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The review of chess events for November, 2005

by Boris Schipkov

The Corsica Open 2005 took place in Bastia 30 October - 5 November.
Final: Vishy Anand - Vadim Milov 1-3 (0-1, 1-0, 0-1, 0-1)
Semifinals: Anand-Adams 3-1, Milov-Almasi 2.5-1.5.

The World Chess Team Championship 2005 took place in Beer Sheva City (Israel) 31 October - 11 November.
Russia: Svidler, Grischuk, Morozevich, Dreev, Bareev, Rublevsky. USA: Goldin, Onischuk, Gulko, Ibragimov, Kaidanov, Novikov.
1. Russia - 22; 2. China - 21.5; 3. Armenia - 18.5; 4. Ukraine - 17.5; 5. USA - 16.5; 6. Israel - 14.5; 7. Georgia - 13.5; 8. Cuba - 13; 9. ChinaWomen - 7.
R9: China-Russia 0.5-3.5 (Fantastic result!), Cuba-Armenia 2-2, Georgia-Ukraine 1.5-2.5, Israel-USA 1.5-2.5.
R8: Ukraine-Israel 2.5-1.5, USA-Cuba 2-2, Armenia-China 2.5-1.5, Russia-ChinaW 3-1.
R7: Israel-Georgia 1.5-2.5, ChinaW-Armenia 1-3, Cuba-Ukraine 2-2, China-USA 3.5-0.5.
R6: Ukraine-China 1.5-2.5, Armenia-Russia 1.5-2.5, Georgia-Cuba 3-1, USA-ChinaW 4-0.
R5: Russia-USA 2.5-1.5, ChinaW-Ukraine 0.5-3.5, China-Georgia 3.5-0.5, Cuba-Israel 1.5-2.5.
R4: Ukraine-Russia 1.5-2.5, USA-Armenia 2-2, Israel-China 1.5-2.5, Georgia-ChinaW 2-2.
R3: Armenia-Ukraine 2.5-1.5, Russia-Georgia 2.5-1.5, ChinaW-Israel 1.5-2.5, China-Cuba 3.5-0.5.
R2: Ukraine-USA 2.5-1.5, Georgia-Armenia 1-3, Israel-Russia 1.5-2.5, Cuba-ChinaW 3-1.
R1: USA-Georgia 2.5-1.5, Armenia-Israel 2-2, Russia-Cuba 3-1, ChinaW-China 0-4.

The Lugano Open 2005 took place in Switzerland 18th-20th November.
1-3. Lazarev, Vladimir; Belezky, Sasha; Weindl, Alfred - 5 from 6.

The World Junior Championships 2005 took place in Istanbul, Turkey, November 9th-22nd. 13 rounds.
Boys: 1. Mamedyarov Shakhriyar - 10.5; 2. Berkes Ferenc - 9.5; 3-4. Alekseev Evgeny, Gashimov Vugar - 9.
Girls: 1. Paehtz Elisabeth - 10; 2. Gu Xiaobing - 9.5; 3-5. Kadziolka Beata, Mamedjarova Turkan, Harika Dronavalli - 9.

The 41st American Open 2005 took place in Los Angeles (USA) November 24-27.
1. Vladimir Mezentsev - 6.5 from 8; 2-7. Alex Wojtkiewicz, Alex Yermolinsky, Boris Kreiman, Andranik Matikozian, Jesse Kraai, Levon Altounian - 6; etc.

The National Chess Congress 2005 took place in Philadelphia November 25th-27th.
1-3. Ibragimov, Ildar; Goldin, Alexander; Ehlvest, Jaan - 5/6.

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