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The review of chess events for June, 2003

by Boris Schipkov

The "Ciudad de Leyn" 2003 chess tournament took place June 6th-8th in Spain.
Semifinals
Karjakin - Topalov 1.5-2.5 (0-1, 0-1, 1-0, 1/2).
Ponomariov - Vallejo 3.5-0.5 (1/2, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0).
Final
V. Topalov - R. Ponomariov 1.5-2.5 (1/2, 1/2, 0-1, 1/2)
Games (12, pgn)

The final of the Coupe de France 2003 took place in Paris June 7th.
NAO CC - CLICHY 3-1
Kramnik - Degraeve 1-0
Adams - Bauer 1/2
Lautier - Apicella 1/2
Fressinet - Relange 1-0.
Games (4, pgn)

The Continental Chess Association International 2003 took place in Stratton Mountain, Vermont (USA) June 4th-8th. Swiss, 10 rounds, 38 players, 7 Grandmasters and 9 International Masters.
GM Jaan Ehlvest of Estonia has taken clear first place in the CCA International with an unbeaten 7.5 points out of 10. IM John Donaldson earned his second GM norm.
1. Jaan Ehlvest - 7.5; 2-5. Alek Wojtkiewicz, Petr Kiriakov, Varuzhan Akobian, John Donaldson - 7; etc.

The European Chess Championships 2003 took place May 30th - June 14th in Turkey.
Men EICC. Final Standings
1. Azmaiparashvili Zurab - 9.5 from 13; 2-3. Malakhov Vladimir, Graf Alexander - 9; 4-14. Georgiev Kiril, Kharlov Andrei, Sakaev Konstantin, Iordachescu Viorel, Kobalia Mikhail, Sulskis Sarunas, Sutovsky Emil, Aronian Levon, Ivanchuk Vassily, Galkin Alexander, Moiseenko Alexander - 8.5; etc.
Tie-Break Games (22, zipped pgn)
European Men Chess Championship 2003. Selected Rounds 1-13 Results
Tie-Break: Graf - Malakhov 1/2, 0-1.
Games (1346, zipped pgn)

Women EICC. Final Standings
1-2. Cramling Pia, Cmilyte Viktorija - 8.5 from 11; 3-5. Kosintseva Tatiana, Sebag Marie, Socko Monika - 8; etc.
Tie-Break: Cmilyte - Cramling 1/2, 0-1.
Sebag - Socko 1-0, 1-0; Kosintseva - Sebag 1/2, 1-0.
Games Women EICC (624, zipped pgn)

The National Open 2003 took place in Las Vegas (USA) June 13-15. Swiss, 6 rounds, 137 players, 17 GMs.
1-8. Wojtkiewicz, Alek; Kudrin, Sergey; Kiriakov, Petr; Serper, Gregory; Nakamura, Hikaru; Shabalov, Alexander; Ibragimov, Ildar; Ehlvest, Jaan - 5; etc.

The Lido Estensi 2003 took place in Italy 6 - 15 June. Swiss, 9 rounds, 103 players.
1. Kogan Artur - 7.5; 2-9. Drasko Milan, EFIMOV Igor, Timoscenko Gennadij, Tomescu Vlad, Cebalo Miso, MANTOVANI Renzo, Felgaer Ruben, Blagojevic Dragisa - 6.5; etc.

The International Hamburg City Championship 2003 took place in Germany June 7th-15th. Swiss, 9 rounds, 32 players.
1-3. Moreno Carnero,Javier; Hector,Johnny; Berkes, Ferenc - 6.5; etc.

The First Saturday June 2003 tournaments took place in Budapest (Hungary) 7th-19th June.
GM: 1. Todorovic Goran - 7.5 from 9; 2. Turov Maxim - 6; 3-4. Kallio Heikki, Kraai Jesse - 5.5; etc.

The 7th International Chess Festival Voronezh-2003 (Alfa-Eco cup Voronezh) took place in Russia June 10th-21st.
Valerij Popov Svidler P. - Chernyshov K. Photos: Dmitry Borisenkov
Valerij Popov. Svidler P. - Chernyshov K. Photos: Dmitry Borisenkov.
The Master Open 1-2. Valentin Arbakov, Alexander Riazantsev - 7 from 9; etc.
GM Valerij Popov (St-Petersburg) won the blitz tournament.
IM Bator Sambuev (Moscow) won the rapid tournament.
Match Svidler P. - Chernyshov K. Classical Chess 2.5-1.5 (1/2, 1-0, 1-0, 0-1); Rapid Chess 3-1 (1-0, 1/2, 1-0, 1/2).
Games (8, pgn)
Site: http://www.relex.ru/~xuser/voronezh_open

The Enghien-les-Bains 2003 tournament took place in France June 12th-22nd.
Adams, M. (2723) - Lautier, J. (2666) [B47], Enghien-les-Bains (2) 2003
Final Standings
1. Bareev - 6.5; 2. Adams - 6; 3-4. Gelfand, Polgar - 5.5; 5. Fressinet - 4.5; 6. Bauer - 4; 7-8. Radjabov, Lautier - 3.5; 9-10. Akopian, Korchnoi - 3.
Games (45, zipped pgn)

The Greenland Open 2003 Fiske Memorial took place in Qaqortoq June 27th-30th.
1. Luke McShane - 8.5 from 9; 2. Jˇhann Hjartarson - 7.5; 3. Predrag Nikolic - 7; etc.

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