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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Corus Group C Tournament

Fabiano Caruana10/13(+9 -2 =2)[games]
Dimitri Reinderman8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Parimarjan Negi8/13(+7 -4 =2)[games]
Pontus Carlsson7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Irina Krush7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
Arik Braun7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
John van der Wiel7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Friso Nijboer7/13(+6 -5 =2)[games]
Mark van der Werf6.5/13(+3 -3 =7)[games]
Li Shilong6/13(+4 -5 =4)[games]
Efstratios Grivas6/13(+4 -5 =4)[games]
Zhaoqin Peng4.5/13(+1 -5 =7)[games]
Anna Ushenina4.5/13(+4 -8 =1)[games]
Dennis Ruijgrok2/13(+0 -9 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Corus Group C (2008)

Played in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands 12-27 January 2008.

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Caruana 15 2598 * ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 10 2 Reinderman 35 2533 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 8 3 Negi 16 2526 0 ½ * 0 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 8 4 Carlsson 25 2501 0 0 1 * 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7½ 5 Krush 24 2473 1 ½ 0 1 * 1 1 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 7 6 Braun 19 2536 0 ½ 1 0 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 7 7 Van der Wiel 48 2490 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 7 8 Nijboer 42 2578 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 7 9 Van der Werf 39 2389 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 6½ 10 Li Shilong 30 2502 1 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 0 * 1 ½ 1 ½ 6 11 Grivas 41 2509 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 0 0 * 1 0 1 6 12 Zhaoqin Peng 39 2461 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * 0 1 4½ 13 Ushenina 22 2484 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 * 1 4½ 14 Ruijgrok 22 2329 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 * 2

Category: X (2494). Fabiano Caruana qualified for Corus Group B (2009).

Previous: Corus Group C (2007). Next: Corus Group C (2009). See also Corus Group A (2008), Corus Group B (2008) and Corus Honorary Group (2008)

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zhaoqin Peng vs Caruana 0-1652008Corus Group CD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. A Ushenina vs Van der Wiel 0-1382008Corus Group CE12 Queen's Indian
3. D Ruijgrok vs D Reinderman 0-1432008Corus Group CB40 Sicilian
4. Li Shilong vs I Krush 1-0422008Corus Group CE97 King's Indian
5. M van der Werf vs E Grivas  1-0502008Corus Group CE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
6. Nijboer vs A Braun 0-1392008Corus Group CC18 French, Winawer
7. Negi vs P Carlsson 0-1362008Corus Group CB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
8. P Carlsson vs Zhaoqin Peng ½-½112008Corus Group CB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
9. Caruana vs M van der Werf 1-0272008Corus Group CC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. E Grivas vs D Ruijgrok 1-0352008Corus Group CA10 English
11. Van der Wiel vs Nijboer 1-0392008Corus Group CC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. A Braun vs Negi 1-0312008Corus Group CA34 English, Symmetrical
13. I Krush vs D Reinderman ½-½412008Corus Group CE73 King's Indian
14. Li Shilong vs A Ushenina 1-0622008Corus Group CD85 Grunfeld
15. Zhaoqin Peng vs A Braun 0-1362008Corus Group CA57 Benko Gambit
16. D Ruijgrok vs Caruana  0-1502008Corus Group CB40 Sicilian
17. D Reinderman vs E Grivas ½-½512008Corus Group CA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
18. A Ushenina vs I Krush ½-½402008Corus Group CB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
19. Nijboer vs Li Shilong 1-0482008Corus Group CB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. M van der Werf vs P Carlsson  ½-½362008Corus Group CA30 English, Symmetrical
21. Negi vs Van der Wiel 1-0292008Corus Group CC16 French, Winawer
22. A Ushenina vs Nijboer  0-1632008Corus Group CB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. I Krush vs E Grivas 0-1702008Corus Group CA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
24. Li Shilong vs Negi 0-1482008Corus Group CD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. A Braun vs M van der Werf 1-0222008Corus Group CD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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Jan-25-08  pawnofdoom: So far:

Reinderman-Negi 1/2
Givas-Nijboer 1/2
Caruana-Ushenina 1-0
Braun-van der Weil 1/2

THree games left

Jan-25-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Drawgi weakens slightly.
Jan-25-08  VishyFan: Up next...

Round 12 - Saturday the 26th
F. Nijboer - F. Caruana
P. Negi - E. Grivas
Z. Peng - D. Reinderman

Round 13 - Sunday the 27th
D. Reinderman - M. van der Werf
F. Caruana - P. Negi
P. Carlsson - F. Nijboer

If Negi can win the Round 12 game, then the Round 13 game between Caruana & Negi would be a title decidng game...

Jan-26-08  VishyFan: Negi won and is 8/12 now...

It will be interesting to see what happens in Nijober - Caruana..

and it will be double interesting in the last round game of Caruana - Negi.., it will be a "winner takes it all" game....

Jan-26-08  VishyFan: Caruana won and is 9/12 now...
Negi won and is 8/12...
Nijober lost and is 7/12...

Reinderman's game is still in progress, but he is pawn down in a R+N end-game...

If Negi wins the last round game against Caruana, they will be tied for the number of points and number of wins and Negi might be declared the winner based on his win over Caruana and a berth in Corus 'B' in 2009...

Jan-26-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  weisyschwarz: Reinderman should have lost. It seems Peng failed to attack his R with her K, and so just allowed for a draw.
Jan-26-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Standings <before! <final round <13>>>: GM group C

1. Caruana 9
2. Negi 8
3. Reinderman 7½
4. Nijboer 7
5. Carlsson 6½
6. Li, van der Werf, Braun, van der Wiel, Krush 6
11. Grivas 5
12. Ushenina, Peng 4½
14. Ruijgrok 2

Jan-26-08  WhiteTanager: Does anyone know if Braun or Krush can get a GM norm?
Jan-27-08  VishyFan: Have the games started yet? They were supposed to have started 5 mins ago... (2 hours earlier than the previous days)

Group 'A' and Group 'B' games will start an hour later, that is 1 hour earlier than the previous days...

Jan-27-08  VishyFan: The games have started...

Caruana - Negi is a Ruy - strong point variation......., They have blitzed throuh 11 moves already...

There is so much on stake in this game that i am expecting this to be an exciting one......

Jan-27-08  VishyFan: Negi already on the move......
Jan-27-08  vlado23: is Caruana's 18. f3 a book move?
Jan-27-08  anandr: Negi is burning precious time. Caruana has spent only 3 min on this clock, and Negi already 38.


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wKg1,Qf1,Nd2,Bb3,c1,Ra1,e1,Pa2,b2,c3,d4,f3,g3,h2/bKg8,- Qh5,Nd5,Bd6,g4,Re8,f8,Pa6,b5,c6,f7,g7,h7

Jan-27-08  anandr: <vlado23: is Caruana's 18. f3 a book move?>

Yes, so far they seem to be following a game played by Motylev and Vajda. This game however does not seem to loaded in cg.

Jan-27-08  anandr: Ok, now they have deviated from the said earlier game. That game went:

18. Bh3
19. Qf2 Rxe1+
20. Qxe1 Nf6
21. Qf2 Re8
22. Nf1 Qg6

Jan-27-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  kasp: Caruana-Negi 1-0. Caruana the best,very very strong
Jan-27-08  pawnofdoom: Looks like this is the only section that doesn't plan to have almost all draws today. only 1 draw and 6 games have been completed!

Caruana beat Negi and Reinderman drew so he wins by 2 points!!

Jan-27-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Caruana and Negi played a pretty game today. Congratulations to Caruana!
Jan-27-08  kellmano: <whiteshark: Drawgi weakens slightly.> Not as bad as Drawnina.
Jan-27-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Morning: Does Corus have a promotion system similar to English football? In other words, having won Group C, will Caruana be invited to compete in Group B next year?
Jan-27-08  Open Defence: it would seem so <An Englishman> Pavel Eljanov was invited this year into Group A having won Group B last year, so I make an educated guess that this applies between the other Groups as well
Jan-27-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  weisyschwarz: So does Movsesian move into A, as well? Who would he replace?
Jan-28-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <<kellmano> Drawnina> I missed her badly. :D

Corus (Group C) (2008)

Jan-28-08  virginmind: congratulations caruana!
Jan-28-08  sapfy: Rating changes for the C group:

Caruana +15.5
Nijboer -10.8
Braun -2.9
Reinderman +7.7
Negi +9.1
Grivas -7.9
Li -6.7
Carlsson +8.5
van der Wiel +5.9
Ushenina -18.1
Krush +8.9
Peng -13.7
van der Werf +29.4
Ruijgrok -22.7

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