Corus tournament, Wijk aan Zee, January 13th-29th

Viswanathan Anand Viswanathan Anand became the winner of the Corus tournament in Wijk aan Zee which took place January 13th-29th 2006. He shared the first place with Veselin Topalov but passed ahead by coefficients. We apologize to the World Champion for the wrong preliminary information about a tie-break between the winners.
Participants of A tournament: Topalov Veselin g BUL 2801, Anand Viswanathan g IND 2792, Aronian Levon g ARM 2752, Leko Peter g HUN 2740, Ivanchuk Vassily g UKR 2729, Gelfand Boris g ISR 2723, Bacrot Etienne g FRA 2717, Mamedyarov Shakhriyar g AZE 2709, Adams Michael g ENG 2707, Sokolov Ivan g NED 2689, Kamsky Gata g USA 2686, Tiviakov Sergei g NED 2669, Karjakin Sergey g UKR 2660, Van Wely Loek g NED 2647.
We have received a statement of Vladimir Kramnik from his manager Carsten Hensel:
"I would like to inform the chess community that due to health problems I shall not be able to participate in the Corus Chess Tournament 2006. A couple of years ago a form of arthritis was diagnosed. This disease causes painful inflammation in the joints. Unfortunately since that time, the symptoms have started to appear more often and with greater severity. A new recent crises makes it necessary to undertake serious clinical treatment. Solving the present problem within a few months will allow me to come back and enjoy competitive chess at the highest level. I want to stress clearly, that - as always - I am eager to continue and enhance my chess career. There are still many goals to achieve."
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has been included as Kramnik's replacement.
Round 1 :
van Wely - Sokolov 1/2
Mamedyarov - Bacrot 1/2
Tiviakov - Adams 1/2
Topalov - Kamsky 1-0
Gelfand - Leko 1/2
Karjakin - Anand 0-1
Aronian - Ivanchuk 0-1
      Round 2
Sokolov - Ivanchuk 0-1
Anand - Aronian 1/2
Leko - Karjakin 1/2
Kamsky - Gelfand 1-0
Adams - Topalov 1-0
Bacrot - Tiviakov 1-0
Van Wely - Mamedyarov 1/2
      Round 3
Mamedyarov - Sokolov 1/2
Tiviakov - van Wely 1/2
Topalov - Bacrot 1-0
Gelfand - Adams 1-0
Karjakin - Kamsky 1-0
Aronian - Leko 1/2
Ivanchuk - Anand 0-1
Round 4
Sokolov - Anand 1/2
Leko - Ivanchuk 1/2
Kamsky - Aronian 0-1
Adams - Karjakin 1/2
Bacrot - Gelfand 0-1
Van Wely - Topalov 0-1
Mamedyarov - Tiviakov 1/2
      Round 5
Tiviakov - Sokolov 1/2
Topalov - Mamedyarov 1/2
Gelfand - Van Wely 1/2
Karjakin - Bacrot 1-0
Aronian - Adams 1/2
Ivanchuk - Kamsky 1-0
Anand - Leko 1-0
      Round 6
Sokolov - Leko 1/2
Kamsky - Anand 1-0
Adams - Ivanchuk 1-0
Bacrot - Aronian 1/2
Van Wely - Karjakin 1/2
Mamedyarov - Gelfand 1/2
Tiviakov - Topalov 1/2
Round 7
Topalov - Sokolov 1-0
Gelfand - Tiviakov 1/2
Karjakin - Mamedyarov 1-0
Aronian - van Wely 0-1
Ivanchuk - Bacrot 1/2
Anand - Adams 1/2
Leko - Kamsky 1-0
      Round 8
Sokolov - Kamsky 1/2
Adams - Leko 1/2
Bacrot - Anand 0-1
Van Wely - Ivanchuk 1/2
Mamedyarov - Aronian 0-1
Tiviakov - Karjakin 1/2
Topalov - Gelfand 1/2
      Round 9
Gelfand - Sokolov 1-0
Karjakin - Topalov 0-1
Aronian - Tiviakov 1/2
Ivanchuk - Mamedyarov 1/2
Anand - van Wely 1-0
Leko - Bacrot 1/2
Kamsky - Adams 0-1
Round 10
Sokolov - Adams 1/2
Bacrot - Kamsky 1-0
Van Wely - Leko 1-0
Mamedyarov - Anand 1/2
Tiviakov - Ivanchuk 1/2
Topalov - Aronian 1-0
Gelfand - Karjakin 1/2
      Round 11
Karjakin - Sokolov 1-0
Aronian - Gelfand 1/2
Ivanchuk - Topalov 1/2
Anand - Tiviakov 1/2
Leko - Mamedyarov 1-0
Kamsky - van Wely 1-0
Adams - Bacrot 1/2
      Round 12
Sokolov - Bacrot 1/2
Van Wely - Adams 1/2
Mamedyarov - Kamsky 0-1
Tiviakov - Leko 1/2
Topalov - Anand 1/2
Gelfand - Ivanchuk 1/2
Karjakin - Aronian 1/2
Round 13
Aronian - Sokolov 1-0
Ivanchuk - Karjakin 1-0
Anand - Gelfand 1-0
Leko - Topalov 1/2
Kamsky - Tiviakov 0-1
Adams - Mamedyarov 1/2
Bacrot - van Wely 1/2
Final standings:
1 Anand - 9.0
2 Topalov - 9.0
2 Anand - 9.0
3 Adams - 7.5
4 Ivanchuk - 7.5
5 Gelfand - 7.0
6 Karjakin - 7.0
7 Tiviakov - 6.5
8 Aronian - 6.5
9 Leko - 6.5
10 Van Wely - 6.0
11 Bacrot - 5.5
12 Kamsky - 4.5
13 Mamedyarov - 4.0
14 Sokolov - 4.0
We give the online annotations to some interesting games by Saint-Petersburg GMs .
Today GM Sergey Ivanov annotates online the games of the 11th round.
GM Sergey Ionov annotated the games of the 8th round.
The round starts at 13-30 (+1 GMT) local time.
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Alexander Motylev Alexander Motylev (Russia) won the tournament B after tie-break vs Magnus Carlsen. Participants of B Tournament: Navara David g CZE 2660, Almasi Zoltan g HUN 2646, Motylev Alexander g RUS 2638, Vescovi Giovanni g BRA 2633, Beliavsky Alexander G g SLO 2626, Cheparinov Ivan g BUL 2625 , Carlsen Magnus g NOR 2625, Jobava Baadur g GEO 2614, Stellwagen Daniel g NED 2573, Nijboer Friso g NED 2571, Smeets Jan g NED 2550, L'Ami Erwin g NED 2550, Koneru Humpy g IND 2537, Lahno Kateryna m UKR 2500
Final standings:
1 Motylev - 9.0
2 Carlsen - 9.0
3 Almasi - 8.5
4 Jobava - 8.0
5 Navara - 7.5
6-8 Naiditsch, Cheparinov, L'Ami - 7.0
9 Beliavsky - 6.5
10-11 Vescovi, Koneru - 6.0
12 Smeets - 4.0
13 Stellwagen - 3.0
14 Lahno - 2.5
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