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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Linares Tournament

Garry Kasparov8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[view games]
Vladimir Kramnik7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[view games]
Veselin Topalov6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
Michael Adams6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[view games]
Judit Polgar6/11(+4 -3 =4)[view games]
Viswanathan Anand5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[view games]
Boris Gelfand5/11(+1 -2 =8)[view games]
Vassily Ivanchuk5/11(+3 -4 =4)[view games]
Predrag Nikolic4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[view games]
Alexey Dreev4/11(+2 -5 =4)[view games]
Jeroen Piket3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[view games]
Alexey Shirov3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[view games]

Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
Linares (1997)
The 14th Annual Linares Super Tournament held in 1997 was a category XVIII event. Twelve of the world's top players, including the World Champion, competed in a round robin format. The participants were (in order of ELO): Garry Kasparov (2795), Vishwanathan Anand (2765), Vladimir Kramnik (2740), Vassily Ivanchuk (2740), Veselin Topalov (2725), Boris Gelfand (2700), Alexei Shirov (2690), Michael Adams (2665), Predrag Nikolic (2655), Alexey Dreev (2650), Judit Polgar (2645), and Jeroen Piket (2640). Kasparov dominated in his usual manner, this time scoring wins against 2nd through 6th place. The final standngs and crosstable are as follows:

1 Kasparov 8.5/11 * 1 1 1 1 1 0 = 1 = = 1 2 Kramnik 7.5/11 0 * = 1 1 = 1 = = 1 1 = 3 Adams 6.5/11 0 = * = = = = 1 = 1 = 1 4 Topalov 6.5/11 0 0 = * = = 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 Polgar 6.0/11 0 0 = = * 0 1 = 1 1 1 = 6 Anand 5.5/11 0 = = = 1 * = = 0 1 = = 7 Ivanchuk 5.0/11 1 0 = 0 0 = * = = 0 1 1 8 Gelfand 5.0/11 = = 0 0 = = = * 1 = = = 9 Nikolic 4.5/11 0 = = 0 0 1 = 0 * = = 1 10 Dreev 4.0/11 = 0 0 0 0 0 1 = = * 1 = 11 Piket 3.5/11 = 0 = 0 0 = 0 = = 0 * 1 12 Shirov 3.5/11 0 = 0 1 = = 0 = 0 = 0 *

Original collection: Game Collection: Linares 1997, by User: suenteus po 147

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Adams vs Dreev 1-054 1997 LinaresB56 Sicilian
2. Anand vs Kasparov 0-141 1997 LinaresB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. Ivanchuk vs Topalov 0-129 1997 LinaresD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Shirov vs Piket  0-140 1997 LinaresC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Judit Polgar vs P Nikolic 1-059 1997 LinaresC18 French, Winawer
6. Kramnik vs Gelfand ½-½15 1997 LinaresD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. P Nikolic vs Shirov  1-044 1997 LinaresD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Topalov vs Judit Polgar  ½-½81 1997 LinaresB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. Gelfand vs Anand  ½-½28 1997 LinaresD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
10. Dreev vs Kasparov ½-½49 1997 LinaresE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
11. Piket vs Kramnik 0-150 1997 LinaresD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Adams vs Ivanchuk  ½-½37 1997 LinaresC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Ivanchuk vs Dreev  0-153 1997 LinaresB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. Shirov vs Topalov 1-076 1997 LinaresC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
15. Kramnik vs P Nikolic  ½-½41 1997 LinaresA17 English
16. Anand vs Piket ½-½44 1997 LinaresC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
17. Judit Polgar vs Adams  ½-½25 1997 LinaresC78 Ruy Lopez
18. Kasparov vs Gelfand ½-½47 1997 LinaresB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
19. Topalov vs Kramnik 0-133 1997 LinaresD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Dreev vs Gelfand  ½-½22 1997 LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
21. Ivanchuk vs Judit Polgar 0-119 1997 LinaresD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
22. P Nikolic vs Anand 1-039 1997 LinaresD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
23. Adams vs Shirov 1-095 1997 LinaresC78 Ruy Lopez
24. Piket vs Kasparov ½-½51 1997 LinaresE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
25. Gelfand vs Piket  ½-½46 1997 LinaresE16 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: There are some pictures from various Linareseses at chessbase, http://en.chessbase.com/post/linare... It is interesting to see the orientation of different players' knights. Most seem to face forward. Some both face left, oddly.

My knights both look towards the king.

May-19-14  Mr 1100: Wow... nice link there... those photographs - looking back into the '90's...

LOL at the photos of a long-haired Kramnik!!!!

May-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  KKDEREK: And Chucky with a classy hairstyle at 1991
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