THE WEEK IN CHESS 94			05/08/96	Mark Crowther
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1)  Introduction
2)  Topalov victorious in the Lord Novgorod the Great Tournament
3)  International Chess Tournament in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
4)  Park-Hotel Bad Homburg International Tournament.
5)  SMITH & WILLIAMSON YOUNG MASTERS
6)  Letter by Denis J. Barry complaining to FIDE that Kamsky hasn't been paid.
7)  Gausdal International, 26 Jul - 02 Aug 1996
8)  Guiillermo Garcia In Memoriam. 1996    June. Cat IX  (2454)
9)  News from the Czech Republic by Martin Pribyl.
10) Dutch Olympiad Squad
11) Vienna Millennium tournament
12) Karpov interview translated by Martin Bennedik
13) From the pages of GM Ron Henley's Elista Diaries
14) US Open Press Release
15) Decin Open Tournament
16) European Youth Championships
17) IECG by Roberto Alvarez
18) 1996 World Open, Open Section
19) PCA WORLD CHESS RANKINGS
20) Danny Mozes Analyses

1)  Introduction
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My thanks to Otto Borik, Vadim Kaminsky, Luc Enderli, Li Riemersma,
Danny Mozes, Martin Pribyl, Rune Djurhuus, Carlos H. Taboada,
Karlheinz Zoechling, Martin Bennedik, Paul Hodges, Roberto Alvarez,
Jan Vavrak, Sam Sloan and Eugeni K. Grigorian. Thanks to many others
I've no doubt forgotten and apologies that some material didn't make
it into a very crowded issue this week.

The E-Mail system was replaced here this weekend and that lead to
some delays in material reaching me. The sheer number of games
was the main reason for the delay however.

With material already flooding in for next week I must call a halt
to this issue!

Hope you enjoy it.

Mark

GAMES SECTION
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TWIC94.PGN

Novgorod tournament				 9 games
SKA Tournament Biel				30 games
Credis Tournament Biel				12 games
Bad Homberg					 5 games
US Championships missing game			 1 game
SMITH & WILLIAMSON YOUNG MASTERS		66 games
Guiillermo Garcia In Memoriam Tournament	63 games

TWIC94DE.PGN

Decin Open Tournament

TWIC94EY.PGN

European Youth Championships Boys under 16.
European Youth Championships Boys under 18.
European Youth Championships Girls under 16.
European Youth Championships Girls under 18.
(I may put the games in for the other Championships
next week if there is enough interest.)

These sections are available at:

Pittsburgh ftp site. (ftp.pitt.edu, group/chess/NEWS)
(probably Monday)

and straight away at my www site -
http://www.brad.ac.uk/~mdcrowth/TWIC.html

(note this is tilda mdcrowth, some terminals display this
as a percent sign which won't work)

2)  Topalov victorious in the Lord Novgorod the Great Tournament
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Veselin Topalov won an extremely well contested 3rd Lord Novgorod the Great
International Tournament.

This victory will make up for his comparative failure in Dortmund a few
days before.

The only player to be truely disappointed with their result will be
Vladimir Kramnik. He will be the only player to lose rating points from the
event.

This is the 3rd event in the current series and Garry Kasparov, winner of
the previous two editions has confirmed that he will play next time.

Veselin Topalov resumed normal service at Novgorod. Undoubtabley the player
of the first half of the year he had a comparative failure in Dortmund
which was entirely due to losing three games in a row there. (they were all
exciting games, his uncompromising play, even when slightly below par cost
him points but surely won more supporters.) Here he was a little more solid
than in Dortmund and only lost one game (against Ivanchuk) whilst winning
3. He probably needs a rest to take stock of his achievements and ready
himself for further battles.

Second prize winner Vassily Ivanchuk had a patchy event. His loss to Judit
Polgar from a favourable position in round seemed to destabilise him for a
few days and he allowed a quick draw with white against Short and then
played a very dubious idea against Kramnik. He recovered well after the
last rest day to beat Veselin Topalov in a fine game and gained his revenge
over Judit Polgar in round 9. See Danny Mozes' analysis of his win against
Topalov.

Nigel Short knew that a level score would take his rating over 2700, he
appeared to be trying to do just that. What his play lacks in incisiveness
these days he more than makes up for with his great experience at playing
at the highest level. Another good result for him in Novgorod.

Boris Gelfand played another fairly solid tournament, he has great ambition
and is gradually recovering from his disappointment in the FIDE cycle a
year ago.

Vladimir Kramnik always gave the impression of being the strong player he
is. However he never quite managed to get into the run of things after his
loss in round 2 to Ivanchuk. He definitely plays much better when things
are going well and can get a little depressed after losses. Here he lost to
Ivanchuk, Topalov and Gelfand. A tournament to forget.

Judit Polgar has had a heavy tournament schedule over the last couple of
months. This has been prolonged exposure to the very best events, these
invitations will be very important to the development of her chess career.
She has without doubt proved that she is now one of the most mentally
strong players around, her standard of play does not fall with a loss and
in this tournament in common with many of her recent performances she has
recovered from bad starts. She has shown herself to be a tactically
fiercesome player. She will want to improve the soundness of her opening
repertoire and her technique which sometimes lets her down at this level of
play. I actually have little doubt that she will do so.

Round 8 (1996.07.29)

Ivanchuk, Vassily - Topalov, Veselin   1-0   34
Gelfand, Boris    - Kramnik, Vladimir  1-0   62
Polgar, Judit     - Short, Nigel D     1-0   58

Round 9 (1996.07.30)

Topalov, Veselin  - Gelfand, Boris     1/2   22
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Polgar, Judit      1-0   42
Kramnik, Vladimir - Short, Nigel D     1/2   59

Round 10 (1996.07.31)

Short, Nigel D    - Topalov, Veselin   1/2   47
Gelfand, Boris    - Ivanchuk, Vassily  1/2   32
Polgar, Judit     - Kramnik, Vladimir  1/2   20

Novgorod (RUS), VII 1996.                    cat. XIX (2712)
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                                 1  2  3  4  5  6
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1 Topalov, Veselin   g BUL 2750 ** =0 == == =1 11  6.0  2776
2 Ivanchuk, Vassily  g UKR 2730 =1 ** == == 10 01  5.5  2744
3 Short, Nigel D     g ENG 2695 == == ** =1 == =0  5.0  2715
4 Gelfand, Boris     g BLR 2665 == == =0 ** =1 =0  4.5  2685
5 Kramnik, Vladimir  g RUS 2765 =0 01 == =0 ** 1=  4.5  2665
6 Polgar, Judit      g HUN 2665 00 10 =1 =1 0= **  4.5  2685
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3)  International Chess Tournament in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
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My thanks to Luc Enderli who in spite of being mid house removal
provided many of the games from the event. Also to the Biel
news service which covered the event every day on the internet.
I will round up the results of the other tournaments next week.

SKA Masters
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Karpov wins the SKA Masters tournament from Vadim Milov.
For a long time it looked as though Jaan Ehlvest would
score a fine victory in the SKA Masters however he
lost to Oleg Romanishin in the penultimate round. Karpov
started slowly and only took the lead at the end of the
tournament. This is also a fine result for Vadim Milov who
was in challenging distance for most of the event.


Round 5 (1996.07.27)

Almasi, Zoltan       - Romanishin, Oleg M    1/2   47
Andersson, Ulf       - Miles, Anthony J      1/2   13
Glek, Igor V         - Milov, Vadim          0-1   48
Lautier, Joel        - Portisch, Lajos       1/2   42
Tukmakov, Vladimir B - Ehlvest, Jaan         0-1   46
Onischuk, Alexander  - Karpov, Anatoly       0-1   33

Round 6 (1996.07.28)

Karpov, Anatoly      - Tukmakov, Vladimir B  1/2   67
Milov, Vadim         - Onischuk, Alexander   1/2   46
Lautier, Joel        - Almasi, Zoltan        1/2   47
Portisch, Lajos      - Ehlvest, Jaan         0-1   77
Romanishin, Oleg M   - Andersson, Ulf        0-1   19
Miles, Anthony J     - Glek, Igor V          0-1   38

Round 7 (1996.07.29)

Ehlvest, Jaan        - Karpov, Anatoly       1/2   14
Almasi, Zoltan       - Portisch, Lajos       0-1   51
Andersson, Ulf       - Lautier, Joel         1-0   36
Glek, Igor V         - Romanishin, Oleg M    1-0   17
Tukmakov, Vladimir B - Milov, Vadim          1/2   63
Onischuk, Alexander  - Miles, Anthony J      1-0   47

Round 8 (1996.07.30)

Milov, Vadim         - Ehlvest, Jaan         1/2   15
Almasi, Zoltan       - Andersson, Ulf        1-0   42
Lautier, Joel        - Glek, Igor V          1/2   34
Portisch, Lajos      - Karpov, Anatoly       0-1   20
Romanishin, Oleg M   - Onischuk, Alexander   1/2   77
Miles, Anthony J     - Tukmakov, Vladimir B  1-0   67

Round 9 (1996.08.01)

Karpov, Anatoly      - Milov, Vadim          1/2   50
Ehlvest, Jaan        - Miles, Anthony J      1-0   38
Andersson, Ulf       - Portisch, Lajos       1/2   48
Glek, Igor V         - Almasi, Zoltan        1/2   26
Tukmakov, Vladimir B - Romanishin, Oleg M    1-0   48
Onischuk, Alexander  - Lautier, Joel         0-1   47

Round 10 (1996.08.02)

Almasi, Zoltan       - Onischuk, Alexander   1-0    1
Andersson, Ulf       - Glek, Igor V          1/2    1
Lautier, Joel        - Tukmakov, Vladimir B  1-0    1
Portisch, Lajos      - Milov, Vadim          0-1    1
Romanishin, Oleg M   - Ehlvest, Jaan         1-0    1
Miles, Anthony J     - Karpov, Anatoly       1/2    1

Round 11 (1996.08.03)

Karpov, Anatoly      - Romanishin, Oleg M    1-0    1
Milov, Vadim         - Miles, Anthony J      1-0    1
Ehlvest, Jaan        - Lautier, Joel         1/2    1
Glek, Igor V         - Portisch, Lajos       1/2    1
Tukmakov, Vladimir B - Almasi, Zoltan        1/2    1
Onischuk, Alexander  - Andersson, Ulf        1/2    1


Biel SUI (SUI), VII-VIII 1996.                          cat. XVI (2630)
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                                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2             S-B
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 1 Karpov, Anatoly       g RUS 2775  * = = = 1 = = 1 = 1 1 =  7.5  2749 (38.50)
 2 Milov, Vadim          g SUI 2565  = * = 0 = 1 1 1 = 1 = 1  7.5  2768 (38.25)
 3 Ehlvest, Jaan         g EST 2660  = = * = = = 1 1 1 0 = 1  7.0  2728
 4 Andersson, Ulf        g SWE 2640  = 1 = * 0 1 = = 0 1 = =  6.0  2664 (33.25)
 5 Almasi, Zoltan        g HUN 2655  0 = = 1 * = = 0 = = 1 1  6.0  2663 (29.75)
 6 Lautier, Joel         g FRA 2620  = 0 = 0 = * = = 1 = 1 1  6.0  2666 (28.75)
 7 Glek, Igor V          g RUS 2670  = 0 0 = = = * = = 1 1 1  6.0  2661 (27.75)
 8 Portisch, Lajos       g HUN 2600  0 0 0 = 1 = = * 1 = 1 =  5.5  2632
 9 Tukmakov, Vladimir B  g UKR 2580  = = 0 1 = 0 = 0 * 1 = 0  4.5  2569
10 Romanishin, Oleg M    g UKR 2555  0 0 1 0 = = 0 = 0 * = =  3.5  2503 (19.00)
11 Onischuk, Alexander   g UKR 2605  0 = = = 0 0 0 0 = = * 1  3.5  2498 (17.25)
12 Miles, Anthony J      g ENG 2630  = 0 0 = 0 0 0 = 1 = 0 *  3.0  2454
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Credis Tournament
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In the Credis tournament a solid start by Ian Rogers was
just the quiet before the storm, he proceeded to demolish
the field for a 2729 performance. This will probably get
an invitation to the SKA next year and will be a popular
victory. He plays (if memory serves) in a Category 14 event
later in the month.

Round 1 (1996.07.22)

Rogers, Ian          - Lutz, Christopher     1/2   36
Gallagher, Joseph G  - Zueger, Beat          1/2   29
Landenbergue, Claude - Sutovskij, Emil       1/2   38
Kelecevic, Nedeljko  - Peptan, Corina        0-1   47
Casagrande, Harald   - Campora, Daniel H     0-1   32
Gerber, Richard      - Pelletier, Yannick    0-1   41

Round 2 (1996.07.23)

Lutz, Christopher    - Landenbergue, Claude  1/2   31
Peptan, Corina       - Casagrande, Harald    1/2   56
Pelletier, Yannick   - Sutovskij, Emil       0-1   48
Zueger, Beat         - Kelecevic, Nedeljko   1/2   66
Campora, Daniel H    - Rogers, Ian           1/2   49
Gerber, Richard      - Gallagher, Joseph G   1/2   59

Round 3 (1996.07.24)

Rogers, Ian          - Peptan, Corina        1-0   27
Gallagher, Joseph G  - Pelletier, Yannick    1-0   75
Landenbergue, Claude - Campora, Daniel H     1-0   35
Sutovskij, Emil      - Lutz, Christopher     0-1   66
Kelecevic, Nedeljko  - Gerber, Richard       1/2   27
Casagrande, Harald   - Zueger, Beat          1-0   25

Round 4 (1996.07.26)

Peptan, Corina       - Landenbergue, Claude  1-0   54
Gallagher, Joseph G  - Kelecevic, Nedeljko   1/2   44
Pelletier, Yannick   - Lutz, Christopher     0-1   48
Zueger, Beat         - Rogers, Ian           1/2   15
Campora, Daniel H    - Sutovskij, Emil       1-0   30
Gerber, Richard      - Casagrande, Harald    0-1   40

Round 5 (1996.07.27)

Rogers, Ian          - Gerber, Richard       1-0    1
Lutz, Christopher    - Campora, Daniel H     1/2    1
Landenbergue, Claude - Zueger, Beat          1/2    1
Sutovskij, Emil      - Peptan, Corina        1/2    1
Kelecevic, Nedeljko  - Pelletier, Yannick    1/2    1
Casagrande, Harald   - Gallagher, Joseph G   0-1    1

Round 6 (1996.07.28)

Peptan, Corina       - Lutz, Christopher     1/2    1
Gallagher, Joseph G  - Rogers, Ian           0-1    1
Pelletier, Yannick   - Campora, Daniel H     1-0    1
Zueger, Beat         - Sutovskij, Emil       1/2    1
Kelecevic, Nedeljko  - Casagrande, Harald    1-0    1
Gerber, Richard      - Landenbergue, Claude  0-1    1

Round 7 (1996.07.29)

Rogers, Ian          - Kelecevic, Nedeljko   1/2    1
Lutz, Christopher    - Zueger, Beat          1/2    1
Landenbergue, Claude - Gallagher, Joseph G   1/2    1
Sutovskij, Emil      - Gerber, Richard       1/2    1
Campora, Daniel H    - Peptan, Corina        0-1    1
Casagrande, Harald   - Pelletier, Yannick    0-1    1

Round 8 (1996.07.30)

Gallagher, Joseph G  - Sutovskij, Emil       1/2    1
Pelletier, Yannick   - Peptan, Corina        1/2    1
Zueger, Beat         - Campora, Daniel H     1/2    1
Kelecevic, Nedeljko  - Landenbergue, Claude  1/2    1
Casagrande, Harald   - Rogers, Ian           0-1    1
Gerber, Richard      - Lutz, Christopher     0-1    1

Round 9 (1996.08.01)

Rogers, Ian          - Pelletier, Yannick    1-0    1
Lutz, Christopher    - Gallagher, Joseph G   1/2    1
Peptan, Corina       - Zueger, Beat          1/2    1
Landenbergue, Claude - Casagrande, Harald    1/2    1
Sutovskij, Emil      - Kelecevic, Nedeljko   1-0    1
Campora, Daniel H    - Gerber, Richard       0-1    1

Round 10 (1996.08.02)

Rogers, Ian          - Landenbergue, Claude  1-0    1
Gallagher, Joseph G  - Campora, Daniel H     1/2    1
Pelletier, Yannick   - Zueger, Beat          1-0    1
Kelecevic, Nedeljko  - Lutz, Christopher     1/2    1
Casagrande, Harald   - Sutovskij, Emil       0-1    1
Gerber, Richard      - Peptan, Corina        0-1    1

Round 11 (1996.08.03)

Lutz, Christopher    - Casagrande, Harald    1-0    1
Peptan, Corina       - Gallagher, Joseph G   1/2    1
Landenbergue, Claude - Pelletier, Yannick    1/2    1
Sutovskij, Emil      - Rogers, Ian           0-1    1
Zueger, Beat         - Gerber, Richard       1-0    *
Campora, Daniel H    - Kelecevic, Nedeljko   1-0    1


Biel SUI (SUI), VII-VIII 1996.                            cat. X (2477)
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                                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
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 1 Rogers, Ian           g AUS 2575  * = 1 1 1 1 1 = = = 1 1  9.0  2729
 2 Lutz, Christopher     g GER 2565  = * = = = 1 1 = = = 1 1  7.5  2601
 3 Peptan, Corina       wg ROM 2395  0 = * = 1 = = = 1 1 = 1  7.0  2586
 4 Gallagher, Joseph G   g SUI 2530  0 = = * = = 1 = = = 1 =  6.0  2507
 5 Landenbergue, Claude  m SUI 2410  0 = 0 = * = = = 1 = = 1  5.5  2482
 6 Sutovskij, Emil       m ISR 2565  0 0 = = = * 1 = 0 1 1 =  5.5  2468
 7 Pelletier, Yannick    m SUI 2440  0 0 = 0 = 0 * 1 1 = 1 1  5.5  2480
 8 Zueger, Beat          m SUI 2460  = = = = = = 0 * = = 0 1  5.0  2442
 9 Campora, Daniel H     g ARG 2545  = = 0 = 0 1 0 = * 1 1 0  5.0  2434
10 Kelecevic, Nedeljko   m BIH 2475  = = 0 = = 0 = = 0 * 1 =  4.5  2411
11 Casagrande, Harald    m AUT 2365  0 0 = 0 = 0 0 1 0 0 * 1  3.0  2311
12 Gerber, Richard       f SUI 2395  0 0 0 = 0 = 0 0 1 = 0 *  2.5  2273
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* Zueger-Gerber was given as a draw on the www page but this didn't
agree with the crosstable.



4)  Park-Hotel Bad Homburg International Tournament.
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Boris Alterman and Christian Gabriel shared first in the Park-Hotel
Bad Homburg Tournament in Germany. My thanks to Otto Borik for the
games from this event. Gabriel scored a GM Norm.

Probably the greatest point of interest of the tournament, certainly
judging from the Mail I have received is the participation of Sergei
Movsesian the 17 year old whose International rating has grown to
2635 in the July list.

Martin Pribyl gives some background:

Sergei lives in Pardubice (100.000 inhabitants) in the Eastern Bohemia.
His father works in a chemical factory which is world known for its
'Semtex' products. They have been living here since 1994 I think. He has
one younger brother, speaks very good Czech and English. One year ago he
worked together with IM Jan Votava on his chess. This cooperation
brought great benefit for the both players. Sergey has fulfilled 2 GM
norms: in Zlin (CZE) 10th category tournament in August 1995 and in
Lazne Bohdanec (CZE) (10 kms from Pardubice) also 10th category in
January 1996. Jan Votava has now also two GM norms: one from FST
Budapest 1995 and the second from the Czech Republic championship in
Turnov, June 1996. Votava's rating now is 2545, one year ago he had
2440.

Sergey comes from Tbilisi, Georgia. His parents are however both Armenians
and since January 1996 he has played for Armenia. In June he played Armenian
Championship, his result was not so good (5th place) and it is not clear
if he will play in the Armenian team on the olympiad. His rating is
2635, but he has no experience against strong players. He wants to play
for Armenia only if he could be on the first four boards. The first
board of the second Armenian team (youth team) was not acceptable to him.

He has won many open tournaments in the Czech Republic during last two
years. He played in the Czech Extraliga for Kolin (50 kms from Prague),
in the new League 96/97 which starts in October he will perhaps play for
Pardubice. Pardubice won 1st Czech League 95/96 and qualified for the
Extraliga this year. He plays also in Slovakia for Martin and in Germany
2nd League for Berlin, I think.

It is unclear to me why he is not playing for the Czech Republic, perhaps
due to the very bad situation within the Federation of the Czech Republic.
I myself 'fight' against many uncompetent people from the Czech Federation
(two years ago I fulfilled last IM norm requirement but nothing has happened
about it...).

Round 9 (1996.07.28)

Alterman, Boris    - Boensch, Uwe        1/2    9  A13  English; 1.c4
Polgar, Sofia      - Unzicker, Wolfgang  1/2   29  C83  Ruy Lopez
Slobodjan, Roman   - Movsesian, Sergei   1-0   91  B30  Sicilian
Bezold, Michael    - Gabriel, Christian  1/2   18  D36  Queen's gambit
Stangl, Markus     - Hug, Werner         1/2   77  E60  Kings indian

Bad Homburg (GER), VII 1996.                      cat. XII (2528)
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                                   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
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 1 Alterman, Boris     g ISR 2590  * = = = 1 = 1 = 1 =  6.0  2646 25.75
 2 Gabriel, Christian  m GER 2565  = * = = = = = 1 1 1  6.0  2648 25.25
 3 Polgar, Sofia       m HUN 2480  = = * 1 0 = = 0 1 =  4.5  2533 20.25
 4 Slobodjan, Roman    m GER 2520  = = 0 * 1 = 0 1 = =  4.5  2528 20.25
 5 Movsesian, Sergei   m ARM 2635  0 = 1 0 * = 1 = = =  4.5  2516 19.25
 6 Boensch, Uwe        g GER 2525  = = = = = * 0 = = =  4.0  2485 18.50
 7 Bezold, Michael     m GER 2495  0 = = 1 0 1 * = 0 =  4.0  2488 17.50
 8 Hug, Werner         m SUI 2445  = 0 1 0 = = = * = =  4.0  2494 17.50
 9 Stangl, Markus      g GER 2565  0 0 0 = = = 1 = * 1  4.0  2480 16.00
10 Unzicker, Wolfgang  g GER 2460  = 0 = = = = = = 0 *  3.5  2455
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5) SMITH & WILLIAMSON YOUNG MASTERS
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IM Matthew Turner took first place with a last round victory after
IM Jacob Stisis from Israel could only draw his last round game.

Twelve year old Luke McShane just failed to make his first IM
norm after a marathon 7.5hr  drawn game with Mark Quinn of
Ireland in the last round.  Both players needed to win in
order to get the IM norm.

Final Scores:

Round 11 (1996.08.02)

Turner, Matthew - Bates, Richard   1-0   24  B50  Sicilian
Polak, Tomas    - Hunt, Harriet    1/2   25  B22  Sicilian; Alapin (2.c3)
Quinn, Mark     - McShane, Luke J  1/2   98  E81  Kings indian; Saemisch
Ansell, Simon   - Sylvan, Jacob    1-0   28  C50  Gioci piano
Rizouk, Ryad    - Stisis, Yaacov   1/2   82  B53  Sicilian
Rotman, Daniel  - Williams, Simon  0-1   37  C01  French; Exchange


Witley (ENG), VII-VIII 1996.                         cat. V (2365)
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                                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
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 1 Turner, Matthew  m ENG 2425  * 1 = 1 1 1 = = = = 1 =  8.0  2535
 2 Stisis, Yaacov   m ISR 2365  0 * = 0 1 1 = 1 1 1 = 1  7.5  2498
 3 Polak, Tomas     m CZE 2445  = = * = = = 1 1 = = = 1  7.0  2460
 4 McShane, Luke J  f ENG 2385  0 1 = * = 0 0 = 1 1 1 1  6.5  2428
 5 Quinn, Mark      f IRL 2350  0 0 = = * = = = 1 1 1 1  6.5  2431
 6 Ansell, Simon      ENG 2420  0 0 = 1 = * 1 1 0 = = 1  6.0  2396
 7 Rizouk, Ryad     f ALG 2385  = = 0 1 = 0 * 0 = = 1 =  5.0  2327
 8 Williams, Simon  f ENG 2350  = 0 0 = = 0 1 * 0 1 = 1  5.0  2330
 9 Hunt, Harriet   wm ENG 2315  = 0 = 0 0 1 = 1 * 0 = =  4.5  2305
10 Rotman, Daniel     ISR 2345  = 0 = 0 0 = = 0 1 * 1 =  4.5  2302
11 Bates, Richard     ENG 2315  0 = = 0 0 = 0 = = 0 * =  3.0  2195
12 Sylvan, Jacob      DEN 2285  = 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 = = = *  2.5  2161
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6) Letter by Denis J. Barry complaining to FIDE that Kamsky hasn't been paid.
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Kirsan Iljumzhinov
c/o FIDE Secretariat
CH-1000 P.O. Box 166
Lausanne 4, Switzerland
[phone number not shown]
July 28th 1996

Mr. President,

Congratulations on the successful completion of the World Championship Match.
The chess world eagerly watched the match on the Internet.  The interest in
chess has soared to new heights.

Mr. Kamsky has expressed his concern that FIDE has not as yet paid him his part
of the prize fund, (562,500 US dollars.)  According to the contract, the prize
fund will be paid not later than 10 days after the closing ceremony of the
match, which was conducted on the 13th day of July.

I quote the contract "The prize fund is a fund, guaranteed by his Excellency
Mr. Kirsan Nikolaevich Iljumzhinov as the President of the Kalmyk Republic and
as the FIDE President."

Mr. President, please look into this matter and expedite the payment to Mr.
Kamsky.  We would certainly appreciate your immediate response that the matter
has been taken care of.  I'm sure you will agree that the reputation of FIDE
would be tarnished if the contract was not honored.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
Denis J. Barry

c.c Willy Iclicki [phone number not shown]

7) Gausdal International, 26 Jul - 02 Aug 1996
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Rune Djurhuus reports the final results of this event.

There are ten games on the first of these URL of Rune's.

http://www.ifi.uio.no/~runed/turneringer.html
(Norwegian Tournaments, results and games)

http://www.ifi.uio.no/~runed/sjakk.html
(My chess page - main index)

http://www.ifi.uio.no/~runed/arnold96.html
(Arnold J. Eikre

gives more details.

Final ranking after 9 rounds:

1.  GM  Stefansson, Hannes      ISL     2560    6.5     50.5
2.  GM  Har-Zvi, Ronen          ISR     2495    6.5     49.0
3.  GM  Jansa, Vlastimil        CZE     2490    6.5     49.0
4.      Pedersen, Jan           DEN     2335    6.5     47.0
5.  GM  Rausis, Igors           LAT     2495    6.0     49.0
6.  GM  Ivanov, Mikhail         RUS     2465    5.5     50.0
7.      Pedersen, Daniel V      DEN     2330    5.5     47.0
8.      Schneider, Stefan       SWE     2230    5.5     43.5
9.      Henriksen, Geir Ivar    NOR     2235    5.5     43.0
10. GM  Westerinen, Heikki      FIN     2430    5.0     48.5
11. FM  Behrhorst, Frank        GER     2240    5.0     44.0
12.     Tonning, Erik           NOR     2205    5.0     42.0
13.     Thorgersen, Trond M     NOR             5.0     42.0
14.     Jensen, Jacob Bjerre    DEN     2180    5.0     41.5
15.     Johansen, Terje         NOR     2375    5.0     38.5
16.     Lindgren, Fredrik       SWE     2205    5.0     37.5
17.     Myhrvold, Rune          NOR     2270    4.5     43.0
18.     Husted, Peter           DEN     2160    4.5     42.5
19.     Engelbert, Chirstopher  GER     2275    4.5     38.5
20.     Johansen, Arild         NOR     2155    4.5     38.0
21.     Hellstrxm, Eke          SWE     2170    4.5     36.5
22.     Skare, Karl Andre       NOR             4.5     30.5
23.     Rxrvik, Jon F           NOR     2180    4.0     44.5
24. FM  Bergstrxm, Rolf         SWE     2305    4.0     40.0
25. FM  Schmitz, Manuela        GER     2065    4.0     37.0
26.     Schmitz, Andreas        GER     2115    4.0     35.5
27.     Engstrxm, Staffan       SWE             4.0     35.0
28.     Getta, Markus           GER     2060    3.5     45.0
29.     Neubauer, Sigurd        NOR             3.5     38.0
30.     Finjord, Ingjald        NOR             3.5     35.0
31.     Bokelmann, Jake         GER     2095    3.5     32.5
32.     Abootorahi, Roza        NOR             3.5     32.0
33.     Gatland, Erling         NOR             2.5     34.5
34.     Wicklund-Hansen, RichardNOR             2.5     33.0
35.     Gaasland, Glenn         NOR             2.0     33.0
36.     Engbreten, Stein E.     NOR             1.5     32.0

(36 players)


8) Guiillermo Garcia In Memoriam. 1996    June. Cat IX  (2454)
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Carlos H. Taboada reports on the Memorial Guillermo Garcia Tournament
held in Santa Clara city, central province of Cuba. An all play all
14 player tournament.
The winner: GM Walter Arencibia CUB. The Ecuadorian IM Carlos Matamoros
get the final Norm of GM.

Country  Tit  W   L   D   Total

1  Arencibia, W.        CUB     g   6   1   6    9.0
2  Matamoros, C.        ECU     m   5   1   7    8.5
3  Nogueiras, J.        CUB     g   3   0  10    8.0
4  Zapata, A.           COL     g   5   3   5    7.5
5  Becerra, J.          CUB     m   3   2   8    7.0
6  Garcia, Gid.         COL     g   3   2   8    7.0
7  Schussler, H.        SWEDEN  g   1   1  11    6.5
8  Herrera, I.          CUB     m   2   2   9    6.5
9  Pupo, E.             CUB     m   1   1  11    6.5
10 Pecorelli, H.        CUB     m   2   2   9    6.5
11 Andonovski, L.       MAC     f   2   5   6    5.0
12 De la Paz, F         CUB     f   2   6   5    4.5
13 Gonzalez, Renier     CUB     f   0   4   9    4.5
14 Perez, Rodney        CUB     f   0   5   8    4.0
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9) News from the Czech Republic by Martin Pribyl.
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The nominations for the Czech Olympiad side:

Czech Republic - men:
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Hracek, Zbynek       g CZE 2625  09.09.70
Babula, Vlastimil    m CZE 2545  02.10.73 (2 GM norms)
Votava, Jan          m CZE 2545  29.11.74 (2 GM norms)
Mokry, Karel         g CZE 2505  07.02.59
Blatny, Pavel        g CZE 2490  22.06.68
Haba, Petr           m CZE 2485  06.01.65 (1 GM norm)

Captain:
Smejkal, Jan         g CZE 2500  22.03.46

They all should play. This is the best possible nomination. Smejkal is
the non-playing captain (for the first time), but maybe it should be
better if he would play (in Moscow 94 he played board 1 with +2 or so).
GM Vlastimil Jansa works in Luxembourg as the national trainer.

Czech Republic - women:
-----------------------
Krupkova, Petra      m CZE 2325  23.04.76
Saljova, Silvie      m CZE 2240  03.10.75
Ptacnikova, Lenka    m CZE 2210  16.01.76
Svobodova, Michaela    CZE 2175  13.11.66

Captain:
Vokac, Marek         m CZE 2470  06.12.58

The women nomination is not the best what Czech Republic has. GM Eliska
Klimova-Richtrova 2315 (01.07.59), WIM Martina Holoubkova 2320
(26.04.75) and WIM Jana Hajkova-Maskova 2255 (26.05.64) will not play.
Women captain will be IM Marek Vokac. In the last Moscow 1994 Olympiad
he was active as the captain of the men team.

10) Dutch Olympiad Squad
---------------------

Subject to confirmation of the invitee the Dutch team for the Yerevan
Olympiad will be:

Jan Timman, Loek van Wely, Paul van der Sterren, John van der
Wiel, Friso Nijboer and, as playing captain, Genna Sosonko.

The Dutch ladies team will consist of:

Annemarie Benschop,Erika Sziva, Marisca Kouwenhoven and Esther de Kleuver.

IGM Roberto Cifuentes will accompany them as their captain.

11) Vienna Millennium tournament
----------------------------

Millennium Chess Festival Vienna
9th to 17th of August 1996

On our Internet page on http://www.xpoint.at/schach/open.htm you will
daily get informed on what's going on.

Here is an overview of the most interesting events.

The festival's flagship is a
cat 18 GM tournament with the following participants:

Anatoly Karpov    RUS 2775
Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2765
Veselin Topalov   BUL 2750
Alexei Shirov     ESP 2685
Boris Gelfand     BLR 2665
Judit Polgar      HUN  2665
Artur Yusupov    GER  2665
Jaan Ehlvest     EST  2660
Victor Korchnoi  SUI  2635
Peter Leko       HUN 2630

7 Open tournaments separated by Elo rating will be played at the Festival.
81 players have registered for Open 1 (above ELO 2400 and invited
Austrians). The rating average will be 2504 which makes it the strongest 9
Round Swiss Open Event at such a huge starting field we have ever heard
of.

Open 1 for players rated 2400+
starting list

1  Glek         Igor      2670   RUS
2  Bareev       Evgeny    2655   RUS
3  Almasi       Zoltan    2655   HUN
4  Dreev        Alexey    2645   RUS
5  Khalifman    Alexander 2640   RUS
6  Smirin       Ilia      2625   ISR
7  Chernin      Alexander 2620   HUN
8  Epishin      Vladimir  2620   RUS
9  Tkachiev     Vladislav 2620   KAZ
10 Dautov       Rustem    2615   GER
11 Ftacnik      Lubomir   2610   CZE
12 Onischuk     Alexander 2605   UKR
13 Hickl        Joerg       2600   GER
14 Komarov      Dimitrij  2595   UKR
15 Lputjan      Smbat     2595   ARM
16 Psakhis      Lev       2590   ISR
17 Zvjaginsev   Vadim     2590   RUS
18 Lerner       Konstant. 2580   UKR
19 Savchenko    Stanislav 2580   UKR
20 Huzman       Alexander 2575   ISR
21 Landa        Konstant. 2570   RUS
22 Beim         Valery    2570   ISR
23 Lutz         Christ.   2565   GER
24 Hertneck     Gerald    2565   GER
25 Kengis       Edwins    2560   LAT
26 Godena       Michele   2550   ITA
27 Baburin      Alexander 2545   IRL
28 Maksimenko   Andrei    2545   UKR
29 Ibragimov    Ilda      2545   RUS
30 Palac        Mladen    2540   CRO
31 Sveshnikov   Evgeny    2535   RUS
32 Chekhov      Waleri    2535   RUS
33 Kveinys      Aloizias  2530   LTU
34 Adorjan      Andras    2530   HUN
35 Horvath      Csaba     2530   HUN
36 Kindermann   Stefan    2530   GER
37 Wojtkiewic   Aleksan.  2525   POL
38 Teske        Henrik    2520   GER
39 Farago       Ivan      2515   HUN
40 Horvath      Jozsef    2515   HUN
41 Lau          Ralf      2510   GER
42 Stanec       Nikolaus  2505   AUT
43 Lugovoi      Alexei    2500   RUS
44 Tischbierek  Raj       2500   GER
45 Pavasovic    Dusko     2495   SLO
46 Blatny       Pavel     2490   CZE
47 Gyimesi      Zoltan    2480   HUN
48 Galliamova   Alisa     2475   RUS
49 Rothstein    Arkadij   2475   UKR
50 Paehtz     Thomas    2475   GER
51 Ruck         Robert    2465   HUN
52 Henley       Ron       2465   USA
53 Zueger     Beat      2460   SUI
54 Podgaets     Michail   2460   UKR
55 Raetsky      Alexander 2455   RUS
56 Milov        Leonid    2455   UKR
57 Danailov     Silvio    2455   BUL
58 Seul         Georg     2445   GER
59 Sotnikov     Igor      2445   RUS
60 Barle        Janez     2445   SLO
61 Polak        Tomas     2445   CZE
62 Hall         Jesper    2430   SWE
63 Almasi       Istvan    2425   HUN
64 Marinelli    Tullio    2425   ITA
65 Schneider    Bernd     2420   GER
66 Tratar       Marko     2420   SLO
67 Brendel      Oliver    2420   GER
68 Lechtynsky   Jiri      2415   CZE
69 Zude         Arno      2410   GER
70 Lamprecht    Frank     2410   GER
71 Sjodahl      Pontus    2405   SWE
72 v.d. Vorm    Teun      2405   NED
73 Pourtov      Andrey    2400   RUS
74 v.d. Werf    Mark      2400   NED
75 Mahdy        Khaled    2390   AUT
76 Schroll      Gerhard   2380   AUT
77 Gaertner   Guntram   2380   AUT
78 Schlosser    Michael   2380   AUT
79 Danner       Georg     2375   AUT
80 Wittmann     Walter    2370   AUT
81 Lehner       Oliver    2320   AUT

rating average = 2504

bye,
Karlheinz Zoechling khzoech@xpoint.at

12) Karpov interview translated by Martin Bennedik
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"Now it is Kasparovs move"

Karpov does not fear his rival

After defending his Fide-Worldchampionship-title Anatoli Karpov is
ready for a match against PCA-Worldchampion Garri Kasparow. The russian
is playing in Biel at this time and he is very open to the media.

Q:Anatoli Karpov, when will the since 1993 lasting era with
two worldchampions be ended?

A:There are no details about a worldchampionship match between me and
Garri Karsparow now. We only spoke about a worlchampionship-match in
general. But there is nothing clear yet. While I was defending my title
against Kamski, Kasparow said that I was afraid of him. But that only motivated
me to clearly beat Kamski, of course. Then he said, that he is interested
in a worldchampionship fight against me. So I said after the match in Elista,
that there are no obstacles. Then again Kasparow said on a press conference
in Geneva, that he was not informed.

Q:Will there be a match in this year?

A:No, impossible. Not earlier than the beginning of 1997.

Q:How many rounds will be played?

A:That is not so important for me, 16 or 20 games make sense.

Q:With adjourned games?

A:I think in matches with adjournments like in Elista the quality of
the games increases substantially. But with or without adjourned games
is of no importance for me. Fischers idea is clever. Every move played
results in a time bonus. So you get rid of the adjourned games.

Q:So you are 100 percent willing to play a match against Kasparow?

A:Yes, I will be ready for a fight. Now it is Kasparovs move.

Q:Even if there will be a 20-rounds tournament with, say 6 players?

A:Why not?

Q:Are you also going for personal talks with Kasparov?

A:No, therfore we have our go betweens.

Q: Who is your favorite for the FIDE presidential elections in September
during the olympiad in Erewan?

A:The Brazilian candidate Jaime Sunny-Neto is my friend, but he is
not the right man.

Q:Why?

A:He does not have the right connections even in his own country.

Q:And the Frenchman Bachar Kouatly?

A:Kouatly is much better. He organized a lot of tournaments for example
the Worldchampionship 1990 in Lyon.

Q:And the ruling president, the Kalmyck Kirsan Iljumschinow?

A:I think it will be the best for chess, if Iljumschinow stays.
But it is important, that the FIDE team is reduced from 7 or 8
to a maximum of 5 persons. Then the choice of the president is no longer
so important, because the whole FIDE team becomes more important.

Q:I In Elista you were working not only as a player but also as a
journalist. Why?

A:I think it is better when the players are writing what they were thinking
during the game instead of others thinking about what we should have
thought. But the work was done by one of my seconds, Ron Henley.
I only helped him.

(interview Peter Hammer) with Tages Anzeiger.

Incidently Karpov's publisher's sent me this for use in TWIC
which segues in very neatly! It comes from Paul Hodges
and comes for a bok which has a working title of "Elista Diaries:
Karpov-Kamsky 1996" but does not solely deal with games from this
match - Karpov is primary author (having deeply annotated some
three dozen games so far).

Other books:

Karpov v Kamsky World Championship 1996 et al. by Byron Jacobs.
Tournament Chess Publications. 34 pages. UK pounds 4-99 OR $7-95.
(Available from Chess and Bridge, Chess Digest etc) 

A book in the trends format. All the games from the match presented without notes. Two or three diagrams per game. A nice set of tables of the World Championship matches since Steinitz-Zukertort. However it does exclude the two PCA matches. and the Karpov & Kamsky electronic book produced by ChessTreasure (http://www.netvision.net.il/~ChessTreasure) $34.99 which has the games deeply annotated along with various statistics and games collections surrounding the match. 13) From the pages of GM Ron Henley's Elista Diaries ------------------------------------------------ For me personally the match really started May 5, 1996 when I left my home in New York, and boarded KLM Flight 644 to Amsterdam, which connected with Flight 267 to Rome. At that time I didn't know where the World Championship Match would take place, but I packed for a long trip, with the hope and conviction in my heart that when I returned home Anatoly Karpov would have successfully defended his World Championship title. We were still hearing rumors about playing in Baghdad, but I was used to this type of speculation by now. For one and a half years, since the semi-finals finished in Sanghi Nagar (February 1995) we had heard various rumors about where the match would take place. When Anatoly visited me in New York in late March he said, "We will have a three week training camp in Italy during May, and then we will go play the match." I didn't press the question of where we would go play, as I figured if I needed to know he would tell me. Also there was the likely possibility that several bids were in the air. At that time, Montreal, Canada seemed the most likely venue. During his previous visit to New York, Anatoly had flown up to "La Belle Province" to attend a Canadiens-Maple Leafs hockey game (Tolya jokingly remarked that he was responsible for ending Montreal's early-season losing streak), and spent the weekend with potential sponsors. The Province of Quebec has a very active program for children, where chess is a subject available in schools. Against this backdrop, it is interesting to look at our relations with the Kamskys. During the first six months relations were quite good, as both parties had a common goal of arranging the match. In fact during one visit to New York, Anatoly and I spent a wonderful evening in Brighton Beach, at the Kamsky home enjoying their hospitality. We ate a wonderful meal prepared by Bella (Gata's stepmother), had drinks, and went for a stroll together on the boardwalk. Later the Kamskys invited a few of my friends and I for dinner to thank me for helping them in Sanghi Nagar. Much to my surprise, they presented me with a beautiful (and clearly expensive) sandalwood chess set from India! During these visits, I grew to respect the Kamskys as hard working, family-oriented people. Nobody has given them a free ride, and they have earned everything they have through sheer hard work. The whole family is devoted to Gata's success. When Gata first came to the US, Bella would read the chess books for him. Now of course Gata speaks perfect English himself. Thus it was with a sense of betrayal that I first heard stories about Rustam claiming Anatoly was to blame for the match not taking place. Of course this was absolute nonsense, as Anatoly was fighting many political battles in FIDE, and constantly meeting with potential sponsors. I can also say, that Rustam's behavior during previous events, was no big attraction or incentive to potential sponsors. I myself understand that he lives and dies with Gata's success. This is why even the slightest perception on his part that Gata is at a disadvantage, will cause him to overreact. Thus his behavior is over-protective, seemingly bordering on paranoia. The problems arise when his behavior tramples on the rights of others, as it often does. As for Gata himself, his chess playing strength has undoubtedly benefited from having someone take care of everything so he could stay focused on chess itself. In a very short time, he has established himself as America's best player since the glory days of Bobby Fischer. But at some point, Gata needs to accept responsibility and speak his own mind. As Viktor Korchnoi once said, "I eventually found it was necessary to grow as a person, before I could further improve at chess." Here of course I am referring to the Protest filed by the Kamskys during the first half of the match where they accused Karpov of receiving help from computer programs. The protest was signed by Rustam and Gata. As a Grandmaster myself, I have to ask Gata in all seriousness - "Do you really believe in your heart of hearts that Anatoly was getting help from computers during the match?" Any decent computer program in the world would take about three seconds to win material in Game 7 with 35.Rxc8! Of course as a chess player Gata understands this. But Rustam found him a psychological lifeboat to salvage his sagging confidence, and Gata clung to it. Before I drop the subject, let me state, at some point Gata must become his own man! Ron Henley Elista, June 1996 ============================================= Source: "Elista Diaries: Karpov-Kamsky 1996" Principle author: Anatoly Karpov Publisher: R&D (Chess) Publishing http://www.smartchess.com/chess/ This abstract reproduced in TWIC by permission of the Publisher. 14) US Open Press Release ---------------------- Here is the Virginia Chess Federation's first press release for this year's U.S. Open: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Open Chess Championship in Alexandria, Virginia Alexandria, Virginia, August 4, 1996 =97 National and local chess officials are expecting hundreds of the country's best chess players, as well as a significant sampling of foreign competitors to play in the 1996 U.S. Open, to be held August 4 through 16 in Alexandria, Virginia. This is the first time the country's most prestigious open tournament has been held in the national capitol area since the 1976 championship in Fairfax, Virginia. United States Chess Federation (USCF) Executive Director Al Lawrence stated, "The opportunity to combine a family vacation near one of the world's top tourist destinations with playing in a world class tournament is very attractive to chess lovers and their families." Advance registrants in the 97th U.S. Open include internationally known stars such as six time U.S. Champion Walter Browne, Nick deFirmian and Alexander Ivanov, and the youngest chess master in the country, 12 year old Californian Vinay Bhat. The allure of the tournament was explained by Helen Hinshaw, President of the Virginia Chess Federation, the tournament's local host: "The U.S. Open provides average chess players with a unique opportunity to meet and compete against internationally known stars. Unlike other sports like golf, in chess, the U.S. Open is indeed =91open' to all comers. On many occasions the U.S. Open has seen an amateur player play the game of a lifetime to topple a professional grandmaster. At last year's U.S. Open, Jenny Frenklakh, a fifteen year old girl from Monterey, California led the field for much of the tournament. As she defeated renowned master players, she kept by her side a pet stuffed animal. No other tournament in the world routinely features this type of drama." Hinshaw is expecting a healthy turnout for this year's tournament. She notes that the 1976 event in Fairfax drew 567 players, and advance entries for this year's tournament had already topped 400 earlier this week. "Attendance will be further boosted by shorter satellite events held in conjunction with the championship, and our innovative flexible scheduling." The traditional championship schedule involves one game a day for twelve days. This year the organizers are offering a variety of compressed schedule options that will allow competitors the option of completing the event in as little as five days.=20 =20 The U.S. Open is the oldest and most illustrious chess tournament in the United States. Past winners of the U.S. Open include world champion Bobby Fischer, Danish superstar Bent Larsen, Czechoslovakian hero Vlastimil Hort and many other top professional players.=20 The main tournament is the centerpiece of a large festival celebrating all aspects of the game of chess. In conjunction with this year's U.S. Open, the U.S.C.F. will sponsor the first Chess Mentor Hall of Fame Classic tournament. This invitational event will match veteran stars. Legends of American chess Arthur Bisguier, Pal Benko, Arnold Denker and John Curdo have confirmed their participation. Washington Post chess columnist Lubomir Kavalek, former second to World Champion Bobby Fischer, will also play in the Classic, filling in at the last moment for Leonid Shamkovich, whose illness forced him to decline his invitation. GM Bisguier will also be providing color commentary to games played by the top contenders in the U.S. Open. At the other end of the age scale, the U.S. Open will host the prestigious Denker Tournament of High School Champions. Scholastic champions of all 50 states and the District of Columbia have been invited. Charles Gelman of Falls Church, Virginia, a student at Annandale's Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, will defend the title he won in this event last year. The U.S. Open Blitz Championship will be held on Saturday, August 10, a free day in the regular U.S. Open tournament schedule. Director Mike Atkins explained, "Blitz chess is an exciting variant on regular chess in which each competitor is timed and given only five minutes to complete all moves in a game." Like the regular U.S. Open, this tournament is open to the general public. The Open organizers will also conduct separate satellite tournaments on most days, with a variety of formats and time limits. There will be workshops on many chess related subjects, including chess and education, computer chess, correspondence chess and tournament directing. Open attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the U.S. Chess Center and Hall of Fame at 1501 M Street in Washington, DC. The controversial Gata Kamsky, by far the highest-ranked American chess player, is expected to add drama to the chess gathering. Coming off his grueling, unsuccessful recent World Championship match against Anatoly Karpov, Kamsky is not expected to play in this year's Open, but he may address an international chess workshop on Friday and the USCF Delegates Meeting on Saturday, August 10. Sources close to Kamsky predict he will deliver a scathing denunciation of the leadership of FIDE (the Federation Internationale des Echecs), which initially attempted to hold the World Championship match in Baghdad. The Radisson Mark Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia will be the headquarters for all U.S. Open events. The tournament site is easily accessible to all Washington, DC tourist attractions, and tours will be available. Players can enter to participate in the U.S. Open's "Busy Player Special" schedule as late as August 12. For further information, call the VCF at (703) 845-1010, visit the U.S. Open WWW home page at http://www.vachess.org or send e-mail to rmahach@vachess.org or lawson@sblegal.com BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Press kits with detailed background are available. During the tournament, the organizers will issue one page FAXes and/or e-mail updates with the tournament standings and breaking stories, with an emphasis on human interest angles. To receive a press kit or to be placed on the FAX or e-mail distribution lists, call (703) 978-9498, or send e-mail to lawson@sblegal.com. On request, the organizers will assist in arranging interviews with some of the tournament's more interesting and colorful players. This can include helping journalists find participants from their publication's circulation area, or pursuing a human interest angle of special interest to their= audience. *********************************************************************** Chesslinks Worldwide: http://www.cais.com/sunburst/chess/ Sunburst Internet Consulting: http://www.netrail.net/~sunburst/ Internet Consulting for Attorneys: http://www.sblegal.com/sunburst/ E-mail: sunburst@netrail.net OR lawson@sblegal.com 15) Decin Open Tournament --------------------- Another 'Open Soviet Union Championship' has finished, the North Bohemian town Decin organized this year again international open tournament. There were 90 players in the open A participated, the majority from the former Soviet countries. 90% of the games (except some of 3rd and 4th round) are in the PGN file, results in TXT files. There was one double round, 3rd and 4th together one day. The leading scores were: 1 SHERBAKOV, Ruslan RUS GM 2555 7.0 2382 9 7 +0.43 MEDUNA, Eduard CZE GM 2450 7.0 2389 8 6 +1.36 3 MOROZ, Alexander UKR IM 2500 6.5 2370 8 5.5 +0.06 MINASIAN, Ara ARM IM 2425 6.5 2368 9 6.5 +1.28 HASANGATIN, Ramil RUS 2380 6.5 2391 9 6.5 +2.18 6 CHERNYSHOV, Konstantin RUS IM 2470 6.0 2367 8 5 -0.12 BUTURIN, Vladimir UKR IM 2445 6.0 2327 9 6 +0.06 JIROVSKY, Milos CZE IM 2445 6.0 2341 9 6 +0.24 KHOLMOV, Ratmir RUS GM 2435 6.0 2326 9 6 +0.15 CHEREVATENKO, Roman UKR IM 2415 6.0 2339 8 5 +0.20 GORBATOW, Alexej RUS IM 2415 6.0 2394 9 6 +1.23 KONOPKA, Michal CZE IM 2405 6.0 2396 9 6 +1.41 SHURYGIN, Sergey RUS 2390 6.0 2389 9 6 +1.50 TOMESCU, Vlad ROM FM 2380 6.0 2336 8 5 +0.52 15 NALBANDIAN, Tigran ARM IM 2490 5.5 2376 9 5.5 -0.44 VAULIN, Alexander RUS GM 2485 5.5 2304 9 5.5 -1.16 HACHIAN, Melik ARM IM 2480 5.5 2328 9 5.5 -0.80 PRIBYL, Josef CZE IM 2460 5.5 2318 9 5.5 -0.71 ROGOVSKI, Vladimir UKR IM 2450 5.5 2307 8 5.5 -0.02 FILIPENKO, Alexander RUS IM 2430 5.5 2227 9 5.5 -1.34 MIRUMIAN, Vigen ARM FM 2430 5.5 2294 9 5.5 -0.62 SERGIENKO, Sergey RUS IM 2425 5.5 2343 9 5.5 +0.01 TOLSTIKH, Nikolay RUS IM 2420 5.5 2376 9 5.5 +0.46 FAIBISOVICH, Vadim RUS IM 2410 5.5 2369 9 5.5 +0.46 ARONIAN, Levon ARM FM 2390 5.5 2402 9 5.5 +1.18 NAVRATESCU, Catalin ROM IM 2375 5.5 2338 9 5.5 +0.55 PRANDSTETTER, Eduard CZE IM 2370 5.5 2382 9 5.5 +1.18 ORDIAN, Vrej ARM 0000 5.5 2362 9 5.5 +1.00 90 players.... In the B event: Ranking of round 9 of Primat mesta DECINA 1996 - turnaj B No. PNo. Name Score WP SB rating TPR W-We ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 4 KOLKIN, Michail 7.5 47.0 38.50 2050 2204 +1.46 2. 3 GRUNINA, Elena 7.0 43.5 33.25 2090 2118 +0.24 3. 1 KRAJNAK, Juraj 6.5 44.0 30.75 2193 2003 -1.51 8 BAUER, Jana 6.5 46.0 32.25 1988 2027 +0.47 10 NOVACEK, Karel 6.5 46.0 31.25 1952 2045 +0.94 17 MACHALEK, Bedrich 6.5 48.0 34.00 1942 2071 +1.55 7. 19 POLENSKY, Vladislav 6.0 42.0 26.00 1916 1959 +0.44 61 players... 16) European Youth Championships ---------------------------- Li Riemersma reports: European Youth Championship In the Slovakian country town Rimavska Sobota, Ruslan Ponomariov became European champion under 18. The boy from Ukraine is only twelve years old, but competed in the hightest category, because he really belonged there with his elo of 2550. As far as I know Ponomariov has broken all records. At the age of twelve even Peter Leko was not this strong. Ponomariov, who was considered tournament favourite, lived up to the expectations with an impressive eight points out of nine games. Still this score was not sufficient for an unshared first prize. Mikhail Kubilya from Russia defeated him in their personal encounter and managed to keep pace till the end. Ponomariov, however, was awarded the European title on account of his higher progressive score. The next game is characteristic of Ponomariov, who owes most of his victories to his outstanding technique. Against Holger Grund (2375) from Germany he opts for an old variation of the Caro Kann that mostly yields nothing. The little boy does not achieve anything in the opening either, but in the endgame he stands head and shoulders above his opponent. Until move 18 the game is identical to Larsen-Addison, Palma de Mallorca 1970, (-). In the next phase white manages to get a slight edge. On move 26 black could take the h5 pawn, but after 27. c5 and a subsequent 28. Td6 white would compensate himself for it by taking on c6. After this moment the game moves on very slowly. White tries to push through b4-b5. When this pawn advance finally takes place on move 45, victory is near. Even so it takes 13 more moves before Grund is defeated. After 58. a5 the game is over, as black loses a piece, because 58. ..., Na8 59. Rd7+ Kb8 allows 60. Rb7mate. li riemersma tel/fax 31.30.4211578 e-mail rili@xs4all.nl Jan Vavrak reports: - G12 won Alexandra KOSTENIUK. She belongs with her FIDE ELO 2295 to the best 20 in G20 category. - G18 won Monika Bobrowska - she only was grandmaster from all participants, and finally - B18 won Rouslan PONOMARIOV from Ukraina. He increased his FIDE ELO 2550 by 9.8 points. He also belongs to the best group players of under 20 players in the world. But he is only 13 years old. Maybe new Peter LEKO or KASPAROV Final Standings (Round 9) European Youth Championship '96 Slovakia, B-18 Surname T Elo ACF Fed Sco Progr Chg*10 Rp 1 PONOMARIOV,Rouslan (1) . 2550 UKR 8.0 41.0 9.8 2680 2 KOBALIJA,Mihail (2) m 2495 RUS 8.0 38.5 16.1 2691 3 RABINOVICH,Alexander (14) . 2295 ISR 6.0 32.5 24.0 2492 4 GRUND,Holger (6) . 2375 GER 6.0 31.5 7.8 2443 5 DERVISHI,Erald (15) f 2290 ALB 6.0 29.0 16.8 2431 6 CVEK,Robert (17) . 2290 CZE 6.0 28.0 11.4 2388 7 JOVANIC,Ognjen (9) . 2315 CRO 5.5 32.0 10.9 2405 8 MCHEDLISHVILI,Mikheil (7) . 2370 GEO 5.5 30.5 6.4 2418 9 SOCKO,Bartosz (3) m 2445 POL 5.5 30.0 -11.0 2342 10 VAN DEN DOEL,Erik (4) m 2440 NED 5.5 29.0 -8.9 2362 11 ISTRATE,Bogdan (21) . 2280 ROM 5.5 26.5 11.8 2374 12 SALMENSUU,Olli (11) . 2305 FIN 5.5 24.0 -7.0 2236 13 TUROV,Maxim (5) . 2410 RUS 5.0 29.5 -11.2 2321 14 MATIKOSIAN,Andranik (12) . 2300 ARM 5.0 26.5/2 2.3 2321 15 SURMA,Dmitrij (22) . 2275 BLR 5.0 26.5 1.6 2287 16 MASTROVASILIS,Athanasios (24) . 2240 GRE 5.0 26.0/1 6.2 2311 17 SIMACEK,Pavel (18) f 2285 CZE 5.0 26.0/1 0.2 2283 18 HNYDIUK,Alexander (20) . 2280 POL 5.0 26.0 5.6 2333 19 STAROSTITS,Ilmars (28) . 2210 LAT 5.0 22.5 8.4 2299 20 TJOMSLAND,Stig (25) . 2220 NOR 4.5 26.5 14.4 2336 21 MARCELIN,Cyril (23) . 2260 FRA 4.5 25.5 0.2 2260 22 BAGIROV,Rufat (19) . 2285 AZE 4.5 23.5 -4.2 2250 23 PINSKI,Jan (8) . 2320 POL 4.5 23.0/1 -8.8 2240 24 TURZO,Attila (10) . 2315 HUN 4.5 23.0 -16.2 2166 25 GALYAS,Miklos (16) f 2290 HUN 4.5 22.5 -10.6 2185 26 GROETZ,Harald (44) . 2280 AUT 4.5 20.0 -9.8 2193 27 KOMORA,Andrej (29) . 2205 SVK 4.5 19.5 1.4 2220 28 PAP,Misa (30) . 2195 YUG 4.5 18.5 0.7 2203 29 BEKKER JENSEN,David (31) . 2190 DEN 4.5 17.5 2.8 2221 46 players. European Youth Championship '96 Slovakia, G-18 Surname T Elo ACF Fed Sco Progr Chg*10 Rp 1 BOBROWSKA,Monika (1) g 2325 POL 8.0 41.5 17.9 2531 2 ZIELINSKA,Marta (6) m 2240 POL 6.0 32.0/4 2.0 2263 3 BEKIARISOVA,Alena (13) . 2110 SVK 6.0 32.0 22.8 2324 4 VAJDA,Szidonia (3) m 2285 ROM 6.0 30.0 0.3 2287 5 DJINGAROVA,Emilia (15) . 2095 BUL 6.0 28.5 16.2 2259 6 KONONENKO,Tatiana (4) f 2275 UKR 6.0 28.0 -9.0 2139 7 KISS,Fernanda (8) . 2190 HUN 5.5 31.5 7.4 2254 8 GOLETIANI,Rusudan (5) f 2250 GEO 5.5 29.5 -5.6 2196 9 NILL,Jessica (11) . 2140 GER 5.5 25.5 -2.0 2116 10 BLAZKOVA,Petra (7) . 2215 CZE 5.0 31.0 -4.8 2171 11 GORDON,Viktoria (9) . 2175 UKR 5.0 28.0 -6.4 2109 12 TETENKINA,Irina (14) . 2105 BLR 5.0 27.0 1.3 2123 13 HAGESAETHER,Nina (17) . 2090 NOR 5.0 24.5 6.3 2156 14 IZDEBSKA,Maja (18) . 2065 POL 5.0 22.0 -2.8 2029 15 MOLCHANOVA,Tatjana (27) . 2000 RUS 4.5 24.5 2126 16 POMARLEANU,Ana (19) . 2045 ROM 4.5 22.0 -2.8 2011 17 ZHURINA,Elizabeta (2) . 2310 RUS 4.5 21.5 -15.4 2017 18 FONGERS,Joyce (22) . 2000 NED 4.5 20.0 2038 19 STANKOVIC,Tatjana (31) . 2000 YUG 4.5 19.5 1806 32 players. Final Standings (Round 9) European Youth Championship '96 Slovakia, B-16 Surname T Elo ACF Fed Sco Progr Chg*10 Rp 1 DOETTLING,Fabian (10) . 2300 GER 7.0 39.5 16.4 2473 2 SOLAK,Dragan (1) . 2435 YUG 6.5 35.0/2 0.3 2432 3 SMETANKIN,Stanislav (5) . 2385 BLR 6.5 35.0 10.1 2492 4 BERG,Emanuel (18) . 2215 SWE 6.5 32.0 15.5 2444 5 MOISEENKO,Alexander (4) . 2390 UKR 6.5 31.5 -1.0 2385 6 ACS,Peter (2) f 2410 HUN 6.0 35.0 2.4 2431 7 VEDMEDIUC,Serghei (41) . 2000 MDA 6.0 30.5 2445 8 HALKIAS,Stelios (9) . 2330 GRE 6.0 29.5 7.2 2430 9 BLEHM,Pavel (3) . 2395 POL 6.0 28.0 0.8 2406 10 HORVATH,Adam (15) . 2250 HUN 5.5 28.5 2.8 2278 11 WORTEL,Marten (44) . 2000 NED 5.5 26.5 2331 12 FEDORCHUK,Sergei (12) f 2265 UKR 5.5 25.5 7.1 2438 13 DOVLATOV,Sanan (28) . 2000 AZE 5.0 29.5 2313 14 GAPRINDASHVILI,Valerian (14) f 2250 GEO 5.0 26.5 -2.9 2220 15 KUNDIN,Alexander (16) . 2225 ISR 5.0 26.0 9.0 2352 16 BEKKER JENSEN,Simon (20) . 2200 DEN 5.0 25.5 0.2 2198 17 NOVAK,Pavel (35) . 2000 CZE 5.0 22.5 2227 18 BASTYS,Robertas (27) . 2000 LTU 5.0 21.0 2200 19 KALLIO,Heikki (31) . 2140 FIN 5.0 19.5 12.8 2258 20 HAZNEDAROGLU,Kivana (24) . 2095 TUR 5.0 18.0 12.0 2266 44 players. Final Standings (Round 9) European Youth Championship '96 Slovakia, G-16 Surname T Elo ACF Fed Sco Progr Chg*10 Rp 1 KALININA,Vladislava (10) . 2125 UKR 8.5 44.0 32.8 2575 2 CALOTA,Alina (9) . 2130 ROM 6.5 33.0 7.9 2210 3 KOROLJOVA,Valerija (5) . 2165 RUS 6.5 30.5 -1.0 2152 4 IONICA,Iulia (7) f 2140 ROM 6.0 35.5 2.2 2159 5 REIZNIECE,Dana (13) f 2060 LAT 6.0 34.5 14.1 2203 6 IWANIUK,Dorota (6) f 2150 POL 6.0 32.5 -5.4 2085 7 TARACHOWICZ,Alina (15) f 2045 POL 6.0 30.0 9.0 2211 8 RADZIEWICZ,Iweta (1) f 2270 POL 5.5 32.0 -11.1 2142 9 ANDREEVA,Natalja (8) . 2130 RUS 5.5 31.5 -5.0 2076 10 VOICU,Carmen (11) f 2115 ROM 5.5 30.5 -3.2 2077 11 LYSOVA,Olga (17) . 2010 RUS 5.5 29.5 -9.9 1133 12 RAPCSAK,Andrea (16) . 2020 HUN 5.5 28.5 -1.0 2001 13 CHARKHALASHVILI,Inga (20) . 2000 GEO 5.5 28.0 2056 14 KAPS,Darja (12) . 2065 SLO 5.5 26.5 -9.9 1189 43 players SwissPerfect 2.5 Final Standings (Round 9) European Youth Championship '96 Slovakia, B-14 Surname T Elo ACF Fed Sco Progr Chg*10 Rp 1 KOBYLKIN,Evgeni (2) f 2365 UKR 7.0 41.0 13.1 2551 2 KOKOREV,Dmitry (33) . 2000 RUS 7.0 32.0 2446 3 GEANTA,Horia (6) . 2220 ROM 6.5 35.5 11.8 2363 4 SHINKEVICH,Vitaly (1) . 2400 RUS 6.5 32.0 -7.0 2290 5 AKOPIAN,Varushan (13) . 2270 ARM 6.5 29.5 5.2 2378 6 KOVCHAN,Alexander (5) . 2240 UKR 6.0 34.0 4.4 2292 7 BAR,Roman (11) . 2145 ISR 6.0 25.0 0.5 2110 8 LANGHEINRICH,Ferenc (35) . 2000 2050 GER 5.5 32.0 2364 9 RACEANU,Valentin (8) . 2195 ROM 5.5 31.5 4.5 2257 10 VAVRAK,Peter (16) . 2105 SVK 5.5 29.5 5.5 2192 11 MAMEDOV,Chingiz (37) . 2000 AZE 5.5 29.0 2228 12 NAGY,Andras (12) . 2130 HUN 5.5 28.0 3.6 2220 13 SEBENIK,Matej (14) . 2125 SLO 5.0 28.5 -2.8 2088 14 JASIK,Krzysztof (10) . 2160 POL 5.0 27.5 -6.4 2033 15 AMESZ,Jaap (18) . 2000 NED 5.0 25.0 1281 16 PINTER,Erik (40) . 2000 1979 SVK 5.0 23.0 1907 17 JIRKVASHVILI,Otar (31) . 2000 GEO 5.0 22.5 2103 18 GOLDSZTEJN,Gildas (7) . 2200 FRA 5.0 22.0 -3.2 2083 19 FRAAS,Martin (26) . 2000 2060 SVK 5.0 20.0 1166 44 players Final Standings (Round 9) European Youth Championship '96 Slovakia, G-14 Surname T Elo ACF Fed Sco Progr Chg*10 Rp 1 MOSHIN,Cristina (8) . 2070 MDA 7.0 34.0 10.7 2337 2 ISMAILOVA,Parvana (7) f 2080 AZE 7.0 33.0 20.1 3202 3 DEMBO,Lena (14) . 2000 ISR 6.5 33.5 2130 4 POLOVNIKOVA,Ekaterina (33) . 2000 RUS 6.5 33.0 2172 5 POKORNA,Regina (3) f 2195 SVK 6.0 37.0 0.4 2186 6 CMYLYTE,Viktoria (4) f 2180 LTU 6.0 29.5 -11.4 1134 7 ROMANOVA,Ekaterina (35) . 2000 UKR 6.0 27.0 2208 8 GARA,Anita (2) . 2235 HUN 5.5 34.0 -8.3 2027 9 JACKOVA,Jana (1) . 2260 CZE 5.5 31.0 0.7 2240 10 SAMBORSKA,Marta (6) . 2115 POL 5.5 29.0 -5.5 1081 11 DRAICA,Iulia (15) . 2000 ROM 5.5 26.5 1980 12 KAULA,Ieva (21) . 2000 LAT 5.5 25.5 1094 13 TSURTSUMIA,Natia (39) . 2000 GEO 5.5 24.5 1997 43 players Final Standings (Round 9) European Youth Championship '96 Slovakia, B-12 Surname T Elo ACF Fed Sco Progr Chg*10 Rp 1 DROZDOVSKIJ,Juri (14) . 2000 2100 UKR 7.0 37.5 2348 2 JIANU,Vlad (2) f 2225 ROM 7.0 35.0 -3.3 1351 3 GASHIMOV,Sarkhan (4) . 2215 AZE 6.5 36.0 7.0 2478 4 VIOREANU,Bogdan (45) . 2000 1725 ROM 6.5 33.0 2243 5 OWCARZAK,Jerzy (35) . 2000 1900 POL 6.5 32.0 3122 6 SMEETS,Jan (39) . 2000 1679 NED 6.0 34.0/3 2327 7 RIAZANTSEV,Alexander (1) . 2350 RUS 6.0 34.0 3.1 2450 8 LUPULESCU,Constantin (6) . 2025 ROM 6.0 26.0 7.5 3219 9 MAXIMOV,Dmitry (31) . 2000 2160 UKR 5.5 31.0 2060 10 MITON,Kamil (3) . 2220 POL 5.5 30.5 -12.8 1121 11 MATJUSHIN,Gennady (30) . 2000 2100 UKR 5.5 29.5 2030 12 NIKOLOV,Momchil (34) . 2000 1900 BUL 5.5 29.0 1221 13 YASTREBOV,Alexander (46) . 2000 1900 RUS 5.5 25.5 2251 48 players Final Standings (Round 9) European Youth Championship '96 Slovakia, G-12 Surname T Elo ACF Fed Sco Progr Chg*10 Rp 1 KOSTENIUK,Alexandra (1) f 2295 RUS 8.0 43.5 2 JAVAKISHVILI,Lela (15) . 2000 GEO 7.0 33.0 2295 3 KOSINTSEVA,Nadezhda (19) . 2000 RUS 6.5 32.5/5 2178 4 RYBENKO,Ksenia (31) . 2000 RUS 6.5 32.5 5 CHEREDNICHENKO,Svetlana (8) . 2000 UKR 6.0 35.0 1296 6 ZAKSAITE,Salomeja (45) . 2000 LTU 6.0 34.5 1985 7 DRUZHININA,Olga (10) . 2000 RUS 6.0 32.0 8 STIRI,Alexandra (38) . 2000 GRE 6.0 30.0 3059 9 SHUKUROVA,Mekhriban (35) . 2000 AZE 6.0 28.5 10 KISONOVA,Katarina (17) . 2000 1953 SVK 5.5 29.5 3059 11 GARA,Ticia (2) . 2060 HUN 5.5 28.0 12 KISS,Emese (18) . 2000 HUN 5.5 26.0 13 AXIONOVA,Tatiana (3) . 2000 UKR 5.5 22.5 45 players Final Standings (Round 9) European Youth Championship '96 Slovakia, B-10 Surname T Elo ACF Fed Sco Progr Chg*10 Rp 1 RADJABOV,Teimour (27) . 2000 AZE 7.5 42.0 2361 2 GASHIMOV,Vugar (1) . 2250 AZE 7.5 35.5 3 GUSEINOV,Gadir (16) . 2000 RUS 7.0 36.0 2158 4 MURARIU,Andrei (21) . 2000 ROM 6.5 33.0 2133 5 WOJTASZEK,Radoslaw (42) . 2000 2000 POL 6.5 31.5 3064 6 SIMONJAN,Karen (29) . 2000 RUS 6.0 30.5 2085 7 SZABLEVSKI,Mikolaj (35) . 2000 1800 POL 6.0 30.0/2 3084 8 ANISIMOV,Pavel (6) . 2000 RUS 6.0 30.0 1159 9 AVETISIAN,Areg (10) . 2000 ARM 6.0 29.0 3084 42 players Final Standings (Round 9) European Youth Championship '96 Slovakia, G-10 Surname T Elo ACF Fed Sco Progr Chg*10 Rp 1 KOSINTSEVA,Tatjana (15) . 2000 RUS 8.5 43.5 2 CHISTJAKOVA,Tamara (7) . 2000 RUS 7.0 33.5 3 WOREK,Joanna (36) . 2000 1812 POL 6.5 35.0 4 ZDEBSKAYA,Natalia (37) . 2000 UKR 6.0 33.5 5 DATUASHVILI,Nona (8) . 2000 GEO 6.0 32.5 6 BERDIUGINA,Elena (5) . 2000 UKR 6.0 29.5 7 KOCH,Janka (14) . 2000 HUN 5.5 30.0 8 BRESLAVSKAYA,Galina (6) . 2000 UKR 5.5 29.5 9 STOJANOVIC,Andjelija (28) . 2000 YUG 5.5 25.5/1 10 TITAREVA,Tatiana (29) . 2000 LAT 5.5 25.5 11 SHIRALIYEVA,Fidan (22) . 2000 AZE 5.0 32.5 12 POZNANSKA,Katarzyna (19) . 2000 1600 POL 5.0 27.0 13 ANDRIASIAN,Siranush (2) . 2000 ARM 5.0 26.0 14 HAEUSL,Karin (12) . 2000 1450 AUT 5.0 24.0 15 STOJANOVIC,Nedezda (27) . 2000 YUG 5.0 23.0/2 16 NIKOLOVA,Adriana (17) . 2000 BUL 5.0 23.0/1 17 ZIOGAITE,Jovita (38) . 2000 LTU 5.0 23.0/2 18 SHIRALIYEVA,Fizza (23) . 2000 AZE 5.0 23.0 38 players 17) IECG by Roberto Alvarez ----------------------- There has been a large reorganisation of the IECG (see my www pages) or ftp.pitt.edu/pub/chess/NEWS/iecg0703.txt IECG are searching for some free space on an Unix server for running our "IECG automatized routines". The ideal is an university. Besides, we are searching for info about making a "mailing list" with LISTSERV OR MAJORDOMO. Such "mailing list" will be public, and it will contain info about IECG & ICCF activities. The list will be a "newsletter type" : the users could not post message to the list, only the list-manager (me and 2 or 3 more of IECG/ICCF officials). The advantage of such mailing list against an Usenet newsgroup is: the message posted to the list will be read for all suscribers. If you can help then get in touch with Roberto at: roberto@alvarez.satlink.net Roberto and others also reports that the FischerRandom match between Torre and Ricardi was cancelled because of financial problems. Ricardi was never poorly. Fischer is reported to have returned "home" to Budapest. 18) 1996 World Open, Open Section ------------------------------- Leading final scores from the World Open from Sam Sloan. Name rtng rd 1 rd 2 rd 3 rd 4 rd 5 rd 6 rd 7 rd 8 rd 9 TOT 1 GM Yermolinsky, Ale 2672 W130 W 74 W 95 D 14 W 22 D 4 W 20 D 8 W 16 7.5 2 GM Goldin, Alexande 2645 W150 W148 D 29 D 61 W 97 W 24 W 4 W 21 D 3 7.5 3 GM Ivanov, Alexande 2659 D104 W149 D 48 D 35 W142 W 29 W 60 W 14 D 2 7 4 GM Smirin, Ilya.... 2627 W 84 W211 W 96 W 24 W 42 D 1 L 2 W 26 D 5 7 5 GM Serper, Gregory. 2609 W132 W217 D 16 W 63 D 14 D 26 W 46 W 23 D 4 7 6 GM Fedorowicz, John 2608 W133 D 52 W 50 W 29 D 36 W 15 D 16 D 22 W 21 7 7 GM Antonio, Rogelio 2580 W 99 W 39 W 70 D 10 D 16 D 64 D 47 W 30 W 22 7 8 GM Blatny, Pavel... 2574 L105 W214 W128 W 72 W 35 W 30 W 58 D 1 D 12 7 9 GM Rohde, Michael A 2573 W114 D190 W210 D170 W122 L 16 W 66 W 78 W 18 7 10 IM Hebert, Jean... 2560 W127 W171 W 49 D 7 L 58 D 45 W122 W 88 W 20 7 11 Young, Angelo..... 2446 W107 W126 D 36 L 17 W 98 D101 W 74 W 58 W 19 7 19) PCA WORLD CHESS RANKINGS ------------------------ For player rated 2500 and higher Results up to August 1, 1996 Produced by Ken Thomson with ChessBase Calculated by Vladimir Dvorkovich, Chess Union Int. 1. Kasparov,Garry RUS 2786 161 2. Anand,Viswanathan IND 2779 156 3. Kramnik,Vladimir RUS 2764 158 4. Karpov,Anatoly RUS 2755 153 5. Topalov,Veselin BUL 2745 179 6. Ivanchuk,Vassily UKR 2728 164 7. Kamsky,Gata USA 2722 172 8. Polgar,Judit HUN 2691 187 9. Short,Nigel D ENG 2690 185 10. Gelfand,Boris BLR 2686 177 11. Ehlvest,Jaan EST 2675 134 12. Adams,Michael ENG 2666 171 13. Shirov,Alexei ESP 2666 184 14. Bareev,Evgeny RUS 2664 152 15. Illescas Cordoba,Miguel ESP 2658 176 16. Rublevsky,Sergei RUS 2653 165 17. Salov,Valery RUS 2651 179 18. Nikolic,Predrag BIH 2644 193 19. Yusupov,Artur GER 2642 116 20. Svidler,Peter RUS 2639 161 21. Sokolov,Ivan BIH 2636 165 22. Dreev,Alexey RUS 2632 158 23. Seirawan,Yasser USA 2628 182 24. Speelman,Jonathan S ENG 2627 160 25. Andersson,Ulf SWE 2626 153 26. Tiviakov,Sergei RUS 2625 178 27. Almasi,Zoltan HUN 2625 139 28. Granda Zuniga,Julio E PER 2621 198 29. Akopian,Vladimir ARM 2619 146 30. Khalifman,Alexander RUS 2618 142 31. Morozevich,Alexander RUS 2618 214 32. Kharlov,Andrei RUS 2615 170 33. Yudasin,Leonid ISR 2612 169 34. Vladimirov,Evgeny KAZ 2611 163 35. Azmaiparashvili,Zurab GEO 2610 166 36. Georgiev,Kiril BUL 2606 180 37. Kosashvili,Yona ISR 2606 197 38. Huzman,Alexander ISR 2605 150 39. Magerramov,Elmar AZE 2604 188 40. Glek,Igor V RUS 2604 189 41. Malaniuk,Vladimir P UKR 2602 171 42. Nunn,John D M ENG 2601 176 43. Wolff,Patrick G USA 2599 179 44. Sadler,Matthew ENG 2599 173 45. Agdestein,Simen NOR 2599 235 46. Savchenko,Stanislav UKR 2598 152 47. Hracek,Zbynek CZE 2597 174 48. Epishin,Vladimir RUS 2596 129 49. Timman,Jan H NED 2596 165 50. Hansen,Curt DEN 2595 173 51. Korchnoi,Viktor SUI 2594 194 52. Leko,Peter HUN 2594 147 53. Fischer,Robert James USA 2594 197 54. Dorfman,Josif D FRA 2593 135 55. Sakaev,Konstantin RUS 2593 150 56. Polgar,Zsuzsa (GM) HUN 2592 176 57. Beliavsky,Alexander G UKR 2590 145 58. Lputian,Smbat G ARM 2590 224 59. Nenashev,Alexander UZB 2590 166 60. Sturua,Zurab GEO 2590 159 61. Rohde,Michael A USA 2589 190 62. Morovic Fernandez,Ivan CHI 2588 160 63. Tkachev,Vladislav KAZ 2588 145 64. Dautov,Rustem RUS 2588 163 65. Adianto,Utut INA 2586 186 66. Aleksandrov,Aleksej BLA 2586 197 67. Piket,Jeroen NED 2585 173 68. Gulko,Boris F USA 2583 161 69. Lautier,Joel FRA 2583 192 70. Novikov,Igor A UKR 2583 125 71. Ljubojevic,Ljubomir YUG 2581 146 72. Onischuk,Alexander UKR 2580 164 73. Oll,Lembit EST 2579 180 74. Milov,Vadim ISR 2579 174 75. Yermolinsky,Alexey USA 2579 156 76. Pigusov,Evgeny RUS 2579 136 77. Dokhoian,Yury RUS 2578 162 78. Chernin,Alexander HUN 2578 146 79. Kurajica,Bojan BIH 2577 196 80. Gavrikov,Viktor LTU 2576 129 81. Bologan,Viktor MOL 2575 205 82. Sokolov,Andrei RUS 2575 154 83. Eingorn,Vereslav S UKR 2572 166 84. Smirin,Ilia ISR 2572 171 85. Huebner,Robert GER 2572 147 86. Ulibin,Mikhail RUS 2572 180 87. Zvjaginsev,Vadim RUS 2571 144 88. Dolmatov,Sergey RUS 2570 129 Tournaments processed for this list CRO Pula open YUG Budva Team's Champ ROM Bella Crcva open ITA Ischia IT Cat.14 FRA Cup France Team DEN Copenhagen Politiken Cup GER Dortmund IT Cat.18 NED Breda Dutch Team Play-off RUS Novgorod IT Cat.19 USA Parsippany Champ. men Cat.13 USA Parsippany Champ. women GER Bad Homburg IT Cat.12 SUI Biel SKA Tourn. Cat.16 (after 8th Rounds) SUI Biel Credis Tourn. Cat.10 (after 7th Rounds) 20) Danny Mozes Analyses --------------------- [Event "Super Tournament, Cat 19"] [Site "Novgorod, Russia"] [Date "1996.7.29"] [Round "8"] [White "Ivanchuk,V"] [Black "Topalov,V"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B84"] [Opening "Sicilian: Scheveningen, Classical, Nd7 System"] [WhiteElo "2730"] [BlackElo "2750"] [Annotator "ChessTreasure"] { Recent Game Long-sighted In-Depth Analysis or in short - Regalia by Danny Mozes who leads the ChessTreasure Project. Have pleasure at Treasure , URL: http://www.netvision.net.il/~ChessTreasure } 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e6 7. 0-0 Be7 8. f4 0-0 9. Kh1 Qc7 10. a4 Nc6 11. Be3 Re8 12. Bf3 Rb8 13. g4 Bf8 14. g5 Nd7 15. Bg2 Nxd4 {a novelty, moves played here before were: 15...g6 and 15...Na5} (15... g6 16. Qe1 b6 (16... Nxd4 17. Bxd4 b5 18. axb5 axb5 19. Qh4 { 1-0 Tiviakov,S-Ginting,N/Gausdal AC(4) 1992 (28)}) (16... Bg7 17. Rd1 Nxd4 18. Bxd4 b5 19. Bxg7 Kxg7 20. axb5 axb5 21. Qh4 { 1-0 Rivera,D-Llanos,G/Montevideo(5) 1992 (37)}) 17. Nxc6 Qxc6 18. Bd4 { - Kovalev,A-Sokolov,A/Clichy op(7) 1991 (22)}) (15... Na5 16. Bg1 b6 17. Qh5 g6 18. Qh3 Bg7 19. Rad1 Nc6 20. Ndb5 {1-0 Sokolov,A-Jansa,V/Dubai ol(3) 1986 (38)}) 16. Bxd4 b5 (16... b6 {is a humble move, yet, better}) 17. axb5 axb5 18. Ra7 Qd8 19. b4 e5 20. Be3 exf4 21. Bxf4 Ne5 22. Nd5 Bg4 23. Qd2 Nc6 24. g6 {!!} 24... Nxa7 (24... fxg6 25. Bg5 Nxa7 (25... Qc8 26. Rc7 Qe6 27. Rxc6 {+-}) (25... Be7 26. Bxe7 (26. Qf4 {leads to a draw} 26... Nxa7 27. Qf7+ Kh8 28. Nxe7 Qd7 {!} 29. Bf6 Rg8 30. Bxg7+ Rxg7 31. Qf8+ Rg8 32. Qf6+ Rg7 33. Qf8+ Rg8 {Draw}) 26... Nxe7 27. Qf4 Be6 28. Nc7 g5 29. Qe3 (29. Qxg5 {?} 29... Nc8 30. Qxd8 Rxd8 31. Ra6 Bc4 {=}) 29... Nc6 30. Nxe8 Nxa7 31. Nxg7 Kxg7 32. Qxa7+ Kh6 33. Qd4 { 1.30W }) ( 25... Ne7 {??} 26. Rxf8+ {! +-}) 26. Bxd8 Rexd8 (26... Rbxd8 27. Nc7 Re5 (27... Re7 28. Qd5+ Kh8 29. Qxd6 {+-}) 28. Qf2 Re7 29. Qxa7 {+-}) 27. Qg5 Bd7 28. Ne7+ Kh8 29. e5 Re8 30. Nxg6+ (30. exd6 Bxe7 31. dxe7 Bf5 32. Rd1 h6 33. Qe3 Nc8 34. Rd8 Nxe7 35. Rxb8 Rxb8 36. Qxe7 Bxc2 37. Bc6 Bd3 38. Qd7 Bf5 39. Qd5 { 3.48W }) 30... hxg6 31. Qh4+ Kg8 32. Bd5+ Be6 33. Rxf8+ Kxf8 34. Bxe6 Rxe6 35. Qh8+ Kf7 36. Qxb8 Re7 37. exd6 Rd7 38. Qb6 Ke6 39. Kg2 Kf6 40. Qc5 Ke6 41. c4 { +-}) 25. gxf7+ Kh8 26. Bg5 Qd7 27. fxe8N Rxe8 (27... Qxe8 28. Nf6 gxf6 (28... Qe6 29. Nxg4 Qxg4 30. Qf2 {+-}) 29. Bxf6+ Kg8 (29... Bg7 30. Bxg7+ Kxg7 31. Qd4+ Kg8 32. e5 {!!} 32... dxe5 (32... Qxe5 33. Qxg4+ Kh8 34. Qd7 Qd4 35. c3 Qe3 36. Bd5 { ! +- e.g.} 36... Qe5 37. Qf7 Rd8 {and now White mates in 4 begining with} 38. Rg1) 33. Qxg4+ Kh8 34. Bd5 Qg6 (34... Nc6 35. Rf7) 35. Qd7 Qg7 36. Qxg7+ Kxg7 37. Rf7+ {+-}) 30. e5 Be6 31. Rg1 {! +-}) 28. Qf2 Kg8 29. e5 h6 (29... Be6 30. Nf4 h6 (30... Bc4 31. e6 Bxe6 32. Nxe6 Qxe6 33. Qxa7 {+-}) 31. Bf6 (31. Nxe6 {!} 31... Qxe6 32. Rd1 (32. Bh4 {!} 32... Nc8 33. Rd1 {!} (33. Bc6 dxe5 34. Qg2 Kh8 35. c3 Nb6 36. Bxe8 Qxe8 37. Qb7 Nc4 38. Bg3 Be7 39. Ra1 {+/=}) 33... Qg4 34. Bd5+ {!} (34. Rd4 Qd7 35. e6) 34... Kh8 35. Rg1 {!} (35. Rf1 { leads to a draw}) 35... Qd7 36. e6 Qa7 (36... Qc7 37. Qf5 {!} (37. e7 Nxe7 38. Qf7 Nxd5 39. Qxe8 Kg8 40. Rf1 Nf6 41. Bxf6 Qb7+ (41... gxf6 42. Rg1+ {+-}) 42. Kg1 gxf6 43. Rxf6 { +-}) 37... g5 38. Bxg5 { ! and if 38...hxg5 mate in 9 starting with 39.Rxg5}) 37. Qf5 {! } (37. Qxa7 Nxa7 38. Ra1 {wins but slowly and with less elegance}) 37... g5 38. Bxg5 hxg5 39. Rxg5 {followed by mate in 8}) 32... Qxe5 33. Bd5+ Kh7 34. Qf7 Qe2 35. Rg1 hxg5 36. Rxg5 Re5 37. Bf3 Qe1+ 38. Rg1 Qh4 39. Qxf8 Qe7 40. Qf4 { 1.00W}) 31... dxe5 (31... gxf6 32. Nh5 Bg7 33. exf6 Bh8 34. Qf4 Kf7 35. Qxh6 Rg8 36. Nf4 { 1.90W}) 32. Nxe6 {=}) 30. Nb6 Qc7 31. Bd5+ Kh7 32. Be4+ Kg8 33. Nd5 Qd7 34. Ne7+ {! once again Topalov succumbs to Novotny theme (sacrifice on the crossroads of the opponent's pieces)} (34. Ne7+ Bxe7 35. Qf7+ Kh8 36. Qg6 {+-}) 1-0