Rounds 1-8 Results, Budapest 2003
Round 8, April 19
Acs - Leko 1-0. Sicilian. Interesting was 18...Qb7 or 21...e4.
Movsesian - Lutz 0-1. Sicilian. Christopher obtained a powerful attack.
Berkes - Almasi 1-0. English.
Short - Polgar 1-0. Sicilian. White won in the endgame.
Gelfand - Korchnoi 1/2. Catalan.
Round 7, April 18
Gelfand - Acs 1-0. Slav. Better was 22...Rfd8 with equality.
Korchnoi - Short 1/2. English. Black had a small advantage.
Polgar - Berkes 1-0. French. Judit created a magnificent attack.
Almasi - Movsesian 0-1. Sicilian. Interesting was 27.h4 or 28.Nxb7.
Lutz - Leko 1/2. Sicilian.
Round 6, April 17
Acs - Lutz 1-0. Sicilian. White grabbed a pawn.
Leko - Almasi 1/2. French. Zoltan sacrificed the exchange.
Movsesian - Polgar 1/2. Sicilian. White had some edge.
Berkes - Korchnoi 1/2. Trompovsky. 2 knights vs 2 bishops.
Short - Gelfand 1-0. Sicilian. Nigel outplayed the rival in the complicated ending.
Round 5, April 15
Short - Acs 1/2. Spanish. Black grabbed a pawn in the ending.
Gelfand - Berkes 1/2. Queen's Indian.
Korchnoi - Movsesian 1/2. Slav. Draw by repetition.
Polgar - Leko 0-1. Sicilian. Black had a strong center.
Almasi - Lutz 1/2. Sicilian.
Round 4, April 14
Acs - Almasi 1/2. Sicilian.
Lutz - Polgar 1/2. Sicilian.
Leko - Korchnoi 1/2. Spanish. Black had no problems.
Movsesian - Gelfand 1/2. Sicilian.
Berkes - Short 0-1. Nigel obtained an edge in the Catalan.
Round 3, April 13
Berkes - Acs 1/2.
Short - Movsesian 1/2. Sicilian. Nigel won a pawn.
Gelfand - Leko 1/2. Sicilian. Peter sacrificed the exchange for a pawn.
Korchnoi - Lutz 1/2. White levelled in the Nimzo-Indian.
Polgar - Almasi 1-0. Spanish. Judit grabbed a pawn, but won in the endgame.
Round 2, April 12
Acs - Polgar 0-1. Sicilian. Better was 23.h6 or 23.Bg2.
Almasi - Korchnoi 1/2. Black levelled in the Spanish.
Lutz - Gelfand 1/2. Sicilian. Christopher could win with 27.c4+.
Leko - Short 1/2. Spanish. Perpetual check.
Movsesian - Berkes 1/2. French. Draw by repetition.
Round 1, April 11
Movsesian - Acs 1/2. Scotch. Black grabbed a pawn.
Berkes - Leko 1/2. Catalan. Peter had a small edge.
Short - Lutz 1-0. Sicilian. A sharp fight.
Gelfand - Almasi 1/2. Queen's Indian. Queen vs two rooks.
Korchnoi - Polgar 0-1. Queen's Indian. Judit had a powerful attack.
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