Shirov Still Perfect in Corus; Nakamura Holds Anand
January 19, 2010
World Champion vs. US Champion,
Photo IM Jan Van de Mortel
Today at the Corus Chess 2010 super-tournament, Hikaru Nakamura held World Champion Vishy Anand in the Dutch. After the game Anand said, "We all know Hikaru is an original player. It had been ages since I had a Dutch; usually it's Slav, Slav, Slav." Tomorrow is the big Nakamura-Carlsen face-off. After his third round win, Nakamura said in a press conference, "This is my time to shine and if I keep playing like I am, I can beat anyone."


Nakamura and Anand in a post-mordem,
Photo IM Jan Van de Mortel

Meanwhile GM Alexei Shirov won again against GM Jan Smeets for a perfect 4-0.


US Junior Champion GM Ray Robson is also shining in Corus "C", with 3.5/4.

Ray Robson analyzes with his fourth round opponent,
Photo IM Jan Van de Mortel

Wednesday, January 20, is a free day at Corus. Tune back in on Thursday January 21 for the big Nakamura-Carlsen match-up!

Follow the action on the official website, the Internet Chess Club (Games begin at 7:30 AM EST), chessdom, chessbase, chessvibes and look for reportage from GM Ian Rogers on CLO. Also see Svidler on Nakamura: An ICC Treat.