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The review of chess events for September, 2007

by Boris Schipkov

Viswanathan Anand is World Champion
The World Chess Championship 2007 took place in Mexico September 12-30.
1. Viswanathan Anand - 9; 2-3. Vladimir Kramnik, Boris Gelfand - 8; 4. Peter Leko - 7; 5. Peter Svidler - 6.5; 6-7. Alexander Morozevich, Levon Aronian - 6; 8. Alexander Grischuk - 5.5.
World Chess Championship 2007 Tournament, Mexico 2007

The International Chess Festival of Trieste 2007 took place in Italy, 1st-8th September.
1-2. Tiviakov, Sergei; Baklan, Vladimir - 7; 3. Caruana, Fabiano - 6.5; 4-6. Hendriks, Willy; Borisek, Jure; Bagaturov, Giorgi - 6.

The Liverpool Chess International 2007 took place 3rd-9th September.
China-UK 28-20. Open: 1. Fridman, Daniel - 7/9; 2-8. Berg, Emanuel; Dgebuadze, Alexandre; Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan; Gormally, Danny; Lalic, Bogdan; Lie, Kjetil; Vovk, Yuri - 6.5.

The Russian Championship 2007 semi-final (the major league) took place in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia), September 3rd-14th. Swiss system, 11 rounds.
1-11. Vitiugov, Rychagov, Dreev, Amonatov, Tomashevsky, Timofeev, Sakaev, Zvjaginsev, Rublevsky, Tregubov, Kobalia - 7/11. Alexey Dreev routinely plays the Saemisch against the KID. Why? See answers in my CD "King's Indian Saemisch System" by Boris Schipkov.
The Czech Coal Carlsbad Chess Tournament 2007 took place 7th-15th September.
1-2. Movsesian, Sergei; Ponomariov, Ruslan - 4.5; 3-4. Akopian, Vladimir; Navara, David - 4; 5. Shirov, Alexei - 3.5; 6-7. Timman, Jan; Laznicka, Viktor - 3; 8 Korchnoi, Viktor - 1.5.

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