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The review of chess events for May, 2005

by Boris Schipkov

The Polish Chess Championship 2005 took place 21st April - 4th May.
1. Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - 9.5 from 13; 2. Socko, Bartosz - 9; 3. Kempinski, Robert - 8.5.

The Liechtenstein Open 2005 took place in Triesen 29th April - 7th May. 92 players.
1. Senff, Martin - 7.5 from 9; 2-3. Horvath, Jozsef; Kritz, Leonid - 7.

Bundesliga 2004-2005
Play Off, May 8th 2005: Werder Bremen - Porz 4.5-3.5.
Werder Bremen became the new German Champion.
The last rounds of the Bundesliga 2004-2005 took place in Germany April 9th-10th.
1-2. SG Porz (Adams), SV Werder Bremen (McShane) 3. OSC Baden-Baden (Anand).
09.04.2005 Porz-Eppingen 6-2, Hofheim-Baden 1-7, Wattenscheid-Bremen 3.5-4.5.
10.04.2005 Baden-Porz 3.5-4.5, Bremen-Solingen 4.5-3.5.

The Capablanca Memorial 2005 took place in Cuba 5th-20th May.
1. Ivanchuk, Vassily - 9; 2. Bruzon, Lazaro - 6.5; 3. Delgado, Neuris - 6; 4-5. Dominguez, Lenier; Nogueiras, Jesus - 5; 6. Jobava, Baadur - 4.5; 7. Arencibia, Walter - 3.

Garry Kasparov in Novosibirsk, Siberia
Garry Kasparov in Novosibirsk, May 18, 2005 Garry Kasparov near the Novosibirsk State Technical University. Photos: Boris Schipkov
Garry Kasparov made a political visit in Novosibirsk, May 18th, 2005.

The Hungarian Chess Championship 2005 took place in Kazincbarcika 10th-18th May.
1-2. Gyimesi, Zoltan; Almasi, Zoltan - 6; 3-6. Ruck, Robert; Balogh, Csaba; Berkes, Ferenc; Erdos, Viktor - 4.5; 7-9. Varga, Zoltan; Portisch, Lajos; Horvath, Adam - 4; 10. Cao, Sang - 3.

The Mtel Masters 2005 took place in Sofia (Bulgaria), May 12th-22nd.
1. Veselin Topalov - 6.5; 2. Viswanathan Anand - 5.5; 3-4. Judit Polgar, Ruslan Ponomariov - 5; 5-6. Vladimir Kramnik, Michael Adams - 4.
Round 10: Ponomariov-Adams 1/2, Anand-Polgar 1/2, Kramnik-Topalov 0-1.
Round 9: Topalov-Ponomariov 1-0 (Veselin attacked on the kingside), Polgar-Kramnik 1/2, Adams-Anand 0-1 (Black catched a bishop).
Round 8: Ponomariov-Anand 1/2, Kramnik-Adams 1/2, Topalov-Polgar 1/2 (Sharp play).
Round 7: Polgar-Ponomariov 1/2, Adams-Topalov 0-1 (Black had two bishops), Anand-Kramnik 1-0 (Vishy won quickly).
Round 6: Ponomariov-Kramnik 1-0 (Ruslan grabbed a piece), Topalov-Anand 1-0 (Veselin sacrificed his knight and achieved success), Polgar-Michael 1-0.
Round 5: Ponomariov-Topalov 1-0 (1.d4), Kramnik-Polgar 1-0 (1.d4), Anand-Adams 1/2.
Round 4: Adams-Ponomariov 1/2, Polgar-Anand 1/2 (Vishy sacrificed the exchange), Topalov-Kramnik 1/2.
Round 3: Anand-Ponomariov 1/2, Adams-Kramnik 1-0 (3 pieces vs queen), Polgar-Topalov 1/2 (Rook vs bishop+2 pawns).
Round 2: Ponomariov-Polgar 1/2, Topalov-Adams 1/2, Kramnik-Anand 1/2.
Round 1: Kramnik-Ponomariov 1-0 (Vladimir grabbed a pawn), Anand-Topalov 1/2 (An exciting game. Perpetual check), Adams-Polgar 1/2.
Games (30, zipped pgn)

The HB Global Chess Challenge open 2005 took place in Minneapolis (USA) May 18-22.
1. Izoria, Zviad - 7.5 from 9; 2-11. Smirin, Ilia; Kamsky, Gata; Beliavsky, Alexander; Harikrishna, P; Ehlvest, Jaan; Najer, Evgeniy; Ibragimov, Ildar; Jussupow, Artur; Yudasin, Leonid; Fridman, Daniel - 7; etc.

The Superfinal of the 55th Russian Women's Chess Championship 2005 took place in Samara May 15th-26th. 1. Kosteniuk, Alexandra - 9; 2. Kosintseva, Tatiana - 8; 3. Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina - 7.5; 4. Kosintseva, Nadezhda - 6.5; 5. Galliamova, Alisa - 6; 6-7. Pogonina, Natalija; Matveeva, Svetlana - 5.5; 8. Zaiatz, Elena - 5; 9. Gunina, Valentina - 4.5; 10-11. Kochetkova, Julia; Korbut, Ekaterina - 3.5; 12. Yakovich, Yuliya - 1.5.

The Bosna 2005 tournament took place in Sarajevo 18th-27th May.
1-2. Bologan, Viorel; Sokolov, Ivan - 6.5; 3. Timofeev, Artyom - 5.5; 4-5. Shirov, Alexei; Movsesian, Sergei - 5; 6. Eljanov, Pavel - 4.5; 7. Predojevic, Borki - 4; 8-9. Dizdarevic, Emir; Volokitin, Andrei - 3; 10. Kozul, Zdenko - 2.

The Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic 2005 took place in Los Angeles (USA) May 28th-30th.
1. Matikozian, Andranik - 5.5 from 6; 2-3. Sevillano, Enrico; Mezentsev, Vladimir - 5.

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