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The review of chess events for July, 2004

by Boris Schipkov

The 32nd Annual World Open 2004 took place in Philadelphia (USA) June 26th - July 6th.
1. Varuzhan Akobian - 7.5 from 9; 2-10. Hikaru Nakamura, Evgeny Najer, Jaan Ehlvest, Ilya Smirin, Jiri Stocek, Igor Novikov, Alexander Ivanov, Alexander Onischuk, Abhijit Kunte - 7; etc.

The Russian Women's Championship Superfinal 2004 took place in Kazan 28th June - July 11th.
1. Tatiana Kosintseva - 8.5; 2. Alexandra Kosteniuk - 8; 3. Nadezhda Kosintseva - 6,5; 4-5. Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Alisa Galliamova - 6; 6. Elena Zaiatz - 5.5; 7-8. Irina Slavina, Tatiana Shadrina - 5; 9. Ekaterina Polovnikova - 4.5; 10. Tatiana Shumiakina - 4; 11-12. Tatiana Stepovaia, Svetlana Matveeva - 3.5.

The Dutch Championship 2004 took place in Leeuwarden June 28th - July 9th.
1. Van Wely, Loek - 7.5; 2. Sokolov, Ivan - 7; 3. Tiviakov, Sergei - 6; 4. L'Ami, Erwin - 5; 5. Stellwagen, Daniel - 4.5; 6-7. Van den Doel, Erik; Bosboom, Manuel - 4; 8. Van der Wiel, John - 3.5; 9. Nijboer, Friso - 2.0; 10. Visser, Yge - 1.5.

The Belgian Championship 2004 took place in Westerlo 3rd-11th July.
1-2. Michiels, Bart; Dgebuadze, Alexandre - 6.5 from 9; 3-4. Hovhanisian, Mher; Abolianin, Arthur - 6; etc.

The First Saturday July 2004 tournaments took place in Budapest (Hungary) 3rd-15th July.
GM: 1. Predojevic, Borki - 8 from 11; 2. Nguyen Ngoc Truongson - 7.5; etc.

The Swedish Championship 2004 took place in Gothenburg July 10th-23rd.
1-2. Agrest, Evgenij; Berg, Emanuel - 9.5 from 13; 3. Brynell, Stellan - 8; etc.

The Tai Yuan GM tournament 2004 took place in China 17th-26th July.
1. Short, Nigel - 6.5; 2. Ni Hua - 5.5; 3-4. Lautier, Joel; Dreev, Alexey - 5; 5. Bu Xiangzhi - 4.5; 6-8. Xie Jun; Lputian, Smbat; Ye Jiangchuan - 4; 9. Zhang Zhong - 3.5; 10. Xu Jun - 3.

The World Chess Championship 2004 took place from 18 June 2004 to 13 July 2004 in Tripoli, Libya.
Rustam Kasimdzhanov is the FIDE World Chess Champion.
Final: Adams - Kasimdzhanov 3.5-4.5 (1/2, 0-1, 1-0, 0-1, 1-0, 1/2; 0-1, 1/2).
World Chess Championship 2004 FIDE Knock-Out

The Quebec Open 2004 was held in Montreal from July 17-24.
1. Korchnoi, Viktor - 7.5 from 9; 2. Garcia, Gildardo - 7; 3-5. Hebert, Jean; Barsov, Alexei; Lesiege, Alexandre - 6.5; etc.

The Amsterdam Chess Tournament 2004 took place in the Netherlands 17th-25th July.
1. Nijboer, Friso - 7 from 9; 2-9. Van Wely, Loek; Timman, Jan; Tregubov, Pavel; Lobron, Eric; Krasenkow, Michal; Sokolov, Ivan; Nikolic, Predrag; Ganguly, Surya Shekhar; L'Ami, Erwin - 6.5; etc.

The Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2004 took place in Switzerland 19th-29th July.
1. Alexander Morozevich (RUS, 2743) - 7.5; 2. Krishnan Sasikiran (IND, 2666) - 6; 3-5 Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR, 2722); Yannick Pelletier (SUI, 2597); Etienne Bacrot (FRA, 2712) - 4.5; 6. Luke McShane (ENG, 2643) - 3.

R10: Morozevich-Ponomariov 1/2 (A wild struggle), Bacrot-Pelletier 1/2 (A calm draw), McShane-Sasikiran 1/2 (A long game).
R9: Pelletier-Morozevich 0-1, Sasikiran-Bacrot 1/2, Ponomariov-McShane 1/2.
R8: Morozevich-Sasikiran 1-0 (Alexander trapped the black queen. Better was 28...bxc4.), Ponomariov-Pelletier 0-1, McShane-Bacrot 0-1.
R7: Bacrot-Morozevich 0-1, Sasikiran-Ponomariov 1-0 (A knight sacrifice), Pelletier-McShane 1/2.
R6: McShane-Morozevich 1/2 (Better was 28...Ng5 or 39...Rxd4), Ponomariov-Bacrot 1-0 (Ruslan outplayed the rival in the endgame), Pelletier-Sasikiran 0-1.
R5: Morozevich-Pelletier 1/2, Bacrot-Sasikiran 1/2, McShane-Ponomariov 1-0 (Luke had two queens).
R4: Ponomariov-Morozevich 1/2 (Alexander won two pawns), Sasikiran-McShane 1-0, Pelletier-Bacrot 1/2.
R3: Sasikiran-Morozevich 1/2, Bacrot-McShane 1-0, Pelletier-Ponomariov 1/2.
R2: Morozevich-Bacrot 1-0, Ponomariov-Sasikiran 1-0, McShane-Pelletier 0-1.
R1: Morozevich-McShane 1-0, Bacrot-Ponomariov 1/2, Sasikiran-Pelletier 1-0.
Games (30, zipped pgn)

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