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9th Euwe Memorial Tournament

Joel Lautier4/6(+2 -0 =4)[view games]
Garry Kasparov3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[view games]
Veselin Topalov2.5/6(+1 -2 =3)[view games]
Jeroen Piket2/6(+1 -3 =2)[view games] Chess Event Description
9th Euwe Memorial (1995)

The ninth Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank (VSB) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from May 12th to the 18th, 1995. Following the format of previous editions of the tournament, four of the world's top grandmasters, including the World Champion, were invited to participate in the double round robin event. They were (in order of Elo): Garry Kasparov (2805), Jeroen Piket (2670), Joel Lautier (2655), and Veselin Topalov (2630). The average rating of the players ranked this event as a Category XVIII tournament. In shocker ending, Kasparov did not finish first even though he scored more wins than any of the other three players. Two surprise losses devastated him and kept him from winning his second consecutive Euwe Memorial. Instead it was Lautier who finished clear first having completed the tournament undefeated with wins over Kasparov and Piket. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Lautier ** 1 1 4 2 Kasparov 0 ** 11 10 3 3 Topalov 00 ** 1 2 4 Piket 0 01 0 ** 2

The 8th Euwe Memorial (1994) and 10th Euwe Memorial (1996) were the previous and next tournaments in the series.

Original collection: Game Collection: Amsterdam VSB 1995, by User: suenteus po 147.

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Lautier vs Kasparov ½-½28 1995 9th Euwe MemorialE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
2. Topalov vs Piket 1-040 1995 9th Euwe MemorialC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Kasparov vs Piket 1-029 1995 9th Euwe MemorialC51 Evans Gambit
4. Lautier vs Topalov  ½-½41 1995 9th Euwe MemorialA36 English
5. Topalov vs Kasparov 0-128 1995 9th Euwe MemorialB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. Piket vs Lautier  0-152 1995 9th Euwe MemorialD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
7. Piket vs Topalov  ½-½30 1995 9th Euwe MemorialA58 Benko Gambit
8. Kasparov vs Lautier 0-131 1995 9th Euwe MemorialB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. Lautier vs Piket  ½-½14 1995 9th Euwe MemorialA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
10. Kasparov vs Topalov 1-042 1995 9th Euwe MemorialB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. Piket vs Kasparov 1-041 1995 9th Euwe MemorialD97 Grunfeld, Russian
12. Topalov vs Lautier  ½-½56 1995 9th Euwe MemorialB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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