The 72nd Corus Chess tournament will be held from 15 January - 31 January 2010 in Wijk aan Zee, The Nederlands. The Corus Chess Tournament has three main tournaments. They are played according to the 'round robin' system, whereby each competitor plays in turn against every other during the tournament. All three Grandmaster groups have 14 players and start on January 16th. All rounds begin at 13.30 hours, except for the last round on January 31st, which begins at 12.30 hours. There are rest days: on January 20th, 25th, and 28th.

Participants Grandmaster group A:

GM Magnus Carlsen (NOR) 2810
GM Viswanathan Anand (IND) 2790
GM Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) 2788
GM Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR) 2749
GM Peter Leko (HUN) 2739
GM Alexei Shirov (SPA) 2723
GM Sergey Karjakin (RUS) 2720
GM Leinier Dominguez (CUB) 2712
GM Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2708
GM Nigel Short (ENG) 2696
GM Fabiano Caruana (ITA) 2675
GM Sergey Tiviakov (NED) 2662
GM Jan Smeets (NED) 2657
GM Loek van Wely (NED) 2641

Average rating : 2719
Category : 19

FIDE-ratings of January 2010

Participants Grandmaster group B:

GM Arkadij Naiditsch (GER) 2687
GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (ROM) 2681
GM Pentala Harikrishna (IND) 2672
GM Hua Ni (CHN) 2657
GM Emil Sutovsky (ISR) 2657
GM Wesley So (PHI) 2656
GM Tomi Nyback (FIN) 2643
GM Varuzhan Akobian (USA) 2628
GM Parimarjan Negi (IND) 2621
GM Erwin l'Ami (NED) 2615
GM David Howell (ENG) 2606
GM Anish Giri (NED) 2588
GM Dimitri Reinderman (NED) 2573
IM Anna Muzychuk (SLO) 2523

Average rating : 2629
Category : 16

FIDE-ratings of January 2010

Participants Grandmaster group C:

GM Li Chao (CHN) 2604
GM Abhijeet Gupta (IND) 2577
GM Ray Robson (USA) 2570
GM Kjetil Lie (NOR) 2547
IM Nils Grandelius (SWE) 2515
GM Robin Swinkels (NED) 2495
GM Daniele Vocaturo (ITA) 2495
IM Robin van Kampen (NED) 2456
IM Mariya Muzychuk (UKR) 2447
GM Zhaoqin Peng (NED) 2402
FM Stefan Kuipers (NED) 2340
WGM Soumya Swaminathan (IND) 2323
FM Benjamin Bok (NED) 2322
Sjoerd Plukkel (NED) 2279

Average rating : 2455
Category : 9

FIDE-ratings of January 2010

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