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Novgorod Tournament

Garry Kasparov6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik6/10(+3 -1 =6)[games]
Nigel Short5/10(+4 -4 =2)[games]
Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev4.5/10(+1 -2 =7)[games]
Veselin Topalov4/10(+2 -4 =4)[games]
Boris Gelfand4/10(+2 -4 =4)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Novgorod (1997)

The fourth and final of a series of international tournaments held in Novgorod, Russia was conducted from June 10th to the 23rd, 1997. Six top grandmasters participated in the double round robin event, including the World Champion. The participants were (in order of Elo): Garry Kasparov (2795), Vladimir Kramnik (2740), Veselin Topalov (2725), Boris Gelfand (2700), Nigel Short (2690), and Evgeny Bareev (2665). The ratings of the players made this event the second consecutive one at Novgorod to be rated Category XIX. Kasparov had won back in 1995, and shared first with Ivanchuk in 1994, so it's appropriate that the final edition of "Lord Novgorod the Great", as the tournament was dubbed, would be won by the mighty Gazza. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Kasparov ** 0 1 1 11 6 2 Kramnik 1 ** 10 1 6 3 Short 0 01 ** 0 01 11 5 4 Bareev 0 1 ** 0 4 =5 Topalov 0 10 1 ** 00 4 =5 Gelfand 00 00 11 ** 4

Original collection: Game Collection: Novgorod 1997, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kasparov vs Gelfand 1-0371997NovgorodE15 Queen's Indian
2. Kramnik vs Topalov 1-0411997NovgorodE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. Bareev vs Short 1-0391997NovgorodD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Topalov vs Kasparov ½-½291997NovgorodB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Short vs Gelfand 1-0391997NovgorodB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
6. Bareev vs Kramnik  ½-½231997NovgorodE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. Gelfand vs Topalov 1-0421997NovgorodE12 Queen's Indian
8. Kramnik vs Short 1-0581997NovgorodD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Kasparov vs Bareev 1-0731997NovgorodC11 French
10. Gelfand vs Kramnik ½-½171997NovgorodD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Kramnik vs Kasparov 1-0321997NovgorodE97 King's Indian
12. Kasparov vs Short 1-0311997NovgorodC18 French, Winawer
13. Topalov vs Bareev 1-0371997NovgorodC02 French, Advance
14. Bareev vs Gelfand  ½-½301997NovgorodE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
15. Short vs Topalov 0-1451997NovgorodB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Gelfand vs Kasparov 0-1411997NovgorodE12 Queen's Indian
17. Topalov vs Kramnik ½-½211997NovgorodB57 Sicilian
18. Short vs Bareev ½-½241997NovgorodC02 French, Advance
19. Gelfand vs Short 0-1381997NovgorodA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Kasparov vs Topalov  ½-½301997NovgorodC78 Ruy Lopez
21. Kramnik vs Bareev  ½-½301997NovgorodA04 Reti Opening
22. Short vs Kramnik 1-0301997NovgorodB56 Sicilian
23. Bareev vs Kasparov ½-½421997NovgorodD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Topalov vs Gelfand 0-1291997NovgorodA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
25. Topalov vs Short 0-1601997NovgorodB40 Sicilian
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