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The review of chess events for April, 2007

by Boris Schipkov

The Bundesliga 2006-2007 took place in Germany. OSC Baden Baden (Anand, Svidler, Shirov, Carlsen) is the Champion.
1. OSC Baden Baden 15 27 86
2. Hamburger SK 15 23 67
3. SG Koeln Porz 15 21 74

The Foxwoods Open 2007 took place in USA 5th-8th April.
1-4. Gata Kamsky, Zviad Izoria, Ildar Ibragimov, Alexander Stripunsky 7/9; 5-11. Jaan Ehlvest, Yury Shulman, Alexander Ivanov, Eugene Perelshteyn, Jesse Kraai, Irina Krush, David Pruess - 6.5. Gata Kamsky is the winner on speed playoff.

The "Villa de Canada de Calatrava" 2007 Chess Festival took place 6th-8th April in Spain. Rapid, 9 rounds.
1-4. Shirov Alexei; Fridman Daniel; Sokolov Ivan; Gelfand Boris - 7.5; 5-14. Polgar Judit; Mamedyarov Shakhriyar; Grischuk Alexander; Fressinet Laurent; Krasenkow Michal; Ivanchuk Vassily; Baklan Vladimir; Anand Viswanathan; Miton Kamil; Del Rey Diego - 7.

Garry Kasparov was arrested at an anti-Kremlin rally in Moscow April 14
Garry Kasparov in Novosibirsk, Siberia, May 18th, 2005 (Notes and pictures by Boris Schipkov, 15.04.2007)

The Individual European Chess Championships 2007 take place 3-16 April in Dresden (Germany). 1-7. Tkachiev Vladislav, Sutovsky Emil, Jakovenko Dmitry, Pavasovic Dusko, Cheparinov Ivan, Sakaev Konstantin, Iljin Artem - 8/11. Women: 1. Kosintseva Tatiana - 10; 2-4. Stefanova Antoaneta, Kosintseva Nadezhda, Hoang Thanh Trang - 8.

The Gausdal Chess Classics 2007 took place 18th-26th April in Gausdal (Norway).
1. Carlsen, Magnus - 7/9; 2-4. Rozentalis, Eduardas; Portisch, Lajos; Krasenkow, Michal - 5.5. In the last round Michal Krasenkow played Black the Modern Stonewall to fight for first place. He got good counterplay with 17...a4, however, 18...axb3 looks better. Magnus Carlsen made the strong 24.Nfd2! and finished with the elegant 27.Qxe6+.

The Peter Leko vs Vladimir Kramnik 2007 match took place in Miskolc (Hungary) April 25th-29th.
Kramnik-Leko 4.5-3.5; 1/2, 1/2 (Peter got an advantage, Vladimir gave his queen to hold the position. Perpetual check); 1-0 (A theoretical duel, 29...Rfe8 is a novelty, Vladimir obtained a clear edge with 35.Rc5), 1/2; 1-0 (Endgame), 0-1 (Doubled pawns); 1/2, 1/2.
Games (8, pgn)

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