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The review of chess events for OCTOBER, 2001

by Boris Schipkov

The Monarch Assurance 2001 International Chess Tournament took place in Port Erin (Isle of Man) 29th September - 7th October. Swiss, 9 rounds, 56 players.
Games (254, zipped pgn)
Sergey Tiviakov's story about the tournament on the Isle of Man.
Sergey Tiviakov, Alexander Baburin, Petr Kiriakov, Yuri Yakovich and Mikhail Ulibin are amongst the players.
Monarch Assurance 2001. Final Standings
1. Ulibin, Mikhail - 6.5; 2-11. Kiriakov, Petr; Gleizerov, Evgeny; Tiviakov, Sergei; Baburin, Alexander; Yakovich, Yuri; Brodsky, Michail; Stocek, Jiri; Galkin, Alexander; Cherniaev, Alexander; Lalic, Bogdan - 6; etc.

The Governor's Cup 2001 took place in Kramatorsk (Ukraine) October 2nd-7th. Cat. XV (2622).
1. Ponomariov, Ruslan - 7; 2. Aleksandrov, Aleksej - 5.5; 3-4. Baklan, Vladimir; Ehlvest, Jaan - 5; 5. Moiseenko, Alexander - 4.5; 6. Borovikov, Vladislav - 3.

Bundesliga 2001-2002 Rounds 1-2
Games (112, zipped pgn)
The 1st and 2nd rounds of the Bundesliga took place in Germany October 6th-7th 2001.
Bundesliga 2001-2002 Round 1 Results (6.10.2001)
Bundesliga 2001-2002 Round 2 Results (7.10.2001)

Dautov, R. (2630) - Shirov, A. (2705) [D30], Bundesliga (2) 2001

Bundesliga 2001-2002. Standings after round 2
Round 5 match: SV Wattenscheid - Castrop Rauxel 3-4

The 5th Russian Cup Final 2001 took place in Kazan 2th-12th October.
Russian Cup Final 2001. Crosstable
1-2. Filippov, Valerij (Siberia, Kemerovo) and Popov, Valerij - 7.5; etc.
Games (66, zipped pgn)

The 5th Itau Cup 2001 took place in Sao Paulo (Brazil) 13th-21st October. Swiss, 9 rounds, 170 players.
1. Hoffman, Alejandro - 7.5; 2-7. Zapata, Alonso; Soppe, Guillermo Gustavo; Leitao, Rafael; Martinez, Carlos Alejandro; Matsuura, Everaldo; Lima, Darcy - 7; etc.

The 17th Muensterland-Open 2001 took place in Germany October 13th-21st.
GM Igor Khenkin (2572), GM Ildar Ibragimov (2567), GM Zurab Sturua (2571) are amongst the players.
1. Kacheishvili, Giorgi - 8; 2. Lingnau,Carsten - 7.5; 3-5. Sandipan, Chanda; Khenkin,Igor; Schuh,Dirk - 7; etc.

The 5th World Chess Team Championship 2001 took place in Yerevan (Armenia) October 12th-20th.
Teams and players
Crosstable of the 5th World Chess Team Championship 2001
Super Teams are: Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Armenia, Hungary.
Round 1 (October 12, 2001)
ARMENIA - IRAN 4 - 0, RUSSIA - HUNGARY 3 - 1 (Svidler beat Leko in the better ending, Rublevsky beat Varga very fast), GERMANY - UKRAINE 2 - 2 (Ponomariov beat Lutz in 93 moves, Graf had the passed d5 pawn and two bishops beat Baklan), CUBA - UZBEKISTAN 1,5 - 2,5. FYROM free.
Rublevsky, Sergei (2634) - Varga, Zoltan (2506) [B03], 5th World Team Championship, Yerevan (1) 2001
Round 2 (October 13, 2001)
UKRAINE - CUBA 3 - 1, HUNGARY - GERMANY 2 - 2, IRAN - RUSSIA 0,5 - 3,5, FYROM - ARMENIA 0 - 4. UZBEKISTAN free.
Round 3 (October 14, 2001)
RUSSIA - FYROM 3,5 - 0,5, GERMANY - IRAN 3 - 1, CUBA - HUNGARY 2,5 - 1,5, UZBEKISTAN - UKRAINE 0,5 - 3,5. ARMENIA free.
Dominguez, L. (2595) - Leko, P. (2735) [B33], World Teams Ch, Yerevan (3) 2001
Round 4 (October 15, 2001)
HUNGARY - UZBEKISTAN 2 - 2, IRAN - CUBA 1,5 - 2,5, FYROM - GERMANY 0,5 - 3,5, ARMENIA - RUSSIA 3 - 1 (slightly strange result, but Akopian beat Svidler in 29 moves). UKRAINE free.
Round 5 (October 16, 2001)
GERMANY - ARMENIA 3 - 1 (Graf had the strong passed d6 pawn), CUBA - FYROM 3 - 1, UZBEKISTAN - IRAN 3,5 - 0,5, UKRAINE - HUNGARY 2,5 - 1,5. RUSSIA free.
Round 6 (October 17, 2001)
IRAN - UKRAINE 0,5 - 3,5, FYROM - UZBEKISTAN 2,5 - 1,5, ARMENIA - CUBA 3 - 1, RUSSIA - GERMANY 3,5 - 0,5. HUNGARY free.
Round 7 (October 18, 2001)
CUBA - RUSSIA 1 - 3 (Dreev and Sakaev won quickly), UZBEKISTAN - ARMENIA 2 - 2, UKRAINE - FYROM 2 - 2 (Sensation!), HUNGARY - IRAN 3,5 - 0,5 (Leko sacrificed his rook and queen). GERMANY free.
Round 8 (October 19, 2001)
FYROM - HUNGARY 1,5 - 2,5, ARMENIA - UKRAINE 1,5 - 2,5, RUSSIA - UZBEKISTAN 2 - 2, GERMANY - CUBA 2 - 2. IRAN free.
Round 9 (October 20, 2001)
UZBEKISTAN - GERMANY 1,5 - 2,5, UKRAINE - RUSSIA 2,5 - 1,5, HUNGARY - ARMENIA 2,5 - 1,5, IRAN - FYROM 2,5 - 1,5. CUBA free.
Games (144, zipped pgn)
Final Standings
1. Ukraine - 21,5, 2. Russia - 21, 3. Armenia - 20, 4. Germany - 18,5, 5. Hungary - 16,5, 6. Uzbekistan - 15,5, 7. Cuba - 14,5, 8. FYRO Macedonia - 9,5, 9. Iran - 7.

The Essent Chess tournament 2001 took place in Hoogeveen October 12th-20th.
Games (12, pgn)
Final Standings
1-2. Polgar, Judit and Van Wely, Loek - 3.5; 3. Korchnoi, Viktor - 3; 4. Bruzon, Lazaro - 2.
The Essent Open 2001. Final Standings
1. Gurevich, Mikhail - 7; 2-3. Dvoirys, Semen and Hort, Vlastimil - 6.5; etc.

The World Senior Championships 2001 took place in Arco (Italy) 16th-28th October.
1. Klovans Janis - 9 from 11 scores; 2-3. Csom Istvan and Bukal Vladimir - 8.5; etc.
Women Section, 9 rounds
1. Fatalibekova Elena - 7; 2-5. Kozlovskaja Valentina; Strelnikova Elena; Khmiadaschwili Tamara; Erenska Hanna - 6; etc.

The Corsica International Rapidplay Open 2001 took place in France October 28th-31st.
Final Standings of the 9 Rounds Swiss (qualification)

Results of the Corsica Open 2001 (qualification)
1/8 Finals. October 29, 2001
Kharlov Andrei 2656 - Rublevsky Sergei 2634 0-1; 1-0; 0-1
Gurevich Mikhail 2605 - Tiviakov Sergei 2599 1/2; 1/2; 0-1
Leko Peter 2739 - Nikolic Predrag 2652 1-0; 1/2
Van Wely Loek 2714 - Chernin Alexander 2592 0-1; 1-0; 0-1
Shneider Aleksandr 2506 - Tkachiev Vladislav 2632 1/2; 1/2; 0-1
Bacrot Etienne 2653 - Anand Viswanathan 2770 0-1; 0-1
Bacrot, E. (2653) - Anand, V. (2770) [E20], Corsica Masters Rapid, Bastia (1.1) 2001
Glek Igor 2590 - Rustemov Alexander 2611 1-0; 1/2
Lautier Joel 2653 - Barsov Alexei 2525 1/2; 1/2; 1-0
1/4 Final. October 30, 2001
Rublevsky Sergei 2634 - Lautier Joel 2653 1/2; 0-1
Tkachiev Vladislav 2632 - Chernin Alexander 2592 0-1; 1/2
Leko Peter 2739 2770 - Anand Viswanathan 1/2; 1/2; 1/2
Tiviakov Sergei 2599 - Glek Igor 2590 1/2; 1/2; 1-0
1/2 Final
Anand Viswanathan 2770 - Tiviakov Sergei 2599 1-0; 1/2
Chernin Alexander 2592 - Lautier Joel 2653 1-0; 1/2
Games (29, zipped pgn)
Final. October 31, 2001
Anand Viswanathan - Chernin Alexander 1/2; 1/2; 1/2
Anand played Black in the last game (White has 6 minutes, Black has 5 minutes, but White must win) and drawn (perpetual check) for won the Corsica Open 2001.
Bastia Open 2001
1. Shchekachev Andrei - 7.5; 2-4. Tregubov Pavel; Kozul Zdenko; Agrest Evgenij- 7; etc.

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