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Corus Wijk aan Zee 2010 (4)

Shirov wins again, as does Ivanchuk

Alexei Shirov won again seeing off Jan Smeets in another very powerful performance. Vassily Ivanchuk made light work of Loek Van Wely. Anand, Kramnik and Carlsen all were held quite comfortably in spite of having the white pieces. There is a rest day on Wednesday.

White outrated black in 6 of the 7 games today but only two of them brought home the bacon. The tournament seems to be taking shape somewhat. Alexei Shirov is obviously in good form as are Vassily Ivanchuk and Hikaru Nakamura. Magnus Carlsen is nearly there. For the rest of the players I think playing them is going to be a bit of a trial. World Champion Viswanathan Anand and former champion Vladimir Kramnik have yet to wake up properly. Many of those towards the bottom of the standings look like they're going to be in for a hard time.

Alexei Shirov took his score to 4/4 by beating Jan Smeets today. There will be tougher opponents ahead no doubt.

Smeets played the Petroff and got himself a solid position and the two bishops. In return Shirov got a space advantage and a small initiative. With 25...f6 Smeets allowed a piece sacrifice from Shirov. Shirov can't have had everything worked out and it was by no means decisive but he would have been happy with the tactical chances he obtained. If Smeets had found 31...Re6 he would probably have found defensive moves a little easier to come by, as it was he had to be pretty precise after 31...Bxd4 but two moves later he blundered decisively with 33...Rcd8 and Shirov chose one of a couple of ways of finishing things off.

Shirov,A (2723) - Smeets,J (2657) [C42]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 19.01.2010
[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.h3 h6 17.Nd2 Na5 18.Nf1 Qb3 19.Qd2

[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]

19...Nc4 20.Bxc4 Qxc4 21.Ne3 Qb5 22.c4 Qd7 23.c5 Bg6 24.Rac1 c6 25.Nc4 f6

[25...Rcd8]

Jan Smeets

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Alexei Shirov

Position after 25...f6

26.Bxh6!

This is a pretty risky sacrifice but it does start setting some difficult problems for Smeets.

26...gxh6 27.Qxh6 Bh7

Apparently Shirov missed this simple defensive move. Afterwards he said that he thought that black was better. However it doesn't change the fact that putting Smeets on the defensive gave Shirov a psychological edge. As it was Smeets wasn't up to the defensive task. It's always nice to see the Petroff go down, nomatter how.

28.Re3 Bf8 29.Rg3+ Kh8 30.Qxf6+ Bg7 31.Qg5

[31.Rxg7 Qxg7 32.Qxg7+ Kxg7 33.Nd6 Rb8 34.Nxe8+ Rxe8 is not the position white sacrificed to get.]

Jan Smeets

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Alexei Shirov

Position after 31.Qg5

31...Bxd4

[31...Re6 is well worth considering.]

32.Rd1 Rf8 33.Kh2 Rcd8??

Jan Smeets

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Alexei Shirov

Position after 33.Rcd8?

Loses by force in at least a couple of ways.

[33...Rce8 34.Qh6 Qd8 35.Nd6 Qf6 36.Qxf6+ Bxf6 37.Nxe8 Rxe8 38.Rd7 Be5 39.Rxb7]

34.Ne5

[34.Rxd4 Qxd4 35.Ne5 Rd7 36.Qh6 Qxf2 37.Ng6+ Kg8 38.Rg4 Rf6 39.Nf4+]

34...Qc7 35.Rxd4 Rxd4 36.Ng6+ Kg7

[36...Bxg6 37.Qh6+ Qh7 38.Qxf8+ Qg8 39.Qxg8+ Kxg8 40.Rxg6+]

37.Nxf8+ 1-0

One thing you can't accuse Loek Van Wely of is being a coward. He went straight into battle down a very sharp line of the Najdorf against Vassily Ivanchuk. However he was completely outgunned by an in form Ivanchuk. Things got difficult for Van Wely quickly and just 8 moves out of theory he blundered decisively in a position that was unenviable anyhow.

Ivanchuk,V (2749) - Van Wely,L (2641) [B96]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 19.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Nbd7 8.Qe2 Qc7 9.0-0-0 b5 10.a3 Be7 11.g4 Rb8 12.Bg2 b4 13.axb4 Rxb4 14.e5 dxe5 15.Nc6 Bb7

Loek Van Wely

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Vassily Ivanchuk

Position after 15...Bb7

I really wonder whether Van Wely knew this position beforehand, or at least studied in detail, because his position goes downhill quite fast.

[15...Rb6 16.Nxe7 Bb7 17.Bxb7 Rxb7 18.fxe5 Nxe5 19.Rde1 Ned7 20.Qxa6 1-0 Spraggett,K (2631)-Czakon,J (2482)/San Sebastian ESP 2007/The Week in Chess 652]

16.Nxb4 Bxb4 17.fxe5 Bxc3 18.exf6 gxf6

[18...Bxf6 19.Bxf6 Nxf6 20.Bxb7 Qxb7 21.g5 Nd5 22.h4 is certainly more solid.]

19.bxc3 fxg5 20.Bxb7 Qxb7 21.h4

White's king isn't particularly safe but black has major development problems. I rather suspect that black already has terrible long term problems.

21...Qc7 22.hxg5 Qxc3 23.Qxa6

Loek Van Wely

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Vassily Ivanchuk

Position after 23.Qxa6

Covering the squares around the king.

23...Nc5?

Loses almost instantly.

[23...Qe3+ 24.Rd2 Kf8 25.Qd3 Qxd3 26.Rxd3 Ne5 27.Rd4 Nf3 28.Rd8+ Kg7 29.Rxh8 Kxh8 and its going to be tricky to stop white's c-pawn.]

24.Qa8+ Ke7 25.Qa7+ Kf8 26.Rhf1

There is no defence.

1-0

Nigel Short's sidelines worked today against Magnus Carlsen in a way that they didn't against Hikaru Nakamura. Short played the Centre Counter, a choice that can't have come as a surprise to Carlsen. Short's position looked a bit ragged but Carlsen never came close to exploiting this, maybe it would be foolish to go by this position again, but for this game Short found plenty enough to do to equalised comfortably.

Carlsen,M (2810) - Short,N (2696) [B01]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 19.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4 4.Nf3 Nxd5 5.h3 Bxf3 6.Qxf3 c6 7.Be2

[7.c3 e6 8.Bc4 Bd6 9.0-0 0-0 10.Nd2 Nd7 11.Ne4 Be7 12.Bb3 N7f6 13.Ng3 Re8 14.Re1 Rc8 15.Bg5 Nd7 16.Bd2 Bd6 17.Ne4 Be7 18.Re2 N5f6 19.Ng5 Nf8 20.Rae1 Bd6 21.g3 Qd7 22.Ne4 Nxe4 23.Rxe4 Red8 24.h4 c5 25.Bg5 Re8 26.dxc5 Rxc5 27.Be3 Rf5 28.Qg4 Bc5 29.Rd1 Qc6 30.Rxe6 Nxe6 31.Qxf5 Bxe3 32.fxe3 Qb6 33.Rd7 Qxe3+ 34.Kh2 Rf8 35.Rxf7 1-0 So,W (2411)-Strasser,J (2015)/Bad Wiessee GER 2006/The Week in Chess 627]

7...g6 8.0-0 Bg7 9.Rd1 0-0 10.c4 Nc7 11.Qe4 f5 12.Qe3 Kh8 13.Nc3 Nd7 14.b3 Qe8 15.f4

[15.Ba3]

15...Qf7 16.Bb2 Rad8 17.Bf3 Bf6 18.Rd2 Qg7 19.Rad1 g5 20.Ne2 Rg8 21.Kf1 h6 22.Ng3 Qg6 23.Qd3?!

Nigel Short

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Magnus Carlsen

Position after 23.Qd3

Black shows he is equal in a very few moves after this.

[23.Re2 Looks a slightly better plan.]

23...gxf4 24.Nh5 Nc5 25.Qc2 Ne4 26.Re2 Ng3+ 27.Nxg3 fxg3 28.d5 cxd5 29.cxd5 Bxb2 30.Qxb2+ Qg7 31.Qc1 Rd7 32.Rde1 Rf8 33.Re5 Nb5 34.Qc5 Nd6 35.Qxa7 Ne4 36.Qd4 e6

Starting the trades to get his draw.

37.Rd1 exd5 38.Rxd5 Rxd5 39.Qxg7+ Kxg7 40.Rxd5 Kf6 41.Bxe4 fxe4 42.Ke2 Ke6 43.Rd4 Rf2+ 44.Ke3 Rxg2 45.Rxe4+ Kd5 46.Rd4+ Ke5 47.Re4+

Both sides are happy with the draw here.

1/2-1/2

Vladimir Kramnik had a good 2009 but has had a very slow start at this year's Wijk aan Zee tournament. He obviously felt he needed to show willing against Sergei Tiviakov but came no-where near getting through Tiviakov's opening repertoire. In fact I guess Kramnik must have been in trouble somewhere and indeed it was being predicted in the press room that he would lose when people were looking at the position after 25 moves. As it was a piece sacrifice managed to get the position equal enough for a draw to be agreed.

Kramnik,V (2788) - Tiviakov,S (2662) [E21]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 19.01.2010

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 b6 5.e3 Bb7 6.Bd3 c5 7.0-0 0-0 8.Bd2 cxd4 9.exd4 d5 10.cxd5 Nxd5 11.Qe2

[11.Ne5 Nc6 12.Ba6 Bxa6 13.Nxc6 Qd7 14.Nxd5 Bd6 15.Nf6+ gxf6 16.Qg4+ Kh8 17.Qh4 Be7 18.Nxe7 Qxe7 19.Bb4 Qxb4 20.Qxf6+ 1/2-1/2 Lauber,A (2325)-De Firmian,N (2570)/Wichern GER 1997]

11...Be7 12.Rfe1 Nd7 13.Rad1 N7f6 14.Ne5 Rc8 15.Bb1 Nxc3 16.bxc3 Qd5 17.f3 Rc7 18.Qf2 b5 19.Qg3 Rfc8 20.Qh3 g6 21.Bg5 Nh5 22.Bd2 b4 23.c4 Qxd4+ 24.Kh1 Qh4 25.Qg4 Qxg4 26.fxg4 Ng7 27.Bf4 g5 28.Bg3 f6 29.Nf3

Sergei Tiviakov

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Vladimir Kramnik

Position after 29.Nf3

29...e5

[29...Bxf3 30.gxf3 Rxc4 31.Rd7 Rc1 32.Kg2 Rxe1 33.Bxe1 Rc1 34.Bf2 Rxb1 35.Rxe7 a5]

30.Nxe5 fxe5 31.Bxe5 Rxc4 32.Bxg7 Rxg4 33.h3 Rxg2 34.Be4 Bxe4 35.Rxe4 Kxg7 36.Kxg2 1/2-1/2

Sergey Karjakin and Fabiano Caruana discussed a Ruy Lopez Exchange. They had a vaguely interesting Rook and Pawn ending which they called off after 45 moves.

Karjakin,Sergey (2720) - Caruana,F (2675) [C69]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 19.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0-0 f6 6.d4 Bg4 7.dxe5 Qxd1 8.Rxd1 fxe5 9.Rd3 Bd6 10.Nbd2 Nf6 11.Nc4 0-0 12.Nfxe5 Be2 13.Re3 Bxc4 14.Nxc4 Bc5 15.Re1 Rae8 16.Be3 Bxe3 17.Rxe3 Rxe4 18.Rxe4 Nxe4 19.f3 Nd6 20.Ne3 a5

[20...Re8 21.Kf2 Kf7 22.Rd1 a5 23.f4 h5 24.Kf3 b5 25.b3 Kf6 26.h3 g6 27.Rd3 b4 28.g4 hxg4+ 29.Nxg4+ Kf5 30.Re3 Rxe3+ 31.Nxe3+ Ke6 32.Nc4 a4 33.Ne5 axb3 34.axb3 c5 35.Nxg6 c4 36.Ne5 cxb3 37.cxb3 c5 38.h4 Nf5 39.h5 Nd4+ 40.Kg4 Nxb3 41.Kg5 Nd2 42.h6 Ne4+ 43.Kg6 Nf6 44.Nd3 c4 45.f5+ Ke7 46.Nxb4 c3 47.Nc6+ Kd6 48.Nd4 Ke7 49.Nc2 Nd7 50.Kg7 Nf6 51.Ne3 Ne8+ 52.Kg6 Nf6 53.Nc2 Nd7 54.Nd4 Nf6 55.Nc6+ Kd6 56.Nb4 Ke7 57.Nd5+ Nxd5 58.h7 Nf4+ 59.Kg5 Ne6+ 60.fxe6 c2 61.h8Q 1/2-1/2 Radjabov,T (2735)-Grischuk,A (2711)/Odessa UKR 2008/The Week in Chess 687]

21.Rd1 Re8 22.Kf2 Re5 23.Rd4 Kf7 24.f4 Rh5 25.h3 Ke6 26.Kf3 b5 27.c3 a4 28.Rd1 Rc5 29.a3 g5 30.g4 gxf4 31.Kxf4 Re5 32.h4 h5 33.gxh5 Rxh5 34.Rh1 c5 35.Rh3 Kf7 36.Kg4 Re5 37.h5 Kg7 38.Kf4 Re4+ 39.Kf3 Re5 40.h6+ Kh7 41.Kf4 Re4+ 42.Kg5 Nf7+ 43.Kf5 Nd6+ 44.Kf6 b4 45.cxb4

The position is equal enough.

1/2-1/2

Fabiano Caruana

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Sergey Karjakin

Position after 45.cxb4

Peter Leko is rightly known as an expert on the Marshall Attack of the Ruy Lopez. Leko was a rook down but with still some kind of minor advantage. He used this to secure a draw by perpetual check.

Dominguez Perez,L (2712) - Leko,P (2739) [C89]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 19.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Qe2 Bd7 16.Qf1 Qf5 17.Nd2 Rae8 18.f3 Nf6 19.a4 c5 20.Rxe8 Rxe8 21.Ne4 Rxe4 22.fxe4

[22.Bc2 cxd4 23.fxe4 Qc5 24.Qf2 Ng4 25.cxd4 Qc7 26.Qe2 Bxg3 27.hxg3 Qxg3+ 28.Qg2 Qe1+ 29.Qf1 Qg3+ 30.Qg2 1/2-1/2 Svidler,P (2754)-Grischuk,A (2736)/Moscow RUS 2009/The Week in Chess 790]

22...Qxe4 23.Bf4 Bc6 24.d5 c4 25.Bxd6 Qxd5 26.Bd1 Qh1+ 27.Kf2 Qxh2+ 28.Ke1 Qxb2 29.Ra3

Black is a whole rook down but still a tiny bit better here. Certainly enough to draw with ease.

29...Ne4 30.Qf4 Qg2 31.Be2 Qg1+ 32.Bf1 g5 33.Qf3 Nd2

Peter Leko

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Leinier Dominguez Perez

Position after 33...Nd2

Liquidating to the draw.

34.Qxc6 Qxf1+ 35.Kxd2 Qf2+ 36.Kc1 Qe1+ 1/2-1/2

Hikaru Nakamura held Viswanathan Anand very easily with a very unusual varation of the Dutch Defence. The opening doesn't look like it would bare detailed scrutiny but it certainly set enough problems for Anand to deal with.

Anand,V (2790) - Nakamura,Hi (2708) [A81]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 19.01.2010
[Mark]

1.d4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.b4 Nc6 7.a3

[7.c3; 7.b5 Na5]

7...d5

[7...d6; 7...e5]

8.Bb2 Ne4 9.Nbd2 Be6 10.e3 a5 11.b5 Na7 12.Qe2 a4 13.Rfc1 c6 14.bxc6 bxc6

Hikaru Nakamura

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Viswanathan Anand

Position after 14...bxc6

Black has a good grip on the centre, white needs to get to the weaknesses to get some advantage.

15.c4 Nc8 16.Bc3 Ncd6 17.cxd5 Nxc3 18.Rxc3 Bxd5 19.Ne5 Bxg2 20.Kxg2 Bxe5 21.dxe5 Qa5 22.Rac1 Qxe5 23.Rxc6 Qb2 24.Qd3 Rfd8 25.R1c2 Qb5 26.Qxb5 Nxb5 27.Nb1 Rd3 28.Nc3 Nxc3 29.R2xc3 Rdd8 30.Rb6

It's just a question of when the draw is agreed.

30...Kf7 31.Rb4 Rd2 32.Rcc4 Rd3 33.Rxa4 Rxa3 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 4
2. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2708 . * . . ½ . . . . . . 1 1 ½ 3 2889
3. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2749 . . * . . . . . ½ ½ . . 1 1 3 2851
4. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2810 . . . * . . . . ½ . . ½ 1 1 3 2857
5. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2790 . ½ . . * ½ ½ . . . . ½ . . 2 2709
6. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2712 . . . . ½ * ½ ½ . . ½ . . . 2 2759
7. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2720 . . . . ½ ½ * . . ½ ½ . . . 2 2729
8. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2788 . . . . . ½ . * ½ ½ ½ . . . 2 2697
9. Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2662 0 . ½ ½ . . . ½ * . . . . . 2680
10. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2675 0 . ½ . . . ½ ½ . * . . . . 2658
11. Leko, Peter g HUN 2739 0 . . . . ½ ½ ½ . . * . . . 2648
12. Short, Nigel D g ENG 2696 . 0 . ½ ½ . . . . . . * 0 . 1 2544
13. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2641 . 0 0 0 . . . . . . . 1 * . 1 2547
14. Smeets, Jan g NED 2657 0 ½ 0 0 . . . . . . . . . * ½ 2425

Round 4 (January 19, 2010)
Shirov, Alexei - Smeets, Jan 1-0 37 C42 Petroff's Defence
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 26 B96 Sicilian Najdorf
Carlsen, Magnus - Short, Nigel D ½-½ 47 B01 Centre Counter
Anand, Viswanathan - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 33 A81 Dutch Leningrad
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Leko, Peter ½-½ 36 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Karjakin, Sergey - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 45 C69 Ruy Lopez Exchange
Kramnik, Vladimir - Tiviakov, Sergei ½-½ 36 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
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 . . . . . . ½ 3 2838
2. Ni Hua g CHN 2657 ½ * . ½ . . . . . 1 . 1 . . 3 2818
3. Harikrishna, P g IND 2672 0 . * . ½ . . . 1 . 1 . . . 2696
4. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2615 . ½ . * . . . ½ . . . ½ 1 . 2744
5. Howell, David W L g ENG 2606 . . ½ . * ½ ½ . . . . . . 1 2731
6. Negi, Parimarjan g IND 2621 . . . . ½ * . ½ ½ . ½ . . . 2 2618
7. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 2681 0 . . . ½ . * . . 1 ½ . . . 2 2590
8. So, Wesley g PHI 2656 . . . ½ . ½ . * ½ . . . ½ . 2 2637
9. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2687 . . 0 . . ½ . ½ * . . . 1 . 2 2644
10. Nyback, Tomi g FIN 2643 . 0 . . . . 0 . . * . 1 . 1 2 2642
11. Muzychuk, Anna m SLO 2523 . . 0 . . ½ ½ . . . * . ½ . 2563
12. Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2657 . 0 . ½ . . . . . 0 . * . 1 2535
13. Akobian, Varuzhan g USA 2628 . . . 0 . . . ½ 0 . ½ . * . 1 2427
14. Reinderman, Dimitri g NED 2573 ½ . . . 0 . . . . 0 . 0 . * ½ 2301

Round 4 (January 19, 2010)
Ni Hua - Giri, Anish ½-½ 44 C42 Petroff's Defence
Harikrishna, P - Naiditsch, Arkadij 1-0 42 A08 Barcza System
L'Ami, Erwin - Akobian, Varuzhan 1-0 52 D34 Tarrasch Defence, Main Line
Negi, Parimarjan - So, Wesley ½-½ 37 B43 Sicilian Paulsen
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Muzychuk, Anna ½-½ 38 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Sutovsky, Emil - Nyback, Tomi 0-1 45 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Reinderman, Dimitri - Howell, David W L 0-1 83 A20 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 . . ½ . 1 2737
2. Li Chao2 g CHN 2604 . * . . . ½ . . . 1 . . 1 1 2690
3. Peng Zhaoqin g NED 2402 . . * 1 ½ . . ½ . . ½ . . . 2618
4. Lie, Kjetil A g NOR 2547 . . 0 * . 1 . . ½ 1 . . . . 2484
5. Gupta, Abhijeet g IND 2577 . . ½ . * . ½ . 1 . . ½ . . 2516
6. Vocaturo, Daniele g ITA 2495 . ½ . 0 . * . 1 . . . . 1 . 2566
7. Swinkels, Robin m NED 2495 0 . . . ½ . * . . . . 1 . 1 2574
8. Van Kampen, Robin m NED 2456 . . ½ . . 0 . * . ½ . . 1 . 2 2374
9. Kuipers, Stefan f NED 2340 0 . . ½ 0 . . . * . 1 . . . 2465
10. Bok, Benjamin f NED 2322 . 0 . 0 . . . ½ . * 1 . . . 2443
11. Grandelius, Nils m SWE 2515 . . ½ . . . . . 0 0 * 1 . . 2290
12. Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2447 ½ . . . ½ . 0 . . . 0 * . . 1 2346
13. Plukkel, Sjoerd NED 2279 . 0 . . . 0 . 0 . . . . * ½ ½ 2147
14. Soumya, Swaminathan wg IND 2323 0 0 . . . . 0 . . . . . ½ * ½ 2165
Round 4 (January 19, 2010)
Robson, Ray - Kuipers, Stefan 1-0 39 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Lie, Kjetil A - Vocaturo, Daniele 1-0 33 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Gupta, Abhijeet - Peng Zhaoqin ½-½ 57 D10 Slav Defence
Swinkels, Robin - Muzychuk, Mariya 1-0 54 A04 Dutch System
Van Kampen, Robin - Plukkel, Sjoerd 1-0 22 C41 Philidor's Defence
Grandelius, Nils - Bok, Benjamin 0-1 21 A16 English Opening
Soumya, Swaminathan - Li Chao2 0-1 26 B67 Sicilian Rauzer

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