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2nd Euwe Memorial Tournament

Nigel Short4/6(+3 -1 =2)[view games]
Ljubomir Ljubojevic3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[view games]
Anatoly Karpov3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[view games]
Jan Timman1/6(+0 -4 =2)[view games]

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2nd Euwe Memorial (1988)
The second Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from March 11th to the 17th. As it was last year, this year's event was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank (VSB) according to the format of the inaugural year. Four of the world's best grandmasters were invited to participate, including (in order of ELO): former world champion and previous year's Euwe memorial co-winner Anatoli Karpov (2715); previous year's Euwe memorial co-winner Jan Timman (2675); British grandmaster Nigel Short (2630); and Yugoslavian grandmaster Ljubomir Ljubojevic (2610). The combined rating average of the four participants qualified the event as category XVII, one of the strongest to be played that year. Short got off to a bad start losing his second round game to Karpov, but he bounced back by winning three games in a row and securing clear first place against the former world champion. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Short 4.0/6 ** 0 1 11 2 Karpov 3.5/6 1 ** 0 1 3 Ljubojevic 3.5/6 0 1 ** 1 4 Timman 1.0/6 00 0 0 **

The 1st Euwe Memorial (1987) and 3rd Euwe Memorial (1989) events were the previous and next tournaments in this series.

Original collection: Game Collection: Amsterdam VSB 1988, by User: suenteus po 147]

 page 1 of 1; 12 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Timman vs Karpov  ½-½16 1988 2nd Euwe MemorialB10 Caro-Kann
2. Ljubojevic vs Short  ½-½31 1988 2nd Euwe MemorialC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Timman vs Ljubojevic  ½-½51 1988 2nd Euwe MemorialB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. Karpov vs Short 1-038 1988 2nd Euwe MemorialE15 Queen's Indian
5. Short vs Timman 1-026 1988 2nd Euwe MemorialC18 French, Winawer
6. Ljubojevic vs Karpov 1-037 1988 2nd Euwe MemorialB10 Caro-Kann
7. Short vs Ljubojevic 1-032 1988 2nd Euwe MemorialB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
8. Karpov vs Timman  1-073 1988 2nd Euwe MemorialE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
9. Karpov vs Ljubojevic  ½-½79 1988 2nd Euwe MemorialD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Timman vs Short  0-131 1988 2nd Euwe MemorialD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Ljubojevic vs Timman 1-028 1988 2nd Euwe MemorialB40 Sicilian
12. Short vs Karpov  ½-½10 1988 2nd Euwe MemorialB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
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