Carlsen takes clear first after drawing in the final round. Kramnik and Shirov =2-3, Anand and Nakamura =4-5.
January 2010 Archives
Kramnik beats Carlsen and then takes over the lead when Anand beats Shirov. Round 11: Shirov-Kramnik, Carlsen-Dominguez, Ivanchuk-Karjakin, Nakamura-Leko, Short-Caruana, Smeets-Anand, van Wely-Tiviakov.
Corus changes time control this year to have increment from move one thanks to stupidly written FIDE rules.
Kasparov article on computers, chess, and artificial intelligence in the New York Review of Books.
Kramnik beats Nakamura to move into equal second with Carlsen on +3. Shirov still leads after draw with Carlsen. Round 9 (Tuesday): Ivanchuk-Shirov, Carlsen-Kramnik, Nakamura-Karjakin, Tiviakov-Anand, Smeets-Caruana, van Wely-Leko, Short-Dominguez.
Nakamura beats Shirov and Carlsen beat Ivanchuk to tighten the crosstable at the top. Round 8: Kramnik-Nakamura, Shirov-Carlsen, Anand-Ivanchuk, Karjakin-Short, Dominguez-van Wely, Leko-Smeets, Caruana-Tiviakov.
Shirov wins AGAIN to move to 5/5. Kramnik gets first win. Great battle in Nakamura-Carlsen. Round 6: Anand-Carlsen, Shirov-Short, Ivanchuk-Nakamura, Kramnik-van Wely, Karjakin-Smeets, Dominguez-Tiviakov, Leko-Caruana.
Shirov wins again to move to 4/4. Ivanchuk wins to join Nakamura and Carlsen at +2. Rest day Wednesday. Round 5 (Thursday): Nakamura-Carlsen, Leko-Anand, Caruana-Dominguez, Tiviakov-Karjakin, Smeets-Kramnik, van Wely-Shirov, Short-Ivanchuk.
Shirov wins again to keep clear lead on 3/3. Nakamura and Carlsen win and are on 2.5. Round 4: Anand-Nakamura, Carlsen-Short, Ivanchuk-van Wely, Shirov-Smeets, Kramnik-Tiviakov, Karjakin-Caruana, Dominguez-Leko.
Shirov wins again to take early lead. Wins for Nakamura and Carlsen. Round 3: Dominguez-Anand, Leko-Karjakin, Caruana-Kramnik, Tiviakov-Shirov, Smeets-Ivanchuk, van Wely-Carlsen, Short-Nakamura
Corus begins Saturday at 1330 local, 7:30am ET. I'll be on ICC Chess.FM starting round 2. Anand, Carlsen, Kramnik, Ivanchuk, Leko, Shirov, Karjakin, Dominguez, Nakamura, Short, Caruana, Tiviakov, Smeets, van Wely.
Russian wins team gold. US silver, India bronze. Gold individual medals for Nakamura and Onischuk on boards one and two.
Odd banner ad for insurance with two chessplayers also using laptops.
More on rounds 4 and 5 here later, but just had to get an item up to rave about Hikaru Nakamura's tactical fiesta against world #6 Boris Gelfand in today's fifth round of the World Team Championship in Turkey. The...
Six of the ten teams are tied for the lead with every team already tasting defeat. Azerbaijan-Russia in today's 4th round.
A look back at the top tournaments of 2009 and their winners. Will anyone dominate in 2010?
Ten top teams tackle in Turkey. Nakamura, Morozevich, Aronian, Gashimov, Gelfand...
Continuing the look back on 2009 with a look at Magnus Carlsen's ascent to the #1 spot.
2009 highlights review, starting backwards with the Russian championship.