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The review of chess events for March, 2005

by Boris Schipkov

The 6th Karpov International Chess Tournament 2005 took place in Poikovsky (Russia), 26th February - 7th March. 10 players, Category XVIII (2682).
1-2. Bacrot, Etienne; Bologan, Viktor - 6; 3-4. Grischuk, Alexander; Dreev, Alexey - 5.5; 5. Svidler, Peter - 5; 6-8. Vaganian, Rafael; Dominguez, Lenier; Onischuk, Alexander - 4; 9. Rublevsky, Sergei - 3.5; 10. Sadvakasov, Darmen - 1.5.

The Linares 2005 chess tournament took place in Spain 23rd February - 10th March.
1-2. Garry Kasparov; Veselin Topalov - 8 from 12; 3. Viswanathan Anand - 6.5; 4. Peter Leko - 6; 5. Michael Adams - 5.5; 6-7. Francisco Vallejo Pons; Rustam Kasimdzhanov - 4.
Rounds 1-14 Results

Games (42, zipped pgn)

The winner of Linares and the world's strongest chess player, Garry Kasparov, has just announced his retirement from professional chess.

Vladimir Nevostrujev (Kemerovo) was the winner of the Siberian and Far East Championship 2005, March 16-24, Ulan-Ude (Russia).

Anatoly Karpov and Andrei Istratescu played a match in Bucharest 20th-26th March 2005.
Classical: Istratescu-Karpov 1.5-2.5. Rapid: Istratescu-Karpov 0.5-3.5.

The 2005 Foxwoods Open took place in USA March 23rd-27th.
1. Hikaru Nakamura - 7.5 from 9; 2-3. Ildar Ibragimov, Alexander Ivanov - 7; etc.

The St Petersburg Chess Championship 2005 took place in the Mikhail Chigorin City Chess Club March 17-27, Russia.
1. Valery Loginov - 8 from 11; 2. Valery Popov - 7; 3-4. Nikita Vitiugov, Denis Yevseev - 6.5.

The "Fourteenth Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament" 2005 took place in Monaco, March 19th-31st. Rest days March 23rd and 28th.
1. Viswanathan Anand - 15.5 from 22; 2. Alexander Morozevich - 13; 3-4. Vassily Ivanchuk, Peter Leko - 12; 5. Vladimir Kramnik - 11.5; 6-8. Alexei Shirov, Peter Svidler, Veselin Topalov - 11; 9. Boris Gelfand - 10; 10. Francisco Vallejo - 9.5; 11. Evgeny Bareev - 8; 12. Loek Van Wely.

The Russian Women's Championship 2005 took place in Samara, 23rd-31st March.
1-2. Pogonina, Natalija; Korbut, Ekaterina - 6.5 from 9; 3-6. Zaiatz, Elena; Gunina, Valentina; Kochetkova, Julia; Tomilova, Elena - 6; etc.

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