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The review of chess events for September, 2003

by Boris Schipkov

The Icelandic Championship 2003 took place in Hafnarborg 24th August - 3rd September.
1. Stefansson, Hannes - 10 from 11; 2. Thorhallsson, Throstur - 8; etc.

The Championships of Argentina 2003 took place in Buenos Aires 3rd-11th September.
1. Soppe, Guillermo - 7 from 9; 2-4. Giardelli, Sergio; Lafuente, Pablo; Felgaer, Ruben - 6.5; etc.

The 56th Russian Chess Championship 2003 took place in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia) 2nd - 12th September. Swiss, 9 rounds, 79 players.
Final Standings, Russian Chess Championship 2003
1-2. Svidler, Peter; Morozevich, Alexander - 7; 3-10. Malakhov, Vladimir; Dvoirys, Semen; Zvjaginsev, Vadim; Motylev, Alexander; Grischuk, Alexander; Khalifman, Alexander; Volkov, Sergey; Najer, Evgeniy - 6; etc.
Rounds 1-9 Selected Results, 56th Russian Chess Championship

Games (352, zipped pgn)
Time control is 40 moves in 2 hours followed by 20 moves in one hour then 30 minutes for the rest of the game for the each side (classical 7 hours).

The Lausanne Young Masters Chess Tournament 2003 took place in Switzerland 17th-22nd September.
Place 1-2: Etienne BACROT - Luke McSHANE 1/2, 0-1.
Place 3-4: Shakhriyar MAMEDYAROV - Arkadij NAIDITSCH 1-0, 1-0.
Place 5-6: Sergey KARJAKIN - Alexandra KOSTENIUK 1-0, 1/2.
Place 7-8: Elisabeth PAEHTZ - Severin PAPA 1/2, 0-1.
Final standings: 1.McSHANE 2.BACROT 3.MAMEDYAROV 4.NAIDITSCH 5.KARJAKIN 6.KOSTENIUK 7.PAPA 8.PAEHTZ.
Games (26, zipped pgn)
Masters and Hopes Tournament 2003: 1.Raetsky,Alexander - 6 from 9; 2-3. Hindermann,Felix; Gerber,Richard - 5; etc.
Lausanne Open 2003: 1-9. Borovikov,Vladislav; Milov,Vadim; Kveinys Aloyzas; Gallagher,Joseph; Savchenko,Stanislav; Meijers,Viesturs; Kritz,Leonid; Wells,Peter; Habibi,Ali - 5.5 from 7; etc.

Garry Kasparov vs Zurab Azmaiparashvili
Match of two rapid and four blitz games took place in Crete 23th September.
Rapid: Kasparov - Azmaiparashvili 1-0, 1-0.
Blitz: Kasparov - Azmaiparashvili 1-0, 1-0, 1/2, 1-0.
Games (6, pgn)

The Fide Zonal 2.5 chess tournament 2003 took place in Asuncion (Paraguay) September 13th-24th.
1. Felgaer, Ruben - 8 from 9; 2. Campora, Daniel - 7; etc.

The FIDE Zonal 2.4 chess tournament 2003 took place in Sao Paulo (Brazil) September 19th-26th.
1. Lima, Darcy - 7 from9; 2. Leitao, Rafael - 6.5; etc.

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