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The review of chess events for November, 2004

by Boris Schipkov

The Corsica Masters 2004 took place in France 29th October - 4th November.
Final
Rublevsky - Anand 0-2
Semifinals
Bacrot - Anand 0-2
Rublevsky - Motylev 1.5-0.5
Quarterfinals
Gurevich - Anand 0-2
Greenfeld - Bacrot 0.5-1.5
Motylev - Shirov 2.5-1.5
Rublevsky - Topalov 2-0.

The World Youth Chess Championships 2004 took place in Heraklio, Crete (Greece) November 3rd-14th.
THE 2004 WORLD CHAMPIONS
Boys 18 - Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL - 9 from 11.
Girls 18 - Zawadzka Jolanta POL - 8.
Boys 16 - Rodshtein Maxim ISR - 8.5.
Girls 16 - Khotenashvili Bela GEO - 9.5.
Boys 14 - Khairullin Ildar RUS - 8.5.
Girls 14 - Harika Dronavalli IND - 9.
Boys 12 - Zhao Nan CHN - 9.5.
Girls 12 - Kulon Klaudia POL - 9.5.
Boys 10 - Yu Yangyi CHN - 9.
Girls 10 - Arabidze Mary GEO - 11.

The Acropolis International Open Tournament 2004 took place in Athens (Greece) 16th-24th November.
1. Socko Bartosz - 7 from 9; 2-5. Atalik Suat; Parligras Mircea; Gershon Alik; Solak Dragan - 6.5; etc.

The Keres Memorial Rapid 2004 took place in Tallinn 26th-27th November.
1. Anand, Viswanathan - 5 from 5; 2. Khalifman, Alexander - 3; 3. Lobron, Eric - 2.5; 4-6. Nyback, Tomi; Kulaots, Kaido; Kanep, Meelis - 1.5.

The Russian Championship 2004 Superfinal took place in Moscow November 14th-27th.
Final standings
1. Garry Kasparov - 7.5; 2. Alexander Grischuk - 6; 3. Alexey Dreev - 5.5; 4-7. Alexander Morozevich, Alexander Motylev, Peter Svidler, Evgeny Bareev - 5; 8-10. Alexey Korotylev, Vladimir Epishin, Artyom Timofeev - 4.5; 11. Vitaly Tseshkovsky - 2.5.
Round 11: Grischuk - Kasparov 1/2 (White obtained some edge), Svidler - Dreev 1-0, Timofeev - Epishin 1/2, Morozevich - Motylev 1-0, Bareev - Korotylev 1-0 (White had a strong bishop).
Round 10: Kasparov - Morozevich 1/2 (Garry won a pawn), Dreev - Tseshkovsky 1-0 (Alexey attacked), Epishin - Svidler 1/2, Korotylev - Grischuk 1-0 (Alexey obtained a powerful attack), Motylev - Timofeev 1/2.
Round 9: Timofeev - Kasparov 0-1 (Black had some edge), Grischuk - Bareev 1-0 (Knight+bishop vs rook), Svidler - Motylev 0-1 (Black successfully pushed the d-pawn), Morozevich - Korotylev 1-0 (White stood slightly better in the endgame), Tseshkovsky - Epishin 1/2 (White won a pawn).
Round 8: Kasparov - Svidler 1-0 (Garry grabbed a pawn in the ending), Epishin - Dreev 1/2, Korotylev - Timofeev 1-0 (Black sacrificed the exchange), Bareev - Morozevich 1/2, Motylev - Tseshkovsky 1-0 (White sacrificed the exchange).
Round 7: Tseshkovsky - Kasparov 0-1 (White attacked), Svidler - Korotylev 1-0 (Sicilian. Peter seized the only open file and pounced on the black king), Dreev - Motylev 1/2 (White won only a pawn), Timofeev - Bareev 1/2 (Perpetual check), Morozevich - Grischuk 1/2 (A draw by repetition).
Round 6: Kasparov - Dreev 1-0 (A wild duel. Knight vs 2 pawns), Grischuk - Timofeev 1/2 (Gruenfeld. Perpetual check), Korotylev - Tseshkovsky 1/2 (Volga Gambit. Black grabbed a pawn), Bareev - Svidler 1/2 (A quick draw in the Gruenfeld. White grabbed a queen), Motylev - Epishin 1-0 (Sicilian. White won the exchange).
Round 5: Epishin - Kasparov 1/2, Svidler - Grischuk 1/2 (A quick draw), Dreev - Korotylev 1-0 (White pressed on the queenside), Timofeev - Morozevich 1/2 (A chaotic struggle), Tseshkovsky - Bareev 0-1 (Evgeny counterattacked).
Round 4: Kasparov - Motylev 1/2 (Black sacrificed the exchange), Grischuk - Tseshkovsky 1-0 (Long manoeuvres), Morozevich - Svidler 1/2, Korotylev - Epishin 1/2, Bareev - Dreev 1/2 (A quick draw).
Round 3: Motylev - Korotylev 0-1 (Black had a good knight), Epishin - Bareev 1/2, Dreev - Grischuk 1/2, Tseshkovsky - Morozevich 1-0 (White won a pawn), Svidler - Timofeev 0-1 (Black won a pawn).
Round 2: Timofeev - Tseshkovsky 1/2, Morozevich - Dreev 0-1 (Black attacked and won a piece), Grischuk - Epishin 1/2, Bareev - Motylev 1/2 (Rook vs bishop+pawn), Korotylev - Kasparov 1/2 (A draw by repetition).
Round 1: Kasparov - Bareev 1-0 (Garry pushed his pawns on the queenside in the bishop endgame), Motylev - Grischuk 0-1 (A sharp fight), Epishin - Morozevich 1/2 (Alexander had some edge), Dreev - Timofeev 1/2, Tseshkovsky - Svidler 0-1 (Rook+pawn vs bishop+knight).
Games (55, zipped pgn)

The Tigran Petrosian Memorial 2004 open took place in Yerevan (Armenia) November 18th-30th.
1. Smirnov, Pavel - 7.5 from 9; 2. Ivanchuk, Vassily - 7; 3-12. Asrian, Karen; Izoria, Zviad; Sargissian, Gabriel; Areshchenko, Alexander; Minasian, Artashes; Sulskis, Sarunas; Anastasian, Ashot; Frolyanov, Dmitry; Iljushin, Alexei; Nalbandian, Tigran - 6.5; etc.
The European Rapid Chess Championship 2004 took place November 28th-30th.
1. Ivanchuk, Vassily - 9 from 11; 2. Izoria, Zviad - 8.5; 3-7. Galstian, Beniamin; Iljushin, Alexei; Chibukhchian, Artur; Areshchenko, Alexander; Minasian, Ara - 8; etc.

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