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Karjakin and Caruana Wins in Corus Clutch Round Print E-mail
February 2, 2009
GM Gata Kamsky in his final round game against Sergey Movsesian. Photo IM Jan Van de Mortel

After his loss to Gata Kamsky, Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine rebounded to take clear first in Corus Chess 2009. He won two in a row against Michael Adams and GM Lenier Dominguez, who was leading with him at the time.

With final round draws against Van Wely and Movsesian, American World Championship candidate Kamsky placed in the middle of the pack with 6.5/13. There are now exactly two weeks till his match with Topalov in Sofia, Bulgaria. (Check out details on schedule here.)

In the "B" section, Italian-American Fabiano Caruana earned 8.5/13, clear first and a ticket to the "A" group in 2010. In his final round game against co-leader at the time, he won over GM Nigel Short in a wild game. Short allowed Caruana to escape the perpetual with Qb5+? Instead 57...Qd3+ keeps the checks going forever.

Download a pgn of all Corus games so far here and check out the official website for more information, including reports by Aviv Friedman. Also see GM Ian Rogers in-depth report from Corus.