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Photos courtesy of Anette Borik, Bavaria Open 1999 and John Henderson Isle Of Man Open, 1999. Alexander Baburin, others.

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GM Shipov, when he is not writing for KasparovChess  (Isle of  Man 1999)


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Trying to look solid.
(GM Alexander Baburin). :-)
Isle Of Man, 1999


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Isle of Man 1999 Hebden-Baburin - not my favourite game! :-)


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Isle of Man 1999, Short-Psakhis. Lev erred badly later in this game...

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The tournament which went wrong... ( GM Short in the Isle of Man Open 1999)

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Isle of Man 1999, Tiviakov-Baburin. Dutchman vs. Irishman   game!   :-)


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Winner of the Isle of Man Open 1999 - GM Sutovsky

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One minute before 1 e4 Nf6 :-)
Isle Of Man, 1999


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Akira Watanabe,  guest columnist from Japan (Alex Baburin's site).


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Bavaria Masters Tournament Hall, 1999

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GM Ponomariov - probably the youngest GM in the world! :-) Bavaria 1999

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GM Ponomariov in action.
Bavaria, 1999


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Identity of Agent 005 revealed! (GM Novikov)
Bavaria 1999


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US chess hitman in Bavaria - dangerous! (GM Shabalov) Bavaria, 1999


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Getting lucky in the King's Gambit (Shabalov-Smagin) Bavaria, 1999

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"What are you talking about, Alex?!" (Post-mortem between  GMs Smagin and Shabalov) Bavaria, 1999


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GM Conquest vs GM Knaak - long game (Stuart nearly   missed the plane! But he resigned just on time...)
BL season 1999/2000

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GMs Rogers (not clearly visible!) and Dautov. BL season 1999/2000


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GM David (Luxembourg)
BL season 1999/2000


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GM Babula
BL season 1999/2000


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Our man in Chessbase - GM Rainer Knaak :-)
BL season 1999/2000


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GM Hodgson (famous Grandmaster of Disaster and Mr. Tromp himself)
BL season 1999/2000


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"Czech" corner in BL - GMs Hracek and Babula analysing. BL season 1999/2000


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GMs Hodgson and Conquest (loitering around in Bremen airport) BL season 1999/2000.


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Baburin - Kengis (Of  course, it's the Alekhine Defence again!)
BL season 1999/2000


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Two Russian speakers - IM Yanick Pelletier (Switzerland) and  GM Alexander Baburin (Ireland).
BL season 1999/2000

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'English' post-mortem - GMs Gallagher, Hodgson and King. BL season 1999/2000


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GM Paul van der Sterren in BL (1999)
BL season 1999/2000

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GMs Rozentalis & Hracek.
BL season 1999/2000


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BL 1999-2000 season


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Alex in LA, 1997


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FM Stephen Brady and Alex in Armenia (1996)


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Alex in Yerevan (1996). Nice people and good brandy there!

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