|3rd Euwe Memorial (1989)|
The third Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank (VSB) and held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from March 16th to the 23rd, 1989. Following the pre-established format, four of the world's best grandmasters were invited to compete in the double round robin event. This year's participants included (in order of Elo): British grandmaster and winner of the previous year's memorial tournament Nigel Short (2650), Soviet grandmaster and former Soviet champion Valery Salov (2630), Icelandic grandmaster Johann Hjartarson (2615) and Dutch grandmaster and co-winner of the inaugural memorial tournament Jan Timman (2610). The average of the combined ratings of the four players made this year's event Category XVI. Despite the top competition, Timman won this tournament beautifully due in large part to a three game winning streak begun in the second round. Salov fought desperately to upset the sole leader in the final round, but Timman held him off. It was vindication for the Dutch grandmaster after his abysmal showing at the previous year's event. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:
The 2nd Euwe Memorial (1988) and 4th Euwe Memorial (1990) were the previous and next tournaments in this series.
1 Timman ** ½1 1½ 1½ 4½
2 Short ½0 ** ½1 11 4
3 Salov 0½ ½0 ** 11 3
4 Hjartarson 0½ 00 00 ** ½
Original collection: Game Collection: Amsterdam VSB 1989, by User: suenteus po 147.
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|1. Hjartarson vs Salov
|| ||0-1||37||1989||3rd Euwe Memorial||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|2. Short vs Timman
|| ||½-½||41||1989||3rd Euwe Memorial||C11 French|
|3. Timman vs Salov
|| ||1-0||46||1989||3rd Euwe Memorial||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|4. Short vs Hjartarson
|| ||1-0||48||1989||3rd Euwe Memorial||C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer|
|5. Salov vs Short
|| ||½-½||45||1989||3rd Euwe Memorial||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|6. Hjartarson vs Timman
|| ||0-1||50||1989||3rd Euwe Memorial||B19 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|7. Timman vs Short
|| ||1-0||42||1989||3rd Euwe Memorial||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|8. Salov vs Hjartarson
|| ||1-0||55||1989||3rd Euwe Memorial||A56 Benoni Defense|
|9. Short vs Salov
|| ||1-0||27||1989||3rd Euwe Memorial||C42 Petrov Defense|
|10. Timman vs Hjartarson
|| ||½-½||30||1989||3rd Euwe Memorial||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|11. Hjartarson vs Short
|| ||0-1||40||1989||3rd Euwe Memorial||A21 English|
|12. Salov vs Timman
|| ||½-½||61||1989||3rd Euwe Memorial||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
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