Home Page arrow Chess Life Online arrow 2009 arrow November arrow Karjakin and Caruana Wins in Corus Clutch Round
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.


November - Chess Life Online 2009

In Dallas, A Rocky Start, a “Rocky” FinishNewsflash: Results in for Thanksgiving TourneysFront Page News: University of Texas at Dallas Chess Team Travels to Cuba Three Lead American Open at Halfway Point Nakamura Tops Carlsen in BNbank Blitz in Norway Thanksgiving Tourneys Begin in Philly and LAAmericans in the World Cup: Kamsky OutAmericans in the World Cup: Akobian and Shabalov Out GM Josh Friedel on the World Cup: All the Way to Siberia for This? Sharks and Knights in US Chess League Championships! Morales and Samuelson Win Duncan Oxley New National Event: US Girls Junior OpenKamsky Advances; Akobian and Shabalov Head to TiebreaksIce Cream, Two Minute and Norm Hopefuls at the University of Texas at DallasWorld Cup Round 2, Game 1: Kamsky Wins, Onischuk FaltersShabalov and Akobian Advance in World Cup! Action and Upsets in IllinoisSilver for Tanuj and Samritha! Americans in the World Cup: Two Advance, Three Go To TiebreakNorm Hunting in Texas BeginsNational Youth Action in Full SwingUSA Scores 4.5/10 in World Cup Game 1 Two Rounds to Go in the World Youth! GM Josh Friedel on the World Cup: A Long Road to Siberia Tanuj, Jarod and Samritha Roll on Countdown to the World CupA Parent's Perspective on King's IslandBig US Scorers Increase Pressure at World Youth Video From the King's Island Open Tanuj, Sarah, Samritha and Jarod on 5/6 in Turkey Five Tie in Turkey BowlKnockouts, Knights, Sharks and Mechanics Advance in USCL Playoffs Alena and Tanuj Still Perfect at World YouthUps and Downs in Round Two of the World YouthUS World Youth Squad Scores 22/25 in Round 1 Big Opens Kick Off in Ohio and FloridaAbby Marshall Previews the World YouthOn the Way to TurkeyGM in Residence at the CCSCSL: Ben Finegold GM Ronen Har-Zvi Hosts Kick off Schenectady Simul 15 spots up for grabs at 2010 U.S. Chess ChampionshipUS Chess League Heads to PlayoffsGM Larry Kaufman's Final Word on the World Senior Texas and Belgrade Colleges Battle Kaufman on the World Senior's Final Stretch GM Robert Hess on Channel One 25 Player World Youth Squad SetLenderman Fifth in World Junior!All-American Battle Set for Round Eight of the World Senior GM Joel on Quality vs. Quantity in Your RepertoireThe November Check is in the Mail World Cup Round 1 PairingsBryan Smith Scores 14-3 in Allentown Halloween Simul Week 9 US Chess League RecapUS Chess Scoop #9- A Lesson with Lenderman