Corus Schedule Set
By CLO   
January 15, 2010
Nakamura, on his way to a gold medal at the World Team Championships Photo Tony Rich of CCSCSL
The schedule is set for the super-tournament Corus Chess 2010 (Wijk Aan Zee, January 16-31). US Champion and World team gold medallist GM Hikaru Nakamura drew six whites/seven blacks. Nakamura will face Anand in round 4, Carlsen in round 5, Kramnik in round 8. Nakamura actually plays the two lowest rated players in the first two rounds, but in a tournament as strong as Corus "A", that means he faces Smeets (2657) and GM Loek Van Wely (2641), both from the Netherlands. Italian American GM Fabiano Caruana is also playing in this year's "A" group. See the full list of participants and schedule on the official website. Also check out the schedule for the "B" section which features American GM Varuzhan Akobian and the "C" section, which includes GM Ray Robson.

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