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D12 Malakhov Vladimir (RUS) - Dreev Alexey (RUS) Khanty Mansyisk (Russia) 9.12.2005


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Game Service 2006, Free parts
March 13

March part 1 ,1058 games »
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Morelia / Linares 2006
February 20

The traditional Linares super tournament this year is divided into 2 parts: the first half of the tournament takes place in Morelia (Mexico) February 18th-26th 2006, the second half in Linares (Spain). The prize fund is 380.000 Euros. Participants: Veselin Topalov g BUL 2801 (born 1975), Peter Svidler g RUS 2765 (1976), Levon Aronian g ARM 2752 (1982), Peter Leko g HUN 2740 (1979), Vassily Ivanchuk g UKR 2729 (1969), Etienne Bacrot g FRA 2717 (1983), Teimour Radjabov g AZE 2700 (1987) and Francisco Vallejo Pons g ESP 2650 (1982).

N     ELO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Score Place
1 Topalov BUL 2801   = 0 = 1 = 0 0 8.0 2-3
1 1 1 = 1 = =
2 Aronian ARM 2752 =   1 = 0 1 1 = 8.5 1
0 = 1 = = = 1
3 Svidler RUS 2740 1 0   = 0 1 = 1 6.5 5-6
0 = = = = 0 =
4 Leko HUH 2740 = = =   1 = 1 1 7.5 4
0 0 = = = = =
5 Ivanchuk UKR 2729 0 1 1 0   = = = 6.5 5-6
= = = = 0 0 1
6 Bacrot FRA 2717 = 0 0 = =   0 = 6.0 7
0 = = = 1 = 1
7 Radjabov AZE 2704 1 0 = 0 = 1   = 8.0 2-3
= = 1 = 1 = =
8 Valleho ESP 2686 1 = 0 0 = = =   5.0 8
= 0 = = 0 0 =
 

All games: 1 - 14 round
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Commented games by GM Sergey Tiviakov
February 14

We present to your attention 3 games of grandmaster Sergey Tiviakov from the tournaments in Pomplona on 23rd-29th December 2005 and FIDE World Chess Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk on 26th November - 18th December 2005,commented by him for our site.

 

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Aeroflot 2006
February 10

The Aeroflot Open takes place in Moscow 8th-17th February 2006.
Among participants: Shakhrijar Mamedjarov g AZE 2709, Vladimir Akopian g ARM 2704, Alexei Dreev g RUS 2697, Vladimir Malakhov g RUS 2694, Areshchenko Alexander g UKR 2670, Krishnan Sasikiran g IND 2670, Zahar Efimenko g UKR 2666, Dmitry Jakovenko g RUS 2662, Viorel Bologan 2661, Alexander Khalifman g RUS 2660, Arkadij Naiditsch 2657, Alexander Moiseenko g UKR 2657, Pavel Eljanov g UKR 2655, Artem Timofeev g RUS 2653, Aleksej Aleksandrov g BLR 2653, Evgeniy Najer 2652, Zvaid Izoria g GEO 2652, Konstantin Sakaev g RUS 2649, Karen Asrian g ARM 2646, Bu Xiangxi g CHN 2645, Kiril Georgiev g BUL 2645, Alexander Motylev g RUS 2638, Evgeny Alekseev g RUS 2634 etc. The winner of this event will take part in Dortmund tournament.

Final leaders standings:
1 Jobava 6.5
2 Bologan 6.5
3 Sasikiran 6.5
4 Mamedyarov 6.5
5 Eljanov 6.0
6 Vachier-Lagrave 6.0
7 Petrosian 6.0
8 Akopian 6.0
9 Georgiev 6.0
10 Naiditsch 6.0
11 Jakovenko 6.0
12 Efimenko 5.5
13 Najer 5.5
14 Fedorov 5.5
15 Asrian 5.5
16 Balogh 5.5
17 Yakovich 5.5
18 Sedlak 5.5
19 Malakhov 5.5
20 Korotylev 5.5
21 Alekseev 5.5
22 Izoria 5.5
23 Motylev 5.5

All games in PGN
Commented games: 1 round , 2 round , 3 round , 4 round , 5 round , 6 round , 7 round , 8 round , 9 round


Game Service 2005, Free parts
February 10

Every week we’ll put games from Game Service that were available to Chess Assistant users only.
Every week you can download new games in PGN and CA format.

February part 1 ,2661 games »
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February part 2 ,1330 games »
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The traditional round tournament in Wijk aan Zee
14-29 January 2006

26.01.06 The world champion shows really the champion game! The brilliant victory over Aronyan - the winner of World Cup 2005 allows Topalov to become the sole leader!
25.01.06 Topalov played as Black and defeated Karyakin, Anand played as White and was stronger than Van Veli. Adams and Gelfand have one point less than the leaders.
23.01.06 Topalov has come up with Anand again after the latter suddenly lost to the outsider - Kamsky! The main surprise of the tournament middle is the third place of Sergey Karyakin.
20.01.06 The leadership race goes on! Anand inflicted the first defeat on Leko, Topalov failed to defeat Mamed'yarov.
18.01.06 After the brilliant victory over Van Veli the world champion Veselin Topalov has reached the leader.
16.01.06 The tournament has a new leader: Anand has gained a vital victory over Ivaschuk.
14.01.06 The traditional round tournament started in Wijk aan Zee. The tournament category - XIX, the average rating is 2716. After two rounds the sole leader is Vasily Ivanchuk.

N   ELO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Score Place
1 Wan Wely 2647   1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 0 1 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 6.0 10
2 Mamedyarov 2709 1/2   1/2 1/2 1/2 0 0 1/2 1/2 0 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 4.5 12-13
3 Tiviakov 2669 1/2 1/2   1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 0 1/2 6.5 7-9
4 Topalov 2801 1 1/2 1/2   1/2 1 1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 0 1 1 9.0 I-II
5 Gelfand 2723 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2   1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 0 1 1 1 7.0 5-6
6 Karjakin 2660 1/2 1 1/2 0 1/2   1/2 0 0 1/2 1 1/2 1 1 7.0 5-6
7 Aronian 2752 0 1 1/2 0 1/2 1/2   0 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 1 6.5 7-9
8 Ivanchuk 2729 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1   0 1/2 1 0 1/2 1 7.5 3-4
9 Anand 2792 1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1 1/2 1   1 0 1/2 1 1/2 9.0 I-II
10 Leko 2740 0 1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 0   1 1/2 1/2 1/2 6.5 7-9
11 Kamsky 2686 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0   0 0 1/2 4.5 12-13
12 Adams 2707 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 0 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 1   1/2 1/2 7.5 3-4
13 Bacrot 2717 1/2 1/2 1 0 0 0 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1 1/2   1/2 5.5 11
14 Sokolov I 2689 1/2 1/2 1/2 0 0 0 0 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2   4.0 14

All games: 1-4 round , 5-8 round , 9-13 round
Commented games: 1 round , 2 round , 3 round , 4 round , 5 round , 6 round , 7 round , 8 round , 9 round , 10 round , 11 round , 12 round , 13 round


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December 8

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Russian Championship, Superfinal.
Moscow, December 19 - December 30.

Sergey Rublevsky
Sergey Rublevsky is the new Russian champion
The tornament positions
after the 11th round:

1.Rublevsky - 7
2.Jakovenko - 6
3-6.Svidler, Morozevich, Bareev, Zvjagintsev - 5.5
7-8. Kramnik ,Motylev - 5
9-10.Dreev, Khalifman - 4
11-12. Volkov, Tomashevsky - 3.5

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# Players ELO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  
1 Svidler Petr 2740   = 1 = = = = = 0 = 1 1 6
2 Motylev Alexander 2632 =   = 0 0 = 1 = 1 0 = = 5
3 Tomashevsky Evgeny 2564 0 =   = 0 = 0 1 = = = 0 4
4 Rublevsky Sergey 2652 = 1 =   1 = = = 1 = 1 = 7.5
5 Jakovenko Dmitry 2644 = 1 1 0   =   = = + = = 6
6 Khalifman Alexander 2653 = = = = =   = 0 = 0 = = 4.5
7 Volkov Sergey 2614 = 0 1 =   =   0 0 0 1 0 3.5
8 Zvjagintsev Vadim 2659 = = 0 = = 1 1   = = = = 6
9 Bareev Evgeny 2675 1 0 = 0 = = 1 =   1 0 1 6
10 Morozevich Alexander 2707 = 1 = = - 1 1 = 0   1 = 6.5
11 Dreev Alexey 2694 = = = 0 = = 0 = 1 0   = 4.5
12 Kramnik Vladimir 2739 0 = 1 = = = 1 = 0 = =   5.5

All games:
Round 1-3, Round 4-7, Round 8-10
Commented games:
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3-4 , Round 5-8, Round 9 , Round 10 , Round 11.
 


World Chess Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk, November 26 - December 17.
December 19

World Chess Cup 2005 The final match of two games against Ponomarev with the classical control ended in a draw though in the second game Aronian was very close to a victory. But at the time break the advantage of Aronian became evident and he won 2:0.

Results: Round 1 , Round 2 , Round 3 , Round 4 , Round 5 , Round 6 , Round 7
Commented games: Round 1 , Round 2 , Round 3 , Round 4 , Round 5 , Semifinal , Final

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Blitz match Morozevich- Granda Zuniga.
December 5

The training blitz match of 20 games between the chess star Morozevich and one of the best players of Latin America Granda Zuniga.

The match was held in Moscow on December 5 and ended in Morozevich’s victory with the 12:8.

In the match many interesting games were played. See the detailed report on the match.

World Chess Cup 2005

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December 8

Every week from September till December 2005 we’ll put games from Game Service that were available to Chess Assistant users only.
Every week you can download new games in PGN and CA format.

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Ch World (juniors, under 20), Istanbul (TUR)
November 9-22, 2005

2005 Ch World juniors

Final standings
1. Mamedyarov Shakhriyar (AZE) 2674 – 10.5, 2. Berkes Ferenc (HUN) 2596 – 9.5, 3. Alekseev Evgeny (RUS) 2632 – 9.0, 4. Gashimov Vugar (AZE) 2608 – 9.0, 5. Smeets Jan (NED) 2531 – 8.5, 6. Li Chao (CHN) 2305 – 8.5, 7. Stellwagen Daniel (NED) 2561 – 8.5, 8. Nyback Tomi (FIN) 2563 – 8.5, 9. Wang Yue (CHN) 2585 – 8.5, 10. Magalashvili Davit (GEO) 2448 – 8.5.

Girls
1. Paehtz Elisabeth (GER) 2408 – 10.0, 2. Gu Xiaobing (CHN) 2330 – 9.5, 3. Kadziolka Beata (POL) 2352 – 9.0, 4. Mamedjarova Turkan (AZE) 2223 – 9.0, 5. Harika Dronavalli (IND) 2392 – 9.0, 6. Pogonina Natalija (RUS) 2401 – 8.5, 7. Dzagnidze Nana (GEO) 2443 – 8.5, 8. Vasilevich Irina (RUS) 2389 – 8.5, 9. Melia Salome (GEO) 2318 – 8.5

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VI Ch World (team), Beer-Sheva (Israel)
November 1-9, 2005

The team world championship appeared in the chess calendar in 1985. Traditionally its participants are one best team from each continent according to the results of the two last Olympiads and five teams from Europe, plus the strongest women's team - from China that will play in Swiss system.

Russia is the World Champion 2005!

Team structure »
# Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
1 Ukraine   2.5 1.5 1.5 3.5 1.5 2 2.5 2.5 17.5
2 USA 1.5   2 1.5 4 0.5 2 2.5 2.5 16.5
3 Armenia 2.5 2   1.5 3 2.5 2 2 3 18.5
4 Russia 2.5 2.5 2.5   3 3.5 3 2.5 2.5 22
5 China Women 0.5 0 1 1   0 1 1.5 2 7
6 China Men 2.5 3.5 1.5 0.5 4   3.5 2.5 3.5 21.5
7 Cuba 2 2 2 1 3 0.5   1.5 1 13
8 Israel 1.5 1.5 2 1.5 2.5 1.5 2.5   1.5 14.5
9 Georgia 1.5 1.5 1 1.5 2 0.5 3 2.5   13.5
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Chess Team Championship 2005

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