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31.10.2006 RUSSIAN SUPERFINAL: MOSCOW, DECEMBER 2-15
The terms and venue of the Russian Superfinal are announced. Peter Svidler, Alexander Morozevich, Sergey Rublevsky, Dmitry Jakovenko, Ernesto Inarkiev, Denis Khismatullin, Sergey Grigoriants, Evgeny Alekseev, Evgeny Tomashevskij, Nikita Vitiugov, Ian Nepomnyaschij and Evgeny Najer will play in Moscow, December 2-15. Ildar Khairullin is the first candidate and will replace any withdrawing player. This will be an 11-round all-play-all. The venue is Central House of Chess Player, Moscow.
more [source: russiachess.ru]


30.10.2006 INTERVIEWS OF KRAMNIK’S SECONDS
International master Ilya Odessky interviewed Sergey Rublevsky and Alexander Motylev, who were Kramnik's seconds at the Elista match. We are publishing the translation of the Rublevsky interview.
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30.10.2006 CHIGORIN MEMORIAL
Last games of the Chigorin Memorial were played yesterday. Dmitry Bocharov won the main tournament with 7/9. Anton Shomoev, Boris Savchenko, Andrey Rytchagov and Vladimir Belov shared the 2nd-5th places with 6.5. A.Davydov won the U-2300 tournament with 7.5/9.
more [source: totalchess.spb.ru]


29.10.2006 SUCCESS OF POLGAR AND MAMEDYAROV, FAILURE OF TOPALOV
Chess festival Essent 2006 came to an end. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Judit Polgar won the round-robin tournament with 4.5/6. They surpassed former FIDE champion Topalov by two points. Ivan Sokolov finished last with just half a point. Two players shared the first place in the parallell Swiss tournament: Ivan Cheparinov and Jan Werle. Two younger sisters of Mamedyarov also played in the Swiss. Zeinab, WGM, collected 4.5 points, Turkan, WIM, had 4.
more [source: www.essentchess.nl]


28.10.2006 TAL MEMORIAL, NOVEMBER 5-19
The Memorial of Mikhail Tal will take place in Moscow, November 5-19. It will include a blitz tournament and a 20th category round-robin. The lineup for the round-robin: Svidler, Morozevich, Aronian, Leko, Gelfand, Mamedyarov, Shirov, Grischuk, Ponomariov and Carlsen. Karpov and Polgar are expected to participate in the blitz tournament.
more [source: www.russiachess.ru]


28.10.2006 CHIGORIN MEMORIAL
Boris Savchenko leads with 5.5 points after 6 rounds. Andrey Rytchagov has 5 points, Maletin, Maiorov, Sergienko and Shomoev all have 4.5. Zakharchenko leads in the U-2300 tournament with 5.5 points, 6 players are half a point behind.
more [source: www.chigorin.ru]


28.10.2006 Dominguez here, Dominguez there
While we are still in pain after Zenit St.Petersburg losing to Rubin Kazan 0-3 with Argentinian forward Alejandro Dominguez scoring two goals, another Dominguez, Lenier, won a tournament in Barcelona with excellent score 8 out of 9! In the last round Lenier defeated Vassily Ivanchuk, who finished second with 6.5 points. Russian Oleg Korneev took the third place - 5.5 points.
more [source: www.fcde.org]


27.10.2006 Polgar and Mamedyarov are together again
Penultimate round of the Essent tournament was dark for White pieces - Polgar lost to Mamedyarov, and Sokolov lost to Topalov. Polgar and Mamedyarov have 3.5 points before the last round, Topalov has 2.5 points, Sokolov has half a point. Tomorrow Topalov plays Polgar, and Mamedyarov meets Sokolov.
more [source: www.essentchess.nl]


27.10.2006 Peter Svidler and Andrey Belozerov become September’s laureates
Maxim Notkin concludes the expert voting about the best game of September.
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27.10.2006 Tournament in Barcelona
Dominguez collected 7 points in 8 games and is in the lead with just one round to go. Ivanchuk is half a point behind. Korneev occupies the 3rd place with 5 points.
more [source: www.fcde.org]


27.10.2006 CHIGORIN MEMORIAL
International masters Savchenko and Sergienko lead after 5 rounds with 4.5 points in the main tournament. A.Rychagov, Zarubin, Matelin and Maiorov have 4/5. Zakharchenko leads in the U-2300 tournament with 5 points, followed by Barkhudarian and Nasonov - both 4.5.
more [source: www.totalchess.spb.ru]


26.10.2006 JUDIT BULLIES BOYS
Judit Polgar, playing Black, defeated Ivan Sokolov in the 4th round of the Category 20 Essent international tournament. She leads with 3.5 out of 4. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has a point less - he lost to Topalov today. The Bulgarian won his first game in the tournament and has now 1.5 points. Ivan Sokolov in on the last place with half a point. The 5th round is played tomorrow.
more [source: www.essentchess.nl]


26.10.2006 VASSILY AZEMSHA IS 60!
Well-known St. Petersburg artist Vassily Nikolayevich Azemsha turns 60 today! Our congratulations! Some of chess-related works of Mr. Azemsha were published on our website - follow the link below.
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26.10.2006 CHIGORIN MEMORIAL
Four rounds are played in the open tournaments. Boris Savchenko, Sergienko, Pavel Smirnov and Shomoev are leading in the main tournament with 3.5 points. The secondary tournament is led by Abramov, Barkhudarian, and Zakharchenko, all having the perfect score.
more [source: www.totalchess.spb.ru]


26.10.2006 Tournament in Barcelona
Cuban Dominguez leads after 7 rounds wuth 6 points. Ivanchuk (Ukraine) has 5.5, Russian Korneev has 4.5. There are two rounds left to play.
more [source: www.fcde.org]


25.10.2006 IVAN SMYKOVSKIJ. EUROPEAN CLUB CUP, ROUNDS 1-4
International master Ivan Smykovskij presents his review of the first four rounds of the European Club Cup. Added to the "Competitions" section.
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25.10.2006 IN MEMORY OF ALBERT GENIN (1940-2006)
Albert Aronovich Genin, silver medalist of the USSR Spartakiad (1959) with the Leningrad team, participant of five Leningrad championship finals, successful children's trainer, died tragically at age of 66. Our condolences to his relatives and friends.
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25.10.2006 FIRST HALF OF THE ESSENT BRINGS TWO LEADERS
Both third round games ended in fighting draws: Mamedyarov-Polgar and Topalov-Sokolov. The standings after the first half: Mamedyarov and Polgar - both 2.5 points, Sokolov and Topalov - both 0.5. Today is a rest day.
more [source: www.essentchess.nl]


25.10.2006 Tournament in Barcelona
Dominguez and Ivanchuk lead after 5 rounds of Barcelona International tournament with 4 points. Russian grandmaster Oleg Korneev has 3 points.
more [source: www.fcde.org]


24.10.2006 JUDIT AND SHAKH - 2 OUT OF 2, VESELIN AND IVAN - 0 OUT OF 2!
In the second round of the Essent tournament Judit Polgar defeated Veselin Topalov, and Ivan Sokolov lost to Shakriyar Mamedyarov. Polgar and Mamedyarov have 2 out of 2, Sokolov and Topalov have no points. The first half of the tournament ends today with the leaders' and outsiders' clashes.
more [source: www.essentchess.nl]


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