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The review of chess events for July, 2002

by Boris Schipkov

The Bogny sur Meuse GM Tournament 2002 took place in France 27th June - 5th July. 10 players.
1. Shchekachev Andrei - 7.5; 2. Kveinys Aloyzas - 6; 3. Rausis Igors - 5.5; etc.

The 30th World Open 2002 took place in USA June 29th - July 7th. 9 rounds, 211 players.
1-9. Ilya Smirin, Alexander Onischuk, Artur Yusupov, Jaan Ehlvest, Alek Wojtkiewicz, Benjamin Finegold, Jonathan Rowson, Varuzhan Akobian and Kamil Miton - 7; etc.

The Slovak Championship 2002 took place in Kaskady 26th June - 7th July. 12 players.
1. Sutovsky, Emil - 8.5; 2. Landa, Konstantin - 8; 3. Romanishin, Oleg - 7.5; 4-6. Khenkin, Igor; Ftacnik, Lubomir; Movsesian Sergei - 6.5; etc.
Tie-break (10min+5sec) Movsesian - Ftacnik 1-0, 1/2.
Sergei Movsesian became the Slovak Champion 2002.

The White Nights Tournament 2002 took place in St. Petersburg (Russia) July 1st-10th. Swiss, 9 rounds, 122 players.
Final Standings
1-2. Makarov, Marat (Novosibirsk); Anisimov, Pavel - 7; etc.

The 23rd Bled Open 2002 took place in Slovenia July 2nd-10th.
1. Gyimesi, Zoltan - 7; 2. Pavasovic, Dusko - 6.5; 3-8. Chatalbashev,Boris; Eljanov, Pavel; Neverov,Valeriy; Kurajica,Bojan; Ruck,Robert; Kovacevic,Aleksandar - 6; etc.

The North Sea Cup 2002 took place in Esbjerg (Denmark) July 5th-13th.
1-2. Bruzon, Lazaro; Dominguez, Lenier - 6; 3. Volokitin, Andrei - 5.5; 4-5. Hansen, Sune Berg; Nielsen, Peter Heine - 5; 6-7. Glek, Igor; Tiviakov, Sergei - 4; 8-9. Hansen, Curt; Stefansson, Hannes - 3.5; 10. Galliamova, Alisa - 2.5.

The Norwegian Championship 2002 took place in Roros July 6th-13th. Swiss, 9 rounds, 20 players.
1. Simen Agdestein - 7; 2. Einar Gausel - 6.5; etc.

The Scottish Championship 2002 took place July 6th-14th in Stirling. 18 players, 9 rounds.
1. Motwani, Paul - 7.5; 2-3. Bryson, Douglas; McNab, Colin - 6.5; etc.

The Swedish Championship 2002 took place in Skara June 29th - July 14th. 14 players.
1. Hector, Jonny - 10; 2. Agrest, Evgenij - 9.5; 3. Brynell, Stellan - 8.5; etc.

The Paris Open 2002 took place 6th-14th July. 209 players.
1-3. AFEK Yochanan; SHCHEKACHEV Andrei; CHABANON Jean-Luc - 7.5; 4-12. MUREY Yaacov; BRATANOV Zsivko; NISIPEANU Liviu-Dieter; BIN-SATTAR Reefat; FRESSINET Laurent; DAVID Alberto; HOSSAIN Enamul; KOSTENIUK Alexandra; JUSTO Damian - 7; etc.

The International Chess Open of Andorra XX Edition took place 6th-14th July 2002. 153 players.
1. Psakhis, Lev - 7.5; 2-7. Vera, Reynaldo; Paunovic, Dragan; Nevednichy, Vladislav; Avrukh, Boris; Zapata, Alonso; Conquest, Stuart - 7; etc.

U.S.A. versus China Summit Chess Match took place in Shanghai (China) July 10th-15th, 2002. Each round (11th, 12th, 14th, 15th) consists of 10 games featuring six of the top male players, two of the top female players, and two of the top junior players from each country.
Final USA - China 19.5-20.5 Rounds 1-4 Results
China - U.S.A. 6 - 4. Round 4, July 15
U.S.A. - China 5-5. Round 3, July 14
China - U.S.A. 5.5 - 4.5. Round 2, July 12
Goldin, Alexander (2618) - Ye Jiangchuan (2676) [E61], 2nd China-USA Summit, Shanghai (1) 2002
U.S.A. - China 6-4. Round 1, July 11
GM Alexander Goldin (from Siberia, Novosibirsk) played on the 1st board of the super USA team!
The U.S. and Chinese team captains have made their decisions on both team members and playing orders.
The final team lists
Tan Chin Nam Cup Open 2002 took place in China July 4th-8th. Swiss, 9 rounds, 62 players.
Final Standings
1-5. Sasikiran, Krishnan; Shabalov, Alexander; Seirawan, Yasser; Goldin, Alexander; Ni Hua - 6.5; etc.

The Fide cat 8 international tournament "Trophy Intel Pentium4" was played in July in Milan, in the prestigious building of the "SocietÓ del Giardino" one of the most exclusive club in Milano.
The Italian gm Michele Godena won undefeated, one point ahead the favourite gm Cebalo from Croazia. It was a great victory for Godena and a great event for Italy.
1. gm Godena 6.5; 2. gm Cebalo (Cro) 5,5; 3. gm Drazic (Y) 5; etc.

The First Saturday July tournaments 2002 took place 6th-18th July in Budapest (Hungary).
GM: 1. Seres, Lajos - 9.5; 2. Pedersen, Nicolai Vesterbaek - 8.5; 3. Csom, Istvan - 8; 4. Kristjansson, Stefan - 7; etc.

The Dutch Open 2002 took place in Dieren July 9th-18th. Swiss, 9 rounds, 76 players.
1. Safin, Shukhrat - 7; 2-5. Savchenko, Stanislav; Dvoirys, Semen; Ernst, Sipke; L'Ami, Erwin - 6.5; etc.

The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2002 took place in Germany 6th-21st July. The winner will play with the Classical World Champion Vladimir Kramnik (Einstein cycle).
Preliminary Rounds and Semifinals Results
Final, July 18-21
Leko on Top 2.5-1.5!
Leko-Topalov 1-0 (Sicilian. Peter had two bishops advantage and a strong passed pawn), 1-0 (Sicilian Cheliabinsk. Double-edged fight. Peter had a passed pawn and won a knight. But Veselin could make perpetual check), 0-1 (Sicilian Paulsen. Veselin outplayed the rival in the endgame), 1/2 (Nimzo-Indian. Peter obtained a small edge).
Games (39, zipped pgn)

The ZMD-Open 2002 took place in Dresden (Germany) 18th-26th July. Swiss, 9 rounds, 306 players.
1. Graf,Alexander - 8; 2-14. Rabiega,Robert; Naumann,Alexander; Maiwald,Jens-Uwe; Gustafsson,Jan; Palac, Mladen; Lanka,Zigurds; Zapata, Alonso; Gretarsson, Helgi; Sax, Gyula; Moor, Roger; Lobzhanidze,Davit; Zelcic, Robert; Karpatchev,Aleksander - 7; etc.

The X Emanuel Lasker Memorial Open 2002 took place 17th-27th July in Barlinek (Poland). Swiss, 9 rounds, 28 players.
1-2. Malaniuk, Vladimir; Socko, Bartosz - 6.5; 3-5. Vysochin, Spartak; Gleizerov, Evgeny; Zubarev, Alexander - 6; etc.

Politiken Cup 2002 is an 11-round open tournament played in one big group - from novices and club players to strong grandmasters. The Tournament took place from the 15th to the 26th of July 2002 in Copenhagen (Denmark). 197 players.
1-3. Tiviakov,Sergei; Beliavsky,Alexandr; Felgaer,Ruben - 8.5; 4-13. Epishin,Vladimir; Hillarp Persson,T; De Firmian,Nick; Schandorff,Lars; Kiriakov,Petr; Ward,Christopher; Nielsen,Peter Hei; Peralta,Fernando; El-Kher,Henrik; Dominguez,Lenier - 8; etc.

The Capital of Siberia 2002 tournaments (I.Dukart Memorial) took place in Novosibirsk July 19th-29th. 226 players, 6 tournaments.
The Capital of Siberia Open 2002. 108 players.
Final Standings after Knockout (8 players from Swiss)
1. Akselrod, Vladislav; 2. Logunov, Maxim; 3. Kazakov, Peter.
Final: Akselrod - Logunov 3-1.
Standings after round 9, Swiss
1-4. Akselrod, Vladislav; Isanbaev, Ramil; Bespalov, Alexey; Grachev, Jury - 7; etc.

The 13th International Chess & Bridge Festival CZECH OPEN 2002 took place 11th-28th July in Pardubice, Czech Republic.
GM Krishnan Sasikiran The main hall GM Bartolomiej Macieja
GM Krishnan Sasikiran. The main hall. GM Bartolomiej Macieja.
Photos: Proclient s.r.o.
Final Standings
1-7. BOROVIKOV VLADISLAV; ACS PETER; HRACEK ZBYNEK; JAKOVENKO DMITRY; NEVEROV VALERY; INARKIEV ERNESTO; BURMAKIN VLADIMIR - 7; etc.

The IV stage of the VI Russian Cup 2002 took place in Samara. 118 players.
1-3. Grachev Boris; Yevseev Denis; Bocharov Dmitry - 7; 4-8. Nevostruev Vladimir; Vaulin Alexander; Yurtaev Leonid; Matveeva Svetlana; Ovetchkin Roman - 6.5; etc.

The 6th Tournament "Korinthos 2002" took place 23rd-31st July in Greece. 9 rounds, 131 players.
1. Volkov, Sergey - 7.5; 2-5. Svetushkin, Dmitry; Managadze, Nikoloz; Mastrovasilis, Athanasios; Antic, Dejan - 7; etc.

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