,E (2593)-Ninov,N (2500)/Bethune FRA 2006/The Week in Chess 635]

10.e5 Qd8 11.Qe2

[11.a3 Bxc3 12.bxc3 Qc7 13.Bd3 Rd8 14.Qe2 Bd7 15.Qe4 g6 16.Qe3 c4 17.Qxh6 Be8 18.Ng5 Na6 19.Qh7+ Kf8 20.Bxg6 Rd5 21.f4 Rxd4 22.cxd4 Qb6 23.Bxf7 1-0 ANT-31337 CELES/Leiden NED 2003/The Week in Chess 445]

11...cxd4 12.Rad1 Bd7 13.Ne4 Nc6 14.Ng3 Qc7 15.Bd3 Ne7 16.Rc1 Bc6 17.Nxd4 Rad8 18.Rc4 Qb6 19.Qg4 Bc5 20.Nh5 g6 21.Bxg6

Vassily Ivanchuk

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Vladimir Kramnik

21.Bg6

21...Nxg6 22. Nxe6 Be7 23. Nxd8 Qxd8 24. e6 Qd5 25. exf7+ Kh7 26. Qxg6+ Kxg6 27. Nf4+ Kxf7 28. Nxd5 Bxd5 29. Rc7 Kf6 30. Re1 Bb4 31. Rd1 Bc6 32. Rd4 Re8 33. h4 Re1+ 34. Kh2 Bc5 35. Rd2 a5 36. Rc8 a4 37. Rg8 Re4 38. Kh3 Re1 39. Kh2 Re4 40. Kh3 Re1 1/2-1/2

Magnus Carlsen defeated Sergey Karjakin in Round 10. Photo © Frits Agterdenbos: http://chessvista.com/

Sergey Karjakin could not have predicted that Magnus Carlsen would play the French. Carlsen equalised pretty quickly and then Karjakin with his 21.f5? played for too much and was pretty much forced back then.

Karjakin,Sergey - Carlsen,Magnus [C11]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (10), 27.01.2010
Mark Crowther

1.e4 e6

Not a novelty, of course. But outside of blitz and rapid games Carlsen hasn't played this, at least in a very long time.

2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Be2 a6 10.0-0 b5 11.Kh1 Qc7 12.a3 Bb7 13.Rad1 Rac8 14.Qe1

[14.dxc5 Bxc5 15.Nd4 b4 16.axb4 Bxb4 17.Nxc6 Qxc6 18.Bd4 Nc5 19.Qe3 Ne4 20.Nxe4 dxe4 21.c3 Be7 22.b4 Rfd8 23.f5 exf5 24.Rxf5 Rf8 25.Rdf1 Ra8 26.Qf4 Qd5 27.e6 Qxe6 28.Re5 Qd7 29.Bc4 Kh8 30.Bxf7 Bf6 31.Bb3 Rg8 32.Rh5 Bxd4 33.Bxg8 Kxg8 34.cxd4 e3 35.Re5 h6 36.Qxe3 Qg4 37.Qf2 Bc6 38.d5 Bb5 39.Qf4 Qg6 40.Rfe1 Rf8 41.Qg3 Qd6 42.Rf5 Qxb4 43.Rxf8+ Qxf8 44.d6 a5 45.Qb3+ 1-0 Danin,A (2469)-Vasilevich,I (2354)/Zvenigorod RUS 2008/The Week in Chess 730]

14...cxd4 15.Nxd4 Nxd4 16.Bxd4 Bc5 17.Qh4 Bxd4 18.Rxd4 f6 19.Bd3 h6 20.exf6 Rxf6 21.f5?

Black has equalised, but this was a serious error that leaves black better.

21...Rcf8 22.Rg1 Nc5 23.fxe6 Nxe6 24.Rg4 Nf4 25.Qg3 Qe7

Magnus Carlsen

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Sergey Karjakin

25...Qe7

26.Rxf4

White is in serious trouble, but this doesn't help much either.

[26.h3 d4 27.Nd1 Qd7 28.b4 Nxg2 29.Rxg2 Rf1+ 30.Bxf1 Rxf1+ 31.Kh2 Bxg2 32.Qxg2 Qd6+ 33.Rg3 Rxd1 34.Qa8+ Qf8 35.Qxf8+ Kxf8 36.Rg6 Rc1 37.Rxa6 Rxc2+ 38.Kg3 d3 39.Kf3 Rh2 40.Rd6 Ke7 41.Rd4 Rxh3+ 42.Kg4 Re3]

26...Rxf4 27.Ne2 Rf1 28.Nd4 Rxg1+ 29.Kxg1 Re8 30.h4 Qe1+ 31.Kh2 Qxg3+ 32.Kxg3 Kf7 33.Kf2 Kf6 34.g3 Bc8 35.c3 Bg4 36.Bc2 g5 37.hxg5+ hxg5 38.Bb3 Ke5 39.Bc2 Rf8+ 40.Kg2 Bd7 41.Nf3+ Kf6 42.Bb3 g4 43.Nd4 Ke5 44.Bc2 a5 45.Bd1 Ke4 0-1

Sergey Tiviakov defeated Jan Smeets in Round 10. Photo © Mark Crowther.

Sergei Tiviakov got his first win with a victory over Jan Smeets. Smeets seemed to be doing fine with the Petroff for some time but gradually his position worsened until he couldn't save it.

Tiviakov,Sergei - Smeets,Jan [C43]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (10), 27.01.2010
Mark Crowther

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 d5 5.Nxe5 Nd7 6.Nxd7 Bxd7 7.0-0 Qh4 8.c4 0-0-0 9.c5 g6 10.Nc3 Bg7 11.Be3 Nxc5 12.g3 Qh3 13.Be2 h5

[13...Ne4 14.Nxd5 Qe6 15.Nf4 Qd6 16.Rc1 Rhe8 17.Qc2 g5 18.Nd3 Kb8 19.Rfd1 Nxg3 20.Bf3 Nf5 21.Nc5 Nxe3 22.fxe3 Bc8 23.Qb3 Qb6 24.Qd3 g4 25.Bg2 Bh6 26.Re1 f5 27.Rc3 Bf8 28.Qf1 Bxc5 29.Rxc5 Qh6 30.Qc4 Rxe3 31.Rc1 Rde8 32.Qb4 Re2 33.Rxc7 Qe3+ 34.Kh1 Re1+ 0-1 Aung,T-Handoko,E/Genting Highlands MAL 1995]

14.Nxd5 Ne6 15.Rc1 Kb8 16.Nf4 Qf5 17.Bd3 Qa5 18.d5 Nd4 19.Rc4 Bg4 20.f3 Nxf3+ 21.Rxf3 Rhe8

[21...h4 22.Be2 Bxf3 23.Bxf3 hxg3 24.hxg3 is equal.]

22.Bf2 g5 23.Nxh5 Bxh5 24.g4 Qxd5

Jan Smeets

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Sergey Tiviakov

25...Qd5

This seems to be an error.

[24...Bg6 25.Bxg6 fxg6 26.Ra3]

25.Rc5 Re1+ 26.Qxe1 Qxf3 27.Be2 Qe4 28.gxh5 Re8 29.Rxg5 Bxb2 30.Qd2 Bf6 31.Rg4 Qf5 32.h6 b6 33.Qd3 Qh5 34.Bf3 1-0

Sergey Karjakin lost to Magnus Carlsen in Round 10. Photo © Mark Crowther.

Loek van Wely won two pieces for a rook against Fabiano Caruana and seemed to be headed for victory, however it isn't clear to me where van Wely went wrong and the game eventually fizzled to a draw.

Caruana,Fabiano - Van Wely,Loek [B84]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (10), 27.01.2010
Mark Crowther

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.f4 0-0 9.Be3 Nc6 10.Kh1 Qc7 11.Qe1 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.a3 Nd7 14.Qg3 Bf6 15.Bxf6 Nxf6 16.Bd3 Bb7 17.Rae1 Nd7 18.Nd1

[18.f5 exf5 19.exf5 Nf6 20.Be4 Rad8 21.Bxb7 Qxb7 22.Rd1 d5 23.Rd4 Rfe8 24.Rfd1 h6 25.h3 Qc6 26.Qf4 Rd7 27.R4d3 Rde7 28.Nxd5 Nxd5 29.Rxd5 Re1+ 30.Kh2 Rxd1 31.Rxd1 Re2 32.Qg3 Rxc2 33.b4 Kh7 34.Rd3 Qf6 35.Rf3 Qd4 36.Rd3 Qe4 37.f6 g5 38.Rd6 Rc1 39.Rxa6 Qd4 0-1 Vuckovic,B (2433)-Dimitrov,V (2464)/Lazarevac YUG 1999]

18...Nc5 19.Nf2 f6 20.c3 e5 21.Bc2 Kh8 22.Re3 g6 23.Ng4 f5 24.exf5 gxf5 25.Nh6 Rg8 26.Nxg8 Rxg8 27.Qh4

Loek Van Wely

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Fabiano Caruana

27.Qh4

Although this allows black to win material it is by no means clear to me that white is losing

27...Bxg2+ 28.Kg1 Be4+ 29.Rg3 Rxg3+ 30.hxg3 Bxc2 31.fxe5 dxe5 32.Qf6+ Kg8 33.Rf2 Be4 34.Rh2 Qd7

[34...Nd3 35.Qxa6 Qc6]

35.Qg5+ Kf8

[35...Qg7 36.Qd8+ Qf8 37.Qc7 h6 38.Qxe5 Nd3 39.Qe6+ Kh7 40.Kf1]

36.Qf6+ Kg8 37.Qg5+ Qg7 38.Qd8+ Qf8 39.Qc7 f4 40.Qxe5 fxg3 41.Rd2 Bg6

[41...Bf5 42.Qxg3+ Bg6 43.Qe5 Qe8 44.Qd5+ Ne6 45.c4 Bf7]

42.Qd5+ Kg7 43.Qe5+ Kg8 44.Qd5+ Kg7 45.Qe5+ Kg8 46.Qd5+ 1/2-1/2

Leinier Dominguez Perez against Hikaru Nakamura in Round 10. Photo © Mark Crowther.

Leinier Dominguez Perez and Hikaru Nakamura drew a 70 move game which wasn't really that interesting.

Dominguez Perez,Leinier - Nakamura,Hikaru [B36]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (10), 27.01.2010
Mark Crowther

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 d6 8.Be2 Bg7 9.Be3 0-0 10.Qd2 Qa5 11.0-0 Be6 12.Rfc1 Rfc8 13.b3 a6 14.Rab1 b5 15.b4 Qd8 16.cxb5 axb5 17.Bxb5 Ra3 18.Nd5 Rxc1+

[18...Bxd5 19.exd5 Ne4 20.Rxc8 Qxc8 21.Rc1 Qb8 22.Qc2 Nc3 23.Bc4 Qxb4 24.Bb3 Qb5 25.Kh1 Ra8 26.h3 h5 27.Qd2 Ne4 28.Qc2 Nc3 29.Qd2 Ne4 30.Qc2 Nc3 1/2-1/2 Grabics,M (2363)-Mongontuul,B (2110)/Istanbul TUR 2000]

19.Qxc1 Rxa2 20.Nxf6+ Bxf6 21.Bc4 Ra8 22.Bxe6 fxe6 23.b5 Qd7 24.b6 Kf7 25.Qd1 Rb8 26.Qf3 Ke8 27.Qg4 Kf7 28.Qf3 Ke8 29.Qg4 Kf7 30.Qd1 Qb7 31.Qd3 Rc8 32.h3 d5 33.Bd4 dxe4 34.Qe3 Bxd4 35.Qxd4 Rc6 36.Kh2 Rd6 37.Qh8 Rxb6 38.Qxh7+ Kf6 39.Qh8+ Kf7 40.Qh7+ Kf6 41.Re1 Qb8+ 42.g3 Rb2 43.Qh4+ Kf7 44.Qh7+ Kf6 45.Qh4+ Kf7 46.Kg2 Rb4 47.Qh7+ Kf6 48.Qh4+ Kf7 49.Qh7+ Kf6 50.Re3 Qf8 51.Qh4+ Kg7 52.Rxe4 Rxe4 53.Qxe4 Qf5 54.f3 Qf6 55.h4 e5 56.Kh3 Qe6+ 57.Qg4 Qa6 58.Qe4 Qe6+ 59.g4 Qf6 60.Kg3 Qd6 61.Kg2 Qf6 62.Kh3 Qd6 63.Qe3 Qf6 64.h5 gxh5 65.gxh5 Qf5+ 66.Kh4 Kf6 67.Qh6+ Kf7 68.Qe3 Kf6 69.Qh6+ Kf7 70.Qe3 1/2-1/2

Peter Leko vs Nigel Short in Round 10. Photo © Mark Crowther.

The final game to finish was between Peter Leko and Nigel Short. Short played his Alekhine's Defence and pretty much equalised. The players spent some time discussing the long knight and pawn ending after the game which they found interesting. A highly unusual three fold repetition occurred.

Leko,Peter - Short,Nigel [B03]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (10), 27.01.2010
Mark Crowther

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.exd6 exd6 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.h3 Be7 8.Nf3 Bf5 9.Bd3

[9.d5 Ne5 10.Nd4 Bd7 11.b3 0-0 12.Be2 c5 13.dxc6 Nxc6 14.Be3 d5 15.c5 Nc8 16.0-0 Qa5 17.Nxd5 Rd8 18.a3 Nxd4 19.Qxd4 Bc6 20.b4 Qa4 21.Nxe7+ Nxe7 22.Qb2 Nf5 23.Bg5 f6 24.Bg4 Be4 25.Rfe1 Qc6 26.b5 Qd5 27.Rad1 Qc4 28.Be3 Nxe3 29.Rxe3 f5 30.Rc1 Qd4 31.Qxd4 Rxd4 32.Bf3 Rc8 33.Bxe4 fxe4 34.c6 bxc6 35.bxc6 Kf8 36.Rb3 Rd3 37.Rb7 Rxa3 38.Rc5 Ra6 39.Rf5+ Ke8 40.Rff7 Raxc6 41.Rxg7 Rf6 42.Rbe7+ Kf8 43.Rxh7 Kg8 44.Reg7+ Kf8 45.Rxa7 Kg8 46.Rag7+ Kf8 47.Rh8+ Kxg7 48.Rxc8 1-0 Hossain,E (2522)-Krylov,M (2371)/Moscow RUS 2008/The Week in Chess 692]

9...Qd7 10.0-0 0-0 11.b3 Bf6 12.Ne2 Rfe8 13.Ng3 Bg6 14.Bxg6 hxg6 15.Bg5 Bxg5 16.Nxg5 d5 17.c5 Nc8 18.Nf3 N8e7 19.Ne2 f6 20.Nc3 g5 21.Qd3 Kf7 22.Rfe1 a6 23.Re3 g4 24.Nh2 gxh3 25.Rxh3 Rh8 26.Rxh8 Rxh8 27.Rd1 g5 28.Ne2 Ng6 29.f3 Nce7 30.Ng4 c6 31.Re1 Nf5 32.Kf2 Ng7 33.Ng3 Nf4 34.Qc2 Rh4 35.Rh1 Rxh1 36.Nxh1 Nf5 37.Qxf5 Qxf5 38.Nh6+ Kg6 39.Nxf5 Kxf5 40.g4+ Ke6 41.Ke3 Ng2+ 42.Kf2 Nf4 43.Ke3 Ng2+ 44.Ke2 f5 45.Ng3 Nf4+ 46.Ke3 fxg4 47.fxg4 Kd7 48.Nf1 Kc7 49.Nd2 Ne6 50.Nf3 b6 51.cxb6+ Kxb6 52.Kd3 Ka5 53.Kc3 Kb5 54.a3 Ka5 55.Ne5 Kb5 56.Nd7 Nf4 57.Nc5 Nh3

Short is pretty well known for using his king actively, and also falling into snap mates. Both Leko and Short were looking out for them, there aren't any, but precision is required.

58.Nd3 Ng1 59.Kd2 Nf3+ 60.Ke3 Nh4 61.Ne5 Ng2+ 62.Kd2 Nf4 63.Nf3 Ne6 64.Kc3 Ka5 65.Ne5 Kb6 66.Kd3 Kc7 67.Nf3 Kb6 68.Kc2 Kb5 69.Kc3

Draw (see moves 54 and 64!) a highly unusual three fold repetition!

1/2-1/2

Nigel Short

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Peter Leko

Position after moves 54, 64 and 69

For the first time in years the Corus website and internet access for the press room had a major outage during the round. I don't have some results from the B and C Groups.

Corus A Wijk aan Zee (NED), 16-31 i 2010 cat. XIX (2719)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2788 * 1 . . 1 ½ ½ . ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7 2853
2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2810 0 * ½ ½ ½ . 1 1 . . ½ ½ 1 1 2823
3. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2723 . ½ * 0 0 . ½ . 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 2822
4. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2790 . ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ . . 2755
5. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2708 0 ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ 0 . . . 1 1 ½ 2764
6. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2712 ½ . . ½ ½ * . ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 2743
7. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2749 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ . * . . ½ ½ ½ 1 1 2751
8. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2720 . 0 . ½ 1 ½ . * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 2745
9. Leko, Peter g HUN 2739 ½ . 0 ½ . ½ . ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 1 5 2706
10. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2675 ½ . 0 ½ . ½ ½ ½ 0 * 1 . ½ 0 4 2646
11. Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2662 ½ ½ 0 ½ . 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * . . 1 4 2664
12. Short, Nigel D g ENG 2696 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ . . * 0 . 2628
13. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2641 0 0 0 . 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ . 1 * . 2622
14. Smeets, Jan g NED 2657 0 0 0 . ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 0 . . * 2535
Round 10 (January 27, 2010)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 25 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Anand, Viswanathan - Shirov, Alexei 1-0 55 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 70 B36 Sicilian Maroczy Bind
Karjakin, Sergey - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 45 C11 French Defence
Leko, Peter - Short, Nigel D ½-½ 69 B03 Alekhine's Defence
Caruana, Fabiano - Van Wely, Loek ½-½ 46 B84 Sicilian Scheveningen
Tiviakov, Sergei - Smeets, Jan 1-0 34 C43 Petroff's Defence

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