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The review of chess events for August, 2006

by Boris Schipkov

The Biel International Festival 2006 took place in Switzerland 22nd July - 4th August.
1. Alexander Morozevich - 7.5/10; 2-3. Magnus Carlsen; Teimour Radjabov - 6; 4-5. Andrei Volokitin; Yannick Pelletier - 4; 6. Lazaro Bruzon - 2.5.
BrainStore-Master Open: 1-4. Socko,Bartosz; Kritz,Leonid; Fressinet,Laurent; Avrukh,Boris - 8/11.

The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2006 took place in Germany 29th July - 6th August.
1-2. Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Svidler - 4.5/7; 3-5. Michael Adams; Peter Leko; Boris Gelfand - 4; 6. Arkadij Naiditsch - 3.5; 7. Levon Aronian - 2; 8. Baadur Jobava - 1.5.
R6, R7: Kramnik crushed Jobava in 15 moves, then - Leko in 48.
R5: Boris beat Jobava in 113 moves. Leko beat Aronian in the rook endgame.
R4: Adams had 2 extra pawns and beat Gelfand in 117 moves.

The Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Tournament 2006 took place in Vlissingen 5th-12th August.
1. Krasenkow, Michal - 8/9; 2-4. Ikonnikov, Vyacheslav; L'Ami, Erwin; Nijboer, Friso - 7.5.

The 107th Annual US Open 2006 was held in Chicago August 5th-13th.
1. Shulman, Yuri - 8/9; 2-11. Kaidanov, Gregory; Izoria, Zviad; Shabalov, Alexander; Kacheishvili, Giorgi; Benjamin, Joel; Gurevich, Dmitry; Cordova, Emilio; Fedorowicz, John; Almeida Saenz, Alfonso; Aigner, Michael - 7.5.

University of Whales in Swan Sea
The Smith & Williamson British Chess Championships 2006 took place at the University of Wales in Swansea August 6th-18th. 1. Rowson, Jonathan - 8.5/11; 2. Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan - 8; 3-6. Gormally, Daniel; Hebden, Mark; Jones, Gawain; Parker, Jonathan - 7.5.

The Chess Classic Mainz 2006 took place in Germany August 15th-20th.
Rapid chess match
Vishy Anand - Teimour Radjabov 5-3; 1/2, 0-1, 1-0, 1/2 (Novosibirsk Sicilian 10...Bg7), 0-1 (Novosibirsk Sicilian B33, 10...Bg7), 1-0 (Slav), 1-0, 1-0 (Sicilian 3.Bb5, hehe).
Games (8, pgn).
Ordix Open 2006, 11 rounds, 622 players
1-2. Kasimdzhanov,Rustam; Mamedyarov,Shakhriyar - 9.5; 3-7. Morozevich,Alexander; Harikrishna,Pentala; Mchedlishvili,Mikhail; Ruck,Robert; Agrest,Evgenij - 9.
Chess 960 Match
Levon Aronian - Peter Svidler 5-3 (1-0, 1-0, 0-1, 0-1, 1-0, 0-1, 1-0, 1-0).

The Credit Suisse Chess Champions Day on August 22, 2006 in Zurich. Blitz, double round robin, 6 rounds.
1-2. Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov - 4.5; 3. Judit Polgar - 2.5; 4. Viktor Kortschnoi - 0.5.

The French Championships 2006 took place in Besancon, 14th-26th August. Playoff: Tkachiev-Fressinet 1-0, 1/2.
1-2. Tkachiev, Vladislav; Fressinet, Laurent - 7.5; 3. Fontaine, Robert - 7; 4-5. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime; Lautier, Joel - 6; 6-7. Dorfman, Josif; Bauer, Christian - 5.5; 8. Sokolov, Andrei - 5; 9-10. Nataf, Igor-Alexandre; Vaisser, Anatoly - 4.5; 11. Colin, Vincent - 4; 12. Libiszewski, Fabien - 3.
Women: 1. Almira Skripchenko - 10 from 11; 2. Pauline Guichard - 9; 3. Maria Leconte - 8.5.

The Staunton Memorial 2006 took place in Simpsons in the Strand 14th-19th August and in Crowthorne, Berkshire from 21st to 25th August.
1. Sokolov, Ivan - 9/11; 2-3. Timman, Jan; Adams, Michael - 8/5.

The Rubinstein Memorial 2006 took place in Polanica Zdroj August 20th-28th.
1-3. Kempinski, Robert; Socko, Bartosz; Kryvoruchko, Yuriy - 6/9.

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