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The review of chess events for March, 2007

by Boris Schipkov

The Morelia-Linares 2007 chess tournament took place in Mexico February 17th to 25th, then in Spain March 2nd to 10th.
1. Viswanathan Anand - 8.5; 2-3. Magnus Carlsen, Alexander Morozevich - 7.5; 4-5. Levon Aronian, Peter Svidler - 7; 6. Vassily Ivanchuk - 6.5; 7-8. Veselin Topalov, Peter Leko - 6.
Linares-Morelia 2007. Rounds 1-14 Results
Games (56, zipped pgn)
Teimour Radjabov withdraws from Morelia - Linares 2007.

The Cappelle la Grande open 2007 took place 3rd-10th March in France.
1-6. Wang Yue; Miroshnichenko, Evgenij; Gashimov, Vugar; Arutinian, David; Drozdovskij, Yuri; Yemelin, Vasily - 7.
Wang Yue Miroshnichenko Evgenij Gashimov Vugar Yemelin Vasily. Photos: Pascal Villalba
Wang Yue, Miroshnichenko Evgenij, Gashimov Vugar, Yemelin Vasily. Photos: Pascal Villalba.

The Russian Championships 2007 under 20 (boys and girls) took place 10th-21st March in St Petersburg.
Girls: 1-3. Nebolsina, Vera; Gunina, Valentina; Airapetian, Tatevik - 7.5/11.
Boys: 1. Popov, Ivan - 7.5/11; 2. Vitiugov, Nikita - 7.

The Poikovsky 2007 tournament took place 15th-24th March in Russia.
1. Jakovenko, Dmitry - 6 out of 9; 2-4. Onischuk, Alexander; Alekseev, Evgeny; Bologan, Viktor - 5.

The Agzamov Memorial 2007 took place 16th-23rd March in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). 9 rounds.
1-3. Yurtaev, Leonid; Dzhumaev, Marat; Kayumov, Sergey - 7; 4-8. Fominyh, Alexander; Iuldachev, Saidali; Holmirzaev, Bahodir; Khamrakulov, Dzhurabek; Safin, Shukhrat - 6.5.

The 16th Amber Rapid and Blindfold Chess Tournament 2007 took place in Monaco March 17th-29th.
1. Kramnik, Vladimir - 15.5; 2. Anand, Viswanathan - 13.5; 3. Ivanchuk, Vassily - 13; 4-5. Svidler, Peter; Aronian, Levon - 12; 6-7. Morozevich, Alexander; Gelfand, Boris - 11.5; 8-9. Carlsen, Magnus; Leko, Peter - 10.5; 10. Radjabov, Teimour - 9; 11-12. Vallejo Pons, Francisco; Van Wely, Loek - 6.5.

The Ruy Lopez International Festival 2007 took place in Zafra (Spain), birthplace of Ruy Lopez, March 16th-25th.
Open: 1-2. Sargissian Gabriel, Fedorchuk Sergey - 7.5/9; 3-4. Sokolov Ivan, Paunovic Dragan - 7.
Magistral: 1. Sargissian, Gabriel - 6.5 from 7; 2-3. Granda Zuniga, Julio; Ponomariov, Ruslan - 4; 4. Sokolov, Ivan - 3.5; 5. Perez Candelario, Manuel - 3; 6-7. Sasikiran, Krishnan; Stefanova, Antoaneta -2.5; 8. Hou Yifan -2.

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