11.09-17.09, 2000
GM Chess Digest - No.8
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Chess News The 2000 World Cup - Shenyang
The second day of the semi finals was intensely exciting.
V. Anand overcame B. Gelfand in the tie break and will face E. Bareev who also went to a tie break 
before beating G. Milos. In the women's games, N. Zhukova went through directly against Hoang 
Thang Trang whilst Xu Yuhua needed overtime to beat P. Cramling.

Semifinals

Men

        1 2 3 4 5 6  
Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2762 S S S S S 1 3.5
Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2681 S S S S S 0 2.5
        1 2 3 4      
Milos, Gilberto g BRA 2633 S S 0 S     1.5
Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2702 S S 1 S     2.5
 

Women

        1 2 3 4 5  
Cramling, Pia g SWE 2493 1 0 1 0 0 2.0
Xu Yuhua wm CHN 2301 0 1 0 1 1 3.0
        1 2 3 4    
Zhukova, Natalia wg UKR 2471 S 1       1.5
Hoang Thanh m VIE 2448 S 0       0.5

For more information visit - http://www.worldchesscup.com

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Bundesliga 2000-2001  Pre-Season Review
The German Chess Federation (DSB) have just published the teams and players for the 
Bundesliga (BL) 2000-2001 season. The usual favourites are there, Porz and Solingen, but 
there are some surprises ... with some 'missing' teams, for example Delmenhorst and Passau 
(what happened to them?) and some unexpected new ones, Baiertal and Gelsenkirchen. This requires 
some explanation, for which please see Bundesliga 2000-2001 Promotions and Relegations. 
The 16 teams taking part are listed below. 
Bundesliga Teams 2000-2001

1. SF Baiertal 
2. SV Castrop Rauxel 
3. SCH Gelsenkirchen 
4. Godesberger SK 
5. Hamburger SK 
6. Luebecker SV 
7. SF Neukoelln 
8. SK Koenig Plauen 
9. SG Porz 
10. SV Schott Mainz 
11. SG Solingen 
12. SK Koenig Tegel 
13. TV Tegernsee 
14. USC Magdeburg 
15. SV Wattenscheid 
16. SV Werder Bremen 

The BL is now effectively split into three groups with big ELO jumps between each tier: 
There is a triumvirate of top teams, a middle order made up of teams who remained in the BL from 
last season but played no real part in the title chase and a final bottom group of promoted teams. 
Due to strong teams withdrawing there are 'only' 86 GM's and 44 IM's playing this year and the 
average ELO of all the teams is 2448. There are 140 Germans and 84 foreign players registered, the 
top countries apart from Germany are: England 12, Sweden 9, Netherlands 8 and Russia/Denmark 6. 

Good luck to all teams! 
1 Source: German Chess Federation (DSB) 
2 Source: Barnet Chess Club 
3 Source: British Chess Federation (BCF) 
4 Source: The Hindu 
5 Source: Mind Sports Worldwide E-mail Webmaster - John Sharp 
The Chess Oracle 
Copyright L2000 John and Katrin Sharp 
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/John_Katrin_Sharp/

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