Reports | January 18, 2009 21:00

Corus R1 Press Conference

Jan SmeetsTraditionally, one of the winners of Grandmaster Group A is asked to show his game to the journalists. And traditionally, ChessVibes brings these so-called press conferences to you! After the first round, Dutch champion GM Jan Smeets showed his victory against Vassily Ivanchuk. Enjoy!


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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.


Zenman's picture

The return of Ivanchuk after an unfortunate loss yesterday.

randowan's picture

Someone should tell mr Smeets to cut the brand off his suit jacket. It's not supposed to be there after it leaves the store...

nyika's picture

Next time please tak a chessboard that is also visible for the video watcher! Smaal invetment for a lot more fun!

JM's picture

I think for most of us the board is large enough. Myself, I didn't even use the fullscreen toggle, so it should be visible for most at full screen, isn't it? Maybe I'm not getting your point correctly and you mean a chess board in chess software style, like a Chessbase instruction?

guitarspider's picture

I think he wants to say he can't see the pieces properly? Some white pieces on white squares are a bit hard to see. For me it's ok though.

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