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The review of chess events and sites for June, 2006

by Boris Schipkov

The 37th Chess Olympiad 2006 took place in Turin (Italia) 20th May - 4th June. 1.Armenia - 36, 2.China - 34, 3.USA - 33, 4.Israel - 33. Women: 1.Ukraine - 29.5, 2.Russia - 28, 3.China - 27.5.
Men's Final Standings. 37th Chess Olympiad, Turin 2006
Russia: Kramnik Vladimir 6.5/9, Svidler Peter 5/9, Grischuk Alexander 7/11, Morozevich Alexander 6/9, Bareev Evgeny 5.5/9, Rublevsky Sergey 2/5.
Women's Final Standings. 37th Chess Olympiad, Turin 2006
Russia: Kosteniuk Alexandra 6/10, Kosintseva Tatiana 9.5/12, Kosintseva Nadezhda 7.5/10, Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 5/7.
Results of the leading teams. Rounds 1-13, Chess Olympiad 2006

Site: http://schach.wienerzeitung.at/tnr3410

GM Tournament Hockenheim (1.-4.6.)/ Willingen 6.-10.6. took place in Germany 1-10.06.2006. 10 players, 9 rounds, ELO 2498 category X.
1.Rainer Buhmann - 6, 2-3.Fabian Doettling, Oleg Romanishin - 5.5; 4.Vyacheslav Ikonnikov - 5; 5-7. Alexander Gasthofer, Georg Meier, Evgeny Tomashevsky; 8.Wouter Spoelman - 4; 9.Arik Braun - 3; 10.Maximilian Meinhardt - 2.5.
Rainer Buhmann. Photo: Alissa Berger Fabian Doettling. Photo: Alissa Berger Evgeny Tomashevsky. Photo: Alissa Berger Vyacheslav Ikonnikov. Photo: Alissa Berger
Rainer Buhmann, Fabian Doettling, Evgeny Tomashevsky and Vyacheslav Ikonnikov. Photos: Alissa Berger.
Web: www.schach.com/hockenheim

The Ciudad de Leon 2006 chess tournament took place 9th-11th June in Spain.
Final: Veselin Topalov - Viswanathan Anand 1.5-2.5 (1/2 Veselin won a pawn; 0-1 Vishy moved his rooks on 7th rank, grabbed pawns; 1/2; 1/2 Anand had an advantage)
Semifinals: Viswanathan Anand - Lazaro Bruzon 4.5-3.5
Veselin Topalov - Paco Vallejo 2.5-1.5 (In 3rd game Veselin had an extra queen, but Francisco could make a draw).

Site: http://www.advancedchessleon.com/

The San Marino International Chess Open 2006 took place in Republic of San Marino June 5th-11th.
1-2. Milov, Vadim; Akobian, Varuzhan - 7.5 from 9; 3. Gagunashvili, Merab - 7; 4-11. Tiviakov, Sergei; Ehlvest, Jaan; Pantsulaia, Levan; Torre, Eugenio; Sulava, Nenad; Epishin, Vladimir; Kuzubov, Yuriy; Ivanisevic, Ivan - 6.5; etc.

The St. Petersburg Championship 2006 took place in Russia 3rd-13th June. 1-2. Popov, Valerij; Yemelin, Vasily - 8/11; 3-4. Vitiugov, Nikita; Alekseev, Evgeny - 7.5.
The Nezhmetdinov Memorial 2006 took place in Kazan (Russia) June 1st-9th. 1. Askarov, Marat - 7.5/9; 2-3. Bocharov, Dmitry; Khismatullin, Denis - 7.

The National Open 2006 took place in Las Vegas (USA) June 15th-19th.
1-5. Wojtkiewicz, Aleksander; Akobian, Varuzhan; Mitkov, Nikola; Gagunashvili, Merab; Ftacnik, Lubomir - 5/6; 6-12. Mikhalevski, Victor; Golod, Vitali; De Firmian, Nick; Kudrin, Sergey; Kritz, Leonid; Anka, Emil; Browne, Walter - 4.5.

The Aerosvit 2006 tournament took place in Foros, Crimea (Ukraine) June 16th-29th.
1. Rublevsky, Sergei - 7.5; 2. Ivanchuk, Vassily - 7; 3. Bologan, Viorel - 6.5; 4-6. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar; Shirov, Alexei; Grischuk, Alexander - 6; 7-8. Areshchenko, Alexander; Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - 5; 9-10. Ponomariov, Ruslan; Karjakin, Sergey - 4.5; 11-12. Volokitin, Andrei; Harikrishna, Pentala - 4.
Site: http://www.aerosvit2006.ukrchess.org.ua/

The Dutch Championship 2006 took place in Hilversum, the Netherlands June 17th-29th.
1. Tiviakov, Sergei - 9; 2. Sokolov, Ivan - 7.5; 3-4. Nijboer, Friso; Van Wely, Loek - 7; 5. Stellwagen, Daniel - 6.5; 6-7. Van der Wiel, John; Werle, Jan - 5.5; 8. L'Ami, Erwin - 5; 9. Smeets, Jan - 4.5; 10-11. Timman, Jan; Bosch, Jeroen - 3; 12. Visser, Yge - 2.5.
Site: http://www.schaakbond.nl/

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