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The review of chess events for July, 2005

by Boris Schipkov

The European Individual Chess Championship 2005 took place in Warsaw (Poland) June 17th - July 2nd.
1. Nisipeanu - 10 from 13; 2. Radjabov - 9.5; 3-9. Karjakin, Ivanchuk, Aronian, Beliavsky, Eljanov, Moiseenko, Asrian - 9; 10-17. Milov, Tiviakov, Jakovenko, Rublevsky, Kotronias, Sokolov, Timofeev, Kobalia - 8.5.
After tie-break matches for bronze: 3.Aronian, 4.Karjakin, 5.Ivanchuk, 6.Eljanov, 7.Asrian, 8.Beliavsky, 9.Moiseenko.

The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2005 took place in Germany 8th-17th July.
1. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 5.5; 2-5. Topalov, Veselin; Bacrot, Etienne; Van Wely, Loek; Svidler, Peter - 5; 6-7. Kramnik, Vladimir; Adams, Michael - 4.5; 8. Leko, Peter - 4; 9. Sutovsky, Emil - 3.5; 10. Nielsen, Peter Heine - 3.
R9: Nielsen-Van Wely 1/2, Topalov-Leko 1-0, Sutovsky-Adams 1/2, Svidler-Naiditsch 1/2, Bacrot-Kramnik 1-0.
R8: Van Wely-Topalov 0-1 (Pawn chains), Leko-Sutovsky 1/2, Adams-Svidler 1/2, Naiditsch-Bacrot 1/2, Kramnik-Nielsen 1-0.
R7: Kramnik-Van Wely 1/2, Sutovsky-Topalov 1/2, Svidler-Leko 1-0, Bacrot-Adams 1-0, Nielsen-Naiditsch 0-1.
R6: Van Wely-Sutovsky 1-0, Topalov-Svidler 1/2 (An exciting game and combination, but Veselin could win), Leko-Bacrot 1/2, Adams-Nielsen 1-0 (An error), Naiditsch-Kramnik 1/2 (Arkadij sacrificed the exchange. Perpetual check).
R5: Naiditsch-Van Wely 1/2, Bacrot-Topalov 1/2, Svidler-Sutovsky 1/2 (Perpetual check), Nielsen-Leko 0-1 (Peter gradually outplayed the rival), Kramnik-Adams 1/2 (Michael grabbed a pawn).
R4: Van Wely-Svidler 1/2, Topalov-Nielsen 1/2, Sutovsky-Bacrot 0-1, Leko-Kramnik 1/2, Adams-Naiditsch 1/2.
R3: Adams-Van Wely 0-1, Kramnik-Topalov 1-0, Nielsen-Sutovsky 1/2, Bacrot-Svidler 1/2, Naiditsch-Leko 1-0.
R2: Van Wely-Bacrot 1-0, Topalov-Naiditsch 1-0 (Veselin attacked), Sutovsky-Kramnik 1-0 (Emil sacrificed a piece and then won a queen), Svidler-Nielsen 1/2, Leko-Adams 1/2.
R1: Leko-Van Wely 1-0, Adams-Topalov 1-0, Naiditsch-Sutovsky 1-0, Kramnik-Svidler 1/2, Nielsen-Bacrot 1-0.
Games (45, zipped pgn)

The Canadian Open 2005 was held in Edmonton July 9th-17th.
1-5. Ivanchuk, Vassily; Shirov, Alexei; Bluvshtein, Mark; Bologan, Viktor; Chowdhury, SR - 8 from10; 6-11. Ganguly, SS; Quan, Zhe; Kidambi, S; Kunte, Abhijit; Krnan, Tomas; Roussel-Roozmon, Thomas - 7.5.

The Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2005 took place in Switzerland 18th-29th July.
1-2. Volokitin, Gelfand - 6; 3. Pelletier - 5; 4-5. Nakamura, Bauer - 4.5; 6. Carlsen - 4.
MTO Open: 1. Kobalia - 8.5/11; 2. Alekseev - 8.

The Amsterdam Chess Tournament 2005 took place 16th-24th July in the Netherlands.
1. Eljanov - 7 from 9; 2-8. Rogers, Akopian, Timofeev, Cheparinov, Stellwagen, Khenkin, l'Ami - 6.5.

The Czech Open 2005 took place in Pardubice (Czech Republic) 22nd-30th July.
1. KOVALEV ANDREI - 7.5; 2-5. POTKIN VLADIMIR, AZAROV SERGEI, KHARITONOV ALEXANDER, NAJER EVGENIY - 7.

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