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Bill Gletsos
17-01-2006, 12:51 PM
Interestlingly for such a strong event after 3 rounds, 11 of the 21 games have been decisive.

Anand is leading on 2.5 after defeating sole leader Ivanchuck with Black in round 3. Topalov and Ivanchcuk are equal second on 2, Topalov having lost to Adams in round 2..

The clash between Topalov and Anand occurs in round 12 with Topalov having White.

Jaaaman
18-01-2006, 12:30 AM
Interestlingly for such a strong event after 3 rounds, 11 of the 21 games have been decisive.

Anand is leading on 2.5 after defeating sole leader Ivanchuck with Black in round 3. Topalov and Ivanchcuk are equal second on 2, Topalov having lost to Adams in round 2..

The clash between Topalov and Anand occurs in round 12 with Topalov having White.
Yes, it has been a very interesting event. I am looking forward to round 4! :)

Bill Gletsos
21-01-2006, 02:00 PM
Gata Kamsky who so far has had a shocker at Corus with only 1 out of 5 scored his second win when he knocked over the leader Anand in Round 6.
This was kamsky's second in a row against Anand. His previous win was at Dos Hermanas on 1st June 1996.

Anand has now been joined in the lead by FIDE World Champion Topalov who both have 4 points.

Young Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader in thje Granmaster B tournament on 5 points, 1 point ahead of the field after defeating equal leader Naiditsch with black in Round 6.

Carlsen so far has a performance rating of 2874 which is even higher than players in the Grandmaster A section.

Kevin Bonham
21-01-2006, 07:30 PM
Gata Kamsky who so far has had a shocker at Corus with only 1 out of 5 scored his second win when he knocked over the leader Anand in Round 6.
This was kamsky's second in a row against Anand. His previous win was at Dos Hermanas on 1st June 1996.

No-one's exactly rushing out to dominate this one. After six rounds everyone has lost at least one game except Mamedyarov who has six draws!

Carlssen's win over Naiditsch was a very cheap swindle in a lost position. Amazing, it even happens at that level. Naiditsch missed a4 allowing the rook to come to a3 and protect f3 on moves 30, 31 and 32.

Bill Gletsos
21-01-2006, 07:34 PM
No-one's exactly rushing out to dominate this one. After six rounds everyone has lost at least one game except Mamedyarov who has six draws!

Carlssen's win over Naiditsch was a very cheap swindle in a lost position. Amazing, it even happens at that level.Yes and apparently the clock wasnt an issue.

Kevin Bonham
21-01-2006, 07:36 PM
Yes and apparently the clock wasnt an issue.

TWIC says he had twenty minutes. There is hope for us all ... or maybe there is no hope for any of us, or something like that.

Bill Gletsos
22-01-2006, 11:12 AM
Topalov is now the sole leader on 5/7 ahead of Anand and Karjakin on 4.5.

Carlsen won again to maintain his 1 point lead in the Grandmaster B group.

pballard
23-01-2006, 11:58 AM
Good as Carlsen has been, that other 15 year old prodigy, Sergei Karjakin, has been even more impressive IMHO. He's sitting 3rd in the main tournament, with white against Topalov next... should be interesting.

I don't think he can beat Topalov yet. But long term... I'm tipping Karjakin as a future world champion (after all, his surname does begin with "K"). Too bad that the ridiculous FIDE lottery, I mean tournament, denied him a place in the next FIDE world championship.

pax
23-01-2006, 01:27 PM
Good as Carlsen has been, that other 15 year old prodigy, Sergei Karjakin, has been even more impressive IMHO. He's sitting 3rd in the main tournament, with white against Topalov next... should be interesting.


I think Karjakin recently turned 16. But yes, he has put in a quietly very strong performance. Lets not forget the way he dominated the B division last year. It looks like Carlsen may do the same this year (although he faded at the end last year and will have to be wary of a similar fate).

No doubt there will be a keen rivalry between Carlsen and Karjakin in years to come.

Speaking of chess 'wunderkinds', does anyone know why Nakamura doesn't seem to play any of the big round-robin events (he played Corus B a couple of years ago, but that's about it). He is very talented and surely must get heaps of invitations, yet he spends most of his time playing huge Opens and steering clear of elite events.

Bill Gletsos
26-01-2006, 04:44 PM
Having beaten World Cup winner Aronian in round 10 in a very nice game Topalov now leads on 7.5. Anand is second on 7.

Magnus Carlsen still leads the Grandmaster B group by half a point.

jase
26-01-2006, 04:51 PM
Speaking of chess 'wunderkinds', does anyone know why Nakamura doesn't seem to play any of the big round-robin events (he played Corus B a couple of years ago, but that's about it). He is very talented and surely must get heaps of invitations, yet he spends most of his time playing huge Opens and steering clear of elite events.

I think he spends most of his time on ICC :lol:
Man, you should see this guy play bullet - his ability to see tactics in tenths of a second is phenomenal. His handle on ICC in smallville

Bill Gletsos
26-01-2006, 04:59 PM
I think he spends most of his time on ICC :lol:
Man, you should see this guy play bullet - his ability to see tactics in tenths of a second is phenomenal. His handle on ICC in smallvilleI wonder if that is because he is a fan of the show, or he thinks of himself as Superman because he is faster than a speeding bullet.

Bill Gletsos
28-01-2006, 05:01 PM
Topalov remains in the lead after 11 of 13 rounds with 8 points with Anand second on 7.5.
They play tonight with topalov having the White pieces.

Motylev defeated Carlsen in the Grandmaster B group to take the lead on 8 with Carlsen and Almasi second on 7.5.

Bill Gletsos
29-01-2006, 12:15 AM
Topalov draws with Anand in 23 moves to remain half a point clear with one round to play.
In the final round Leko plays Toplaov and Anand plays Gelfand.

Bill Gletsos
30-01-2006, 02:36 PM
Leko draws with Topalov and Anand beats Gelfand so Topalov and Anand share first place with 9/13.

Carlsen ties with Motylev for first in the Grandmaster B section.
Both Carlsen and Motylev wil be invited to play in the top section next year.