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The review of chess events for August, 2004

by Boris Schipkov

The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2004 took place in Germany 22nd July - 1st August.
Final Standings
1. Viswanathan Anand 2. Vladimir Kramnik 3. Peter Svidler 4. Peter Leko 5. Arkadij Naiditsch 6. Sergei Rublevsky 7. Viorel Bologan 8. Sergey Karjakin.
Final
Anand-Kramnik 1/2 (The move 56.b5 was interesting. Perpetual check), 1/2 (Vladimir grabbed a pawn); Rapid 1/2, 1-0.

For 3 place
Leko-Svidler 1/2, 1/2; Rapid 1/2, 0-1.
For 5 place
Naiditsch-Rublevsky 1-0, 1/2.
For 7 place
Bologan-Karjakin 1/2, 1-0.

Semifinals
Kramnik-Svidler 1/2, 1/2; Rapid 1/2, 1/2; Blitz 0-1, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0.
Leko-Anand 1/2 (The rivals quickly levelled in the Lasker-Pelikan), 1/2; Rapid 1/2, 1/2; Blitz 0-1, 0-1.
For 5-8 places
Naiditsch-Karjakin 1-0 (Arkadij won two pawns); 1-0.
Bologan-Rublevsky 1/2, 1/2; Rapid 0-1, 0-1.

Group A: Viswanathan Anand, Peter Svidler, Sergei Rublevsky, Arkadij Naiditsch.
Group B: Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Leko, Viorel Bologan, Sergey Karjakin.
Tie-Break B: Kramnik 4, Leko 3,5, Bologan 2,5, Karjakin 2.
R6: Svidler-Anand 1/2, Rublevsky-Naiditsch 0-1; Leko-Kramnik 1/2, Bologan-Karjakin 1/2.
R5: Anand–Rublevsky 1-0 (The exchange sacrifice), Naiditsch-Svidler 0-1; Kramnik–Bologan 1/2, Karjakin–Leko 1/2.
R4: Naiditsch–Anand 1/2 (Vishy had a clear edge), Rublevsky-Svidler 1/2; Bologan-Leko 1/2, Karjakin–Kramnik 1/2 (Sergey obtained a strong attack and could win with 34.Rxh7+ etc. A fantastic ending).
R3: Rublevsky-Anand 1/2, Svidler-Naiditsch 1-0 (Peter attacked); Leko-Karjakin 1/2 (Peter had an extra pawn), Bologan-Kramnik 1/2 (A sharp fight).
R2: Naiditsch–Rublevsky 1/2, Karjakin–Bologan 1/2 (Viorel had an edge in the endgame); Anand–Svidler 1-0 (Vishy grabbed a pawn), Kramnik–Leko 1/2 (Vladimir had a small edge due to his strong knight).
R1: Anand-Naiditsch 1/2, Svidler-Rublevsky 1/2; Kramnik-Karjakin 1/2, Leko-Bologan 1/2.
Games (68, zipped pgn)

The Czech Open 2004 took place 22nd July - 1st August.
1 . GRIGORIANTS SERGEY - 7.5 from 9; 2-12. INARKIEV ERNESTO; SOCKO BARTOSZ; AZAROV SERGEI; TUROV MAXIM; POTKIN VLADIMIR; NAJER YEVGENY; KALOD RADEK; PAVASOVIC DUSKO; HRACEK ZBYNEK; JANKOVIC ALOJZIJE; NAVARA DAVID - 7; etc.

The Open Dutch Championship 2004 took place in Dieren 26th July - 5th August.
1. Tiviakov, Sergei - 7.5 from 9; 2. Kalinitschew, Sergey - 7; 3-5. Ernst, Sipke; Brandenburg, Daan; Gagunashvili, Merab - 6; etc.

Chess Classic Mainz 2004 took place in Germany August 4th-8th.
Rapid chess match
Alexei Shirov - Vishy Anand 3-5 (1/2, 0-1, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 0-1, 1/2, 1/2).
Games (8, pgn)
Alexander Grischuk wins ORDIX Open 2004, 9,5 from 11 after a draw against Morozevich in final round. The young Russian remains unbeaten in the Ordix tournaments in 2003 and 2004: 16 wins and 6 draws. 542 players.
1. Grischuk - 9.5; 2-8. Vaganjan, Rublevsky, Dautov, Zvaginsev, Seirawan, Morozevich, Greenfeld - 9.
Chess 960 Gerling Match
Peter Svidler - Levon Aronian 4.5-3.5 (1-0, 0-1, 0-1, 1-0, 0-1, 1-0, 1/2, 1-0).
Zoltan Almasi, the Hungarian GM, won the FiNet Chess960 Open unbeaten with 9,5 points from 11.
1. Almasi - 9.5; 2-8. Bacrot, Rublevsky, Morozevich, Sadvakasov, Kobalija, Naiditsch, Tregubov - 8.5.

The Smith & Williamson British Chess Championships 2004 took place 1st -14th August in Scarborough,Yorkshire.
1. ROWSON,Jonathan - 8.5 from 11; 2-3. WELLS,Peter; WILLIAMS,Simon - 8; 4-7. EMMS,John; GREET,Andrew; GWAZE,Robert; MOTWANI,Paul - 7.5; etc.

The Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament 2004 took place in Vlissingen August 7th-14th.
1-3. Sasikiran, Krishnan; Tiviakov, Sergei; Stellwagen, Daniel - 7.5 from 9; 4-10. Schandorff, Lars; Iordachescu, Viorel; Mchedlishvili, Mikheil; Werle, Jan; Gagunashvili, Merab; Pedersen, Nicolai Vesterbaek; Ikonnikov, Vyacheslav - 7; etc.
Sasikiran beat Rustam Kasimdzhanov (6) in the final round.

The Montreal Internationals 2004 took place August 4th-15th in Canada.
1. Efimenko, Zahar - 7.5 from 11; 2-3. Nataf, Igor-Alexandre; Moiseenko, Alexander - 7; etc.
1. Lesiege, Alexandre - 8 from 11; 2-3. Arencibia, Walter; Mikhalevski, Victor - 7; etc.

The Curacao Chess Festival 2004 took place at the Breezes Curacao Resort August 5th-14th.
1. Sandipan, Chanda - 7.5 from 9; 2. Shabalov, Alexander - 7; 3. Rohl, Juan - 6.5; etc.

The US Open Championship 2004 took place in Fort Lauderdale August 7-15. 443 players.
1-7. Onischuk, Alexander; Vasquez, Rodrigo; Wojtkiewicz, Aleksander; Ibragimov, Ildar; Matikozian, Andranik; Gonzalez, Renier; Martinez, Marcel - 7.5 from 9; 8-19. Nakamura, Hikaru; Kosteniuk, Alexandra; Gurevich, Dmitry; Schneider, Dmitry; Andrews, Todd; Ginsburg, Mark; Kopec, Danny; Reznik, Viktor; Lopez, Bruci; Zaikov, Oleg; Kleiman, Jake; Norowitz, Yaacov - 7; etc.

The match Russia – China 2004 took place in Moscow August 10-16.
Russia – China 34.5-37.5 (6.5-5.5; 5.5-6.5; 5-7; 6.5-5.5; 6.5-5.5; 4.5-7.5).
Games (72, zipped pgn)

The Spanish Championship 2004 took place in Seville 13th-21st August.
Final: Illescas Cordoba - Moreno Carnero 1-0, 1-0.
1. Illescas Cordoba, Miguel; 2. Moreno Carnero, Javier; 3. Oms Pallise, Josep; 4. Fernandez Romero, Ernesto; 5. Lopez Martinez, Josep Manuel; 6. Moreno Ruiz, Javier; 7. Cifuentes Parada, Roberto; 8. Arizmendi Martinez, Julen; 9. De la Riva Aguado, Oscar; 10. Perez Candelario, Manuel; 11. Del Rio Angelis, Salvador; 12. Garcia Luque, Agustin.

The Sao Paulo Rapid 2004 took place in Brazil 20th-23rd August.
1. Anand, Viswanathan - 8.5 from 10; 2. Morovic Fernandez, Ivan - 5.5; 3. Leitao, Rafael - 4.5; 4-5. Karpov, Anatoly; Vescovi, Giovanni - 4; 6. Milos, Gilberto - 3.5.
Karpov lost first two games because he played without feeling of danger and his king was under attack.
Games (30, zipped pgn)

The 14th Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Master Tournament 2004 took place in UAE 14th – 24th August.
1. Bocharov,Dmitry (Novosibirsk) - 7 from 9; 2-4. Kobalia,Mikhail; Kotsur,Pavel; Harikrishna,Pentala - 6.5; 5-8. Ghaem,Maghami,Ehsan; Vladimirov,Evgeny; Anastasian,Ashot; Dzhumaev,Marat - 6; etc. 56 players.
Also the computer match Hydra - Shredder 5.5-2.5.

The French Championships 2004 took place in Val d'Isere 16th-26th August.
1. LAUTIER J - 8.5; 2. FRESSINET L - 6.5; 3-7. DORFMAN J; VAISSER A; DEGRAEVE J-M; SOKOLOV A; FONTAINE R - 6; 8-9. NATAF I; APICELLA M - 5; 10. VACHIER-LAGRAVE - 4.5; 11. MAZE S - 3.5; 12. LE ROUX J-P - 3.
Almira Skripchenko won the women's event with 9 from 11 half a point clear of Sophie Millet.

The Hungarian Man Chess Championship 2004 took place in Budapest 18th-27th August.
1. BERKES Ferenc - 6; 2-3. GYIMESI Zoltan; ALMASI Zoltan - 5.5; 4. HORVATH Csaba - 5; 5-6. VARGA Zoltan; RUCK Robert - 4.5; 7. BALOGH Csaba - 4; 9. CAO Sang - 3.5; 10. ACS Peter - 3.

The 24th International Chess Festival "Conca della Presolana" 2004 took place in Bratto (Italy) 20th-28th August.
1. Miladinovic, Igor - 7.5 from 9; 2-3. Dervishi, Erald; Cebalo, Miso - 7; 4-11. Godena, Michele; Khenkin, Igor; Salvador, Roland; Sedina, Elena; Drazic, Sinisa; Sax, Gyula; Drabke, Lorenz; Vezzosi, Paolo - 6.5; etc.

The 77th Canadian Chess Championship 2004 took place August 20-29 in Toronto. 69 players.
1-2. Charbonneau, Pascal; Lawson, Eric - 7 from 9; 3-6. Tyomkin, Dimitri; Zugic, Igor; Bluvshtein, Mark; Krnan, Tomas - 6.5; etc.

The XVI Open Porto San Giorgio 2004 took place in Italy 21st-29th August.
1. Nijboer, Friso - 7.5 from 9; 2-14. Naumkin, Igor; Burmakin, Vladimir; Efimov, Igor; Laketic, Gojko; Zaja, Ivan; Bokros, Albert; Farago, Ivan; Aleksic, Nenad; Lalic, Bogdan; Czebe, Attila; Kohlweyer, Bernd; Lazic, Miroljub; Roeder, Mathias - 6.5; etc.

The 1st Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open Chess Championship 2004 took place in Kuala Lumpur August 21st-31st.
1. Ni Hua - 8.5 from 11; 2-6. Ian Rogers; Dao Thien Hai; Yu, Shaoteng; Susanto Megaranto; Dede Lioe - 8; etc.

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