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The review of chess events for March, 2002

by Boris Schipkov

The European Aristokrat Grand Prix 2002 took place in Antalya (Turkey) 22nd February - 2nd March. Swiss, 9 rounds, 67 players.
1. Volkov, Sergey RUS - 8; 2-5. Chatalbashev, Boris BUL; Sideif-Sade, Fikret AZE; Nadyrhanov, Sergey RUS; Moldobaev, Emelbek KGZ - 6.5; etc.

The Eugene Martinovsky Memorial 2002 took place in Oak Brook, Illinois (USA) 28th February - 3rd March. Swiss, 7 rounds, 101 players.
1-5. Gregory Kaidanov; Alexander Onischuk; Daniel Fridman; Leonid Yudasin; Aleksander Wojtkiewicz - 5.5; etc.

The Cannes Open 2002 took place 25th February - 3rd March. Swiss, 9 rounds, 235 players.
1-4. Marin Mihail; Neverov Valeriy; Rotstein Arkadij; Tischbierek Raj - 7; etc.

The NAO Chess Masters 2002 tournament took place in Cannes (France) 22nd February - 3rd March.
Games (45, pgn)
Rounds 1-9 Results. NAO Chess Masters 2002
Crosstable of the NAO Masters 2002
Final Standings
1-2. Topalov and Gelfand - 6; 3-7. Bareev; Bacrot; Karpov; Leko; Fressinet - 4.5; 8-9. Lautier; Nataf - 4; 10. Morozevich - 2.5.

The Linares 2002 tournament took place in Spain 22nd February - 10th March.
Crosstable of the Linares 2002
Games (42, pgn)
Rounds 1-14 Results, Linares 2002
Final Standings
1. Kasparov - 8 from 12; 2. Ponomariov - 6.5; 3-5. Ivanchuk; Anand; Adams - 6; 6. Vallejo Pons - 5; 7. Shirov - 4.5.
The IX Open Anibal de Ajedrez "Ciudad de Linares" 2002 took place in Spain 1st-10th March. Swiss, 10 rounds, 126 players.
1. Zhang, Pengxiang - 8; 2-5. Kempinski, Robert; Cheparinov, Ivan; Radulski, Julian; Vassallo, Mauricio - 7.5; etc.
Sites: http://www.ajedrez21.com/

The German Cup-Finals 2002 took place in Baden-Baden. Qualified teams are Luebecker SV, Stuttgart, Baden-Oos and Magdeburg.
Results of the German Team Cup-Final 2002
08.03.2002 6.00 p.m. MEZ 1/4 finals: men
09.03.2002 2.00 p.m. MEZ 1/2 finals: men and teams
Stuttgarter SF - Baden-Baden Oos 1,5-2,5;
Luebecker SV - USC Magdeburg 3,5-0,5
10.03.2002 9.00 a.m. MEZ finals: men and teams
Luebecker SV - Baden-Baden Oos 2,5-1,5

The National Open 2002 took place March 7th-11th in Las Vegas (USA). Swiss, 6 rounds, 197 players.
1-2. YERMOLINSKY, ALEX; BROWNE, WALTER - 5.5; 3-8. GALLAGHER, JOSEPH; PELLETIER, YANNICK; BLATNY, PAVEL; KUDRIN, SERGEY; SARKAR, JUSTIN; AKOBIAN, VARUZHAN - 5; etc.

The Russian Under-20 Championships 2002 for boys and girls took place in Vladimir 1-12.03.2002. Swiss, 11 rounds.
Final Standings, Boys
1. Inarkiev, E (Elista) - 9.5; 2-4. Riazantsev, A (Moscow); Grigoriants, S (Moscow); Bocharov, D (Novosibirsk) - 7.5; etc.
Final Standings, Girls
1. Khasanova, A (Ufa) - 8.5; 2. Fominyh, M (Krasnoyarsk) - 7.5; etc.

The XX Reykjavik Open 2002 took place in Iceland March 7th-15th. Swiss, 9 rounds, 72 players.
Gretarsson, H. (2520) - Ehlvest, J. (2585) [D37], Reykjavik Open (7) 2002
Final Standings
1-2. Ehlvest, Jaan; Korneev, Oleg - 7; 3-6. Helgi Ass Gretarsson; Valeriy Neverov; Jonathan Rowson; Mikhail M Ivanov - 6.5; etc.
Site: http://skak.is/si/reykjavik2002/

The First Saturday March tournaments 2002 took place 2nd-15th March in Budapest (Hungary).
GM: 1. Butnorius, Algimantas - 8.5 from 13 scores; 2-3. Lukacs, Peter; Antal, Gergely - 8; etc.
IM A: 1. Asauskas, Henrikas - 8 from 9 scores; 2. Vigh, Bela - 6; 3-4. Mensch, Etienne; Eperjesi, Laszlo - 5.5; etc.
IM B: 1. Dub, Zeev - 7 from 9 scores; 2. Nemeth, Zoltan - 6; 3. Brustkern, Juergen - 5; etc.

Bundesliga 2001-2002 Rounds 10-11
The 10th and 11th rounds of the Bundesliga took place in Germany 16th-17th March 2002.
Bundesliga 2001-2002 Round 11 Results (17.03.2002)
Solinger SG - Luebecker SV 3.5-4.5
Bundesliga 2001-2002 Round 10 Results (16.03.2002)
Luebecker SV - SG Heiligenhaus 7.5-0.5 (Almira Skripchenko-Lautier - Michael Adams 1/2)
Games (80, zipped pgn)

The III Internet Chess Tournament "Ciudad de Dos Hermanas" 2002 took place in IŃŃ March 15th-23rd. GM Alexander Rustemov won.
Games (73, zipped pgn)
Final A-Rustemov 2 - Reiko 1
Semi Finals A123 1 - A-Rustemov 2; Azmaiparashvili 0.5 - Reiko 1.5
Quarter Finals Adla 0.5 - A123 1.5; Rustemov 2 - Olegas 1; Azmaiparashvili 1.5 - D-Fridman 0.5; Crest 1 - Reiko 2
1/8 Finals Igrok 1- Adla 2; Petrovich 0 - A123 2; A-Rustemov - Hyxiom (left); Champbuster 0.5 - Olegas 1.5; Azmaiparashvili 1.5 - Sapog 0.5; D-Fridman 2 - Digo 1; Crest 2 - panagulis 0; Tripy 1 - Reiko 2
1/16 Finals
"Igrok" GM Alexey Dreev 2 - "Beeblebrox" Tong Neo Choo 1
"Adla" IM Diego Adla 2 - "Belov" IM Vladimir Belov 0
"Petrovich" GM Petr Kiriakov 2 - "ElProfesor" IM Bernal Gonzalez Acosta
"A123" GM Roman Dzindzichashvili 2 - "YearoftheRabbit" IM Hikaru Nakamura 0
"A-Rustemov" GM Alexander Rustemov 1.5 - "Peon-Dorado" Jorge Soto 0.5
"Hyxiom" GM Manuel Apicella 2 - "Bochkarev" IM Dmitry Bocharov 1
"Contora" GM Boris Avrukh 1 - "Champbuster" FM Stefan Kristjansson 2
"J-Becerra" GM Julio Becerra Rivero 1 - "Olegas" IM Oleg Krivonosov 2
"Azmaiparashvili" GM Zurab Azmaiparashvili 2 - "Lepikson" Ülar Lauk 0
"Pantani" GM Pawel Jaracz (net trouble) - "Sapog" IM Michail Feygin
"D-Fridman" GM Daniel Fridman 2 - "DukeNukem" FM Christoph Wisnewski 0
"Wayfarer" GM Alexander Stripunsky 1 - "Digo" IM Gyula Izsak 2
"Crest" GM Sergey Shipov 1.5 - "SkorpionDefense" IM Arkady Shevelev 0.5
"Akula" GM Vitali Golod 1 - "panagulis" IM Rodrigo Vasquez Schroder 2
"agrest" GM Evgeny Agrest 0 - "Tripy" FM José Candela Pérez 2
"Reiko" GM Roland Schmaltz 2 - "Specialist" IM Istvan Almasi 1

The Budapest Spring Festival 2002 took place in Hungary March 15th-23rd. Swiss, 9 rounds, 87 players.
1. Lengyel Bela - 8; 2-3. Sipos Istvan; Berczes Csaba - 7; 4-6. Karabalis Harilos; Cooke Erik; Weglarz Leszek - 6.5; etc.

The 8th Schloss Open 2002 took place 22nd-24th March in Werther (Germany). Swiss, 5 rounds, 74 players.
1-2. Epishin,Vladimir; Berelovich,Alexander - 4.5; 3-6. Kopylov,Michael; Kasparov,Sergey; Antoniewski,Rafal; Kalod,Radek - 4; etc.

The Pinamar International 2002 took place in Argentine March 21st-27th.
Final Standings
1-3 Zarnicki, Pablo; Morovic, Ivan; Ricardi, Pablo - 5.5; 4-5. Rodriguez, Andres; Sunye Neto, Jaime - 5; 6-7. Slipak, Sergio; Pavasovic, Dusko - 4.5; 8. Mohr, Georg - 4; 9. Felgaer, Ruben - 3; 10. Larsen, Bent - 2.5.
The 72nd Argentine Championship 2002 took place 11th-20th March.
Ruben Felgaer is the Champion of Argentine 2002.
Felgaer - Peralta 1.5-0.5 (rapid)
Final Standings
1-2. Peralta, Fernando; Felgaer, Ruben - 9; 3. Zarnicki, Pablo - 8.5; 4. Sorin, Ariel - 8; 5. Spangenberg, Hugo - 7.5; 6-8. Giardelli, Sergio; Slipak, Sergio; Campora, Daniel - 6.5; 9. Fiorito,Fabian - 6; 10. Flores, Diego - 5.5; 11. Pierrot, Facundo - 5; 12-13. Giaccio, Alfredo; Rosito, Jorge - 4.5; 14. Garcia Palermo, Carlos - 4.

The 13th Goodricke Open 2002 took place at Alekhine Chess Club in Calcutta (India) 17th-27th March. Swiss, 11 rounds, 54 players.
Final Standings
1. Sulskis, Sarunas - 8.5; 2. Sasikiran, Krishnan - 8; 3-8. Kuzmin, Alexey; Ovsejevitsch, Sergei; Ghaem Maghami Ehsan; Sermek, Drazen; Sherbakov, Ruslan; Shariyazdanov, Andrey - 7; 9-15. Fominyh, Alexander; Goloshchapov, Alexander; Kotsur, Pavel; Aleksandrov, Aleksej; Sorokin, Maxim; Motylev, Alexander; Barua, Dibuendu - 6.5; etc.

The "Eleventh Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament" 2002 took place in Monaco, 16 - 28 March. Rest days March 20th and 25th.
Rounds 1-11 Results
Final Standings
1. Morozevich - 15; 2. Shirov - 14.5; 3. Leko - 13.5; 4. Ivanchuk - 13; 5-7. Gelfand; Topalov; Bareev - 12; 8. Kramnik - 11; 9-10. Almasi; Piket - 9; 11. Van Wely - 6; 12. Ljubojevic - 5.
Games (132, zipped pgn)
Crosstable of the Amber Rapid 2002
Crosstable of the Amber Blindfold 2002

The 57th Yugoslav Championship 2002 took place in Banja Koviljaca March 16th-30th. Round Robin, 14 players.
1-3. Blagojevic, Dragisa; Pavlovic, Milos; Pikula, Dejan - 8 from 13 scores; etc.

The Norwegian Open Championship 2002 took place in Oslo 23rd - 30th March. Swiss, 9 rounds, 61 players.
1. Einar Gausel - 7.5; etc.

The Foxwoods Open 2002 took place in USA March 28th-31st. Swiss, 7 rounds, 104 players.
Goldin, A. (2630) - Shulman, Y. (2595) [E90], Foxwoods Open, Connecticut USA (4) 2002
Games (78, zipped pgn)
Final Standings
1-6. Ildar Ibragimov; Ilya Smirin; Joel Benjamin; Alexander Goldin; Gregory Kaidanov; Giorgi Kacheishvili - 5.5; etc.
GM Alexander Goldin
GM Alexander Goldin Photo: Michael Atkins.

The XLVIII Mexican Chess Open International and National Championship 2002, Hermosillo, Sonora (MEX) 26.03.2002 - 31.03.2002. Swiss, 9 rounds, 64 players.
1. Gonzalez Zamora Juan Carlo - 7.5; 2-4. Aldama De Gournay Dionisio; Espinosa Flores Rafael; Villegas Corona Rafael - 7; etc.

The Danish Championship 2002 took place 23rd-31st March. Round Robin, 10 players.
1. Hansen, Sune Berg - 6.5; 2-3. Fries-Nielsen, Jens Ove; Mortensen, Erling - 6; etc.

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