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The review of chess events for August, 2005

by Boris Schipkov

The European Chess Team Championship 2005 took place in Gothenburg (Sweden) July 29th-August 8th. Russia: Svidler, Dreev, Motylev, Bareev, Timofeev (14).
Final standings
1. Netherlands - 15 (22), 2. Israel - 14 (23.5), 3. France - 13 (21.5, 184), 4. Greece - 13 (21.5, 166.5).
The Dutch team: Van Wely, Sokolov, Tiviakov, Timman, Van Den Doel.
R9: Poland-Netherlands 1.5-2.5, CzechRepublic-Israel 1-3, Greece-Georgia 2.5-1.5, SerbiaMontenegro-France 0.5-3.5, Ukraine-Croatia 3-1, Hungary-Azerbaijan 2-2, Slovenia-Germany 2-2, Sweden1-Russia 2-2.
R8: Israel-Georgia 1.5-2.5, Netherlands-Greece 2-2, France-Poland 1.5-2.5, Azerbaijan-Germany 2-2, Hungary-CzechRepublic 1.5-2.5, Estonia-Ukraine 1-3, Lithuania-Russia 1-3.
R7: Poland-Israel 2-2, Azerbaijan-Netherlands 1.5-2.5, France-Armenia 2.5-1.5, Georgia-Ukraine 2.5-1.5, Russia-Hungary 1.5-2.5.
R6: Israel-France 3-1, Russia-Netherlands 1-3, Ukraine-Azerbaijan 1.5-2.5, Armenia-Romania 2-2, Hungary-Germany 2-2.
R5: Netherlands-France 2-2, Azerbaijan-Israel 0.5-3.5, Germany-Ukraine 1-3, Poland-Czech Republic 2-2, Iceland-Russia 1-3.
R4: France-Germany 2.5-1.5, Switzerland-Israel 1.5-2.5, Netherlands-Armenia 2.5-1.5, Romania-Azerbaijan 1.5-2.5, Ukraine-Sweden3 4-0, Russia-Scotland 4-0.
R3: Israel-Netherlands 2-2, Sweden1-Germany 1-3, Russia-France 1.5-2.5, Armenia-Georgia 3-1, Greece-Azerbaijan 1-3, Scotland-Ukraine 1-3.
R2: Azerbaijan-Russia 2-2, Hungary-Israel 1.5-2.5, Ukraine-Netherlands 1.5-2.5, France-CzechRepublic 2.5-1.5, Switzerland-Romania 2-2, Germany-England 2.5-1.5.
R1: Croatia-Russia 1.5-2.5, Israel-Slovenia 3.5-0.5, Spain-Ukraine 1-3, Armenia-Lithuania 2-2, Netherlands-Macedonia 3-1, Iceland-Azerbaijan 0.5-3.5, Germany-Finland 3-1, Italy-Hungary 1.5-2.5.
The European Women Chess Team Championship 2005: 1. Poland - 15 (23), 2. Georgia - 14 (21.5), 3. Russia - 12 (22), 4. Bulgaria - 12 (21).
Russia-Slovenia 3.5-0.5, SerbiaMontenegro-Russia 1-3, Russia-Greece 3-1, Romania-Russia 3-1, Russia-France 3.5-0.5, Poland-Russia 2-2, Russia-Ukraine 2.5-1.5, Russia-Georgia 1.5-2.5, Bulgaria-Russia 2-2.

The Portuguese Championship 2005 took place in Vila Real, August 3rd-11th.
1-2. Galego, Luis; Damaso, Rui - 7.5/9; 3. Fernando, Diogo - 6.5.

The American Continental Championship 2005 took place in Buenos Aires 5th-16th August.
1. Bruzon - 8.5 from 11; 2-8. Granda, Onischuk, Milos, Kamsky, Felgaer, Vescovi, Needleman - 8.

The US Open 2005 took place in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) August 6th-14th.
1-2. Milov, Vadim; Benjamin, Joel - 8/9.

Chess Classic Mainz 2005 took place in Germany August 9th-14th.
Rapid chess match
Alexander Grischuk - Vishy Anand 3-5 (0-1, 0-1, 1/2, 0-1, 1/2, 1-0, 0-1, 1-0).
Games (8, pgn)
Teimour Radjabov won the ORDIX Open 2005, 9,5 from 11.
1. Radjabov - 9.5; 2-7. Aronian, Morozevich, Dreev, Grischuk, Harikrishna, Sargissian - 9.
Chess 960 Match
Peter Svidler - Zoltan Almasi 5-3 (1-0, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1-0, 1/2, 1/2).
Levon Aronian won the FiNet Chess960 Open with 10 points from 11.
1. Aronian - 10; 2-3. Sokolov, Bischoff - 9.
Wolfgang Unzicker Gala: 1-2. Karpov, Korchnoi - 3.5 from 6; 3. Spassky - 3; 4. Unzicker - 2.

The Icelandic Championship 2005 took place in Reykjavic 11th-21st August.
1. Stefansson, Hannes - 9 from 11; 2. Kristjansson, Stefan - 8.5; 3. Gunnarsson, Jon Viktor - 8.

The Austrian Championship 2005 took place in Gmunden 11th-21st August.
1. Stanec, Nikolaus - 7.5 from 11; 2. 2. Neubauer, Martin - 7; 3. Freitag, Manfred - 6.5.

The Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival 2005 took place in UAE 14th-23rd August.
1. Anastasian Ashot - 7/9; 2-3. Bocharov Dmitry, Kayumov Sergey - 6.5.

The French Championships 2005 took place in Chartres August 15th-26th.
1. Lautier - 7.5/11; 2-3. Sokolov, Vachier-Lagrave - 7; 4-6. Bauer, Fontaine, Fressinet - 6; 7-8. Vaisser, Bagheri - 5.5; 9. Degraeve - 5; 10-12. Marzolo, Kosten, Apicella - 3.5.
Women: 1. Almira Skripchenko - 9 from 11; 2. Sophie Milliet - 8.5; 3. Maria Leconte - 7.5.

The Magistral Ciutat d'Igualada 2005 took place in Spain 16th-21st August.
1. McShane - 4 from 6; 2. Volokitin - 3.5; 3 Beliavsky - 2.5; 4. Korchnoi - 2.

The Bratto International Chess Tournament 2005 took place in Italy August 19th-28th.
1-2. Epishin Vladimir, Cebalo Miso - 7/9; 3-12. Khenkin Igor, Drasko Milan, Atalik Suat, Godena Michele, Iordachescu Viorel, Jones Gawain, Palac Mladen, Borgo Giulio, Lalic Bogdan, Drazic Sinisa - 6.5.

The Howard Staunton Memorial 2005 took place in London (England) August 19th-30th.
1-2. Levitt, Speelman - 6/10; 3. McNab - 5.5; 4-5. Howell, Day - 4.5; 6. Houska - 3.5.

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