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Corus Wijk aan Zee 2010 (5)

Shirov moves to 5 from 5 and extends lead

Alexei Shirov won yet again to take his score to 5/5 and extend his lead to 1.5 points. Although he hasn't met anyone from the top half of the table yet his play has been extremely impressive. Magnus Carlsen drew with black against Hikaru Nakamura in a fascinating struggle. Viswanathan is still struggling to find his first win. Vladimir Kramnik pulled out all the stops playing the Pirc for the first time in his adult career at least. He won against a probably increasinly dispirited Jan Smeets.

Shirov moves to 5/5. Photo © Frits Agterdenbos: http://chessvista.com.

Once again the colour war was quite clear. Black was more highly rated in every single game. It is already pretty obvious that certain players are going to be targeted as players against whom the full point is necessary. There has been much talk about too many draws in chess and how to get round that problem. The best way is to do what they have in Wijk aan Zee, get a field of contrasting styles, experience and strength. This leads to different sorts of battles each day.

Alexei Shirov extended his winning streak to 5/5 with a victory over Loek Van Wely. Right from the start Shirov got the kind of razer sharp position he excels in, and would want, against the lowest rated and struggling opponent. Van Wely gave up the exchange, which can only have played into Shirov's hands and then was gradually outplayed. Shirov kept the exchange and simply took the game into an ending where he won very quickly.

Van Wely,Loek - Shirov,Alexei [A29]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (5), 14.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 Nb6 7.0-0 Be7 8.a3 g5 9.d3 g4 10.Nd2 h5 11.b4 h4 12.Nc4 hxg3

[12...Be6 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Bb2 f5 15.e3 Bf6 16.Ne2 Qe7 17.Qc2 0-0-0 18.Rfd1 Qf7 19.Rd2 Bb3 20.Qb1 hxg3 21.hxg3 Bd5 22.e4 fxe4 23.dxe4 Bc4 24.Qe1 Rdf8 25.Nc1 Qh5 26.Nd3 Bg5 27.Rdd1 Qh2+ 28.Kf1 Qxg3 29.f3 Rxf3+ 0-1 Stuart,P (2139)-Steadman,M (2265)/Wanganui NZL 2007/The Week in Chess 636]

13.hxg3 Nxc4

[13...f6 14.Na5 Qd7 15.Be3 Nd8 16.d4 Qf5 17.dxe5 Qh7 18.Re1 fxe5 19.Nb5 Ne6 20.Rc1 Qh2+ 21.Kf1 0-0 22.Rc3 Bg5 23.Bc5 Rf7 24.Qd3 Bd7 25.Rd1 0-1 Pathak,P (2144)-Joshi,M/Vijayawada 2000/EXT 2001]

14.dxc4 Nd4 15.Nb5 Ne6 16.Qc2

[16.Qxd8+ Bxd8 17.Be3 a5]

16...c6 17.Rd1 Bd7 18.Nd6+ Bxd6 19.Rxd6 Qe7

Alexei Shirov

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Loek Van Wely

Position after 19...Qe7

20.Qd3?!

Sacrificing the exchange, which doesn't lose but can't possibly be of any advantage to him either.

[20.Rd2]

20...Nd4 21.Rxd4 exd4 22.Qxd4 Rh5 23.Bf4 Qxe2 24.Rd1?!

[24.Bg5 seems to give white more play.]

24...Be6 25.b5 Kf8 26.Bf1 Qf3 27.Bg2 Qe2 28.Bf1 Qc2 29.bxc6 bxc6 30.Re1 Kg8

Alexei Shirov

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Loek Van Wely

Position after 30...Kg8

31.Bd3?!

Probably a bad move. Whether it is reasonable to expect to find the computer line that probably equalises is another matter.

[31.Bb8 Rxb8 32.Rxe6 fxe6 33.Qxg4+ Kf8 34.Qf4+ Kg7 35.Qc7+ Kh6 36.Qxb8= is just a ridiculous computer line.]

31...Qb3 32.Bd2 c5 33.Qd6

[33.Qf4 Qxd3 34.Rxe6 Qf3 35.Qxf3 gxf3 36.Rh6 Rxh6 37.Bxh6]

33...Bxc4

[33...Bd5 34.cxd5 Qxd3]

34.Be4?

[34.Bg6! Rh3 35.Be4! Re8 36.Qf6 Rxe4 37.Rxe4 Rxg3+ 38.fxg3 Qxg3+ is a draw, again, is it reasonable to find this computer line?]

34...Bd5 35.Qf4 Bxe4 36.Rxe4 Qd1+ 37.Be1 Qf3 38.Qxg4+ Qxg4 39.Rxg4+ Kf8

White is just the exchange down. Black is winning, and you can also be pretty certain that Shirov will bring home the bacon. It is one of the merits of being certain of your technique.

40.Bd2 Rc8 41.Rc4 Ke7 42.g4 Rd5 43.Be3 Kd6 44.Kf1 Rd1+ 45.Ke2 Ra1 46.Ra4 c4 47.Kd2 c3+ 48.Kc2 Ra2+ 49.Kd3 c2 50.Bc1 Ra1 51.Rd4+ Ke6 52.Re4+ Kf6 53.Re1

Shirov makes this ending look trivial.

53...Rb1 54.Kd2 Rb7 55.Re3 Kg5 56.f3 Kf4 57.Rd3 Kg3 58.Ke2 Re7+ 59.Kd2 Kf2 0-1

Round 5 saw a battle between World Number one Magnus Carlsen and the US Number one Hikaru Nakamura. Nakamura played the Exchange Variation of the Ruy Lopez which didn't bode well for a very interesting game. However both players showed a lot of willing and the game became exceedingly complicated. Carlsen sacrificed a piece for three pawns which probably gave him a slight advantage although really with no real winning chances for either side. The play was fascinating throughout and ended when they traded down to a minor piece each.

Nakamura,Hikaru - Carlsen,Magnus [C77]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (5), 14.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Bxc6 dxc6 6.d3 Bd6 7.Nbd2 Be6 8.0-0 0-0 9.b3 Nd7 10.Bb2 b5

[10...c5 11.a4 b6 12.Qe2 f6 13.Nc4 Nb8 14.Ne3 Nc6 15.Nf5 Qd7 16.Ng3 Nd4 17.Nxd4 cxd4 18.Bc1 g5 19.h3 c5 20.Qh5 Rf7 21.Bd2 Kh8 22.Nf5 Bxf5 23.exf5 Re7 24.Qg4 Rg8 25.Qe4 Qb7 26.Rfe1 Qxe4 27.Rxe4 Kg7 28.h4 Kf7 29.g3 Ke8 30.Kg2 h5 31.Rae1 Reg7 32.Rh1 g4 33.Ra1 Kd7 34.Be1 Kc6 35.f3 gxf3+ 36.Kxf3 Kd5 37.Bf2 Bf8 38.Rb1 Rg4 39.c4+ dxc3 40.Rc1 Bd6 41.Rxc3 R4g7 42.Rc1 Rg4 43.Rg1 Be7 44.Rc4 Bd6 45.Re1 R4g7 46.Rce4 1/2-1/2 Markovic,M (2442)-Blagojevic,D (2502)/Zlatibor SRB 2007/The Week in Chess 668]

11.d4 f6

[11...Qf6 12.Re1 Bg4 13.h3 Bh5 14.c3 Rfb8 15.Re3 c5 16.Qc2 Bg6 17.c4 cxd4 0-1 Jaederholm,B (2496)-Savegren,K (2435)/ICCF email 2007/Corr 2008]

12.h3 c5 13.d5 Bf7 14.a4 Nb6 15.c4 c6

Very sharply played.

16.Nh4 Re8 17.Nf5 Bf8 18.Qg4 Kh8 19.f4 exf4 20.Qxf4 bxc4 21.bxc4 cxd5 22.cxd5 Qb8 23.Qh4 Nxd5 24.Rab1

Magnus Carlsen

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Hikaru Nakamura

Position after 24.Rab1

24...Qb4

[24...Nb4 25.e5 fxe5 26.Nxg7 Bxg7 27.Rxf7 Ra7]

25.Bc1 Qxa4 26.exd5 Qxh4 27.Nxh4 Bxd5 28.Ba3 Re3 29.Ra1 Rd3 30.Rfd1 a5 31.Nhf3 a4 32.Rdc1 Kg8

[32...g6 33.Bxc5 Bh6 34.Rd1 a3]

33.Kf2 c4 34.Bxf8 Kxf8 35.Nxc4 Rb3 36.Nfd2 Rb4 37.Ra3 Rc8 38.Rac3 Be6 39.Na3 Rd8 40.Nf3 Rb3 41.Rxb3 axb3 42.Rc6 Bd5 43.Rb6 Rc8 44.Nb5 Rc2+ 45.Kg3 h5 46.Nbd4 Ra2 47.Ne6+ Kf7 48.Nf4 Be4 49.Rb4 h4+ 50.Kg4 b2 51.Nd2 Ba8 52.Nc4 g5 53.Rxb2 Rxb2 54.Nxb2 gxf4 55.Kxf4 Bxg2 56.Kg4 f5+ 57.Kxf5 Bxh3+ 58.Kg5 Be6 59.Kxh4 1/2-1/2

Viswanathan Anand played a Ruy Lopez Berlin Defence against Peter Leko and was in little or no trouble throughout before they agreed a draw on move 28 in the first game to finish.

Leko,Peter - Anand,Viswanathan [C64]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (5), 21.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Bc5 5.c3 0-0 6.d4 Bb6 7.dxe5 Nxe4 8.Qd5 Nc5 9.Re1 a6

[9...Ne7]

10.Bf1

[10.Bg5]

10...d6 11.exd6

[11.Bg5 Be6 (11...Qd7 12.exd6 Qxd6 13.Qxd6 cxd6 14.Na3 d5 15.Rad1 Be6 16.Be3 Rfe8 17.Nc2 Na4 18.Bc1 Re7 19.Ncd4 Nxd4 20.Nxd4 Rae8 21.h3 Kf8 22.g4 Nc5 23.Bg5 f6 24.Be3 Bc8 25.Bg2 Na4 26.Re2 Re5 27.Bf3 Bd7 28.Rc2 Ba7 29.Kg2 g5 30.b3 Nb6 31.Rcd2 Rc8 32.Ne2 Bc6 33.Bd4 a5 34.a4 Re6 35.Bc5+ Kf7 36.Nd4 1-0 Jonovic,P (1999)-Davide,R (2075)/ICCF email 2001/Corr 2006) 12.Qd1 Qb8 13.exd6 cxd6 14.Bf4 Qa7 15.Na3 d5 16.Nc2 Rfe8 17.Nfd4 Bd7 18.Be3 Ne4 19.Qh5 Nf6 20.Qh4 Ng4 21.Bd3 g6 22.Rad1 Rac8 23.h3 Nxe3 24.Nxe3 Bxd4 25.cxd4 Be6 26.Be2 Qb6 27.Bf3 Qxb2 28.Bxd5 Bxd5 29.Nxd5 Rxe1+ 30.Rxe1 Rd8 31.Nf6+ Kf8 32.Qh6# 1-0 Baer,W-Luetz,M/DESC email 2007/Corr 2008]

11...Be6 12.Qd1 Qxd6 13.Qxd6 cxd6 14.Be3 Ba7 15.a4 Nb3 16.Ra3 Bxe3 17.Rxe3 Nc5 18.Nbd2 Rfd8 19.a5 Rac8 20.b4 Nd7 21.Ng5 Nf8 22.Nxe6 Nxe6 23.g3 Na7 24.c4 d5 25.Red3 dxc4 26.Nxc4 Nc6 27.Rab3 g6 28.Kg2

The position doesn't look very interesting.

1/2-1/2

Viswanathan Anand

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Peter Leko

Final Position

After his fiasco against Hikaru Nakamura Nigel Short decided to fianchetto on the King's side against Vassily Ivanchuk's Sicilian Defence. This provided Short with a position much more to his liking. Short kept a good grip on the position and they ended up in a double rook ending where only Short could win but it was more drawish than anything else. Short won a pawn but Ivanchuk is very precise in such endings and it seems that he was just in time to hold the position.

Short,Nigel - Ivanchuk,Vassily [B40]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (5), 21.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 d5 4.exd5 exd5 5.d4 Nc6 6.Bg2 Bd6 7.0-0 Nge7 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.Nbd2 0-0 10.Nb3 Bb6 11.Re1 Bg4

[11...d4 12.Ng5 Bf5 13.Ne4 Rc8 14.a3 Ne5 15.Bf4 Nc4 16.Qf3 Qd7 17.h3 Ng6 18.Rab1 Bxh3 19.Bh6 Qf5 20.Bg5 Qxf3 21.Bxf3 f6 22.Bc1 Rfe8 23.Nbd2 Nce5 24.Bd1 Rcd8 25.b4 d3 26.c4 Bd4 27.Bb2 Bxb2 28.Rxb2 Nc6 29.Re3 f5 30.Ng5 Rxe3 31.fxe3 Bg4 32.Bb3 Nce5 33.Kf2 h6 34.c5+ Kh8 35.Ne6 Rc8 36.Nd4 Ne7 37.Nc4 N7c6 38.Nd6 Rb8 39.Rd2 Ne7 40.Nf7+ Nxf7 41.Bxf7 g5 42.Rxd3 Rf8 43.Be6 h5 44.Nf3 Bxf3 45.Kxf3 Nc6 46.Rd5 Rf6 47.Bc8 Rf7 48.b5 Na5 49.Rd7 Rxd7 50.Bxd7 Kg7 51.Bxf5 Kf6 52.Ke4 Nc4 53.a4 b6 54.cxb6 axb6 55.Bh3 g4 56.Bg2 Ke6 57.Kf4 Kd6 58.Bf1 Nb2 59.Kg5 Nd1 60.e4 Nc3 61.Kxh5 Nxa4 62.Kxg4 Ke5 63.Bd3 Nc5 64.Bc2 Ne6 65.Kh5 Nc7 66.g4 Nxb5 67.g5 Nd6 68.g6 Kf6 69.Kh6 Ne8 70.Ba4 Nd6 71.Bc6 Nc8 72.g7 Ne7 73.Ba4 Ke5 74.Bc2 Kd4 75.Kh7 Kc3 76.Bb1 Kb2 77.g8Q Nxg8 78.Kxg8 Kxb1 79.e5 b5 80.e6 b4 81.e7 b3 82.e8Q b2 83.Kf7 Ka2 84.Qa4+ Kb1 85.Ke6 Kc1 86.Qc4+ Kd1 87.Qb3+ Kc1 88.Qc3+ Kb1 89.Ke5 Ka2 90.Qc2 1-0 Kazhgaleyev,M (2585)-Sandipan,C (2427)/Calcutta IND 2001/The Week in Chess 354]

12.h3 Bh5 13.c3 a5 14.a4 h6 15.Be3 Bxe3 16.Rxe3 Qb6 17.g4 Bg6 18.Nfd4 Rad8 19.Qe2 Nxd4 20.Nxd4 Nc6 21.Rd1 Rd7 22.h4 Qc7 23.h5 Bh7 24.Rd2 Qf4 25.Qf3 Qxf3 26.Bxf3 Rfd8 27.Kh2 Kf8 28.Kg3 Nxd4 29.Rxd4 Bc2 30.Re2 Bb3 31.Red2 Rd6 32.Bd1 Bxd1 33.Rxd1

White has a comfortable edge with which to work with. However double rook endings are notoriously drawish.

33...Ke7 34.f3 R8d7 35.R1d2 b6 36.f4 Kf6 37.Kh4 Ke7 38.g5 Rd8 39.Kg4 R8d7 40.f5 hxg5 41.Kxg5 Rd8 42.c4 f6+ 43.Kg6 Rh8 44.Kxg7 Rxh5 45.Rxd5 Rxd5 46.Rxd5

Vassily Ivanchuk

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Nigel Short

Position after 46.Rxd5

White has won a pawn but it looks like it isn't quite enough to win.

46...Rg5+ 47.Kh6 Rg4 48.b3 Rg3 49.Rb5 Rg5 50.Rxb6 Rxf5 51.Rb5 Rf3 52.Kh5 f5 53.Kg6 Ke6 54.Kg5 Kd7 55.Kf6 Kd6 56.Rb6+ Kc7 57.Rb5 Kd6 58.Rd5+ Kc6 59.Ke5 Rxb3 60.Rxa5 f4 61.Kd4 Ra3 62.Rf5 Rxa4 63.Rxf4 1/2-1/2

Vladimir Kramnik made it pretty clear today that he was prepared to take a few risks in order to try and win against Jan Smeets. The Pirc Defence is something he hasn't played before, at least in recent times. Kramnik got the unbalanced position he was looking for Smeets could probably have held with 21.Rbxb2 but then suddenly found hidden difficulties and was gradually ground down.

Smeets,Jan - Kramnik,Vladimir [B07]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (5), 21.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be3 a6 5.Be2 Bg7 6.Qd2

[6.h4 h5 7.Nh3 Nc6 8.f4 Ng4 9.Bg1 e5 10.dxe5 Qxh4+ 11.Bf2 Nxf2 12.Nxf2 Qd8 13.exd6 cxd6 14.Nd5 Be6 15.c3 Bxd5 16.Qxd5 Qb6 17.Qb3 Qa7 18.f5 gxf5 19.Rxh5 Rxh5 20.Bxh5 Ne5 21.Qe6+ Kf8 22.Qxf5 d5 23.Ke2 Re8 24.Rd1 Nc4 25.Ng4 Nxb2 26.Rf1 Re7 27.Ne3 Qc5 28.Nxd5 Qc4+ 29.Kf2 Qc5+ 30.Kg3 Be5+ 31.Kh3 Nd3 32.Bxf7 Nf4+ 33.Rxf4 Bxf4 34.Bg6+ Kg7 35.Qf6+ Kh6 36.Bf5+ 1-0 Armanda,I (2337)-Biti,O (2327)/Pula CRO 2001/The Week in Chess 359]

6...b5 7.Bh6 0-0 8.e5

[8.Bxg7 Kxg7 9.a3 c5 10.Bf3 e5 11.d5 Nbd7 12.Nge2 Rb8 13.0-0 Nb6 14.b3 Ng8 15.Ng3 h5 16.h3 h4 17.Nh1 Nh6 18.Be2 g5 19.f3 Rg8 20.Nf2 Nd7 21.a4 b4 22.Ncd1 Nf8 23.Ne3 Ng6 24.Nfg4 Nf4 25.Bc4 a5 26.Rae1 f6 27.Rf2 1/2-1/2 Filipovic,I (2116)-Ivanovic,J (2169)/Jahorina BIH 2003/The Week in Chess 451]

8...dxe5 9.Bxg7 Kxg7 10.Bf3 c6 11.dxe5 Qxd2+ 12.Kxd2 Rd8+ 13.Ke3 Ng4+ 14.Bxg4 Bxg4 15.h3 Bf5 16.g4 Bxc2 17.Rc1 b4 18.Rxc2 bxc3 19.Nf3

[19.Rxc3 Rd1 leads to a bind for black but he has his own developmental problems too. 20.f4 Ra7 21.Rb3 Nd7 22.Rc3 f6 23.exf6+ exf6 24.Rxc6]

19...cxb2 20.Rb1 Rd5

Vladimir Kramnik

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Jan Smeets

Position after 20...Rd5

21.e6?!

[21.Rbxb2 Rb5 22.a4 Rxb2 23.Rxb2 Nd7 24.Rb7 is equal.]

21...c5 22.exf7 Nc6 23.Rbxb2 Rad8 24.Ke4 Kxf7 25.Rc3 Nd4 26.Ne5+ Ke8 27.Rb6 Nb5 28.Rc2 R5d6 29.Nc4 Rd3 30.Ne3 Ra3

Vladimir Kramnik

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Jan Smeets

Position after 30...Ra3

31.Rb2

White is probably already losing.

[31.Rxc5 Nd6+ 32.Ke5 Ra4; 31.Ke5 Nd6 32.Rxc5 Ra4]

31...c4

[31...Rd4+]

32.Ke5 c3 33.Rc2 Rd2 34.Rc1 Rxf2 35.Nd5 c2 36.Nb4 Re3+ 37.Kd5 Rd2+ 38.Kc6 Rc3+ 39.Kb7 Nd6+ 40.Ka8 a5

Nicely done at the end by Kramnik.

0-1

Sergey Tiviakov against Sergei Karjakin was a Ruy Lopez Worrell Attack where black didn't experience any problems equalising and pieces gradually disappeared until a drawn position was reached.

Tiviakov,Sergei - Karjakin,Sergey [C77]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (5), 21.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Qe2 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.c3 d5 8.d3 0-0 9.0-0 Bb7 10.Re1 Re8 11.Nbd2 Bf8 12.a3 Qd7 13.Ba2 Rad8

[13...h6]

14.Nf1

[14.exd5]

14...h6 15.Ng3 d4 16.Rd1

[16.c4]

16...dxc3 17.bxc3 Na5 18.Bb2 c5 19.Nf5 Qc7 20.Ne3 c4 21.dxc4 Rxd1+ 22.Rxd1 bxc4 23.Nd2 Nxe4 24.Nxe4 Bxe4 25.Nxc4 Bg6 26.h4 Nxc4 27.Qxc4 Qb6 28.Qe2 Bc5 29.Bc1 Qf6 30.Rd5 Rc8 31.Be3 Bxe3

[31...Bxa3 32.h5 Bf5 33.Ra5 Bd6 34.Rxa6 Rxc3 is also equal.]

32.Qxe3 Qxh4 33.Rxe5 Qa4 34.Qc1 Rd8 35.Rd5 Re8 36.Rd4 Qa5 37.Bc4 Rc8 38.Rd5 Qa4 39.Be2 Rb8 40.Rd4 Qe8 41.Bd3 Bxd3 42.Rxd3 Qe4 43.Qd1 Rb2 1/2-1/2

Sergey Karjakin

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Sergei Tiviakov

Final Position

Fabiano Caruana must have been winning at several points during his game against Leinier Dominguez Perez. The Exchange Gruenfeld Led to a Queen and 3 vs Queen pawn ending where the fast b-pawn proved just enough to hold.

Caruana,Fabiano - Dominguez Perez,Leinier [E60]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (5), 21.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 Nb6 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.e3 0-0 9.0-0 Re8 10.Re1 e5 11.d5 Na5 12.e4 c6 13.b3 cxd5 14.exd5 Bg4 15.Ba3 f5 16.Bb4 e4

[16...Nd7 17.Qd2 Bxf3 18.Bxf3 Bf8 19.d6 Nc6 20.Ba3 Nd4 21.Bxb7 Qa5 22.Bb2 Rab8 23.Bg2 Bxd6 24.Rad1 Ba3 25.Bxa3 Qxa3 26.Ne2 Nxe2+ 27.Rxe2 Nf6 28.Bd5+ Kg7 29.Bc4 Ne4 30.Qe3 Re7 31.f3 Nf6 32.Qc3 Qc5+ 33.Kg2 Rc8 34.Rde1 Rce8 35.Rd1 Rc8 36.Red2 Rcc7 37.Rd8 Rc8 38.R8d6 Rc6 39.Rd8 Rc8 40.R8d6 1/2-1/2 Asis Gargatagli,H (2374)-Kalod,R (2486)/Sabadell ESP 2007/The Week in Chess 668]

17.Bxa5 Qd6 18.Rb1 exf3 19.Bf1 a6 20.Re6 Rxe6 21.dxe6 Qc6 22.e7 Re8 23.Bxb6 Bxc3 24.Bd4 Bxd4 25.Qxd4 f4 26.Re1 b5 27.Qxf4 Be6 28.Qf6 Bd7 29.Qe5 Kf7 30.Re3 Qf6 31.Qd5+ Be6 32.Qb7 Bf5 33.Qxf3 Rxe7 34.Rxe7+ Kxe7 35.h4 Bd7 36.Qe3+ Kf8 37.Bg2 Qa1+ 38.Kh2 Qxa2 39.Qd4 Ke7 40.Qg7+ Kd8 41.Qxh7 Be8 42.Qa7 Qxb3 43.Qxa6 Qb4 44.Qb6+ Ke7 45.Qc7+ Kf8 46.Qe5 Qd2 47.Qf6+ Kg8 48.Be4 b4 49.Bxg6 Bxg6 50.Qxg6+

Leinier Dominguez Perez

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Fabio Caruana

Position after 50.Qxg6+

50...Kh8 51.Qf6+ Kh7 52.g4

[52.Qf7+ Kh8 53.h5 Qc3 54.g4 b3 55.g5 Qe5+ 56.f4 Qe2+ 57.Kg3 Qe3+ 58.Kg4 Qe2+ 59.Kf5 Qd3+ 60.Ke5 Qe3+ 61.Kd5 Qd2+ 62.Kc4 is equal.]

52...b3 53.g5 b2 54.Qf7+ Kh8 55.g6 Qh6 56.Qf6+ Kg8 57.Qe6+ Kg7 58.Qf7+ 1/2-1/2

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 1 1 . 1 1 5
2. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2708 . * ½ . . ½ . . . . . 1 1 ½ 2867
3. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2810 . ½ * . . . . . ½ . . ½ 1 1 2821
4. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2749 . . . * . . . . ½ ½ . ½ 1 1 2815
5. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2788 . . . . * . ½ . ½ ½ ½ . . 1 3 2761
6. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2790 . ½ . . . * ½ ½ . . ½ ½ . . 2715
7. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2712 . . . . ½ ½ * ½ . ½ ½ . . . 2742
8. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2720 . . . . . ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ . . . 2715
9. Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2662 0 . ½ ½ ½ . . ½ * . . . . . 2 2686
10. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2675 0 . . ½ ½ . ½ ½ . * . . . . 2 2666
11. Leko, Peter g HUN 2739 0 . . . ½ ½ ½ ½ . . * . . . 2 2674
12. Short, Nigel D g ENG 2696 . 0 ½ ½ . ½ . . . . . * 0 . 2590
13. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2641 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . 1 * . 1 2497
14. Smeets, Jan g NED 2657 0 ½ 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . * ½ 2389
Round 5 (January 21, 2010)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 59 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Tiviakov, Sergei - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 43 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Caruana, Fabiano - Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 58 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Leko, Peter - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 28 C64 Ruy Lopez Classical
Short, Nigel D - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 63 B40 Sicilian Classical
Van Wely, Loek - Shirov, Alexei 0-1 59 A29 English Four Knights
Smeets, Jan - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 40 B07 Pirc 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 * . 1 ½ . . . . . 1 . 1 ½ . 4 2888
2. Howell, David W L g ENG 2606 . * ½ 1 ½ . . . . ½ . . 1 . 2789
3. Harikrishna, P g IND 2672 0 ½ * . . . 1 ½ . . 1 . . . 3 2684
4. Ni Hua g CHN 2657 ½ 0 . * . ½ . . 1 . . 1 . . 3 2693
5. Negi, Parimarjan g IND 2621 . ½ . . * . ½ ½ . . ½ . . 1 3 2692
6. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2615 . . . ½ . * . ½ ½ . . ½ . 1 3 2720
7. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2687 . . 0 . ½ . * ½ . 1 . . . 1 3 2723
8. So, Wesley g PHI 2656 . . ½ . ½ ½ ½ * . . . . . ½ 2644
9. Nyback, Tomi g FIN 2643 . . . 0 . ½ . . * 0 . 1 1 . 2636
10. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 2681 0 ½ . . . . 0 . 1 * ½ . . . 2 2537
11. Muzychuk, Anna m SLO 2523 . . 0 . ½ . . . . ½ * . ½ ½ 2 2563
12. Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2657 0 . . 0 . ½ . . 0 . . * 1 . 2466
13. Reinderman, Dimitri g NED 2573 ½ 0 . . . . . . 0 . ½ 0 * . 1 2363
14. Akobian, Varuzhan g USA 2628 . . . . 0 0 0 ½ . . ½ . . * 1 2380
Round 5 (January 21, 2010)
Giri, Anish - Sutovsky, Emil 1-0 38 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Howell, David W L - Ni Hua 1-0 56 B10 Caro Kann
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 1-0 38 B14 Caro Kann Panov
So, Wesley - Harikrishna, P ½-½ 44 E06 Catalan
Nyback, Tomi - L'Ami, Erwin ½-½ 33 E04 Catalan
Muzychuk, Anna - Reinderman, Dimitri ½-½ 36 B04 Alekhine's Defence
Akobian, Varuzhan - Negi, Parimarjan 0-1 47 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
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 . ½ . . 1 2767
2. Li Chao2 g CHN 2604 . * ½ . . . . ½ . 1 . . 1 1 4 2615
3. Vocaturo, Daniele g ITA 2495 . ½ * 0 . . . 1 . . . 1 1 . 2629
4. Lie, Kjetil A g NOR 2547 . . 1 * . . 0 . ½ 1 . . ½ . 3 2439
5. Gupta, Abhijeet g IND 2577 . . . . * ½ ½ . 1 ½ ½ . . . 3 2473
6. Swinkels, Robin m NED 2495 0 . . . ½ * . . ½ . 1 . . 1 3 2523
7. Peng Zhaoqin g NED 2402 0 . . 1 ½ . * ½ . . . ½ . . 2533
8. Van Kampen, Robin m NED 2456 . ½ 0 . . . ½ * . ½ . . 1 . 2420
9. Kuipers, Stefan f NED 2340 0 . . ½ 0 ½ . . * . . 1 . . 2 2468
10. Bok, Benjamin f NED 2322 . 0 . 0 ½ . . ½ . * . 1 . . 2 2467
11. Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2447 ½ . . . ½ 0 . . . . * 0 . 1 2 2424
12. Grandelius, Nils m SWE 2515 . . 0 . . . ½ . 0 0 1 * . . 2252
13. Plukkel, Sjoerd NED 2279 . 0 0 ½ . . . 0 . . . . * ½ 1 2245
14. Soumya, Swaminathan wg IND 2323 0 0 . . . 0 . . . . 0 . ½ * ½ 2113
Round 5 (January 21, 2010)
Li Chao2 - Van Kampen, Robin ½-½ 30 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Vocaturo, Daniele - Grandelius, Nils 1-0 83 C53 Giuoco Piano
Peng Zhaoqin - Robson, Ray 0-1 36 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Kuipers, Stefan - Swinkels, Robin ½-½ 47 B47 Sicilian Paulsen
Bok, Benjamin - Gupta, Abhijeet ½-½ 62 B67 Sicilian Rauzer
Muzychuk, Mariya - Soumya, Swaminathan 1-0 67 B19 Caro Kann
Plukkel, Sjoerd - Lie, Kjetil A ½-½ 79 B28 Sicilian Early a7-a6

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