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The review of chess events and sites for November, 2007

by Boris Schipkov

The European Team Chess Championships 2007 took place in Crete (Greece) 28th October - 7th November.
Final standings: 1. Russia - 17; 2. Armenia - 14; 3. Azerbaijan - 13.

R9: Russia-Bulgaria 2.5-1.5, Armenia-Israel 2.5-1.5, France-Azerbaijan 1.5-2.5.
R8: Spain-Russia 2-2, Azerbaijan-Armenia 2-2, Slovenia-Israel 1.5-2.5.
R7: France-Russia 1.5-2.5, Armenia-Slovenia 2.5-1.5, Ukraine-Azerbaijan 1.5-2.5.
R6: Russia-Israel 3-1, Slovenia-Azerbaijan 2.5-1.5, Czech Republic-Ukraine 1.5-2.5.
R5: Azerbaijan-Russia 0.5-3.5, Ukraine-France 2-2, Bulgaria-Czech Republic 2-2.
R4: Russia-Slovenia 3-1, Netherlands-Azerbaijan 1.5-2.5, Hungary-Israel 2-2.
R3: Russia-Czech Republic 2.5-1.5, Azerbaijan-Denmark 2.5-1.5, Netherlands-Serbia 2.5-1.5.
R2: Armenia-Russia 1.5-2.5, Ukraine-Spain 2-2, Bulgaria-Azerbaijan 1.5-2.5.
R1: Russia-Sweden 3.5-0.5, Bosnia-Ukraine 0-4 (default), Azerbaijan-Turkey 4-0.
Women: 1. Russia - 15; 2. Poland - 13 (23.5); 3. Armenia - 13 (21).

Sites: http://chess-results.com/tnr8333

"Chess Champions League" 2007 took place in Vitoria Gasteiz (Spain) 1st-15th November.
1. Topalov, Veselin - 7, 2. Ponomariov, Ruslan - 7.5; 3-4. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter; Polgar, Judit - 5; 5. Kasimdzhanov, Rustam - 4.5; 6. Karpov, Anatoly - 3.
Games (30, zipped pgn)

The World Blitz Chess Championship 2007 took place in Moscow 19th-22nd November. 1. Ivanchuk 25.5; 2. Anand 24.5; 3-4. Grischuk, Kamsky 23.5; 5-7. Kramnik, Leko, Rublevsky 21.5.
Preliminaries: 1.Kasimdzhanov; 2-4.Bacrot, Adams, Savchenko.
The advanced chess match Vladimir Kramnik - Viswanathan Anand 1-1, November 23rd.
The Tal Memorial 2007 took place in Moscow (Russia) 9th-19th November.
1. Kramnik, Vladimir - 6.5; 2. Shirov, Alexei - 5; 3-6. Gelfand, Boris; Carlsen, Magnus; Jakovenko, Dmitry; Leko, Peter - 4.5; 7-9. Ivanchuk, Vassily; Kamsky, Gata; Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - 4; 10. Alekseev, Evgeny - 3.5.
Games (45, zipped pgn)

The Championships of the Ukraine 2007 took place in Kharkiv 17th-25th November.
1. Aveskulov, Valeriy - 6.5 from 9; 2-4. Miroshnichenko, Evgenij; Kuzubov, Yuriy; Gasanov, Eldar - 6.
Site: http://ukrchess.org.ua/turnir/ukr07

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