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The review of chess events for April, 2003

by Boris Schipkov

The XII Dos Hermanas 2003 chess tournament took place in Spain March 28th - April 5th.
1-2. Rustemov, Alexander; Dreev, Alexey - 6; 3-4. Khalifman, Alexander; Vallejo Pons, Francisco - 5.5; 5-6. Epishin, Vladimir; Shirov, Alexei - 5; 7. Karjakin, Sergey - 3.5; 8-9. Illescas Cordoba, Miguel; Campora, Daniel - 3; 10. Tiviakov, Sergei - 2.5.

The SIS-MH Masters rapid 2003 took place in Denmark April 5th-6th.
1. Viswanathan Anand - 5.5 from 6; 2-3. Peter Heine Nielsen, Curt Hansen - 3; 4. Jonny Hector - 0.5.

The Anatoly Karpov vs. Bartlomiej Macieja rapid match 2003 took place in Warsaw (Poland) 7th-10th April. 8 games.
Karpov - Macieja 6-2 (1-0, 1-0, 0-1, 1-0, 1/2, 1-0, 1/2, 1-0).
Games (8, pgn)

The Bangladesh Championship 2003 took place in Dhaka 27th March - 10th April.
1. Reefat, Bin-Sattar - 10.5 from 12; 2-3. Murshed, Niaz; Abdulla, Al-Rakib - 9.5; etc.

The Gausdal Classics 2003 took place in Norway 3rd-11th April. Category 8, rating 2426.
1. De Firmian, Nick - 7.5 from 11; 2-4. Lugovoi, Aleksei; Lie, Kjetil; Berg, Emanuel - 6.5; etc.

The Scottish Chess Championship 2003 took place in Edinburgh April 5th-13th.
1-2. Motwani, Paul; Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan - 7 from 9; etc.

9. Werther Schloss Open 2003 Werther, 11.-13. of April 2003
With Epishin, Vladimir (2628), Gaprindashvili, Valerian (2491), Kopylov, Michael (2486), Polzin, Rainer (2467), Shengelia, Davit (2457), Seger, Rudiger (2456), Kasparov, Sergey (2443), Scekic, Milos (2435), Lingnau, Carsten (2425), Petrosian, Suren (2424). about 220 Participants. 5 Rounds Swiss-System.
Final Standings
1-4. Polzin,Rainer; Epishin,Vladimir; Kasparov,Sergey; Schlosser,Philipp - 4.5; etc.

The First Saturday April 2003 tournaments took place in Hungary 5th-18th April.
GM: 1. Jakab, Attila - 11 from 13; 2. Ovsejevitsch, Sergei - 9; 3. McDonald, Neil - 8.5; etc.

The Danish Chess Championship 2003 took place in Horsens 12th-20th April.
1. Nielsen, Peter Heine - 7 from 9; 2. Palo, Davor - 6.5; 3. Pedersen, Nicolai Vesterbaek - 5.5; etc.

The "TALENT AND COURAGE" 2003 chess tournament took place in Budapest (Hungary) 11th-20th April. Rest day April 16th.
Round 9, April 20
Korchnoi - Acs 1/2. Slav.
Polgar - Gelfand 1/2. Sicilian.
Almasi - Short 1/2. Four Knights. A quick draw.
Lutz - Berkes 1-0. Sicilian.
Leko - Movsesian 1-0. Sicilian.

Final Standings
1. Short, Nigel - 6.5; 2. Polgar, Judit - 5.5; 3. Leko, Peter - 5; 4-6. Acs, Peter; Gelfand, Boris; Lutz, Christopher - 4.5; 7-8. Korchnoi, Viktor; Movsesian, Sergei - 4; 9. Berkes, Ferenc - 3.5; 10. Almasi, Zoltan - 3.
Rounds 1-8 Results

Games (45, zipped pgn)

The Foxwoods Open 2003 took place in USA April 17th-21st.
1. Ilya Smirin - 6 from 7; 2-8. Gregory Kaidanov, Igor Novikov, Ildar Ibragimov, Hikaru Nakamura, Yury Shulman, Sergey Kudrin, Pavel Blatny - 5.5; etc.

Zhu Chen, photo: Maria ViglirakiThe Chess Festival EASTER IN CRETE 2003 takes place in Greece 18th-24th April. The four game match Zhu Chen vs Yiannis Papaioannou took place 20th-21st April. The time control is 25 minutes each player and 10 seconds per move.
Zhu Chen - Papaioannou 3-1 (1-0, 1/2, 1-0, 1/2).
Games (4, pgn)
At the same time, more than 350 Greek chessplayers, age 8-20 years old, are taking part in the National Youth Championships.

The 4th Karpov International Chess Tournament 2003 took place in Poikovsky, Ural Federal district (Russia), 20th-29th April. 10 players, Category XVI (2632).
1-2. Svidler, Lautier - 6; 3-4. Rublevsky, Zvjaginsev - 5.5; 5. Onischuk - 5; 6. Vescovi - 4.5; 7. Bologan - 4; 8. Pelletier - 3.5; 9. Lputian - 3; 10. Obodchuk - 2.

The Dubai Open 2003 took place in UAE 20th-29th April. Swiss, 9 rounds, 76 players.
1. Jobava, Baadur - 7; 2-4. Volkov, Sergey; Sargissian, Gabriel; Anastasian, Ashot - 6.5; etc.

The Commonwealth Chess Championships 2003 took place in Mumbai (India) 19th-28th April. Swiss, 10 rounds, 138 players.
Final Standings
1. Nguyen Anh Dung - 8.5; 2-6. Kasimdzhanov Rustom, Vladimirov Evgeny, Barua Dibyendu, Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman, Iuldachev Saidali - 7.5; etc.
Commonwealth Medals: Men Gold - D. Barua; Women Gold - Vijayalakshmi.

The Metz 2003 Open took place 19th-27th April in France. 138 players, 9 rounds.
1-2. GUREVICH Mikhail, BAGHERI Amir - 7.5; 3-5. EINGORN Vereslav, KRITZ Leonid, ROEDER Mathias - 7; etc.

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