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The review of chess events for September, 2006

by Boris Schipkov

The rapid chess match Peter Leko vs Anatoly Karpov took place in Miskolc (Hungary), 30th August - 3rd September 2006.
Leko - Karpov 4.5-3.5 [1/2, 1/2, 1-0 (20...Bf6 is bad, better is 20...Bg5 Topalov-Anand, San Luis 2005), 1/2, 1/2 (Peter won a pawn, perpetual check), 1/2, 1/2, 1/2].
Games (8, pgn)

The World Blitz Championship 2006 took place in Rishon Le Zion (Israel) 7th September.
Playoff Game: Grischuk, Alexander - Svidler, Peter 1-0.
1. Svidler, Peter; Grischuk, Alexander - 10.5/15; 3-4. Radjabov, Teimour; Anand, Viswanathan - 10; 5-6. Polgar, Judit; Gelfand, Boris - 9.5.

The Russian Championship 2006 semi-final (the major league) took place in Tomsk, September 3rd-11th. Swiss system, 9 rounds.
Final Standings. Russian Championship 2006, the major league
1. Inarkiev - 6.5; 2-8. Khismatullin, Tomashevsky, Nepomniachtchi, Grigoriants, Alekseev, Vitiugov, Najer - 6.
Games (261, zipped pgn)
R9: Inarkiev-Tomashevsky 1/2, Khismatullin-Vitiugov 1/2 (A quick draw).
R8: Malakhov-Inarkiev 0-1 (White had weaknesses), Vitiugov-Tomashevsky 1/2, Khismatullin-Dreev 1-0 (White grabbed the exchange), Landa-Timofeev 1/2 (Perpetual check).
R7: Timofeev-Malakhov 0-1 (White sacrificed a piece), Dreev-Inarkiev 1/2, Tomashevsky-Khismatullin 1-0, Vitiugov-Motylev 1-0.
R6: Inarkiev-Timofeev 1/2 (White won a pawn), Motylev-Grigoriants 1/2, Khismatullin-Alekseev 1-0 (Denis pushed the c-pawn), Kobalia-Vitiugov 1/2.
R5: Inarkiev-Khismatullin 1-0 (Ernesto grabbed the exchange), Vitiugov-Malakhov 1/2, Timofeev-Smirnov 1-0 (White won quickly), Tomashevsky-Khalifman 1/2 (GM draw).
R4: Khismatullin-Timofeev 1/2, Smirnov-Tomashevsky 1/2, Popov-Dreev 1/2.
R3: Grigoriants-Khismatullin 0-1, Timofeev-Bocharov 1-0, Vitiugov-Khalifman 1/2, Chernyshov-Smirnov 0-1, Shaposhnikov-Landa 1/2.
R2: Kobalia-Khismatullin 0-1, Smirnov-Shaposhnikov 1/2, Lysyj-Tomashevsky 1/2, Popov-Chernyshov 1/2, Bocharov-Nepomniachtchi 1/2, Khalifman-Anisimov 1-0.
R1: Maletin-Malakhov 1/2, Chernyshov-Motylev 1-0, Timofeev-Kosteniuk 1/2, Kharitonov-Smirnov 0-1, Shabanov-Bocharov 0-1.

The European Union Individual Chess Championships 2006 took place in Liverpool (England) 6th-15th September. 1. Short, Nigel - 7.5; 2-9. Sulskis, Sarunas; McShane, Luke; Gordon, Stephen; Jones, Gawain; Galego, Luis; Gormally, Daniel; Bischoff, Klaus; Van Der Weide, Karel - 7/10.

The Norwegian Championship 2006 playoff took place in Oslo September 19th-21st.
Carlsen, Magnus - Agdestein, Simen 1/2, 1/2; rapid 2-0.

The World Senior Championship 2006 took place in Valle d'Aosta (Italy) September 11th-22nd. 11 rounds.
1. Korchnoi, Viktor - 9; 2. Jansa, Vlastimil - 8.5; 3-5. Spassov, Liuben; Bukal, Vladimir; Donchenko, Anatoly - 8.

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