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Hoogovens Group A Tournament

Valery Salov8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Ivan Sokolov8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Jeroen Piket8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Alexander Onischuk8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Alexey Vladislavovich Yermolinsky7/13(+3 -2 =8)[games]
Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga6.5/13(+5 -5 =3)[games]
Jan Timman6.5/13(+3 -3 =7)[games]
Joel Lautier6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Loek van Wely6/13(+4 -5 =4)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Nigel Short6/13(+3 -4 =6)[games]
Miguel Illescas Cordoba5.5/13(+2 -4 =7)[games]
Predrag Nikolic5/13(+2 -5 =6)[games]
Igor V Glek4/13(+1 -6 =6)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hoogovens Group A (1997)

The 59th Annual Hoogovens Chess Tournament was a Category XVI event held in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands from January 19th to February 2nd, 1997. 14 top grandmasters competed in a round robin format in the prestigous A event. The participants were (in order of Elo): Nigel Short (2690), Valery Salov (2665), Predrag Nikolic (2655), Loek Van Wely (2645), Jeroen Piket (2640), Viktor Korchnoi (2635), Miguel Illescas-Cordoba (2635), Joel Lautier (2630), Jan Timman (2630), Alex Yermolinsky (2630), Igor Glek (2620), Julio Ernesto Granda-Zuniga (2620), Ivan Sokolov (2615), and Alexander Onischuk (2580). Salov scored one of his finest international wins with 8.5/13. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Salov * 1 0 = 1 = = = 1 = = = 1 1 8 =2 Sokolov 0 * = = = 1 1 = = 1 = 1 = = 8 =2 Piket 1 = * = 0 = = = 1 = 1 = 1 = 8 =2 Onischuk = = = * 1 = = 1 1 0 1 0 = 1 8 5 Yermolinsky 0 = 1 0 * 1 = = = = = 1 = = 7 =6 Granda Zuniga = 0 = = 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 6 =6 Timman = 0 = = = 1 * = 0 = = 1 0 1 6 =8 Lautier = = = 0 = 0 = * 0 = = = 1 1 6 =8 Van Wely 0 = 0 0 = 0 1 1 * = 0 1 = 1 6 =8 Korchnoi = 0 = 1 = 0 = = = * 1 = 0 = 6 =8 Short = = 0 0 = 0 = = 1 0 * = 1 1 6 12 Illescas = 0 = 1 0 1 0 = 0 = = * = = 5 13 Nikolic 0 = 0 = = 0 1 0 = 1 0 = * = 5 14 Glek 0 = = 0 = 1 0 0 0 = 0 = = * 4

Previous edition: Hoogovens Group A (1996). Next: Hoogovens Group A (1998)

Original collection: Game Collection: Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1997, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Granda Zuniga vs Yermolinsky  0-1531997Hoogovens Group AD85 Grunfeld
2. Van Wely vs Lautier 1-0371997Hoogovens Group AE15 Queen's Indian
3. Korchnoi vs P Nikolic  0-1331997Hoogovens Group AA27 English, Three Knights System
4. I Sokolov vs Illescas Cordoba  1-0421997Hoogovens Group AA80 Dutch
5. Short vs Onischuk 0-1361997Hoogovens Group AC78 Ruy Lopez
6. Timman vs Glek  1-0581997Hoogovens Group AE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. Piket vs Salov 1-0411997Hoogovens Group AE12 Queen's Indian
8. Van Wely vs Short  0-1711997Hoogovens Group AD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Yermolinsky vs Timman  ½-½181997Hoogovens Group AA35 English, Symmetrical
10. Onischuk vs I Sokolov  ½-½621997Hoogovens Group AC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. Lautier vs Glek 1-0381997Hoogovens Group AE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
12. Illescas Cordoba vs Korchnoi  ½-½201997Hoogovens Group AC45 Scotch Game
13. P Nikolic vs Piket  0-1401997Hoogovens Group AD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
14. Salov vs Granda Zuniga  ½-½191997Hoogovens Group AE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
15. Piket vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½231997Hoogovens Group AE12 Queen's Indian
16. Glek vs Yermolinsky  ½-½251997Hoogovens Group AC51 Evans Gambit
17. I Sokolov vs Van Wely  ½-½211997Hoogovens Group AE70 King's Indian
18. Granda Zuniga vs P Nikolic  1-0391997Hoogovens Group AA09 Reti Opening
19. Korchnoi vs Onischuk 1-0341997Hoogovens Group AA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
20. Short vs Lautier  ½-½271997Hoogovens Group AB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Timman vs Salov ½-½621997Hoogovens Group AB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. Short vs I Sokolov  ½-½461997Hoogovens Group AC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Illescas Cordoba vs Granda Zuniga  1-0401997Hoogovens Group AB83 Sicilian
24. Lautier vs Yermolinsky  ½-½531997Hoogovens Group AE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
25. P Nikolic vs Timman  1-0301997Hoogovens Group AD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-03-17  Arlekhino: I have a number of Jaque (Spanish Chess Magazine) featuring this tournament. Some games are analyzed and there are interesting reports. I'll be around here commenting, if someone cares to chat about the games...
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