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Archive for September, 2001

European Team Championship 2001

Posted by Stefan on September 14, 2001

The 2567 rated Radjabov played on Azerbaijan’s first board and scored +2 -1 =6 after drawing among others Ivanchuk and Gelfand. He won in 26 moves in Moreno Carnero-Radjabov.

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Najdorf Memorial 2001

Posted by Stefan on September 14, 2001

In a field with many young and old top players Radjabov did well to finish clearly ahead of among others Polgar and Short, with an undefeated +3 score. In Milos-Radjabov the final position looked like this after 38. … Rc3:

White is lost after 39. Qe1 Qd4+ 40. Kh1 Nd3 41. Nf3 Nxe1 42. Nxd4 Nd3 since both Nf2+ and exd4 are threatened and white will lose a piece (40. Kf1 would be followed by Re3 41. Qf2 Qd3+ 42. Kg1 Nh3+).

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Sigeman 2001

Posted by Stefan on September 14, 2001

Against very experienced opposition in the Sigeman tournament, the 14-year-old Radjabov finished only 0.5 from first.

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Dos Hermanas 2001

Posted by Stefan on September 14, 2001

As the lowest rated player in the field Radjabov did well to end up with -1 after winning with the King’s Indian in Krasenkow-Radjabov, the final position looking like this:

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Alushta 2001

Posted by Stefan on September 14, 2001

Radjabov got his third and final GM norm by sharing first with Riazantsev and Goloshchapov in Alushta. He scored an undefeated +6 in 11 rounds.

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