Reports | January 17, 2009 19:46

Corus Chess News #1

Corus Chess News 1This year we're adding something new to our coverage: today we're introducing Corus Chess News, a daily news bulletin about the Corus Chess Tournament. The first episode is about yesterday's opening ceremony.

In this first bulletin we're focusing on the Dutch participants in Grandmaster Group A. Some chess fans have put question marks around the participation of Daniel Stellwagen and Jan Smeets, and yesterday we asked these two GMs what they expect of their tournament. And Van Wely, he's surely planning to finish ahead of them, isn't he?


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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.


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Rini Luyks's picture

Promising presentation!

guitarspider's picture

Please, someone stop him from spamming.

Peter Doggers's picture

Just did. Johnny: this is a chess site, in case you hadn't noticed yet.

Jagdish Dube.'s picture

Dear Peter,Please try to cover Parsvanth International 10 round swiss tournament at
New Delhi as only 2 rounds are left.

viva_shirov's picture

Why doesn't Shirov pla in Corus??

Declan's picture

Cool interviews, I was also thinking that WV wanted so much at least to finish ahead of the other Dutch players. I remember he said something like he felt betrayed after he trained with them and then they beat him.

Rick's picture

Very very nice! Looking forward to the next one! Hope you will also cover the press conferences like in previous years.

robin's picture

just wondering. There were so many good and exciting players on the list, but the invitation to play in this tournament is very selective.
What is the criteria?

chess dude's picture

i think that chess/ corus news will be great!!!!!!!

Zenman's picture

The return of Ivanchuk after an unfortunate loss yesterday.

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