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The review of chess events for May, 2006

by Boris Schipkov

The Mtel Masters 2006 took place in Sofia (Bulgaria) May 10th-21st.
1. Veselin Topalov - 6.5; 2. Gata Kamsky - 6; 3. Viswanathan Anand - 5.5; 4. Peter Svidler - 5; 5-6. Etienne Bacrot, Ruslan Ponomariov - 3.5.
Veselin Topalov, Peter Svidler. Cartoons: Chavdar Nikolov Gata Kamsky, Etienne Bacrot. Cartoons: Chavdar Nikolov Viswanathan Anand, Ruslan Ponomariov. Cartoons: Chavdar Nikolov
Veselin Topalov, Peter Svidler. Gata Kamsky, Etienne Bacrot. Viswanathan Anand, Ruslan Ponomariov. Cartoons: Chavdar Nikolov.
R10: Topalov-Bacrot 1-0, Svidler-Kamsky 1/2, Ponomariov-Anand 1/2.
R9: Kamsky-Topalov 0-1 (Veselin attacked), Anand-Svidler 1/2, Bacrot-Ponomariov 1/2.
R8: Topalov-Ponomariov 1-0 (Ruslan had an edge, but made a mistake. Better was 29...f6), Svidler-Bacrot 1/2, Kamsky-Anand 1/2.
R7: Anand-Topalov 0-1 (Veselin sacrificed a pawn), Bacrot-Kamsky 1/2, Ponomariov-Svidler 1-0 (Ruslan had a small edge).
R6: Topalov-Svidler 0-1, Kamsky-Ponomariov 1-0 (Gata attacked), Anand-Bacrot 1/2.
R5: Topalov-Kamsky 1-0 (Veselin sacrificed the exchange), Ponomariov-Bacrot 1/2, Svidler-Anand 1/2.
R4: Anand-Ponomariov 1-0 (Unclear ending), Kamsky-Svidler 1-0 (Gata grabbed a pawn, attacked), Bacrot-Topalov 1/2 (Calm Nimzo).
R3: Ponomariov-Topalov 1/2, Bacrot-Svidler 1/2, Anand-Kamsky 0-1 (Endgame).
R2: Topalov-Anand 0-1, Kamsky-Bacrot 1-0 (Rook vs knight), Svidler-Ponomariov 1-0.
R1: Svidler-Topalov 1/2, Ponomariov-Kamsky 1/2, Bacrot-Anand 0-1 (2 rooks vs queen).
Peter Svidler, Veselin Topalov and the Brazilian writer Paolo Coelho. Photo: mtelmasters06
Peter Svidler, Veselin Topalov and the Brazilian writer Paolo Coelho. Photo: mtelmasters06.

Games (30, zipped pgn)

The Dubai 2006 Open Chess Championship took place 22nd April - 2nd May.
1-3. Fedorchuk, Sergey; Sargissian, Gabriel; Petrosian, Tigran L - 7 out of 9.

The Sigeman 2006 Chess tournament took place in Malmo 28th April 6th May.
1. Timman, Jan - 7 from 9; 2-3. Hillarp Persson, Tiger; Atalik, Suat - 6.

The Argentinean Championship 2006 took place in Buenos Aires April 26th - May 6th.
1. Peralta, Fernando - 8 from 10; 2-3. Felgaer, Ruben; Flores, Diego - 7.

The Festival Santista de Xadrez 2006 took place in Santos (Brasil) 29th April - 7th May.
1. Leitao, Rafael - 6.5 from 9; 2. Mekhitarian, Krikor - 5.5; 3-5. Milos, Gilberto; Coelho, Luis; Lafuente, Pablo - 5.

Bosna 2006 took place in Sarajevo May 7th-16th.
1-3. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter; Carlsen, Magnus; Malakhov, Vladimir - 5.5; 4. Predojevic, Borki - 5; 5. Sasikiran, Krishnan - 4.5; 6. Naiditsch, Arkadij - 4.

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