Monday, January 25, 2010

January 2010 Archive

72nd Corus Chess tournament A

Carlsen emerged champion with 8.5 points, Kramnik and Shirov tied for second place with eight points each while Anand logged 7.5 poinnts to finish fourth.


72nd Corus Chess tournament B

The 15-year-old Giri finished with nine points in the strong 'B' group after settling for a draw with India's Parimarjan Negi in the final round.

The Indian duo of Parimarjan and P Harikrishna were joint sixth on a fifty per cent score. In his final round, Harikrishna played out a draw with Tomi Nyback of Finland


72nd Corus Chess tournament C

Chinese Li Chao won the 'C' group with 10 points out of a possible 13 and will get invitation to the next year's 'B' group.

Former world junior champion, Abhijeet Gupta rose to the occasion to beat Ray Robson of United States to finish clear second with 8.5 points in the 'C' group of the tournament. 


8th Parsvnath Open Chess Tournament

Ehsan Ghaem Maghami topped a three-way tie to emerge as the champion in the 8th Parsvnath International Open chess tournament. Maghami, along with Russia’s Dmitry Kryakvin and Kazakhstan’s Pavel Kotsur finished at nine points in the 11-round competition.

From India’s point of view, International Master Deep Sengupta was the best finisher at the sixth spot with 8.5 points.


19th North American Open

The North American Open, one of the Continental Chess Association's largest annual
tournaments had 99-player Open section, featuring nine grandmasters, ended in a five-way tie at 5.5/7 among GMs Varuzhan Akobian, Josh Friedel, Victor Mikhalevski (Israel), Alexander Shabalov and Alex Yermolinsky. On tiebreak, Akobian,drew three of his rivals, received the first prize.

Indian GM Kidambi finished sixth with 5.0/7 points and upcoming player R Siddharth finished 14th with 4.5/7


93rd Edward Lasker Memorial and Marshall Chess Championship
Lenderman wins Marshall Chess Championship with 7.5/9 points. India's Magesh Chandran finished third with(6.0/9)and R Siddharth finished 23rd with 5 points



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