|Hoogovens Group A (1998)|
The 60th Annual Hoogovens Chess Tournament was a Category XVII event held in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands from January 15th to February 1st 1998. 14 top grandmasters, including the reigning FIDE World Champion, competed in a round robin format in the prestigous A event. The participants were (in order of Elo): Vladimir Kramnik (2790), Vishwanathan Anand (2770), Veselin Topalov (2740), Anatoli Karpov (2735), Alexey Shirov (2710), Valery Salov (2680), Boris Gelfand (2675), Michael Adams (2670), Judit Polgar (2670), Jan Timman (2620), Loek Van Wely (2605), Friso Nijboer (2590), Jeroen Piket (2580), and Paul Van der Sterren (2555). Kramnik and Anand tied for first at the end of the tournament, each with 8.5/13, a full point over the rest of the field. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:
Previous edition: Hoogovens Group A (1997). Next: Hoogovens Group A (1999)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
=1 Kramnik * = 0 1 = = = 1 1 1 = 1 0 1 8½
=1 Anand = * = = = 1 = = 0 = 1 1 1 1 8½
=3 Shirov 1 = * 1 1 = = = 0 1 0 = = = 7½
=3 Adams 0 = 0 * 0 1 = = = = 1 1 1 1 7½
=3 Timman = = 0 1 * = = = = = 1 = = 1 7½
=6 Topalov = 0 = 0 = * 1 = = 0 1 = 1 = 6½
=6 Karpov = = = = = 0 * = 1 = 0 = = 1 6½
=6 Gelfand 0 = = = = = = * 1 = 0 = 1 = 6½
=6 Polgar 0 1 1 = = = 0 0 * = = = = 1 6½
=6 Piket 0 = 0 = = 1 = = = * = 0 1 1 6½
11 Salov = 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 = = * = = 0 5½
12 Nijboer 0 0 = 0 = = = 0 = 1 = * = = 5
13 Van Wely 1 0 = 0 = 0 = = = 0 = = * 0 4½
14 Van der Sterren 0 0 = 0 0 = 0 = 0 0 1 = 1 * 4
Original collection: Game Collection: Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1998, by User: suenteus po 147.
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91
|1. Adams vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||1-0||49||1998||Hoogovens Group A||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|2. Shirov vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||38||1998||Hoogovens Group A||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|3. Kramnik vs Piket
||1-0||48||1998||Hoogovens Group A||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|4. Timman vs Anand
||½-½||19||1998||Hoogovens Group A||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|5. Nijboer vs Karpov
||½-½||39||1998||Hoogovens Group A||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|6. Gelfand vs Judit Polgar
|| ||1-0||70||1998||Hoogovens Group A||E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|7. Van Wely vs Salov
|| ||½-½||62||1998||Hoogovens Group A||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|8. P Van der Sterren vs Gelfand
|| ||½-½||31||1998||Hoogovens Group A||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|9. Judit Polgar vs Shirov
||1-0||40||1998||Hoogovens Group A||B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6|
|10. Topalov vs Timman
|| ||½-½||42||1998||Hoogovens Group A||D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|11. Piket vs Salov
|| ||½-½||66||1998||Hoogovens Group A||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|12. Anand vs Van Wely
||1-0||42||1998||Hoogovens Group A||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|13. Karpov vs Adams
||½-½||33||1998||Hoogovens Group A||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|14. Kramnik vs Nijboer
||1-0||29||1998||Hoogovens Group A||E97 King's Indian|
|15. Shirov vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||½-½||61||1998||Hoogovens Group A||C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer|
|16. Van Wely vs Topalov
||0-1||48||1998||Hoogovens Group A||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|17. Gelfand vs Karpov
|| ||½-½||42||1998||Hoogovens Group A||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|18. Timman vs Judit Polgar
|| ||½-½||34||1998||Hoogovens Group A||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|19. Nijboer vs Piket
||1-0||36||1998||Hoogovens Group A||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|20. Adams vs Kramnik
||0-1||29||1998||Hoogovens Group A||B58 Sicilian|
|21. Salov vs Anand
||0-1||48||1998||Hoogovens Group A||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|22. P Van der Sterren vs Timman
|| ||0-1||29||1998||Hoogovens Group A||D97 Grunfeld, Russian|
|23. Nijboer vs Adams
||0-1||38||1998||Hoogovens Group A||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|24. Piket vs Anand
|| ||½-½||18||1998||Hoogovens Group A||D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|25. Karpov vs Shirov
||½-½||45||1998||Hoogovens Group A||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
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