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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Chess Competitions - The Best Is Yet To Come

The Russian Chess Championship Superfinal ended on New Year's Eve with Sergei Rublevsky emerging the winner having gone the whole competition undefeated with 7.5/11 score.

The final positions as follows:

Sergei Rublevsky 7.5/11 (+4 -0 =7)
Alexander Morozevich 6.5/11 (+4 -2 =5)
Dmitry Jakovenko 6.5/11 (+3 -1 =7)
Peter Svidler 6/11 (+2 -1 =8)
Vadim Zvjaginsev 6/11 (+2 -1 =8)
Evgeny Bareev 6/11 (+4 -3 =4)
Vladimir Kramnik 5.5/11 (+2 -2 =7)
Alexander Motylev 5/11 (+2 -3 =6)
Alexander Khalifman 4.5/11 (+0 -2 =9)
Alexey Dreev 4.5/11 (+1 -3 =7)
Sergey Volkov 4/11 (+2 -5 =4)
Evgeny Tomashevsky 4/11 (+1 -4 =6)

The new year will start with a bang for the chess world as all eyes focus on the upcoming Corus Chess Tournament being held at Wijk an Zee, Netherlands from Jan 13-29.

Participants of this tournament will be (country and FIDE ratings included):

GM Viswanathan Anand IND 2788
GM Veselin Topalov BUL 2782
GM Peter Leko HUN 2751
GM Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2748
GM Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2739
GM Etienne Bacrot FRA 2725
GM Levon Aronian ARM 2724
GM Michael Adams ENG 2718
GM Boris Gelfand ISR 2717
GM Sergey Tiviakov NED 2700
GM Ivan Sokolov NED 2696
GM Gata Kamsky USA 2690
GM Sergey Karjakin UKR 2658
GM Loek van Wely NED 2648

It's the first time that champions Topalov and Kramnik are in the same competition since Topalov won the FIDE World Chess Championship in San Luis, Argentina.

More details can be found at http://www.coruschess.com/.

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