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The review of chess events for JULY, 2001

by Boris Schipkov

The Clichy GM tournament took place in France June 25th - July 3rd 2001.
Crosstable
1. Conquest, Stuart - 6; 2-3. Lautier, Joel and Hebden, Mark - 5.5; 4. Gurevich, Mikhail - 5; 5-6. Tregubov, Pavel and Bauer, Christian - 4.5; 7-9. Nataf, Igor-Alexandre; Apicella, Manuel; Degraeve, Jean-Marc - 4; 10. Renet, Olivier - 2.
Conquest, S. (2563) - Degraeve, JM. (2589) [A57], Cichy (9) 2001
Lautier, J. (2658) - Conquest, S. (2563) [D33], Clichy (8) 2001
Games (45, zipped pgn)

The "Mercosur Cup - 110 Anniversary of Florida city" took place in Argentina June 22 to July 6 (IV Magistral Republica Argentina 2001). Score: 3 points a win, 1 point a draw, 0 point a loss. Time Controls FIDE: 40 moves in 75 minutes followed by 15 minutes finish with each player getting extra 30 seconds each move. Category IX (2467). Norm - gm = 7.0, im = 5.0
The participants are: Pablo Ricardi, (39) Argentina, GM, 2554; Andres Rodriguez, (27) Uruguay, GM, 2500; Oscar Panno, (66).Argentina. GM, 2471; Diego Valerga, (29), Argentina, IM, 2468; Everaldo Matsuura, (30), Brazil, IM , 2467; Eduardo Limp, (46), Brazil, IM, 2465; Alejandro Hoffman, (34), Argentina, GM, 2453; Sergio Slipak, (35), Argentina, IM, 2448; Mauricio Dorin, (41), Argentina, IM, 2410; Miguel Andres Mendez, (49), Cuba, IM, 2382; Enrique Scarella, (29), Argentina. FIDE Master, 2361; Chess Tiger v.14.0 (Christophe Cheron, France and Chessbase, Germany), Pentium III 866 Mhz, single processor, 256 Mb RAM.
Tournament Schedule
Rounds 1-11
Final Standings
1. Chess Tiger - 27; 2-3. Slipak,S; Valerga,D - 19; 4. Hoffman,A - 17; 5. Ricardi,P - 16; 6-7. Limp,E; Scarella,E - 13; 8. Panno,O - 12; 9. Rodriguez,A - 9; 10. Andres Mendez,M - 8; 11-12. Dorin,M; Matsuura,E - 7.
Games (66, zipped pgn)
The games Panno,O-Slipak,S and Limp,E-Rodriguez,A were corrected.
IV Magistral Republica Argentina 2001. Crosstable

Photos from Argentina (Round 1, 23-06-2001)

The XIX Andorra Open took place 30th June -8th July 2001.
Andorra Open 2001. Final Standings
1-5. Avrukh, Boris; Stefanova, Antoaneta; Rotstein, Arkadij; Campora, Daniel; Mikhalevski, Victor - 7; etc.

The 6th Stage of the Russian Cup took place in Tomsk 30th June - 8th July 2001. Swiss, 9 rounds, 60 players.
1-2. Akselrod, Vladislav (Novosibirsk) and Ovetchkin, Roman - 7; etc.

The 29th Annual World Open took place in Philadelphia (USA) June 30th - July 8th 2001.
The Siberian players are: Alexander Goldin (USA) and Sergey Kudrin (USA).
World Open 2001. Final Standings (before playoff)
1-7. Goldin, Alexander (Novosibirsk); Smirin, Ilya; Onischuk, Alexander; Yudasin, Leonid; Shulman, Yuri; Benjamin, Joel; Ivanov, Alexander - 7; etc.
Games (193, zipped pgn)
Alexander Goldin won the World Open after a blitz playoff.

The 14th Dr. Milan Vidmar Memorial took place in Portoroz (Slovenia) July 3rd - 11th 2001.
Crosstable
1. Beliavsky, Alexandr (SLO) - 6.5; 2. Gelfand, Boris (ISR) - 6; 3. Volokitin, Andrei (UKR) - 5.5; 4. Kozul, Zdenko (CRO) - 5; 5-7. Mikhalchishin, Adrian (SLO), Pavasovic, Dusko (SLO) and Mohr,Georg (SLO) - 4.5; 8-9. Macieja,Bartlomiej (POL) and Sermek,Drazen (SLO) - 4; 10. Crisan,Alexandru (ROM) - 0.5.
Games (45, zipped pgn)

The Swedish Championship 2001 took place in Linkoping 30th June - 15th July.
Crosstable of the Swedish Championship 2001
1. Agrest, Evgenij - 10; 2. Berg, Emanuel - 9; 3. Brynell, Stellan - 8; etc.
Games (91, zipped pgn)

The 16th North Sea Cup took place in Esbjerg, Denmark July 6th-14th.
Crosstable of the North Sea Cup 2001
1-2. Nielsen, Peter Heine and Sutovsky, Emil - 6,5; etc.
Games (45, zipped pgn)
Sicilian Defence - 9 times, Petrov's Defence - 7 times.

The Belgian Championship 2001 took place 7th-14th July.
Crosstable of the Belgian Championship 2001
1. Mikhail Gurevich - 9 from 9 scores; 2-3. Dgebuadze, Alexandre and Chuchelov, Vladimir - 6; etc.
Games (45, zipped pgn)

The July First Saturday chess tournaments took place in Budapest (Hungary) 7th-19th July 2001.
Games (144, zipped pgn)
Final standings:
IM A Tournament 1. Seres Lajos HUN - 9.5; 2. Wang Shuai HUN - 8.5; 3. Grafl Florian GER - 8 (IM norm); etc.
Photo of Nicolai Pedersen Photo: Laszlo Nagy
IM B Tournament 1. Pedersen Nicolai DEN - 10 (IM norm); 2. Sigfusson Sigurdur ISL - 7.5; 3. Castaneda Nelson USA - 6.5; etc.

The "Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2001", the 29th International Dortmund Chess Days took place in Germany July 12th-22nd 2001.
Braingames Candidates tournament will be held in Dortmund July 6th-21st 2002. 8 players, 2 groups. The Final Match with Kramnik will take place in Bahrain in October 2002.
The participants of Dortmund 2001 are: Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Viswanathan Anand (India), Michael Adams (England), Alexander Morozevich (Russia), Peter Leko (Hungary) and Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria).
BGN World Champion Vladimir Kramnik said: "Dortmund 2001 is something like an unofficial tournament world championship. Both World Champions are at the start, all opponents are among the world's Top Ten. This will be the toughest fight of the year."
Games (30, pgn)
Rounds 1-10, Dortmund 2001

Dortmund 2001 Crosstable
Final Standings
1-2. Kramnik and Topalov - 6.5; 3. Leko - 5.5; 4. Morozevich - 5; 5. Adams - 3.5; 6. Anand - 3.

2. Match Naiditsch - Skripchenko-Lautier 7-3 (1-0, 1-0, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1-0, 1-0, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2)
3. Fritz 6 - Dr. Hubner 3-3 (1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2)
Games (20, pgn)
4. Open A. 112 players, 7 GMs, 11 rounds.
Standings after round 8
1-2. Varga, Zoltan and Prasad, Devaki - 6.5; 3-10. Epishin, Vladimir; Lobzhanidze, Davit; Henrichs,Thomas; Saltaev, Mihail; Mikhalchishin, Adrian; Koscielski, Janusch; Dottling, Fabian; Pinter, Jozsef - 6; etc.
Standings after round 10
1-4. Lobzhanidze, Davit; Varga, Zoltan; Mikhalchishin, Adrian; Prasad, Devaki - 7.5; etc.
Final Standings
1. Varga, Zoltan - 8,5; 2-5. Lobzhanidze, Davit; Mikhalchishin, Adrian; Scholz, Christian; Prasad, Devaki - 8; etc.

The Dutch Open 2001 took place in Dieren 16th-26th July. Swiss, 65 players, 9 rounds.
Final Standings
1. Dvoirys,S - 7; 2-6. Ernst,S; Werle,J; Krivoshey,S; Dgebuadze,A; Meijers,V - 6,5; etc.

The Czech Open 2001 took place in Pardubice 12th-29th July.
Final Standings
1. Womacka, M. - 7.5; etc.

The Capital of Siberia 2001 tournaments (I.Dukart Memorial) took place in Novosibirsk July 18th-29th. 272 players, 6 tournaments.
The Capital of Siberia 2001 open. Swiss, 115 players, 11 rounds.
Capital of Siberia 2001 open, Players

Capital of Siberia 2001, Results and Final Standings

Capital of Siberia 2001, Results of the rounds 1-11

The Capital of Siberia 2001. Final Standings
1. Belozerov, Andrei RUS - 9; 2-4. Bocharov, Dmitry RUS; Shushpanov, R RUS; Katalymov, Boris KAZ - 8.5; etc.
Games (348, zipped pgn)

The Continental Open 2001 in Las Vegas took place 26th-29th July. Swiss, 6 rounds.
Games (39, zipped pgn)
1-3. Onischuk, Alexander UKR; Lputian, Smbat ARM; Goldin, Alexander USA - 5; 4-11. Sulskis, Sarunas LTU; Gurevich, Dmitry USA; Finegold, Benjamin USA; Ivanov, Igor USA; Browne, Walter USA; Akobian, Varuzhan ARM; Donaldson, John USA; Anka, Emil HUN - 4.5; etc.

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