Chess Siberia
Home page News Openings Best players/games Software Donate Video Philosophy Interviews Reviews Literature Music Cinema FIDE Answers Old newspapers Correspondence Chess Downloads Links Chess


The review of chess events for SEPTEMBER, 2001

by Boris Schipkov

The Abu Dhabi Open 2001 took place 25th August - 5th September.
Games (198, zipped pgn)
Swiss, 44 players, 9 rounds.
Zagrebelny, Sergey (2466) - Ulibin, Mikhail (2583) [B85], ADCF MASTERS, Abu Dhabi (3.9) 2001
Abu Dhabi Open 2001. Final Standings
1. Zagrebelny,Sergey - 7; 2-3. Barsov,Alex; Mageramov,Elmar - 6; etc.

The Icelandic Chess Championship 2001 took place in Strandgotu 31st August - 8th September.
1. Stefansson, Hannes - 7; 2. Thorhallsson, Throstur - 6; etc.

The China - Russia Chess Summit 2001 took place in Shanghai (China) September 7th-12th.
Games (72, zipped pgn)
Final Standings: China - Russia 30,5 - 41,5
Men: China - Russia 14.5 - 21.5
Women: China - Russia 9-9
Juniors: China - Russia 7-11
Round 1 (September 7, 2001)
China - Russia 2.5-9.5 (Men 1-5; Women 0.5-2.5; Juniors 1-2)
Round 2 (September 8, 2001)
China - Russia 6-6 (Men 2.5-3.5; Women 2-1; Juniors 1.5-1.5)
Round 3 (September 9, 2001)
China - Russia 5-7 (Men 2.5-3.5; Women 2-1; Juniors 0.5-2.5)
Round 4 (September 10, 2001)
China - Russia 7.5-4.5 (Men 4.5-1.5; Women 1.5-1.5; Juniors 1.5-1.5)
Round 5 (September 11, 2001)
China - Russia 2.5-9.5 (Men 1.5-4.5; Women 0.5-2.5; Juniors 0.5-2.5)
Round 6 (September 12, 2001)
China - Russia 7-5 (Men 2.5-3.5; Women 2.5-0.5; Juniors 2-1)

The China vs. Russia rapid match took place in Beijing (China) 5th September 2001.
Games (8, pgn)
China - Russia 4 - 4 (3.5-0.5; 0.5-3.5)
Ye Jiangchuan-Alexander Khalifman 1-0; 0-1
Zhang Zhong-Peter Svidler 1-0; 0-1
Ni Hua-Evgeny Shaposhnikov 1-0; 1/2
Xu Yuhua-Ekaterina Kovalevskaya 1/2; 0-1

The Najdorf Memorial 2001 took place in Buenos Aires 4th-13th September.
Crosstable. Najdorf Memorial 2001
Games (45, zipped pgn)
Final Standings:
1. Karpov, Anatoly - 6.5; 2-3. Korchnoi, Viktor; Radjabov, Teimour - 6; 4. Short, Nigel - 5; 5-6. Xie Jun; Polgar, Judit - 4.5; 7. Felgaer, Ruben - 4; 8-9. Mecking, Henrique; Ricardi, Pablo - 3.5; 10. Milos, Gilberto - 1.5.
Karpov, An (2690) - Ricardi, P. (2545) [D35], Najdorf Memorial, Buenos Aires (9) 2001

The Botvinnik Memorial 2001 team tournament, involving the strongest chess players of the Central Federal District (18 teams), took place 14th-16th September.
1. Moscow - 13; 2. Moscow Region - 10; 3. Voronezh Region and 4. Bryansk Region - 9; etc.

The Canadian Championship 2001. The Playoff match between Kevin Spraggett and Alexandre Lesiege took place in Brantford, Ontario (Canada) 13-16 September.
WCN Exclusive Interview with Alexandre Lesiege
Two of North America's elite Grandmasters, Alexandre Lesiege and Kevin Spraggett are set to do battle in a showcase match for the title of Canadian Champion and the right to journey down the $3,000,000 World Chess Championship road.
The two Grandmasters earned their entry into the match play final when they demolished the field scoring 8 points out of 9 each in the August Canadian Championship. In that event, they each surrendered only one draw to others and drew their individual encounter.
Games (3, pgn)
Lesiege - Spraggett 2.5-0.5 (1-0; 1/2; 1-0)

The Ukraine Championship 2001 took place in Ordzhonikidze, 8-16 September. Swiss, 9 rounds, 30 players.
Final Standings
1. Berelovich, Aleksandar - 6.5; 2-3. Borovikov, Vladislav; Volokitin, Andrei - 6; etc.
Borovikov, V (2400) - Mikhaletz, L (2475) [B00], Ukraine ch 2001, Ordzhonikidze (3) 2001
Games (135, zipped pgn)

The Europe - Asia rapid match 2001 took place in Batumi, September 16th-19th. Double round Scheveningen.
Europe - Asia 58 - 46
Men : Europe - Asia 47.5 - 24.5
Women : Europe - Asia 10.5 - 21.5
Europe Team: Garry Kasparov, Loek Van Wely, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, Etienne Bacrot, Emil Sutovsky, Mikhail Gurevich, Christopher Lutz, Maia Chiburdanidze, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Nana Ioseliani and Nino Gurieli.
Asia Team: Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Ye Jiangchuan, Eugeny Vladimirov, Utut Adianto, Dao Thien Hai, Ian Rogers, Xie Jun, Xu Yuhua, Zhu Chen and Hoang Thanh Trang.
Results Rounds 1-12

The European Senior Championship 2001 took place in Saint Vicent (Italy) 15th-23rd September. Swiss, 9 rounds, 63 players.
1. Murey, Jacob - 7.5; 2-4. Tatai, Stefano; Taimanov, Mark; Csom, Istvan - 7; etc.

The Armenia Championship 2001 took place in Yerevan September 13-24th.
Crosstable. Armenia Championship 2001
1. Lputian, Smbat - 7.5; 2. Aronian, Levon - 7; 3. Anastasian, Ashot - 6.5; etc.

The Lausanne Open 2001 took place 14th-17th September. Swiss, 7 rounds, 84 players.
1. Shchekachev Andrei - 6; 2-6. Lamoureux Charles; Gallagher Joseph; Raetsky Alexander; Bucher Denis; Burnier David - 5.5; etc.

The European Club Cup 2001 took place in Crete (Greece) 22th-30th September. Swiss, 7 rounds, 39 teams. 6 players + 2 substitutes.
Teams and players
Very strong teams are: Bosna, St.Petersburg LTD, two teams from Siberia - Gazovik and Norilsky Nikel, Polonia Plus.
Evgeny Pigusov (Siberia) plays for St.Petersburg LTD.
Final Standings

Games (798, zipped pgn)
Round 1 (September 23, 2001). Results
Interesting results - Stefansson beat Ponomariov, Andersson beat Azmaiparashvili.
Iordachescu, Viorel (2562) - Oral, Tomas (2540) [B85], ECC (1.15), Crete 2001

Round 2 (September 24, 2001). Results
Bosna won without problems. ULIM-Gazovik 2.5-3.5 (thanks to Valerij Filippov).
Round 3 (September 25, 2001). Results
Battles of the day: Danko Donbass-S-Petersburg LTD 3.0-3.0, Polonia Plus GSM Warsaw-Norilsky Nikel 1.5-4.5 (Grischuk beat Bareev in 17 moves after Black's mistake - 14...Rd8? Better was 14...Be7) and Gazovik-Kiseljak 3.0-3.0.
Round 4 (September 26, 2001). Results
Norilsky Nikel - Bosna Sarajevo 4.5-1.5, Helsinge Skakklub - SV Werder Bremen 2.5-3.5.
Grischuk beat Smirin in 22 moves in the Marshall Counterattack in the Ruy Lopez.
Round 5 (September 27, 2001). Results
1 SV Werder Bremen - Norilsky Nikel 1.5-4.5
2 St-Petersburg LTD - Gazovik 3.5-2.5
Round 6 (September 28, 2001). Results
1 Norilsky Nikel - St. Petersburg LTD 3.5-2.5
Rublevsky beat Sakaev and Malakhov beat Volkov in the French Defence.
2 Bosna Sarajevo - Danko Donbass 2.0-4.0
3 Shlomo Har-Zvi Tel Aviv - Polonia Plus GSM Warsaw 1.5-4.5
Norilsky Nikel must take the first place because it is impossible Norilsky Nikel will lose 1-5 and Polonia Plus GSM Warsaw will win 5,5 - 0,5.
Round 7 (September 29, 2001). Results
Norilsky Nikel won the European Club Cup 2001.
1. Norilsky Nikel - 13 (29.5); 2. Polonia Plus GSM Warsaw - 12 (26.5); 3. Gazovik - 11 (27); etc.
Best Individual Results and Medals
GM Norms: IM Atlas Valery LIE SK Hohenems; IM Grabarczyk, Miroslaw POL Chess Association Plock; Joachim, Sven GER SV Werder Bremen; Zhigalko, Andrey BLR Vesnianka.
IM Norms: FM Coenen, Norbert GER Rochade Eupen; Jedryczka, Krystian POL Chess Association Plock; FM Stojanovski, Dejan MKD Alkaloid.

Top

© 2000-2001 Boris Schipkov