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31.07.2006 Pardubice chess festival
Russian Stanislav Novikov won the main tournament of the traditional chess festival in Pardubice, Czech Republic. He scored 7.5 poitns in 9 games. Three Russian players joined the group with 7 points - Tomashevsky, Potkin and Smykovsky. Sergey Klimov showed the best result among St. Petersburg players - 6.5 points. Alas, the tournament was saddened by a tragic death of 19-year-old Brittish player Jessie Gilbert, who fell out of the hotel window.
more [source: www.czechopen.net]

FIDE Master Alexey Lanin presents his game against Skorchenko that was played in the Russian Club championship in Dagomys.
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International Master Sergey Soloviov presents the game Yemelin - Karpov that was played in the Keres Memorial in Tallin.
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31.07.2006 NORTH URAL CUP 2006
There are only two rounds left to play in Krasnoturinsk. Lahno and Zhu Chen lead with 5.5/7, Mkrtchian is on the 3rd place with 4 points. Nadezhda Kosintseva, Stefanova, Chiburdanidze and Cmilyte all have 3.5, Hou Yifan has 2.5, Matveeva has 2, and Tatiana Kosintseva only collected a point and a half.
more [source: www.northuralscup.ru]

31.07.2006 Kasparov returns to play rapid chess
On August, 22, Garry Kasparov will play his first game of chess (although rapid) since Linares 2005, meeting Anatoly Karpov, Victor Korchnoi and Judit Polgar in Lichthof Chess Champions Day in Zurich. Kasparov had said the retirement does not mean he is going to abandon lighter forms of chess, so there is still no clear come-back from the world's greatest chess player. However, it's a good news.
more [source: emagazine.credit-suisse.com]

31.07.2006 Biel Chess Festival
Alexander Morozevich continued his winning streak, beating Lazaro Bruzon in the round 6. Games Carlsen-Pelletier and Volokitin-Radjabov were drawn. Morozevich leads with 5 points, Radjabov has 4, Carlsen 3.5. Pia Cramling (4.5/6) is half a point ahead of Yelena Dembo in the women's round robin.
more [source: www.bielchessfestival.ch]

31.07.2006 DORTMUND 2006
All second round games were drawn: Aronian-Kramnik, Svidler-Leko, Adams-Jobava, and Naiditsch-Gelfand. Peter Leko and Peter Svidler lead with 1.5 points after two rounds, Aronian, Kramnik, Adams, and Gelfand have 1, Jobava and naiditsch have none.
more [source: dortmund.chessgate.de]

29.07.2006 NORTH URAL CUP 2006
In the round 6 Zhu Chen drew with Lahno, Mkrtchian def. Hou Yifan, Chiburdanidze drw with Tatiana Kosintseva, Cmilyte drew with Nadezhda Kosintseva, and Matveeva lost to Stefanova. The standings after 6 rounds: Lahno 5, Zhu Chen 4.5, Mkrtchian and Stefanova 3.5, Chiburdanidze and Nadezhda Kosintseva 3, Cmilyte 2.5, Hou Yifan 2, Matveeva and Tatiana Kosintseva 1.5.
more [source: www.northuralscup.ru]

28.07.2006 RUBLEVSKY-MAMEDYAROV becomes the best game of June
Maxim NOTKIN discusses the expert voting for the best game of June.
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28.07.2006 Biel Chess Festival
In the 4th round of a grandmaster tournament in Biel, Morozevich defeated Radjabov, Volokitin drew vs. Pelletier, and Bruzon drew vs. Carlsen. Morozevich and Carlsen lead with 3 points, Radjabov has 2.5, Bruzon 1.5, Volokitin and Pelletier both have 1 point.
more [source: www.bielchessfestival.ch]

28.07.2006 NORTH URAL CUP 2006
Kateryna Lahno is in the lead after 5 rounds in Krasnoturink with 4.5/5. Former world champion Zhu Chen is half a point behind. Four players have 2.5/5 - Chiburdanidze, Stefanova, Nadezhda Kosintseva and Mkrtchian. Yifan Hou and Cmilyte have 2 points, Matveeva 1.5, Tatiana Kosintseva concludes the race with 1 point.
more [source: www.northuralscup.ru]

28.07.2006 DORTMUND 2006
An annual tournament starts on Saturday in Dortmund, Germany. This time there are 8 participants, seeded as follows: 1.Adams, 2.Jobava, 3.Leko, 4.Gelfand, 5.Kramnik, 6.Naiditsch, 7.Svidler and Aronian. The schedule of the event: rounds 1-2 - 29th and 30th of July, rounds 3-4 - 1st and 2nd of August, rounds 5-7 - 4th, 5th and 6th of August. All rounds except the last one start at 17.00 Moscow time. The 7th round starts at 15.00.
more [source: dortmund.chessgate.de]

The expert's choice" is a new column of our website. The grandmasters and masters will comment the games that ranked among Top 20 but were not analyzed in the Russian-speaking press. Nikita Vitiugov represents the game Izoria - Gagunashvili from the European Championship.
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St Petersburg grandmaster Petr Svidler answered the questions about the results of Russian national team at the World Chess Olympiad in Turin.
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24.07.2006 North Urals Cup 2006
Yesterday women's supertournament started in Krasnoturinsk. Ten chessplayers took part in this tournament, including three world champions. Zhu Chen, who plays for Qatar now, defeated Victoria Cmilyte from Lithuania. Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) beat Tatiana Kosintseva (Russia). Nadezhda Kosintseva (Russia) turned out to be more successful, having defeated her compatriot Svetlana Matveeva. Lilit Mkrtchian (Armenia) made a draw with legendary Maia Chiburdanidze (Georgia). Young Hou Yifan (China) also made a draw with Kateryna Lahno (Ukraine).
more [source: www.northuralscup.ru]

24.07.2006 Vitiugov's victory in Armenia
The tournament Goluboi Sevan 2006" came to the end. Nikita Vitiugov took the first place, having scored 6.5 points out of 9 rounds. He also managed to made a GM norm. Our congratulations!
more [source: www.armchess.am]

The grandmaster Evgeny Bareev asked us to publish his open letter devoted to the results of Russian national team at the World Chess Olympiad in Turin.
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20.07.2006 Chess Festival in Biel
Traditional chess festival that consists of two round robin tournaments will start in Biel on July, 22. Morozevich, Radjabov, Carlsen, Bruzon, Volokitin and Pelletier will play in the men's tournament. Skripchenko, Atalik, Socko, Dembo, Muzychuk and Cramling will participate in the women's tournament. The competitions will last till the 4th of August.
more [source: www.bielchessfestival.ch]

20.07.2006 Attention!
Now it is possible to look through all games of the tournaments that are carried out under the aegis of ACP with the help of chess module Crafty_19.19 on our website. At the moment we call your attention to the championship of Paris and Izmailov Memorial.
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20.07.2006 M.Notkin. The best games of June
The international master Maxim Notkin presents 18 best games of June. The results of the voting for the best game will be sum up at the end of the month and the experts will comment the best games of June.
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