THE WEEK IN CHESS 954 18th February 2013 by Mark Crowther

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1) Introduction
2) 1st GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden 2013
3) Aeroflot Open 2013
4) Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2013
5) 17th Lienz Open 2013
6) First Saturday February 2013
7) 4th Pfalz Open 2013
8) ch-HUN U20 2013
9) e2e4 Torquay Congress 2013
10) e2e4 Brighton International 2013
11) ch-Central Serbia 2013
12) I Montcada Closed 2013
13) ch-CUB 2013
14) TCh-CZE Extraliga 2012-13
15) TCh-CAT 2013
16) TCh-FIN 2012-13
17) TCh-LTU 2013
18) TCh-HUN 2012-13
19) 51st TCh-DEN ExtraCon 2012-13
20) Frauenbundesliga 2012-13
21) TCh-FRA w Top12 2013
22) VI Open Karkonosze 2013
23) Romanian Championships 2013
24) 2nd Santa Catarina Masters 2013
25) 77th ch-BUL SF 2013
26) Horodok-800 years IM
27) Novy Bor Open 2013
28) Guam International Open 2013
29) Iceland-China Friendly Match
30) Dutch League 2012-13
31) TCh-BEL 2012-13
32) Active Team Events
33) Forthcoming Events and Links

Games Section
1st GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden 201382 games
Aeroflot Open 2013234 games
Vladimir Petrov Memorial 201384 games
17th Lienz Open 2013176 games
First Saturday February 201342 games
ch-HUN U20 201324 games
e2e4 Torquay Congress 201352 games
e2e4 Brighton International 201353 games
I Montcada Closed 201310 games
TCh-CZE Extraliga 2012-13344 games
TCh-CAT 201360 games
TCh-FIN 2012-13159 games
TCh-LTU 2013120 games
TCh-FRA w Top12 201396 games
VI Open Karkonosze 201315 games
Romanian Championships 2013184 games
2nd Santa Catarina Masters 201335 games
77th ch-BUL SF 2013108 games
Novy Bor Open 2013204 games
Iceland-China Friendly Match72 games
Dutch League 2012-1340 games
TCh-BEL 2012-1348 games
2206 games

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1) Introduction

My thanks to Roland Wimmer, Olexandr Prohorov, Luiz Roberto Da Costa Jr, Miklos Orso, Omar Salama and everyone else who helped with this issue.

Another really busy chess week. Viswanthan Anand won the 1st GRENKE Chess Classic in Baden-Baden which was an action packed event until the end. Fabiano Caruana who led throughout couldn't convert a winning position against Daniel Fridman in the final round. Anand beat Arkadij Naiditsch who provided much of the action in the event but who just faded away at the end.

This was Anand's first tournament win since Morelia/Linares in 2008. Anand is quickly back in action in Zuerich starting on the 23rd with Kramnik, Caruana (again!) and Gelfand. It will be interesting to see if his form might get even better with all this chess. I don't know anyone in the chess world that isn't delighted to see Anand back playing interesting chess and in the mix for the top prizes in tournaments.

The Aeroflot Open rapid finished in a replay of the Piterenka Rapid with an Armageddon game between Sergey Karjakin and Alexander Grischuk. Different colours, same result. In addition there was another strong rapid in the Vladimir Petrov Memorial in Jurmala won by Radoslaw Wojtaszek.

Hope you enjoy this issue.


2) 1st GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden 2013

The GRENKE Chess Classic took place 7th to 17th February 2013. World Champion Viswanthan Anand scored his first classical tournament win since Morelia/Linares 2008.

GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER Thu 7th Feb 2013 - Sun 17th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 10 Standings:
1Anand ViswanathanGMIND2780***½ ½½ ½½ ½1 1½ 16.53
2Caruana FabianoGMITA2757½ ½***1 ½½ 01 1½ ½6.03
3Meier GeorgGMGER2640½ ½0 ½***½ ½0 1½ 15.02
4Adams MichaelGMENG2725½ ½½ 1½ ½***0 ½½ ½5.01
5Naiditsch ArkadijGMGER27160 00 01 01 ½***½ 14.03
6Fridman DanielGMGER2667½ 0½ ½½ 0½ ½½ 0***3.50
6 players
Chess Classic Elo Op Baden Baden GER Thu 7th Feb 2013 - Sun 17th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Bacrot EtienneGMFRA27047.046.50.0
2Negi ParimarjanGMIND26386.546.00.0
3Felgaer RubenGMARG25576.545.50.0
4Sanikidze TornikeGMGEO25536.545.00.0
5Chatalbashev BorisGMBUL25526.045.50.0
6Iordachescu ViorelGMMDA26105.547.50.0
7Karpatchev AleksandrGMRUS24845.545.00.0
8Tereick BenjaminIMGER23825.542.50.0
9Weber TomFMLUX23805.541.00.0
10Bücker StefanFMGER23425.538.00.0
Schut LisaWIMNED22835.538.00.0
12Krulich RomanCMMNC22155.038.50.0
13Agrest InnaWIMSWE21744.541.50.0
14Vogel JaapFMNED21904.539.50.0
15Frick ChristophGER22504.538.50.0
16Tolhuizen LudoNED21544.534.50.0
Fichter FabianGER20714.534.50.0
18Berndt MatthiasGER21364.534.00.0
19Hoegener ClaudeLUX20594.532.50.0
20Schmid WolfgangFMGER22094.040.00.0
21Feiler JürgenGER21384.036.50.0
22Partenheimer AxelGER21884.033.51.0
23Riehle MarcoGER18514.033.50.0
24Bohnert DominikGER19384.030.50.0
25Buttenmüller ThomasSUI21563.536.50.0
26Kühn KoljaGER19443.534.00.0
27Ehmann ThiloGER18613.528.50.0
28Naundorf MaikGER21293.038.00.0
29Gkogkas DimitriosGRE22183.030.50.0
30Ditmas HughGER19962.529.50.0
31Welling GerardIMNED23492.034.00.0
32Magar JohannesGER20752.031.00.0
33Rückleben Hermann Dr.GER20211.028.50.0
34Ledent PhilippeBEL18830.026.00.0
34 players

3) Aeroflot Open 2013

The Aeroflot Open was converted to a rapid and blitz event which took place 12th to 17th February 2013. The rapid event had qualifiers followed by a final with the addition of Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Andreikin, Sergey Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Wang Hao and Shahriyar Mammadyarov. In the final Sergey Karjakin forced down Alexander Grischuk's flag in an Armageddon tie-break after both rapid games were drawn. This was the technique that Grischuk should followed in their recent and more controversial Piterenka Rapid Blitz Armageddon playoff. Here Karjakin switched from trying to win the position to forcing the flag down late on. He only had to avoid perpetual check or mate to win with 6 seconds vs Grischuk 1 second. The game ended up with the board in disarray and Grischuk playing the clock with one hand and the pieces the other which is at the least frowned upon. The fact was he was lost on the clock and Karjakin exploited that as you should if you're a professional. I'm less convinced these Armageddon games are necessary. Was everybody in such a hurry to leave that at least a couple of 5m+3spm games couldn't have been scheduled first?

Aeroflot Op Qual Rap Moscow RUS Tue 12th Feb 2013 - Sun 17th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Kamsky GataGMUSA27607.
2Sjugirov SananGMRUS26337.054.040.500.0
3Mamedov RaufGMAZE26517.
4Gupta AbhijeetGMIND26127.
5Korobov AntonGMUKR27336.555.538.750.0
6Eljanov PavelGMUKR26786.554.037.500.0
7Inarkiev ErnestoGMRUS26286.553.537.000.0
8Efimenko ZaharGMUKR26706.553.036.750.0
9Le Quang LiemGMVIE26866.552.536.000.0
10Kokarev DmitryGMRUS26376.552.036.500.0
11Guseinov GadirGMAZE26236.552.036.000.0
12Bukavshin IvanGMRUS25516.552.035.750.0
13Ponkratov PavelGMRUS26086.550.535.250.0
14Popov IvanGMRUS26346.550.534.750.0
15Iturrizaga EduardoGMVEN26466.550.035.000.0
16Ipatov AlexanderGMTUR25696.550.033.750.0
17Smirnov PavelGMRUS26196.549.535.250.0
18Chadaev NikolaiGMRUS25906.549.535.250.0
19Zvjaginsev VadimGMRUS26626.549.535.000.0
20Shimanov AleksandrGMRUS26306.549.034.250.0
21Tukhaev AdamGMUKR26346.549.034.000.0
22Volkov SergeyGMRUS25826.549.033.500.0
23Shomoev AntonGMRUS25436.548.031.750.0
24Reshetnikov AlexeyIMRUS24996.547.531.250.0
25Vorobiov Evgeny E.GMRUS25686.547.531.000.0
26Frolyanov DmitryGMRUS25916.547.033.500.0
27Kazhgaleyev MurtasGMKAZ25866.546.531.750.0
28Maletin PavelGMRUS25856.546.031.750.0
29Dubov DaniilGMRUS25786.545.032.250.0
30Svetushkin DmitryGMMDA26126.545.031.750.0
31Dlugy MaximGMUSA25436.543.531.250.0
32Lintchevski DaniilGMRUS25636.543.530.750.0
33Gorovets AndreyIMBLR25166.542.529.250.0
34Andriasian ZavenGMARM25696.050.030.500.0
35Kasimdzhanov RustamGMUZB27096.049.032.500.0
36Ganguly Surya ShekharGMIND26266.048.028.750.0
37Lagno KaterynaGMUKR26166.047.531.000.0
38Khismatullin DenisGMRUS26856.047.529.250.0
39Kobalia MikhailGMRUS26256.
40Nyzhnyk IllyaGMUKR26056.046.527.750.0
257 players
Aeroflot Op Blitz Moscow RUS Tue 12th Feb 2013 - Sun 17th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Nepomniachtchi Ian GMRUS272315.5206172.75
2Svidler Peter GMRUS269714.5194153.75
3Grischuk Alexander GMRUS286014207150.25
4Korobov Anton GMUKR270013.5207151.5
5Karjakin Sergey GMRUS290113.5204144.5
6Savchenko Boris GMRUS260113.5202138.75
7Inarkiev Ernesto GMRUS265213.5200148.5
8Mamedov Rauf GMAZE265113.5200144
9Fressinet Laurent GMFRA272613200140
10Nyzhnyk Illya GMUKR261913177126.75
11Ipatov Alexander GMTUR259413175126.75
12Mamedyarov Shakhriyar GMAZE273412.5210138.5
13Chadaev Nikolai GMRUS271612.5205139
14Khismatullin Denis GMRUS263512.5205133.75
15Andriasian Zaven GMARM266712.5201136.25
16Kokarev Dmitry GMRUS263512.5196133
17Dubov Daniil GMRUS258512.5195127.25
18Sjugirov Sanan GMRUS262712.5187126.75
19Efimenko Zahar GMUKR271912.5187125.25
20Khusnutdinov Rustam GMKAZ261712.5183123.75
21Andreikin Dmitry GMRUS287712206128.5
22Sasikiran Krishnan GMIND265212198124.25
23Guseinov Gadir GMAZE255412197126.25
24Smirin Ilia GMISR265412189120
25Morozevich Alexander GMRUS280412188120
26Timofeev Artyom GMRUS261912184122.25
27Popov Ivan GMRUS265612184118.25
28Dlugy Maxim GMUSA260212184117.75
29Volkov Sergey GMRUS256612184115.75
30Durarbayli Vasif GMAZE259812182115.25
31Bukavshin Ivan GMRUS269712180116.75
32Rublevsky Sergei GMRUS263012180115.5
33Eraschenkov Denis IMRUS240212175105.5
34Stupak Kirill GMBLR261512157104
35Kamsky Gata GMUSA274511.5210126
36Maletin Pavel GMRUS260311.5196115.75
37Jakovenko Dmitry GMRUS271911.5195119.75
38Eljanov Pavel GMUKR265711.5190116.25
39Kazhgaleyev Murtas GMKAZ267011.5190115.5
40Levin Evgeny A. GMRUS253311.5190110.75
275 players
Aeroflot Open Rapid KO 2013
Round 2 6pm Moscow Time 15th Feb 2013
Le,Quang Liem1.5-0.5Vorobiov,Evgeny E
Mamedov,Rauf1.5-0.5Popov,Ivan RUS
Round 1 2pm Moscow Time 15th Feb 2013
Lintchevski, Daniil1-2Kamsky, Gata
Maletin, Pavel0-2Korobov, Anton
Reshetnikov, Alexey1-2Le, Quang Liem
Eljanov, Pavel2-0Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Efimenko, Zahar1-2Vorobiov, Evgeny E
Popov, Ivan2-1Zvjaginsev, Vadim
Svetushkin, Dmitry0-2Mamedov, Rauf
Chadaev, Nikolai1-2Iturrizaga, Eduardo
Kokarev, Dmitry2-0Shomoev, Anton
Bukavshin, Ivan2-0Tukhaev, Adam
Sjugirov, Sanan2-1Dlugy, Maxim
Shimanov, Aleksandr1.5-0.5Ponkratov, Pavel
Frolyanov, Dmitry2-0Inarkiev, Ernesto
Volkov, Sergey1-2Guseinov, Gadir
Ipatov, Alexander0.5-1.5Smirnov, Pavel
Gupta, Abhijeet1.5-0.5Dubov, Daniil
Aeroflot Op Rapid Moscow RUS Tue 12th Feb 2013 - Sun 17th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 4 Standings:
1Karjakin SergeyGMRUS28094.0
2Grischuk AlexanderGMRUS27995.0
3Nepomniachtchi IanGMRUS27424.0
3Kamsky GataGMUSA27603.5
5Svidler PeterGMRUS27572.5
5Mamedyarov ShakhriyarGMAZE27242.0
5Wang HaoGMCHN27022.0
5Eljanov PavelGMUKR26781.5
9Korobov AntonGMUKR27331.0
9Andreikin DmitryGMRUS27050.5
9Le Quang LiemGMVIE26860.5
9Mamedov RaufGMAZE26510.5
9Sjugirov SananGMRUS26330.5
9Frolyanov DmitryGMRUS25910.5
9Karpov AnatolyGMRUS26520.0
9Shimanov AleksandrRUS26300.0
16 players

4) Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2013

The Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2013 took place in Jurmala 15th to 17th February 2013. Radoslaw Wojtaszek edged out Vladimir Malakhov on tie-break after both finished 10.5/14. Round 13 leader Vassily Ivanchuk miscalculated during a winning attack against Chanda Sandipan in the last round and went on to lose the game and the tournament.

Vladimir Petrov Mem Jurmala LAT Fri 15th Feb 2013 - Sun 17th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 14 Standings:
1Wojtaszek RadoslawGMPOL271010.5108.5126.02795
2Malakhov VladimirGMRUS273010.5107.0124.52765
3Ivanchuk VassilyGMUKR271410.0110.5127.02729
4Sandipan ChandaGMIND259010.0103.5120.02678
5Ehlvest JaanGMUSA25419.5107.0121.02719
6Zhigalko SergeiGMBLR26569.5106.5123.02726
7Fier AlexandrGMBRA26019.5102.5119.52694
8Grachev BorisGMRUS26919.599.0115.02671
9Alekseev EvgenyGMRUS26729.597.0113.02616
10Shirov AlexeiGMLAT27289.0105.5123.02669
11Kovalenko IgorGMUKR26359.0105.5123.02657
12Kulaots KaidoGMEST25759.0102.0118.52602
13Gleizerov EvgenyGMRUS25709.0102.0118.02681
14Krasenkow MichalGMPOL26429.0100.0115.52621
15Antipov Mikhail Al.IMRUS25239.099.0113.02583
16Fedoseev VladimirGMRUS26289.095.5113.02588
17Romanov EvgenyGMRUS26039.088.5103.02474
18Oparin GrigoriyIMRUS24558.598.5115.02560
19Khalifman AlexanderGMRUS26158.598.0111.52585
20Miezis NormundsGMLAT24758.596.5112.02571
21Bernotas ArtursLAT23238.596.5109.52565
22Sulskis SarunasGMLTU25728.594.0109.52512
23Yevseev DenisGMRUS25288.591.0105.52518
24Kantans TomsFMLAT23608.588.5104.52459
25Chigaev MaksimIMRUS24178.588.5101.52538
26Dreev AlekseyGMRUS27858.0101.0117.02594
27Agrest EvgenijGMSWE25998.097.5113.02475
28Dragun KamilIMPOL24848.097.5112.52557
29Peralta FernandoGMARG26328.097.0111.52509
30Kurnosov IgorGMRUS26798.092.0108.02493
31Lavendelis EgonsFMLAT23018.091.5105.52497
32Kryakvin DmitryGMRUS24608.091.0106.52481
33Shkapenko PavelIMRUS23848.089.5104.02509
34Sveshnikov EvgenyGMLAT25668.088.0103.52469
35Lanka ZigurdsGMLAT24308.086.0100.02509
36Luther ThomasGMGER25408.085.099.52413
37Neiksans ArtursGMLAT25717.598.5115.02539
38Maiorov NikitaGMBLR25397.597.0112.02535
39Nyback TomiGMFIN26317.594.0109.52475
40Sveshnikov VladimirIMLAT24257.591.5107.02417
105 players

5) 17th Lienz Open 2013

The 17th Lienz Open took place 9th to 16th February 2013. Andreas Diermair took clear first with 8/9.

17th Lienz Open 2013 Lienz AUT Sat 9th Feb 2013 - Sat 16th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Diermair AndreasIMAUT24078.
2Buhmann RainerGMGER26087.542.052.542.25
3Sedlak NikolaGMSRB25737.045.558.543.25
4Schnider GertFMAUT23117.043.554.540.00
5Schwarhofer ChristopherMKAUT22857.040.552.038.25
6Mammadov FaridAZE21197.040.051.537.00
7Borsos BogdanIMUKR22607.
8Haessler WolfgangGER22567.038.549.036.75
9Aliyev RavanAZE18437.037.046.534.50
10Jovanovic ZoranGMCRO25186.545.057.038.75
11Rieger RobertAUT21246.541.052.534.75
12Hartl DanielFMAUT22756.043.555.033.00
13Unterreiner ManuelAUT20726.041.552.533.25
14Micheli CarloFMITA22926.041.052.531.00
15Popovic DusanGMSRB25746.
16Ager JosefNMAUT21986.
17Poenisch EckehardGER22036.
18Zörnpfenning SiegfriedAUT21166.037.047.529.50
19Usleber HelmutAUT20386.036.046.527.50
20Loberg Jo KristianNOR20416.
21Hapala LisaWMKAUT19766.
22Knoll MartinAUT20816.035.546.528.50
23Hicker Harald Dr.MKAUT20726.035.546.528.00
24Breuer FalkGER19756.034.044.526.00
25Pacher SimonAUT19926.033.543.528.25
26Giese TilmanGER20466.
27Huber JohannesAUT19856.031.540.024.00
28Heinig Wolfram Dr.FMGER23295.540.551.529.25
29Costello ColinENG19435.538.049.529.00
30Dimitriadis MichaelAUT21045.537.548.025.75
31Neff Gregor Ing.CMAUT21435.536.548.026.50
32Jenul ReinholdAUT20685.536.547.026.25
33Piotraschke Jens Dr.GER21385.534.044.524.00
34Stadik Wolfgang Mag.AUT20485.534.044.023.50
35Grundner AloisAUT19195.533.543.523.75
36Rathgeb HubertAUT20005.532.542.522.50
37Pregl WalterAUT20555.532.541.024.25
38Bolkeny GaborHUN19195.531.539.521.50
39Frank EmanuelAUT20875.038.048.524.50
40Egartner Wolfgang DI.AUT21125.037.548.523.25
160 players

6) First Saturday February 2013

The First Saturday February tournaments took place 2nd to 12th February 2013. Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy won the GM section with 6.5/9. Games from the final rounds are now available. Note that the game 1.1 from the IM section has been corrected to Farkas, Lajos Dr 0-1 Keschitz, Gyorgy. The players sat down and played with the wrong colours. Mark Lyell won his last 6 games for an IM norm.

FSGM Feb 2013 Budapest HUN Sat 2nd Feb 2013 - Tue 12th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Nguyen Huynh Minh HuyIMVIE24396.526.002.50.0
2Gonda LaszloGMHUN25366.
3Czebe AttilaGMHUN24885.520.502.00.0
4Stefansson HannesGMISL24965.024.503.50.0
5Mihok OliverIMHUN24424.520.002.50.0
6Hujbert FlorianFMHUN24274.519.002.00.0
7Lizak PeterIMHUN24283.515.002.50.0
8Saric SinisaIMSRB24183.513.751.50.0
9Gledura BenjaminFMHUN23933.513.001.50.0
10Rindlisbacher LarsFMSUI23662.511.251.50.0
10 players
FSIM Feb 2013 Budapest HUN Sat 2nd Feb 2013 - Tue 12th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Lyell MarkFMENG22007.026.500.07
2Kojima ShinyaFMJPN23686.027.500.05
3Kislik Erik AndrewIMUSA23595.524.500.03
4Szeberenyi AdamIMHUN23284.519.750.03
5Szalanczy EmilIMHUN22344.517.750.04
6Keschitz GyorgyFMHUN22144.515.750.04
7Zhou GuijueCHN21783.514.250.03
8Balint VilmosHUN22543.514.000.03
9Koczo KristofHUN22363.014.500.02
10Farkas Lajos Dr.HUN22283.012.000.02
10 players
FSFMA Feb 2013 Budapest HUN Sat 2nd Feb 2013 - Tue 12th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Borda LajosHUN21157.530.000.06
2Darazs ZoltanHUN21096.025.250.03
3Farkas RichardHUN21325.523.000.03
4Juracsik JozsefHUN21415.520.750.04
5Yao LanCHN05.016.500.04
6Schenkerik CsabaHUN21113.517.250.02
7Mayer IstvanFMHUN20383.512.750.02
8Krstulovic AlexFMHUN18873.512.250.02
9Gruz JanosHUN18273.011.750.01
10Nemeth OttoHUN17712.08.000.01
10 players
FSFMB Feb 2013 Budapest HUN Sat 2nd Feb 2013 - Tue 12th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 10 Standings:
1Marcu SimonSVK18859.535.250.09
2Krizsany Laszlo Sr.HUN18547.525.250.06
3Engelbrecht Imre Dr.HUN16394.012.250.03
4Brassoi-Tarnovszki AurelHUN16343.011.000.02
5Csiba TiborHUN15713.010.750.01
6Mihajlova DianaENG15092.06.000.02
6 players

7) 4th Pfalz Open 2013

The 4th Pfalz Open took place 8th to 12th February 2013. Vladimir Epishin edged out Yuriy Kuzubov on tie-break after both scored 7.5/9. I couldn't see any games.

4th Pfalz Open 2013 Neustadt an der Weinstrasse GER Fri 8th Feb 2013 - Tue 12th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Epishin, Vladimir25977117.551.545.50
2Kuzubov, Yuriy26226037.551.542.50
3Georgiev, Vladimir25525047.049.538.00
4Meister, Jakob24925047.049.537.25
5Malakhatko, Vadim25656127.049.040.00
6Korneev, Oleg26126127.045.037.25
7Bluebaum, Matthias24626216.549.035.75
8Mladenov, Svetlin24185136.548.535.50
9Zakhartsov, Vieachesl25355136.546.034.25
10Wagner, Dennis24816216.545.034.75
11Rusev, Krasimir25375136.545.034.50
12Gschnitzer, Oswald24586216.545.033.25
13Donchenko, Alexander24125136.542.033.00
14Poetsch, Hagen24436216.540.530.75
15Zakhartsov, Vladimir23095226.050.033.75
16Gaponenko, Inna24054146.049.533.25
17Becking, Stephan24226306.045.530.00
18Prasanna, Raghuram Ra24254146.044.531.25
19Meijers, Viesturs24756306.044.031.00
20Friedrich, Norbert23175226.043.528.50
21Huesmann, Thomas22386306.043.025.00
22Trella, Thomas23984146.041.027.75
23Skembris, Spyridon24614146.040.529.50
24Velasco, Santiago22624146.040.028.25
25Heimrath, Reiner22705315.548.027.50
26Teske, Henrik25313155.545.028.75
27Boehm, Martin22564235.545.028.00
28Khanukov, Boris23645315.544.525.25
29Neef, Maximilian21825315.543.524.75
30Dausch, Rene23594235.543.524.75
31Baskin, Robert21024235.542.024.75
32Wagener, Claude22574235.542.024.50
33Kvetny, Mark22433155.542.024.50
34Werner, Dimo21312075.541.523.00
35Klundt, Klaus23593155.541.025.00
36Jeitz, Christian22134235.541.024.75
37Zozulia, Anna23474235.540.025.25
38Schroeder, Jan-Christi22995315.539.524.50
39Mundorf, Johannes21855315.539.520.50
40Lambert, Andreas21613155.538.524.00
169 players

8) ch-HUN U20 2013

The Hungarian under 20 championships took place 4th to 10th February 2013. Gabor Nagy won the boys event. Games from the final three rounds are now available.

ch-HUN U20 2013 Budapest HUN Mon 4th Feb 2013 - Sun 10th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Nagy GaborIMHUN24226.021.2552466
2Haszon DavidHUN22635.519.7542434
3Kantor GergelyFMHUN23135.518.5042428
4Juhasz KristofFMHUN23435.016.2532378
5Horvath DavidIMHUN23974.514.0032320
6Zsirai PeterHUN22073.510.7532257
7Juhasz ArminHUN21832.510.5002162
8Szajbely ZsigmondHUN22292.06.0012105
9Grimm DanielHUN22521.54.5002044
9 players
ch-HUN U20 g 2013 Budapest HUN Mon 4th Feb 2013 - Sun 10th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Juhasz BarbaraHUN20997.526.0072387
2Havanecz BiankaHUN20745.518.2542087
3Gal Hanna KrisztinaHUN20605.018.0032043
4Terbe JuliannaHUN19334.012.5021963
5Terbe ZsuzsannaHUN18073.59.5031936
6Horvath Ilona KlaraHUN18743.09.7521884
7Haszon Kamilla SaraHUN19543.09.5031874
8Marjanovics AnnamariaWCMHUN19313.09.2521877
9Simon LiliHUN19081.56.2501716
9 players

9) e2e4 Torquay Congress 2013

The e2e4 Torquay Congress took place 8th to 10th February 2013. Peter Wells and Keith Arkell finished with 4/5. Games now available.

e2e4 Torquay Open Torquay ENG Fri 8th Feb 2013 - Sun 10th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 5 Standings:
1Wells, Peter KENG24911½1½14.02451
2Arkell, Keith CENG247211½½14.02464
3Ledger, Dave JENG225411½103.52391
4Burrows, Martin PENG21471½½½13.52261
5Therrien, Alex LENG2258=½1013.02189
6Mackle, DominicENG2233½1=103.02180
7Homer, Stephen JENG2172=1½½½3.02126
8Wells, Jonathan CENG202410½1½3.02168
9Bennett, Dominic LENG2009½1½103.02125
10Jaszkiwskyj, PeterENG1968010113.02101
11Piper, Stephen JENG2057½10012.52019
12Greely, Simon MENG1990 *½½½½½2.52025
13Thompson, RobertENG1954=01½½2.51811
14Bartlett, SimonENG1943½0=1½2.52010
15Webster, Richard JENG1970011002.01966
16Jackson, Paul GENG1882=01½02.01856
17Slade, TheodoreENG1775½001½2.01821
18Abbott, Mark VENG19710==½01.51777
19Hardy, RogerENG196201½0-1.51892
20Young, Daniel JENG17740010½1.51761
21Arkell, Nicholas DENG0 *1000½1.51833
22Othman, MustaphaNGR18620001-1.01228
23Goodhead, James WENG1878 *=000-0.51207
24Simpson, DerekENG1602---0-0.01040
24 players

10) e2e4 Brighton International 2013

The e2e4 Brighton International takes place 16th to 20th Feb 2013.

e2e4 Brighton Master Brighton ENG Sat 16th Feb 2013 - Wed 20th Feb 2013
Leading Round 5 (of 9) Standings:
1Gormally, Daniel WGMENG25001111½4.52679
2Hanley, Craig AIMENG2420½11½14.02560
3Hawkins, JonathanIMENG2511½10113.52399
4Cherniaev, AlexanderGMRUS2441½1½1½3.52452
5Petrov, MarijanGMBUL25181½0½13.02346
6Lalic, BogdanGMCRO2478½1½½½3.02377
7Ziska, Helgi DamIMFAI24740½1½13.02225
8Arkell, Keith CGMENG24721½½½½3.02425
9Arvola, BenjaminFMNOR2346110103.02338
10Villegas, PierreMNC22530½1½13.02377
11Wallace, PaulIRL2195½0½113.02344
12Haria, RaviENG20530½1½13.02285
13Slavin, AlexeyIMRUS2378===012.52257
14Eggleston, David JFMENG2343011½02.52283
15Kirk, EzraENG22711½1002.52336
16Croad, NicolasFMNZL2259100½12.52213
17Player, Edmund CENG22480101½2.52221
18House, Glenn LFMENG22031½½0½2.52329
19Pein, MalcolmIMENG2376===½-2.02518
20Rudd, JackIMENG2297====02.01318
21Duport, NicolasSUI2234½0½102.02258
22Jackson, James PENG22330½½102.02121
23Lenier, Jude AENG2112101002.02295
24Burrows, Martin PENG2147½0½0½1.52143
25Foo, William JENG20601000½1.52102
26Andreev, PeterENG20020½0101.52119
27Seymour, Timothy PENG2112½0½001.02050
28Levesque, ThomasFRA20930½½001.02031
29Whitehead, David JENG2055000011.01891
29 players

11) ch-Central Serbia 2013

The Championship of Central Serbia takes place 18th to 24th Feb 2013.

ch-Central Serbia Pozarevac SRB Mon 18th Feb 2013 - Sun 24th Feb 2013
Leading Round 1 (of 9) Standings:
1Milanovic DaniloGMSRB24961.
Pikula DejanGMSRB24891.
Antic DejanGMSRB24731.
Abramovic BoskoGMSRB24691.
Lajthajm BorkoGMSRB24691.
Cabrilo GoranGMSRB24371.
Martinovic SlobodanGMSRB24251.
Rajkovic DusanGMSRB24201.
Nestorovic NikolaIMSRB24091.
Radovanovic DusanSRB23871.
Dudukovic NikolaFMSRB22991.
Ilic Zoran SIMSRB22931.
Popovic Aleksandar MFMSRB22711.
Garic RadomirSRB22711.
Chelushkina IrinaWGMSRB22651.
Ratkovic MilojeSRB22491.
Zajic MilanSRB22451.
Sorgic DraganFMSRB22391.
Djukic Slobodan DFMSRB22131.
Djokic NebojsaFMSRB22091.
Bura GoranSRB22091.
Radosavljevic Slobodan DFMSRB21821.
23Tasic Zoran TSRB21731.
24Savic Miodrag RGMSRB25340.
Markovic MiroslavGMSRB24860.
Pantovic Dragan MSRB21750.
Rajkovic LjubisaFMSRB21480.
28Madjar StanislavSRB21700.
Njegic VladimirSRB21490.
Zivkovic MomciloSRB21320.
Colovic ZoranSRB21310.
Jelisavcic SrdjanSRB20850.
Djordjevic Zoran BSRB20830.
Simic VladicaSRB20800.
Ilic MilenkoSRB19610.
Ivkovic MilosSRB19340.
Brankovan MarioSRB19240.
Kostic TomislavSRB19200.
Zajic MilunSRB19030.
Gagic MiroljubSRB18820.
49 players
ch-Central Serbia w Pozarevac SRB Mon 18th Feb 2013 - Sun 24th Feb 2013
Leading Round 1 (of 9) Standings:
1Tomin KsenijaSRB19631.000.00.00
Milosevic JovanaSRB18921.000.00.00
Benderac AnaWGMSRB22261.000.00.00
4Injac TeodoraSRB17450.500.50.25
Djukic SandraWIMSRB21310.500.50.25
Rakic TeodoraSRB18250.500.50.25
Velickovski-Nejkovic MajaWIMSRB21370.500.50.25
8Milosevic MilicaSRB16430.000.00.00
Petrovic TijanaSRB16660.000.00.00
Petrovic TamaraSRB16570.000.00.00
10 players

12) I Montcada Closed 2013

The I Montcada Closed takes place 15th Feb to 22nd Mar 2013.

I Montcada Closed Montcada i Reixac ESP Fri 15th Feb 2013 - Fri 22nd Mar 2013
Leading Round 2 (of 9) Standings:
1Camacho Collados JoseFMKOR23302.01.000.02
2Panelo MarceloIMARG24292.00.500.02
Asis Gargatagli HipolitoIMESP24562.00.500.02
4Herraiz Hidalgo HerminioGMESP24761.00.500.00
Cruz CristhianGMPER25051.00.500.00
6Espinoza Palomino WillyamFMPER22840.50.500.00
Gomez Jurado Luis AlbertoFMESP22550.50.500.00
Perez Mitjans OrelvisGMESP24870.50.500.00
Martinez Ramirez ErikFMESP23020.50.500.00
10Lorenzo De La Riva LazaroIMESP24360.00.000.00
10 players

13) ch-CUB 2013

The Cuban Championship took place 7th to 16th February 2013. Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez took the title on tie-break from Yuniesky Quesada Perez after both scored 7/9. I couldn't find a source for the games yet.

ch-CUB 2013 Santa Clara CUB Thu 7th Feb 2013 - Sat 16th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Ortiz Suarez, Isan ReynaldoGMCUB2585728.75
2Quesada Perez, YunieskyGMCUB2596727.25
3Hernandez Carmenate, HoldenGMCUB25416
4Bacallao Alonso, YusnelGMCUB25435
5Hevia Alejano, Carlos AntonioIMCUB25244.5
6Otero Acosta, DiasmanyIMCUB24614
7Espinosa Veloz, ErmesFMCUB24524
8Almeida Quintana, OmarGMCUB25063
9Diaz Murgada, RiderFMCUB23062.5
10Quesada Vera, LiordisFMCUB24482
10 players

14) TCh-CZE Extraliga 2012-13

The Czech Extraliga and various quite strong secondary leagues are well under way. Rounds 1-2 of the Extraliga took place 3rd to 4th November 2012. Rounds 3-4 took place 1st to 2nd December 2012. Rounds 5-6 16th to 17th Feb 2012. Games available. I give all the games from the Extraliga again as I made a mess of sorting out the difference between father and son Bioleks. Rounds 7-8 23rd to 24th March 2013. The 1st Division leagues Round 7 10th Feb 2013 (extra Round 6 and Round 7 Vychod games now available). Round 8 on 24th Feb 2013.

TCh-CZE Extraliga Prague CZE Sat 3rd Nov 2012 - Sun 28th Apr 2013
Leading Round 6 (of 11) Standings:
11. Novoborsky ŠK*56451631.08.5
2Rapid Pardubice*66751532.010.5
3TJ Tatran Litovel*1471326.57.5
4A64 VALOZ Grygov*5641024.56.5
5Vystaviště Lysa nad Labem3*41024.05.5
6ŠK Zikuda Turnov2*5924.05.0
7Labortech Ostrava23*922.04.0
8BŠŠ Frydek-Mistek47*726.07.0
9ŠK Slavoj Poruba33*35623.05.5
10AD Mahrla Praha245*421.55.0
11TJ Bohemians Praha1123*315.04.5
12TŽ Třinec344*218.52.5
12 players
TCh-CZE 1st Zapad Prague CZE Sat 3rd Nov 2012 - Sun 28th Apr 2013
Leading Round 7 (of 11) Standings:
1ŠK Holdia DP Praha B*561833.512.5
2ŠK ERA Poštovni spořitelna*5461636.012.0
3ŠK AD Jičin*451633.59.0
4JOLY Lysa nad Labem B3*481335.011.5
51. Novoborsky ŠK B*541330.510.5
6TJ Pankrac4*41128.57.5
7TJ Slavia Hradec Kralove4*51023.56.0
8QCC Česke Budějovice40*73725.58.0
9ŠK Sokol Vyšehrad41*4523.06.0
10TJ Sokol Praha - Kobylisy3334*424.56.5
112222 ŠK Polabiny A2243*420.55.5
12Sokol Praha - Vršovice5*322.06.0
12 teams
TCh-CZE 1st Vychod Prague CZE Sat 3rd Nov 2012 - Sun 28th Apr 2013
Leading Round 7 (of 11) Standings:
1Šachovy klub Karvina “A“*551832.510.0
2SK Slavia Orlova “A“*5541633.010.0
3ŠK Duras BVK Kralovo Pole “A“3*41630.59.0
4ŠK Caissa RHEA Třebič “A“3*551230.09.0
5Beskydska šachova škola o.s. “B“*641028.58.5
6Tatran Litovel “B“2*41025.57.0
7Slavia Kroměřiž “A“33*65928.59.0
8A64 PROCLIENT Grygov “B“42*43825.57.5
9ŠK Zlin “A“4*728.010.0
10ŠK Stare Město “A“3*46728.08.5
11ŠK Gordic Jihlava344354*626.58.0
122222 ŠK Polabiny “B“42*119.54.0
12 teams

15) TCh-CAT 2013

The Catalan Team Championship Division Honor takes place 19th Jan to 13th April most weeks. Games from first four rounds now available.

TCh-CAT Div Hon Barcelona ESP Sat 19th Jan 2013 - Sat 13th Apr 2013
Leading Round 5 (of 11) Standings:
12 teams

16) TCh-FIN 2012-13

The Finnish Team Championship takes place 28th September 2012 to 10th March 2013. Rounds 8-9 were on 9th-10th February 2013 games now available. Final Rounds 10-11 on 9th to 10th March 2013. My thanks to Henri Koskinen for the news.

TCh-FIN SM 2012-13 Finland FIN Fri 28th Sep 2012 - Sun 10th Mar 2013
Leading Round 9 (of 11) Standings:
1Velhot, Porvoo917+31
2Tammer-Sh, Tampere914+18
3Aatos, Helsinki913+6
4SalSK, Salo811+5
5EtVaS, Vantaa911+4
6MatSK I, Espoo99-2
7VammSK, Sastamala97-3
8OSS, Oulu97-6
9JyS, Jyvaskyla96-9
10HSK, Helsinki95-14
11Kimmel, Joensuu84-12
12MatSK II, Espoo92-18
12 teams

17) TCh-LTU 2013

The Lithuanian Team Championships take place 19th January to 10th March 2013. Final Rounds 3-5 took place 9th-11th February 2013. A full file from rounds 1-5 now available. Round 6-7 on 9th to 10th March 2013.

TCh-LTU 2013 Vilnius LTU Sat 19th Jan 2013 - Sun 10th Feb 2013
Leading Round 5 (of 7) Standings:
14Milsa (Kaunas)5401917.566.0
26MRU (Vilnius)5410818.058.0
33AG (Kaunas)5311716.076.0
42Margiris (Kaunas)5320616.563.0
51SK-Babilonas (Panevezys)5320615.073.0
68VSK Bokstas (Plunge)5320615.066.0
75VSSSM- Chess United (Vilnius)5320613.070.0
811Suduva- Mantinga (Marijampole)5221512.557.5
910Drakonas (Siauliai)5221512.557.5
1015SK Juodasis rikis (Ukmerge)5221512.553.0
1113Tomas (Siauliai)5221511.057.0
127Bokstas (Klaipeda)5230411.573.5
1314Rokiskio SK523047.556.0
149SSK Akmena (Kretinga)514028.064.0
1512LASF (Vilnius)504118.553.5
1616Sirvinta (Vilkaviskis)504115.056.0
16 teams

18) TCh-HUN 2012-13

The Hungarian Team Champion take place 16th September to Sun 21st Apr 2013. Round 7 17th Feb 2013 games to follow next week. Round 8 3rd March 2013. Round 9 21st April 2013.

TCh-HUN 2012-13 Budapest HUN Sun 16th Sep 2012 - Sun 21st Apr 2013
Leading Round 7 (of 9) Standings:
1Aquaprofit-NTSK 97.5958
2ASE Paks 5.578
3HVSE5.56.5 5.5 6688.546
4Penzugyor SE4.55 678.56.5845.5
5ASS-Makoi SVSE3.546.5 6.58.57 5.541.5
7Hungaropharma Decs 4.5653.54.568 37.5
8Dunaharaszti MTK34.563.555.56 33.5
9Toth Laszlo SE4.52.545.5 4.54 833
10BEAC I343.546.55.5 430.5
10 teams

19) 51st TCh-DEN ExtraCon 2012-13

The 51st TCh-DEN ExtraCon takes place 28th October 2012 to 3rd March 2013. Round 7 was on 17th Feb 2013. Games not yet available. Rounds 8-9 are on 9th to 10th March 2013.

51st TCh-DEN ExtraCon 2012-13 Copenhagen DEN Sun 28th Oct 2012 - Sun 3rd Mar 2013
Leading Round 7 (of 9) Standings:
1Aarhus/Skolerne 932½
2Team Nordea Skb 1 832
3Bronshoj 1 1131
4Jetsmark 1729½
5SK 1968 1628½
7K41 1626½
8BMS Skak 1825
9Nordre 1 424
10Obro 323
10 teams

20) Frauenbundesliga 2012-13

The Fraubundesliga started 6th October and runs through to 10th March 2013. Second set of games from the early rounds now available. Rounds 6-7 took place 19th-20th Jan 2013. We may have to wait a while for the games, there were a small number broadcast live. Rounds 8-9 16th-17th Feb 2013. Final Rounds 10 to 11 on 9th to 10th March 2013. The official game file is corrupted.

FrBundesliga 2012-13 Germany GER Sat 6th Oct 2012 - Sun 10th Mar 2013
Leading Round 9 (of 11) Standings:
1OSG Baden Baden9 + 3 45 651740
2SF 1891 Friedberg9 + 4 55461637
3Bad Koenigshofen93 + 3546 1437
4Schachverein Muelheim Nord9 + 34 41330
5Hamburger SK von 18309 2 + 4446 1234
6USV Volksbank Halle92 332 + 4 251029
7SK Grosslehna91 12 + 45824
8SF Deizisau9222 + 434725½
9Rodewischer Schachmiezen91 242 + 45 623½
10SV Chemie Guben9 1 032 + 318½
11Karlsruher SF 18539 02 0 21 + 5215½
12Schachverein Wattenscheid 193091 0 2½112 1 + 010
12 teams

21) TCh-FRA w Top12 2013

The French Women's Top 12 Teams took place in Archamps 15th to 17th Feb 2013. Evry took the title.

TCh-FRA w Top12 2013 Archamps FRA Fri 15th Feb 2013 - Sun 17th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 5 Standings:
5Mulhouse Philidor5371010
9Metz Fischer5-2759
10Echiquier Toulousain5-3969
11Bois-Colombes I5-101446
12L'Isle sur la Sorgue5-101336
12 teams

22) VI Open Karkonosze 2013

The VI Open Karkonosze takes place 16th to 24th February 2013.

VI Karkonosze Open A Karpacz POL Sat 16th Feb 2013 - Sun 24th Feb 2013
Leading Round 3 (of 9) Standings:
14Kolosowski, MateuszIMPOL244133.04.5010.002450
18Szotkowski, JakubCZE214433.04.5010.002358
37Dubinski, MateuszI++POL219833.04.009.002225
420Kucza, KarolI+POL186022.55.5011.002275
510Sliwerski, Radoslawk++POL209722.55.5010.502275
63Sieciechowicz, MarcinIMPOL245522.55.0010.002325
75Galazewski, TomaszkPOL228822.55.0010.002250
814Tomczak, MikolajI+POL196522.53.007.502175
913Wozniak, MariolaWCMPOL198222.05.5011.502218
101Malaniuk, Vladimir PGMUKR251522.05.5010.502258
1111Koitka, JakubIPOL200722.05.0010.002067
1215Lada, IreneuszkPOL195922.04.509.502200
132Sergeev, VladimirGMUKR246922.04.509.002168
1432Lukasiewicz, KrzysztofIIPOL165922.04.509.002075
1542Lapa, AleksandraIPOL154922.04.508.502000
1612Piotrowski, PrzemyslawIPOL199622.04.008.502150
1735Glapa, AnnaI+POL160922.04.008.502075
186Goluch, Piotrk+POL220411.54.509.002050
1919Monczak, MariuszIIPOL186311.54.508.501883
2017Delekta, FilipIPOL193411.54.508.002025
2131Wacior, MaciejII+POL166811.54.008.001925
2224Galka, KazimierzII+POL179711.54.008.002018
2225Zaleski, LukaszIPOL176711.54.008.002050
2416Ferens, LeszekIPOL195311.53.507.502000
2522Sklepinski, ArturII+POL181611.04.509.501633
2618Dadello, AleksandraI++POL190911.04.509.001875
2726Glapa, WitoldIPOL173811.04.508.502068
2730Woloch, OskarIIPOL168711.04.508.501833
2921Jurkiewicz, JoannaI++POL184611.04.508.001800
3023Dmochowska, AgnieszkaWCMPOL180511.04.508.001925
3027Marczuk, AnnaI+POL171011.04.508.001825
3234Szymanowski, IgorIIPOL161601.04.008.001850
3237Marszalek, JakubIPOL158501.04.008.001850
3428Korpalska, JoannaI+POL170111.04.007.001875
359Khamidov, KomilI++POL211911.04.007.001800
3629Sernecki, FranciszekII+POL169811.03.507.501725
3745Zyla, TomaszIIPOL138011.03.507.001725
3836Jop, WlodzimierzIPOL160600.54.008.501825
3938Bernaszuk, KrzysztofIIPOL157000.53.508.001775
4033Krawiec, StanislawIIPOL163800.03.507.001800
45 players

23) Romanian Championships 2013

The Romanian Championships takes place 16th to 24th February 2013.

ch-ROU 2013 Baile Olanesti ROU Sat 16th Feb 2013 - Sun 24th Feb 2013
Leading Round 3 (of 11) Standings:
1Miron Lucian-CostinIMROU25263.02.05.506.0
2Grecescu Gabriel-AndreiIMROU23913.02.05.506.0
3Grigore Nicolae-PetreIMROU23853.
4Gilea LucianNMROU22453.
5Murariu AndreiGMROU25332.
6Parligras Mircea-EmilianGMROU26332.
7Lupulescu ConstantinGMROU26122.52.04.505.0
8Voiteanu GabrielFMROU22872.
9Toma Radu-CristianCMROU22192.
10Balla Tamas-KristofFMROU23662.51.53.755.5
11Hajbok RobertFMROU23132.51.53.755.0
12Vasilescu Lucian-MihailIMROU22792.51.53.755.0
13Malureanu Costin-GeorgeCMROU20982.51.53.755.0
14Anton TeodorIMROU24372.
15Salageanu Petru-GabrielNMROU21112.51.52.755.0
16Dobre Claudiu-CristianFMROU22922.
17Nevednichy VladislavGMROU25422.
18Filip LucianIMROU24642.
19Russu EduardCMROU21982.
20Doros Radu-MarianNMROU23092.
21Stanciu Alexandru-OvidiuNMROU23832.
22Stegariu Vlad-IonutCMROU22012.
23Martian Dragos-DanielIROU21452.
24Berescu Alin-MileGMROU24952.
25Petrisor Adrian-MarianIMROU23922.
26Milu Romeo-SorinIMROU23922.
27Gheorghiu CalinCMROU20292.
28Bida Mihai-EugenCMROU22122.02.02.754.5
29Secheres Adrian-SimionCMROU21602.
30Pessi Emil-GeorgeFMROU21602.
31Posedaru BogdanFMROU23282.
32Miroiu George-CatalinNMROU23142.01.52.754.5
33Glodeanu IonIMROU21802.01.52.504.0
34Ciobanu AurelianNMROU22182.
35Dolana Andrei-TheodorCMROU21992.01.02.504.0
36Baratosi DanielIMROU24242.01.02.503.0
37Daianu Cristian-ClementFMROU22832.
38Vladescu Florin-GeorgeNMROU22252.
39Georgescu Tiberiu-MarianIMROU23962.
40Samu Sorin-MihaiCMROU20782.
113 players
ch-ROU w 2013 Baile Olanesti ROU Sat 16th Feb 2013 - Sun 24th Feb 2013
Leading Round 2 (of 9) Standings:
1Foisor Cristina-AdelaIMROU23892.
Bulmaga IrinaWGMROU23552.
Ionescu IrinaWGMROU22532.
Dragomirescu AngelaWIMROU22352.
5Cosma Elena-LuminitaWGMROU23322.
Sandu MihaelaWGMROU22222.
7Foisor Mihaela-VeronicaWIMROU22191.50.01.752.5
8Ilie Maria-RuxandraWCMROU20031.
9Peptan Corina-IsabelaIMROU24431.50.00.752.5
10Anusca Madalina-MariaWNMROU20701.
Lolici Iselin-AmandaWCMROU19641.
12Didiliuc Dariana-GabrielaIROU15731.
13Toma Andreea-SimonaIROU13311.00.00.502.0
14Visanescu Daria-IoanaWFMROU20681.00.00.501.5
15Gelip IoanaWCMROU20171.
Mathe KatalinWCMROU19891.
Cosman Andreea-MarioaraWCMROU19441.
18Morea Georgiana-StelutaWCMROU18701.
Dobre Ana-Margareta-AlexandraIROU18511.
Cirlig Ioana-AndreeaWCMROU17771.
Prunariu Ana-MariaIROU17691.
Stanciu Ioana-GeorgianaWCMROU17161.
Moldovan Petruta-AlisiaIROU17121.
24Porcoleanu Doina-OlgaIROU16840.50.00.501.0
25Olea LilianaWNMROU19260.50.00.500.5
26Vasilescu MariaWNMROU18830.
Bogdan ElizavetaIROU18290.
Toma Elena-AdelaidaIROU17220.
Nastase Andreea-CristinaIROU16510.
Banciu Bianca-GabrielaIROU15910.
Coman Emilia-FlorentinaIROU15420.
31 players

24) 2nd Santa Catarina Masters 2013

The 2nd Santa Catarina Masters took place 11th to 17th February 2013. Jose Fernando Cubas won with 8.5/9. Games from the final two rounds not yet available.

2nd Santa Catarina M Blumenau BRA Mon 11th Feb 2013 - Sun 17th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Cubas Jose FernandoGM25378.50.0835.50
2Diaz Hollemaert NahuelIM24017.00.0625.75
3Ricardi PabloGM24826.50.0621.00
4Umetsubo Cesar HidemitsuFM22885.50.0515.50
5Feliciano Ebert VanessaWFM22244.01.0214.75
6Cunha Lucas Aguiar22024.00.0311.00
7Cordeiro Marco Aurelio Zaror22153.50.0211.50
8Bueno Alfeu Junior VarelaFM23062.50.007.50
9Gallo Ponce Elbert22592.00.017.00
10Gauche CharlesFM22271.50.005.00
10 players

25) 77th ch-BUL SF 2013

The 77th Bulgarian Championship semi-finals took place in Plovdiv 11th to 17th February 2013. Tihomir Janev won with 6.5/9.

77th ch-BUL SF 2013 Plovdiv BUL Mon 11th Feb 2013 - Sun 17th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Janev TihomirIMBUL24186.5249745.049.0
2Dimitrov RadoslavIMBUL24036.0248245.048.5
3Enchev IvajloIMBUL24416.0244544.048.5
4Kozhuharov SpasIMBUL24566.0244243.046.5
5Vutov MarioBUL23476.0243642.546.5
6Arnaudov G. PetarIMBUL24716.0243043.547.0
7Popchev MilkoGMBUL24346.0241544.048.0
8Ivanov BorislavBUL23425.5235640.543.0
9Kukov VelislavIMBUL23925.5234842.046.5
10Marholev DimitarIMBUL23335.0233541.045.0
11Galunova TsvetaBUL20445.0230343.046.5
12Janev PavelBUL21215.0221437.540.5
13Badev KirilFMBUL23945.0220037.040.5
14Kolev Atanas TonchevBUL20864.5218134.036.5
15Nikolov JordanBUL20924.5213536.037.0
16Ruschukov BoyanBUL19684.5209736.537.5
17Ljangov PetarBUL20724.5209333.036.0
18Danov LyubomirBUL21584.5206632.033.0
19Vlashki NinoBUL22174.0225340.043.5
20Ninov DayanBUL21374.0215536.039.0
21Andreev SashoBUL22104.0210437.540.5
22Stoynov StefanBUL21004.0208836.539.5
23Valkov VladimirBUL20434.0198632.535.0
24Stoinev MetodiBUL22373.5222235.536.5
25Slavov JankoBUL19383.5206336.537.5
26Slavov HristoBUL17813.5199432.533.5
27Janchev PetarBUL21773.0202134.537.0
28Petrov PlamenBUL18963.0197033.537.0
29Mitev MiroslavBUL18523.0191432.033.0
30Kirchev KrasimirBUL19583.0189233.535.5
31Bratanov ZsivkoIMBUL24382.5215538.041.5
32Ivanov LjubomirBUL19361.5158633.034.5
33Panayotov YankoBUL22131.5032.033.0
34Banov BoilBUL22111.0188830.032.0
34 players
63nd ch-BUL SF w Plovdiv BUL Mon 11th Feb 2013 - Sun 17th Feb 2013. Category: None. Ave: (1790)
Rk Name Title FED Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts TPR
1 Salimova, Nurgyul WF BUL 1780 # 1 1 1 = = = 1 1 1 7.5 2064
2 Vasova, Maria BUL 1824 0 # 1 = = 1 1 1 1 1 7 2007
3 Sirkova, Darena WF BUL 1970 0 0 # 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 6 1895
4 Bednikova, Stefi WIM BUL 2079 0 = 0 # 1 = 1 1 1 1 6 1883
5 Ivanova, Simoneta BUL 2004 = = 0 0 # 1 = 1 1 1 5.5 1847
6 Antova, Gabriela WF BUL 1700 = 0 0 = 0 # 1 1 1 = 4.5 1800
7 Vasileva, Veronika BUL 1768 = 0 0 0 = 0 # 1 1 1 4 1750
8 Radeva, Viktoria WC BUL 1762 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 # 1 1 3 1668
9 Vasileva, Cveta BUL 1578 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 # 1 1 1463
10 Bureva, Radilena BUL 1438 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 # 0.5 1385

26) Horodok-800 years IM

The Horodok-800 years IM tournament took place 11th to 17th February 2013. Vladimir Meleshko won with 7/9. I couldn't find any games.

Horodok-800 years IM Horodok UKR Mon 11th Feb 2013 - Sun 17th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Meleshko VladimirFMUKR2211*1½½½111½17.028.500.05
2Osmak IulijaWFMUKR21800*1½011½116.022.750.05
3Grekh AndreyIMUKR2373½0*½11½½½15.522.250.03
4Vetoshko VolodymyrUKR2277½½½*1½½½½½5.022.500.01
5Terletsky OlegUKR2250½100*01½115.019.250.04
6Licznerski LukaszFMPOL2321000½1*½1115.017.250.04
7Zajarnyi AnatolyiIMMDA230500½½0½*1½½3.513.501.01
8Berlin DmitriyBLR20650½½½½00*½13.513.500.01
9Sevostianov PavelIMRUS2305½0½½00½½*13.513.250.01
10Chulivska VitaWGMUKR2253000½00½00*
10 players

27) Novy Bor Open 2013

The Novy Bor Open took place 9th to 16th Feb 2013. Jan Vrana won with 8.5/9.

Novy Bor Open 2013 Novy Bor CZE Sat 9th Feb 2013 - Sat 16th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
1Vrana JanFMCZE22758.540.051.08
2Machan JanCZE20947.038.048.56
3Bartos JanFMCZE21546.536.047.54
4Dambrauskas VirginijusIMLTU23216.039.052.05
5Nguyen Thai Dai VanCZE21116.038.050.04
6Volodin ViktorIMRUS21816.035.546.55
7Burdalev KirillFMUKR23276.035.046.05
8Vavrinec TomasCZE20186.034.544.55
9Kucera PetrCZE22355.539.551.53
10Svobodova MichaelaWFMCZE20515.533.043.05
11Koziol KamilPOL20005.531.541.04
12Paldus PetrCZE20025.036.046.04
13Bores RomanCZE21635.036.045.04
14Grela KacperPOL19715.035.543.04
15Richterova NatasaCZE19485.033.542.04
16Vinod GopalIND20305.032.039.54
17Ochman TomasCZE18715.030.039.03
18Molnar JiriCZE18775.030.037.54
19Bradac DanielCZE19015.029.537.54
20Majstr JiriCZE18735.028.537.52
21Voelz StephanGER19434.537.547.53
22Nelyubin SergeyUKR19914.536.544.52
23Liska JiriCZE17944.534.043.54
24Kuchar TomasCZE16974.531.038.53
25Kucera JaroslavCZE19964.530.540.54
26Froehlich ManuelGER16384.529.536.03
27Chapman NigelSCO17424.529.037.53
28Liduch FilipCZE17994.035.545.53
29Grundy ThomasSCO17094.032.041.02
30Svoboda FilipCZE17394.032.040.03
31Wasik JozefPOL18284.031.541.03
32Svec LudekCZE18154.029.537.03
33Mollison JameSCO18734.028.537.03
34Vetter UdoGER17224.028.535.52
35Liska JiriCZE16774.024.531.54
36Novotny ViktorCZE21493.538.049.03
37Koudelka MilosCZE17623.533.040.53
38Von Keyserlingk ChandaGER17303.528.537.53
39Petruzalek RadimCZE16083.526.534.02
40Voith WalterGER16923.030.038.02
47 players

28) Guam International Open 2013

The Guam International Open takes place 15th to 21st February 2013.

Guam Open 2013 Tumon GUM Fri 15th Feb 2013 - Thu 21st Feb 2013
Leading Round 6 (of 9) Standings:
1Stopa JacekIMPOL24846.
2Sewambar AshwinTPE20844.523.515.515.25
3Briscoe ChrisCMENG22174.523.015.014.75
4Soriano RudyGUM17724.519.512.511.75
5Kempen LeonAUS19964.021.513.511.00
Herreros MiguelGUM17224.021.513.511.00
7Huang Jimmy Ching-ChihTPE19124.020.514.011.50
8Molod JonathanGUM03.523.014.011.00
9De Los Angeles BenjaminGUM03.518.012.09.50
10Whitt AnthonyGUM18583.517.011.58.25
11Orio RogerGUM16973.
12Buenaventura ReneGUM17953.020.514.08.50
13Caluag JosephGUM03.
14Sumilong PaulGUM03.
15Lacno FelixGUM17373.017.511.57.00
16You GaramKOR14903.
17Ryan LeonGUM03.
18Pinaula BennyGUM12822.
19Kwak Keun HyongKOR02.016.511.02.00
20Moguel NoelGUM02.
21Taitano MarieGUM02.
22Balbalosa JeffPLW16282.
23Anthony Whipps KsauPLW13922.
24Jee Sean WooKOR01.
25Oh JihyunKOR01.
26Whipps Joy FloresPLW01.
26 players

29) Iceland-China Friendly Match

There was an Iceland-China Friendly Match in the Arion Bank in Reykjavik ahead of the Reykjavik Open starting on 19th Feb. China won with 47.5 against Iceland 24.5. My thank to Omar Salama for the news and games. Omar Salama's Blog has photos from the event.

ISL vs CHN Friendly Reykjavik ISL Sat 16th Feb 2013 - Sun 17th Feb 2013
Leading Final Round 12 Standings:
2 players

30) Dutch League 2012-13

The Dutch League takes place 15th September 2012 to 20th April 2013. Round 6 16th Feb 2013. Games available. Round 7 9th March 2013.

Dutch League 2012-13 Amsterdam NED Sat 15th Sep 2012 - Sat 20th Apr 2013
Leading Round 6 (of 9) Standings:
1En Passant2472 6 1241½
2Accres Apeldoorn2414 1038
3SO Rotterdam2400 5 6732
4Utrecht23794 5 6 729½
5HMC Calder2383½ 56726
6Voerendaal2412 7631½
7Kennemer Combinatie2353 4 427½
8Groninger Combinatie2336 6 425½
9BSG2326 4453 326
10De Stukkenjagers2281 4 022½
10 teams

31) TCh-BEL 2012-13

The Belgian Team Championship takes place 23rd September 2012 to 17th March 2013. Round 8 took place on 3rd February 2013. Round 9 is on 17th February 2013. Round 10 is on 3rd March 2013. Final Round 11 17th March 2013.

TCh-BEL 2012-13 Belgium BEL Sun 23rd Sep 2012 - Sun 17th Mar 2013
Leading Round 9 (of 11) Standings:
1Amay 116168
2Wirtzfeld 115174
3KSK47-Eynatten 111156
4Anderlecht 111150
5Fontaine 111140
6KSK Rochade 110151
7Borgerhout 110144
8KGSRL 19142
9CREC 18143
10Deurne 13126
11Zottegem 13122
12KSK47-Eynatten 21107
12 teams

32) Active Team Events

A list of ongoing team events without an update this week.

SVK Extraliga 2012-13

The Slovakian Extraliga takes place 27th October 2012 to 3rd March 2013. Rounds 5-6 took place 19th to 20th January 2013. Rounds 7-8 took place on 9th-10th February 2013. Full game file should follow soon. Final rounds 9-11 take place 1st to 3rd March 2013.

TCh-SVK Extr 2012-13 Bratislava SVK Sat 27th Oct 2012 - Sun 3rd Mar 2013
Leading Round 8 (of 11) Standings:
17BRATISLAVA sk Slovan87012241.50
212DUNAJSKA STREDA sk86111940.00
34DUNAJOV tj Inbest85211635.00
41CADCA sk Caissa85301538.50
56BRATISLAVA sk Doprastav84221435.00
68LIPTOV sk Magic83321129.00
72TRENCIN pk83411033.50
810KOSICE 7 Statocnych83411033.00
93DUBNICA NAD VAHOM sks83411030.00
1011KOSICE tj Slavia8260625.00
119MODRA sk8152523.00
125NITRA nsk8080020.50
12 teams

TCh-SWE Elitserien 2012-13

The Swedish Team Championship takes place 5th October 2012 to 17th March 2013. Games from the first three rounds now available. Games from rounds 4, 1st December and 5, 2nd February aren't yet available. Round 6 is on 23rd February 2013.

TCh-SWE Elit 2012-13 Sweden SWE Fri 5th Oct 2012 - Sun 17th Mar 2013
Leading Round 5 (of 9) Standings:
2Rockaden S*5671029.00
10Rockaden U1½3*014.00
10 teams

Bundesliga 2012-13

The Bundesliga second weekend took place 11th to 12th November 2012. Rounds 5 and 6 took place 8th to 9th December 2012. OSG Baden-Baden now leads alone on 100%. Rounds 9-10 on 23rd-24th Feb 2013.

Bundesliga 2012-13 Germany GER Sat 20th Oct 2012 - Sun 7th Apr 2013
Leading Round 8 (of 15) Standings:
2SG Solingen701461543
5SC Eppingen521451139
7SG Trier42223441033
13SF Berlin1613334327
16 teams

TCh-AUT 2012-13

The Austrian Team Championship takes place 2nd November 2012 to 24th March 2013. Rounds 4-6 took place in Graz 17th to 19th January 2013 with live coverage of the games. The final rounds 8-11 take place in St.Veit 21st to 24th March 2013.

TCh-AUT 2012-13 Austria AUT Fri 2nd Nov 2012 - Sun 24th Mar 2013
Leading Round 7 (of 11) Standings:
1SK Sparkasse Jenbach*51428.00
2SK Advisory Invest Baden*31127.00
3SK MPÖ Maria Saal3*351024.00
4SV Raika Rapid Feffernitz*54623926.00
5ASVÖ Fundermax St.Veit1*344920.50
6ASVÖ Wulkaprodersdorf1*434519.50
7SK Zwettl3*334519.50
8SK Sparkasse Fürstenfeld½223*4516.52
9Club 7 Ansfelden3022*516.50
10SK Husek Wien423*3½417.51
11SK Absam1323*417.51
12SK Hohenems32*319.50
12 teams

4NCL 2012-13

The 4NCL started in Sunningdale 3rd-4th November 2012. Rounds 3-4 12th-13th January 2013, games available and now tables. Round 5-6 23rd to 24th February 2013.

4NCL 2012-13 Sunningdale ENG Sat 3rd Nov 2012 - Sat 11th May 2013
Leading Round 4 (of 11) Standings:
1Wood Green Hilsmark 15-35-34-47-1721
2Cheddleton 13-57-16½-1½5-3621½
3Barbican 4NCL 13-55-34½-3½7½-½620
4Cambridge University 13-53½-4½5-35-3416½
5Guildford 21-73-56-24-4314 14-41½-6½5-32½-5½313
7Sambuca Sharks3-53-52-65½-2½213½
8BCM Dragons1-7½-7½3-54-41
1Guildford 16½-1½6-24-47-1723½
2White Rose 12½-5½5½-2½7-15-3620
3Barbican 4NCL 21½-6½5½-2½5½-2½4-4516½
4South Wales Dragons2½-5½2½-5½4½-3½5-3414½
5Jutes of Kent2-61-75½-2½5-3413½
6Wood Green Hilsmark 24-43½-4½2½-5½7-1317
7Warwickshire Select 11-73-51-74½-3½2
8Blackthorne Russia3-54-43-53½-4½113½
16 teams

TCh-NOR Eliteserien 2012-13

The Norwegian Teams Eliteserien takes place 2nd November to 7th April 2012. Played in three sets of fixtures. Rounds 1-3 2nd-4th November 2012. Rounds 4-6 11th-13th January 2013 (games available). Rounds 7-9 5th-7th April 2013.

TCh-NOR El 2012-13 Oslo NOR Fri 2nd Nov 2012 - Sun 7th Apr 2013
Leading Round 6 (of 9) Standings:
1 OSS2413122332
2 Kristiansund2425922.521.5
3 SK 19112317820.517
4 Asker222561813
5 Moss2304518.513.5
6 Akademisk2200516.59.5
7 Bergens2314516.59
8 Black Knights232341710
9 SOSS Selvaagbygg22713169.5
10 Trondheim2148311.58
10 teams

Chinese League 2012

The Chinese league was a marathon event over 22 rounds. Rounds: Beijing 28th Apr - May 1st, Taizhou 27th-29th June, Shanghai 11th-13th July (turned out to be Tianjin), Shenzhen 14th-17th Sept, Hangzhou 6th-9th October and finally Danzhou 21st-24th Dec 2012. (info Shanghai Jianqiao Academy Team took the title.

I'm hoping an archive of games turns up still, if anyone sees games from the final rounds let me know.

TCh-AUT 2nd Bundesliga 2012-13

The Austrian 2nd Division Mitte division has started. Rounds 4-5 were on 24th-25th November 2012. Round 5-6 22nd-23rd March 2013.

TCh-AUT2 Mitte12-13 Austria AUT Fri 19th Oct 2012 - Sun 21st Apr 2013
Leading Round 5 (of 11) Standings:
1RbEJ Gleisdorf*435920.00
2Spg. Grieskirchen/B.Schallerbach*3444918.50
3Schachverein Wolfsberg*818.50
4Schachclub MPÖ Maria Saal*818.50
5Schachklub Sparkasse Fürstenfeld3*4515.50
6Spg. Sauwald2*333514.50
7Union Styria Graz3½*4513.50
8ESV Austria Graz2*3315.50
9SC Die Klagenfurter232*313.00
10ASK St. Valentin233*212.00
12SV Steyregg3½*110.00
12 teams

TCh-ISL 2012-13

The first half of the Icelandic Team Championship took place 5th to 7th October 2012. Final half is 1st-3rd March 2013. Games now available.

TCh-ISL 2012-13 Reykjavik ISL Fri 5th Oct 2012 - Fri 1st Mar 2013
Leading Round 4 (of 7) Standings:
1Taflfelag Bolungarvikur A * 422.570
2Vikingaklubburinn A4 * 722.050
3Taflfelag Reykjavikur A * 621.580
4Taflfelag Vestmannaeyja A * 620.540
5Godinn-Matar A2 * 517.060
6Hellir A½23 * 13.020
7Skakfelag Akureyrar A½ * 7.000
8Taflfelag Bolungarvikur B½1½ * 4.500
8 teams

33) Forthcoming Events and Links

Reykjavik Open 2013

Zurich Chess Challenge 2013

Zurich CC 2013 Zuerich SUI Sat 23rd Feb 2013 - Fri 1st Mar 2013
Player List
Rk Name Ti FED Elo FIDE Id
1 Kramnik, Vladimir GM RUS 2810 4101588
2 Anand, Viswanathan GM IND 2780 5000017
3 Caruana, Fabiano GM ITA 2757 2020009
4 Gelfand, Boris GM ISR 2740 2805677

20th Bunratty Chess Festival 2013

Karpos Open 2013

Nancy GP Rapid 2013

13th European Senior Championships 2013

World Chess Candidates 2013

36th San Sebastian International Open

O2C Doeberl Cup 2013

FIDE Grand Prix Lisbon 2013

48th Capablanca Memorial 2013

14th Euro Indiv 2013

Norway Chess 2013

Norway Chess 2013 Sandnes NOR Wed 8th May 2013 - Sat 18th May 2013
Player List
Rk Name Ti FED Elo FIDE Id
1 Carlsen, Magnus GM NOR 2872 1503014
2 Kramnik, Vladimir GM RUS 2810 4101588
3 Aronian, Levon GM ARM 2809 13300474
4 Radjabov, Teimour GM AZE 2793 13400924
5 Karjakin, Sergey GM RUS 2786 14109603
6 Anand, Viswanathan GM IND 2780 5000017
7 Topalov, Veselin GM BUL 2771 2900084
8 Nakamura, Hikaru GM USA 2767 2016192
9 Wang, Hao GM CHN 2743 8602883
10 Hammer, Jon Ludvig GM NOR 2629 1503707

21st Sigeman & Co 2013

FIDE Grand Prix Madrid 2013

XXVI Ciudad de Leon

27th Pula Open 2013

FIDE Grand Prix Berlin 2013

31st Andorra Open 2013

46th Biel International Chess Festival 2013

FIDE World Cup 2013

FIDE Grand Prix Paris 2013

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