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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
4th Euwe Memorial Tournament

Viktor Korchnoi4/6(+2 -0 =4)[view games]
Mikhail Gurevich3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[view games]
Jan Timman3/6(+1 -1 =4)[view games]
Nigel Short1.5/6(+0 -3 =3)[view games]

Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
4th Euwe Memorial (1990)
The fourth Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from May 10th to the 17th, 1990. Following the format of previous editions of the memorial, four of the world's top grandmasters were invited to play in the double round robin event. As before, adjourned games were completed on the rest days occuring after the third and fifth rounds, and the time control for the tournament was forty moves in two hours followed by an additional hour for each twenty moves after that. This year's line-up included three Euwe memorial veterans and one new addition. The participants were (in order of ELO): Dutch grandmaster and previous Euwe memorial champion Jan Timman (2680); Soviet grandmaster Mikhail Gurevich (2645); British grandmaster and winner of the 2nd Euwe memorial Nigel Short (2630); and Swiss grandmaster and inaugural memorial participant Viktor Korchnoi (2625). The average of the combined ratings of the players ranked this event as a category XVI tournament. The move to Rotterdam was hoped to capitalize on the world cup tournament in the city last year, but it was ultimately deemed fruitless and the Euwe memorial would be moved back to Amsterdam the following year. Gurevich came to win the event, but Korchnoi edged him out by winning their fourth round encounter in a significant position in the Dutch Leningrad. Korchnoi won clear first having gone undefeated with Gurevich trailing second just half a point behind in the final. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Korchnoi 4.0/6 ** 1 1 2 Gurevich 3.5/6 0 ** 1 1 3 Timman 3.0/6 0 ** 1 4 Short 1.5/6 0 0 0 **

The 3rd Euwe Memorial (1989) and 5th Euwe Memorial (1991) events were the previous and next tournaments in this series.

Original collection: Game Collection: Rotterdam VSB 1990, by User: suenteus po 147

 page 1 of 1; 12 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Gurevich vs Korchnoi  ½-½42 1990 4th Euwe MemorialA84 Dutch
2. Short vs Timman  ½-½42 1990 4th Euwe MemorialB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
3. Timman vs Korchnoi  ½-½34 1990 4th Euwe MemorialE20 Nimzo-Indian
4. Short vs M Gurevich  ½-½43 1990 4th Euwe MemorialC11 French
5. Korchnoi vs Short 1-040 1990 4th Euwe MemorialA25 English
6. M Gurevich vs Timman  1-026 1990 4th Euwe MemorialE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. Korchnoi vs M Gurevich  1-045 1990 4th Euwe MemorialA81 Dutch
8. Timman vs Short  1-051 1990 4th Euwe MemorialB32 Sicilian
9. Timman vs M Gurevich  ½-½55 1990 4th Euwe MemorialC11 French
10. Short vs Korchnoi  ½-½35 1990 4th Euwe MemorialC11 French
11. Korchnoi vs Timman  ½-½17 1990 4th Euwe MemorialA33 English, Symmetrical
12. M Gurevich vs Short 1-034 1990 4th Euwe MemorialA84 Dutch
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