Monday, January 25, 2010
Nakamura, Round 7 Corus Chess , Press Conference
Alexei Shirov lost his first game in Wijk aan Zee today. He was beaten by Hikaru Nakamura, who is now just half a point behind the tournament leader. So is Magnus Carlsen, who right after the opening won a piece against Vassily Ivanchuk.
The Corus Chess Tournament takes place January 16-31 in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. Next to hundreds of amateurs, three Grandmaster Groups (A, B and C) with 14 players each play a closed round-robin. The rate of play is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, and 30 seconds increment