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The review of chess events for January, 2005

by Boris Schipkov

Czech Chess Christmas 2004 tournament took place 26th December 2004 - 2nd January 2005 in Litomysl (Czech Republic).
1. Blatny Pavel - 8 from 9; 2-3. Laznicka Viktor; Kovalev Andrei - 7; etc.

The Rilton Cup took place 27th December 2004 5th January 2005.
1-3. Volkov, Sergey; Gleizerov, Evgeny; Berg, Emanuel - 7 from 9; etc.

The Drammen Chess Festival took place 27th December 2004 - 5th January 2005 in Norway.
1-2. Alexei Shirov, Peter Heine Nielsen - 6; 3. Luke McShane - 5.5; 4-6. Bartlomiej Macieja, Kjetil A. Lie, Viktor Kortchnoi - 4.5; 7-8. Leif E. Johannessen, Aleksander Khalifman - 4; 9-10. Magnus Carlsen, Antoaneta Stefanova - 3.

The Australian Open Chess Championships took place December 28th, 2004 - January 9th, 2005.
1. Sedina, Elena - 8.5 from 11; 2-4. Johansen, Darryl; Hecht, Hans Joachim; D'Amore, Carlo - 8; etc.

The Hastings Chess Congress took place 28th December 2004 - 9th January 2005. BELOV wins PREMIER KNOCKOUT.
Final
Vladimir Belov - Bartosz Socko 1.5-0.5.
Semi Final
Alexei Barsov - Bartosz Socko 1-1, playoff 0-2
Vladimir Belov - Milos Pavlovic 1.5-0.5.

The Keres Memorial Rapid 2005 tournament took place in Tallinn (Estonia) 7th-9th January.
1. Shirov, Alexei - 5.5; 2-3. Malaniuk, Vladimir; Balashov, Yuri - 4; 4-5. Gelfand, Boris; Karpov, Anatoly - 3.5; 6-7. Rytshagov, Mikhail; Brodsky, Michail - 3; 8. Dobrov, Vladimir - 1.5.

The Montreal World Chess Tournament took place from January 15 to 21, 2005 in Saint-Laurent.
1. Dmitry Jakovenko - 8; 2. Victor Mikhalevski - 6; 3. Igor-Alexandre Nataf - 5.5; 4-5. Eugene Perelshteyn, Arnaud Hauchard - 5; 6-7. John Fedorowicz, Thomas Roussel-Roozmon - 4.5; 8-9. Eric Lawson, Rogelio Antonio - 2.5; 10. Jean Hebert - 1.5.
Thirty of Quebec's outstanding chess players between the ages of 9 to 17, have been invited to play with Grand Master Susan Polgar from the United States who is the 4-time Women's World Chess Champion and first woman ever to break the gender barrier to earn the men's Grandmaster title. Susan will play simultaneous games with Quebec's exceptional youngsters on Saturday, January 15 and Sunday, January 16 at 1pm.

The Corus Chess tournaments 2005 took place in Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands) January 14th-30th.
1. Leko, Peter - 8.5; 2. Anand, Viswanathan - 8; 3. Topalov, Veselin - 7.5; 4-7. Polgar, Judit; Grischuk, Alexander; Adams, Michael; Kramnik, Vladimir - 7; 8-10. Van Wely, Loek; Ponomariov, Ruslan; Bruzon, Lazaro - 6.5; 11. Svidler, Peter - 6; 12. Short, Nigel - 5.5; 13. Morozevich, Alexander - 4.5; 14. Sokolov, Ivan - 3.5.
Games (91, zipped pgn)

Corus A. Rounds 1-13 Results

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