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Archive for September, 2002

Chess Olympiad 2002

Posted by Stefan on September 17, 2002

In his first Olympiad Radjabov ended up with an even score, after winning and losing three games (and drawing the remaining five) on the first board for Azerbaijan. One nice win was Radjabov-Estrada Nieto with this final position after 35. Qf6:

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Russia vs The Rest of the World 2002

Posted by Stefan on September 16, 2002

Radjabov played well in this rapid event, winning in Radjabov-Karpov and getting a winning position in Kasparov-Radjabov, even if the latter eventually ended up with a draw. Apart from against Karpov, Radjabov also won against Bareev and Zvjaginsev.

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Greek Team Championship 2002

Posted by Stefan on September 15, 2002

Radjabov was undefeated in his eight games in the Greek Team Championship, where he faced some strong opposition in the form of Azmaiparashvili and Atalik. One of his wins came in Gelashvili-Radjabov.

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FIDE Moscow Grand Prix 2002

Posted by Stefan on September 15, 2002

Radjabov impressed by eliminating Ivanchuk, Svidler, Beliavsky and Akopian to reach the final of this rapid minimatch knockout event. He was eventually beaten by Kasparov (1.5-0.5).

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Sarajevo 2002

Posted by Stefan on September 14, 2002

A plus score in Sarajevo, even with Shirov, was a very good result for the young Radjabov. In Radjabov-Kozul he got the chance to play against the King’s Indian Defense instead of playing it himself, and scored an impressive win.

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