Category Archives: van Wely

Corus 2008, Round 3 – All draws. Spectacular Anti-Moscow Semi Slav between Radjabov and van Wely

Best game of the round was Radjabov against Loek van Wely. A strong Radjabov improvement on Kramnik-Anand in the Anti-Moscow Gambit, but van Wely manages to turn the tables from a desperate looking position, and is on the verge of … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 2 – Aronian and Carlsen win, Ivanchuk surprises Topalov with a Modern Benoni

Aronian outplays Gelfand in a good game. Carlsen squeezes Eljanov. Ivanchuk holds Topalov in a Modern Benoni. Adams holds Leko in a long queen and pawns endgame. Radjabov holds Kramnik in a long endgame. Polgar has an uphill struggle to … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 1 – Carlsen, Radjabov and Aronian chalk up wins

Radjabov deposes World Champion Anand. Carlsen outwits Mamedyarov. Topalov loses his way and is ground down by Aronian. Gelfand’s position contains sufficient resources to defuse Adams’ initiative. Polgar plays a solid game to neutralise Ivanchuk’s initiative. Van Wely holds Kramnik. … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 13 – Tense final round as Aronian, Radjabov and Topalov tie for first

Radjabov and Topalov finish with a short, but exciting draw. Kramnik’s Pillsbury attack pays off handsomely as van Wely crumbles. Aronian’s deft touches registers a superb win over Tiviakov. Svidler’s suicidal play leads to a swift win for Karjakin. Carlsen … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 12 – Radjabov notches up another win in a Kings Indian

Radjabov catches up with Topalov in first place with another King’s Indian Defence. Van Wely notches up a tidy win against Svidler. Navara outplays Ponomariov. Kramnik holds Topalov in another tenaciously solid display of defence. Shirov holds off Aronian for … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 11 – Topalov blunders away a winning position

Topalov blunders away a winning position against Svidler. Carlsen wiggles out of van Wely’s grasp and earns a draw. Aronian’s piece play overcomes Karjakin’s resistance. Motylev fails to capitalise after Navara’s weak response to his piece sacrifice. Svidler – Topalov … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 10 – Anand defuses Karjakin’s queen sacrifice. Topalov wins

Karjakin repeats a Leko novelty, but Anand steers a course to a win. Topalov refutes a Carlsen piece sacrifice to win. Shirov makes no headway against Ponomariov. Aronian survives a lost position against van Wely. Karjakin – Anand In an … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 9 – Ponomariov blugeons Karjakin. Anand and Shirov win.

Anand plays Motylev’s three pawn sacrifice in the Poisoned Pawn Sicilian, and wins against van Wely. Ponomariov wastes no time bludgeoning through to Karjakin’s king. Shirov’s tactical power clocks up his first win in this tournament against Navara. Aronian comfortably … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 8 – Topalov crunches Anand, Shirov and Navara lose from strong positions

Topalov drives Anand’s novelty and position into the ground. Aronian’s unorthodox play and superb endgame skills depose Radjabov. Shirov disappoints against Tiviakov, extracting a draw from a winning position. Motylev throws caution to the wind, and Svidler wins the battle … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 7 – Topalov ties up Ponomariov, Anand fails to convert against Radjabov

Topalov forces the collapse of Ponomariov’s position. Anand fails to capitalise on his advantages against Radjabov. Svidler’s clever knight sacrifice ruins Carlsen’s hopes of a draw. Navara’s insipid play provokes van Wely into compromising his position, and Navara cleans up … Continue reading

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