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The review of chess events for April, 2006

by Boris Schipkov

The last rounds of the Bundesliga 2005-2006 took place in Germany April 1st-2nd.
OSC Baden Baden became the new German Champion.
Final Standings
1. OSC Baden-Baden 15 28 82,0
2. Werder Bremen 15 26 76,0
3. SG Porz 15 23 78,0
4. SG Solingen 15 23 72,5
5. TV Tegernsee 15 21 68,5
6. SC Kreuzberg 15 18 68,5
7. SF Katernberg 15 17 64,0
8. SF Berlin 1903 15 17 61,5
9. Mulheim Nord 15 15 65,5
10. SV Wattenscheid 15 14 60,0
11. Hamburger SK 15 13 61,5
12. SC Eppingen 15 10 56,5
13. Godesberger SK 15 9 51,0
14. SG Kirchheim 15 4 38,5
15. SC Leipzig-Gohlis 15 2 31,5
16. SK Zehlendorf 15 0 24,5

Veselin Topalov vs Dieter Nisipeanu match 2006 took place in Bucharest (Roumania) April 6th-9th. Nisipeanu-Topalov 1-3.
Nisipeanu-Topalov 1/2, Topalov-Nisipeanu 1-0 (Veselin played 1.d4 and grabbed a central pawn), Nisipeanu-Topalov 1/2 (Black had an extra pawn in the endgame), Topalov-Nisipeanu 1-0 (Veselin played well).

The European Individual Chess Championships 2006 took place in Kusadasi (Turkey) 4th-17th April.
Men: 1. Kozul Zdenko - 8.5/11; 2. Ivanchuk Vassily - 8; 3-10. Georgiev Kiril; Izoria Zviad; Macieja Bartlomiej; Nikolic Predrag; Inarkiev Ernesto; Naiditsch Arkadij; Belov Vladimir; Baramidze David - 7.5.
Women: 1. Atalik Ekaterina 8.5; 2. Bosboom-Lanchava Tea - 8; 3-11. Zhukova Natalia; Stefanova Antoaneta; Gvetadze Sopio; Muzychuk Anna; Dembo Yelena; Gaponenko Inna; Kadimova Ilaha; Mkrtchian Lilit; Sedina Elena - 7.5.

The Foxwoods Open 2006 took place in USA April 12th-16th.
1-3. Ilya Smirin; Loek Van Wely; Eugene Perelshteyn - 7 from 9.
Van Wely won the playoff and the free hotel room next year.

The Russian Club Chess Championships 2006 took place in Sochi April 20th-30th.
1. Ural (Sverdlovsk region) - 17 (38); 2. TPS (Saransk) - 17 (37.5); 3. Tomsk-400 - 16 (38.5); 4. Termosteps (Samara) - 14 (35.5); 5. Ladya (Kazan) - 12 (34); 6. YuzhUral (Cheliabinsk) - 12 (33); 7. Unilain (Samara) - 10 (31.5); 8. Economist SGSEU (Saratov) - 8 (30.5); 9. Moscow CF - 7 (32); 10. Lada (Togliatty) - 7 (29.5); 11. FINEK (St Petersburg) - 6 (29); 12. Merya (Moscow-Ulan-Ude) - 6 (28.5).

Ural: Grischuk, Alexander; Shirov, Alexei; Akopian, Vladimir; Dreev, Alexey; Malakhov, Vladimir; Motylev, Alexander; Sakaev, Konstantin; Aleksandrov, Aleksej.
TPS: Ivanchuk, Vassily; Volokitin, Andrei; Najer, Evgeniy; Volkov, Sergey; Popov, Valerij; Korneev, Oleg; Kiriakov, Petr; Ivanov, Sergey.
Tomsk players: Levon Aronian, Alexander Morozevich, Dmitry Jakovenko, Viorel Bologan, Vladislav Tkachiev, Pavel Smirnov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Yan Nepomniashchy.

R11: TPS-Ural 3-3, Tomsk-Meriya 3.5-2.5.
R10: Ladya-Tomsk 3-3, MCF-TPS 2.5-3.5, Ural-Economist 3.5-2.5. Tkachiev-Kharlov 1-0.
R9: Tomsk-Ural 3-3, TPS-Termosteps 3-3, Ladya-Meriya 4-2. Morozevich-Grischuk 1/2, Ponomariov-Alekseev 1-0, Shomoev-Kasimdzhanov 1-0.
R8: MCF-Tomsk 2-4, Ural-Ladya 3-3, YuzhUral-TPS 2-4. Erenburg-Morozevich 0-1, Volokitin-Lputian 1-0, Sutovsky-Ponomariov 0-1.
R7: Tomsk-Termosteps 3.5-2.5, Ural-Meriya 4.5-1.5, TPS-Lada 3.5-2.5. Jakovenko-Bareev 1-0, Grischuk-Sutovsky 1-0, Radjabov-Zvyagincev 1-0, Ivanchuk-Alekseev 1-0.
R6: Uniline-TPS 2-4, YuzhUral-Tomsk 3.5-2.5, MCF-Ural 3-3, Termosteps-Ladya 3-3. Karyakin-Volokitin 1-0, Khalifman-Timofeev 0-1.
R5: Ural-Termosteps 3.5-2.5, Tomsk-Lada 4.5-1.5, TPS-FINEK 3.5-2.5.
R4: Uniline-Tomsk 2-4, Lada-Ladya 2.5-3.5, Meriya-TPS 3.5-2.5. Morozevich-Naiditsch 1-0 (112 moves), Karpov-Akopian 0-1.
R3: Tomsk-FINEK 3.5-2.5, Economist-TPS 2.5-3.5, Ural-Lada 3-3. Aronian-Tiviakov 1-0, Movsisian-Morozevich 1-0, Tkachiev-Yemelin 1-0.
R1: Tomsk-Economist 5-1, Ladya-TPS 3-3, Ural-FINEK 3.5-2.5. R2: TPS-Tomsk 4-2, Uniline-Ural 2.5-3.5. Ivanchuk-Aronian 1-0, Morozevich-Volokitin 1-0, Ponomariov-Grischuk 1-0, Landa-Akopian 1-0, Karpov-Gelfand 1/2 in 9 moves.
Games (946, zipped pgn)

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