Magnus Carlsen wins Corus Chess 2010!

Carlsen qualifies for the Grand Slam final (video added)

Carlsen press square

Magnus Carlsen is the new champion of Corus! He won the 2010 competition with 8,5/13. This guarantees him a clear first ahead of Shirov and Kramnik, and a place in the Bilbao Chess Grand Slam final 2010, to be played later this year.

Magnus Carlsen started with 2,5/3 against the Dutch players, but was held to draws by Short, Nakamura, and Anand. After the defeat against Kramnik in round 9 things did not look good for the Mozart of chess, but he showed why he deserves to be above 2800 and came back on track with victory against last year’s champion Karjakin and Topalov’s second Dominguez. A final round draw with Caruana secured him the first place.

Tiviakov – Carlsen ½-½ (commented game)

M. Carlsen – J. Smeets 1-0 (commented game)

L. van Wely – M. Carlsen 0-1 (commented game)

M. Carlsen – N. Short ½-½ (commented game)

H. Nakamura – M. Carlsen ½-½ (commented game)

V. Anand – M. Carlsen ½-½ (commented game)

M. Carlsen – V. Ivanchuk 1-0 (commented game)

A. Shirov – M. Carlsen ½-½ (commented game)

M. Carlsen – V. Kramnik 0-1 (commented game)

S. Karjakin – M. Carlsen 0-1 (commented game)

M. Carlsen – L. Dominguez 1-0 (commented game)

P. Leko – M. Carlsen ½-½ (commented game)

M. Carlsen – F. Caruana ½-½ (commented game)

Update: Video added, courtesy of Macauley Peterson and ICC Chess.FM