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Archive for September, 2003

Benidorm 2003

Posted by Stefan on September 14, 2003

This was a rapid event that maybe is most famous for the fact that Karpov withdrew from the tournament after forfeiting his first round game against Radjabov. The latter did well in a strong field and came close to winning the whole event, sharing second place with Anand, 0.5 behind Topalov.

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European Team Championship 2003

Posted by Stefan on September 14, 2003

Radjabov was undefeated in his nine games on the first board for Azerbaijan, scoring +2 -0 =7. He won against Korchnoi and drew several strong players, like Svidler, Gelfand, Beliavsky and Azmaiparashvili.

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Dortmund 2003

Posted by Stefan on September 14, 2003

In Dortmund Radjabov had a good result, finishing with an even score, no more than 0.5 behind Kramnik and Anand. He was well ahead of Leko, while the event was won by a Bologan that had the tournament of his life. Radjabov won with black against Anand after a nice queen sacrifice.

Position after 22. … Qxf2+ in Anand-Radjabov:

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Enghien-les-Bains 2003

Posted by Stefan on September 14, 2003

Not one of Radjabov’s better tournaments, even if the field was strong and he did win against a dangerous opponent in Gelfand-Radjabov.

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Sarajevo 2003

Posted by Stefan on September 14, 2003

A plus score in Sarajevo, ahead of Bareev, must be counted as a success even if Radjabov ended up a bit behind the top players. He scored a very nice win in Radjabov-Dizdarevic.

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