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Corus Wijk aan Zee 2010 (6)

Shirov finally held, Kramnik moves joint second

Kramnik beat van Wely in Rd 6. Photo © Frits Agterdenbos

Kramnik beat van Wely in Rd 6. Photo © Frits Agterdenbos | http://chessvista.com

In a round that proved to be a bit disappointing Alexei Shirov was finally held to a draw, rather easily, by Nigel Short. Vladimir Kramnik beat Loek van Wely in the only decisive game amongst the leaders. Viswanathan Anand against Magnus Carlsen was drawn before the players had even departed from theory.

Vladimir Kramnik defeated Loek van Wely to move into a share of second place. Photo © Frits Agterdenbos: http://chessvista.com.

More decisive games might have been expected in this round as the players with the white pieces were more highly rated than those with black in 6 of the 7 games. However it was a day of short draws, for the most part, at the top of the standings. Vladimir Kramnik did make a move, he is now in a group of four on 4 points a point and a half behind Alexei Shirov.

Alexei Shirov's winning run came to an end with a bit of a damp squib of a game against Nigel Short. Short has played this variation of the Ruy Lopez a couple of times before in recent times. Shirov innovated with 14.b3 but this move caused Short no problems whatsoever. 10 accurate moves later and the players could already have shaken hands for the draw, they eventually did so on move 31.

Shirov,Alexei - Short,Nigel [C96]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (6), 22.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Nd7 12.Nbd2 exd4 13.cxd4 Re8 14.b3

This looks like a novelty. Short has had this position twice before so it can't have come as a surprise to Shirov that this variation was played.

[14.Nf1 0-1 Christensen,S (2313)-Hansen,S (2543)/Silkeborg DEN 2009/The Week in Chess 753 (62); 14.dxc5 dxc5 15.e5 Nf8 16.Qe2 Bb7 17.Ne4 Ne6 18.h4 Qc7 19.Neg5 Bxg5 20.Nxg5 Nxg5 21.Bxg5 h6 22.Qd3 hxg5 23.Qh7+ Kf8 24.Qh8+ Ke7 25.Qxg7 Rg8 26.Qf6+ Kf8 27.e6 Nc6 28.hxg5 Rd8 29.Qh6+ Rg7 30.g6 fxg6 31.Qh8+ Rg8 32.Qf6+ Ke8 33.Bxg6+ Rxg6 34.Qxg6+ Kf8 35.Re3 1-0 Smeets,J (2593)-Short,N (2655)/London ENG 2008/The Week in Chess 719; 14.a4 Bb7 15.d5 Bf6 16.Rb1 g6 17.b3 Qc7 18.Ba3 Re7 19.Bd3 b4 20.Bb2 Bxb2 21.Rxb2 Rae8 22.Re3 Bc8 23.Qf1 Qa7 24.Rb1 f6 25.Kh1 Kg7 26.Rbe1 g5 27.Nh2 Ne5 28.Be2 Rf8 29.Ng4 Bxg4 30.hxg4 c4 31.Bxc4 Nxg4 32.Rf3 Qd4 33.Rd1 Qe5 34.Rg3 Qf4 35.Be2 Nxf2+ 36.Kg1 Qxg3 37.Qxf2 Qxf2+ 38.Kxf2 Rc8 39.Bxa6 Rc2 40.Bd3 Rc3 41.Bc4 h5 42.Rb1 g4 43.g3 Kg6 44.Re1 Re5 45.Re3 Kg5 0-1 Prathamesh,S (2387)-Short,N (2706)/Kolkata IND 2009/The Week in Chess 774]

14...Nc6 15.Bb2 cxd4 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17.Bxd4 Bb7 18.a4 Bf6 19.Nf3 bxa4

Nigel Short

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Alexei Shirov

Position after 19...bxa4

Seems to be the best move here. Black is already very comfortably placed probably with a few different moves.

20.Rxa4 Rc8 21.Bd3 Nc5 22.Bxc5 Rxc5 23.Bxa6 Bc6 24.Rc4 Rxc4 25.Bxc4 Rxe4 26.Rxe4 Bxe4

The simplification has brought about a sterile position.

27.Bd5 Bxf3 28.Qxf3 Qe7 29.g3 g6 30.b4 Bd4 31.Kg2

There is nothing left to play for.

1/2-1/2

A battle between the World Champion and World Number one can be a real occasion. Today however their "game" wasn't really one at all as they followed the 24 move draw in a Sicilian Dragon between Rauf Mamedov and Gadir Guseinov in 2008, and didn't even reach the end of following that game before agreeing a draw themselves. In other words not even one new move between the pair of them. Disappointing.

Anand,Viswanathan - Carlsen,Magnus [B77]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (6), 22.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.Bb3 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 b5 12.a4 b4 13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.exd5 Bxd4 15.Qxd4 Qa5 16.0-0 Rac8 17.Rfe1 Rfe8 18.Kh1 Qc5 19.Qh4

Magnus Carlsen

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Viswanathan Anand

Final Position

[19.Qh4 e5 20.Re4 a5 21.Qh6 f6 22.Rf1 Qa7 23.Rh4 Bf5 24.Qd2 1/2-1/2 Mamedov,R (2617)-Guseinov,G (2625)/Kocaeli TUR 2008/The Week in Chess 713]

1/2-1/2

Another potential highlight of the tournament turned out to be nothing of the sort when Vassily Ivanchuk and Hikaru Nakamura had a draw by repetition after only 16 moves of a Slav.

Ivanchuk,Vassily - Nakamura,Hikaru [D17]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (6), 22.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Qc7 8.g3 e5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.Bf4 Nfd7 11.Bg2 f6 12.0-0 0-0-0 13.a5

[13.Qc1 Nc5 14.Bxe5 fxe5 15.Qe3 Nb3 16.Rad1 Bc5 17.Qxe5 Qxe5 18.Nxe5 Rhe8 19.Nf7 Rd2 20.Rxd2 Nxd2 21.Rd1 Nc4 22.b3 Bc2 23.Rc1 Na3 24.Ne4 Bxe4 25.Rxc5 Kc7 26.e3 Bc2 27.Rc3 Bg6 28.Ng5 Kb6 29.b4 Nc2 30.Rc4 a5 31.bxa5+ Kxa5 32.Be4 Nb4 33.Bxg6 hxg6 34.Rg4 Kxa4 35.Nf7 b5 36.Rxg6 c5 37.Nd6 Re7 38.Rg5 Na6 39.Rd5 b4 40.Rd1 Kb3 41.e4 c4 42.Ra1 Ra7 43.Nc8 Kb2 44.Ra4 Rc7 0-1 Hoffmann,M (2509)-Kleijn,C (2383)/Groningen NED 2009/The Week in Chess 790; 13.Nxe5 Nxe5 14.Qb3 Qf7 15.Qxf7 Nxf7 16.Rfc1 Ne5 17.Ne4 (17.Be3 Kb8 18.Ne4 Be6 19.Nc5 Bf7 20.b4 Nc4 21.Bf4+ Ka8 22.Na6 Bd6 23.b5 cxb5 24.axb5 Bxf4 25.gxf4 Rc8 26.Rc3 Rhd8 27.h4 f5 28.Nb4 Kb8 29.Rc2 Nd6 30.Rb2 Nxb5 31.Ra5 Bc4 32.Rc2 a6 33.Nc6+ bxc6 34.Rxc4 Kb7 35.Ra1 Rd4 36.Rxd4 Nxd4 37.e3 Nb5 38.Bh3 Rf8 39.Rd1 Rf7 40.Bf1 Kb6 41.Bc4 Ra7 42.Be6 g6 43.h5 Re7 44.Bb3 gxh5 45.Rd8 a5 46.Rf8 Nd6 47.Kg2 Kc5 48.Kf3 Ra7 49.Ba4 h4 50.Kg2 Rc7 51.Bc2 Kb4 52.Rd8 Ne4 53.f3 Nc3 54.e4 a4 55.Rb8+ Nb5 56.e5 a3 57.Bb1 Kc3 58.Ba2 Kb2 59.Bc4 a2 60.Bxa2 Kxa2 61.Kh3 Nd4 62.Kxh4 c5 63.Rd8 Kb3 64.Kh5 Ne6 65.Rd6 Re7 0-1 Alonso Roselli,A (2461)-Bhat,V (2473)/Navalmoral 2009/CB00_2010) 17...Bb4 18.a5 a6 19.Ra4 Be7 20.h3 Be6 21.Nc5 Bd5 22.e4 Bf7 23.h4 Bxc5 24.Bh3+ Kc7 25.Rxc5 Rd1+ 26.Kg2 Kd6 27.Rc3 c5 28.b3 h5 29.Ra2 Kc6 30.Bxe5 fxe5 31.Rac2 Kd6 32.Rxc5 Bxb3 33.R2c3 Ba4 34.Rc7 Rb8 35.Rxg7 Bc6 36.Rg6+ Kc7 37.Re6 Rf8 38.Rxe5 Kb8 39.Rf3 1-0 Timman,J (2591)-Van Kampen,R (2470)/Groningen 2009/CB00_2010]

13...Nc5 14.Qe1 Nb3 15.Ra4 Nc5 16.Ra1 Nb3

Draw by repetition.

1/2-1/2

Hikaru Nakamura

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Vassily Ivanchuk

Final Position

Sergey Karjakin could not break down Jan Smeets Petroff Defence. In the final position black will smash white's pawn structure and the game will inevitably finish in a draw. Smeets will be glad to end his four game losing run.

Karjakin,Sergey - Smeets,Jan [C42]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (6), 22.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.0-0 Be7 8.c4 Nb4 9.Be2 0-0 10.Nc3 Bf5 11.a3 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Nc6 13.Re1 Re8 14.cxd5 Qxd5 15.Bf4 Rac8 16.g3

[16.h3 h6 17.Nd2 Na5 18.Nf1 Qb3 19.Ne3 Qxd1 20.Bxd1 Bd7 21.Nd5 Bd6 22.Bg4 Bxg4 23.Bxd6 cxd6 24.hxg4 1/2-1/2 Gharamian,T (2555)-Fridman,D (2630)/Remagen GER 2008/The Week in Chess 729]

16...b5 17.Nd2 Na5 18.Nf1 Nc4 19.Bxc4 Qxc4 20.Ne3 Qe6 21.Nxf5 Qxf5 22.Re5 Qd7 23.Qe2 Bd6 24.Qxb5 c6 25.Rxe8+

White might play on here but probably to no effect, black will smash white's pawn structure which will make playing for a win impossible. Smeets will be very happy to have ended a four game losing streak.

Jan Smeets

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Sergey Karjakin

Final Position

[25.Rxe8+ Rxe8 26.Qh5 (26.Qg5 h6 27.Qh5 Bxf4) 26...Bxf4 27.gxf4 Qe6]

1/2-1/2

Leinier Dominguez Perez against Sergei Tiviakov was a Bogo-Indian where white sacrificed a pawn for open play. A lengthy manoevering game resulted where black was doing fine for a long time. But suddenly, probably because he missed his queen was in trouble early enough Tiviakov's position suddenly fell apart.

Dominguez Perez,Leinier - Tiviakov,Sergei [E00]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (6), 22.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Nf3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Be7 6.Bg2 c6 7.Bf4 Nbd7 8.0-0

[8.Nc3 0-1 Postny,E (2651)-Efimenko,Z (2654)/Novi Sad SRB 2009/The Week in Chess 782 (63)]

8...dxc4

[8...0-0 0-1 Elexpe Bastida,O (1676)-Ortega Sanchez,A (1794)/Padrun 2008/CBM 125 Extra (46); 8...b6 1-0 Schulze,M (1465)-Brune,T (1345)/Kranenburg 2008/EXT 2009 (27)]

9.a4

[9.Nbd2 b5 10.Ne5 Nxe5 11.Bxe5 Bb7 12.a4 a6 13.Ne4 Nxe4 14.Bxe4 0-0 15.Qc2 h6 16.Rfd1 Qc8 17.b3 cxb3 18.Qxb3 b4 19.Rac1 Qd7 20.a5 Rac8 21.Qa4 Rfd8 22.Qb3 Ba8 23.Bf4 Qb7 24.Rc4 Qb5 25.Bd2 c5 26.dxc5 Bxe4 27.Rxe4 Bxc5 28.Be1 Rxd1 29.Qxd1 Qxa5 30.Qb1 Qb5 0-1 Jumanov,E (1693)-Shen,A (2057)/Kemer 2009/EXT 2010]

9...Nd5 10.Nc3 0-0 11.Nd2 Bb4 12.Nxc4 Nxc3 13.bxc3 Bxc3 14.Rc1 Bb4 15.Qb3 a5 16.e4 Nb6

[16...b5 17.axb5 cxb5 18.Nd6 Ba6 19.Qe3 a4]

17.Ne5 Nd7

[17...f6]

18.Nd3 Qb6 19.Be3 Be7 20.Qc2 Qd8 21.Rfd1 Nf6 22.h3 Ne8 23.Qb3 Nc7 24.Ne5 Bb4 25.Nd3 Qe7

[25...f5; 25...Na6 26.d5 exd5 27.exd5 cxd5 28.Nf4 Be6]

26.Nxb4 Qxb4 27.Qc2 Re8

[27...Na6]

28.d5 exd5 29.exd5

Sergei Tiviakov

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Leinier Dominguez Perez

Position after 29.exd5

Suddenly black's queen is short of squares.

29...Na6

[29...Nxd5 30.Bc5; 29...Bxh3 30.Bxh3 Nxd5 31.Bc5 Qe4 would maybe keep black fighting.]

30.dxc6 bxc6 31.Qxc6 Bf5 32.Qb5 Be4 33.Rc4 Qxb5 34.axb5 Bxg2 35.Kxg2 Nb4 36.b6 Rab8 37.Rd7 h6 38.b7 1-0

Peter Leko scored his first win after beating Fabiano Caruana in an interesting Ruy Lopez. Leko had a piece and Caruana three pawns and an open king to go at, the judgement was how this material would pan out. Eventually Leko defended his king and went on the offensive at which point Caruana's position was hopeless.

Leko,Peter - Caruana,Fabiano [C78]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (6), 22.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.c3 d6 8.a4 Rb8 9.d4 Bb6 10.Na3 0-0 11.axb5 axb5 12.Nxb5 Bg4 13.Re1 Bxf3 14.gxf3 Nh5 15.Kh1 Qf6 16.Rg1 exd4

[16...Nf4 17.Be3 Ne7 18.Na3 Ne6 19.Bxe6 Qxe6 20.Qd3 f5 21.Nc4 fxe4 22.fxe4 exd4 23.cxd4 d5 24.Ne5 Rbd8 25.Qb3 Rd6 26.exd5 Rxd5 27.Ng4 Kh8 28.Rae1 Qc6 29.Rg2 Ng6 30.Rc1 Qa8 31.Kg1 Nh4 32.Rg3 Bxd4 33.Bxd4 Rxd4 34.Ne5 Rdf4 35.Qe3 Rxf2 36.Qxf2 Rxf2 37.Kxf2 Qe4 38.Re1 Qd4+ 39.Kf1 g6 40.b3 Kg7 41.Rd3 Qf4+ 42.Kg1 Qg5+ 43.Rg3 Qd2 44.Nd3 Nf5 45.Rf3 Nd4 46.Rfe3 Nc2 47.Re7+ Kh6 0-1 Svidler,P (2754)-Anand,V (2788)/Moscow RUS 2009/The Week in Chess 785]

17.Bg5 Qe5 18.Bd5 dxc3 19.Bxc6 cxb2 20.Rb1 Bxf2 21.Rg2 Rb6

[21...Rxb5 22.f4 Nxf4 23.Bxf4 Qxf4 24.Bxb5 Be3 25.Rbxb2 Qxe4 26.Bd3 Qd4 27.Rb7 c5]

22.Rxf2 Qxg5

[22...Rxc6 23.Nd4 Rb6 24.Rg2]

Fabiano Caruana

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Peter Leko

Position after 22...Qxg5

23.Rc2 Nf4

[23...Rxc6 24.Rxc6 Qxb5 25.Rxc7 Nf4 26.Rc2 h6 27.Rcxb2 Qe5]

24.Qf1 d5 25.exd5 Nxd5 26.Bxd5 Qxd5 27.Rcxb2 Qc5 28.Rc1 Qe5 29.Rbb1 Rfb8 30.Na3 Rb2 31.Rxb2 Rxb2 32.Rc2 Rb8 33.Nc4 Qf4

[33...Qf5]

34.Nd2 h5 35.Qe2 Ra8 36.Rc4 Qd6 37.Nf1 f5?

[37...c6]

38.Ng3 Ra1+ 39.Kg2 f4?

[39...g6 40.Qe8+ Kg7 41.Qb8 Re1 42.Rxc7+ Re7 43.Qb2+ Kh7 44.Rxe7+ Qxe7]

40.Qe8+ Kh7 41.Qxh5+ Kg8 42.Qe8+ Kh7 43.Qe4+ Kg8 44.Qxf4 Ra2+ 45.Kh3 1-0

Vladimir Kramnik won the final game to finish when he ground down Loek Van Wely on the white side of a King's Indian.

Kramnik plays exceptionally well in Queenless positions and he set long term problems for Van Wely that the Dutchman just couldn't cope with. A very precisely calculated ending left him with a decisive advantage.

Kramnik,Vladimir - Van Wely,Loek [E92]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (6), 22.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Nf3 e5 7.Be3 c6 8.d5 Ng4 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bh4 c5 11.0-0 Nh6 12.a3 Na6 13.Ne1 Qe7 14.Nd3

[14.f3 Bd7 15.Rb1 Nf7 16.b4 Rfc8 17.Qb3 Bh6 18.Bf2 b6 19.Nd3 f5 20.bxc5 bxc5 21.Qc2 f4 22.Rb7 Nd8 23.Rb3 g5 24.Rfb1 Bg7 25.Be1 h5 26.Nf2 Bf6 27.Nb5 Nf7 28.Qd2 Qd8 29.Qa5 Qxa5 30.Bxa5 Bd8 31.Bxd8 Rxd8 32.Nd3 Kf8 33.Bd1 Ke7 34.Nc3 Rdb8 35.Rb7 Rxb7 36.Rxb7 Nd8 37.Rb2 Rb8 38.Rxb8 Nxb8 39.Ba4 Bxa4 40.Nxa4 Nb7 41.Ndb2 Na5 42.Kf2 Nd7 43.Ke2 g4 44.Kf2 Kf6 45.h3 gxh3 46.gxh3 Ke7 47.Ke2 Kd8 48.Nc3 Nb6 49.Kd3 Nb3 50.Nb5 Nc8 51.Kc2 Na5 52.Nc3 Ke7 53.Nb5 Kd7 54.Kd3 a6 55.Nc3 Nb3 56.Ne2 Nb6 57.Kc3 Na5 58.Nc1 Ke7 59.h4 Nb7 60.Kb3 Kd7 61.Ncd3 Kc7 62.Ne1 Nd7 63.Na4 Nf6 64.Kc3 Nd8 65.Kd3 Nf7 66.Ng2 Nh6 67.Ne1 Kb7 68.Ke2 Kc8 69.Nb6+ Kc7 70.Na4 Kd7 71.Nb6+ Kd8 72.Na4 Nhg4 73.Ng2 Ke7 74.Nb6 Kd8 75.Na4 Nh6 76.Ne1 Nf7 77.Nb6 Nh8 78.Ng2 Ng6 79.Na4 Kc7 80.Kf2 Nd7 81.Ke2 Nb6 82.Nb2 a5 83.a4 Kd7 84.Ke1 Ke7 85.Ke2 Kf6 86.Kd3 Ne7 87.Kd2 Kg6 88.Kd3 Ng8 89.Ne1 Nh6 90.Ng2 Ng4 91.Ke2 Kh6 92.Kd2 Nf6 93.Ke2 Nfd7 1/2-1/2 Peralta,F (2557)-Lopez Martinez,J (2589)/Barcelona ESP 2009/The Week in Chess 783]

14...g5 15.Bg3 f5 16.f3 f4 17.Bf2 Rf6

[17...Bd7 18.b4 b6 19.Rb1 Bf6 20.bxc5 bxc5 21.Rb7 Rfb8 22.Rxb8+ Rxb8 23.Nb5 Rb7 24.h3 Nf7 25.Qc2 Qf8 26.Rb1 Qb8 27.Rb2 Bd8 28.Be1 Bb6 29.Qb1 Bd8 30.Bd1 h5 31.Kf1 Nc7 32.Ba4 Nxb5 33.Bxb5 Bc8 34.Bc3 Kf8 35.Ke2 Qc7 36.Ba4 Rb6 37.Rxb6 Qxb6 38.Qb5 Qxb5 39.cxb5 Ke7 40.Bb3 g4 41.hxg4 hxg4 42.a4 gxf3+ 43.gxf3 Kd7 44.Bc4 Kc7 45.Nb2 Kb7 46.Bd3 Bd7 47.Nc4 Bc7 48.Be1 Bd8 49.Bc3 1/2-1/2 Markus,R (2586)-Damljanovic,B (2625)/Vrsac 2006/CBM 115]

18.b4 b6 19.bxc5 bxc5 20.Rb1 Nf7 21.Qa4 Nd8 22.Rb2 h5 23.Rfb1 Rg6 24.h3 Bf6 25.Kf1 Qd7 26.Bd1 g4 27.fxg4 hxg4 28.hxg4 Qxa4 29.Bxa4 Bxg4 30.Bb5 Nc7 31.Bc6 Rc8 32.Rb8 Rxb8

[32...Rh6 33.Kg1 Rxb8 34.Rxb8 Kg7 35.Ba4]

33.Rxb8 Kh7 34.Ba4 Rg7 35.Bd1 Na6 36.Ra8 Bxd1 37.Nxd1 Rb7 38.Nc3 Nc7 39.Rc8 Nf7

Loek Van Wely

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Vladimir Kramnik

Position after 39.Nf7

40.Bxc5!

Setting new problems for Van Wely.

40...dxc5 41.Nxc5 Nd6 42.Nxb7 Nxc8 43.c5 Na6 44.Ke2 Kg6 45.Kd3 Be7 46.Na4 Kg5

It doesn't seem to make any difference if black tries to get his king to the queenside.

[46...Kf6 47.Kc4 Kf7 48.d6 Nxc5 49.Naxc5 Nxd6+ 50.Nxd6+ Bxd6 51.Kd5 Ke7 52.a4 Bc7 53.Na6 Bd6 54.a5 Kd7 55.Nc5+ Ke7 56.Nd3 Bc7]

47.Kc4 Bxc5 48.Naxc5 Nxc5 49.Kxc5 Kg4 50.d6 Nb6 51.Kc6 Kg3 52.Nc5 Kxg2 53.d7 Nxd7 54.Nxd7 f3 55.Nxe5 f2 56.Ng4 1-0

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. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2723 * . . . . . . 1 . ½ 1 1 1 1 3079
2. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2708 . * ½ . ½ . ½ . . 1 . . ½ 1 4 2848
3. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2810 . ½ * . . . ½ . . ½ ½ . 1 1 4 2817
4. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2788 . . . * . ½ . ½ . . ½ ½ 1 1 4 2806
5. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2749 . ½ . . * . . . . ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4 2798
6. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2712 . . . ½ . * ½ ½ ½ . 1 ½ . . 2786
7. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2790 . ½ ½ . . ½ * ½ ½ ½ . . . . 3 2730
8. Leko, Peter g HUN 2739 0 . . ½ . ½ ½ * ½ . . 1 . . 3 2734
9. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2720 . . . . . ½ ½ ½ * . ½ ½ ½ . 3 2705
10. Short, Nigel D g ENG 2696 ½ 0 ½ . ½ . ½ . . * . . . 0 2 2611
11. Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2662 0 . ½ ½ ½ 0 . . ½ . * . . . 2 2625
12. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2675 0 . . ½ ½ ½ . 0 ½ . . * . . 2 2613
13. Smeets, Jan g NED 2657 0 ½ 0 0 0 . . . ½ . . . * . 1 2476
14. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2641 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . 1 . . . * 1 2472
Round 6 (January 22, 2010)
Shirov, Alexei - Short, Nigel D ½-½ 31 C96 Ruy Lopez
Kramnik, Vladimir - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 56 E92 King's Indian Classical
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 16 D17 Slav Defence
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Tiviakov, Sergei 1-0 38 E00 Catalan
Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 19 B77 Sicilian Modern Dragon
Leko, Peter - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 45 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Smeets, Jan ½-½ 25 C42 Petroff's Defence
Corus B Wijk aan Zee (NED), 16-31 i 2010 cat. XVI (2629)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Giri, Anish g NED 2588 * ½ . 1 . . . . 1 1 1 . ½ . 5 2920
2. Ni Hua g CHN 2657 ½ * ½ . 0 . . . 1 1 . 1 . . 4 2730
3. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2615 . ½ * . . ½ . 1 ½ ½ . . . 1 4 2768
4. Harikrishna, P g IND 2672 0 . . * ½ ½ 1 . . . . 1 . ½ 2671
5. Howell, David W L g ENG 2606 . 1 . ½ * . . ½ 0 . ½ . 1 . 2700
6. So, Wesley g PHI 2656 . . ½ ½ . * ½ ½ . . 1 . . ½ 2707
7. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2687 . . . 0 . ½ * ½ . . 1 . ½ 1 2695
8. Negi, Parimarjan g IND 2621 . . 0 . ½ ½ ½ * . . . ½ . 1 3 2619
9. Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2657 0 0 ½ . 1 . . . * 0 . . 1 . 2556
10. Nyback, Tomi g FIN 2643 0 0 ½ . . . . . 1 * 0 . 1 . 2571
11. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 2681 0 . . . ½ 0 0 . . 1 * ½ . . 2 2492
12. Muzychuk, Anna m SLO 2523 . 0 . 0 . . . ½ . . ½ * ½ ½ 2 2513
13. Reinderman, Dimitri g NED 2573 ½ . . . 0 . ½ . 0 0 . ½ * . 2424
14. Akobian, Varuzhan g USA 2628 . . 0 ½ . ½ 0 0 . . . ½ . * 2436
Round 6 (January 22, 2010)
Ni Hua - Muzychuk, Anna 1-0 48 B01 Centre Counter
L'Ami, Erwin - Negi, Parimarjan 1-0 35 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Harikrishna, P - Akobian, Varuzhan ½-½ 86 A41 Modern Defence
Sutovsky, Emil - Howell, David W L 1-0 81 C99 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Nyback, Tomi - Giri, Anish 0-1 37 D12 Slav Defence
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - So, Wesley 0-1 35 A07 Barcza System
Reinderman, Dimitri - Naiditsch, Arkadij ½-½ 77 A18 English Opening
Corus C Wijk aan Zee (NED), 16-31 i 2010 cat. IX (2455)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Robson, Ray g USA 2570 * . . . 1 . 1 1 . . 1 ½ . 1 2789
2. Li Chao2 g CHN 2604 . * . ½ . ½ . . 1 . 1 . 1 1 5 2676
3. Gupta, Abhijeet g IND 2577 . . * 1 ½ . ½ 1 . . ½ ½ . . 4 2541
4. Vocaturo, Daniele g ITA 2495 . ½ 0 * . 1 . . 0 1 . . 1 . 2553
5. Swinkels, Robin m NED 2495 0 . ½ . * . ½ ½ . . . 1 . 1 2500
6. Van Kampen, Robin m NED 2456 . ½ . 0 . * ½ . . . ½ . 1 1 2461
7. Peng Zhaoqin g NED 2402 0 . ½ . ½ ½ * . 1 ½ . . . . 3 2526
8. Kuipers, Stefan f NED 2340 0 . 0 . ½ . . * ½ 1 . 1 . . 3 2525
9. Lie, Kjetil A g NOR 2547 . 0 . 1 . . 0 ½ * . 1 . ½ . 3 2407
10. Grandelius, Nils m SWE 2515 . . . 0 . . ½ 0 . * 0 1 1 . 2323
11. Bok, Benjamin f NED 2322 0 0 ½ . . ½ . . 0 1 * . . . 2 2419
12. Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2447 ½ . ½ . 0 . . 0 . 0 . * . 1 2 2345
13. Plukkel, Sjoerd NED 2279 . 0 . 0 . 0 . . ½ 0 . . * ½ 1 2217
14. Soumya, Swaminathan wg IND 2323 0 0 . . 0 0 . . . . . 0 ½ * ½ 2074
Round 6 (January 22, 2010)
Robson, Ray - Bok, Benjamin 1-0 35 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Gupta, Abhijeet - Vocaturo, Daniele 1-0 37 A56 Old Indian Defence
Swinkels, Robin - Peng Zhaoqin ½-½ 43 A20 English Opening
Lie, Kjetil A - Li Chao2 0-1 63 C43 Petroff's Defence
Grandelius, Nils - Plukkel, Sjoerd 1-0 26 C42 Petroff's Defence
Muzychuk, Mariya - Kuipers, Stefan 0-1 47 B23 Sicilian Closed
Soumya, Swaminathan - Van Kampen, Robin 0-1 24 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation

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