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The review of chess events for DECEMBER, 2001

The Italian Championship 2001 took place in Montecatini Terme November 21st - December 1st.
Final standings
1. BELOTTI Bruno - 7 from 10 scores; 2. BELLIA Fabrizio - 6; 3. ARLANDI Ennio - 6; etc.

The German Championship 2001 took place in Altenkirchen 30th November - 8th December. Swiss, 42 players, 9 rounds.
GM Jussupov (2633), GM Lutz (2630), GM Huebner (2612) are amongst the players.
Christopher Lutz is the Champion of Germany.
Round 6: Mueller - Lutz 0-1; Jussupow - Handke 0-1; Slobodjan - Huebner 1/2;
Round 8: Lutz - Slobodjan 1/2; Huebner - Handke 1-0; Mueller - Naiditsch 1-0;
Round 9: Rabiega - Huebner 1/2; Handke - Mueller 1-0; Naiditsch - Lutz 0-1; Slobodjan - Jussupow 0-1;
Final standings
1. Lutz - 7; 2-3. Handke, Huebner - 6.5; 4-8. Rabiega, Prusikhin, Jussupow, Mueller, Tischbierek - 6; etc.

The Botvinnik Memorial 2001 took place in Moscow (Russia) 1st-9th December.
Classic: Kramnik, Vladimir - Kasparov, Garry 1/2 (Queen's Gambit Accepted), 1/2 (Paulsen Sicilian), 1/2 (Queen's Gambit Declined), 1/2 (Ruy Lopez). Final 2-2.
Rapid: Kramnik, Vladimir - Kasparov, Garry 3-3 (0-1, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1-0)
Games (20, zipped pgn)
Blitz: Kramnik, Vladimir - Kasparov, Garry 3.5-6.5 (0-1, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 0-1, 0-1, 0-1, 1-0, 1/2)

The First Saturday December 2001 tournaments took place in Budapest (Hungary) 1.12.2001-14.12.2001.
GM tournament. Cat. X (2478): 1. Bakre, Tejas IND - 9.5 from 13; 2. Berkes, Ferenc HUN - 9; 3. Ilincic, Zlatko YUG - 8; 4. Koneru, Humpy IND - 7.5; etc.
GM tournament. Cat. VII (2411): 1. Vajda, Levente ROM - 10 θη 13; 2-5. Grivas, Efstratios GRE; Horvath, Peter1 HUN; Nyback, Tomi FIN; Szeberenyi, Adam HUN - 8; etc.

The "CARLOS TORRE REPETTO" 2001 took place in Merida (Mexico) 14th-22nd December.
Final, December 21, 2001
GM Lenier Dominguez - MF Juan Carlos Gonzalez 1-0
Semifinals, December 21, 2001
MI Juan Borges (12) - MF Juan Carlos Gonzalez (8) 1-2
GM Lenier Dominguez (2) - GM Alex Wojtkiewicz (3) 1-0
1/4 Finals, December 20, 2001
MI Alberto Escobedo (17) - MF Juan Carlos Gonzalez (8) 0-1
MI Guil Russek (20) - MI Juan Borges (12) ½-2½
GM Alonso Zapata (7) - GM Lenier Dominguez (2) 0-1
GM Walter Arencibia ( 6) - GM Alex Wojtkiewicz (3) 0-1
1/8 Finals, December 19, 2001
MI Alberto Escobedo (17) - Hanibal Muci (32) 1-0
GM Nikola Mitkov (9) - MF Juan Carlos Gonzalez (8) 1-2
WIM Tania Hernandez (29) - MI Guil Russek (20) 0-1
GM Gilberto Hernandez (5) - MI Juan Borges (12) ½-2½
GM Lenier Dominguez (2) - MI Florentino Garmendez (15) 2½-½
MI Omar Almeida (10) - GM Alonso Zapata (7) 1-2
MF Akira Watanabe (19) - GM Alex Wojtkiewicz (3) ½-2½
GM Walter Arencibia ( 6) - GM Peter Szekely (11) 1-0

The Brazilian Championship 2001 took place in Sao Paulo December 17th-23rd. Swiss, 20 players, 9 rounds.
1. Vescovi, Giovanni - 8; 2. Matsuura, Everaldo - 7; 3. Disconzi da Silva, Rodrigo - 6; etc.

AICF Golden Jubilee International Open 2001, Calicut (India) 17th - 25th December.
Vladimirov, Sasikiran, Sorokin, Harikishna, Humpy are amongst the players.
Final Standings
1-2. Krishnan Sasikiran; Tahir Vakhidov - 8; 3-8. Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Pendyala Harikrishna, Evgeny Vladimirov, Maxim Sorokin, Alexandre Lyssenko, Praveen Thipsay - 7.5; etc.
Standings after round 10
1-3. Krishnan Sasikiran; Ehsan Ghaem Maghami - 7.5; etc.
Standings after round 7
1-2. Krishnan Sasikiran; Marat Dzhumaev - 5.5; 3-6. Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Tahir Vakhidov, Abhijit Kunte, P Harikrishna - 5; etc.

GM tournament in Lvov, Ukraine was held 18-29 December 2001. The average rating was 2510,5. Category 11.
1. Maksimenko, Andrei - 7; 2. Golod, Vitali - 6.5; 3. Jonkman, Harmen - 6 (GM norm); 4. Romanishin, Oleg - 5.5; 5-6. Firman, Nazar; Volokitin, Andrei - 5; 7-9. De Vreugt, Dennis; Levin, Felix; Efimenko, Zahar - 4.5; 10. Sulypa, Alexandre - 4; 11. Kozakov, Mikhail - 2.5.

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