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  1. 15 Jan '10 19:09
    The Corus Chess Tournament 2010 will be held from 15 - 31 January in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.


    Participants grandmaster group A

    Name Country Position FIDE ratinglist.

    GM Magnus Carlsen NOR 2810 1

    GM Viswanathan Anand IND 2790 3

    GM Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2788 4

    GM Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2749 8

    GM Peter Leko HUN 2739 12

    GM Alexei Shirov SPA 2723 20

    GM Sergey Karjakin RUS 2720 21

    GM Leinier Dominguez CUB 2712 25

    GM Hikaru Nakamura USA 2708 28

    GM Nigel Short ENG 2696 38

    GM Fabiano Caruana ITA 2675 51

    GM Sergey Tiviakov NED 2662 62

    GM Jan Smeets NED 2657 73

    GM Loek van Wely NED 2641 104


    Average rating : 2719
    Category : 19





    http://www.coruschess.com/information.php
  2. 15 Jan '10 20:23
    Who do you think will win ?

    Well, Carlsen is the favorite of course ... yes, he'll win ! Second will be Anand ... and third Shirov. Last will be Loek van Wely.

    Who do yóu think will win ?
  3. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    15 Jan '10 20:32
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Who do you think will win ?

    DanVM
  4. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    15 Jan '10 21:13
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    DanVM
    he isn't participating...

    I think Carlsen has what it takes to win, though I'd like someone else to win it...
  5. 16 Jan '10 00:08
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?subject=who_will_win_corus_2010%3F&threadid=124458
  6. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    16 Jan '10 14:15
    aaand we have the first wussy draw of the tournament, unsurprisingly from drawnik. boo. BOOO!
  7. 16 Jan '10 16:21
    Originally posted by orion25
    he isn't participating...

    I think Carlsen has what it takes to win, though I'd like someone else to win it...
    Who would you like to win the tournament ?
  8. 16 Jan '10 16:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    DanVM
  9. 16 Jan '10 16:30
    Loek van Wely has beaten Short in a classical queen's gambit declined ... interesting.
  10. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    16 Jan '10 16:40
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Loek van Wely has beaten Short in a classical queen's gambit declined ... interesting.
    looks like heinz is leading the prediction poll after 1st round.

    when was the last time leko played an exciting game? too bad he screwed it up eventually... all that remains to be seen is whether he can 'leko-porn' it into a draw. I doubt it...
  11. 16 Jan '10 16:41
    Anand

    Sylvin De Vet will do well in the amateur section.Sylvin's french will withstand all white tries
  12. 16 Jan '10 16:45 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by wormwood
    aaand we have the first wussy draw of the tournament, unsurprisingly from drawnik. boo. BOOO!
    Yes, we got draws from Drawguez, Drawnand, Drawjakin, Drawkamura, Drawlsen, Drawchuk and Drawuana too.
  13. 16 Jan '10 16:56 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by philidor position
    Yes, we got draws from Drawguez, Drawnand, Drawjakin, Drawkamura, Drawlsen, Drawchuk and Drawuana too.
    A kramnik fan?

    Take a look here: http://www.coruschess.com/statistics.php?t=4
    Kramnik is only 20th.
    Trifunovic drew 84.62% of his games.Quite the draw expert
  14. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    16 Jan '10 16:56
    Originally posted by philidor position
    Yes, we got draws from Drawguez, Drawnand, Drawjakin, Drawkamura, Drawlsen, Drawchuk and Drawuana too.
    maybe drawnand, for not even trying to win the almost certainly but not quite drawn ending. but the rest of them at least tried. drawnik aimed at a draw straight from the opening. he had 1h 34min left on his clock when the draw was agreed. disgusting.
  15. 16 Jan '10 17:05
    Originally posted by Ajuin
    A kramnik fan?

    Take a look here: http://www.coruschess.com/statistics.php?t=4
    Kramnik is only 20th.
    Trifunovic drew 84.62% of his games.Quite the draw expert
    Yep, a proud one.

    Draw%
    67.03 91 Ivanchuk, Vassily
    64.10 39 Carlsen, Magnus
    64.10 117 Kramnik, Vladimir

    Oh what a drawlsen, what a drawchuk. DISGUSTING