|Las Palmas (1996)|
The Supertorneo Las Palmas held from December 9th to the 21st, 1996 was a Category XXI event. The world's six best players, including both World Champions, competed in a double round robin format. The participants were (in order of Elo): Garry Kasparov (2785), Anatoli Karpov (2775), Vladimir Kramnik (2765), Veselin Topalov (2750), Vishwanathan Anand (2735), and Vassily Ivanchuk (2730). The strongest tournament of the modern era (the only tournament with an average Elo of 2756), Kasparov emerged triumphant as "the best player in the world at that moment".
Original collection: Game Collection: Las Palmas 1996, by User: suenteus po 147.
1 Kasparov ** ½½ ½½ 1½ ½1 ½1 6½
2 Anand ½½ ** ½0 ½½ 1½ ½1 5½
3 Kramnik ½½ ½1 ** ½0 01 ½½ 5
4 Topalov 0½ ½½ ½1 ** 01 ½½ 5
5 Ivanchuk ½0 0½ 10 10 ** ½½ 4
6 Karpov ½0 ½0 ½½ ½½ ½½ ** 4
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|1. Topalov vs Kasparov
||0-1||59||1996||Las Palmas||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|2. Anand vs Kramnik
|| ||½-½||20||1996||Las Palmas||B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4|
|3. Karpov vs Ivanchuk
||½-½||61||1996||Las Palmas||E61 King's Indian|
|4. Kramnik vs Topalov
||½-½||80||1996||Las Palmas||E97 King's Indian|
|5. Ivanchuk vs Kasparov
|| ||½-½||23||1996||Las Palmas||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|6. Karpov vs Anand
||½-½||44||1996||Las Palmas||E15 Queen's Indian|
|7. Topalov vs Karpov
|| ||½-½||27||1996||Las Palmas||D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|8. Kasparov vs Kramnik
||½-½||19||1996||Las Palmas||E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)|
|9. Anand vs Ivanchuk
||1-0||46||1996||Las Palmas||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|10. Kramnik vs Karpov
|| ||½-½||21||1996||Las Palmas||A28 English|
|11. Topalov vs Ivanchuk
||0-1||41||1996||Las Palmas||B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation|
|12. Kasparov vs Anand
||½-½||63||1996||Las Palmas||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|13. Karpov vs Kasparov
||½-½||45||1996||Las Palmas||D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation|
|14. Ivanchuk vs Kramnik
||1-0||34||1996||Las Palmas||E81 King's Indian, Samisch|
|15. Anand vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||29||1996||Las Palmas||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|16. Kasparov vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||28||1996||Las Palmas||C45 Scotch Game|
|17. Kramnik vs Anand
||1-0||41||1996||Las Palmas||A14 English|
|18. Ivanchuk vs Karpov
||½-½||15||1996||Las Palmas||C10 French|
|19. Topalov vs Kramnik
||1-0||39||1996||Las Palmas||E92 King's Indian|
|20. Anand vs Karpov
||1-0||36||1996||Las Palmas||D21 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|21. Kasparov vs Ivanchuk
||1-0||36||1996||Las Palmas||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|22. Kramnik vs Kasparov
||½-½||58||1996||Las Palmas||D56 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|23. Karpov vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||70||1996||Las Palmas||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|24. Ivanchuk vs Anand
|| ||½-½||29||1996||Las Palmas||D21 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|25. Kasparov vs Karpov
||1-0||44||1996||Las Palmas||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
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