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08-01-2006, 01:23 AM
The Corus is starting next week!
It's the 1st big tournament for 2006.
Medmeyarov was called in to replace Kramnik - how exciting!

Who's gonna win?
Leko again? The newly crowned Topalov? or maybe Medmeyarov!?


There will be a lot of exciting fights in group B as well.

21-01-2006, 12:07 AM
Today is crazy..
The leader Anand was beaten by the man at the bottom of the table Kamsky.
In group B, Carlsen beat Naiditsch convincingly.
Adams who had beaten Topalov before beat Ivanchuk beautifully.
I just love the games today.

Don't forget how Medmeyarov defensed against Topa the day before!

25-01-2006, 04:20 PM
i was hoping karjakin, the prodigy to win this tournament. indeed i was hoping that he will be another fischer.

well, my hope was shattered, when i saw him being slaughtered by anand's great tactical skill.....

by the way, i'm betting on anand to win.

if not him, topalov will be the champion...

both of them are on different level from other players in this tournament.

27-01-2006, 04:31 AM
After looking at how Topa beat Aronian (twice rook sacrifice), I believe that he will win the tournament. His game with Anand soon might be the deciding game.

The comment on http://chessgame.com is really amusing though..

"If we're lucky, we'll get to see more Topalov magic. As we pointed out in our coverage of San Luis, Topalov has been playing a different game lately. It looks a lot like chess, but the rules are slightly different. In this new variant, Topachess (tm), the rooks are worth slightly less than knights, which are worth slightly less than bishops. On the Lasker scale this would mean a rook is worth around two and three-quarter pawns. At least it would in normal chess, but in Topachess (tm) the pawns aren't worth much either and should be sacrificed early and often. That is, unless you can first give up a rook or two for your opponent's bishops and knights, in which case your remaining pawns can be very handy as connected passers. Clear on the rules yet?"

28-01-2006, 12:31 AM
Carlsen lost to Moltylev.... :cry:
Motylev will lead Group B now
after Carlesn has lead for several days
2 more days to go and Carlsen will face Topa's 2nd, Cheparinov tomorrow. He will face Lahno on Sunday, which might be a good news when Motylev will face the not-so-bad-Almasi.

28-01-2006, 06:42 PM
topa vs vishy in 50 minutes from now....

Match of the Tournament...

29-01-2006, 02:33 AM
ugh... a boring draw..

Kamsky is the only one who won today
Now Kamsky has the equal win as Karjakin
and only Anand and Topa have more
I salute him for not playing to draw

And suddenly Almasi is leading group B after winning against Motylev who beat Carlsen yesterday
Tomorrow will be so exciting for both Group A and B
Never mind group C, Atalik is too far ahead

30-01-2006, 12:08 AM
Anand won!
Topa drew!
Motylev and Carlsen both won when Almasi lost!
How dramatic!!

Now both winners of group A and B are tied.