Monday, January 19, 2009

Round 2 Results

Round 2 of the Corus 2009 saw some interesting results . For e.g Ivanchuk after losing in the 1st round against the last seed - Jan Smeets , strike back by beating China no. 1 - Wang Yue in 25 move. Wang Yue has to resign after more or less - blundering a piece in the opening. He tried to create a desperate counterattack and almost manage to equalise however falter in the last minute. Below are the game.

Wang Yue (2739) - Ivanchuk,V (2779) [D30]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (2), 18.01.2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Bg5 dxc4 5.Qa4+ Nbd7 6.Nc3 a6 7.g3 b5 8.Nxb5 Rb8 9.Na7 Rb4 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Qa5 Bb7 12.Bh3 Qb8 13.Qh5 Ke7 14.d5 Qxa7 15.dxe6 fxe6 16.Bxe6! Kxe6 17.Qe8+ Be7 18.Qxh8 Nf8 19.Qg8+ Kd7 20.0–0–0 Ke8 21.Qg4 Qc5 22.a3 22...Rxb2! 23.Kxb2 Qxa3+ 24.Kb1 Qb3+ 25.Ka1 c3 0–1.

However his compatriot - Vice Women World Champion - Hou Yifan create an upset in group B by beating India no. 2 - Sasikiran !

Hou Yifan (2571) - Sasikiran,K (2711) [B17]
Corus B Wijk aan Zee NED (2), 18.01.2009

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Ng5 Ngf6 6.Bd3 e6 7.N1f3 Bd6 8.Qe2 h6 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.Qxe4 Qc7 11.0-0 b6 12.Qg4 Kf8 13.b3 Bb7 14.Bb2 Nf6 15.Qh4 Nd5 16.Ne5 g5 17.Qg4 Nf4 18.Rfe1 Rg8 19.Qf3 Rd8 20.Be4 f5 21.Bxc6 Bxe5 22.Bxb7 g4 23.Qc6 Qxc6 24.Bxc6 Bxd4 25.Rad1 Ne2+ 26.Rxe2 Bxf2+ 27.Kxf2 Rxd1 28.Rxe6 Rd2+ 29.Re2 Rxe2+ 30.Kxe2 Ke7 31.c4 Kd6 32.Bd5 Re8+ 33.Kf2 f4 34.Bg7 h5 35.Bf7 Rd8 36.Bxh5 Ke7 37.Bc3 Rg8 38.h3 gxh3 39.gxh3 Rg3 40.Bb4+ Kf6 41.Bg4 Ke5 42.Bc8 a5 43.Ba3 a4 44.Bb2+ Ke4 45.Bb7+ Kd3 46.Be5 axb3 47.axb3 Rxh3 48.Bxf4 Kd4 9.Bf3 Kc3 50.Bd5 Kd4 51.Bg3 b5 52.Kf3 bxc4 53.bxc4 Kc5 54.Kf4 Kb4 55.Be1+ Kc5 56.Bf2+ Kb4 57.Ke5 Rh5+ 58.Kd4 Ka5 59.Kc5 Rh6 60.Bg3 Ka6 61.Bd6 Rh8 62.Kc6 Rh7 63.c5 Ka7 64.Be6 Rg7 65.Bd7 Rg6 66.Kc7 Rh6 67.Kd8 Ka6 68.c6 1-0

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