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XXII Torneo Ciudad de Linares Tournament

Veselin Topalov8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Garry Kasparov8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Viswanathan Anand6.5/12(+2 -1 =9)[games]
Peter Leko6/12(+0 -0 =12)[games]
Michael Adams5.5/12(+2 -3 =7)[games]
Rustam Mashrukovich Kasimdzhanov4/12(+0 -4 =8)[games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons4/12(+1 -5 =6)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Leko vs Kasparov ½-½262005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. Kasimdzhanov vs F Vallejo Pons ½-½262005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
3. Topalov vs Adams 1-0412005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. Kasparov vs Kasimdzhanov ½-½512005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresC42 Petrov Defense
5. Adams vs Leko ½-½182005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Anand vs Topalov 1-0592005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. Leko vs Anand ½-½242005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresC42 Petrov Defense
8. Kasimdzhanov vs Adams ½-½272005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
9. F Vallejo Pons vs Kasparov 0-1292005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. Topalov vs Leko ½-½572005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresB33 Sicilian
11. Adams vs F Vallejo Pons 1-0342005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Anand vs Kasimdzhanov ½-½332005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Kasparov vs Adams 1-0542005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. Kasimdzhanov vs Topalov ½-½402005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. F Vallejo Pons vs Anand ½-½412005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresE15 Queen's Indian
16. Kasparov vs Topalov ½-½212005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Leko vs Kasimdzhanov ½-½762005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
18. Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons 1-0322005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. Anand vs Kasparov ½-½442005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresB33 Sicilian
20. F Vallejo Pons vs Leko ½-½132005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresA33 English, Symmetrical
21. Adams vs Anand ½-½282005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. F Vallejo Pons vs Kasimdzhanov 1-0602005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Adams vs Topalov ½-½482005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Kasparov vs Leko ½-½312005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresB30 Sicilian
25. Kasimdzhanov vs Kasparov 0-1362005XXII Torneo Ciudad de LinaresD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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  acirce: <meloncio> Are you planning to be there and watch? Oh, and I noticed a mistake in my post -- the Leko-Adams rapid match is not until after Sofia.
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  meloncio: <acirce> Yes, I'll go there two or three times at least; it's only a 15-minutes short ride by car.

Miguel Illescas-Cordoba is the present Spanish Chess Champion; he was our number one until Paco Vallejo arose up.

Mar-15-05  poktirity: Dos bocadillos con queso for favor. Los banos arabes es muy bonito.

One year of Spanish studying summed up in two sentences.

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  meloncio: <poktirity> Pretty well, but only two sentences in one year? At least I hope you like cheese sandwiches :-D

And <only if you don't know it> for bano/baņo, use ņ=Alt+164, or Ņ=Alt+165.

Mar-16-05  poktirity: <meloncio> Didn't know that, thanks alot! Hasta maņana. Y agua mineral. :D

Cambiones cisterna muy bonito ;)

Mar-16-05  azaris: I notice the Chess.FM Brilliancy Price has gone to one Garry of Kaspar, and it's a whopping $400!

"Nice career Garry, here's some chump change."

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  offramp: It's a bit like when baseball fans save up and club together to give their favourite top player a retirement gift.
Mar-16-05  azaris: <offramp> When someone retires it's nice to pass the hat around, but they should have used a bigger hat!
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  offramp: I do think it is nice of to do it, especially if they have that money spare, and Kasparov certainly won't say no.

Kasparov is the kind of guy that always checks the 'returned change' chute as he passes phone boxes.

Mar-16-05  azaris: <In future Linares will feature rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, @#$%-kickers and Methodists.>

You mean next time they'll invite Azmaparaishvili?

Mar-16-05  Franz the Stampede: <You mean next time they'll invite Azmaparaishvili?>


Mar-16-05  PinkPanther: <acirce>
There is nothing to watch, Dos Hermanas takes place over the internet.
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  lostemperor: You mean Azmaiperishvillain!?
Mar-16-05  Saruman: <lostemperor> Or; Maiazperishvillain!
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  lostemperor: I got that, LOL.
Mar-16-05  hintza: <PinkPanther> Aside from the internet tournament there is actually an over-the-board event too.
Mar-30-05  JustAFish: Does anyone know which games took home the "official" and "" brilliancy prizes?
Apr-13-05  VishyFan: is it just me, or everybody has got complimentary "Ciudad de Linares" key chains........ for the official prediction contest.......

anybody has got any other prizes?

Apr-13-05  you vs yourself: <vishyfan> I got a complimentary chess board signed by Adams from the last game when he kicked Vishy's ass. Also, I got a complimentary Leko's key chain that reads: "Just draw."
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  acirce: Ivanov: <Theoretical survey of the Linares tournament>

Some interesting stuff.

Apr-25-05  alexandrovm: <JustAFish> it was the game between Kasparov and Kazim.
Apr-25-05  Caissanist: Hmm, where's the link to this page? I only see it when it pops up in the list of recent kibitzes.
Apr-25-05  iron maiden: Look on the homepage, under the "New Games" column.
Jun-08-05  coolchess: A disaster the participation of the "FIDE CHAMPION" Kasimdzhanov, a really disaster, he has proved at least for me he is a lucky champion, and that donesnt have the strenght to win big tournaments.
Jun-08-05  stijn: he was not just a lucky champion, the players in linares were just stronger than the ones he faced in tripoli last year. And classical chess is probably not his strongest point. He seems to be playing better in rapid and sem-rapid games like the ones in tripoli.
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