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The review of chess events for February, 2002

by Boris Schipkov

The Bermuda Open 2002 took place 1st-3rd February. Swiss, 5 rounds, 75 players.
1-3. Emanuel Berg, Florian Handke, Bojan Vuckovic - 4.5; etc. Berg won the playoff.

The Indian Championship 2002 took place in Nagpur January 16th - February 4th. 20 players, Category VIII (2426).
Krishnan Sasikiran is the Indian Champion 2002.
Final Standings
1. K. Sasikiran - 14.5; 2. P. Harikrishna - 14; 3. S. Ganguly - 13; 4. D. Barua - 12.5; etc.

Bundesliga 2001-2002 Rounds 5-7
The 5th, 6th and 7th rounds of the Bundesliga took place in Germany February 1st-3rd 2002.
Bundesliga 2001-2002 Round 5 Results (1.02.2002)
SG Köln Porz-Godesberger SK 5.5-2.5 (Khalifman beat Gurevich), Hamburger SK-Lübecker SV 2-6 (Shirov beat Kempinski, Bareev beat Wahls).
Bundesliga 2001-2002 Round 6 Results (2.02.2002)

Bundesliga 2001-2002 Round 7 Results (3.02.2002)
Lübecker SV-TV Tegernsee 4-4
Standings after round 7
1. Lübecker SV 7 36 :20 13- 1
2. SG Köln Porz 7 36½:19½ 12- 2
3. TV Tegernsee 7 34 :22 10- 4
4. SFR Neukölln 6 28½:19½ 9- 3
5. SV Werder Bremen 7 34½:21½ 9- 5
6. Solinger SG 6 28½:19½ 8- 4
7. Godesberger SK 7 29 :27 7- 7
8. Castrop Rauxel 6 23½:24½ 6- 6
9. Hamburger SK 7 27 :29 6- 8
10. Stuttgarter Sfr 7 27½:28½ 5- 9
11. SV Wattenscheid 6 22½:25½ 4- 8
12. Erfurter SK 6 20½:27½ 4- 8
13. SK König Plauen 6 20 :28 3- 9
14. SG Heiligenhaus 6 12½:35½ 2-10
15. Ksp Hamburg SC 7 11½:44½ 0-14

The Aeroflot Open 2002 took place in Moscow (Russia) 4th-11th February.
Aeroflot Open 2002. Rounds 1-9 Results
Smirin, Van Wely, Dreev, Akopian, Filippov (Siberia) are amongst the players.
Final Standings
1-5. Grischuk, Aleksandrov, Shabalov, Kaidanov, Milov - 6.5; etc.
Or 1-5. Kaidanov, Grischuk, Aleksandrov, Shabalov, Milov - 6.5; etc.

The Daniel Noteboom 2002 tournament took place in Leiden. 148 players, 6 rounds.
1-2. Ikonnikov, V. and Nijboer, F.Z. - 5.5; etc.

The 13th Asian cities team championship 2002 took place in Aden (Yemen) 7th-13th February.
Final Standings, Aden 2002
1. Pavlodar - 31.5; 2. Namangan - 25 (7); 3. Manila - 25 (6.5); etc.
Pavlodar Team: KOTSUR Pavel - 6.5/9; VLADIMIROV Evgeny - 7/7; KOSTENKO Petr - 8/9; EGOROV Evgeni - 6/7; IBRAGIMOV Alibek - 4/4.

The Copenhagen Chess Union 75th Anniversary 2002 tournament took place in Denmark 9th-17th February. Category 9 (2461).
1-2. Ward, De Firmian - 5.5; 3-5. Hector, Schandorff, Gausel - 5; 6. Brinck-Claussen - 4.5; 7-8. Hoi, Jakobsen - 4; 9. Mortensen - 3.5; 10. Kristensen - 3; etc.

The Morso Invitational 2002 took place 9th-17th February. Category X (2492).
Final Standings
1-2. IM David Navara, GM Alexander Rustemov - 6; 3. IM Andrei Sokolov - 5.5; 4-5. IM Klaus Berg, IM Steffen Pedersen - 5; 6. GM Levon Aronian - 4.5; 7-8. Jan Pedersen, GM Normunds Miezis - 4; 9. IM Michael Prusikhin - 3; 10. IM Erik Pedersen - 2.

The XVIII Cappelle la Grande Open 2002 took place in France 9th-16th February. Swiss, 9 rounds, 678 players.
Final Standings
1. ROZENTALIS - 7.5; 2-12. NEVEROV, BAKLAN, KVEINYS, KOTRONIAS, LUTHER, NISIPEANU, NOGUEIRAS, LESIEGE, KALOD, WINANTS, SPRENGER - 7; etc.

The 10th Valle d'Aosta Open 2002 took place in Saint Vincent (Italy) 9-17 February. The final tournament of the European Grand Prix. Swiss, 9 rounds, 174 players.
Games (254, zipped pgn)
Vladimir Malakhov, Mikhail Gurevich, Sergei Tiviakov, Gennadij Timoscenko (Siberia) are amongst the players.
Final Standings, ST. VINCENT 2002
1-4. Malakhov Vladimir, Epishin Vladimir, Volokitin Andrei, Tiviakov Sergei - 7; etc.
Timoscenko, Gennadij (2513) - Perez, Rodney (2429) [E05], Valle d'Aosta, Saint-Vincent (9) 2002
Round 9
VOLOKITIN-MALAKHOV 1/2
TIVIAKOV-EPISHIN 1/2
SUTOVSKY-PALAC 1/2
DOMINGUEZ-GUREVICH 1/2

The Novosibirsk Championship 2002 took place in Siberia 7-16.02.2002. Swiss, 9 rounds, 21 participants.
Final Standings, Novosibirsk Championship 2002
1. Sevostianov, Vladimir - 8; 2. Kopiylov, Alexander - 6.5; 3. Grachev, Jury - 6; etc.
Novosibirsk Championship 2002, Rounds 1-9 Results

The Petrov Memorial 2002 took place in St. Petersburg (Russia) February 12th-20th. Swiss, 9 rounds, 122 players.
Final Standings, Petrov Memorial 2002
1-4. Alekseev, Evgeny; Kornev, Alexei; Areshchenko, Alexander; Yevseev, Denis - 7; etc.
Alekseev, E. (2550) - Areshchenko, A. (2470) [B90], Petrov Mem Open, St. Petersburg (4) 2002

The VIII VILLA DE CORIA DEL RIO 2002 took place in Spain February 13th-21st. Swiss, 9 rounds, 85 players.
1-2. KORNEEV, Oleg (RUS); HAMDOUCHI, Hichem (MAR) - 7.5; 3-4. STEFANOVA, Antoaneta (BUL); FERNANDEZ ROMERO, Ernesto (ESP) - 7; etc.

Bundesliga 2001-2002 Rounds 8-9
The 8th and 9th rounds of the Bundesliga took place in Germany February 23rd-24th 2002.
Bundesliga 2001-2002 Round 9 Results (24.02.2002)

Bundesliga 2001-2002 Round 8 Results (23.02.2002)

Bundesliga 2001-2002. Standings after round 9

The II Mario Covas International Chess Festival 2002 took place in Sao Paulo February 20th-28th. Category IX (2461).
1. Lima, Darcy - 6.5; 2-3. Leitao, Rafael; Morovic Fernandez, Ivan - 6; 4-5. Zarnicki, Pablo; Milos, Gilberto - 5.5; 6. Pelikian, Jefferson - 5; 7-8. Loureiro, Luiz; Sega, Carlos Alberto - 3; 9. Disconzi da Silva, Rodrigo - 2.5; 10. Crosa, Martin - 2.

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