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The review of chess events for FEBRUARY, 2001

by Boris Schipkov

There were many interesting and thrilling competitions in FEBRUARY.
The Bermuda Elbow Beach Club Grandmasters Tournaments took place January 19th-29th.
Bermuda A, category XIII (2566) - 1. Bartlomiej Macieja - 7 from 10 scores; 2. Giovanni Vescovi - 6.5; 3-4. Alexander Shabalov and Hannes Stefansson - 5; 5. Alik Gershon - 3.5; 6. Alexandre Lesiege - 3.
Bermuda B, category IX (2454), Round Robin, 12 participants - 1. Bojan Vuckovic - 8; 2-3. Fabian Doettling and Gregory Shahade - 7, etc.
The Bermuda Open took place 1st-5th February 2001.
Swiss, 5 rounds, 61 participants. 1. Hannes Stefansson - 4.5, etc.

The "Governador Mário Covas Júnior" took place in Brazil January 29th - February 8th 2001.
Round Robin, 12 participants, category VIII (2442).
1-2. Gilberto Milos (BRA) and Alonso Zapata (COL) - 8.5; 3. Felix Izeta Txabarri (ESP) - 7.5, etc.

The 9th Aosta Valley International Open took place in Saint-Vincent (Italy) February 3rd-11th 2001.
Swiss, 11 rounds, 130 participants.
1-2. Dmitrij Jakovenko and Walter Arencibia - 7, etc.

The "Radisson SAS Challenge Match" was played in Bergen (Norway) 9th February between GM Alexei Shirov and the leading Norwegian player GM Simen Agdestein. There were 4 rapid games with 15 minutes per player.
Shirov, Alexei - Agdestein, Simen 2.5-1.5 (0-1, 1/2, 1-0, 1-0).

Bundesliga Rounds 8-9
Lübeck beat Solingen 4,5-3,5 (Shirov-Kasimdzhanov 1-0 and Nunn-Chandler 1-0). Porz won against Castrup with 5,5-2,5 and remains second, one point beyond Lübeck. So the Championship will decide in Hamburg 10th/11th of March when the two remaining Giants Lübeck and Porz meet each other.
Bundesliga. Standings after round 9
Bundesliga Round 8 Results
Bundesliga Round 9 Results
Games (8, pgn) Solinger SG - Hamburger SK
Games (8, pgn) Gelsenkirchen - Lübecker SV

The 12th Goodricke International Open took place in Calcutta (India) 6th-17th February 2001. Swiss, 11 rounds, 66 participants.
1-2. GALLAGHER JOSEPH (Switzerland) and KHARLOV ANDREI (Russia) - 8, etc.
Goodricke International Open. Final standings

The VII Open Villa de Coria del Rio took place in Spain 14th-22nd February 2001. Swiss, 9 rounds, 83 players.
1. Oleg Korneev RUS - 7.5; 2-4. Davor Komljenovic CRO, Reynaldo Vera CUB and Daniel Campora ARG - 7; etc.

The Henry Gross Memorial took place in USA February 24th, 2001. Swiss, 5 rounds, 26 players.
1-2. FM Chumachenko and Casadei 4.5 points.

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