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  1. 12 Jan '10 07:56
    i'll say karjakin again.

    carlsen is overrated XD

    oh! guess whos brifday it is today?
  2. Subscriber Baard
    gene vessel
    12 Jan '10 10:43
    Magnus will win in front of Ivanchuck, Anand or Karjakin, Kramnik is a strong contender for 2nd as well.

    Baard
  3. Standard member Lundos
    Back to basics
    12 Jan '10 11:30
    Originally posted by Baard
    Magnus will win in front of Ivanchuck, Anand or Karjakin, Kramnik is a strong contender for 2nd as well.

    Baard
    Of course the Norwegian will point at Magnus the Monster. 🙂

    But the way he plays, he will probably win.
  4. Standard member ptobler
    Patzer
    12 Jan '10 11:33
    Magnus most likely to win. In his last 3 tournaments he has lost 0 games, and won plenty.
  5. 12 Jan '10 13:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ptobler
    Magnus most likely to win. In his last 3 tournaments he has lost 0 games, and won plenty.
    1.Kramnik 2.Shared place: Carlsen + Anand. Nakamura will be below 5. Ivanchuk will be somewhere between 2 and 14. 🙂
  6. 12 Jan '10 14:53 / 2 edits
    Anand will win.

    edit: forget the rest,I was being daft as usual 😛
  7. 12 Jan '10 14:58
    Originally posted by Ajuin
    Anand will win.

    I looked at the list of participants and noticed Adriaan De Groot is playing 😲
    Anand is great, but I'm not really sure he could perform at his highest when under heavy preparation for his WC match. I think the main competition will once again be between Kramnik and Carlsen, for them such high level tournaments are practice for the Candidates Tournament they will participate, and they both feel they have something to prove at the moment. For Kramnik, that is getting above that 2800 and show "he still has it", and for Carlsen that is simply protecting his number one spot.

    Maybe they will all prove me wrong.
  8. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    12 Jan '10 15:04
    magnus will win of course, but who's gonna be last? short or smeets? kramnik will probably make a comeback. I'll say 1. carlsen, 2. anand, 3. kramnik. predictable, yeah, but what can you do. these three have to fail for anyone else to fit in.

    naka might surprise, although he's yet to show solid performance against top level in classical. can't really believe he could win, but finishing in the top5 would be a leap forward for him. he has the skills, but doesn't seem to have the nerves.
  9. 12 Jan '10 18:22
    I really think Kramnik is going to win Corus this year, with Anand and Carlsen sharing second place.
  10. 12 Jan '10 18:49
    I think that Anand is due a good tournament win, so why not at Corus? A victory both for him and interesting chess I hope!
  11. 12 Jan '10 20:15
    I say Carlsen is a better contender than last year, but Karjakin probably won't win this year but I always root for the underdawg!
  12. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    12 Jan '10 20:20 / 1 edit
    Kramnik and Carlsen will tie. Kramnik will beat Carlsen, but lose to Nakamura. Anand will settle for third with no loses.
  13. 12 Jan '10 20:26 / 1 edit
    1 - Jan Smeets
    2 - Sergey Tiviakov
    3 - Loek van Wely

    Don't say I didn't warn you in advance

    The last places are a lot more difficult to predict, with all these giants sitting down behind the board; maybe Caruana, haven't seen much good chess from him, although he won last year's Corus B-group, right?
  14. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    12 Jan '10 20:33
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    1 - Jan Smeets
    2 - Sergey Tiviakov
    3 - Loek van Wely

    Don't say I didn't warn you in advance

    The last places are a lot more difficult to predict, with all these giants sitting down behind the board; maybe Caruana, haven't seen much good chess from him, although he won last year's Corus B-group, right?
    I think caruana has a much bigger chance to surprise than smeets. tiviakov is one of my black horses as well, but I don't really think he can make it past 4th or 5th place.

    in a perfect world nakamura would take 4th and tiviakov the 5th place. 🙂

    I have no faith for van wely, although he might well score a point against kramnik et al. and shuffle the deck a bit.
  15. Subscriber joesheppe
    Lesser Poobah
    13 Jan '10 19:17
    My guess is a big bunch at the top with the usual suspects, MC, VK & VA, but I also expect Nakamura to be close - certainly above Tviakov, Smeets, Caruana, and even Ivanchuk. Excepting his loss yesterday to Aronian, he's been terrorizing the WTC.

    Karjakin is the wild card He'll probably bust a few unexpected heads. Van Wely has to be the whipping boy. Short is improving, but the competition at the top is too much.

    Should be great!