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The review of chess events for March, 2006

by Boris Schipkov

The Fraenkische Grossmeistertage 2006 took place at Pulvermuehle in Germany 24.02-05.03.2006.
1-3. Jan Gustafsson; Artur Jussupow; Michael Prusikin - 6 from 9; 4-6. Viktor Kortchnoi; Jan Markos; David Baramidze - 4.5.
Kateryna Lahno. Photo: Copyright by www.steffans-schachseiten.de Artur Jussupow vs Viktor Kortchnoi. Photo: Copyright by www.steffans-schachseiten.de
Kateryna Lahno. Artur Jussupow vs Viktor Kortchnoi. Photo: Copyright by www.steffans-schachseiten.de.

The Polish Championship 2006 took place in Krakow 25th February to 9th March.
1. Bartel, Mateusz - 8.5/12; 2-5. Socko, Bartosz; Wojtaszek, Radoslaw; Bobras, Piotr; Macieja, Bartlomiej - 7.

The Hungarian Championship 2006 took place in Szekesfehervar 1st to 9th March.
1. Almasi, Zoltan - 6.5; 2-3. Gyimesi, Zoltan; Balogh, Csaba - 5.5; 4-6. Berkes, Ferenc; Ruck, Robert; Cao, Sang - 5; 7. Sax, Gyula - 4.5; 8. Szabo, Krisztian - 3; 9-10 Portisch, Lajos; Horvath, Adam - 2.5.

The U.S. Chess Championship 2006 took place in San Diego March 2nd-12th.
Final: Alexander Onischuk - Yury Shulman 1.5-0.5
Women Final: Rusa Goletiani - Anna Zatonskih 0.5-1.5
Nakamura Hikaru 6/9, Kamsky Gata 6.5, Ibragimov Ildar 6.5, Gulko Boris 4.5, Goldin Alexander 5, Dlugy Max 4.5, Onischuk Alexander 7.

The Reykjavik Open 2006 took place in Iceland 6th-14th March.
1-5. Gabriel Sargissian; Ahmed Adly; Shakhriyar Mamedyarov; Igor-Alexander Nataf ; Pentala Harikrishna - 7/9; 6-9. Magnus Carlsen; Ivan Sokolov; Luis Galego; Christopher Ward - 6.5.

The Linares-Morelia 2006 chess tournament took place in Mexico February 18th to 28th, then in Spain March 3rd to 11th.
Rounds 1-14 Results
1. Levon Aronian - 8.5; 2-3. Veselin Topalov, Teimour Radjabov - 8; 4. Peter Leko - 7.5; 5-6. Vassily Ivanchuk, Peter Svidler - 6.5; 7. Etienne Bacrot - 6; 8. Francisco Vallejo Pons - 5.
Games (56, zipped pgn)

The Poikovsky 2006 tournament took place in Russia March 18th-28th.
1. Shirov, Alexei - 6; 2-5. Ponomariov, Ruslan; Zvjaginsev, Vadim; Dreev, Alexey; Bareev, Evgeny - 5; 6-7 Sokolov, Ivan; Najer, Evgeniy - 4.5; 8. Rublevsky, Sergei - 4; 9. Onischuk, Alexander - 3.5; 10. Bologan, Viktor - 2.5.

The Women's World Chess Championship 2006 took place in Ekaterinburg (Russia) March 10th-25th.
Final: Galliamova, Alisa - Xu, Yuhua 0-1 (Endgame), 1/2, 0-1 (Alisa had a clear advantage, an extra pawn, but then she made mistakes). Xu Yuhua is the new Women's World Champion.

Semifinals: Cmilyte, Viktorija - Galliamova, Alisa 1/2 (White had an edge. Perpetual check); 0-1.
Matveeva, Svetlana - Xu, Yuhua 1/2; 0-1.

R4: Galliamova, Alisa - Khurtsidze, Nino 1-0, 1-0. Alisa grabbed a piece.
Matveeva, Svetlana - Sebag, Marie 1/2, 1-0. Svetlana obtained an advantage in the ending.
Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina - Xu, Yuhua 1/2, 1/2; 0.5-1.5.
Chiburdanidze, Maia - Cmilyte, Viktorija 1-0 (Black could win with 30...Nh5), 0-1 (Viktorija won two pawns); 0.5-1.5.

R3: Galliamova, Alisa (RUS) - Radziewicz, Iweta (POL) 2.5-1.5
Sebag, Marie (FRA) - Qin, Kanying (CHN) 4-2
Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina (RUS) - Peng, Zhaoqin (NED) 2.5-1.5
Kosteniuk, Alexandra (RUS) - Cmilyte, Viktorija (LTU) 0.5-1.5
Ju, Wenjun (CHN) - Chiburdanidze, Maia (GEO) 2-4
Xu, Yuhua (CHN) - Kosintseva, Tatiana (RUS) 1.5-0.5
Vijayalakshmi, Subbaraman (IND) - Matveeva, Svetlana (RUS) 0.5-1.5
Khurtsidze, Nino (GEO) - Hou, Yifan (CHN) 2-0.

R2 unexpected results: Stefanova-Radziewicz 1-3, Sebag-Koneru 3-1.

The 15th Amber Rapid and Blindfold Chess Tournament 2006 took place in Monaco March 18th-30th.
1-2. Morozevich, Alexander; Anand, Viswanathan - 14.5/22; 3. Vallejo Pons, Francisco - 12; 4. Grischuk, Alexander - 11.5; 5-6. Topalov, Veselin; Leko, Peter - 11; 7-8. Aronian, Levon; Gelfand, Boris - 10.5; 9. Van Wely, Loek - 10; 10. Svidler, Peter - 9.5; 11. Ivanchuk, Vassily - 9; 12. Nielsen, Peter Heine - 8.

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