View Poll Results: Who will win? Tie for first decided by tiebreak for poll result

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  • Michael Adams

    0 0%
  • Viswanathan Anand

    3 25.00%
  • Levon Aronian

    1 8.33%
  • Magnus Carlsen

    1 8.33%
  • Pavel Eljanov

    0 0%
  • Boris Gelfand

    0 0%
  • Vassily Ivanchuk

    1 8.33%
  • Vladimir Kramnik

    1 8.33%
  • Peter Leko

    1 8.33%
  • Shakhryar Mamedyarov

    0 0%
  • Judit Polgar

    0 0%
  • Teimour Radjabov

    1 8.33%
  • Veselin Topalov

    3 25.00%
  • Loek van Wely

    0 0%
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Thread: 2008 Corus

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    2008 Corus

    The 70th Corus Chess Tournament is being held from January 11 to January 27 2008. The official website is www.CorusChess.com.

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    CC Grandmaster Garvinator's Avatar
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    I need a poll close adjustment time- For some reason it has come up as 15-10-2007.

    It should read: 10-01-2008

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    I'd have to say topalov...its pretty hard to go past a guy who has fritz on his side

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    Getting in early with the poll, Garv?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurotrash
    Getting in early with the poll, Garv?
    Just did not want Escribano in the poll this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    Just did not want Escribano in the poll this time
    such a talisman would have boded ill as an omen

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    Reminder that this event starts on the 11th January.

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    Code:
    Round 1 - 	Saturday the 12th
    
    V. Kramnik 	- 	L. van Wely	 
    T. Radjabov 	- 	A. Anand	 
    S. Mamedyarov 	- 	M. Carlsen	 
    P. Eljanov 	- 	P. Leko	 
    M. Adams 	- 	B. Gelfand	 
    L. Aronian 	- 	V. Topalov	 
    V. Ivanchuk 	- 	J. Polgar

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    Polls closed.. but i vote

    Peter Leko
    .. this Caketin is full of little spiders and watermelon seeds.....

    ..Chess is all about fear and psychology

    ..Chess is like an exam..... you havent studied for

    ..If you're good at Chess it means you are very intelligent and could potentialy do great things
    ..... but that you might have wasted that playing way too much chess

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    Odds from betfair:

    Vishwanathan Anand 1.76/1
    Vladimir Kramnik 3.5/1
    Veselin Topalov 3.7/1
    Vassily Ivanchuk 10
    Shakhryar Mamedyarov 12
    Levon Aronian 13
    Teymour Radjabov 13
    Peter Leko 15.5/1
    Magnus Carlsen 16.5/1
    Boris Gelfand 17
    Michael Adams 45
    Judit Polgar 79
    Pavel Eljanov 89
    Loek van Wely 119

    I reckon the difference in winning chance between Anand, Kramnik and Topalov is nothing like that large and Anand has been backed into irrationally short odds because he is world champion and has a good past record in this event.
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 12-01-2008 at 02:44 PM.

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    I missed the voting deadline, but I would have gone for El Topo. In his good day he can beat anyone! In his bad? that's another story Go Vesko!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Odds from betfair:

    Vishwanathan Anand 1.76/1
    Vladimir Kramnik 3.5/1
    Veselin Topalov 3.7/1
    Vassily Ivanchuk 10
    Shakhryar Mamedyarov 12
    Levon Aronian 13
    Teymour Radjabov 13
    Peter Leko 15.5/1
    Magnus Carlsen 16.5/1
    Boris Gelfand 17
    Michael Adams 45
    Judit Polgar 79
    Pavel Eljanov 89
    Loek van Wely 119
    At these odds, I'll take Aronian for $13 thanks.

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    Round 1 - Saturday the 12th

    V. Kramnik - L. van Wely ½-½
    T. Radjabov - V. Anand 1-0
    S. Mamedyarov - M. Carlsen 0-1
    P. Eljanov - P. Leko ½-½
    M. Adams - B. Gelfand ½-½
    L. Aronian - V. Topalov 1-0
    V. Ivanchuk - J. Polgar ½-½
    .. this Caketin is full of little spiders and watermelon seeds.....

    ..Chess is all about fear and psychology

    ..Chess is like an exam..... you havent studied for

    ..If you're good at Chess it means you are very intelligent and could potentialy do great things
    ..... but that you might have wasted that playing way too much chess

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    Mamedyarov appears to have resigned prematurely.

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    While Black is better, there is nothing to justify White's conclusion that he was losing a piece.

    This is Aronian-Topalov, a really feisty and messy game, about as much sense as I can make of it is that Black's 34...Bxe5 giving white a passed a-pawn was probably not a completely brilliant idea.

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    Mig has pointed out that Anand missed a draw against Radjabov:

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    Anand could have claimed a draw by writing 63...Ra7 [edit-corrected] on his scoresheet and declaring his intention to play said move to the arbiter. That would have been the same position as after B57 and B59.

    Instead he played 63...Ra8??
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 13-01-2008 at 04:44 PM.

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