THE WEEK IN CHESS 710 16th June 2008 by Mark Crowther

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Contents

1) Introduction
2) Aerosvit Tournament
3) Karen Asrian Memorial
4) Guillermo Garcia Memorial
5) 7th Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina
6) Nezhmetdinov Memorial
7) III Mysliborz Chess Festival
8) First Saturday June
9) Chinese Championships
10) Russian Women's Championship Higher League
11) V Mukhamedzhianov Memorial
12) Israeli League
13) Lebanese Championship
14) 35th Indian National Women's B Championship
15) European U18 Team championships
16) Panamerican Juniors
17) Lithuanian Championship
18) Bangladesh Championship
19) Beer Sheva Tournament
20) VK Doroshkevich Memorial
21) A.Lutikov Memorial
22) Finnish Championship
23) Mayors Cup Mumbai
24) National Open Las Vegas
25) Paraguayan Championship
26) Voronezh Chess Festival
27) Grand Slam in Bilbao
28) Forthcoming Events and Links

Games Section
Aerosvit Tournament 36 games
Karen Asrian Memorial 56 games
Guillermo Garcia Memorial 45 games
7th BIH Premier League 156 games
III Mysliborz Chess Festival 45 games
First Saturday June 126 games
Chinese Championships 132 games
Russian Women's Higher League 51 games
V Mukhamedzhianov Memorial 42 games
Israeli League 189 games
European U18 Team championships 64 games
Panamerican Juniors 224 games
Lithuanian Championship 66 games
Bangladesh Championship 80 games
Beer Sheva Tournament 45 games
VK Doroshkevich Memorial 295 games
A.Lutikov Memorial 45 games
Finnish Championship 45 games
Mayors Cup Mumbai 120 games
Paraguayan Championship 62 games
1924 games

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1) Introduction

My thanks to Thomas Henrich, Miklos Orso, Luiz Roberto Da Costa Jr, Bela Lengyel, Stewart Reuben, Laszlo Nagy, Robert Sporri, Rodolfo Arias, Enrique Rodriguez Abreu, Gaguik Oganessian, Alexander Baburin, Alin Campeanu and everyone else who helped with the issue.

Magnus Carlsen scored 4 wins and 2 draws to move away from the field at the Aerosvit tournament in Foros. He is two points clear of Vassily Ivanchuk, Sergey Karjakin and Pavel Eljanov. Carlsen has been in supreme form recently as he continues his move right to the top of the world rankings. He is now at the age where you expect this kind of improvement and there doesn't seem to be any stopping him at the moment. These are exciting times with Vassily Ivanchuk also playing his fair share of great chess and the world number one Viswanathan Anand was impressive at Linares although that's of course some time ago. The renamed Karen Asrian Memorial was appropriately won by fellow Armenian Levon Aronian when he had a better final day than the previous leader Peter Leko.

Hope you enjoy this issue.

Mark

2) Aerosvit Tournament

The Aerosvit-2008 tournament takes place in Foros, Crimea 7th-20th June 2008.

Official site: http://www.ukrchess.org.ua/aerosvit2008/index_e.htm

Aerosvit Foros (UKR), 8-19 vi 2008 cat. XIX (2712)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2765 * 1 . 1 ½ ½ . . 1 1 1 ½ 2957
2. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2740 0 * ½ . 1 . ½ ½ 1 ½ . ½ 2754
3. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2732 . ½ * . ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 . ½ 2753
4. Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2687 0 . . * ½ ½ ½ . 1 ½ ½ 1 2755
5. Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2711 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 . . ½ 1 0 . 4 2721
6. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2746 ½ . ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ . ½ . 1 4 2704
7. Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2711 . ½ 0 ½ . ½ * 1 0 . 1 ½ 4 2708
8. Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2684 . ½ 1 . . ½ 0 * ½ ½ 0 1 4 2711
9. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2740 0 0 ½ 0 ½ . 1 ½ * . 1 . 2670
10. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 2684 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ . ½ . * 1 . 3 2630
11. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2677 0 . . ½ 1 . 0 1 0 0 * ½ 3 2618
12. Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2664 ½ ½ ½ 0 . 0 ½ 0 . . ½ * 2576

Round 3 (June 10, 2008)
Carlsen, Magnus - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 61 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Eljanov, Pavel - Shirov, Alexei 1-0 39 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Alekseev, Evgeny - Svidler, Peter 1-0 47 C53 Giuoco Piano
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Volokitin, Andrei 1-0 52 E94 King's Indian Classical
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 44 B40 Sicilian Classical
Onischuk, Alexander - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 44 D47 Queens Gambit Meran
Round 4 (June 11, 2008)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Onischuk, Alexander ½-½ 19 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Karjakin, Sergey - Jakovenko, Dmitry 1-0 42 C42 Petroff's Defence
Eljanov, Pavel - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 82 E06 Catalan
Svidler, Peter - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 19 B10 Caro Kann
Shirov, Alexei - Volokitin, Andrei ½-½ 19 D56 Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence
Van Wely, Loek - Alekseev, Evgeny 1-0 36 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Round 5 (June 12, 2008)
Carlsen, Magnus - Shirov, Alexei 1-0 63 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Alekseev, Evgeny - Eljanov, Pavel ½-½ 15 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 72 B43 Sicilian Paulsen
Volokitin, Andrei - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 44 E37 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 42 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Onischuk, Alexander - Svidler, Peter 0-1 40 D97 Gruenfeld Russian
Round 6 (June 13, 2008)
Carlsen, Magnus - Alekseev, Evgeny ½-½ 18 E17 Queens Indian
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Volokitin, Andrei ½-½ 22 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Eljanov, Pavel - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 17 E00 Catalan
Svidler, Peter - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 30 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Shirov, Alexei - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 36 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Van Wely, Loek - Onischuk, Alexander ½-½ 34 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Round 7 (June 15, 2008)
Karjakin, Sergey - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 18 C42 Petroff's Defence
Alekseev, Evgeny - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 19 C53 Giuoco Piano
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 53 B84 Sicilian Scheveningen
Volokitin, Andrei - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 31 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 37 B70 Sicilian Dragon
Onischuk, Alexander - Eljanov, Pavel 0-1 40 E15 Queens Indian
Round 8 (June 16, 2008)
Carlsen, Magnus - Onischuk, Alexander ½-½ 29 E06 Catalan
Eljanov, Pavel - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 24 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Alekseev, Evgeny - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 1-0 51 B82 Sicilian Scheveningen
Svidler, Peter - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 40 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Shirov, Alexei - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1 36 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Van Wely, Loek - Volokitin, Andrei 1-0 41 D56 Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence

3) Karen Asrian Memorial

The Yerevan Chess Giants took place June 8th-15th 2008. After the death of Karen Asrian the Open Rapid Tournament alongside scheduled for June 12th-15th 2008, was cancelled along with two days of the main event. The tournament is now also known as the Karen Asrian Memorial and this will be for future years too. Time control 25 mins + 10 seconds a move. Karen Asrian Memorial. Levon Aronian took clear first place, half a point clear of Peter Leko.

Official site: http://www.chessgiants.am/

Karen Asrian Mem Yerevan (ARM), 9-15 vi 2008 cat. XIX (2719)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2763 * * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 2793
2. Leko, Peter g HUN 2741 ½ ½ * * 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 8 2766
3. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2774 0 ½ 1 ½ * * 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 2740
4. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2723 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * * ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 2747
5. Bu Xiangzhi g CHN 2708 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 7 2720
6. Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2643 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ * * ½ ½ ½ ½ 2701
7. Adams, Michael g ENG 2729 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * * ½ 1 6 2667
8. Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2673 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * * 5 2623
Round 1 (June 9, 2008)
Sargissian, Gabriel - Adams, Michael ½-½ 9 E19 Queens Indian
Morozevich, Alexander - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 51 C42 Petroff's Defence
Aronian, Levon - Akopian, Vladimir ½-½ 10 D14 Slav Exchange
Bu Xiangzhi - Leko, Peter ½-½ 23 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Round 2 (June 9, 2008)
Adams, Michael - Sargissian, Gabriel ½-½ 10 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Leko, Peter - Bu Xiangzhi 1-0 33 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Gelfand, Boris - Morozevich, Alexander ½-½ 47 B41 Sicilian Paulsen
Akopian, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 10 D14 Slav Exchange
Round 3 (June 12, 2008)
Sargissian, Gabriel - Morozevich, Alexander ½-½ 47 D15 Slav Defence
Adams, Michael - Akopian, Vladimir ½-½ 45 B14 Caro Kann Panov
Leko, Peter - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 41 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Gelfand, Boris - Bu Xiangzhi ½-½ 32 D17 Slav Defence
Round 4 (June 12, 2008)
Morozevich, Alexander - Sargissian, Gabriel 0-1 69 A16 English Opening
Aronian, Levon - Leko, Peter ½-½ 54 E06 Catalan
Akopian, Vladimir - Adams, Michael 0-1 49 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Bu Xiangzhi - Gelfand, Boris 0-1 31 D11 Slav Defence
Round 5 (June 12, 2008)
Morozevich, Alexander - Adams, Michael 1-0 37 C54 Giuoco Piano
Aronian, Levon - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 52 E17 Queens Indian
Akopian, Vladimir - Leko, Peter ½-½ 74 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Bu Xiangzhi - Sargissian, Gabriel ½-½ 48 A28 English Four Knights
Round 6 (June 12, 2008)
Sargissian, Gabriel - Bu Xiangzhi ½-½ 45 D10 Slav Defence
Leko, Peter - Akopian, Vladimir ½-½ 24 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Adams, Michael - Morozevich, Alexander ½-½ 21 C70 Ruy Lopez
Gelfand, Boris - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 30 D47 Queens Gambit Meran
Round 7 (June 13, 2008)
Adams, Michael - Leko, Peter 0-1 61 C69 Ruy Lopez Exchange
Gelfand, Boris - Akopian, Vladimir 1-0 41 D17 Slav Defence
Sargissian, Gabriel - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 27 A05 Various
Morozevich, Alexander - Bu Xiangzhi ½-½ 92 C42 Petroff's Defence
Round 8 (June 13, 2008)
Bu Xiangzhi - Morozevich, Alexander 1-0 50 D12 Slav Defence
Aronian, Levon - Sargissian, Gabriel ½-½ 31 E06 Catalan
Leko, Peter - Adams, Michael ½-½ 62 C64 Ruy Lopez Classical
Akopian, Vladimir - Gelfand, Boris 0-1 34 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 9 (June 13, 2008)
Leko, Peter - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 62 C24 Bishop's Opening
Aronian, Levon - Morozevich, Alexander 1-0 56 D15 Slav Defence
Bu Xiangzhi - Adams, Michael 1-0 87 A05 Various
Akopian, Vladimir - Sargissian, Gabriel ½-½ 23 A05 Various
Round 10 (June 13, 2008)
Sargissian, Gabriel - Akopian, Vladimir ½-½ 19 E19 Queens Indian
Gelfand, Boris - Leko, Peter ½-½ 20 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Morozevich, Alexander - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 21 C45 Scotch Game
Adams, Michael - Bu Xiangzhi ½-½ 64 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 11 (June 14, 2008)
Adams, Michael - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 52 C42 Petroff's Defence
Bu Xiangzhi - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 29 D11 Slav Defence
Sargissian, Gabriel - Leko, Peter ½-½ 23 E15 Queens Indian
Morozevich, Alexander - Akopian, Vladimir ½-½ 67 B84 Sicilian Scheveningen
Round 12 (June 14, 2008)
Leko, Peter - Sargissian, Gabriel ½-½ 47 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Aronian, Levon - Bu Xiangzhi ½-½ 40 D10 Slav Defence
Gelfand, Boris - Adams, Michael ½-½ 42 E04 Catalan
Akopian, Vladimir - Morozevich, Alexander 0-1 39 D38 QGD Ragozin
Round 13 (June 15, 2008)
Aronian, Levon - Adams, Michael 1-0 20 E17 Queens Indian
Gelfand, Boris - Sargissian, Gabriel 1-0 32 D47 Queens Gambit Meran
Akopian, Vladimir - Bu Xiangzhi ½-½ 48 D17 Slav Defence
Leko, Peter - Morozevich, Alexander 0-1 28 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 14 (June 15, 2008)
Morozevich, Alexander - Leko, Peter ½-½ 27 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Bu Xiangzhi - Akopian, Vladimir ½-½ 24 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Adams, Michael - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 23 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Sargissian, Gabriel - Gelfand, Boris 0-1 36 D37 QGD 5.Bf4

4) Guillermo Garcia Memorial

The Guillermo Garcia Memorial took place in Santa Clara  (Cuba) 19th-27th May, 2008. ELO (2513) - Cat. XI. My thanks to Enrique Rodriguez Abreu for the games.

Results: http://www.ajedrezactual.com/guillermo0508.html

Guillermo Garcia Memorial (CUB), 19-27 v 2008 cat. XI (2513)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Nogueiras Santiago, Jesus g CUB 2559 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 2678
2. Hernandez Carmenates, Holden g CUB 2568 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 2677
3. Quezada Perez, Yuniesky g CUB 2567 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 6 2636
4. Martinez, Lelys f CUB 2499 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 2599
5. Arencibia Rodriguez, Walter g CUB 2534 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 0 1 ½ 5 2558
6. Delgado Ramirez, Neuris g CUB 2530 0 1 0 0 ½ * 1 1 1 ½ 5 2558
7. Cordova, Emilio m PER 2518 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 0 1 1 2437
8. Glud, Jakob Vang m DEN 2456 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 * ½ ½ 3 2398
9. Matsuura, Everaldo m BRA 2500 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ * 1 2353
10. Stamenkovic, Dragan m SRB 2440 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 * 2252

5) 7th Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 7th Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina took place in the Hotel "Zenit" in Neum, 4th-12th June 2008. SK "Bosna" Sarajevo (Morozevich, Movsesian, Sokolov, Bologan, Timofeev etc) took the men's title.

Official site: http://www.bihchess.com/premijer_liga_08/index.htm

TCh-BIH Neum (BIH), 4-12 vi 2008
PlTeamGam.+=-MBBod.
1SK "Bosna" Sarajevo97111538
2SK"Bihac" Bihac95311333˝
3SK "Napredak" Sarajevo95221229˝
4SK "Siroki Brijeg-Hering" S. Brijeg94411228˝
5SK "Slavija" Istocno Sarajevo93511128˝
6SK "Banja Luka" Banja Luka9252928
7SK "Tusanj" Tuzla9243826
8SK "Glasinac" Sokolac9216520˝
9SK "Zeljeznicar" Sarajevo9126420˝
10SK "Laus" Banja Luka9018117
TCh-BIH w Neum (BIH), 4-12 vi 2008
PlTeamGam.+=-MBBod.
1SK "RUDAR" Ugljevik65101112
2SK "BIHAC" Bihac65011013˝
3SK "KAISA" Banja Luka6402810
4SK "SLAVIJA-LOK" Istocno Sarajevo6222611
5SK "OBUDOVAC" Obudovac621357
6SK "PREPOROD" Zenica61052
7SK "KISELJAK" Kiseljak600604

6) Nezhmetdinov Memorial

The Nezhmetdinov Memorial took place in Kazan 1st-9th June 2008. Dmitry Bocharov won the event with 6/9, no games available.

Official site: http://tatchess.ucoz.ru/news/2008-05-31-8

Nezhmetdinov Memorial Kazan (RUS), 1-9 vi 2008.
Leading Final Round 9 Standings
1. Bocharov, Dmitry 2569 6.0 32.0 27.25 25.5 2766 +1.38
2. Aleksandrov, Aleksej 2583 5.5 32.0 23.50 24.5 2694 +0.96
Rychagov, Andrey 2565 5.5 28.0 22.25 20.5 2594 +0.31
Akhmadeev, Vadim 2397 5.5 27.5 19.25 20.5 2607 +1.87
5. Fedorov, Alexei 2603 5.0 30.0 20.75 21.5 2586 -0.03
Azarov, Sergei 2585 5.0 32.5 22.50 22.5 2622 +0.45
Kokarev, Dmitry 2579 5.0 30.0 20.50 23.0 2616 +0.44
Iljin, Artem 2556 5.0 31.5 21.75 22.0 2527 -0.14
Shaposhnikov, Evgeny 2553 5.0 31.0 21.00 22.5 2644 +0.75
Askarov, Marat 2522 5.0 30.5 20.25 21.5 2569 +0.52
Voitsekhovsky, Stanislav 2511 5.0 29.5 20.00 21.0 2553 +0.47
Kharlov, Andrei 2499 5.0 29.0 20.00 20.5 2515 +0.27
Ponkratov, Pavel 2499 5.0 30.5 20.00 21.5 2548 +0.61
Zabotin, Alexander 2496 5.0 30.0 19.50 21.0 2510 +0.29
Yandemirov, Valeri 2463 5.0 27.0 18.25 19.5 2454 +0.09
Looshnikov, Nikolai 2462 5.0 29.5 20.00 20.5 2510 +1.50
Gubajdullin, Alexei 2456 5.0 26.5 18.00 19.0 2415 -0.19
Kuporosov, Viktor 2448 5.0 28.5 19.50 20.5 2486 +0.53
114 players

7) III Mysliborz Chess Festival

The III Mysliborz Chess Festival took place 9th-15th June 2008. The main event was a category VIII GM tournament won by Klaudiusz Urban who scored 6/9.

http://www.mysliborz.caissa.com.pl/2008/opena.php

III GM Mysliborz (POL), 9-15 vi 2008 cat. VIII (2446)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Urban, Klaudiusz m POL 2465 * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 2568
2. Cyborowski, Lukasz g POL 2541 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 2515
3. Danielsen, Henrik g ISL 2510 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5 2481
4. Zezulkin, Jurij g BLR 2443 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 2446
5. Brodowski, Piotr POL 2414 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 2449
6. Voloshin, Leonid g CZE 2434 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 ½ 4 2404
7. Orzech, Dominik POL 2483 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 4 2398
8. Brener, Ilja m GER 2423 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 4 2405
9. Zeberski, Jakub m POL 2398 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ 4 2408
10. Radovanovic, Jovica f SRB 2349 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 2376

8) First Saturday June

The First Saturday GM closed tournament take place in Budapest 7th-19th June 2008.

Official site: http://www.firstsaturday.hu/

The official photographer of the event is Miklos Szabo and has over the last 3 years produced 100-200 pictures per event. You can see them on his website at: http://kep.tar.hu/nicolachess/

FSGM June Budapest HUN (HUN), 7-19 vi 2008 cat. VII (2425)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Bluvshtein, Mark g CAN 2544 * . ½ 1 1 . . ½ . 1 1 ½ 1 1 2661
2. Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy f VIE 2482 . * ½ . . ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 . 2578
3. Wang Puchen m NZL 2397 ½ ½ * . . ½ ½ ½ ½ . 1 1 . 1 6 2563
4. Bui Vinh m VIE 2448 0 . . * 1 . ½ ½ ½ ½ . 1 1 1 6 2540
5. Sethuraman, S.P m IND 2425 0 . . 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 . . ½ 1 1 2507
6. Roussel-Roozmon, Thomas m CAN 2489 . ½ ½ . ½ * ½ . ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ . 5 2463
7. Czebe, Attila g HUN 2513 . 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * . . ½ 1 1 ½ . 5 2463
8. Liu Qingnan CHN 2344 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 . . * . ½ 1 . 1 1 5 2461
9. Fogarasi, Tibor g HUN 2426 . ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ . . * 1 ½ . ½ ½ 2412
10. Duong The Anh f VIE 2403 0 ½ . ½ . ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ . . 1 4 2399
11. Kobese, Watu m RSA 2396 0 ½ 0 . . 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 . . 2279
12. Rajlich, Iweta m POL 2411 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 . . . 0 * . 1 2282
13. Paschall, William M m USA 2330 0 0 . 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ . . . * 1 2279
14. Macak, Stefan SVK 2342 0 . 0 0 0 . . 0 ½ 0 . 0 0 * ½ 1970

FSIM June Budapest HUN (HUN), 7-19 vi 2008 cat. II (2287)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Sisatto, Olli FIN 2273 * ½ . ½ 1 . . ½ 0 1 ½ . 1 1 6 2428
2. Galyas, Miklos m HUN 2455 ½ * ½ 1 . ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ . 1 . . 2355
3. Gao Rui CHN 2139 . ½ * 0 ½ . ½ 0 . 1 1 . 1 1 2376
4. Lengyel, Bela m HUN 2267 ½ 0 1 * 1 ½ ½ ½ . . . ½ . ½ 5 2329
5. Chapman, Terry P D ENG 2263 0 . ½ 0 * . 1 1 1 0 . 1 ½ . 5 2322
6. Werner, Dimo m GER 2300 . ½ . ½ . * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ . 5 2349
7. Szeberenyi, Adam m HUN 2325 . ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ . . 1 ½ . 1 5 2314
8. Rabeyrin, Jean-Jacques f FRA 2303 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 0 . . 1 . . 2294
9. Parkanyi, Attila m HUN 2392 1 ½ . . 0 ½ . 1 * 0 ½ . ½ ½ 2294
10. Lyell, Mark f ENG 2237 0 ½ 0 . 1 ½ . . 1 * 0 . ½ 1 2293
11. Vas, Peter SWE SWE 2196 ½ . 0 . . 0 0 . ½ 1 * ½ ½ 1 4 2237
12. Farago, Sandor m HUN 2240 . 0 . ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 . . ½ * 1 1 4 2260
13. Schmidt, Raul ROU 2343 0 . 0 . ½ ½ . . ½ ½ ½ 0 * 1 2177
14. Sondermann, Johannes GER 2279 0 . 0 ½ . . 0 . ½ 0 0 0 0 * 1 1917

9) Chinese Championships

The Chinese Championships took placein Beijing 29th May - 8th June 2008. Ni Hua took the men's title with 7.5/11 and Hou Yifan the women's with 9/11.

Details in Chinese: http://www.chende.net. Tables in English at: http://ratings.fide.com/view_source.phtml?code=14482 and http://ratings.fide.com/view_source.phtml?code=14483

ch-CHN Beijing (CHN), 29 v-8 vi 2008 cat. XII (2548)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Ni Hua g CHN 2704 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 2666
2. Wang Hao g CHN 2684 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 7 2637
3. Zhou Jianchao g CHN 2580 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7 2646
4. Wang Yue g CHN 2689 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 7 2636
5. Zhang Pengxiang g CHN 2640 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 2575
6. Li Chao CHN 2320 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 2568
7. Ding Liren CHN 2395 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 2561
8. Liang Chong g CHN 2484 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * 1 ½ 0 ½ 5 2517
9. Zhou Weiqi CHN 2560 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 5 2510
10. Yu Shaoteng g CHN 2505 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 2486
11. Wen Yang g CHN 2497 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * 1 2487
12. Li Shilong g CHN 2512 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 * 2241

ch-CHN w Beijing (CHN), 29 v-8 vi 2008 cat. V (2355)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Hou Yifan wg CHN 2549 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 2599
2. Zhao Xue wg CHN 2523 ½ * 0 1 1 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 2473
3. Shen Yang wg CHN 2439 ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 0 1 7 2449
4. Zhang Xiaowen wm CHN 2361 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 6 2390
5. Ju Wenjun CHN 2374 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 2353
6. Gu Xiaobing wg CHN 2225 0 0 ½ 0 1 * 1 1 0 1 ½ ½ 2367
7. Zhang Jilin wg CHN 2361 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 * 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 2354
8. Tan Zhongyi CHN 2353 0 ½ 0 1 0 0 1 * ½ ½ 1 1 2355
9. Wang Yu A m CHN 2387 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 5 2316
10. Ding Yixin wf CHN 2292 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 4 2259
11. Xu Tong CHN 2188 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 4 2268
12. Wang Xiaohui CHN 2211 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 * 2059

10) Russian Women's Championship Higher League

The Russian Women's Championship Higher League took place in Chelyabinsk 4th-12th June 2008. Valentina Gunina was a point clear of the field with 7.5/9.

Official site: http://www.surchess.ru/58women/58HL.htm

58th ch-RUS w HL Chelyabinsk (RUS), 4-12 vi 2008
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. Gunina, Valentina wf RUS 2285 +9 =11 +6 +17 +5 =2 +3 +7 =8 2641
2. Shadrina, Tatiana wg RUS 2418 =20 +33 +7 =3 +11 =1 +13 =4 =6 2508
3. Bodnaruk, Anastasia wf RUS 2347 +26 +32 =17 =2 +18 +5 -1 +14 =9 2467
4. Stepovaia, Tatiana wg RUS 2378 =33 +23 +21 =5 =7 =13 =8 =2 +11 6 2436
5. Akatova, Ekaterina wm RUS 2320 +29 +10 +8 =4 -1 -3 -16 +18 +17 2393
6. Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina m RUS 2421 +15 -7 -1 =12 +25 +16 =19 +24 =2 2414
7. Romanko, Marina wg RUS 2325 +34 +6 -2 +10 =4 +17 =11 -1 =13 2429
8. Grabuzova, Tatiana wg RUS 2379 +28 +12 -5 =18 -17 +32 =4 +21 =1 2356
9. Turova, Irina m RUS 2380 -1 =22 =27 =14 =23 +31 +15 +19 =3 2366
10. Matveeva, Svetlana m RUS 2420 +24 -5 +12 -7 +32 =19 =21 =11 +16 2377
11. Zaiatz, Elena m RUS 2366 +22 =1 =18 +15 -2 +24 =7 =10 -4 5 2369
12. Ubiennykh, Ekaterina wm RUS 2289 +13 -8 -10 =6 -21 +23 =29 +25 +24 5 2338
13. Vasilevich, Irina m RUS 2395 -12 =28 +33 +31 +20 =4 -2 =16 =7 5 2358
14. Molchanova, Tatjana wm RUS 2359 -32 -26 +34 =9 +28 +18 +17 -3 =19 5 2310
15. Kochetkova, Julia wg RUS 2316 -6 +34 +26 -11 -16 +27 -9 +31 +21 5 2310
16. Girya, Olga wf RUS 2361 =18 =30 =32 =24 +15 -6 +5 =13 -10 2327
17. Charochkina, Daria wm RUS 2361 +27 +31 =3 -1 +8 -7 -14 +20 -5 2309
18. Gromova, Iulia wm RUS 2232 =16 +20 =11 =8 -3 -14 +28 -5 +29 2307
19. Shumiakina, Tatiana wg RUS 2360 -31 =27 =22 +26 +30 =10 =6 -9 =14 2313
20. Shaidullina, Sandugach wg RUS 2298 =2 -18 +28 +25 -13 -21 +32 -17 +26 2282
21. Pavlova, Alina wf RUS 2153 =30 +25 -4 -32 +12 +20 =10 -8 -15 4 2287
22. Ivakhinova, Inna wm RUS 2265 -11 =9 =19 -23 +26 -30 +33 =29 =27 4 2219
23. Suslova, Alena wf RUS 2177 =25 -4 -24 +22 =9 -12 -26 +32 +31 4 2239
24. Tomilova, Elena wf RUS 2303 -10 =29 +23 =16 +31 -11 +30 -6 -12 4 2252
25. Malgina-Sterliagova, Tatiana wf RUS 2352 =23 -21 +29 -20 -6 =28 +27 -12 +30 4 2208
26. Schepetkova, Margarita RUS 2158 -3 +14 -15 -19 -22 +34 +23 +30 -20 4 2242
27. Savina, Anastasia RUS 2249 -17 =19 =9 -30 +33 -15 -25 +34 =22 2225
28. Semenova, Irina wg RUS 2277 -8 =13 -20 +29 -14 =25 -18 =33 +34 2190
29. Sokolova, Vera wf RUS 2057 -5 =24 -25 -28 +34 +33 =12 =22 -18 2187
30. Nebolsina, Vera wg RUS 2345 =21 =16 -31 +27 -19 +22 -24 -26 -25 3 2144
31. Chasovnikova, Eugenia wm RUS 2222 +19 -17 +30 -13 -24 -9 +34 -15 -23 3 2178
32. Shlakich, Anna RUS 2196 +14 -3 =16 +21 -10 -8 -20 -23 -33 2140
33. Fatalibekova, Elena wg RUS 2268 =4 -2 -13 =34 -27 -29 -22 =28 +32 2093
34. Botalova, Yulia wf RUS 2098 -7 -15 -14 =33 -29 -26 -31 -27 -28 ½ 1803

11) V Mukhamedzhianov Memorial

V Mukhamedzhianov Memorial and the X Belyaev Memorial takes place in Naberezhnye Chelny, 11th-18th June 2008.

http://www.nabchess.narod.ru

V Muhamedzjanov Memorial Naberezhnye Chelny (RUS), 11-18 vi 2008 cat. IX (2452)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Solodovnichenko, Yuri g UKR 2538 * * 1 . 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 . 1 . 2666
2. Ponkratov, Pavel m RUS 2499 0 . * * ½ ½ 1 . ½ ½ 1 . 4 2500
3. Potapov, Pavel m RUS 2436 0 ½ ½ ½ * * ½ . ½ . 1 . 2473
4. Komliakov, Viktor g MDA 2444 ½ ½ 0 . ½ . * * ½ . ½ ½ 3 2393
5. Markosian, David S g ARM 2501 0 . ½ ½ ½ . ½ . * * ½ ½ 3 2379
6. Dimukhametov, Artur f RUS 2295 0 . 0 . 0 . ½ ½ ½ ½ * * 2 2322

X Belyaev Memorial Naberezhnye Chelny (RUS), 11-18 vi 2008 cat. V (2370)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Andreev, Eduard UKR g UKR 2459 * * ½ . 1 . 1 ½ ½ . 1 ½ 5 2507
2. Balashov, Yuri S g RUS 2409 ½ . * * ½ . ½ . 1 ½ ½ 1 2449
3. Vorontsov, Nickolay m KAZ 2314 0 . ½ . * * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 . 4 2430
4. Kupreichik, Viktor D g BLR 2414 0 ½ ½ . 0 ½ * * 1 . ½ . 3 2318
5. Aleksandrov, Vladimir A f RUS 2347 ½ . 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 . * * ½ . 2268
6. Salov, Sergej m GER 2274 0 ½ ½ 0 0 . ½ . ½ . * * 2 2243

12) Israeli League

The Israeli Team Championship took place 4th January - 30th May 2008. An incomplete games file is available.

Individual results: http://ratings.fide.com/treport.phtml?event16=14179

13) Lebanese Championship

The Lebanese Championship takes place 4th-14th June 2008.

14) 35th Indian National Women's B Championship

The 35th Indian National Women's B Chess Championship took place June 6th-14th 2008 in Calicut India. Couldn't find any standings.

Live coverage: http://www.monroi.com/ - http://www.indianchessfed.org/

15) European U18 Team championships

The European U18 Team championships takes place 13th-22nd June 2008 in Szeged, Hungary. Szeged is a major town on the South of Hungary on the river Tisza.

Official site: http://www.chess.hu/u18etc

16) Panamerican Juniors

The Panamerican Junior (under-20) Championships took place in Cali 10th-15th June 2008. Damien Lemos won the event with 7.5/9. Deysi Cori Tella won the Girls event. Games from round 7 of the Junior (boys) event are missing.

Panamerican Junior Championships official site

ch-Panamerican U20 Cali (COL), 10-15 vi 2008
Pl.NameFEDRtgPts. TB1 TB2
1IMLemos DamianARG24587,535,550,0
2IMCordova EmilioPER25187,035,552,0
3FMCori JorgePER23776,538,054,5
4Gallego AndresCOL22696,536,050,0
5FMPanesso HenryCOL22296,535,048,5
6IMArenas DavidCOL21966,534,547,0
7Fernandez FernandoPER22316,035,556,5
8IMFlores Rios MauricioCHI24166,033,046,0
9Macias Murillo BryanECU22186,030,044,0
10Herrera Juan SebastianCOL20066,027,046,0
11Alvarez JavierCOL21476,026,039,5
12Pena Morales HugoPER19865,522,538,0
13Perez FranciscoVEN21865,030,050,5
14FMValdes AlvaroCHI23195,028,549,0
15Guerrero Juan CarlosCOL22325,028,044,5
Chavarro JeffryCOL20625,028,044,5
17FMDella Morte GermanARG24075,025,543,0
18Paez DavidCOL20725,025,036,0
19Narvaez ZamirCOL20265,022,536,5
20Diaz Cristian CamiloCOL20495,022,037,5
Sanchez Andres GilbertoCOL19475,022,037,5
22FMRios Cristhian CamiloCOL20884,526,042,0
23Sanchez Maya SimonCOL21824,525,043,0
24Gemy Jose DanielBOL21494,524,547,0
25Perez Olarte Cesar CamiloCOL20434,523,038,5
26Caicedo Lozada Jaime AndresCOL04,519,038,5
27Arturo Jose Elver JrCOL04,517,035,0
49 players
ch-Panamerican Girls U20 Cali (COL), 10-15 vi 2008
Pl.NameFEDRtgPts. TB1 TB2
1WFMCori T DeysiPER22087,540,548,0
2WIMChirivi YennyCOL21687,035,048,0
3WIMRivera IngrisCOL21446,028,549,5
4WFMHerrera MilenaCOL20075,529,545,5
5Orozco Luz ElenaCOL19465,525,542,0
6Orozco Lina YomayraCOL19555,027,044,0
7Castrillon MelissaCOL19465,026,548,0
8WFMAliaga Fernandez Ingrid YPER20975,025,045,0
9Guarin DanielaCOL18465,022,040,0
10Aguilar Natalia AndreaCOL19664,519,033,0
11Cardona CarolinaCOL19194,020,540,5
12Ocampo Garcia DerlyCOL04,020,040,0
13Galvis MaryoryCOL03,518,532,0
14Galvis Pedraza SeleneCOL03,014,532,0
15Rodriguez SofiaCOL19982,510,031,0
16Chavez Diana MariaCOL18502,010,037,5
17Cuervo Mendoza LinaCOL01,06,032,5

17) Lithuanian Championship

The Lithuanian Championship took place 17th-25th May 2008 in Kaunas. Aloyzas Kveinys finished half a point clear of the field with 8.5/11.

Official site: http://www.chessfed.lt/

ch-LTU Kaunas (LTU), 17-25 v 2008 cat. VIII (2439)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Kveinys, Aloyzas g LTU 2515 * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 2643
2. Zagorskis, Darius m LTU 2493 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 8 2609
3. Sulskis, Sarunas g LTU 2555 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 8 2603
4. Sarakauskas, Gediminas m LTU 2449 ½ 0 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 6 2474
5. Butnorius, Algimantas g LTU 2442 ½ ½ ½ 0 * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 2438
6. Slapikas, Vytautas m LTU 2347 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 5 2411
7. Pileckis, Emilis LTU 2403 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 0 1 5 2406
8. Malisauskas, Vidmantas g LTU 2489 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ 5 2398
9. Sakalauskas, Vaidas m LTU 2409 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 ½ 2376
10. Narmontas, Matas f LTU 2376 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ 4 2342
11. Vaznonis, Vytautas f LTU 2417 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 0 0 * ½ 2308
12. Savickas, Airidas f LTU 2373 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 3 2270

18) Bangladesh Championship

The Bangladesh Championship took place in Dhaka 20th April - 4th May 2008. Ziaur Rahman won the event with 11/13 including a win by default against Niaz Murshed who only played the first two rounds.

Official site: http://www.bcf-online.org/viewer08/national.htm

34th ch-BAN Dhaka (BAN), 20 iv-3 v 2008 cat. V (2360)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Rahman, Ziaur g BAN 2511 * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 + 12.0 2740
2. Hossain, Enamul m BAN 2484 ½ * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 + 11.0 2614
3. Abdulla, Al-Rakib g BAN 2514 0 1 * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ + 9.5 2497
4. Minhazuddin, Ahmed f BAN 2325 ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 + 9.0 2479
5. Abu Sufian, Shakil f BAN 2407 0 0 0 ½ * 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 + 9.0 2473
6. Reefat, Bin-Sattar g BAN 2487 0 0 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 + 7.5 2370
7. Ahmed, Sk. Nasir f BAN 2315 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 + 6.0 2298
8. Rahman, Syed Mahfuzur f BAN 2309 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ * 1 1 0 1 1 + 5.5 2269
9. Mohammed Abdul, Malek f BAN 2308 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 * 0 1 1 ½ + 5.0 2231
10. Mohammad, Javed f BAN 2302 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 * 1 1 0 + 5.0 2231
11. Chatterjee, Debaraj BAN 2236 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 0 * ½ 1 ½ 4.0 2228
12. Hossain, Monir BAN 2196 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 3.5 2197
13. Chowdhury, Sohel BAN 2190 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ * + 3.5 2136
14. Murshed, Niaz g BAN 2449 - - - - - - - - - - ½ 0 - * 0.5 2023

19) Beer Sheva Tournament

The Beer Sheva Tournament took place 14th March - 5th April 2008 (I don't know the dates for the other rounds). Ilya Khmelniker won the event by a point scoring 6.5/9.

FIDE report: http://ratings.fide.com/treport.phtml?event16=14167

GM Beer Sheva (ISR), 14 iii-5 iv 2008 cat. VIII (2439)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Khmelniker, Ilya m ISR 2469 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 2601
2. Haimovich, Tal m ISR 2447 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 2517
3. Tunik, Gennady g RUS 2473 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 5 2477
4. Lerner, Konstantin Z g UKR 2513 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 2473
5. Kaplan, Sasha m ISR 2456 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 0 1 2436
6. Bykhovsky, Avigdor g RUS 2428 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 2439
7. Umarov, Sabir m UZB 2362 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 4 2404
8. Nabaty, Tamir ISR 2417 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 4 2398
9. Sidorenko, Ilya ISR 2320 ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 * ½ 3 2326
10. Tseitlin, Mark D g ISR 2502 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 3 2306

20) VK Doroshkevich Memorial

The VK Doroshkevich Memorial took place in Maikop, 24th May - 1st June 2008. The table below is taken from the games as I don't think there are final standings in the report below, merely rating reports. The leading places seem right.

http://ratings.fide.com/treport.phtml?event16=14287

Doroshkevich mem Maykop (RUS), 24 v-1 vi 2008
1. Lastin, Alexander g RUS 2622 7 2633
2. Petrushin, Alexander I m RUS 2426 7 2594
3. Bryzgalin, Kirill g RUS 2529 7 2609
4. Tseshkovsky, Vitaly g RUS 2504 7 2539
5. Pushkov, Nikolai g RUS 2513 2520
6. Korobkov, Piotr UKR 2508 2557
7. Skorchenko, Dmitriy g RUS 2502 2491
8. Shibaev, Fyodor RUS 2323 6 2405
9. Dzhakaev, Dzhakay g RUS 2499 6 2366
10. Gochelashvili, David m RUS 2442 6 2461
11. Elizarov, Dmitry f RUS 2298 6 2463
12. Weetik, Vjacheslav f RUS 2407 6 2478
13. Kruchev, Boris f RUS 2263 6 2360
14. Gladkiy, Dmitriy RUS 2349 6 2376
15. Anoshkin, Alexander A f RUS 2379 2368
16. Dashko, Andrey RUS 2357 2266
17. Khagurov, Nukh RUS 2201 2329
18. Baranov, Grigory RUS 2322 2200
68 players

21) A.Lutikov Memorial

The A.Lutikov memorial took place in Tiraspol MDA, 31st March - 6th April 2008. Iaroslav Martemianov won the event with an impressive 8/9.

Details: http://ratings.fide.com/treport.phtml?event16=13030

A.Lutikov Memorial Tiraspol MDA (MDA), 31 iii-5 iv 2008 cat. II (2283)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Martemianov, Iaroslav f MDA 2297 * 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 8 2632
2. Rakhmangulov, Andrei m UKR 2318 0 * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 2358
3. Dmitrenko, Viktor m UKR 2362 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 5 2316
4. Hamitevici, Vladimir f MDA 2380 ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 2271
5. Melnichenko, Alexander UKR 2245 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½ 1 0 0 ½ 4 2243
6. Susterman, Lazar m RUS 2312 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 4 2236
7. Turta, Vladimir MDA 2228 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 4 2245
8. Zhadko, Vladimir f MDA 2248 ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 2206
9. Podgursky, Sten f MDA 2217 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 2210
10. Romcovici, Victor m MDA 2220 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 3 2164

22) Finnish Championship

The Finnish Championship took place in Mantassa 2nd-10th June 2008. Tomi Nyback won with a perfect 9/9.

Official site: http://www.kolumbus.fi/shakkiliitto/

ch-FIN Mantta (FIN), 2-10 vi 2008 cat. III (2325)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Nyback, Tomi g FIN 2587 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
2. Lehtinen, Heikki m FIN 2368 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 2486
3. Karttunen, Mika m FIN 2414 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 2481
4. Kosmo, Santul FIN 2219 0 0 ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 2336
5. Hurme, Harri M f FIN 2221 0 0 ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 1 2336
6. Nyysti, Sampsa m FIN 2378 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * 0 ½ 0 1 2239
7. Luukkonen, Tommi FIN 2263 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 0 1 3 2206
8. Tuominen, Risto FIN 2296 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * 1 0 3 2203
9. Hartikainen, Markku f FIN 2334 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 1 0 * 0 2157
10. Pudas, Teemu FIN 2169 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 2 2122

23) Mayors Cup Mumbai

The Mayors Cup took place in Mumbai, India 11th-19th May 2008. Michal Krasenkow took first place on tie-break from 5 others who also finished on 9/11. There are additional games to those that were published in TWIC 706.

Official site: http://www.venuschessacademy.org/

Mayors Cup Open Mumbai (IND), 11-19 v 2008
Leading Final Round 11 Standings
Rank Name Ti IRtg FED Pts BH. BH.
1 Krasenkow Michal GM 2624 POL 9 72 83
2 Koneru Humpy GM 2603 IND 9 70˝ 82
3 Rahman Ziaur GM 2511 BAN 9 70 81
4 Kunte Abhijit GM 2547 IND 9 69 81
5 Filippov Anton GM 2509 UZB 9 68 79
6 Iuldachev Saidali GM 2501 UZB 9 63 73˝
7 Abdulla Al-Rakib GM 2514 BAN 69˝ 82
8 Macieja Bartlomiej GM 2599 POL 69 79˝
9 Palit Somak   2368 IND 61 72˝
10 Thejkumar M S   2414 IND 8 73 83˝
11 Bakre Tejas GM 2455 IND 8 70˝ 82
12 Laxman R R IM 2488 IND 8 69 80
13 Sengupta Deep IM 2446 IND 8 68˝ 80
14 Arun Prasad S IM 2465 IND 8 68 78˝
  Ram S Krishnan   2299 IND 8 68 78˝
16 Murali Krishnan B T   2361 IND 8 67 78
17 Swapnil S Dhopade   2354 IND 8 66 78
18 Singh D P IM 2308 IND 8 65˝ 75˝
19 Debashis Das   2294 IND 8 65 74˝
20 Rathnakaran K IM 2488 IND 8 64˝ 75
21 Satyapragyan Swayangsu IM 2410 IND 8 64 74˝
22 Lahiri Atanu IM 2309 IND 8 63˝ 74
23 Deshmukh Anup IM 2248 IND 8 63 73
24 Vishnu Prasanna   2353 IND 8 62 72
25 Swathi Ghate WGM 2350 IND 8 61˝ 72˝
26 Himanshu Sharma IM 2412 IND 8 61˝ 72
27 Shyam Sundar M IM 2307 IND 8 59 69
28 Reefat Bin-Sattar GM 2487 BAN 73 82˝
29 Venkatesh M R IM 2450 IND 71˝ 81˝
30 Safin Shukhrat GM 2481 UZB 69˝ 81
31 Gagunashvili Merab GM 2553 GEO 68 79
32 Konguvel Ponnuswamy IM 2373 IND 67˝ 78˝
33 Ramesh R B GM 2472 IND 67 77
  Lalith Babu M R   2305 IND 67 77
35 Adhiban B IM 2421 IND 66 77˝
36 Vidit Santosh Gujrathi FM 2337 IND 65˝ 76
37 Saptarshi Roy IM 2387 IND 64˝ 77
38 Bartakke Amardeep S   2194 IND 64˝ 76
39 Nitin S FM 2296 IND 64˝ 75
40 Das Arghyadip   2393 IND 64 74˝
41 Sharma R Preetham   2299 IND 64 74
  Joshi Pankaj   2284 IND 64 74
43 Singh Gurpreet Pal   2232 IND 64 73˝
44 Pranav Shetty   2100 IND 64 72˝
45 Arun Karthik R   2281 IND 63 73
46 Akshat Khamparia FM 2287 IND 63 71˝
47 Tiwari Arjun   2320 IND 62˝ 73˝
48 Shetty Rahul IM 2313 IND 61˝ 72˝
49 Gokhale Chandrashekhar IM 2321 IND 61˝ 72
50 Shyam Nikil P   2310 IND 61 71˝
51 Vaidya C N   2129 IND 60˝ 70
52 Nadig Kruttika WIM 2213 IND 60 69˝
53 Babu N Sudhakar IM 2356 IND 59˝ 69˝
54 Anwesh Upadhyaya   2178 IND 58 67
55 Prasenjit Datta FM 2317 IND 57˝ 67
56 Kiran Manisha Mohanty WIM 2316 IND 56˝ 66
57 Bitan Banerjee   2258 IND 56 62˝
447 players

24) National Open Las Vegas

The National Open took place in Las Vegas USA 5th-8th June 2008. 6 players finished on 5/6. Kamsky took the title back on tie-break.

Official site: http://www.vegaschessfestival.com//

National Open Las Vegas (USA), 6-8 vi 2008
No. Ttl Name NAT Rate Pts
1 GM Kamsky, Gata USA 2782 5.0
2 GM Fressinet, Laurent FRA 2706 5.0
3 GM Petrosian, Tigran L ARM 2666 5.0
4 GM Kolev, Atanas BGR 2620 5.0
5 IM Finegold, Ben USA 2594 5.0
6 IM Friedel, Josh USA 2504 5.0
7 GM Erenburg, Sergey ISR 2613 4.5
8 GM Khachiyan, Melikset USA 2566 4.5
9 IM Robson, Ray USA 2433 4.5
10 GM Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2747 4.0
11 GM Gurevich, Dmitry USA 2594 4.0
12 GM Paragua, Mark C PHI 2588 4.0
13 GM Yermolinsky, Alex USA 2584 4.0
14 IM Altounian, Levon USA 2531 4.0
15 IM Bradford, Joseph USA 2477 4.0
16 IM Pruess, David USA 2471 4.0
17 GM Laylo, Darwin PHI 2452 4.0
18 IM Vucic, Mladen USA 2415 4.0
19 FM Rensch, Daniel USA 2373 4.0
20 FM Adamson, Robby USA 2368 4.0
21 IM Tate, Emory A USA 2367 4.0
22 Schuyler, James USA 2357 4.0
23 FM Yanayt, Eugene USA 2280 4.0
24 GM Akobian, Varuzhan USA 2666 3.5
100 players

25) Paraguayan Championship

The Paraguayan Championship takes place in Asuncion 31st May - 26th June 2008. Luis Patriarca leads with 5/6.

ch-PAR Asuncion (PAR), 31 v-26 vi 2008
1. Patriarca, Luis f PAR 2333 5.019.5 14.00
2. Peralta, Eduardo f PAR 2245 4.523.0 15.50
3. Hernandez, Angel C f PAR 2210 4.520.0 14.50
4. Ferreira, Oscar f PAR 2290 4.021.0 14.50
5. Butti, Enrique PAR 2093 4.021.0 13.50
6. Jodorcovsky, Paulo PAR 2207 3.522.0 14.50
7. Del Puerto, Rodrigo PAR 1995 3.521.0 14.00
8. Almiron, Antonio PAR 2115 3.519.5 13.00
9. Kropff, Ricardo f PAR 2282 3.519.0 12.50
10. Piris Tillner, Eduardo PAR 1909 3.019.0 12.00
11. Forte, Fernando PAR 1966 3.017.5 12.50
12. Sartori, Spartaco ITA 2182 3.016.5 10.00
13. Recalde, Augusto PAR 2005 3.016.0 10.50
14. Galeano, Mario PAR 2026 2.518.5 12.00
15. Barrientos, Edgar PAR 2080 2.516.5 12.00
16. Perez Ferloni, Jose W PAR 1996 2.516.5 11.50
17. Recalde, Ariel PAR 2010 2.015.5 11.00
18. Gutierrez,Santiago PAR ---- 2.014.0 10.00
19. Gamarra, Ramon PAR 2035 2.014.0 10.00
20. Zarza, Ronald PAR 2075 2.0 4.5 1.50
21. Lipiniks, Leonardo PAR 2012 1.015.0 9.50
22. Ibanez, Juan PAR 1999 1.0 7.5 3.00
23. Britez, G Jorge A PAR 1904 0.510.0 7.00

26) Voronezh Chess Festival

12th Voronezh traditional chess festival takes place 10th-21st June 2008.

Details: http://www.relex.ru/~xuser/voronezh_open

27) Grand Slam in Bilbao

The Chess Grand Slam Final takes place in Bilbao 1st-13th September 2008. There are 6 players. The first three are the winners of Corus 2008, Morelia - Linares 2008, and Mtel Masters 2008 - GM Levon Aronian, GM Viswanathan Anand, and GM Vassily Ivanchuk. Invitations have been sent also to the second place players - GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Veselin Topalov. The sixth player will be known after the next meeting of the board of the Chess Grand Slam. This news comes after it was confirmed that the Mexico City Grand Slam event has failed due to financial problems.

Source: http://grandslam.chessdom.com/chess-grand-slam-bilbao

28) Forthcoming Events and Links

British Chess Championships 2008

The 95th Championships of The British Isles organised by the English Chess Federation takes place Sunday 27th July - Saturday 9th August 2008 in St. George's Hall, Liverpool. Contact e-mail: office@englishchess.org.uk.

Leading entries for the British championship so far include: Nicholas Pert, Gawain Jones, Mark Hebden, Bogdan Lalic, Glenn Flear, Daniel Gormally, Stewart Haslinger, Keith Arkell, Simon Williams, Nigel Davies, Richard Pert, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Andrew Ledger, Graeme Buckley and Jovanka Houska.

Further details http://www.englishchessorg.uk/

Details: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/events/bc2008/index.html

115th Scottish Chess Championships

115th Scottish Chess Championships INTERNATIONAL OPEN (including Scottish Championships). First prize 2,000 British pounds. Saturday 5th - Sunday 13th July 2008. Plus Senior and Under 1500 Championships Saturday 5th - Sunday 11th July and Scottish Lightning Championship Saturday12th. - Sunday 13th July. At the Glasgow Academy, Colebrooke Street, Glasgow. G12 8HE.

Entry Form, further information and current entries etc.: http://www.chessscotland.com/

Live games: http://www.bcfservices.org.uk/livechess/scottish/2008/

Staunton Memorial

The Staunton Memorial takes place Simpsons in the Strand August 7th-18th 2008 (one rest day August 13th).

Players: Ivan Sokolov, Jan Timman, Jan Smeets , Jan Werle, Erwin L'Ami ,Loek Van Wely, Jonathan Speelman, Peter Wells, Michael Adams, Bob Wade, Alex Cherniaev and Nigel Short.

Details: http://www.bcf.org.uk/national/2008/staunton-mem_apr08.htm

Hastings Chess Congress

The Hastings Chess Congress takes place 28th December 2008 - 5th January 2009. Contact: Con Power at: conpowr@ol.com

Further details: http://www.hastingschess.org.uk

European Club Cup

The European Club Cup 2008 (24th European Club Cup for Men, 13th European Club Cup for Women) takes place in Kallithea, Greece 16th-24th October 2008.

Official site: http://ecc2008.chessdom.com/

ICC Mainz Chess960 Qualifier

The Internet Chess Club, in conjunction with Chess Tigers, organisers of the popular annual Mainz Chess Classic in Germany, are organising the 2nd Chess 960 Internet Championship. There will be separate human and computer sections.

The time control will be 3 1 in the Human Section, and 5 5 in the Computer Section. All qualifiers will have 9 rounds, swiss pairings. The games are rated in the Wild category. Latejoining is possible until round 6, but half point byes are only available for the first three rounds.

- Qualifier 1: Tuesday, June 17, 6pm EDT - Qualifier 2: Wednesday, June 18, 3pm EDT - Qualifier 3: Thursday, June 19, 2pm EDT - Qualifier 4: Friday, June 20, 4pm EDT - Finals: Sunday, June 22, 3pm EDT

Details: http://www.chessclub.com/activities/chess960_2008/

Arad Open (Romania)

The Arad International Chess Open (Romania) takes place 25th-31st july 2008 9 rounds swiss open, prize fund 3600 euro, 1st prize - 1000 euro Contact: Alin Campeanu sahclubvados@yahoo.com. Arad City is in the western Romania - 270 km from Budapest, 510 km from Vienna, 530 km from Bucharest

More details http://www.vados.ro/next_turneu_en.php

Copa Benito Roggio

The Magistral Ciudad de Asuncion "Copa Benito Roggio" takes place 17th-26th June 2008 in ABC, Asuncion, Paraguay.

Official site : http://www.winner.com.py/feparaj/

Villa Martelli

There are tournaments in Villa Martelli 8th July - 19th August 2008.

Official site: http://www.ajedrezmartelli.org.ar/

Amizade International

The Amizade International at the Clube de Xadrez Sso Paulo takes place 23rd-31st August

Official site: http://www.cxsp.com.br

European Senior Championship

The European Senior Championship takes place 9th-17th August 2008 in the Parkhotel Sunstar in Davos, Switzerland (the is also a normal open alongside 10th-16th August 2008). Contact e-mail beochess@bluewin.ch

Details: http://www.beochess.ch

IV Alajuela International

The IV Alajuela International Chess Tournament (Costa Rica) takes place 8th-13th July 2008. Currently 8 GMs are in the entry list.

Details: http://www.internationaldealajuela.com

Chess Study

Do you have an FIDE rating?

Dr. Robert Howard of the University of New South Wales in Australia is carrying out a study of chess skill in internationally rated players. The study looks at effects of amount of practice, coaching and age of starting chess on chess skill and at chess players' views about chess skill. The study involves a short online survey. The survey is for anyone who has, or who ever has had, an FIDE rating.

The survey takes only about 5-10 minutes to complete. All responses are completely confidential. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Russian, and German.

To take part, you must know your exact FIDE ID number, which will be something like "14200887". ID numbers are posted on the FIDE website at http://www.fide.com

A summary and analysis of the study findings will be posted here when it is complete and will be emailed to any participant who requests it.

If you would like to participate, please go to this website: http://education.arts.unsw.edu.au/fidestudy/

For any queries, please contact Dr Robert Howard, University of New South Wales, on rwh@unsw.edu.au

41st Biel International Chess Festival

The 41st Biel International Chess Festival takes place 19th July - 1st August 2008.

Details of all events including the open and other tournaments: http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/

GM Biel (SUI), 19 vii - 1 viii 2008. cat. XIII (2691)
NameNATEloWRnk
Magnus CarlsenNOR2765Nr. 5
Evgeny AlekseevRUS2711Nr. 20
Etienne BacrotFRA2705Nr. 23
Leinier DominguezCUB2695Nr 26
Alexander OnischukUSA2664Nr. 56
Yannick PelletierSUI2607

Sparkassen Chess-Meeting Dortmund

The Sparkassen Chess-Meeting takes place in Dortmund 28th June - 6th July 2008. 8 player all-play-all.

Details of all events including the open and other tournaments: http://www.sparkassen-chess-meeting.de

Sparkassen Chess-Meeting Dortmund (GER), 28 vii - 6 viii 2008.
NameNATEloWRnk
Kramnik, VladimirRUS2788Nr. 2
Mamedyarov, ShakhriyarAZE2752Nr. 7
Leko, PeterHUN2741Nr. 10
Ivanchuk, VassilyUKR2740Nr 11
Van Wely, LoekNED2676Nr 45
Nepomniachtchi, IanRUS2634Nr 86
Naiditsch, ArkadijGER2623
Gustafsson, JanGER2603

Latvian Chess Tour - Riga Open

The VIII World chess championship Mikhail Tal Cup (Riga OPEN 2008) takes place 19th-24th August 2008.

Contact details: Riga Chess Federation, Braslas street 7, Riga, LV-1035. Ph.(+371) 28804664 Alberts Cimins or +371 25939234 Vadims Daskevics Fax +371 67718960, e-mail: acimins@yahoo.com or vadik.dashkevich@gmail.com

Details of this and other events on the Latvian Chess Tour: http://www.chess.lv/lv/vesture/

17th Martigny Open

The 17th Martigny Open takes placed 1st-4th August 2008 in the ŕ l'Hôtel du Parc. 7 round swiss - 36 moves /1h30 + 30 minutes ko. 1st Prize: 1500 francs, 5650 francs total prize fund.

Details: http://www.uve-wsb.ch/openmartigny

19th Panamerican Youth Chess Festival

The 19th Panamerican Youth Chess Festival takes place in Argentina 29th June - 6th July, 2008.

Official website: http://www.ajedrez.com.ar/

Lipetsk

"There will be an international chess festival called "King's Gambit" in Lipetsk, Russia, between July 8 (arrival day) and July 19, 2008. The festival consists of two round-robin tournaments (one with GM norm and one with IM norm) and an open for FIDE rating. Opening ceremony: 2.30 p.m. on July 9, 1st round at 3 p.m. Festival director: Zimmerman, Yuri . Tel.: +7-4742-720064, or +7-919-255-9764. E-mail: zimmerman@lipetsk.ru."

Marshall Chess Club International

The Marshall Chess Club New York International takes place 21th-25th June 2008. 9 round swiss.

Details: http://www.marshallchessclub.org/

Olomouc Chess Summer

The 11th International Chess Festival Olomouc Chess Summer 2008 takes place 30th July - 7th August 2008. Closed GM and IM tournaments, FIDE open, seniors tournament, active chess and blitz tournament are part of the festival.

Details: http://www.czechtour.net/olomouc-chess-summer/regulations/

5th Highlands Open

The 5th International Chess Festival Highlands Open 2008, takes place in the town of Zdar nad Sazavou 20th-28th September 2008.

Details: http://www.czechtour.net/highlands-open/regulations/

World Championship Match Anand vs Kramnik in Bonn

The World Championship match where Viswanathan Anand will defends his World title against Vladimir Kramnik in Bonn, Germany will now take place October 14th-2nd November, 2008. The main reason for the slight change in dates is to fit in with the sponsors and politicians ability to attend the opening. The main sponsor is Evonik Industries AG and the prizemoney 1,5 Million Euro. The contract was signed by both players 18th December 2007.

Dates for the match: Gm1: Oct 14th, Gm2: Oct 15th, Gm3: Oct 17th, Gm4: Oct 18th, Gm5: Oct 20th, Gm6: Oct 21st, Gm7: Oct 23rd, Gm8: Oct 24th, Gm9: Oct 26th, Gm10: Oct 27th, Gm11: Oct 29th, Gm12: Oct 31st, Tiebreak Nov 2nd.

Advanced booking for the World Chess Championship 2008 between Viswanathan Anand (India) and Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) has started. The tickets are available at the price of 35 Euro per day. The following benefits are included: - entrance to the playing hall - entrance to the commentary room with analysis by prominent grandmasters. The tickets are available at all ticket agencies in Germany. You can also buy tickets for the match in advance via BONNTICKET: http://www.bonnticket.de tickets@bonnticket.de. Tel. +49-(0)-180/5001812. Tickets for a possible tiebreak on November 02, 2008, will be available after the 12th game. Exclusive VIP tickets are also available. Details at the website below along with features on the leadup to the championships.

Website: http://www.uep-worldchess.com/

Porto Carras, Greece

3rd International Open Chess Tournament "Summer Cup 2008", takes place in Porto Carras, Greece 12th-19th July 2008

Further details: http://www.greekchess.com/cup2008

Panevezys Open

The 21st International Panevezys Open 2008 takes place in Panevezys, Lithuania 12th-18th August 2008. Two Open A and Open B and two closed norm tournaments second woman WGM and GM takes place in chess Festival program this year.

More details: http://www.chesslyga.lt/panevezys2008

For information e-mail: chessfanas@gmail.com

Open "Mediterranean 2017" Rijeka

The Open "Mediterranean 2017" Rijeka (CRO) takes place 29th November - 6th December 2008.

Details: http://www.mediteran2013.com/en/default.asp

Baltic Sea Cup 2008

The Baltic Sea Cup 2008 (Bornholm Summer Chess) takes place in Denmark 29th July - 6th August 2008. 10 round swiss. Top players already signed up include: GM Michael Roiz 2659, GM Sergei Tiviakov 2635, GM Igor Khenkin 2609, itali Golod 2606, GM Yuriy Kuzubov and GM Zoltan Gyimesi 2600.

Details: http://www.balticseacup.dk

Hungarian Chess Tournaments May - December 2008

1. 16th-21th of May 2008 KECSKEMET, IM Berger tmt, org: Dr.Erdelyi, Tamas, e-mail: postmaster@caissa.t-online.hu Website: http://www.caissachessbooks.hu Usually also in the second half of the month IM tmt-s in Kecskemet. 100 km South-East from Budapest.

2. 7th-19th of June FIRST SATURDAY Budapest GM-IM-FM, GM-IM-FM round robins (BERGER), 9…13 games, GM-IM norm possibilities in Budapest, venue: Hungarian Chess Federation, Falk Miksa Str.10. 2nd floor. Organisation: Nagy Laszlo, FIDE International Chess Organizer /NL/, E-mail: firstsat@hu.inter.net Website: http://www.firstsaturday.hu Phone-fax: +(361)-2632859, cellphone: +(36)-30-230-1914 /From 12:00 a.m. until midnight - Central European Time = GMT+1/

3. 22nd-30th of May, ZALAKAROS Open, 9 rounds Swiss, 1st prize 500,000 Ft (brutto 2 thousand EURO), org: IM Horvath, Tamas, e-mail: mssz@zalaszam.hu Mobile: 36-20-9777003

4.13th-21st of June, Balatonlelle Open, GM-IM round robin, org: IM Rigo, e-mail: me-ri@t-online.hu

5.21st-30th of June IM tmt Kecskemet, org: Mr. Erdelyi

6.5th-17th of July, GM-IM-FM, First Saturday Budapest, org: Nagy Laszlo

7.19th-28th of July IM Kecskemet, org Erdelyi,

8.23rd-27th of July, 32nd AGRIA chess festival, Open 9 rounds Swiss, EGER, 100 km North East from Budapest, org: rauch@freemail.hu www.eurochess.hu

9.2nd-14th of August GM-IM-FM First Saturday Budapest, org Nagy Laszlo

10.16th-25th of August, IM tmt, Kecskemet, org: Erdelyi

11.6th-18th of September GM-IM-FM First Saturday Budapest, org Nagy Laszlo,

12.20th -29th September IM tmt Kecskemet, org Erdelyi

13.4th-16th of October, GM-IM-FM tmt, First Saturday Budapest, org.Nagy L.

14.18th-27th of October IM tmt Kecskemet, org Erdelyi.

15.1st-13th of November GM-IM-FM First Saturday Budapest, org Nagy L.

16.14th-22nd of November Tenkes Kupa Open, Harkany, 300 km South-West from Budapst, 9 round Swiss, org: Ambrus Lajos, mobile: 36-30-851-4224 e-mail: info@baranyasakk.hu www.baranyasakk.hu

17.6th-18th of December GM-IM-FM tmt, First Saturday Budapest, org Nagy L.

18.27th of Dec 5th of January IM-FM tmt Kesckemet, org: Erdelyi.

Blackstone Chess Festival

Blackstone Chess Festival incorporating the New England Masters - 11th-17th August 2008.

The New England Masters will take place at the Blackstone Chess Academy, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA, from August 11-15, 2008. The event will be a 9 round Swiss with GM/IM norm opportunities and a prize fund of $3,300. The Masters is open to a maximum of 50 players rated FIDE 2100 or higher. Please visit http://www.NewEnglandMasters.com for more info.

The Masters event will be followed by the Blackstone Open on August 16-17, 2008, at the same location. This event will be a 4 round Swiss, split into two sections, an Open (minimum rating USCF 1600) and an Under 1900 Section. The total prize fund is $4,000. Please visit http://www.blackstonechess.com/event88g.htm for more info.

I Masters of Olalachess Academy Training Camp

The I Masters of Olalachess Academy Training Camp takes place in Salou, Spain 1st-7th September 2008.

Details: http://www.masters.olalachess.com

13th Pannonia Cup

The 13th Pannonia Cup takes place in Balatonalmádi (Hungary) 30th July - 3rd August 2008 International Open for FIDE ratings (without age limit)

Contact details: Fáncsy Imre: 8222. Balatonalmádi, Gábor Áron u. 15.; HUNGARY E-mail: almadikupa@freemail.hu

Details: http://fancsyimi.fw.hu

VI Gyorgy Marx Memorial

The VI.Gyorgy Marx Memorial takes place in Paks, Hungary 24th July - 4th August, 2008.

Players: Acs Peter, Aleksander Beliavsky, Berkes Ferenc, Gabriel Sargissian, Daniel Stellwagen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave average:2617 cat XV.

Alongside is the XII.Paks Open 30th Julybv- 3rd August, 2008, 7 rounds, rapid, blitz and children tournaments Apply and information:Vidéki Sándor videkis2001@yahoo.com

Official site: http://www.ase.hu/marxgy

2nd Queenstown Chess Classic 2009

Queenstown Chess Classic takes place in Queenstown, South Island of New Zealand 15th-24th January 2009.

This will be the second such event, the first was held in Jan 2006.

The Tournament promoter is GM Murray Chandler. Over $50,000 (NZ) is being offered in prizes with additional prizes in the Rapid and Blitz events being held on January 25th-26th 2009.

Full details: http://www.queenstownchess.com

GM Boris Alterman's Chess Lessons

GM Boris Alterman has a blog with free chess lessons on it.

Website: http://chesslessons.wordpress.com/

19th Czech Open

The 19th Czech Open takes place 10th-27th July 2008 (Pardubice, CEZ Arena and Ideon)

THE BIGGEST INTERNATIONAL CHESS AND GAMES FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD (5908 starts of players from 50 countries in CZECH OPEN 2007!). Open grand master tournament (ELO FIDE >= 2200), Open European Amateurs Championships ( 1800,  2000,  2200), hundreds of other tournaments in chess and also in other games

Contacts: AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o., Sukova 1556, 530 02 Pardubice, Czech Republic, tel./fax +420 - 466 535 200, mobile phone + 420 - 608 203 007, e-mail: j.mazuch@avekont.cz,

Further information: http://www.czechopen.net

8th Savaria Summer

The 8th Savaria Summer International Chess Tournament takes place 14th-22nd August 2008, Szombathely, Hungary

Details: http://sakk.savaria.hu/main.php?Lang=EN

Chess Classic Mainz 2008

The schedule for Chess Classic Mainz 2008 is now available. The event takes place 27th July - 3rd August 2008 in Mainz/Germany. Anand , Morozevich, Carlsen and Polgar play.

In addition there is a Chess Classic Calendar for the next year, which will be available in the first week of December. It is a big format (420 x 594 mm) and shows the stars and the biggest moments of the 14 years tournament history. The copies are limited to 200 (39,- Euro plus delivery) plus 64 with an autograph of World Champion Vishy Anand (48,- Euro plus delivery). Contact for order: juergen.wienecke@chesstigers.de

Further details: http://www.chesstigers.de

Arctic Chess Challenge

The Arctic Chess Challenge 2008 takes place August 2nd - 10th in Tromsř, Norway. Contact address: simsim64@gmail.com

Details: http://www.arcticchess.org

Last year's event had 99 participants and was won by Alexander Moiseenko ahead of Kjetil Lie, Vugar Gashimov and Magnus Carlsen.

Ikaros Chess Festival

The main event of the Ikaros Chess Festival, the International Aegean Open Championship takes place from 12th-20th July 2008. It is a 9 round swiss event with prize fund 3000 Euros in total (1st prize 800 Euros, special money prizes for ladies and veterans). Special conditions for GMs/IMs and WGMs/WIMs are provided. The URL of Ikaros Chess Festival is: http://www.chess.gr/ikaros . Our e-mail is: ikaros@chess.gr while to contact us on the phone one can try: +30 6932 478386 or +30 210 5010871 (Mr. Savas Kyriakou). For general information about the island of Ikaria one can also check at: http://www.island-ikaria.com

European Union Championships, Liverpool 2008

This years European Union Championships takes place in Liverpool, England 9th - 18th September 2008. The prize fund is 30,000 pounds with 6000 pounds first prize. Already 29 Grandmasters have entered including Michael Adams, Nigel Short, Alexander Beliavsky, Sergei Tiviakov and Maxim Vachier-Lagrave.

Details:  http://www.liverpoolchessinternational.co.uk            

8th Brno Chess Festival

The 8th Brno Chess Festival 2008 takes place 27th or 29th June - 6th July 2008) in the luxury hotel BOBYCENTRUM****. Two open tournaments (FIDE and national) and closed tournaments (one grandmaster and 2-3 masters) are proposed. More details at: http://www.skduras.cz/en

VII Benidorm International Chess Festival 2008

The VII Benidorm International Chess Festival takes place 28th November - 8th December 2008. For information contact: E-Mail: eventosdeajedrez@yahoo.es festivaldebenidorm@gmail.com News: Patricia Claros Aguilar.

FIDE Grand Prix Events

The line ups for the FIDE Grand Prix events have been announced. The top four players in the world, along with players such as Morozevich and Shirov are missing. It seems that in the case of Kramnik and Topalov that they believe that the event doesn't have big enough prize money (according to quotes in Chess Today). All this was more or less known beforehand. However the players who have signed up make this a very attractive and interesting series of events. The grand prix is organised by Global Chess which is headed by Bessel Kok.

Details: http://www.fide.com/news.asp?id=1607


FIDE Grand Prix 2008-9
Surname First Name NAT Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 Ck 08 Criteria WRk
Svidler Peter RUS 2763 2763 2763
2763
2763 4 2 Pres Nom 5
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2760 2760
2760 2760
2760 4 2 Rating 6
Leko Peter HUN 2753

2753 2753 2753 2753 4 1 Rating 8
Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2751
2751
2751 2751 2751 4 1 Rating 9
Aronian Levon ARM 2739
2739
2739 2739 2739 4 1 Rating 10
Gelfand Boris ISR 2737
2737
2737 2737 2737 4 1 Rating 11
Radjabov Teimour AZE 2735 2735 2735 2735 2735

4 3 Rating 12
Carlsen Magnus NOR 2733 2733
2733 2733
2733 4 2 Wcup 13
Karjakin Sergey UKR 2732 2732 2732
2732 2732
4 2 Wcup 14
Adams Michael ENG 2726 2726
2726
2726 2726 4 2 Reserve 16
Kamsky Gata USA 2726 2726 2726
2726 2726
4 2 Matches 15
Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2720
2720 2720
2720 2720 4 2 Hcity 17
Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2713 2713 2713 2713

2713 4 3 Pres Nom 19
Grischuk Alexander RUS 2711 2711 2711 2711 2711

4 3 Reserve 21
Bacrot Etienne FRA 2700 2700
2700 2700 2700
4 2 Pres Nom 22
Wang Yue CHN 2698 2698 2698 2698
2698
4 3 Pres Nom 25
Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2681 2681
2681
2681 2681 4 2 Hcity 34
Navara David CZE 2680 2680 2680

2680 2680 4 2 Hcity 37
Gashimov Vugar AZE 2665 2665 2665 2665
2665
4 3 Hcity 48
Pelletier Yannick SWZ 2600

2600 2600 2600 2600 4 1 Hcity 165
Al Modiahki Mohamad QTR 2569
2569 2569 2569
2569 4 2 Hcity 274
AVERAGE RATING


2715.9 2709.9 2697.4 2714.9 2707.7 2708.9



Player Count 21
2709.1 14 14 14 14 14 14 84 42

Event 1 April 20th - May 6th 2008, Baku, Azerbaijan
Event 2 July 30th - August 15th 2008, Sochi, Russia
Event 3 December 13th - 29th, 2008, Doha, Qatar
Event 4 April 14th - 28th, 2009, Montreux, Switzerland
Event 5 August 8th - 24th, 2009, Elista, Russia
Event 6 December 7th - 23rd, 2009, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Grand Prix 2008-9 Prizes Each Event
Place EUR Points
1 30,000 140 + 40 bonus
2 22,500 130 + 20
3 20,000 120 + 10
4 15,000 110
5 12,500 100
6 11,000 90
7 10,000 80
8 8,500 70
9 7,500 60
10 6,000 50
11 5,500 40
12 5,000 30
13 4,500 20
14 4,000 10


Grand Prix 2008-9
Prizes for Final Standings
(Best three events)
Pl Prize (Euros)
1st 75,000
2nd 50,000
3rd 40,000
4th 30,000
5th 25,000
6th 20,000
7th 18,000
8th 16,000
9th 14,000
10th 12,000

Canadian Open

The Canadian Open takes place in Montreal July 19th-27th 2008.

Further details: Fédération québécoise des échecs

Cidade de Ferrol International

XXIII International Chess tournament Cidade de Ferrol Prizes : 14750 euros (different sections) Dates : 15th-20th July 2008 Time rate : 90’ + 30 Secunden Accomodation : 24,5 euros Full board in a Student house. There other posibilities. Entry: 30 euros . contact e-mail: xanrei@arrakis.es Other tournaments: Bernasque 3/7-12/7. Circuito Galego From 22/7 to 30/9

Further info: http://www.cfxadrez.org

X Sants Open

The X International Open of Sants, Hostafrancs and la Bordeta (Barcelona - Spain) takes place 22nd-31st August 2008. 10 round swiss system tournament with + 12.000 euros in prizes.

Other activities include a blitz tournament and rapid chess tournament with 1500 euros in prizes. Last year: 500 players from 40 countries including 70 titled players competed. There were 2 GM and 5 IM norms.

Details: http://http://www.cotxeres.org/open

The 8th European Senior Championship

The "Swiss Chess Tour 2008" will present the 7th Chess Summer Festival in Davos from August 9th to 17th, 2008. The main event will be the 8th European Individual Senior Championship. The second tournament will be traditional, 7th Davos Open.

8th European Individual Senior Championship, August 9th to 17th 2008. "Sunstar Park Hotel" (4 stars) will be host festival in Congress Center. Swiss system, 9 rounds and the games will last a maximum of 6 hours (40 moves for 2 hours and 60 minutes till the end). Valid for FIDE titles and rating: FIDE, Swiss (SSB) and German (DWZ). Seniors: men born 1947 and earlier; women born 1957 and earlier. Prize (men): 2.500/1.700/1.000/700/600/500/2x400/2x300 CHF. 3-4 group rating prize (200/150/100 CHF). Women: 400/300/3x200 CHF; Entry fee 80 CHF; at the door 20 CHF more. Time table: Rounds 1 15.00-21.00 August 9th; Round 2/8 9.30-15.30 August 10th-16th; Round 9 9.30-15.30 August 17th.

7th Davos Open, 7 rounds and the games will last a maximum of 5 hours (40 moves for 2 hours and 30 minutes till the end). Prize are: 1.000 SF, 800, 600, 400, 300, 200, 2x150 CHF. Natural prizes for 4 and more points. Entry fee 130 CHF, FMs and juniors 60 CHF, GMs and IMs free; juniors lodging at Sunstar Park Hotel free; at the door 20 CHF more. Time table: Rounds 1 15.00-21.00 August 10th; Round 2/7 16.00-22.00 August 10th-16th. Venue: "Sunstar Park Hotel" Congress Center. Closing ceremony August 17th, 4 p.m. Info Beochess: +41+62+9654-650 (Robert Spoerri) Email beochess@bluewin.ch or read the website: http://www.beochess.ch

Paleochora International Open 2008

The Paleochora (southern Crete) International Open takes place 21st-28th July 2008.

Further details: http://www.chaniachess.gr

The Battle of Senta 1697 Chess Festival 2008

12th International Chess Festival "The Battle of Senta 1697" will be held 18th-25th. July 2008. in Senta (the Vojvodina /Serbia).

Further details: http://www.chess-senta.org.yuand in English: http://www.chess-senta.org.yu/select.php?lang=3&xid=2

XXVI International Chess Open of Andorra

The XXVI International Chess Open of Andorra takes place 19th-27th July 2008. Contact: open@escacsandorra.com FEVA - Tel/Fax: 00.376.824465

Further details: http://www.escacsandorra.com

Alushta Diary 2008

GM Norm events: 23.05 - 1.06, 2.06 - 12.06, 15.06 - 25.06, 2.09 - 12.09, 14.09 - 24.09, 26.09 - 6.10, IM Norm: 23.05 - 1.06, 2.06 - 12.06, 15.06 - 25.06, 2.09 - 12.09, 14.09 - 24.09, 26.09 - 6.10, Rating tournament: 4.06 - 12.06, 22.06 - 27.06, Open tournament (under 16 years) First prize - 200$ 3.06 - 11.06, 13.06 - 21.06, Alushta Swiss 9 rounds Open tournament First prize - 1000$ First prize (woman) - 500$ 28.06 - 6.07, Alushta Swiss 9 rounds Blitz tournament 7.07, Alushta Swiss 9 rounds Open tournament (rapid chess) 8.07 - 9.07, Alushta Session of school of Gennadi Kuzmin 21.06 - 27.06 Individual and group studying. phone +38 (06560)5-05-32,

Further information: http://www.kaissa.com.ua

Pula Open 2008

The Pula Open 2008 takes place 21st-28th June 2008 in Pula, Croatia. Contact e-mail: pulaopen@globalnet.hr

Further details: http://www.skpula.hr

Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match

A Press release from UEP Promotions announces that Viswanathan Anand will defend his World title against Vladimir Kramnik in Bonn, Germany October 11th-30th October, 2008. Main sponsor Evonik Industries AG and prizemoney 1,5 Million Euro. The match will be 12 games followed by playoffs if required. The contract was signed by both players 18th December 2007.

Website: http://www.uep-worldchess.com/

Mindsports

The World Mindsports games takes place in Beijing, China after the Olympics 3rd -18th October 2008.

Details: http://www.worldbridge.org/competitions/Calendar/files/WorldMindSportsGames2007.pdf.

Etienne Bacrot's Website

Etienne Bacrot has a website at: http://www.chess22.fr/ with his analysis and news. Very worth while, especially when he's playing.

ICC and FICS client for mobile phones

Mats Luthman has written a program that connects to ICC and FICS, compatable with many modern mobile phones. I've been looking for something like this for a while for watching live tournaments if I'm out and about. Its a nice free solution, you can also play but I haven't tried that.

Website: http://www.luthman.nu/Mobi/Mobi.html