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Corus 2008 - Anand, Kramnik and Topalov in Wijk aan Zee

Chess news 2007/12/26, Minister
Update 2008-09: World Chess Championship Match Bonn 2008 - Anand vs. Kramnik - Watch Anand-Kramnik LIVE on ChessFish.com

Corus 2008 - Three Grandmasters' tournaments will take place in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands from 12th to 27th of January, 2008. This year (2008) starts the Chess "Grand Slam". Corus 2008 chess tournament will be the 1st tournament, part of the Chess Grand Slam.

In the "A" GM group we will see 3 world chess champions - Anand, Kramnik and Topalov. In the last year (2007), the winners was 3 players - Topalov, Radjabov and Aronian. Kramnik was 4th, Anand - 5th. Now Anand is the world chess champion and we expect more fight than usual.

Corus 2008 chess tournament - participants:
NameYear of birthRatingFIDE rank 10/2007
GM Viswanathan Anand196928011
GM Vassily Ivanchuk196927872
GM Vladimir Kramnik197527853
GM Veselin Topalov197527694
GM Peter Leko197927555
GM Shakhryar Mamedyarov198527527
GM Teymour Radjabov198727428
GM Levon Aronian198227419
GM Boris Gelfand1968273611
GM Michael Adams1971272913
GM Magnus Carlsen1990271417
GM Judit Polgar1976270820
GM Pavel Eljanov1983268130
GM Loek van Wely1972268032
Average rating: 2741
Category: 20

Official site: http://www.coruschess.com/

The Chess Grand Slam 2008: Corus Wijk aan Zee (The Nederlands, January 11-27th), Linares (Spain, February 15th March 9th), M-Tel Masters Sofia (Bulgaria, May 6-18th), Mexico City (June 21st July 6th)
The Final Masters' tournament - Bilbao (Spain, September 15-27th).
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