The 21st Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Ciudad de Linares was played 19 February to 5 March, 2004 in Hotel Anibal, Linares, Spain. Round by round pairings with dates and results: http://archivo.marca.com/ajedrez/li... Reports: http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo... (Ian Rogers in Tidskrift för Schack, 2004 no. 3, pp. 128-144) and https://e-nautia.com/santiago/disk/.... (various authors in Peón de Rey, 2004 no. 29, pp. 6-49). Vladimir Kramnik won with 7/12, with Peter Leko in second place on tiebreak (more wins) ahead of Garry Kasparov. The game between Leko and Kramnik in Round 11 effectively decided the winner. Kramnik had survived a difficult position and managed to equalize by piling up on the g-file. Then there followed
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Linares, Spain, 19 February - 5 March 2004
Category: XX (2731). Chief arbiter: Juan Vargas. Games started 3:30 pm. Time control: 2 hours 40 moves + 1 hour 20 moves + 30 minutes.
Age Elo 01 02 03 04 05 06 07
1 Kramnik 28 2777 ** ˝1 ˝˝ ˝˝ 1˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ 7
2 Leko 24 2722 ˝0 ** ˝˝ 1˝ ˝˝ 1˝ ˝˝ 6˝
3 Kasparov 40 2831 ˝˝ ˝˝ ** ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ 1˝ 6˝
4 Radjabov 16 2656 ˝˝ 0˝ ˝˝ ** ˝˝ 01 ˝1 6
5 Topalov 28 2735 0˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ ** ˝1 ˝˝ 6
6 Shirov 31 2736 ˝˝ 0˝ ˝˝ 10 ˝0 ** ˝˝ 5
7 Vallejo 21 2663 ˝˝ ˝˝ 0˝ ˝0 ˝˝ ˝˝ ** 5
Previous edition: Linares (2003). Next: Linares (2005)
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|1. Shirov vs Kasparov
||½-½||35||2004||Linares||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|2. F Vallejo Pons vs Kramnik
||½-½||18||2004||Linares||C45 Scotch Game|
|3. Radjabov vs Leko
||0-1||45||2004||Linares||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|4. Kramnik vs Shirov
||½-½||21||2004||Linares||C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd|
|5. Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons
||½-½||35||2004||Linares||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|6. Kasparov vs Radjabov
|7. Leko vs Kasparov
||½-½||41||2004||Linares||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|8. Shirov vs Topalov
||½-½||53||2004||Linares||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|9. Radjabov vs Kramnik
||½-½||23||2004||Linares||C42 Petrov Defense|
|10. F Vallejo Pons vs Shirov
||½-½||20||2004||Linares||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|11. Kramnik vs Leko
|12. Topalov vs Radjabov
|13. Radjabov vs F Vallejo Pons
||½-½||43||2004||Linares||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|14. Leko vs Topalov
||½-½||50||2004||Linares||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|15. Kasparov vs Kramnik
||½-½||44||2004||Linares||E12 Queen's Indian|
|16. F Vallejo Pons vs Leko
||½-½||25||2004||Linares||C45 Scotch Game|
|17. Topalov vs Kasparov
||½-½||36||2004||Linares||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|18. Shirov vs Radjabov
||1-0||66||2004||Linares||E97 King's Indian|
|19. Kasparov vs F Vallejo Pons
||1-0||37||2004||Linares||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|20. Leko vs Shirov
||1-0||54||2004||Linares||C42 Petrov Defense|
|21. Kramnik vs Topalov
||1-0||37||2004||Linares||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|22. Kasparov vs Shirov
||½-½||50||2004||Linares||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|23. Kramnik vs F Vallejo Pons
||½-½||20||2004||Linares||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|24. Leko vs Radjabov
|25. Shirov vs Kramnik
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|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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|
|Aug-13-14|| ||Xeroxx: Lots of draws.|
|Aug-13-14|| ||perfidious: A not uncommon phenomenon with such a closely-matched field of top players.|
|Aug-13-14|| ||posoo: But a DISGRACEFUL one. Nobody takes da chances to win anymore becos they are all AFRAID of losing precious ratings ponts. |
LOOL look at kasparoov! ELEVEN draughs in 12 games! WHO wants to see dat? It's a good thing da man retired before he started REALLY becoming an embarrassment.
POSOO SAID IT.
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