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8th Euwe Memorial Tournament

Garry Kasparov4/6(+3 -1 =2)[view games]
Vassily Ivanchuk3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[view games]
Jan Timman2.5/6(+2 -3 =1)[view games]
Nigel Short2/6(+1 -3 =2)[view games] Chess Event Description
8th Euwe Memorial (1994)

The eighth Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank (VSB) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from May 12th to the 19th, 1994. In the wake of Kasparov and Short's split from FIDE and the two world championships, the organizers invited the contenders from both world championships to attend their double round robin event. Anatoli Karpov, though he had participated in previous editions of the tournament, was not amused by this year's list of invitations and thus declined. The participants, then, were (in order of Elo): PCA World Champion Garry Kasparov (2805), Ukranian grandmaster and replacement for Karpov, Vassily Ivanchuk (2710), PCA World Vice-Champion Nigel Short (2655), and FIDE World Vice-Champion Jan Timman (2620). The average of the combined ratings of the players ranked this event as a Category XVIII tournament, making it one of the strongest of the year. Kasparov played his usual dominating chess until his encounter with Ivanchuk in the fourth round and was beaten! Things got worse for Kasparov as he and Ivanchuk both won in the fifth round making them tied for first going into the final round. Fortunately for Kasparov, Ivanchuk lost to Timman and left the mighty Gazza as clear first at the final. Kasparov was sure to express his gratitude to Timman at the award's ceremony, not only for the two losses that boosted Kasparov's score, but for knocking Ivanchuk out of the running. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Kasparov ** 0 11 1 4 2 Ivanchuk 1 ** 0 1 3 3 Timman 00 1 ** 01 2 4 Short 0 0 10 ** 2

The 7th Euwe Memorial (1993) and 9th Euwe Memorial (1995) were the previous and next tournaments in the series.

Original collection: Game Collection: Amsterdam VSB 1994, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 1; 12 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kasparov vs Ivanchuk ½-½20 1994 8th Euwe MemorialC45 Scotch Game
2. Short vs Timman 1-031 1994 8th Euwe MemorialC11 French
3. Ivanchuk vs Timman  ½-½27 1994 8th Euwe MemorialE15 Queen's Indian
4. Kasparov vs Short 1-032 1994 8th Euwe MemorialC11 French
5. Short vs Ivanchuk  ½-½53 1994 8th Euwe MemorialC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Timman vs Kasparov 0-140 1994 8th Euwe MemorialA48 King's Indian
7. Ivanchuk vs Kasparov 1-039 1994 8th Euwe MemorialB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
8. Timman vs Short  1-064 1994 8th Euwe MemorialA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
9. Kasparov vs Timman 1-030 1994 8th Euwe MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
10. Ivanchuk vs Short 1-048 1994 8th Euwe MemorialC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
11. Short vs Kasparov ½-½25 1994 8th Euwe MemorialB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. Timman vs Ivanchuk  1-052 1994 8th Euwe MemorialB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
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