Evgeny Bareev won Corus!

The Corus Chess Tournament 2002 took place, from 11-27 January 2002, in Wijk aan Zee. The tournament venue was the De Moriaan Community Centre (Dorpsduinen 4, 1949 EG Wijk aan Zee). Commentators on the games in Grand Master groups A and B were based in the marquee next to the De Moriaan Centre. The reception telephone number is 0251 374541 or 0251 494910.

Final Standings

1. Bareev 9, 2. Grischuk 8.5, 3. Adams 8, 4. Morozevich 8, 5. Khalifman 7.5, 6. Leko 7, 7. Dreev 6, 8. Gelfand 6, 9. Lautier 6, 10. Piket 6, 11. Timman 6, 12. Gurevich 5.5, 13. Kasimdzhanov 4.5, 14. Wely 3

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Round 1 - 12/1/2002

Gurevich - Morozevich
-
Leko - Van Wely
1-0
Timman - Piket
-
Bareev - Adams
-
Grischuk - Kasimdzhanov
1-0
Gelfand - Lautier
1-0
Dreev - Khalifman
-

Round 2 - 13/1/2002

Morozevich - Khalifman
-
Lautier - Dreev
-
Kasimdzhanov - Gelfand
-
Adams - Grischuk
1-0
Piket - Bareev
-
Van Wely - Timman
0-1
Gurevich - Leko
-

Round 3 - 15/1/2002

Leko - Morozevich -
Timman - Gurevich -
Bareev - Wely 1-0
Grischuk - Piket 1-0
Gelfand - Adams 0-1
Dreev - Kasimdzhanov 0-1
Khalifman - Lautier -

Round 4 - 16/1/2002

Morozevich - Lautier 1-0
Kasimdzhanov - Khalifman 0-1
Adams - Dreev -
Piket - Gelfand 1-0
Wely - Grischuk 0-1,
Gurevich - Bareev -
Leko - Timman -

Round 5 - 17/1/2002

Timman - Morozevich -
Bareev - Leko 1-0
Grischuk - Gurevich -
Gelfand - Wely -
Dreev - Piket 1-0
Khalifman - Adams -
Lautier - Kasimdzhanov 1-0
Round 6 - 19/1/2002

Morozevich - Kasimdzhanov 1-0
Adams - Lautier -
Piket - Khalifman -
Wely - Dreev -
Gurevich - Gelfand 0-1
Leko - Grischuk 1-0
Timman - Bareev 0-1

Round 7
- 20/1/2002

Bareev - Morozevich -
Grischuk - Timman 1-0
Gelfand - Leko -
Dreev - Gurevich -
Khalifman - Wely 1-0
Lautier - Piket -
Kasimdzhanov - Adams - 

Round 8
- 21/1/2002

Morozevich - Adams -
Piket - Kasimdzhanov -
Wely - Lautier -
Gurevich - Khalifman -
Leko - Dreev -
Timman - Gelfand 1-0
Bareev - Grischuk -

Round 9 - 22/1/2002

Grischuk - Morozevich 1-0
Gelfand - Bareev -
Dreev - Timman -
Khalifman - Leko -
Lautier - Gurevich -
Kasimdzhanov - Wely 1-0
Adams - Piket - 

 

Round 10 - 24/1/2002

Bareev - Dreev 1-0
Morozevich - Piket 1-0
Wely - Adams -
Gurevich - Kasimdzhanov 1-0
Leko - Lautier -
Timman - Khalifman -
Grischuk - Gelfand -



Round 11 - 25/1/2002

Gelfand - Morozevich -
Dreev - Grischuk -
Khalifman - Bareev 1-0
Lautier - Timman 1-0
Kasimdzhanov - Leko -
Adams - Gurevich 1-0
Piket - Wely -

Round 12 - 26/1/2002

Morozevich - Wely 1-0
Gurevich - Piket 0-1
Leko - Adams -
Timman - Kasimdzhanov -
Bareev - Lautier 1-0
Grischuk - Khalifman 1-0
Gelfand - Dreev -

Round 13
- 27/1/2002

Dreev - Morozevich -
Khalifman - Gelfand -
Lautier - Grischuk -
Kasimdzhanov - Bareev 0-1
Adams - Timman -
Piket - Leko -
Wely - Gurevich -

The Corus Chess Tournament had two main tournaments. There were both played according to the 'round robin' system, whereby each competitor plays in turn against every other during the tournament. Grand Master group A had 14 players and started on 12 January. Grand Master group B had 12 players and started on 15 January. All rounds began at 1.30 p.m. except for the last round on 27 January, which began at 12.30 p.m. There were rest days on 14, 18 and 23 January. The move-rate in both groups was 40 moves in 2 hours, followed by 20 moves in 1 hour. If a game was still not finished after 6 hours of play, both players were given an extra half hour to finish the game.

Garry Kasparov had withdrawn from the 64th Corus Chess Tournament, that started Friday January 11th in Wijk aan Zee. The threefold winner of the event was suffering from a virus that did not allow him to fly, as stated by Kasparovs manager Owen Williams.
Kasparov replaced by his compatriot Alexander Morozevich, the actual nr. 4 in the world. With an average rating of 2688, the Corus Chess Tournament remained in category 18.

Corus has the future!
At the opening of the 64th Corus Chess Tournament the main question to be answered was "will there be a 65th?". After all, a couple of years ago steel giant Corus had garantueed the annual tournament 'only' until 2002, to be number 64 in succession. With all squares covered, would Corus feel inclined to continue the traditional chess tournament in the Dutch sea resort Wijk aan Zee?

Despite hard times in the industry, Rauke Henstra of Corus gladly announced the news all chess fans want to hear: in 2003 there will be a 65th Corus Chess Tournament! Further more, the business units Corus Packing Plus, Corus Strip Products IJmuiden and the external sponsor Delta Onroerend Goed BV decided to garantuee the Corus Chess Tournament for the next 3 years.

 

Corus B' Tournament

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Final Standings -  Corus B 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1. Krasenkow, Michal g POL 2632 * = = = = = 1 = 1 1 1 1 8.0 2695 2. Nijboer, Friso g NED 2574 = * = = = 1 = 1 = 0 1 1 7.0 2628 3. Sokolov, Ivan g BIH 2659 = = * 0 = = = = 1 1 1 1 7.0 2620 4. Tregubov, Pavel V g RUS 2626 = = 1 * 1 0 0 0 1 1 = 1 6.5 2586 5. Van der Wiel, John g NED 2501 = = = 0 * 1 = = = 1 = = 6.0 2568 6. Jonkman, Harmen m NED 2498 = 0 = 1 0 * = = = 1 = 1 6.0 2568 7. Stefanova, Antoaneta m BUL 2451 0 = = 1 = = * 1 0 = = = 5.5 2537 8. Yu Shaoteng m CHN 2522 = 0 = 1 = = 0 * 1 = = = 5.5 2530 9. Cuijpers, Frans m NED 2458 0 = 0 0 = = 1 0 * = 1 0 4.0 2434 10. Peng Zhaoqin m NED 2460 0 1 0 0 0 0 = = = * 1 = 4.0 2434 11. Skripchenko-Lautier, Almira wg FRA 2498 0 0 0 = = = = = 0 0 * 1 3.5 2399 12. Werle, Jan m NED 2481 0 0 0 0 = 0 = = 1 = 0 * 3.0 2359