Greengard's ChessNinja.com

January 2009 Archives

Corus 09 r12: Traffic Jam Crosstable

| Permalink | 33 comments
Six players tied for first after Carlsen and Karjakin win to join the leaders. Final round 13: Kamsky-Movsesian, Adams-van Wely, Dominguez-Karjakin, Morozevich-Ivanchuk, Smeets-Aronian, Wang-Carlsen, Radjabov-Stellwagen.
Dominguez knocks Aronian down into a 4-way tie for first with two rounds to play. Round 12: Movsesian-Radjabov, Stellwagen-Wang Yue, Carlsen-Smeets, Aronian-Morozevich, Ivanchuk-Dominguez, Karjakin-Adams, van Wely-Kamsky

Corus 09 r10: Aronian Leads Alone

| Permalink | 104 comments
Aronian and Carlsen win, controversial finish in Radjabov-Smeets. Round 11: van Wely-Movsesian, Kamsky-Karjakin, Adams-Ivanchuk, Dominguez-Aronian, Morozevich-Carlsen, Smeets-Stellwagen, Wang Yue-Radjabov.

Corus 09 r9: Everybody Leads, Again

| Permalink | 1 comment
Karjakin beats Movsesian to share the lead with Dominguez and Aronian. Round 10: Movsesian-Wang Yue, Radjabov-Smeets, Stellwagen-Morozevich, Carlsen-Dominguez, Aronian-Adams, Ivanchuk-Kamsky, Karjakin-van Wely.
Ivanchuk beats Karjakin, leaving Movsesian in clear first on +2. Round 9: Karjakin-Movsesian, van Wely-Ivanchuk, Kamsky-Aronian, Adams-Carlsen, Dominguez-Stellwagen, Morozevich-Radjabov, Smeets-Wang Yue.
Movsesian joins the lead after beating Ivanchuk. Round 8: Movsesian-Smeets, Wang Yue-Morozevich, Radjabov-Dominguez, Stellwagen-Adams, Carlsen-Kamsky, Aronian-van Wely, Ivanchuk-Karjakin.

Corus 09 r5-6: Karjakin Leads

| Permalink | 19 comments
Karjakin still has clear first on +2 after a narrow escape against Carlsen. Round 7: Ivanchuk-Movsesian, Karjakin-Aronian, van Wely-Carlsen, Kamsky-Stellwagen, Adams -Radjabov, Dominguez-Wang, Morozevich-Smeets.

FIDE Nixes Ivanchuk Drug Testing Penalty

| Permalink | 25 comments
FIDE says no punishment necessary in Ivanchuk drug testing case from the Dresden Olympiad.

Corus 09 r3-4: Everybody Leads

| Permalink | 106 comments
Five leaders after 7/7 draws in round four. Thursday's round five: Aronian-Movsesian, Ivanchuk-Carlsen, Karjakin-Stellwagen, van Wely-Radjabov, Kamsky-Wang Yue, Adams-Smeets, Dominguez-Morozevich.
Morozevich and Ivanchuk win to move back to even. Movsesian beats Adams for a share of the lead with Karjakin and Smeets. Round 3: Carlsen-Movsesian, Aronian-Stellwagen, Ivanchuk-Radjabov, Karjakin-Wang Yue, van Wely-Smeets, Kamsky-Morozevich, Adams-Dominguez

Corus 09 r1: Top Seeds Planted

| Permalink | 12 comments
Ivanchuk flags against Smeets, Morozevich melts down against Karjakin. Round 2: Movsesian-Adams, Dominguez-Kamsky, Morozevich-van Wely, Smeets-Karjakin, Wang Yue-Ivanchuk, Radjabov-Aronian, Stellwagen-Carlsen.

Corus 2009: Who Are the Favorites?

| Permalink | 7 comments
Begins Sat. the 17th at 7:30am. I'll be live on ICC Chess.FM with Peter Svidler for round 1. Pairings: Carlsen-Radjabov, Stellwagen-Movsesian, Aronian-Wang Yue, Ivanchuk-Smeets, Karjakin-Morozevich, van Wely-Dominguez, Kamsky-Adams.

A Good Chess Set in DC?

| Permalink | 27 comments
Looking for good set and board in DC asap!
A chess shop on Flatbush Avenue; Shirov on Kramnik and the candidates proposals; chess instruction in Israel; Svidler with me on ICC Chess.FM for round 1 of Corus Jan. 17.

Adios 2008, Hello 2009: Part 2

| Permalink | 63 comments
Poll topic: most notable chess event of 2008.
Kramnik interview on the world championship cycle, fatherhood, childbirth.
Ivanchuk beats Leko in a six-game match. Svidler beats Carlsen in the Aker rapid final. Nakamura third.
Rapid event with Carlsen, Svidler, Nakamura, and underdog Norwegian GM Lie. Starts today, live games.

Twitter Updates

    Follow me on Twitter



    About this Archive

    This page is an archive of entries from January 2009 listed from newest to oldest.

    December 2008 is the previous archive.

    February 2009 is the next archive.

    Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.