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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
21st Linares Tournament

Vladimir Kramnik7/12(+2 -0 =10)[view games]
Peter Leko6.5/12(+2 -1 =9)[view games]
Garry Kasparov6.5/12(+1 -0 =11)[view games]
Veselin Topalov6/12(+1 -1 =10)[view games]
Teimour Radjabov6/12(+2 -2 =8)[view games]
Francisco Vallejo-Pons5/12(+0 -2 =10)[view games]
Alexey Shirov5/12(+1 -3 =8)[view games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 42  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Shirov vs Kasparov ½-½35 2004 21st LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Kramnik vs Leko ½-½18 2004 21st LinaresB30 Sicilian
3. Vallejo-Pons vs Leko ½-½25 2004 21st LinaresC45 Scotch Game
4. Radjabov vs Leko 0-145 2004 21st LinaresA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Kasparov vs Leko ½-½19 2004 21st LinaresB30 Sicilian
6. Vallejo-Pons vs Kramnik ½-½18 2004 21st LinaresC45 Scotch Game
7. Topalov vs Vallejo-Pons ½-½35 2004 21st LinaresD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Kramnik vs Shirov ½-½21 2004 21st LinaresC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
9. Kasparov vs Radjabov ½-½42 2004 21st LinaresB30 Sicilian
10. Leko vs Kasparov ½-½41 2004 21st LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Shirov vs Topalov ½-½53 2004 21st LinaresE00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Radjabov vs Kramnik ½-½23 2004 21st LinaresC42 Petrov Defense
13. Topalov vs Radjabov ½-½39 2004 21st LinaresB33 Sicilian
14. Vallejo-Pons vs Shirov ½-½20 2004 21st LinaresC88 Ruy Lopez
15. Leko vs Topalov ½-½50 2004 21st LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Kasparov vs Kramnik ½-½44 2004 21st LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
17. Radjabov vs Vallejo-Pons ½-½43 2004 21st LinaresD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Topalov vs Kasparov ½-½36 2004 21st LinaresD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Shirov vs Radjabov 1-066 2004 21st LinaresE97 King's Indian
20. Kramnik vs Topalov 1-037 2004 21st LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Kasparov vs Vallejo-Pons 1-037 2004 21st LinaresD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Leko vs Shirov 1-054 2004 21st LinaresC42 Petrov Defense
23. Kasparov vs Shirov ½-½50 2004 21st LinaresC88 Ruy Lopez
24. Kramnik vs Vallejo-Pons ½-½20 2004 21st LinaresB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. Leko vs Radjabov ½-½27 2004 21st LinaresB33 Sicilian
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Jul-29-04  aw1988: <Too much good chess for you?> 18 move no effort draws is good chess?
Jul-29-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: No, but apart from those few early draws easily ignored, too much good chess for you?
Jul-29-04  aw1988: Some were good, yes, but the majority was <snore>
Jul-29-04  Giancarlo: Give the guys a break there entitled to take a break. Mind you 1 real good game of chess is mentally tough, imagine 10+ acirce!
Jul-29-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: Okay, I can understand why people don't like the early draws, even if it's not that hard to just ignore those, but I don't understand what's wrong with the big majority of the games that were not. To me every super tournament including this is a goldmine of great and interesting chess that you could delve into and admire forever!
Jul-30-04  aw1988: Yes. We can learn from chess.
Nov-04-04  cuendillar: < MoonlitKnight: 60 pages of kibitzing. If Linares 2005 produces nothing but draws, its site will probably surpass the Kibitzer's Café!>

I almost agree, but maybe it will only surpass the Fischer and Carlsen pages. Just imagine all the discussion back and forth of who really won such an event... Add to that the standard personal insults between certain pairs of kibitzers, I'm sure most of you know which ones I'm thinking about.

Nov-04-04  PinkPanther: <cuendillar>
No, who are you talking about?
Nov-04-04  square dance: <pp> i think he is talking about me and ben lau.
Nov-04-04  PinkPanther: Oh, I had gotten used to people referring to me in such ways.
Nov-04-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  suenteus po 147: I know this has been asked (and answered) on other pages, but what's the current line-up of confirmed attendees for the 22nd Linares? I can't seem to find a website that carries the news.
Nov-04-04  iron maiden: <suenteus po 147> So far Kasparov, Anand, Leko, Topalov and Adams have confirmed participation.
Nov-05-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  suenteus po 147: <iron maiden> Thanks! Sounds like an awesome line-up so far. Any word on whether Spanish grandmasters Shirov or Vallejo Pons will also be participating?
Nov-05-04  milanez: hopefully Kramnik and Moro(though unlikely) participate and then we would have top 7 from the ratings list

does anyone know did Kramnik mention anything about it in the post K-L match interviews?

Nov-05-04  iron maiden: <suenteus> The organizers will almost certainly want someone playing under the Spanish flag, and that will likely be Vallejo Pons, since they chose him over Shirov in 2003. That leaves only one berth left open, and <acirce> said he believed that invitation went out to Kramnik. But he has yet to reply one way or the other. If he declines I hope they ask Morozevich.
Nov-05-04  dafish298: does anyone know if vallejo is going to play in linares for sure?
Nov-06-04  PinkPanther: Are you sure the list you gave is correct, iron maiden? The confirmed participants at Linares next year?
Nov-06-04  iron maiden: <PP> I got the list from acirce, so it must be true. :-)

I'm excited about seeing both Anand and Adams, in their recent runs of good form, try to carry it over to the absolute elite in opposition. I'm also not too upset that they'll probably have Vallejo back, since his losses will knock the decisive game percentage up considerably.

Nov-06-04  PinkPanther: Hmm...I'm not thrilled about Vallejo. But if he's invited, I hope they use the 7th and final spot for Morozevich. Having both Kramnik and Leko in the tournament (especially one like Linares) absolutely kills any hope for exciting chess.
Nov-06-04  iron maiden: I heard a rumor somewhere that, if Kramnik accepts, they might actually expand the field to eight players and include Kasimdzhanov, which would also be cool. I think it will depend on how well he fares against Kasparov.
Nov-06-04  PinkPanther: The field should be an even number of players anyway, that whole rest day for individual players thing is really quite stupid. Which isn't to say that I want to see Kasimdzhanov take the 8th spot, although I'm sure Adams would love to get his hands on Kasimdzhanov to get some revenge.
Nov-06-04  iron maiden: I can't see why they wouldn't want to include Kasimdzhanov; it would drive up the decisive game rate, and his appearance fee is probably fairly cheap. If he can beat Kasparov in the match he is perfectly deserving of a slot in Linares, and if not, at least Vallejo will have someone to battle with.
May-17-06  aw1988: I take back my earlier stupid comments, and fully apologize to <acirce>. What I was thinking, I have no idea.
Dec-21-08  WhiteRook48: 21st Linares? Is that in Spain where a lot of Kasparov-Karpov games took place?

Apr-11-09  Andrijadj: That was seville whiterook
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