|10th Euwe Memorial (1996)|
The tenth and final Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank (VSB) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from March 22nd to April 1st, 1996. Ten grandmasters who had participated in the last four editions of the Euwe memorial were invited to participate in the round robin format. Vassily Ivanchuk demanded additional costs made to him on account of his seconds, however, so his invitation was revoked and his seat given to Boris Gelfand. The complete list of participants included (in order of Elo): Garry Kasparov (2775), Vladimir Kramnik (2775), Vishwanathan Anand (2725), Boris Gelfand (2700), Veselin Topalov (2700), Nigel Short (2665), Joel Lautier (2630), Yasser Seirawan (2630), Jan Timman (2620), and Jeroen Piket (2570). The average rating of the players qualified the tournament as a Category XVIII event. As with most events he participated in during the year 1996, Topalov performed amazingly, starting in the first round with a win against the World Champion Kasparov. Topalov's dynamic play and impressive wins against the top field was enough for him to share first place in the final with Kasparov, with both grandmasters finishing at +4 a full point and a half over the shared seconds. After this memorial, the sponsor withdrew its support of the tournament, citing turmoil in the chess world and the schism between FIDE and Kasparov as a major factor. Looking over the quality of the games assembled here, though, it's a shame it had to end when it did. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:
The 9th Euwe Memorial (1995) was the previous tournament in the series.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
=1 Topalov * 1 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 6½
=1 Kasparov 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 6½
=3 Short 1 ½ * 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 5
=3 Anand 0 0 1 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5
=5 Kramnik 1 0 ½ 0 * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 4½
=5 Lautier 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ * 0 1 0 1 4½
7 Seirawan ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 0 1 ½ 4
8 Gelfand 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 1 ½ 3½
9 Piket 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 0 * ½ 3
10 Timman 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 2½
Original collection: Game Collection: Amsterdam VSB 1996, by User: suenteus po 147.
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|1. Gelfand vs Anand
|| ||½-½||52||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|2. Timman vs Piket
|| ||½-½||57||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack|
|3. Kramnik vs Seirawan
||1-0||32||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein|
|4. Lautier vs Short
||1-0||38||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||E12 Queen's Indian|
|5. Topalov vs Kasparov
||1-0||66||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|6. Short vs Gelfand
||1-0||44||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|7. Piket vs Kasparov
||0-1||39||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||E86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6|
|8. Seirawan vs Lautier
||1-0||29||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|9. Timman vs Kramnik
||½-½||43||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|10. Anand vs Topalov
||0-1||51||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|11. Kramnik vs Piket
||½-½||19||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||E91 King's Indian|
|12. Topalov vs Short
||0-1||46||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|13. Gelfand vs Seirawan
||1-0||109||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|14. Kasparov vs Anand
||1-0||36||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|15. Lautier vs Timman
|| ||1-0||42||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||E12 Queen's Indian|
|16. Timman vs Gelfand
|| ||½-½||23||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|17. Piket vs Anand
|| ||½-½||19||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||E12 Queen's Indian|
|18. Short vs Kasparov
||½-½||43||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|19. Seirawan vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||42||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|20. Kramnik vs Lautier
|| ||½-½||22||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|21. Kasparov vs Seirawan
||1-0||34||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|22. Lautier vs Piket
|| ||0-1||25||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|23. Topalov vs Timman
||1-0||32||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|24. Anand vs Short
|| ||1-0||45||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|25. Gelfand vs Kramnik
|| ||½-½||33||1996||10th Euwe Memorial||A33 English, Symmetrical|
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