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The review of chess events for June, 2002

by Boris Schipkov

The Moscow World Chess Grand Prix 2002 took place in Russia 1-5 June.
Garry Kasparov won the Moscow World Grand Prix 2002.
Rounds 1-5 Results
Final Standings
1. Kasparov; 2. Radjabov; 3. Khalifman; 4. Beliavsky; 5. Grischuk; 6. Ivanchuk; 7. Smirin; 8. Bareev; 9. Kasimdzhanov; 10. Akopian; 11. Ponomariov; 12. Polgar; 13. Onischuk; 14. Dreev; 15. Lautier; 16. Sutovsky.
Games (138, zipped pgn)
After 2 tie-break games - 1 sudden death game, White has 5 minutes, Black - 4 minutes, but White must win .
Qualification Games (12, zipped pgn)
Post-Internet Qualification
1. Vlassov - 4 from 6 scores; 2. Karjakin - 3.5; 3. Shipov - 3; 4. Novik - 1.5.

The 3rd European Individual Women's Chess Championship 2002 took place May 26th - June 8th in Varna (Bulgaria). 11 rounds, 117 players.
Final Standings
1. Stefanova,Antoaneta - 9; 2. Mkrtchian,Lilit - 8.5; 3-4. Galliamova,Alisa; Peng,Zhaoqin - 8; etc.

The Hungarian Championship 2002 took place in Balatonlelle 1st-9th June.
Final
Ruck, Robert - Acs, Peter 4-2 (1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1-0, 1-0)
For 3-4 places
Cao, Sang - Berkes, Ferenc 1.5-0.5 (1/2, 1-0).

The First Saturday June tournaments 2002 took place 1st-13th June in Budapest (Hungary).
GM: 1-2. Postny, Evgeny; Vajda, Levente - 9.5; 3. Erenburg, Sergei - 8.5; 4. Hoang, Thanh Trang - 8; 5. Koneru, Humpy - 7.5; etc.
IM: 1. Bui, Vinh -10 from 11; 2-3. Brustkern, Jurgen; Lengyel, Bela - 7; etc.

The Sigeman Tournament 2002 took place in Malmoe (Sweden) 6th-14th June.
Games (45, zipped pgn)
Epishin, V. (2606) - Short, N. (2673) [D37], Sigeman, Malmoe (8) 2002
1. Short - 6; 2. Heine Nielsen - 5.5; 3-4. Hector, Johannessen - 5; 5-6. Timman, Epishin - 4.5; 7-8. Luther, Berg - 4; 9. Stefansson - 3.5; 10. Wedberg - 3.

The WCN North American Chess Championship 2002 took place in Richmond (Canada) June 10th-16th.
Charbonneau - Christiansen 1-4 (0-1, 1-0, 0-1, 0-1, 0-1).

The Lido Estensi 2002 took place in Italy 7 - 16 June. Swiss, 9 rounds, 92 players.
Games (269, zipped pgn)
Final Standings
1-3. Efimov Igor; Iordachescu Viorel; Mitkov Nikola - 7; 4-8. Nevednichy Vladislav; Georgiev Vladimir; Dervishi Erald; Glek Igor; Jaracz Pawel - 6.5; etc.

The 6th Voronezh International Chess Festival 2002 took place in Russia June 10th-21st. Swiss, 9 rounds, 129 players
1-7. CHERNYSHOV KONSTANTIN; KHMELNITSKI ALEXSANDER; BEZGODOV ALEXEI; RYCHAGOV ANDREY; OVETCHKIN ROMAN; KOKAREV DMITRY; SERGIENKO SERGEY - 7; etc.

The International Youth Games 2002 took place in Moscow (Russia) June 15th-22nd.
Games (308, zipped pgn)
Final Standings
GIRLS U-14
1-2. Lahno, Kateryna; Tairova, Alena - 5.5; 3-4. Gunina, Valentina; Polagaeva, Ksenia - 5; etc.
BOYS U-14
1-2. Karjakin, Sergey; Lanin, Alexsej - 6; 3. Jamaletdinov Roman - 5; etc.
GIRLS U-16
1. Dzagnidze, Nana - 6.5; 2-4. Zdebskaja, Natalia; Kursova Maria; Chistiakova, Tamara - 5; etc.
BOYS U-16
1. Grachev, Boris - 5.5; 2-3. Zabotin Alexander; Areshchenko, Alexander - 5; etc.

Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand played in Advanced Chess Match in Leon (Spain) 20th - 23rd June 2002. Players used their databases and programs.
Games (6, pgn)
Kramnik - Anand 3.5-2.5 (1/2, 1/2, 1-0, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2).

The Championship of Quebec 2002 took place in Montreal (Canada) 17th-25th June. 10 players.
1. Lesiege, Alexandre - 7; 2. Hebert, Jean - 6.5; 3. Linskiy, Oleg - 6; 4. Lazarev, Vladimir - 5.5; 5-7. Roussel-Roozmon, Thomas; Barbeau, Sylvain; Voskanyan, Vahagn - 4; 8. Duong, Thanh Nha - 3.5; 9. Cuartas, Carlos - 3; 10. Times, Jerald - 1.5.

The 3rd European Individual Men Championship 2002 took place in Batumi (Georgia) June 12th-27th.
Bartlomiej Macieja is the European Champion 2002.
Final Standings (after tie-break)
1. Macieja, Bartlomiej - 9.5;
2. Gurevich,Mikhael - 9; 3. Volkov,Sergei - 9; 4. Gagunashvili,Merab - 9; 5. Sargissian,Gabriel - 9; etc.
Rounds 1-13 Results
Games (650, zipped pgn)

The Dutch Championships 2002 took place in Leeuwarden June 19th-30th.
Tie-break: Tiviakov - Van Wely 1/2, 0-1, 1/2, 0-1
1-2. Van Wely, Loek; Tiviakov, Sergei - 7; 3. Sokolov, Ivan - 6; 4. Ernst, Sipke - 5.5; 5. Van den Doel, Erik - 5; 6. Van der Wiel, John - 4; 7. Janssen, Ruud - 3; 8-10. Reinderman, Dimitri; Nijboer, Friso; Jonkman, Harmen - 2.5.
Janssen, R. (2469) - Sokolov, I. (2647) [D17], Essent ch-NED, Leeuwarden (6) 2002

The 13th Ljubljana Open 2002 took place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) 22nd-30th June. Swiss, 9 rounds, 127 players.
1. Zelcic,Robert - 7.5; 2-7. Neverov,Valeriy; Nedev,Trajce; Eljanov,Pavel; Kurajica,Bojan; Lekic,Dusan; Palo,Davor - 7; etc.

The Grand Prix du Senat 2002 took place in Paris (France) June 29th-30th.
Final, June 30
Laurent Fressinet - Vladimir Kramnik 0-1, 0-1
For 3 place
Etienne Bacrot - Joel Lautier 1-0, 0-1; 0-1, 0-1
Semifinals, June 29
Laurent Fressinet - Joel Lautier 1/2, 1/2; 0-1, 1-0; 1-0
Vladimir Kramnik - Etienne Bacrot 1/2, 1-0

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