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  • 2007-08 Australian Chess Championship
    2-11 January. 38 players. All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds a move from the start .
    Dejan Antic won the Open tournament.

    Open top 3:
    Player PointsBuccholz
    1 Antic, Dejan 8,573
    2 Solomon, Stephen J 872,5
    3 Van Riemsdijk, Herman 871,5

    James Watson and Bob Liang are the winner of Major and Minor categories respectively .
    Official site


  • 15th Asian Team Chess Championship 2007
    Country Points
    1 China 21,5
    2 India Reds 19,5
    3 Vietnam 19

    Official site


  • 5th Asian Women Team Chess Championship 2007
    Country Points
    1 China 19,5
    2 India Reds 16,5
    3 Vietnam 11,5

    Official site


  • Reggio Emilia
    December 29 , 2007 - January 6, 2008 .
    PlayerCountry Points
    1 Almasi, Zoltan HUN 6
    2 Gashimov, Vugar AZE 5,5
    3 Ni HuaCHN 5,5
    4 Harikrishna, PIND 5,5

    more info


  • VII Festival Internacional de Ajedrez GEMA
    December 26 , 2007 - January 5, 2008 . The tournament took place in Mondariz Balneario , Spain .
    PlayerCountry Points
    1 Zong-Yuan Zhao AUS 6,5
    2 Diego Suarez Pousa ESP 6
    3 David Larino Nieto ESP 5,5

    more info


  • II Chess International Open Illes Medes
    December 28 , 2007 - January 4, 2008 . Average rating: 2218
    98 players :
    PlayerCountry Points
    1 Lopez Martinez Josep ManuelESP 7,5
    2 Aroshidze LevanGEO 7
    3 Czakon JakubPOL 7
    4 Narciso Dublan MarcESP 7

    Official site


  • Chess ratings 2008
    Men : 1- Kramnik 2799
    2- Anand 2799
    3- Topalov 2794
    Women : 1 - Polgar 2707
    2- Koneru 2612
    3- Xie 2574
    Countries : 1 - Russia 2721
    2- Ukraine 2680
    3- Israel 2636

    Official site or top players


  • Czech Chess Christmas 2007
    26.12.2007 - 1.1.2008 , David Kanovsky from Czech republic won Fide open with 7,5 points 132 players , average rating : 2022,
    Swiss system of 9 rounds , 2 x 1,5h + 30s/move
    Official site


  • 28th Bethune International Open
    Sergey Fedorchuk won the 28th Bethune International Open A (Elo > Or = to 1700) which took place from 26th to 30th December 2007 with 7 points ,
    2. Vladimir Burmakin 3. Jean-Marc Degraeve

    Open B (Elo < Or = to 1900)
    1. Thibault Real 2. Christophe Bege 3. Hubert WIillart
    Official site


  • Ciudad De Pamplona - Magistral
    22 - 29 December 2007 . Average rating: 2652 8 players
    Final standing :
    PlayerCountry Points
    1 Vallejo Pons, FranciscoESP 4,5
    2 Wang, YueCHN 4
    3 Jobava, BaadurGEO 4

    Official site


  • Russian Championship Superfinals
    The Russian Championship Superfinals took place on 17th-30th December 2007.

    Men :
    Morozevich won with 8 points after Round 11

    Player Points
    1 Morozevich, Alexander 8
    2 Grischuk, Alexander 7
    3 Tomashevsky, Evgeny 6,5


    Women :

    Players:

    Player Points
    1 Kosintseva, Tatiana 7
    2 Tairova, Elena 7
    3 Ovod, Evgenija 7
    3 Korbut, Ekaterina 7

    more details


  • Chess Festival Groningen
    21 - 30 December 2007 . Harmonie Open A for the players whose rating is greater than 2100 and Harmonie Open B for those are less than 2100. 9 rounds.

    Final standing :

    PlayerCountry Points
    1 Halkias, SteliosGRE 6,5
    2 Mastrovasilis, DimitriosGRE 6,5
    3 Ernst, SipkeNED 6,5
    4 Adly, AhmedEGY 6,5
    Official site


  • Coulsdon "Christmas" International
    winners: Colin McNab IM norm event - A ,
    Augustin Madan IM norm event - B ,
    Marcus Osborne challengers' - event A ,
    Gavin Lock challengers' - event B
    Official site


  • European Rapid Chess Championship
    Aleksej Aleksandrov won the 7th Amplico AIG Life International Chess Tournament – European Rapid Chess Championship which took place in Warsaw on 15th-16th of December 2007
    Final : Aleksej Aleksandrov - Tomasz Markowski : 1,5 - 0,5 Official site


  • Gata Kamsky (USA) won the Chess world cup 2007
    Chess world cup took place in Khanty-Mansiysk from 22.11.07 to 18.12.07 .
    Kamsky, Gata (USA) - Shirov, Alexei (ESP) : 2,5 - 1,5 . The results of final matches


  • European Rapid Chess Championship
    7th Amplico AIG Life International Chess Tournament – European Rapid Chess Championship take place in Warsaw on 15th-16th of December 2007
    Official site


  • Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championships
    3-10 December 2007
    PlayerCountry PointsBuchholz Tie-Breaks
    1 Ramesh R BIND 8,523
    2 Ganguly Surya ShekharIND 8,521,5
    3 Gupta AbhijeetIND 824,5

    Official site




  • European Team Chess Championships 2007
    The tournament took place on 27 October to 7 november with the participation of the 40 teams.

  • Open Porec 2007
    6-9 December 2007
    PlayerCountry Points
    1 Fercec NenadCRO 5,5
    2 Zaja IvanCRO 5,5

    All results of Open Porec 2007



  • 5th Mediterranean Men & Women Championships
    Darko Doric from Croatia is the 5th Mediterranean Men Champion and Lilja Drljevic from Montenegro is the 5th Women Champion in Hammam Sousse, Tunisia. 26th November - 4th December 2007

    MEN Final Ranking
    TeamCountry Points
    1 Doric DarkoCRO 7
    2 Atalik SuatTUR 6,5
    3 Estremera Panos SergioESP 6,5
    WOMEN Final Ranking
    TeamCountry Points
    1 Drljevic LjiljaMNE 6
    2 Milliet SophieFRA 5,5
    3 Sedina ElenaITA 5,5


  • Open 'Mediterranean 2013' Rijeka (CRO) 2007
    Rijeka from 22.11.07 to 2.12.07 . 112 players

    Final standings
    Player CountryPointsBucholzRating
    1 Jovanovic ZoranCRO 7432549
    2 Kovacevic AleksandarSRB 7412554
    3 Chatalbashev BorisBUL 740,52581




  • Chess oscar goes to Vladimir Kramnik
    The Twelfth Chess Oscar goes to Vladimir Kramnik who beat Veselin Topalov in World Championship 2006 after the poll of the chess experts.


  • World Youth Chess Championships 2007
    Antalya , Turkey
    WINNERS
    boys girls
    U-8 SAVENKOV Konstantin (RUS) FURTADO Ivana Maria (IND)
    U-10 WANG Tong Sen (CHN) STYAZHKINA Anna (RUS)
    U-12 NARODITSKY Daniel (USA) EFROIMSKI Marsel (ISR)
    U-14 SJUGIROV Sanan (RUS) PAIKIDZE Nazi (GEO)
    U-16 CHIRILA Ioan Cristian (ROU) TSATSALASHVILI Keti (GEO)
    U-18 POPOV Ivan (RUS) GUNINA Valentina (RUS)




  • Arab Teams Chess Championship 2007
    13 - 21 November 2007 , Egypt

    Final standings Men
    Country Points
    1 Egypt 26
    2 Syria23,5
    3 Algeria20,5
    Final standings Women
    Country PointsTie Break2: MatchPoints
    1 Egypt 17,515
    2 Syria17,513
    3 Iraq13,57



  • 5 th Open du Jura
    16 - 18 November 2007 , Delemont . 92 players

    Final standings
    Player PointsBucholzRating
    1 Andrei Sokolov 4,516,52588
    2 Sebastien Maze 4,516,5 2576
    3 Dejan Bojkov 4,516 2520




  • Mikhail Tal Memorial chess tournament
    Vladimir Kramnik won the tournament. 9 to 23 November Moscow. Average rating: 2741

    round 9
    Jakovenko - Shirov : 0,5 - 0,5
    Mamedyarov - Alekseev : 0,5 - 0,5
    Ivanchuk - Kramnik : 0,5 - 0,5
    Carlsen - Kamsky : 0,5 - 0,5
    Gelfand - Leko : 0,5 - 0,5



  • 34th Women’s National A Chess Championship of India
    Tania Sachdev won Indian Women’s Championship
    Final standings
    Player PointsBucholzRating
    1 Tania Sachdev  8662413
    2 Kiran Manisha Mohanty864,5 2263
    3 Soumya Swaminathan863,5 2244



  • Chess Champions League 2007
    Chess Champions League took place from November 1st to 15th, 2007, in Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain.

    Final standings :
    - Name Player Country Rating
    1 Topalov Veselin BUL 72769
    2 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 5,52705
    3 Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROU 52668
    4 Polgar Judit HUN 52708
    5 Kasımdzhanov Rustam UZB 4,52690
    6 Karpov Anatoly RUS 32670
    Official site


  • Open liberec 2007
    The chess tournament takes place on 11-17 november in Liberec. 137 players



  • International Ataturk chess festival 2007-open
    The chess tournament took place in Adana Turkey on 2-9 November 2007 with the participation of the 149 players.

    Final standings open
    PlayerCountry Points
    1 Sulashvili MalkhazGEO 8
    2 Zarkua DavitGEO 7,5
    3 Yilmaz TurhanTUR 7,5


  • European team championship
    Final standings men
    Country Points
    1 Russia 17
    2 Armenia 14
    3 Azerbaijan 13
    Final standings women
    Country Points
    1 Russia 17
    2 Poland 13
    3 Armenia 13


  • 2007 Elwood Chess Championship
    Darryl Johansen won the tournament which took place on 3 - 6 November with the participation of 86 players with 6 Points


  • 31st World Chess Problem Solving Championship
    John Nunn won the chess tournament which took place in Rhodes, Greece

    Final standings
    PlayerCountry Points
    1 John NunnGBR 89
    2 Georgy EvseevRUS 83,5
    3 Piotr MurdziaPOL 83



  • 7 th Open Rohde
    The tournament takes place on 27 October to 3 november . 200 players



  • Ivanchuk - Leko rapid match
    Ivanchuk won the rapid match. Match takes place in in Mukachevo ( Ukraine) on 24 - 31/10/2007 (12 rounds, rapid, 10 min + 10 sec per move)

    r1 r2 r3 r4 r5 r6 r7 r8 r9 r10 r11 r12 tie break r13 tie break r14 TOTAL
    UKR Ivanchuk 0,5 1 0,5 0,5 0,5 1 0,5 0,5 0 0,5 0 0,5 0,5 1 7,5
    HUN Leko 0,5 0 0,5 0,5 0,5 0 0,5 0,5 1 0,5 1 0,5 0,5 0 6,5


  • Guernsey International Chess Festival
    The 33rd Festival will be held from 21st to 27th October 2007 . 68 players in Open , 49 for Holiday tournament.
    Final standings
    PlayerCountry Points
    1 Hillarp-PerssonSWE 6
    2 EpishinRUS 5,5
    3 van der LindeNED 5,5



  • Heviz 2007
    Heviz 2007 took place on 24 - 31/10/2007

    Final standings
    PlayerCountry PointsBuchholz
    1 Szalanczy, EmilnHUN 639,5
    2 Wilke, WernerAUT 638,5
    3 Mittermayr, GerhardAut 633



  • IV Calvia chess festival international open
    The tournament took place from 15th-23th October, 2007, in the Polideportivo Municipal de Magaluf. 144 players in international category.

    Final standings
    PlayerCountry PointsBuccholz
    1 Mikhalevski VictorISR 847
    2 Spraggett KevinCAN 744,5
    3 Mchedlishvili MikheilGEO 6,551
    4 Kuzubov YuriyUKR 6,548,5
    5 Berg EmanuelSWE 6,546,5
    6 Godena MicheleITA 6,546,5
    7 Wojtaszek RadoslawITA 6,545,5
    8 Arencibia Rodriguez WalterCUB 6,545,5
    9 Arakhamia-Grant KetevanGEO 6,544
    10 Heberla BartlomiejPOL 6,543,5
    11 Strikovic AleksaSRB 6,542,5



  • Essent Chess Tournament Crown Group
    14-20 October . Average rating: 2671
    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov from Azerbaijan won the tournament with 4,5 Points

    Round 6 :
    Ponomariov - Van Wely : 0 - 1
    Andriasian - Mamedyarov : 0 - 1



  • 7th Winterthur Chess Week 2007
    7th Winterthur 2007 Open tournament took place between 5 - 13 October 2007 with the participation of 123 players .

    Final standings
    PlayerCountry PointsBuccholz
    1 Buhmann, RainerGER 7,548
    2 Malakhatko,VadimBEL 7,547
    3 Jenni,FlorianSUI 748,5



  • 23rd European Club Cup 2007
    Tournament took place in Kemer, Antalya , Turkey. 2 - 9 Ocober 2007
    Men : 56 teams , Women : 18 teams.
    MEN Final Ranking
    Team Points
    1 Linex Magic - Merida 13
    2 Ural Sverdlovskaya 12
    3 Tomsk-400 11
    4 OSC Baden-Baden e.V. 11
    WOMEN Final Ranking
    Team Points
    1 Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo 11
    2 AVS Krasnoturinsk 11
    3 MIKA Yerevan 10
    4 Southern Ural Cheliabinsk 10
    5 Finec St.Petersburg 10



  • XVIII. Internationale Gocher Open 2007
    Miezis,Normunds won Gocher Open tournament which took place between 04.10. - 07.10.2007 with the participation of 138 players .



  • Baltic Sea Chess Stars tournament
    International youth team competition The Baltic Sea Chess Stars tournament will take place from October 8-13, 2007 . The team size is 10 youths (5 girls and 5 boys) – each country’s chess champions from 10-18 years old (1 representative from each age category). Chess teams from Baltic Sea countries have been invited to the competition.



  • Corfu International Chess Festival 2007
    2-10 October . Players and their ratings:
    GM Savchenko Stanislav 2571 - IM Kapnisis Spyridon 2412 - FM Nikolaidis Konstantinos 2316 - IM Bronznik Valerij 2402 - Simeonidis Ioannis 2309 - IM Shavtvaladze Nikoloz 2386 - GM Shneider Aleksandr 2537 - IM Dembo Yelena 2464 - GM Karpatchev Aleksandr 2466 - IM Khetsuriani Besarion 2367


  • Miami chess open
    GM Hikaru Nakamura won the 2007 Miami chess open! 9 round open chess tournament . Total 49 players .



  • 16th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man
    16th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man International Masters tournament 22 September - 30 September 2007. An open 9-round Swiss system. . 98 players . Ratings of 11 players are over 2600.

    Final standings :
    - Name Country Points
    1 Bartel, Mateusz POL 6,5
    2 Efimenko, Zahar UKR 6,5
    3 Golod, Vitali ISR 6,5
    4 Kobalia, Mikhail RUS 6,5
    5 Roiz, Michael ISR 6,5
    6 Yakovich, Yuri RUS 6,5
    total 86 players Official site



  • World Chess Championship 2007
    Vishwanathan Anand is the new world Chess Champion 2007
    round 14
    Svidler - Grischuk : 1 - 0
    Anand - Leko : 0,5 - 0,5
    Morozevich - Gelfand : 0,5 - 0,5
    Kramnik - Aronian : 1 - 0



  • OPEN Tatry 2007
    Peter Vavrak won the tournament which took place in Slovakia with the participation of 203 players during 22-29.9.2007.



  • 17th Chess Senior World Championship
    Butnorius Algimantas won the tournament took place in Mexico City, Mexico during 17th to 28th September 2007 in Gmunden/ Austria .Seniors: men born before 01.01.1947, women born before 01.01.1957
    Final standings:
    NameCountry Points
    1 Butnorius Algimantas LTU 9
    2 Vasiukov Evgeni RUS 8,5
    3 Jansa Vlastimil CZE 8,5
    4 Shabanov Yuri RUS 8,5
    total 233 players : Official site


  • 17th European Youth Chess Championship 2007
    Final results of 17th European Youth Chess Championship in Croatia. Totel players : 758 : 449 boys , 329 girls
    U18 boys :
    1- Saric Ivan CRO 7 points
    2- Edouard Romain FRA 7 points
    3- Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 7 points
    U18 girls :
    1- Ivakhinova Inna RUS 7,5 points
    2- Leks Hanna POL 7 points



  • Asian Individual Chess Championship
    Tournament takes place in Philippines with the participation of 72 players.



  • 6th Izmir International Open Chess Tournament
    Tornike Sanikidze from Georgia won the tournament with 8 points.

    Name Points
    1 Tornike Sanikidze 8
    2 Malkhaz Sulashvili 7,5
    3 Suat Atalik 7,5
    4 Konstantine Shanava 7,5
    total 192 players : Official site




  • 6th Georgiev - Kesarovski Memorial
    10 - 18 September 2007 in Bulgaria , 118 players
    Krasimir Rusev won the tournament with 8 points.

    Name Points
    1 Rusev Krasimir 8
    2 Nikolov Momchil 7
    3 Dimitrov Pavel 7
    total 119 players : Official site


  • Riviera dei Cedri chess festival
    Open A tournament will take place in Grisolia during 12 - 15/09/2007 with the participation of 35 players.



  • The 60th Championship of Russia
    Final standings: top 6 players :Rychagov, Vitiugov, Dreev, Amonatov, Tomashevsky, Timofeev


  • Asian Women Chess Championship
    2 - 12 September 2007 in Tehran, Iran
    32 players , ELO between 2000 - 2433 .
    - Name Country Points
    1 Tania, Sachdev IND 6,5
    2 Ruan, Lufei CHN 6,5
    3 Nguyen, Thi Thanh An VIE 6
    4 Mohota, Nisha IND 6
    5 Le, Thanh Tu VIE 6
    total 32 players Official site


  • African Individual Chess Championships
    The tournament took place on 31 August - 11 September 2007.

    Men
    - Name Country Points
    1 Gwaze Robert ZIM 7
    2 Aderito Pedro ANG 6,5
    3 El Gindy Essam EGY 6,5
    4 Amin Bassem EGY 6,5
    5 Adly Ahmed EGY 6,5
    total 48 players Official site
    Women
    - Name Country Points
    1 Mona Khaled EGY 8
    2 Solomons Anzel RSA 7,5
    3 Alaa El Din Yosra EGY 6
    total 16 players Official site





  • Liverpool Chess International 2007
    final result , China : 28 - UK : 20

      rounds China UK
      round 1 5 3
      round 2 5 3
      round 3 3 5
      round 4 5 3
      round 5 5,5 2,5
      round 6 4,5 3,5
       28 20


    UK team : GM Michael Adams 2724 , GM Nigel Short 2683 , Jonathan Rowson 2599 , GM Nick Pert 2536 , GM Gawain Jones 2526 , GM David Howell 2519 , IM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant 2418 , IM Jovanka Houska 2401
    Average ELO: 2551

    China team :GM Wang Yue 2696 , GM Bu Xiangzhi 2685 , GM Ni Hua 2681 , GM Zhang Pengxiang 2649 ,GM Wang Hao 2626 ,WGM Hou Yifan 2523 ,WGM Shen Yang 2439 ,WFM Ding Yixin 2278
    Average ELO: 2571



  • 6th International Istanbul Chess Festival
    Mikhail Gurevich from Turkey won the tournament took place with the participation of 505 players between 28 August - 8 September 2007

    rank PlayerCountryPts
    1 Gurevich Mikhail TUR8
    2 Pantsulaia Levan GEO 7,5
    3 Gasanov Eldar UKR 7,5
    4 Guseinov Gadir AZE 7,5
    5 Margvelashvili Giorgi GEO 7,5
    6 Aroshidze Levan GEO7,5
    7 Shanava Konstantine GEO7,5
    8 Pashikian Arman ARM 7,5
    9 WGM Zakurdiyeva İrina RUS 7,5
    10 Arutinian David GEO7,5
    11 Lomsadze Davit GEO7,5
    12 Safarlı Eltaj AZE7,5
    total 550 players . Official site


  • 9. Trieste International Chess Festival
    The tournament took place on 1 - 8 September 2007.
    Average rating : 2263
    Total players : 36
    Final standings:
    Rank Name Country Points Buchholz Tie-Breaks
    1 Tiviakov Sergei NED 7 41
    2 Baklan Vladimir UKR 7 39,5
    3 Caruana Fabiano ITA 6,5 39
    4 Hendriks Willy NED 6 40,5
    5 Borisek Jure RUS 6 39
    6 Bagaturov Giorgi GEO 6 36
    total 36 players . Official site


  • 5th Abierto Internacional
    Khamrakulov Dzhurabek from Uzbekistan won the tournament which took place with the participation of 101 players between 25 August - 2 September 2007


  • NH chess tournament
    average ELO 2609

    Rising Stars team 26,5 - Experience team 23,5
    Karjakin won the tournament.
    round 10:
    Karjakin - Beliavsky : 1 - 0
    Negi - Nikolic : 0,5 - 0,5
    Smeets - Khalifman : 0,5 - 0,5
    Stellwagen - Jussupow : 1 - 0
    Cheparinov - Ljubojevic : 0,5 - 0,5


  • China vs Russia
    China beats Russia 52.5 - 47.5
    men : China - Russia = 25.5 - 24.5
    women: China - Russia = 27 - 23



  • XII International Chess Festival Konik Morski Rewala 2007
    Final standings:
    1. IM CZAKON, Jakub , POL , 7.5 points , ELO: 2505
    2. FM CHOJNACKI, Krzysztof , POL 7.0 points , ELO:2372
    3. m ORZECH, Dominik , POL , 7.0 points , ELO:2394


  • EUWE Stimulans
    Amon Simutowe from Zambia won the tournamnet.

    Final round :
    Puchen Wang - Nona Gaprindashvili : 1 - 0
    Amon Simutowe - Dibyendu Barua : 0.5 - 0.5
    Vincent Rothuis - Helgi Ziska : 0 - 1
    Willy Hendriks - Bianca Muhren : 0.5 - 0.5
    Oscar Panno - Friðrik Ólafsson : 0.5 - 0.5


  • Championnat de France - National
    Final standings , top three :
    1. VACHIER-LAGRAVE Maxime 7,5 points
    2. TKACHIEV Vladislav 7,5 points
    3. SOKOLOV Andrei 7 points



  • The 5th Staunton Memorial Tournament 2007
    Holland : 38 - U.K. : 28

    Top three
    1.Michael Adams UK 8,5 points
    2.Loek Van Wely HOL 7,5 points
    3.Ivan Sokolov HOL 7,5 points

    round 11 :
    Colin McNab - Jan Werle :0.5 - 0.5
    Ivan Sokolov - Michael Adams : 0.5 - 0.5
    Loek Van Wely - Jonathan Speelman : 0.5 - 0.5
    Jan Timman - Gawain Jones : 0 - 1
    Jan Smeets - Erwin L'Ami : 0.5 - 0.5
    Peter Wells - Jovanka Houska : 0.5 - 0.5


  • Marx György Memorial
    Acs won the tournament. Tournament took place in Hungary between 4-15 August.
    Average rating : 2582 , Category : 14

    round 10 :
    Korchnoi - Acs: 0 - 1
    Balogh - Harikrishna: 0,5 - 0,5
    Hou - Berkes: 0,5 - 0,5


  • CMMB Caribbean Chess Championships
    Central America & Caribbean Zonal Chess Championship 2007 takes place in Barbados. Humberto Pecorelli-Garcia from Cuba leads after 5.round

    1 Pecorelli-Garcia, Humberto CUB 4,5 points
    2-3 Simutowe, Amon ZAM 4 points
    Pitterson, Jomo JAM 4 points


  • 16 th Open International tournament of Kavala
    It took place in Kavala between 4-12 August with 145 players in group A 234 players in group B . Ivan Ivanisevic won the tournament :
    rank PlayerPts
    1 Ivanisevic Ivan 7,5
    2 Kotronias Vasilios 7
    3 Gelashvili Tamaz 6,5
    4 Banikas Hristos 6,5
    5 Halkias Stelios 6,5
    6 Danielian Elina 6,5
    7 Mastrovasilis Dimitrios 6,5
    Milanovic Danilo 6,5
    9 Nikolov Momchil 6,5
    10 Oleksienko Mikhailo 6,5
    11 Margvelashvili Giorgi 6,5
    12 Dimitrov Pavel 6,5
    total 145 players . Official site


  • World Youth U16 Olympiad 2007
    World Youth U16 Olympiad 2007 took place in Singapore. India won the tournament

    rank countryPts
    1. India 28
    2. Hungary 27,5
    3. Philippines 25,5
    4. Uzbekistan 24,5
    5. Australia 1 24
    6. Turkey 23,5
    7. Indonesia 23,5
    total 34 countries . Official site


  • Arctic Chess Challenge 2007
    Alexander Moiseenko won the tournament. Arctic Chess Challenge 2007 took place in Tromso between 4-12 August with the participation of 99 players. Alexander Moiseenko

    Top 4 players:

    1. Alexander Moiseenko UKR 7,5 pts
    2. Kjetil A. Lie NOR 7 pts
    3. Vugar Gashimov AZE 7 pts
    4. Magnus Carlsen NOR 7 pts


  • International Tournament "Pays de Charleroi" 2007 July 28th - August 4th, 2007

    Tigran Gharamian won the tournament.
    1. Tigran Gharamian 6,5 points
    2. Vladimir Georgiev 6 points
    3. Aloyzas Kveinys 5 points
    4. Igor Rausis 5 points


  • Curacao Chess festival 2007
    Victor Mikhalevski won the tournament. Final standings
    1. Mikhalevski, Victor 7,5 points
    2. Shabalov, Alexander 7
    3. Tate, Emory 6,5
    4. Benjamin, Joel 6,5


  • 40 th International Chess Festival Biel 23 July - 4 August 2007

    Magnus Carlsen is winner of Grandmaster Tournament.
    Final Standings :
    Rank Name Country Points Sober
    1 Magnus Carlsen NOR 5,5 24,25
    2 Alexander Onischuk USA 5,5 23
    3 Yannick Pelletier SUI 5 22
    4 Judit Polgar HUN 5 21,75
    5 Alexander Grischuk RUS 5 21,50
    6 Teimour Radjabov AZE 5 20,75
    7 Bu Xianghzi CHN 3,5 16,25
    8 Loek Van Wely LAT 3,5 15,75
    9 Alexander Motylev RUS 3,5 15,50
    10 Boris Avrukh ISR 3,5 14,75


  • 2007 International Women's Grand-Prix Finale

    Pia Cramling won the International Women's Grand-Prix Finale.
    round 7 :
    Rajlich, Iweta - Roy, Myriam : 1 - 0
    Foisor, Cristina Adela - Houska, Jovanka : 0,5 - 0,5
    Javakhishvili, Lela - Krush, Irina : 1 - 0
    Arakhamia Grant, Ketevan - Cramling, Pia : 0 - 1
    Standings and previous rounds
  • 8th Montreal international chess tournament Empresa

    Vassily Ivanchuk is the winner of this international chess tournament Empresa
    round 9:
    Sergei Tiviakov - Pascal Charbonneau : 0,5 - 0,5
    Vassily Ivanchuk - Pentala Harikrishna : 1 - 0
    Emil Sutovsky - Kamil Miton : 1 - 0
    Nigel Short - Mark Bluvshtein : 0 - 1
    Gata Kamsky - Pavel Eljanov : 0 - 1
    Standings and previous rounds


  • Czech open 2007
    Tournament has started on July 20 with the participation of 429 players


  • 2007 Canadian Open - final standing

    Xiangzhi Bu is winner.

    1 Xiangzhi Bu 8.0
    2 Nigel D. Short 7.5
    3 Kamil Miton 7.5
    4 Chanda Sandipan 7.5
    5 Tomas Krnan 7.5
    6 Bator Sambuev 7.5
    total 280 players . Click for full standing


  • European Youth Chess Team Championship Boys U-18

    7 th round:
    Bulgaria - Croatia : 2 - 2
    Hungary -Serbia 3 : 3,5 - 0,5
    Turkey -Serbia 2 : 3,5 - 0,5
    Slovakia - Montenegro : 4 - 0
    Serbia 1 - Spartak : 4 - 0
    Finland - Scotland : 3 - 1
    Standings and previous rounds


  • Standings of 7.chess festival Brno 2007 :

    Rank Name Country Points
    1 Bernasek Jan CZE 8,5
    2 Zilka Stepan CZE 7
    3 Ivanov Mikhail M RUS 7
    Brener Ilja GER 7
    5 Polak Tomas CZE 6
    6 Chytilek Roman CZE 5,5
    7 Popchev Milko BUL 5
    8 Cernousek Lukas CZE 4,5
    9 Jirka Jiri CZE 4,5
    10 Savage Ben D ENG 4
    11 Rogule Laura LAT 3,5
    12 Radovanovic Jovica SRB 3,5


  • Anand has won XX. Torneo Magistral de Leon
    Anand - Ponomariov: 3 - 1
    Topalov - Kasimdzhanov: 2,5 - 1,5

    Final : Anand - Topalov: 3 - 1


  • III International Rapid tournament Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup

    Vasily Ivanchuk wins.
    The final standings:
    Rang Player Points
    1 Ivanchuk 7
    2 Grischuk 6,5
    3 Radjabov 5,5
    4 Shirov 5,5
    5 Gelfand 5
    6 Drozdovskij 4
    7 Bacrot 3,5
    8 Korchnoi 3
    9 Smirin 2,5
    10 Tukmakov 2,5


  • July 2007 chess ratings : Top players & countries


  • Dortmund 2007 chess tournament
    Kramnik won Dortmund 2007 chess tournament

    Final round , 7th round :
    Carlsen - Anand : 0,5 - 0,5
    Leko - Mamedjarow 1 : 0,5 - 0,5
    Naiditsch - Gelfand : 0,5 - 0,5
    Alexejew - Kramnik : 0,5 - 0,5

    Standings and previous rounds


  • Aerosvit 2007 chess tournament
    Final round :

    Dominguez - Eljanov : 0,5 - 0,5
    Shirov - Ivanchuk : 0 - 1
    Svidler - Jakovenko : 1 - 0
    Karjakin - Onischuk : 0,5 - 0,5
    Nisipeanu - Sasikiran : 0,5 - 0,5
    Van Wely - Rublevsky : 0,5 - 0,5

    Standings and previous rounds


  • Gorenje tournament Valjevo 2007
    Michael Roiz and Suat Atalik finished with 6.5 : Roiz first on better tiebreaks

    9th round:
    Roiz - Atalik : 0,5 - 0,5
    Pavasovic - Karpov : 0,5 - 0,5
    Stojanovic - Ivanisevic : 0,5 - 0,5
    Damljanovic - Georgiev : 0 - 1
    Iordachescu - Nikolic . 0 - 1
    Standings and previous rounds


  • 2007 World Championship - Round 2

    Final results :

    1) Aronian Levon (ARM) - Shirov Alexei (ESP) : 3,5 - 2,5
    2) Leko Peter (HUN) - Bareev Evgeny (RUS) : 3,5 - 1,5
    3) Grischuk Alexander (RUS) - Rublevsky Sergei (RUS): 5,5 - 3,5 (after tie break : 2,5 - 0,5 ); 3 - 3
    4) Kamsky Gata (USA) - Gelfand Boris (ISR): 1,5 - 3,5

    Leko , Gelfand ,Aronian and Grischuk qualified for the final stage of the World Championship in Mexico City .
    Read more on official site


  • 7th European Individual Senior Championship
    Nukhim Rashkovsky is new European Senior Champion
    – Elena Fatalibekova wins ladies competition

    Rang Player Country Points
    1 Rashkovsky,Nukhim RUS 7,5
    2 Butnorius,Algiman LTU 7,5
    3 Murey,Jacob ISR 7
    4 Jansa,Vlastimil CZE 7
    5 Farago,Ivan HUN 7
    6 Uhlmann,Wolfgang GER 7
    7 Klovans,Janis LAT 6,5
    8 Khanukov,Boris GER 6,5
    9 Donchenko,Anatoly GER 6,5
    10 Tseitlin,Mark D ISR 6,5
    total : 158 players

    Read more on official site


  • 2007 World Championship - Round 1 :
    16 Candidate matches -
    :
    1) Carlsen, Magnus (NOR) - Aronian, Levon (ARM) : 5 - 7 (after tie break : 2 - 4 ); 3 - 3
    2) Leko, Peter (HUN) - Gurevich, Mikhail (TUR) : 3,5 - 0,5
    3) Ponomariov, Ruslan (UKR) - Rublevsky, Sergei (RUS): 2,5 - 3,5
    4) Gelfand, Boris (ISR) - Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (UZB) :5,5 - 3,5 (after tie break : 2,5 - 0,5 ); 3 - 3
    5) Kamsky, Gata (USA) - Bacrot, Etienne (FRA) : 3,5 - 0,5
    6) Grischuk, Alexander (RUS) - Malakhov, Vladimir (RUS):3,5 - 1,5
    7) Polgar, Judith (HUN) - Bareev, Evgeny (RUS) :2,5 - 3,5
    8) Adams, Michael (ENG) - Shirov, Alexei (ESP) : 3,5 - 5,5 (after tie break : 0,5 - 2,5 ); 3 - 3

    Aronian , Leko , Kamsky , Rublevsky , Gelfand, Grischuk , Bareev and Shirov qualify to Round 2

    Round 2 will be played as of 6 June until 14 June 2007.
    Read more on official site


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