Chess Classic Mainz , 15th-20th August
The Chess Classic Mainz took place 15th-20th August 2006. The title of the World Champion in chess960 (Fisher-random chess) was played among men: actual Champion Peter Svidler (Russia) took on Levon Aronian (Armenia), women: Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia) against Elizabet Paetz (Germany), seniors: Vlastimil Hort (Germany) vs Laiosh Portish (Hungary), juniors: Arkadij Naidich (Germany) against Pentala Harikrishna (India) and computers. Viswanathan Anand played vs Teimour Radjabov in the annual rapid match (17th-20th 8 game match).
Final results:
Viswanathan Anand - Teimour Radjabov 5:3 (1/2, 0-1, 1-0, 1/2, 0-1, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0)
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Peter Svidler - Levon Aronian 5:3 (0-1, 0-1, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0, 0-1, 0-1, 0-1)
Final results:
Alexandra Kosteniuk - Elizabet Paetz 5.5:2.5
Vlastimil Hort - Laiosh Portish 5.5:4.5
Pentala Harikrishna - Arkadij Naiditsch 4.5:3.5
Etienne Bacrot won the FiNet Chess960 Open to play for the World Champion title in chess960 next year against Levon Aronian.
Rustam Kasymdzhanov became the winner of the Ordix-open to play for the World Champion title in rapid chess next year against Vishvanatan Anand.
Chess program Shredder took the Chess960 world computer chess championship title.
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