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The review of chess events for APRIL, 2001

by Boris Schipkov

There were many interesting and thrilling competitions in APRIL etc.
Bundesliga Rounds 12-13, 31st of March. / 1st of April 2001
Standings after round 13
Bundesliga Round 12 Results
Bundesliga Round 13 Results
Bundesliga Rounds 12-13. Games (32, pgn)

The Wotulo Memorial Grand Master Chess Tournament took place in Jakarta, Indonesia March 22nd-2nd April 2001. Cat. VIII (2449), 14 players.
1. Juswanto, Denny INA - 9,5; 2. Hulak, Krunoslav CRO - 9; 3. Johansen, Darryl AUS - 8; etc.

The Oakham Masters, 29 March - 6 April 2001, England. Average ELO: 2406, cat. VII. Norms: GM=7, IM=5, WGM=4.5.
1. Pert, Nicholas ENG - 6.5; 2. Krush, Irina USA - 6.0; 3. Koneru, Humpy IND - 5.5; 4-5. Gormally, Daniel ENG and McNab, Colin SCO - 5.0; 6-7. Tyomkin, Dimitri ISR and Estrada Nieto, Julian MEX - 4.0; 8. Bluvshtein, Mark CAN - 3.5; 9. Levitt, Jonathan ENG - 3.0; 10. McDonald, Neil ENG - 2.5.
Games (45, pgn)

The Werther-Schloss-Open took place in Germany 6th - 8th of April. Swiss, 5 rounds, 78 players (A).
1. Epishin,Vladimir - 5; 2-8. Kopylov,Michael; Zaragatski,Ilja; Glek,Igor; Rizouk, Aimen; Meijers,Viesturs; Sarakauskas, Gedi; Hoffmann,Alexander - 4; etc.
Epishin,V. beat Ross,C., Gössling,G., Sarakauskas,G., Siebrecht,S. and Kopylov,M.
Games (25, pgn)

The 19th Metz Open took place in France 7th-15th April 2001. Swiss, 9 rounds.
1-2. Sokolov Andrei FRA and Delchev Aleksander BUL - 8; 3-6. Eingorn Vereslav UKR, Dgebuadze Alexandr BEL, Degraeve Jean-Marc FRA, Drasko Milan YUG - 7; etc.

The Cuban Championship took place in Las Tunas 1st-20th April 2001. Cat. IX (2452), 17 players.
1. Vera, Reynaldo - 12.5; 2. Dominguez, Lenier - 12; 3. De la Paz, Frank - 11; etc.

The St. Petersburg championship took place in Russia April 10th-20th 2001. 12 participants.
1. V.Popov - 7.5; 2. E.Alekseev - 7; 3-4. S.Ivanov and S.Ionov - 6.5; 5-7. V.Yemelin, V. Loginov and R.Kashtanov - 5.5; 8-9. S.Sivokho and A.Lugovoi - 5; 10-12. V. Karasev, A. Polaninov and A.Utkin - 4.
Games (66, pgn)

The Foxwoods Open 2001 took place in USA April 12-15. Swiss, 7 rounds, 97 players.
1-7. Igor Novikov, Alek Wojtkiewicz, Ildar Ibragimov, Alex Stripunsky, Sergey Kudrin, Maurice Ashley and William Paschall - 5.5; etc.
Games (80, zipped pgn)

The 5th International Neckar-Open Deizisau took place in Germany April 12th-16th. Swiss, 9 rounds, 207 players (A).
Standings after round 5:
1. Tregubov, Pavel RUS - 5; 2-7. Ftacnik, Lubomir SVK; Landa,Konstantin RUS; Volke,Karsten GER; Balinov, Ilija AUT; Zeller,Frank GER; Horvath,Joszef HUN - 4.5; etc.
Standings after round 7:
1-4. Tregubov, Pavel RUS; Landa,Konstantin RUS; Rogers,Ian AUS and Horvath,Joszef HUN - 6; etc.
Final standings:
1-2. Landa, Konstantin RUS and Ftacnik, Lubomir SVK - 7.5; 3-7. Tregubov, Pavel RUS; Horvath,Joszef HUN; Milov,Vadim SUI; Graf,Alexander GER; Lindemann,Stefan GER - 7; etc.
Games (128, zipped pgn)

The 13th Lenk Open took place in Switzerland April 12th-16th. Swiss, 7 rounds, 129 players.
Semifinals: Gheorghiu Florin GM (4.5) - Meszaros Gyula IM (4.5) 1/2, 1-0;
Videki Sandor IM (4.5) - Dudas Janos IM (4.5) 1-0;
Final: Gheorghiu Florin - Videki Sandor 1/2, 0-1;
Dudas Janos - Meszaros Gyula 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1-0;
Final standings:
1. Videki Sandor HUN; 2. Gheorghiu Florin ROM; 3. Dudas Janos HUN; 4. Meszaros Gyula HUN;
5. Miles Tony GBR - 6; 6-8. Groszpeter Attila HUN; Gerber Richard SUI; Kachiani Ketino GER - 5.5; etc.

The April FIRST SATURDAY chess tournaments took place in Budapest (Hungary) 7.04.2001-20.04.2001.
GM Tournament 1-2. Berkes, Ferenc HUN and Narciso, Marc ESP - 8.5; 3-4. Cao, Sang VIE and Varga, Zoltan HUN - 8; etc.
Games 1-8 (212, zipped pgn)

The Enghien-les-Bains tournament took place in France April 10th-20th 2001. Category XVII (2652).
The participants are: Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2709; Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2676; Tkachiev, Vladislav g FRA 2672; Van Wely, Loek g NED 2670; Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2668; Lautier, Joel g FRA 2658; Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2654; Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2627; Bauer, Christian g FRA 2612; Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2575.
1. Akopian - 6; 2. Lautier - 5.5; 3-5. Bacrot, Bareev and Van Wely - 5; 6. Grischuk - 4.5; 7. Fressinet - 4; 8-9. Bologan and Tkachiev - 3.5; 10. Bauer - 3.
Games (45, pgn)

The 3rd International Rector Cup took place in Kharkov (Ukraine), 18-25 April 2001. Double Round Robin. Average rating - 2556, Category XIII.
1. Ruslan Ponomariov - 7.5; 2. Alexander Moiseenko - 6; 3-4. Yannick Pelletier and Maxim Turov - 4.5; 5. Pavel Eljanov - 4; 6. Alexander Zubarev - 3.5.

The 3th Dubai Open Chess Tournament took place 15th-26th April 2001.
1-8. Asrian, Ehlvest, Aleksandrov, Minasian, Motylev, Vladimirov, Kotsur and Ermenkov - 6.5 from 9 scores; etc.
Games (450, zipped pgn)

The XI Dos Hermanas tournament took place 19th-27th April 2001. Category XVI (2634).
The participants are: Smirin, Ilia g ISR 2691; Gurevich, Mikhail g BEL 2688; Dreev, Alexey g RUS 2685; Azmaiparashvili, Zurab g GEO 2670; Sokolov, Ivan g BIH 2659; Krasenkow, Michail g POL 2655; Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2640; Illescas Cordoba, Miguel g ESP 2562; Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2559; Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2533.
Rounds 1-9, Dos Hermanas 2001
Dreev, A. (2685) - Smirin, I. (2691) [E81], Dos Hermanas (6) 2001 (29.04.2001)
Dos Hermanas 2001 Crosstable
Final standings:
1-2. Dreev and Smirin - 5.5; 3-6. Almasi, Azmaiparashvili, Illescas Cordoba and Vallejo Pons - 5; 7. Gurevich - 4.5; 8-9. Radjabov and Sokolov - 4; 10. Krasenkow - 1.5.
Games A (45, pgn)
B tournament. Final standings:
1. Campora - 6.5; 2. Korneev - 6; 3. Spraggett - 5.5; 4. Cifuentes Parada - 5; 5. Rivas Pastor - 4.5; 6-7. Fernandez Garcia and Moreno Carnero - 4; 8. Teran Alvarez - 3.5; 9-10. Oms Pallise and Vega Holm - 3.
Games B (45, pgn)

The semifinal of the 54th Russian Chess Championship took place in Novosibirsk 18th-23th April 2001 (the Siberian Zone). Swiss, 9 rounds, 45 players.
Final standings
The winner Andrei Belozerov and second placed Denis Frolov qualified for the 54th Russian Chess Championship.
Games (198, zipped pgn)
1-3. Belozerov, Andrei; Frolov, Denis; Shomoev, Anton - 7; 4-8. Lependin, Anatolij; Shushpanov, Rustam; Shmakov, Dmitry; Grachev, Jury; Chigvintsev, Andrei - 6; etc.
Rounds 1-9, Novosibirsk 2001

The 4th Tanta Open took place 18th-28th April 2001 in Tanta City about 90 km from Cairo (Egypt).
Tanta Open 2001, final standings
1-2. Stefansson, Hannes and Mirzoev, Azer - 6.5; 3-4. Fominyh, Alexander and Spasov, Vasil - 6; etc.
Games (171, zipped pgn)

The Viktor Korchnoi 70th Birthday Tournament took place in Switzerland.
April 28th - Rapid tournament - Qualification in two groups (A and B).
April 29th - Rapid tournament - Quarterfinals (best 4 of each group), Semifinals and Finals.
Games (48, pgn)
Group A. Final standings:
1. Kasparov, Garry - 4.5; 2. Piket, Jeroen - 4; 3-5. Short, Nigel; Unzicker, Wolfgang; Pelletier, Yannick - 2; 6. Forster, Richard - 0.5.
Group B. Final standings:
1. Kramnik, Vladimir - 3.5; 2. Spassky, Boris - 3; 3-4. Svidler, Peter; Korchnoi, Viktor - 2.5; 5. Hug, Werner - 2; 6. Jenni, Florian - 1.5.
Quarter Finals
Kasparov, Garry - Korchnoi, Viktor 1-0, 1/2
Unzicker, Wolfgang - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1, 1/2
Spassky, Boris - Short, Nigel 1-0, 0-1, 0-1, 1/2
Piket, Jeroen - Svidler, Peter 1-0, 1-0
Semifinals
Kasparov, Garry - Short, Nigel 1-0, 1/2
Piket, Jeroen - Kramnik, Vladimir 1/2, 0-1
3rd-4th
Piket, Jeroen - Short, Nigel 1/2, 1/2
Final
Kasparov, Garry - Kramnik, Vladimir 1/2, 0-1
Kramnik, V. (2797) - Kasparov, G. (2835) [D48], Korchnoi Birthday KO Final, Zurich 2001 (30.04.2001)

Bundesliga 2000-2001 Rounds 14-15, 28-29 April 2001
Bundesliga 2000-2001. Final standings
Bundesliga Round 14 Results
Bundesliga Round 15 Results

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