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XX Ciudad de Linares Tournament

Peter Leko7/12(+4 -2 =6)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik7/12(+2 -0 =10)[games]
Viswanathan Anand6.5/12(+3 -2 =7)[games]
Garry Kasparov6.5/12(+2 -1 =9)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov5.5/12(+2 -3 =7)[games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons5/12(+1 -3 =8)[games]
Teimour Radjabov4.5/12(+1 -4 =7)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 42  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Anand vs Ponomariov 1-0642003XX Ciudad de LinaresC67 Ruy Lopez
2. Radjabov vs Leko 0-1462003XX Ciudad de LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
3. Kramnik vs Kasparov ½-½182003XX Ciudad de LinaresD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
4. F Vallejo Pons vs Anand  ½-½302003XX Ciudad de LinaresE15 Queen's Indian
5. Kasparov vs Radjabov 0-1392003XX Ciudad de LinaresC11 French
6. Ponomariov vs Kramnik 0-1402003XX Ciudad de LinaresB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
7. Kramnik vs F Vallejo Pons ½-½302003XX Ciudad de LinaresD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Radjabov vs Ponomariov ½-½112003XX Ciudad de LinaresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Leko vs Kasparov ½-½872003XX Ciudad de LinaresB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. F Vallejo Pons vs Radjabov  ½-½482003XX Ciudad de LinaresC12 French, McCutcheon
11. Ponomariov vs Leko ½-½1102003XX Ciudad de LinaresB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
12. Anand vs Kramnik ½-½162003XX Ciudad de LinaresB30 Sicilian
13. Radjabov vs Anand ½-½252003XX Ciudad de LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
14. Leko vs F Vallejo Pons 1-0432003XX Ciudad de LinaresB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. Kasparov vs Ponomariov 1-0432003XX Ciudad de LinaresE17 Queen's Indian
16. Anand vs Leko 1-0722003XX Ciudad de LinaresB30 Sicilian
17. Kramnik vs Radjabov 1-0362003XX Ciudad de LinaresC11 French
18. F Vallejo Pons vs Kasparov ½-½412003XX Ciudad de LinaresD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Leko vs Kramnik  ½-½252003XX Ciudad de LinaresB33 Sicilian
20. Kasparov vs Anand 1-0622003XX Ciudad de LinaresB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. Ponomariov vs F Vallejo Pons 1-0682003XX Ciudad de LinaresD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Leko vs Radjabov 1-0322003XX Ciudad de LinaresC12 French, McCutcheon
23. Kasparov vs Kramnik ½-½332003XX Ciudad de LinaresC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Ponomariov vs Anand ½-½442003XX Ciudad de LinaresB30 Sicilian
25. Kramnik vs Ponomariov ½-½332003XX Ciudad de LinaresC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
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 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: 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: How embarassing...

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  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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