THE WEEK IN CHESS 114                    13/01/97        Mark Crowther
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1)  Introduction
2)  Keres Memorial Rapidplay 1997.
3)  All set for the Hoogovens Wijk aan Zee tournament.
4)  Three way tie in Pamplona.
5)  Reggio Emilia
6)  New Zealand Championships 1997.
7)  Israeli League 1997 rounds 1-2 by Ram Soffer
8)  German Bundesliga Round 7 by Gerald Schendel
9)  Chess Oscars.
10) TAPOLCA Open, Budapest and First Saturday News by Laszlo Nagy
11) 8th International Open Chess Tournament "Ano Liosia '97"
12) VISA NORDIC CHESS GRAND PRIX 1996/97
13) International Open Chess Turnament "Pasanauri-97"
14) Theoretical Section

GAMES SECTION

It, Pamplona ESP 1996-7        		 45
It, Reggio Emilia ITA 1996-7   		 45
Challengers, Hastings ENG 1997		  1
Tapolca, Budapest HUN 1997  		  2
Kalev Keres mem rapid, Tallinn EST 1997  45
ch-NZL, Auckland 1996-7        		121

1) Introduction
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My thanks to Mart Tarmak, Lost Boys, Carlo Corradini, Maran Walter,
Jesus De la Villa, Jon Speelman, Michael Freeman, Ian Rogers, Ram
Soffer, Laszlo Nagy, Massimiliano Orsi , Richard Reich, Argiris Kotsis,
Gerald Schendel, Einar S. Einarsson,  David Japaridze and Marco R.
Martini for their help this week.

A wide range of chess this week with a strong rapidplay commemorating
what would have been Paul Keres' 81st birthday and games from Pamplona
and Reggio Emilia (I did make them available earlier in the week in a
midweek column on my page. This will be an occasional column to try out
a few new ideas.) I have had some nice feedback this week, especially
about the review of the year and a few suggestions. A number of people
have suggested that I introduce a letters  page. I certainly welcome
feedback but I would not want to get into the situation of people being
upset if I did not publish their letters and so forth. But if I do
receive letters of wider interest I  will look at it again.

Next week sees the start of the 1997 super GM season. We will see in
short order Wijk aan Zee, Linares and Dos Hermanas (early this year)
should be great. If anyone is at the Linares open I would be  interested
in results and then games from there.

Hope you enjoy this issue.

Mark

2) Keres Memorial Rapidplay 1997.
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Mart Tarmak reports on the Keres Memorial Rapidplay held in Tallinn this
weekend.

The Estonian sports society "Kalev" has organised  the Paul Keres
Memorial Rapid tournament for seven consecutive years. Paul Keres was
born on January 7th 1916 and this tournament was devoted to his 81st
birthday. The organisers invited the third and the fourth best female
players (Pia Cramling and ex-world champion Maia Chiburdanidze) to this
years tournament. Other invitees to the main tournament were GMs Ulf
Andersson and Viktor Gavrikov. Also the Estonian GMs Jaan Ehlvest and
Lembit Oll were included into the final without qualification. The
thinking time in the event was 25 minutes per player.

The event started with the qualification tournament for 40 participants
on Friday, January 10. The  highest rated player in both the
qualification event and the final was Ulf Andersson  He wished to play
in the qualification tournament. He was amongst the 5 qualifiers: Riho
Liiva (EST), Oleg Krivonosov (LAT) 5,5, Ulf Andersson (SWE), Vidmantas
Malisauskas (LIT), Kalle Kiik (EST) 5. Both Estonian IMs were not the
members of the Olympic team in Yerevan but they continued to play well
also in the main tournament which was played on Saturday and Sunday,
January 11-12. Incidently the new amateur World Champion Olev Schults
also participated in the qualification event.

The best starter was Riho Liiva who has 3 out of 3. He had difficult
positions and time trouble againt leading Estonian chessplayers Ehlvest
and Oll but managed to win both games. In the third round Ulf Andersson
erred with his move order in the opening and had to resign immediately.
After that the clear leader was Viktor Gavrikov who had 5.5 points after
six rounds and it seemed that he would be an easy winner. But he did
have a few scares. After his draw with Krivonosov he lost to Oll and
probably had a lost position  against Chiburdanidze in the last round
where he was the exchange down. He managed to draw the game and as his
nearest rival Liiva did the same he hung on to first place.

Kalev Keres Memorial Tallinn EST (blitz) 1997
                                      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1   Gavrikov,V       2590 (SUI)  +85  * 1 = 1 1 = = 0 1 1   6.5/9
2   Liiva,R          2415 (EST) +203  0 * 0 1 = 1 = 1 1 =   5.5/9
3   Krivonosov,O     2420 (LAT) +161  = 1 * 0 = = = 1 = =   5.0/9  22.00
4   Ehlvest,J        2635 (EST)  -78  0 0 1 * 1 1 = = 0 1   5.0/9  21.25
5   Kiik,K           2380 (EST) +206  0 = = 0 * 1 = = 1 1   5.0/9  19.50
6   Chiburdanidze,M  2535 (GEO)   -3  = 0 = 0 0 * 1 1 = 1   4.5/9
7   Malisauskas,V    2530 (LIT)  -33  = = = = = 0 * 1 = 0   4.0/9
8   Oll,L            2625 (EST) -175  1 0 0 = = 0 0 * 1 =   3.5/9
9   Andersson,U      2655 (SWE) -246  0 0 = 1 0 = = 0 * =   3.0/9  13.25
10  Cramling,P       2545 (SWE) -124  0 = = 0 0 0 1 = = *   3.0/9  12.50

Average elo: 2533 <=> Category: 12
gm = 5.40 m = 3.60

Every participant had some nice games and the many spectators were satisfied
with the competitive and friendly spirit of the tournament. All the games of
the tournament are made available for the readers of TWIC by Jaan Narva.

3) All set for the Hoogovens Wijk aan Zee tournament.
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There will be coverage of the event on the Lost Boy Pages
http://lostcity.nl/chess/hoogovens the event starts on the 17th of
January.

Igor Glek, Julio Granda Zuniga, Miguel Illescas, Alex Yermolinsky,
Victor Korchnoi, Joel Lautier, Predrag Nikolic, Jeroen Piket, Valery
Salov, Nigel Short, Ivan Sokolov, Jan Timman, Loek Van Wely and
Alexander Onischuk play.

In the end Vassily Ivanchuk has carried out his promise made at the end
of the Las Palmas tournament to withdraw from tournament play for a
while. He withdrew at the last minute from the Hoogovens event and also
from Linares which follows on almost directly from this event. He was
replaced in Wijk aan Zee by Alex Yermolinsky.

4) Three way tie in Pamplona.
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Spain rounded off a brilliant year for top class chess with a Category
12 event in Pamplona. Last year there were high profile events in
Madrid, Dos Hermanas, Leon and Las Palmas. This year will see the return
of the Linares tournament and Las Palmas is one of the possible venues
for the Kasparov-Karpov match.

Pamplona saw Zoltan Almasi, Jonathan Speelman and Zurab Azmaiparashvili
shared first place. The event was interesting for the participation of
Ruslan Ponomariov (an IM in the new ratin list). He was leading with
3.5/5 before losing to Almasi, Azmaiparashvili and Gulko in successive
rounds. Nevertheless he scored a good result, especially considering that
he is only 13 years of age.

My thanks to Jesus De la Villa and Jon Speelman for the games.

Pamplona (ESP), XII 1996 - I 1997                         cat. XIII (2574)
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 1 Almasi, Zoltan               g HUN 2655  * = = 1 = 1 1 1 0 =  6.0  2690
 2 Speelman, Jonathan S         g ENG 2625  = * = = = 1 = = 1 1  6.0  2693
 3 Azmaiparashvili, Zurab       g GEO 2670  = = * = = = 1 = 1 1  6.0  2688
 4 Gulko, Boris F               g USA 2615  0 = = * = 0 1 1 = 1  5.0  2612
 5 Magem Badals, Jorge          g ESP 2570  = = = = * = = = = =  4.5  2574
 6 Cramling, Pia                g SWE 2545  0 0 = 1 = * 1 = = =  4.5  2577
 7 Ponomariov, Ruslan             UKR 2550  0 = 0 0 = 0 * 1 1 1  4.0  2533
 8 De la Villa Garcia, Jesus M  m ESP 2495  0 = = 0 = = 0 * 1 =  3.5  2502
 9 Gomez Esteban, Juan Mario    m ESP 2495  1 0 0 = = = 0 0 * =  3.0  2457
10 Garcia Ilundain, David       g ESP 2520  = 0 0 0 = = 0 = = *  2.5  2414
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5) Reggio Emilia
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My thanks to Carlo Corradini and Maran Walter for the games. Next year
there will be an official web site for the event.

Reggio Emelia (ITA), XII 1996 - I 1997             cat. XI (2511)
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 1 Krasenkow, Michal   g POL 2605  * 1 = = 1 = = 1 1 1  7.0  2720
 2 Bologan, Viktor     g MDA 2600  0 * 1 1 = = = 1 1 1  6.5  2667
 3 Komarov, Dimitri    g UKR 2595  = 0 * = = 1 = = 1 1  5.5  2581
 4 Romanishin, Oleg M  g UKR 2555  = 0 = * = = 1 1 1 =  5.5  2586
 5 Efimov, Igor        g ITA 2510  0 = = = * = 1 = 1 1  5.5  2591
 6 Razuvaev, Yuri S    g RUS 2560  = = 0 = = * = = 1 1  5.0  2548
 7 Godena, Michele     m ITA 2550  = = = 0 0 = * = = =  3.5  2426
 8 Belotti, Bruno      m ITA 2400  0 0 = 0 = = = * 0 =  2.5  2357
 9 Tatai, Stefano      m ITA 2375  0 0 0 0 0 0 = 1 * 1  2.5  2360
10 Mantovani, Renzo    m ITA 2360  0 0 0 = 0 0 = = 0 *  1.5  2254
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6) New Zealand Championships 1997.
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There were 22 entries to the 104th New Zealand Championships held in
Auckland between 28th December 1996 and 9th January 1997. The tournament
was won by Grandmaster Ian Rogers of Australia. The title of New Zealand
Champion went to second placed Alex Kulashko who has recently qualified
after 12 months of residence in New Zealand.

International Master norms were achieved by Alex Kulashko and Paul
Garbutt. The event was an 11 round Swiss with 22 players. There were two
players from overseas, Ian Rogers and ZF Mohd from Malysia.

My thanks to Michael Freeman of NZ Chess
(http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/nzchess) and to Ian Rogers who
sent the results and games.


Auckland (NZL), XII 1996 - I 1997
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                                         1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10  11
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 1 Rogers, Ian            g  AUS 2575  +20 + 7 = 4 + 6 = 2 = 3 + 5 +12 + 8 +11 +13  9.5  2584
 2 Kulashko, Aleksey         RUS 2380  =10 +18 = 3 +11 = 1 + 4 + 7 + 6 - 5 +16 +12  8.5  2565
 3 Dive, Russell John     m  NZL 2435  +16 =13 = 2 + 4 + 5 = 1 = 6 + 8 = 7 +12 =11  8.0  2498
 4 Garbett, Paul Anthony  f  NZL 2300  +17 + 9 = 1 - 3 +13 - 2 +15 +11 =12 + 6 + 5  8.0  2452
 5 Ker, Anthony F         f  NZL 2315  = 8 +22 = 6 = 7 - 3 +13 - 1 +15 + 2 + 9 - 4  6.5  2334
 6 Martin, Benjamin       f  NZL 2375  =18 +14 = 5 - 1 +19 + 8 = 3 - 2 +10 - 4 = 7  6.0  2295
 7 Smith, Robert W           NZL 2300  +21 - 1 +13 = 5 = 8 =10 - 2 +20 = 3 =19 = 6  6.0  2323
 8 Wastney, Scott            NZL 2100  = 5 =19 =11 +21 = 7 - 6 + 9 - 3 - 1 +20 =15  5.5  2292
 9 Hawkes, Peter D           NZL 2155  +11 - 4 =12 =19 -10 +18 - 8 =16 +15 - 5 +21  5.5  2225
10 Dowden,Anthony                ----  = 2 =15 =19 =20 + 9 = 7 -12 =18 - 6 =14 =16  5.0  2219
11 McLaren,L                     ----  - 9 +17 = 8 - 2 +16 -15 +14 - 4 +22 - 1 = 3  5.0  2201
12 Green, Peter              NZL 2265  -13 =16 = 9 =14 +21 +20 +10 - 1 = 4 - 3 - 2  5.0  2201
13 Krstev, Antonio           FRM 2145  +12 = 3 - 7 +15 - 4 - 5 -18 +22 =19 +17 - 1  5.0  2231
14 Guthrie, David            NZL 2100  =15 - 6 =16 =12 =18 =19 -11 =17 =20 =10 +22  5.0  2212
15 Mohd, Fairin Zakaria      MAS 2220  =14 =10 =21 -13 +17 +11 - 4 - 5 - 9 +22 = 8  5.0  2030
16 Sarapu, Ortvin         m  NZL 2295  - 3 =12 =14 =18 -11 =17 +22 = 9 +21 - 2 =10  5.0  2187
17 Metge, J. Nigel           NZL 2170  - 4 -11 -20 +22 -15 =16 +21 =14 +18 -13 +19  5.0  2163
18 Love, Anthony J        f  NZL 2250  = 6 - 2 =22 =16 =14 - 9 +13 =10 -17 =21 =20  4.5  2138
19 Barlow, Matthew           NZL 2200  =22 = 8 =10 = 9 - 6 =14 -20 +21 =13 = 7 -17  4.5  2108
20 Sinclair, Mark            NZL 2265  - 1 -21 +17 =10 +22 -12 +19 - 7 =14 - 8 =18  4.5  2102
21 Sutherland, John          NZL 2085  - 7 +20 =15 - 8 -12 -22 -17 -19 -16 =18 - 9  2.0  1982
22 Spiller,Paul                  ----  =19 - 5 =18 -17 -20 +21 -16 -13 -11 -15 -14  2.0  1964
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7) Israeli League 1997 rounds 1-2 by Ram Soffer
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Ram Soffer sends the results from the Israeli league. He sends a note on
the scoring system employed.

Matches are played on 5 boards.  The winning team gets a 1 point bonus.
No bonus in the case of a 2.5:2.5 tie.

Israel 1st League 1997
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Round 1 Results
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ELITZUR JERUSALEM - ELITZUR PETACH-TIKVA 2.5:2.5
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Rechlis,Gad 	- Yudasin,Leonid 1/2
Gruenfeld,Yehuda - Smirin,Ilia 1/2
Tsesarsky,Ilya - Goldin,Alexander 0-1
Alonkin,Alexander - Kogan,Artur 1-0
Gurevich,Grigory - Nisman,Boris 1/2

BEER-SHEVA I - BIKUREI HAITIM TEL-AVIV 2.5:2.5
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Greenfeld,Alon - Gofshtein,Leonid 1/2
Huzman,Alexander - Manor,Ilan 1/2
Mikhalevski,Victor - Shvidler,Eliahu 1/2
Avrukh,Boris - Kagan,Shimon 0-1
Tseitlin,Mark - Krays,Alexander 1-0

BEER-SHEVA II - ASA TEL-AVIV 2.5:2.5
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Finkel,Alexander - Har-Zvi,Ronen 1/2
Golod,Vitali - Zoler,Dan 1/2
Vydeslaver,Alik - Zalkind,Karmi 0-1
Tyomkin,Dimitri - Kraidman,Yair 1/2
Mittelman,Gur - Sorkin,Igor 1-0

ASA TECHNION HAIFA - HAPOEL HERZLIYA 4:2
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Bykhovsky,Avigdor - Psakhis,Lev 1/2
Uritzky,Maxim - Zilberman,Yaacov 0-1
Berkovich,Mark - Zifroni,Dov 1/2
Grinshpun,Eduard - Lev,Ronen 1-0
Blodstein,Arkady - Haimovich,Tal 1-0

MACCABI AFEK - ASHDOD 5.5:0.5
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Sutovskij,Emil - Maryasin,Boris 1/2
Murrey,Jacob - Oslon,Alexander 1-0
Kanstler,Boris - Chuvnik,Mordechai 1-0
Bruk,Ofer - Tsifanskaya,Ludmila 1-0
Stisis,Yaacov - Shkolnik,Boris 1-0

HAPOEL RIHON-LEZION - HAPOEL KFAR-SAVA 4.5:1.5
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Alterman,Boris - Milov,Vadim 1/2
Liss,Eran - Boim,Inon 1/2
Shmuter,Leonid - Nor,Igal 1-0
Kaspi,Alexander - Gershon,Alik 1-0
Karpman,Vadim - Rabinovich,Alexander 1/2


Round 2 Results
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Beer-Sheva I - Beer-Sheva II 4.5:1.5
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Greenfeld,Alon - Finkel,Alexander 1/2
Huzman,Alexander - Vydeslaver,Alik 1-0
Mikhalevski,Victor - Tyomkin,Dimitri 1/2
Avrukh,Boris - Mittleman,Gur 1/2
Tseitlin,Mark - Bolotnikov,Victor 1-0

Elitzur Petach Tikva - Bikurei Haitim TA 5:1
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Yudasin,Leonid - Gofshtein,Leonid 1/2
Smirin,Ilia - Manor,Ilan 1-0
Goldin,Alexander - Shvidler, Eliahu 1-0
Kogan,Artur - Krays,Alexander 1-0
Nisman,Boris - Tratatovici,Moise 1/2

Elitzur Jerusalem - Ashdod 4:2
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Rechlis,Gad - Maryasin,Boris 1-0
Gruenfeld,Yehuda - Oslon,Alexander 0-1
Tsesarsky,Eliahu - Chuvnik,Mordechai 1-0
Alonkin,Alexander - Tsifanskaya,Ludmila 1/2
Gurevich,Gregory - Shkolnik,Boris 1/2

Hapoel Herzliya - Maccabi Afek 4:2
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Psakhis,Lev - Sutovskij,Emil 1/2
Zilberman,Yaacov - Oratovsky,Michael 1-0
Zifroni,Dov - Murrey,Jacob 0-1
Lev,Ronen - Kanstler,Boris 1-0
Slutzky,Leonid - Bruk,Ofer 1/2

ASA Technion Haifa - Hapoel Kfar-Sava 4:2
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Bykhovsky,Avigdor - Milov,Vadim 1/2
Uritzky,Maxim - Nor,Igor 1-0
Berkovich,Mark - Gershon,Alik 1/2
Grinshpun,Eduard - Rabinovich,Alexander 1/2
Blodstein,Arkady - Rudrfer,Mark 1/2

Hapoel Rishon-Lezion - ASA Tel Aviv 5:1
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Alterman,Boris - Zoler,Dan 1/2
Kosashvili,Yona - Bleiman,Yaacov 1-0
Liss,Eran - Zalkind,Karmi 1/2
Shmuter,Leonid - Kraidman,Yair 1-0
Kaspi,Alexander - Sorkin,Igor 1-0


Standings after Round 2
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Rishon-Lezion 9.5
Haifa 8.0
Elitzur PT 7.5
Afek 7.5
Beer-Sheva I 7.0
Jerusalem 6.5
Herzliya 6.0
Beer-Shave II 4.0
Kfar-Sava 3.5
Bikurei Haitim TA 3.5
ASA TA 3.5
Ashdod 2.5

Round 3 matches
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16/1/96 Beer-Sheva II - Elitzur PT
        Jerusalem - Herzliya
18/1/96 Bikurei Haitim TA - Ashdod
        Afek - Kfar-Sava
        Haifa - Rishon-Lezion
1/2/96  ASA TA - Beer-Sheva I

8) German Bundesliga Round 7 by Gerald Schendel
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Dresdner SC        4 - 4  SV Empor Berlin
SCA St. Ingbert    5 - 3  SC Eppingen
Hamburger SK       3.5-4.5  USC Magdeburg
Solinger SG        6 - 2  PSV Wuppertal
SV Werder Bremen   4.5-3.5  SK Delmenhorst
SG Koln Porz       4 - 4  Turm Duisburg
SG Bochum          5.5-2.5  Castrop Rauxel
SC Passau          3.5-4.5  SV Erfurt West

Dresdner SC        4 - 4  SV Empor Berlin

  1  Almasi         0-1   Shirov         2
  2  Bologan        1-0   Lobron         3
  3  Teske          1/2  Illescas Cor    6
  5  Uhlmann        1-0   Hickl          7
  6  Maiwald        1/2  Boensch         8
  7  Borriss        1/2  Tischbierek     9
  8  Goldberg       0-1   Volke         11
  9  Heinatz,T      1/2  Poldauf        12


SCA St. Ingbert    5 - 3  SC Eppingen

  1  Dautov         1/2  Gyimesi         1
  2  Martinovic     1/2  Arnold          3
  3  Bauer          1-0   Miltner        4
  5  Ristic         0-1   Mann           5
  6  Kachiani-Ger   1-0   Donev          6
  7  Werner         1-0   Bosbach       10
  8  Gross          0-1   Dudek         12
  9  Becker         1-0   Staiger       13


Hamburger SK       3.5-4.5  USC Magdeburg

  1  Wahls           1/2  Onischuk       1
  2  Ftacnik         1/2  Slobodjan      2
  3  Mueller         0-1  Rogozenko      3
  4  Movsziszian     1/2  Naumann        5
  5  Michaelsen      1/2  Proehl         6
 10  Heinemann       1/2  Stolz          7
 11  Sievers         1/2  Kapischka      8
 12  Wegner          1/2  Darnstaedt     9


Solinger SG        6 - 2  PSV Wuppertal

  4  Piket          1-0   Schebler       6
  5  Gabriel        1-0   Hausrath       7
  7  Bischoff       1/2   Kern          12
  9  Lau            0-1   Schiffer      13
 10  Podzielny      1-0   Florath       15
 11  Schaefer       1-0   Kistella      17
 12  Reeh           1/2   Dresen        18
 14  Norwood        1-0   Ritter        19


SV Werder Bremen   4.5-3.5  SK Delmenhorst

  2  Kindermann     1/2   Stohl          2
  3  Knaak          1-0   Hausner        3
  4  Blatny         1-0   Breutigam      4
  5  Meins          0-1   Beckemeyer     5
  6  Heissler       0-1   Borik          6
  9  Babula         1-0   Lauber         7
 10  Hedke          1/2   Hermann        9
 12  Meyer          1/2   Jugelt        10


SG Koln Porz       4 - 4  Turm Duisburg

  2  Lutz           1/2   Unzicker      10
  3  Huebner        0-1   Enders        11
  5  Christiansen   1/2   Kraut         12
  6  Vaganian       1-0   Thesing       13
  7  Stangl         0-1   Pirrot        14
  9  Vogt           1/2   Schmitz       16
 10  Van Der Wiel  + : -  Brueggemann   18
 19  Schmidt        1/2   Groth         20


SG Bochum          5.5-2.5  Castrop Rauxel

  1  Glek           0-1   Van der Ster   1
  2  Georgiev       1/2   King           3
  4  Nijboer        1-0   Hoffmann       4
  5  Schmittdiel    1-0   Appel          6
  6  Bosch          1-0   Libeau         7
  7  Reschke        1-0   Dinstuhl      10
  9  Backwinkel     1/2   Hennig        12
 10  Ellers         1/2   Sehner        13


SC Passau          3.5-4.5  SV Erfurt West

  1  Ribli          1/2   Votava         2
  2  Schlosser      0-1   Casper         3
  3  Smejkal        1-0   Renner         4
  4  Wells          0-1   Kuczynski      5
  5  Schmidt        0-1   Voekler        6
  6  Pichler        1-0   Mueller        8
  7  Klebel         0-1   Brueggemann   11
 11  Schlingensie   1-0   Fuhrmann      12


Tabelle:
 1. Solinger SG        7 33.5	:22.5  14- 0
 2. SV Empor Berlin    7 37.5	:18.5  12- 2
 3. SG Koln Porz       7 35 	:21    11- 3
 4. Dresdner SC        7 30.5	:25.5  10- 4
 5. Castrop Rauxel     7 28.5	:27.5   8- 6
 6. SCA St. Ingbert    7 28.5	:27.5   8- 6
 7. SG Bochum          7 27.5	:28.5   8- 6
 8. SV Werder Bremen   7 29 	:27     7- 7
 9. Turm Duisburg      7 29 	:27     7- 7
10. SV Erfurt West     7 25.5	:30.5   7- 7
11. Hamburger SK       7 28 	:28     5- 9
12. SC Passau          7 26 	:30     5- 9
13. SK Delmenhorst     7 24 	:32     4-10
14. PSV Wuppertal      7 21 	:35     4-10
15. USC Magdeburg      7 23.5	:32.5   2-12
16. SC Eppingen        7 21 	:35     0-14

Source: http://members.aol.com/SchachBL/BED/bl07.htm

9) Chess Oscars.
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I had some nice reactions to the review of the year in last
week's TWIC. Some points came out of it, and next year I
might try and do something with the games of the year.
Possibly soliciting opinions on the best of 1997.

Massimiliano Orsi suggested I try and revive the Chess Oscars
but it seems that Alexandr Roshal is already trying to do this.
Below is a message sent to me this week via Vladimir Gaspariants



Dear chess friends!

Last year "64   Chess Review" has restored the Chess Oskar for The best
chess player of the year. That used to exist thanks to Jorje Puch. In
the discussion of the matter took part more than 120 chess journalists
and grandmasters from 35 countries. You are welcome to participate in
this discussion this year. You can offer your own choice to Mr. Roshal
personally or send a fax ((095) 202-0961 or E-mail chess@online.ru).
10-12 players of the year 1996 may be offered regardless of their
previous chess achievements. Thanks in advance and looking forward to
your cooperation. Alexandr Roshal Editor-in-Chief.

Sincerely yours,
Alexandr Roshal
Editor-in-Chief.

e-mail: chess@online.ru

10) TAPOLCA Open, Budapest and First Saturday News by Laszlo Nagy
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The TAPOLCA Open held in Budapest finished on the 11th January.

News from Laszlo Nagy <100263.1700@CompuServe.COM>
There is a First Saturday Homepage:
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/chess_first_saturday_hu/

The next First Saturday  tournament will begin on February 1st in Budapest.
The GM tournament had 1-2 vacancies for players of about 2400 ELO-rating, contact the
organiser's address above to check if this is still the case..

TAPOLCA Open  3rd - 11th of January, Budapest, Hungary.

87 participants, 4 IM-s 7 FM-s 67 rated, 20 unrated from 7 countries.

The last, 9th round, 11th of January 9.00am until 16.00pm

1. IM Kustar, Sandor HUN, 7.5     -  IM Portisch, Ferenc  HUN, 6     	draw,
2. FM Vukovic, Ivo  CRO, 6        -  Markus, Robert  YUG, 6.5	 	0:1,
3. Kerek, Krisztian  HUN, 6       -  WIM Semenova, Irina RUS, 6      	0:1,
4. Szabo, Zsolt  HUN, 6           -  Chetverik, Maksim  RUS, 5 .5 	0:1,
5. Nogradi, Vilmos HUN, 5 .5      -  Parkanyi, Attila HUN, 5 .5 	0:1,
6. IM Istvandi, Lajos HUN, 5 .5   -  Fusthy, Zsolt dr. HUN, 5 .5 	0:1,
7. Krivolopov, Konstantin UKR,5.5 -  Shpiller, Nikolai UKR, 5 .5        draw
8. FM Szieberth, Adam HUN, 5      -  Peredy, Ferenc HUN, 5 .5           1:0

The winner of the tournament with 8 points out of a possible  9  was  IM
Kustar Sandor. He is a talented 30 year old IM from Hungary.  In the
last couple of years for instance he has beaten GM Loginov (around 2550
rating)

1. IM Kustar Sandor 8
2. Markus, Robert /YUG, 7.5, 13 years old!!!/,
3. Semenova, Irina /RUS, 7/,
4.-7. Portisch, Ferenc /HUN/,
         Chetverik, Maxim /RUS/,
         Parkanyi, Attila HUN,
         dr.Fusthy, Zsolt /HUN/  6 .5,
8.-12. Szabo, Zsolt HUN
           Pasztor, Ferenc /HUN/
           Krivolopov, Konstantin UKR,
           Vukovic, Ivo CRO
           Kerek, Krisztian /HUN/,
           Shpiller, Nikolai /UKR/ 6.0

11) 8th International Open Chess Tournament "Ano Liosia '97"
--------------------------------------------------

The 11th-19th January 1997 sees an international open organised by the
Ano Liosia Chess Club in Athens Greece. Some of the games are being
covered live on the internet on the Hellas Chess Club page compiled by
Argiris Kotsis.

http://www.compulink.gr/chess/tourn/1997/ano_liosia_97/index.html

Demetrios  Agnos, Ketevan, Altin Cela, Krum Georgiev, Pavlos Gesos,
Efstratios Grivas, Nikolaos Kalesis, Mihail Kobalija, Vasilios
Kotronias, Timotheos Lirindzakis, Thomas Luther, Igor Naumkin,
Konstantinos Nikolaidis, Panayotis Pandavos, Andrey  Shariyazdanov,
Spyridon Skembris, Anastasios Tzoumbas, Mikhail Ulibin, Angelos Vouldis
and  Zahari Zahariev are amongst the players on 2/2

12) VISA NORDIC CHESS GRAND PRIX 1996/97
------------------------------------

Einar S. Einarsson  sends the standings for the VISA
Nordic Chess Grand Prix after the Rilton Cup in Stockholm.

The three best performances of a player count for qualification to the
Final Grand Prix Round Robin Tournament of 14 players later on.  However
with one event to go standings can change quite a bit.

SCORE AND STANDINGS:
AFTER FOUR TOURNAMENTS OUT OF FIVE
1st  REYKJAVIK OPEN, ICELAND, 2-10 MARCH 1996
2nd COPENHAGEN OPEN, DENMARK, 22 JUNE- 4 JULY 1996
3rd  ARNOLD J. EIKREM MEMORIAL,GAUSDAL, NORWAY 3-11 AUGUST 1996
4th  RILTON CUP, STOCKHOLM,  27 DECEMBER 1996  - 5 JANUARY 1997

PLAYER				COUNTRY	NGP-POINTS      No. of  T
1. 	 GM JOHANN HJARTARSON		ISL		57.17		4
2. 	 GM CURT HANSEN			DEN		53.79		3
3. 	 IM TIGER HILLARP PERSSON 	SWE		43.00		3
4. 	 GM MARGEIR PETURSSON		ISL		42.50		3
5. 	 GM EINAR GAUSEL		NOR		39.96		4
6. 	 GM RUNE DJURHUUS		NOR		37.29		4
7. 	 GM SIMEN AGDESTEIN		NOR		35.50		2
8. 	 GM JONATHAN TISDALL		NOR		29.46		3
9. 	 GM JONNY HECTOR		SWE		24.63		3
10.	 GM HELGI ASS GRETARSON		ISL		23.46		3
11.	 GM HELGI OLAFSSON 		ISL		22.00		2
12.	 GM HANNES H. STEFANSSON	ISL		21.96		3
13.	 IM THROSTUR THORHALLSSON	ISL		19.00		2
14.	 IM NIKOLAJ BORGE		DEN		17.00		3
15.	 IM LARS DEGERMAN		SWE		16.29		1
16.	 GM PETER HEINE NIELSEN		DEN		15.67		2
17.	 GM FERDINAND HELLERS		SWE		14.29		1
18.	 GM TOM WEDBERG			SWE		13.29		1
19.    -  FREDE ELSNESS			NOR		13.29		1
20.	 IM ERLING MORTENSEN		DEN		13.17		1
21.	 GM RALF AKESSON		SWE		12.50		2
22.	 GM LARS BO HANSEN		DEN		12.17		1
23.	 FM JOHAN FURDOFF		SWE		 9.50		2
24.	 GM HEIKKI WESTERINEN 		FIN		 7.00		1
25.	 GM LARS SCHANDORFF		DEN		 6.46		2
26.	 IM JOHAN HELLSTEN		SWE		 5.50		1
27.	 IM THOMAS ENGQUIST 		SWE		 5.50		1
28.	 IM STEFFEN PEDERSEN		DEN		 4.00		1
29.	 IM SAMIR LEJLIC		DEN		 4.00		1
30.	 IM BERGE OSTENSTED		NOR		 3.50		1
31.     - STIG GABRIELSEN		NOR		 2.50		1
32.     - HELGE GUNDERSEN 		NOR		 2.50		1
33.	 IM ROBERT ASTROM		SWE		 2.46		1
34.     - BRAGI HALLDORSSON		ISL		 1.50		1
35.	 IM PATRICK LYRBERG		SWE		 1.50		1
36.     - MAGNUS ORN ULFARSSON		ISL		 1.50		1
37-43.    7 PLAYERS WITH O.46 POINTS

The 5th VISA NORDIC GRAND PRIX TOURNAMENT will take place in Torshavn,
in the Faroe Islands, 7th -15th February 1997.  Three best individual
results count for qualification to the FINAL NORDIC GRAND PRIX which is
to be held in Iceland  or Norway in the autumn of 1997, sponsored by
VISA INTERNATIONAL EU

 S.J.Mortensen, Superviser/ Einar S. Einarsson, Chief Administrative
Officer  -  7 January 1997


4th VISA NORDIC GRAND PRIX
Rilton Cup in STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN,
27th December 1996 - 5th January 1997

FINAL RESULTS:

PLAYER:					POINTS	NGP-POINTS

1. GM JOHANN HJARTARSON		ISL.	7.0	23.00
2. GM CURT HANSEN		DEN	6.5	16.29
3. IM LARS DEGERMAN		SWE	6.5	16.29
4. GM EINAR GAUSDAL		NOR	6.5	16.29
5. GM FERDINAD HELLERS		SWE	6.5	14.29
6. GM TOM WEDBERG		SWE	6.5	13.29
7. GM RUNE DJURHUUS		SWE     6.5	13.29
8.  - FREDE ELSNESS		NOR	6.5	13.29
9. IM JOHAN HELLSTEN		SWE	6.0	 5.50
10.FM JOHAN FURHOFF		SWE     6.0	 5.50
11.IM THOMAS ENGQUIST		SWE	6.0	 5.50
12.GM RALF AKESSON		SWE	6.0	 5.50
13.IM ROBERT ASTRÍM		SWE     5.5	 2.46
14.GM JONATHAN TISDAL		NOR	5.5	 0.46
15.GM HELGI ASS GRETARSON	ISL	5.5	 1.46
16.IM STELLAN BRYNELL		SWE	5.5 	 0.46
17.IM JAN JOHANSSON		SWE     5.5	 0.46
18. -   TERJE JOHANSEN		NOR	5.5	 0.46
19.GM HANNES H. STEFANSSON	ISL	5.5	 0.46
20.GM LARS SCHANDORFF		DEN	5.5	 0.46
21.IM KLAUS BERG		DEN	5.5	 0.46
22.IM JONNY HECTOR		SWE     5.5	 0.46
23.IM MIKKEL ANTONSEN 		DEN	5.5      0.46
24. -   ANTTI NIEMELA		FIN	5.5	 0.46
25. -   NICLAS SALIN		SWE	5.5	 0.46
_________________________________________________
Steen Juul Mortensen, Superviser  -  Einar S. Einarsson, Chief Administrative Officer

13) International Open Chess Turnament "Pasanauri-97"
--------------------------------------------------------

David Japaridze of the Georgian Chess Federation
(VIAM@sun20.hepi.edu.ge) sends news of an International Open running
17th-26th January 1997. " Dedicated to Black Sea Countries Collaboration


1. The Tournament is hosted by younth professional chess club "Rising
Star" and by   the Regional chess federation  of  Mtskheta-Mtianrti.
2. The Tournament is held in "INTURIST" Hotel in resort PASANAURI.
3. The Tournament is held under Swiss system 9 rounds under FIDE
regulations.
4. Time Control: 40 moves in 2 hours for each player and 1 hour until
game and  including Save up time.
5. Draw: computer programme by V.Vepkhvishvili (The program enable
to count  ELO-rating itself).
6. Definition of places: in case of equal scores, places are settled by
progress system. The prize is not vided.
7. Price fund (Prices).

        Place   Absolute        Women   up to  18       up to 14
over 2200
        1.      1000 L          200 L   150 L           100 L
150 L
        2.      500 L           100 L   100 L           50  L
100 L
        3.      400 L           50  L   50 L            chess book
50 L
        4.      300 L
        5.      200 L
        6.      100 L
        7-10.   50-50 L

8. Entry Fee:
   Grandmasters and I/M                 2401 and over           free
   Grandmasters and I/M (women)         2301 and over           free
                                        2301-2400               25 L
                         women          2201-2300               25 L
                                        2201-2300               40 L
                                        2200 and less           55 L

9. Programm:

        Date             Day            Time            Notes

        17.01           Friday          10.00-21.00     Arriving and
registration
        18.01           Saturday        11.00           opening ceremony
and drawing
        18.01           Saturday        12.00-18.00     1 Round
        19.01           Sunday          11.00-17.00     2 Round
        20.01           Monday          11.00-17.00     3 Round
        21.01           Tusday          11.00-17.00     4 Round
        22.01           Wensday         11.00-17.00     5 Round
        23.01           Thursday        11.00-17.00     6 Round
        24.01           Friday          11.00-17.00     7 Round
        25.01           Saturday        11.00-17.00     8 Round
        26.01           Sunday          11.00-17.00     9 last round
        26.01           Sunday          19.00           closing ceremony

10. Accomodation:

    "INTURIST" hotel    single room, shower  +WC        15 L    per
person,
                        double room, shower  +WC        10 L    per day

    Motel "PASANAURI"   double room, shower  +WC        8 L
                        4 bed room, shower   +WC        6
L

11. Meals:
    3 time neals in the restorant of "INTOURIST" hotel  7 L     per day
12. Transport:
    The special buses will departure from Tbilisi Chess Palace
    (Kostava Street 37, next to Philarmony building 17.01.97 at 12.00
and 15.00
    Tbilisi airport is avialible for regular flights from: Amsterdam,
Frankfurt (Air Georgia),
    Koln, Paris, Praha (ORBI), Moscow, St.Petersbourgh, Instambul,
Tel-Aviv, Dubai and enc.

                1 U.S dollar=1,28 Georgian Lari

    Executive Director and Organizer of Tournament

    GEORGE KHOMERIKI            FAX:      00995.32.93.52.94, 99.90.40

        Contact phones: 00995.32.31.11.64, 96.01.99 31.60.31, 35.08.49


14) Theoretical Corner  By Marco R. Martini (ITA)
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