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The review of chess events and sites for December, 2004

by Boris Schipkov

The US Championships 2005 took place November 24th - December 5th 2004 in San Diego.
Playoff
Stripunsky - Nakamura 0-2.
Standings after round 9
1-2. Hikaru Nakamura; Alex Stripunsky - 7; 3-8. Gregory Kaidanov; Sergey Kudrin; Yury Shulman; Joel Benjamin; Gregory Serper; Alexander Onischuk - 6.
Women's Championship Playoff
Goletiani - Abrahamyan 2-0.
Women's Championship 1-2. Rusudan Goletiani; Tatev Abrahamyan - 4.5; 3-4. Irina Krush; Tsagaan Battsetseg - 4.

The World Junior Championships 2004 took place in Cochin (India) 18th November - 1st December.
Boys 1. Harikrishna, Pentyala - 10 from 13; 2-3. Petrosian Tigran L; Zhao Jun - 9.5; etc.
Girls 1. Korbut Ekaterina - 10.5 from 13; 2-3. Paehtz Elisabeth; Eesha Karavade - 9.5; etc.

The Indian National A Chess Championship 2004 took place in Visakhapatnam December 4-16.
1-2. Ganguly, Surya Shekhar, Sandipan, Chanda - 12 from 19.

The Pamplona, Navarra tournament 2004 took place 20th - 29th December.
1. Gelfand, Boris - 5.5; 2. Karjakin, Sergey - 4.5; 3. Bruzon, Lazaro - 4; 4. De la Riva Aguado, Oscar - 3.5; 5-7. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar; Naiditsch, Arkadij; Sutovsky, Emil - 3; 8. Vaganian, Rafael - 1.5.

The Bethune International Open 2004 took place 26th-30th December.
1-4. Sokolov, Andrei; Korneev, Oleg; Mirzoev, Azer; Gouliev, Namig - 6 from 7; etc.

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