Chess tournament Corus
The chess tournament Corus takes place every years, usually in January, in the small town of Wijk aan Zee with the Netherlands. It was called Hoogovens tournament before the group sponsored Corus it as from 2000. From 1938 to 1967, it took place with Beverwijk.
Although the principal tournament, known as tournament “has”, is reserved to the players of the world elite, Corus also accommodates players of less level in the tournaments “B” and “C”.
The participation in the tournaments is on invitation, the winner of the tournament B being traditionally invited tournament At the following year. The current formula of the 3 tournaments is it simple-round, each one meeting once the 13 other players.
Since 1938, the list of the winners contains prestigious names: max Euwe, Bent Larsen, Tigran Petrosian, Paul Keres, Efim To freeze, Lajos Portisch, Boris Spassky, Mikhail Botvinnik, Mikhail Tal, Viktor Kortchnoï, Anatoly Karpov, Vladimir Kramnik, Garry Kasparov and Viswanathan Anand. In fact, world champions since the Second world war, only miss Vassily Smyslov and Bobby Fischer.
Winners of the tournament has since 1996:
- 1996: Vasily Ivanchuk
- 1997 : Valery Salov
- 1998 : Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand
- 1999: Garry Kasparov
- 2000 : Garry Kasparov
- 2001 : Garry Kasparov
- 2002 : Evgeny Bareev
- 2003 : Viswanathan Anand
- 2004 : Viswanathan Anand
- 2005 : Peter Lékó
- 2006: Veselin Topalov and Viswanathan Anand
- 2007: Levon Aronian, Veselin Topalov and Teimour Radjabov
Big events of the last editionsThe year 1999 is remarkable thanks to a famous victory of Kasparov against Topalov, masterpiece considered as one of the most beautiful parts of all times.
In 2000, Garry Kasparov gained the tournament with 1,5 in advance point.
In 2001,9 of the 10 best world players took part.
In 2003, Anand gained with 8,5/13, in front of Judit Polgár, the best world player.
In 2004, Viswanathan Anand, with 8,5/13, also finishes first, in front of Peter Lékó and Michael Adams with 8/13. The same year also saw the young Norwegian wonder Magnus Carlsen (born on November 30th, 1990) gaining the tournament C.
In 2007, Veselin Topalov carries out the master key of two by gaining the tournament once again, with equality with Levon Aronian and Teimour Radjabov, which, at 19 years, becomes the youngest winner of the history of the tournament.
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- List of gaining preceding the
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