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Corus Chess Tournament 2008 - Aronian and Carlsen tie for top spot in Group A after Round 2

Armenian Levon Aronian and Norvegian Magnus Carlsen tie for top spot after the second round of Corus Chess Tournament 2008 in Wijk aan Zee, Holand. They both won their games in that round and collected full active. All other games in Group A were finished on a draw today.
Results and shedules (Groups A, B and C):

Corus Wijk aan Zee 2008 A-Group
Round 2 13th January 2008
Carlsen, Magnus - Eljanov, Pavel 1-0 Gruenfeld Defence
Gelfand, Boris - Aronian, Levon 0-1 Slav Defence
Kramnik, Vladimir - Radjabov, Teimour ˝-˝ King's Indian
Van Wely, Loek - Polgar, Judit ˝-˝ Nimzo Indian
Lékó, Peter - Adams, Michael ˝-˝ Ruy Lopez
Topalov, Veselin - Ivanchuk, Vassily ˝-˝ Benoni Defence
Anand, Viswanathan - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ˝-˝ Ruy Lopez
Corus Wijk aan Zee 2008 B-Group
Round 2 13th January 2008
Short, Nigel D - L'Ami, Erwin 1-0 Evans Gambit
Harikrishna, P - Hou Yifan1-0 French Defence
Krasenkow, Michal - Spoelman, Wouter 1-0 Queens Indian
Bacrot, Etienne - Stellwagen, Daniël ˝-˝ Sicilian Defence
Cheparinov, Ivan - Movsesian, Sergei ˝-˝ Slav Defence
Sargissian, Gabriel - Smeets, Jan ˝-˝ Slav Defence
Koneru, Humpy - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ˝-˝ Dutch
Corus Wijk aan Zee 2008 C-Group
Round 2 13th January 2008
Caruana, Fabiano - Van der Werf, Mark 1-0 Ruy Lopez
Li Shilong - Ushenina, Anna 1-0 Gruenfeld Defence
Braun, Arik - Negi, Parimarjan 1-0 English Opening
Van der Wiel, John - Nijboer, Friso 1-0 Ruy Lopez
Grivas, Efstratios - Ruijgrok, Dennis 1-0 Dutch
Carlsson, Pontus - Peng Zhaoqin˝-˝ Sicilian Paulsen
Krush, Irina - Reinderman, Dimitri ˝-˝ King's Indian

Corus A Wijk aan Zee (NED), 12-27 i 2008 cat. XX (2742)
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1. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2739* . . . . . . . . 1. 1. . 2
2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2733. * . . . . . . . . 1. . 12
3. Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2735. . * ˝ . . . . . . . . 1. 2992
4. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2799. . ˝ * . ˝ . . . . . . . . 12708
5. Polgar, Judit g HUN 2707. . . . * ˝ ˝ . . . . . . . 12716
6. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2681. . . ˝ ˝ * . . . . . . . . 12753
7. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2751. . . . ˝ . * . . ˝ . . . . 12743
8. Adams, Michael g ENG 2726. . . . . . . * ˝ . . ˝ . . 12745
9. Lékó, Peter g HUN 2753. . . . . . . ˝ * . ˝ . . . 12709
10. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 27800. . . . . ˝ . . * . . . . ˝ 2552
11. Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2692. 0. . . . . . ˝ . * . . . ˝ 2550
12. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 27370. . . . . . ˝ . . . * . . ˝ 2539
13. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2799. . 0. . . . . . . . . * ˝ ˝ 2554
14. Mamedyarov,Shakhriyar g AZE 2760. 0. . . . . . . . . . ˝ * ˝ 2573
Corus B Wijk aan Zee (NED), 12-27 i 2008 cat. XV (2618)
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1. Stellwagen, Daniël g NED 2625* . . ˝ . . . . . 1. . . . 2861
2. Short, Nigel D g ENG 2645. * . . ˝ . . . . . 1. . . 2815
3. Smeets, Jan g NED 2573. . * . . . . ˝ . . . 1. . 2837
4. Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2700˝ . . * . . . . . . . . 1. 2769
5. Harikrishna, P g IND 2664. ˝ . . * . . . . . . . 1. 2779
6. Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2713. . . . . * ˝ . . . . . . 12743
7. Movsesian, Sergei g SVK 2677. . . . . ˝ * ˝ . . . . . . 12694
8. Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2676. . ˝ . . . ˝ * . . . . . . 12625
9. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2600. . . . . . . . * . ˝ ˝ . . 12596
10. Krasenkow, Michal g POL 26360. . . . . . . . * . . . 112524
11. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2581. 0. . . . . . ˝ . * . . . ˝ 2429
12. Koneru, Humpy g IND 2612. . 0. . . . . ˝ . . * . . ˝ 2393
13. Hou Yifan wg CHN 2527. . . 00. . . . . . . * . 0
14. Spoelman, Wouter m NED 2424. . . . . 0. . . 0. . . * 0
Corus C Wijk aan Zee (NED), 12-27 i 2008 cat. X (2494)
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1. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2598* . . . . . 1. 1. . . . . 2
2. Li Shilong g CHN 2502. * . . . . . . . 11. . . 2
3. Braun, Arik m GER 2536. . * . . . . . . . . 11. 2
4. Van der Wiel, John g NED 2490. . . * . . . . . . 11. . 2
5. Carlsson, Pontus m SWE 2501. . . . * . . . ˝ . . . 1. 2686
6. Reinderman, Dimitri g NED 2533. . . . . * . . . ˝ . . . 12594
7. Van der Werf, Mark m NED 23890. . . . . * 1. . . . . . 12553
8. Grivas, Efstratios g GRE 2509. . . . . . 0* . . . . . 112359
9. Peng Zhaoqin g NED 24610. . . ˝ . . . * . . . . . ˝ 2356
10. Krush, Irina m USA 2473. 0. . . ˝ . . . * . . . . ˝ 2324
11. Ushenina, Anna m UKR 2484. 0. 0. . . . . . * . . . 0
12. Nijboer, Friso g NED 2578. . 00. . . . . . . * . . 0
13. Negi, Parimarjan g IND 2526. . 0. 0. . . . . . . * . 0
14. Ruijgrok, Dennis NED 2329. . . . . 0. 0. . . . . * 0

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