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Corus Chess 2008

Wijk aan Zee

Corus Wijk aan Zee will be the first event of the Chess Grand Slam. As expected it will be one of the strongest tournaments in world’s history, having a category 20 and average rating of 2741 according to the October FIDE rating list. Among the players are all top 5, 8 of the top 10, 12 of the top 20. No matter how we say it, it will be an exciting event.

Participants for Corus Group A 2008

GM Viswanathan Anand 2801

GM Vassily Ivanchuk 2787

GM Vladimir Kramnik 2785

GM Veselin Topalov 2769

GM Peter Leko 2755

GM Shakhryar Mamedyarov 2752

GM Teymour Radjabov 2742

GM Levon Aronian 2741

GM Boris Gelfand 2736

GM Michael Adams 2729

GM Magnus Carlsen 2714

GM Judit Polgar 1976

GM Pavel Eljanov 2681

GM Loek van Wely 2680

Honorary four-event match at Corus 2008

Besides the main event the organizers include a special honorary four-event match with GM Viktor Kortchnoi, GM Lajos Portisch, GM Jan Timman, and GM Ljubomir Ljubojevic. It will be an interesting clash of experience, fame, and caffeine.

GM Viktor Kortchnoi 2611

GM Lajos Portisch 2530

GM Jan Timman 2559

GM Ljubomir Ljubojevic 2550

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