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The review of chess events for March, 2003

by Boris Schipkov

The Cappelle la Grande Open 2003 took place in France 22nd February - 1st March. Swiss, 9 rounds, 600 players.
1-7. BURMAKIN Vladimir, ROZENTALIS Eduardas, SCHLOSSER Philipp, ARESHCHENKO Alexander, GELLER Jakov, BOCHAROV Dmitry, MIROSHNICHENKO Evgenij - 7; etc.

The Asian Championship 2003 took place in Doha (Qatar) 21st February- 3rd March.
1. Sasikiran, Krishnan - 7 from 9; 2. Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan - 6.5; 3-10. Al-Modiahki, Mohamad; Sadvakasov, Darmen; Adianto, Utut; Neelotpal, Das; Barua, Dibyendu; Barsov, Alexei; Dao Thien Hai; Kadhi, Hameed Mansour Ali - 6; etc.

The Edda Rapid 2003 tournament - Gudmundur J. Gudmundsson memorial - took place in Reykjavik March 3rd-5th.
Final Standings
1. Gurevich, Michail - 8; 2-3. Sokolov, Ivan; Sutovsky, Emil - 7; 4-12. Lautier, Joel; Shirov, Alexei; Adams, Michael; Van Wely, Loek; Nikolic, Predrag; Ehlvest, Jaan; Bacrot, Etienne; Bologan, Victor; Votava, Jan - 6.5; etc.

The Linares 2003 tournament took place in Spain 22nd February - 9th March.
Peter Leko won the Linares 2003 on number of wins.
Final Standings
1-2. Peter Leko, Vladimir Kramnik - 7 from 12; 3-4. Viswanathan Anand, Garry Kasparov - 6.5; 5. Ruslan Ponomariov - 5.5; 6. Francisco Vallejo Pons - 5; 7. Teimour Radjabov - 4.5.
Rounds 1-14 Results, Linares 2003

Crosstable of the Linares 2003

Games (42, zipped pgn)

The Anibal Open 2003
1-5. Korobov, Anton; Inarkiev, Ernesto; Kharlov, Andrei; Del Rio Angelis, Salvador; Delchev, Aleksander - 7.5 from 10; etc.

The 6th United Insurance & United Leasing GM Chess Tournament 2003 took place in Dhaka (Bangladesh) 8th-20th March.
Barsov, A. (2525) - Reefat, S. (2450) [D45], 6th United Insurance, Dhaka (13) 2003
1-3. Dzhumaev, Marat; Tiviakov, Sergei; Rahman, Ziaur - 9 from 13; 4-5. Barsov, Alexei; Goloshchapov, Alexander - 8; etc.

The IV Internet Chess Tournament "Ciudad de Dos Hermanas" 2003 took place in IÑÑ March 14th-22nd. GM Vladimir Potkin won.
Final
Vladimir Potkin - Pablo Zarnicki 2-0
Semi Finals
Vladimir Potkin - Vitaly Golod 1.5-0.5; Roi Reinaldo - Pablo Zarnicki 0.5-1.5

The Siberian Championship 2003 took place in Novosibirsk 18th-24th March.
Games (306, zipped pgn)
1-2. Belozerov, Andrei (Tomsk); Bocharov, Dmitry (Novosibirsk) - 7 from 9; etc.

The "Twelfth Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament" 2003 took place in Monaco, 15 - 27 March. Rest days March 19th and 24th.
Vishy Anand won the Amber 2003.
Final Standings
1. Viswanathan Anand - 14.5; 2-3. Peter Leko, Alexander Morozevich - 13.5; 4-5. Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov - 13; 6. Boris Gelfand - 12; 7. Alexei Shirov - 11.5; 8. Evgeny Bareev - 11; 9. Zoltan Almasi - 9.5; 10. Vassily Ivanchuk - 9; 11. Loek Van Wely - 8; 12. Ljubomir Ljubojevic - 3.5.
Rounds 1-11 Results

Crosstable of the Amber Blindfold 2003

Crosstable of the Amber Rapid 2003

Games (132, zipped pgn)

Bundesliga 2003-2003
The final 14-15 rounds took place in Germany 29th-30th March 2003. Luebeck became the Champion again.
Final Standings
1. Lübecker SV 15 86,0 29-1
2. SG Köln Porz 15 81,0 28-2
3. SV Werder Bremen 15 70,5 22-8
4. Hamburger SK 15 68,5 21-9
5. Solinger SG 15 65,5 20-10
6. TV Tegernsee 15 66,5 19-11
7. SC Kreuzberg 15 64,0 19-11
8. SC Baden Oos 15 68,5 18-12
9. SV Wattenscheid 15 60,5 13-17
10. SFR Neukölln 15 50,5 11-19
11. Stuttgarter Sfr 15 49,5 10-20
12. Turm Emsdetten 15 51,0 9-21
13. SK König Plauen 15 48,5 9-21
14. Erfurter SK 15 48,5 7-23
15. Godesberger SK 15 44,0 3-27
16. SC Forchheim 15 37,0 2-28
Games (256, zipped pgn)
The 12th and 13th rounds of the Bundesliga took place in Germany 8th-9th March.

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