The review of chess events and sites for October, 2000
by Boris Schipkov
There were many interesting and thrilling competitions in October.
The US Chess Championships took place in Seattle September 25th - October 7th 2000. The men's title was shared by Joel Benjamin, Alexander Shabalov and Yasser Seirawan and Camilla Baginskaite and Elina Groberman shared the women's title. There was a playoff for the special championship rings. Joel Benjamin won the men's ring (Benjamin-Shabalov 2-0; Benjamin-Seirawan 1-0; Seirawan-Shabalov 1-1) and Camilla Baginskaite the women's (Baginskaite-Groberman 2-0).
The Veselin Boskovic Memorial (rating - 2580) took place in Belgrade October 3rd-11th 2000. 1. Kiril Georgiev - 6.5 from 9 scores; 2. Beliavsky - 6; 3. Andersson - 5.5.
The 1st Master d'Echecs de l'Arc Jurassienre was a four game match between Mikhail Gurevich and Viktor Bologan held in Saint-Pierre, France, October 5th-8th 2000. Mikhail Gurevich beat Viktor Bologan 2.5-1.5.
The Bacrot-Short match took place in France October 10th-15th 2000. Nigel Short beat Etienne Bacrot 4-2.
A match between Tomas Oral (CZE) and Aleksej Aleksandrov (BLR) took place 6th-11th October 2000 in Prague. Oral beat Aleksandrov 4-2.
The European Youth Championships took place in Halkidiki, Greece, October 2nd-10th 2000. Artyom Timofeev (Russia) won the boys under-18 event - 7 from 9 scores. Site: http://www.inchess.com.
The Peruvian Championships took place in Lima September 28th-October 12th 2000. Filemon Cruz and Ernesto Ramos tied in first place with 9.5 points in a Round Robin tournament with 14 players. They played off on October 13th-14th with Filemon Cruz winning the title after taking the second game of the mini-match.
The Hungarian Chess Championship took place in Budapest (2-13.10.2000). Zoltan Almasi became the Hungarian champion. Zoltan Almasi beat Zoltan Gyimesi 2.5-1.5 in the final.
The 3rd Tˇrshavn International took place October 5th - October 14th 2000 in the Nordic House in Tˇrshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. Swiss, 30 participants.
Alexander Grischuk (Russia) won the event with a superior Buchholz tie-break score
over Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraina) after both finished on 7.5/9. 3. Alexander Baburin (Ireland) - 6.
Games (135, zipped pgn), the 3rd Tˇrshavn International
The 45th Tatry Open takes place in Tatranske Zruby, 7th-14th October 2000. The event was won by Karol Motuz - 8 from 9 scores.
The Italian Chess Championships 2000 took place October 9th-17th in San Vincent. Igor Efimov and Ennio Arlandi finished with 5.5 from 8 scores. Site: http://www.scacchivda.com.
The Argentine Chess Championship took place in Buenos Aires, 10th-21st October 2000. The winner was Ariel Sorin - 8 from 11 scores.
The Greek Chess Championships 2000 took place in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, October 13th-23rd 2000. The winner was Hristos Banikas - 8 from 10 scores.
The Monarch Assurance Isle of Man tournament took place October 14th-22nd 2000. Swiss, 46 participants.
1. Mark Hebden (England) - 7.5 from 9 scores. 2-3. Ruslan Sherbakov (Russia) and Emil Sutovsky (Israel) - 6.5.
The Essent tournament with Judit Polgar, Alexander Khalifman, Jan Timman and Alexander Galkin took place 15th-21st October 2000. Alexander Khalifman won double round robin event with 5.5 from 6 scores (tournament rating - 3028 !).
1. Khalifman, Alexander - 5.5; 2. Timman, Jan - 3.0; 3. Galkin, Alexander - 2.0; 4. Polgar, Judit - 1.5.
The Open tournament was won by Vladimir Epishin and Semen Dvoirys with identical 6.5 from 9 scores.
World Youth Championships Oropesa del Mar
The World Youth Championships in Oropesa del Mar took place 10th - 24th October 2000. Boys and Girls under 10,12,14,16 and 18.
Vera Nebolsina (Novosibirsk, Russia) became vice-champion of the World Championship among the girls under 12 years of age was held in October in the small Spanish city Oropesa del Mar.
GIRLS U-10: 1.TAN, Zhong Yi (CHN) - 9; 2.DRONAVALLI, Harika (IND) - 9; 3.MUZYCHUK, Anna (UKR) - 8.5.
GIRLS U-12: 1.POURKASHIYAN, Atousa (IRI) - 9,5; 2.NEBOLSINA, Vera (RUS) - 9; 3.ARUTYUNOVA, Diana (UKR) - 8.
GIRLS U-14: 1.KONERU, Humpy (IND) - 9; 2.DZAGNIDZE, Nana (GEO) - 9; 3.HRYGORENKO, Nataliya (UKR) - 8,5.
GIRLS U-16: 1.KHUKHASHVILI, Sopico (GEO) - 8,5; 2.ZHAO, Xue (CHN) - 8,5; 3.NOVIKOVA, Anna (RUS) - 8.
GIRLS U-18: 1.MAMEDYAROVA, Zeynab (AZE) - 8,5; 2.WANG, Yu (CHN) - 8; 3.DANG BICH, Ngoc (VIE) - 8.
BOYS U-10: 1.NGUYEN NGOC TRUONG, Son (VIE) - 9.5; 2.ANDREIKINE, Dmitri (RUS) - 8.5; 3.VACHIER-LAGRAVE, Maxime (FRA) - 8.5.
BOYS U-12: 1.SENGUPTA, Deep (IND) - 9; 2.GONDA, Laszlo (HUN) - 8,5; 3.BRKIC, Ante (CRO) - 8,5.
BOYS U-14: 1.ARYESHCHENKO, Oleksandr (UKR) - 9; 2.WANG, Yue (CHN) - 8,5.
BOYS U-16: 1.IZORIA, Zviad (GEO) - 9,5; 2.KHISMATOULLINE, Denis (RUS) - 8; 3.PARAGUA, Mark (PHI) - 8.
BOYS U-18: 1.VALLEJO PONS, Francisco (ESP) - 8,5; 2.DOMINGUEZ, Leinier (CUB) - 8; 3.JOBAVA, Baadur (GEO) - 8.
The 4th Itau Cup took place in Sao Paulo 16th-22nd October 2000. Swiss, 166 participants.
The winner was Rafael Leitao - 6,5 from 7 scores.
The I Magistral Salou Costa Daurada took place in Spain 16th-25th October 2000. 1-2. Vladimir Georgiev and Igor Miladinovic - 6,5 from 9 scores.
There was an international tournament in Alushta, Ukraine 15th-27th October 2000. 1-3. Vadim Shishkin, Eldar Gasanov and Evgenij Miroshnichenko - 8 from 13 scores.
The Arco Chess Festival took place in Italy October 21st-29th 2000. The winner was Vladimir Tukmakov - 7 from 9 scores.
Match Kasparov-Kramnik took place on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in London. Prize fund: $2,000,000. The fifteen games of the Braingames World Chess Championships took place 8th October 2000 - 2nd November 2000.
On Thursday 2nd November Vladimir Kramnik won the Braingames World Chess Championships - 8.5 - 6.5.
Sites: http://www.chesscenter.com/wcc2000 , http://www.kasparovchess.com/
© 2000 Boris Schipkov