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and online Internet coverage.
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The IX Chigorin Memorial takes place in Saint-Petersburg October 25 - Novmber 4. Participants are:
Photos from Europe-Asia Intercontinental Chess Match here...
The European Club Cup finals
take place in Crete 22nd-30th September 2001.
September 21, 2001 we have the guestbook
The Europe-Asia Intercontinental Chess Match
The Europe-Asia Intercontinental Chess Match took place for the first time in Batumi (Georgia) September 17-19. The participants were:
Shahcom Company provided the online transmission of games in the playing hall and via Internet.
All games in PGN
The official site: http://chess.batumi.net/
2-3. Korchnoi, Radjabov- 6.0;
4. Short - 5.0;
5-6. Xie Jun, Polgar - 4.5;
7. Felgaer - 4.0;
8-9. Mecking, Ricardi - 3.5;
10. Milos - 1.5;
Games in PGN
Internet coverage: http://www.ajedrezsiglo21.com/Najdorf2001/ (English) and http://www.miguelnajdorf.com.ar (Spanish) The official site gives tournament information, including live games, crosstable, games for download, news, photos and comments. Thanks Gustavo Albarran for information.
The FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, has approved Moscow as the host city for this year's World Chess Championship and Women's World Chess Championship matches on the press-conference. The preliminaries to semi-final rounds of the World Chess Championships shall be held concurrently with the entire Women's World Championships starting 24 November and ending 11 December 2001, while the 8 round Final Match will be held beginning 3rd of January until 13 January 2002. more
September 7, at 14:00 took place the press-conference, where was declared that Botvinnik's memorial will take place in Moscow with participation of Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik. The round will be held beginning 30 of November until 12 of December.
Garry Kasparov denies to take part in Braingames qualification and insists on the match-revenge vs Vladimir Kramnik.
The traditional (55years) "Moscow Lightning Tournament" took place September
2nd 2001 sponsored by the newspaper "Evening Moscow".
This year participated: Alexander Morozevich, Moscow (2749), Evgeny Bareev,
Moscow (2719), Alexander Khalifman, Saint-Petersburg (2700), Peter Svidler,
Saint-Petersburg (2695), Alexei Dreev, Moscow (2690), Alexander Grischuk, Moscow
(2669), Sergei Rublevsky, Kazan (2639), Vadim Zvjagintsev, Moscow (2638),
Sergei Shipov, Moscow (2625), Evgeni Vasiukov, Moscow 2530 and the winners of
the semifinals. The final is a round robin tournament with 20 paticipants and
starts at 11.00 Moscow time (+3GMT).
The European Championship 2002 (ECC) will take place in Groningen.
The details see below at the Future events section.
1. Acs Peter (HUN) - 10.0
2-3. Gagunashvili Merab (GEO), Aronian Levon (ARM) - 9.5
4. Ni Hua (CHN) - 9.0
5-11. Azarov Sergei (BLR), Bu Xiangzhi (CHN), Izoroa Zviad (GEO), Shaposhnikov Evgeny (RUS), Miton Kamil (POL), Roiz Michael, Horvath Adam - 8.5
12-17. Sargissian Gabriel (ARM), Mahesh Chandran (IND), Palliser Richard, Markos Jan, Schenk Andreas, Vajda Levente - 8.0 etc.
18-30 Navara David, Berg Emanuel, Korobov Anton, Postny Evgeny (ISR), Stryjecki Marek, Du Shan, Bakre Tejas (IND), Mastrovasilis Dimitrios, Gomez John Paul, Kristjansson Stefan, Schneider Dmitry, Bar Roman, Alvarez Johan - 7.5 etc.
1-2. Koneru Humpy (IND), Zhao Xue - 9.5
3-4. Kosintseva Nadezhda, Gu Xiaobing - 9.0
5-8. Mkrtchian Lilit, Xu Yuanyuan (CHN), Dzagnidze Nana, Charkhalashvili Inga - 8.5
9-14. Khukhashvili Sopiko, Meenakshi S, Aarthie Ramaswamy, Jackova Jana, Calotescu Cristina, Sergeeva Maria - 8.0
15-20. Kosintseva Tatiana, Paehtz Elisabeth, Zimina Olga, Radziewicz Iweta, Hryhorenko Natalia, Klipper Rebecca - 7.5 etc.
Games in PGN
The games are covered through the Internet by Greek Chess Online, the leading Greek Chess Vortal at the official website: www.greekchess.com/pagosmio
Thanks for information: IM George Mastrokoukos, Greek Chess Federation Presidential Board Member
Final standings:1. Bacrot - 7.0
2. Vaisser - 7.0
3. Degraeve - 7.0
4. Bauer - 6.5
5. Relange - 6.0 6. Sokolov - 6.0 7. Dorfman - 6.0 8. Fontaine - 5.5 9. Lautier - 5.5
10. Apicella - 5.0
11-12. Hauchard, Fressinet - 4.5
13. Belkhodja - 4.0
14. Koch - 2.5
15. Chabanon - 2.0
Games in PGN
Internet coverage: http://www.echecs.asso.fr/
A match Europe-Tatarstan on the 6 boards took place in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia)
August, 15-16. It was devoted to the 1000 anniversary of Kazan. Time control was 1hour 35 min. on
We added new books issued 2001 in Russia A.Suetin "How to play an opening", Y.Averbakh, A.Kotov, M.Yudovich, "Chess school", I.Bondarevsky "Combination in the middlegame", E.Lasker "Manual of chess", Y.Vladimirov "1000 chess problems", Y.Averbakh "The school of the endgame", V.Pozharsky "Chess manual" to our Store with more than 1000 books!
Read the articles about Karpov and Max Euwe.
New FIDE rating list is here.
Dear friends! We launch a new project - the electronic chess magazine "ShahForum" edition. In the 1st issue there are presented 50 annotated games by Russian Grandmasters: Mark Taimanov, Konstantin Sakaev, Konstantin Aseev, Sergey Ivanov, Ruslan Scherbakov, Aleksei Lugovoi, Evgeniy Solozhenkin, Vasily Yemelin, Sergey Ionov, Valery Loginov. You can familiarize yourself with its content and get the magazine by email.
The European Youth Chess Championships 2001 will take place August
30th, September 10th, Halkidiki, Greece.
The 4th Malbork Castle Cup (Poland) will take place 08-09 September
11th International chess tournament "BATTLE OF CRETE"
will take place 20th-22th September 2001, Crete, Greece.
The 1st prise 250.000 drs.
17th EUROPEAN CLUB CUP IN CRETE will take place 22th-30th September.
45 teams from 25 countries have already confirmed their participation in
the 17th ECC:
European championship at Rapid and Blitz chess among women will take place
October, 2-7 in Minsk, Byelorussia.
OAA Heraklio Chess Club, Epimenidis Cultural Company and the Greek Chess
Federation are announcing the 2001 Panormo open tournament, part of the 2001
"Silbernen Springer" Chess festival will take place October 27th, 28th,
International open of Corsica, will take place October 28/31st,
prise fund 600 000 (91 500 euros)
The European Championship 2002 (ECC) will take place in Groningen:
Games in PGN
1. Sakaev - 7.5
2. Gavrikov - 7
3-9. Miezis, Kveinys, Rytshagov, Lugovoi, Sepp, Khamatgaleev, Yemelin - 6.5 etc.
Games in PGN
1. Korchnoi - 6
2. Svidler - 5.5
3. Gelfand - 5
4-6. Pelletier, Lautier, Grischuk - 4.5
Games in PGN
1. Alexei Shirov - 8
2-3 Jaan Ehlvest, Alexander Shabalov - 6.5
4-5. Darmen Sadvakasov, Alexander Wojtkiewicz - 6
6-8. Alexander Khalifman, Maxim Dlugy, Aloyzas Kveinys - 5.5
9. Edvins Kengis - 5
10. Daniel Fridman - 4.5
11. Utut Adianto - 4
12. Jordi Magem Badals - 3
Official website:http://www.liepaja-online.lv/sahs/ Presov Chess Festival took place 11.8 - 19.8.2001 (9 rounds) and will include: International Championship of Slovakia 2001 (OPEN) and National Open.
Further informations: www.chess.vadium.sk/presov
We'll publish the results of the tournament by Valerij Popov.
The 10th round was annotated by St.Petersburg Champion GM Valerij Popov.
The 9th round was annotated by St.Petersburg Champion GM Valerij Popov.
The 8th round was annotated by GM Konstantin Aseev.
The 7th round was annotated by GM Sergey Ivanov.
The 6th round was annotated by GM Sergey Ivanov.
The 5th round was annotated by St.Petersburg Champion GM Valerij Popov.
The 4th round was annotated by GM Konstantin Aseev.
The 3rd round was annotated by GM Sergey Ivanov.
The 2nd round was annotated by IM Sergey Soloviov.
The 1st round was annotated by GM Konstantin Aseev.
1. Kramnik - 6.5 (30.75)
2. Topalov - 6.5 (28.25)
3. Leko - 5.5
4. Morozevich - 5.0
5. Adams - 3.5
6. Anand - 3.0
Games in PGN
Internet coverage: www.chessgate.de
Thanks Carsten Hensel for the information.
The 7th Tan Chin Nam Cup took place in Shanghai 9th-18th July 2001.
The 16th North Sea Cup was held in Esbjerg,
Denmark July 6-14 2001. Participants: Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2651,
Hansen, Curt g DEN 2626, Rustemov, Alexander g RUS 2607, Van den Doel, Erik g NED 2607,
Speelman, Jonathan S g ENG 2603, Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN, Rozentalis, Eduardas g LTU 2588,
Schandorff, Lars g DEN 2551, Nataf, Igor-Alexandre g FRA 2527, McShane, Luke J g ENG 2511.
The 14th Dr. Milan Vidmar memorial took place in Portoroz (Slovenia)
July 3rd - 11th 2001. Participants: Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2704, Beliavsky,
Alexander G g SLO 2659, Crisan, Alexandru g ROM 2635, Macieja, Bartlomiej
g POL 2588, Sermek, Drazen g SLO 2570, Kozul, Zdenko g CRO 2556,
Volokitin, Andrei m UKR 2551, Pavasovic, Dusko g SLO 2539, Mikhalchishin,
Adrian g SLO 2518, Mohr, Georg g SLO 2484.
The international GM tournament in Clichy took place June 25th- July 3rd.
It was a presentation of the 20 years of the Clichy Chess Club, the French
leading chess club since 1981 !
The players were: Mikhail Gurevich 2694, Pavel Tregubov 2628, Joel Lautier 2658,
Christian Bauer 2618, Jean-Marc Degraeve 2589, Igor Nataf 2552, Manuel Apicella 2518,
Olivier Renet 2494, Stuart Conquest 2546 and Mark Hebden 2522.
Games in PGN
Internet coverage: www.chesstigers.de
The third edition of the Olympic Capital Young Masters tournament
took place May 20th-27th. Invited were the 8 best juniors of the world
ranking list published by the FIDE on 31.12.2000. Furthermore the organising
comitee invited 4 additional players to complete to 12 participants.
1. Kasparov - 7.0
2. Kramnik - 6.5
3. Gelfand - 5.5
4. Shirov - 4.5
5. Morozevich - 4.5
6. Sadvakasov - 2.0
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Games in PGN
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