The 20th Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Ciudad de Linares was played 22 February to 9 March, 2003 in Hotel Anibal, Linares, Spain. Round by round pairings with dates and results: http://www.chess.gr/tourn/2003/lina.... Reports: http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo... (Tidskrift för Schack, 2003 no. 3, pp. 169-176) and https://e-nautia.com/santiago/disk/... (Revista Peón de Rey, 2003 no. 17, pp. 5-43). Peter Leko won on tiebreak (more wins) ahead of Vladimir Kramnik. The event is best remembered for young Teimour Radjabov's sensational win against Garry Kasparov in Round 2:
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Kasparov played 27.Rdf1? but after 27...Nb3+ 28.Kd1 Bxg3 he could not take on g3 because of 29...Qg6 (threatening Qb1 and mate). A piece down, he resigned on move 39.
Linares, Spain, 22 February - 9 March 2003
Category: XX (2733). Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0I.... Best game selected by chess journalists: Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 — see http://www.chessninja.com/dailydirt... for details.
Age Elo 01 02 03 04 05 06 07
1 Leko 23 2736 ** ½½ 01 ½½ ½½ 10 11 7
2 Kramnik 27 2807 ½½ ** ½½ ½½ 1½ ½½ 1½ 7
3 Anand 33 2753 10 ½½ ** 0½ 1½ ½½ ½1 6½
4 Kasparov 39 2847 ½½ ½½ 1½ ** 1½ ½½ 0½ 6½
5 Ponomariov 19 2734 ½½ 0½ 0½ 0½ ** 11 ½½ 5½
6 Vallejo 20 2629 01 ½½ ½½ ½½ 00 ** ½½ 5
7 Radjabov 15 2624 00 0½ ½0 1½ ½½ ½½ ** 4½
The X Anibal Open (2003) was played in Linares at the same time (28 Feb - 9 March). Anton Korobov won on tiebreak with 7.5/10 (http://theweekinchess.com/html/twic...).
Previous edition: Linares (2002). Next: Linares (2004)
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 42
|1. Anand vs Ponomariov
||1-0||64||2003||Linares||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|2. Radjabov vs Leko
||0-1||46||2003||Linares||E12 Queen's Indian|
|3. Kramnik vs Kasparov
||½-½||18||2003||Linares||D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|4. F Vallejo Pons vs Anand
|| ||½-½||30||2003||Linares||E15 Queen's Indian|
|5. Kasparov vs Radjabov
|6. Ponomariov vs Kramnik
||0-1||40||2003||Linares||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|7. Kramnik vs F Vallejo Pons
||½-½||30||2003||Linares||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|8. Radjabov vs Ponomariov
||½-½||11||2003||Linares||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|9. Leko vs Kasparov
||½-½||87||2003||Linares||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|10. F Vallejo Pons vs Radjabov
|| ||½-½||48||2003||Linares||C12 French, McCutcheon|
|11. Ponomariov vs Leko
||½-½||110||2003||Linares||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|12. Anand vs Kramnik
|13. Radjabov vs Anand
||½-½||25||2003||Linares||E12 Queen's Indian|
|14. Leko vs F Vallejo Pons
||1-0||43||2003||Linares||B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|15. Kasparov vs Ponomariov
||1-0||43||2003||Linares||E17 Queen's Indian|
|16. Anand vs Leko
|17. Kramnik vs Radjabov
|18. F Vallejo Pons vs Kasparov
||½-½||41||2003||Linares||D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|19. Leko vs Kramnik
|| ||½-½||25||2003||Linares||B33 Sicilian|
|20. Kasparov vs Anand
||1-0||62||2003||Linares||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|21. Ponomariov vs F Vallejo Pons
||1-0||68||2003||Linares||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|22. Leko vs Radjabov
||1-0||32||2003||Linares||C12 French, McCutcheon|
|23. Kasparov vs Kramnik
||½-½||33||2003||Linares||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|24. Ponomariov vs Anand
|25. Kramnik vs Ponomariov
||½-½||33||2003||Linares||C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 42
|Feb-20-07|| ||Bob726: No kiblitzing for this page??????????|
|Feb-20-07|| ||Bob726: By the way , did Kramnik and Leko win with +2|
|Feb-20-07|| ||square dance: leko is considered to have won on the most wins tie break. he was +3-1 while kramnik was +2-0.|
|Feb-20-07|| ||suenteus po 147: <square dance> Actually, Leko had +4 -2 by the end. Hard to recognize him here :)|
|Feb-21-07|| ||square dance: <sp147> yeah, he sure did. hmm, i always remembered it as +3-1 for some reason. thanks.|
|Feb-22-07|| ||suenteus po 147: Looking at the final standings, what's even more unrecognizable is Kasparov's performance. Less than half his games reach forty moves (without being wins), and the loss to Radjabov is shocking given the context at the time.|
|Feb-22-07|| ||percyblakeney: Kasparov won ten top tournaments in a row counting from Wijk aan Zee 1999, this sequence was broken more than four years later in Linares 2003, where he finished ½ point from first. His loss against Radjabov was his first in six Linares tournaments.|
|Feb-22-07|| ||suenteus po 147: <percyblakeney> So this tournament was the end of a franchise, eh? Let's see: Wijk aan Zee 1999, 2000, 2001; Linares 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002; that's only seven. What were the other three top tournaments that Kasparov won in that span?|
|Feb-22-07|| ||percyblakeney: <suenteus po 147> The missing three are Sarajevo 1999, Sarajevo 2000, and Astana 2001:|
|Feb-22-07|| ||suenteus po 147: <percyblakeney> Thanks for that.|
|Feb-22-07|| ||slomarko: wow ten top tournaments in a row. can you imagine Kramnik doing aynthing like that?|
|Feb-22-07|| ||suenteus po 147: <slomarko> Can you imagine <anyone> doing that with the exception of Karpov?|
|Feb-22-07|| ||square dance: http://www.christiananswers.net/god... can you imagine kramnik doing something like this? he's such a disappointment as wc.|
|Feb-22-07|| ||slomarko: <square dance> what has your link to do with anything?|
|Nov-07-08|| ||Cactus: <slomarko> He's saying (quite correctly) that your post was silly and uncalled for. |
Might I add that Kramnik also can't do this: http://stanice.com/uploaded_images/... How embarassing...
|Nov-07-08|| ||KingG: It's interesting that although the King's Indian was seen as fairly dubious around this time, everyone in this tournament prefered to take on Radjabov's French(or Sicilian), rather than the KID.|
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