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3rd Euwe Memorial Tournament

Jan Timman4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[view games]
Nigel Short4/6(+3 -1 =2)[view games]
Valery Salov3/6(+2 -2 =2)[view games]
Johann Hjartarson0.5/6(+0 -5 =1)[view games] Chess Event Description
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:

1 Timman ** 1 1 1 4 2 Short 0 ** 1 11 4 3 Salov 0 0 ** 11 3 4 Hjartarson 0 00 00 **

The 2nd Euwe Memorial (1988) and 4th Euwe Memorial (1990) were the previous and next tournaments in this series.

Original collection: Game Collection: Amsterdam VSB 1989, by User: suenteus po 147.

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Hjartarson vs Salov  0-137 1989 3rd Euwe MemorialE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. Short vs Timman  ½-½41 1989 3rd Euwe MemorialC11 French
3. Timman vs Salov  1-046 1989 3rd Euwe MemorialB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
4. Short vs Hjartarson  1-048 1989 3rd Euwe MemorialC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
5. Salov vs Short  ½-½45 1989 3rd Euwe MemorialE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
6. Hjartarson vs Timman  0-150 1989 3rd Euwe MemorialB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. Timman vs Short  1-042 1989 3rd Euwe MemorialE00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Salov vs Hjartarson  1-055 1989 3rd Euwe MemorialA56 Benoni Defense
9. Short vs Salov  1-027 1989 3rd Euwe MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
10. Timman vs Hjartarson  ½-½30 1989 3rd Euwe MemorialE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
11. Hjartarson vs Short  0-140 1989 3rd Euwe MemorialA21 English
12. Salov vs Timman  ½-½61 1989 3rd Euwe MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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