The 6th Torneo Magistral held from May 20th to June 1st, 1997 in Madrid, Spain was a Category XVII event. Ten grandmasters competed in a round robin format. The participants were (in order of Elo): Veselin Topalov (2725), Alexey Shirov (2690), Nigel Short (2690), Alexander Beliavsky (2665), Valery Salov (2665), Vladimir Akopian (2655), Judit Polgar (2645), Jeroen Piket (2640), Miguel Illescas Cordoba (2635), and Pablo San Segundo Carrillo (2505). One of Shirov's best tournaments, he shared first with Topalov at 6.5/9. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:
Original collection: Game Collection: Madrid 1997, by User: suenteus po 147.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
=1 Shirov * 0 = = 1 = 1 1 1 1 6½
=1 Topalov 1 * = = 1 = 1 = 1 = 6½
=3 Beliavsky = = * = = = 1 0 1 1 5½
=3 Akopian = = = * = = 0 1 1 1 5½
=5 Polgar 0 0 = = * 0 = 1 1 1 4½
=5 Illescas = = = = 1 * = = 0 = 4½
=5 Short 0 0 0 1 = = * = 1 1 4½
8 Salov 0 = 1 0 0 = = * = = 3½
9 Piket 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 = * 1 2½
10 San Segundo 0 = 0 0 0 = 0 = 0 * 1½
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|1. Akopian vs Illescas Cordoba
|| ||½-½||65||1997||Madrid||A06 Reti Opening|
|2. Salov vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||41||1997||Madrid||E29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch|
|3. Shirov vs Judit Polgar
||1-0||36||1997||Madrid||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|4. Beliavsky vs Piket
||1-0||51||1997||Madrid||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|5. Short vs P San Segundo Carrillo
|| ||1-0||51||1997||Madrid||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|6. Topalov vs Short
||1-0||69||1997||Madrid||C87 Ruy Lopez|
|7. P San Segundo Carrillo vs Shirov
||0-1||21||1997||Madrid||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|8. Beliavsky vs Akopian
|| ||½-½||44||1997||Madrid||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|9. Illescas Cordoba vs Salov
||½-½||65||1997||Madrid||C60 Ruy Lopez|
|10. Piket vs Judit Polgar
|11. Short vs Illescas Cordoba
|12. Shirov vs Topalov
||0-1||82||1997||Madrid||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|13. Akopian vs Piket
|| ||1-0||37||1997||Madrid||A13 English|
|14. Judit Polgar vs P San Segundo Carrillo
|| ||1-0||38||1997||Madrid||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|15. Salov vs Beliavsky
|16. Akopian vs Salov
|| ||1-0||55||1997||Madrid||A14 English|
|17. Illescas Cordoba vs Shirov
|| ||½-½||36||1997||Madrid||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|18. Piket vs P San Segundo Carrillo
|| ||1-0||44||1997||Madrid||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|19. Topalov vs Judit Polgar
||1-0||45||1997||Madrid||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|20. Beliavsky vs Short
||1-0||38||1997||Madrid||E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5|
|21. Shirov vs Beliavsky
|| ||½-½||46||1997||Madrid||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|22. Salov vs Piket
||½-½||54||1997||Madrid||D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|23. Short vs Akopian
||1-0||47||1997||Madrid||C34 King's Gambit Accepted|
|24. Judit Polgar vs Illescas Cordoba
||0-1||48||1997||Madrid||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|25. P San Segundo Carrillo vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||44||1997||Madrid||E97 King's Indian|
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