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Dos Hermanas Tournament

Michael Adams6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Miguel Illescas Cordoba5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Veselin Topalov5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Anatoly Karpov4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Boris Gelfand4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Peter Svidler3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Judit Polgar3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Viswanathan Anand3.5/9(+0 -2 =7)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Dos Hermanas (1999)
The 10th Torneo Ciudad de Dos Hermanas held from April 5th to April 18th, 1999 was a Category XIX event. Ten of the world's best players competed in a round robin format. The participants were (in order of Elo): Vishwanathan Anand (2781), Vladimir Kramnik (2751), Michael Adams (2716), Peter Svidler (2713), Anatoli Karpov (2710), Veselin Topalov (2700), Boris Gelfand (2691), Judit Polgar (2677), Victor Korchnoi (2673), and Spanish favorite Miguel Illescas Cordoba (2585). Adams took clear first, half a point above the future world champion Kramnik, with 6/9. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 01 Adams * = = = = = 1 1 1 = 6.0 02 Kramnik = * 1 = = = = = = 1 5.5 03 Illescas = 0 * = 1 = = = 1 = 5.0 04 Topalov = = = * = = = = 1 = 5.0 05 Karpov = = 0 = * = = 1 = = 4.5 06 Gelfand = = = = = * 1 0 = = 4.5 07 Korchnoi 0 = = = = 0 * = 1 = 4.0 08 Svidler 0 = = = 0 1 = * 0 = 3.5 09 Polgar 0 = 0 0 = = 0 1 * 1 3.5 10 Anand = 0 = = = = = = 0 * 3.5

Original collection: Game Collection: Dos Hermanas 1999, by User: suenteus po 147.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Illescas Cordoba vs Topalov  ½-½421999Dos HermanasD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
2. Judit Polgar vs Anand 1-0341999Dos HermanasB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
3. Adams vs Svidler 1-0331999Dos HermanasB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Kramnik vs Karpov  ½-½331999Dos HermanasA15 English
5. Gelfand vs Korchnoi 1-0641999Dos HermanasD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. Illescas Cordoba vs Gelfand  ½-½221999Dos HermanasD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
7. Korchnoi vs Judit Polgar 1-0431999Dos HermanasD85 Grunfeld
8. Anand vs Adams  ½-½281999Dos HermanasC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
9. Svidler vs Kramnik ½-½231999Dos HermanasC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
10. Topalov vs Karpov  ½-½231999Dos HermanasD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Karpov vs Svidler 1-0491999Dos HermanasD97 Grunfeld, Russian
12. Kramnik vs Anand 1-0701999Dos HermanasD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
13. Adams vs Korchnoi 1-0561999Dos HermanasC67 Ruy Lopez
14. Judit Polgar vs Illescas Cordoba  0-1611999Dos HermanasB33 Sicilian
15. Gelfand vs Topalov  ½-½561999Dos HermanasA04 Reti Opening
16. Gelfand vs Judit Polgar  ½-½271999Dos HermanasA30 English, Symmetrical
17. Illescas Cordoba vs Adams  ½-½311999Dos HermanasC78 Ruy Lopez
18. Korchnoi vs Kramnik ½-½131999Dos HermanasE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
19. Anand vs Karpov  ½-½251999Dos HermanasB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
20. Topalov vs Svidler  ½-½381999Dos HermanasA15 English
21. Svidler vs Anand ½-½691999Dos HermanasC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
22. Karpov vs Korchnoi  ½-½381999Dos HermanasE17 Queen's Indian
23. Kramnik vs Illescas Cordoba 1-0551999Dos HermanasA04 Reti Opening
24. Adams vs Gelfand  ½-½421999Dos HermanasB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
25. Judit Polgar vs Topalov  0-1481999Dos HermanasB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-31-13  twinlark: This seems to be a major achievement by Adams, yet he doesn't list it at all in his website, and nor does Wikipedia: and

I thought it might be a rapid tournament, but there is nothing to indicate that it is. In any case, the Rapid Grand Prix in Bordeaux that he won the same year is listed in his resume.

Anyone know why he's bashful about this result?

Jan-31-13  Shams: <twinlark> Monster achievement from Adams. Somehow you got your wires crossed (if you are anything like me you have a dozen or more tabs open at once) and you were searching on Peter Leko pages instead of Adams pages. :)

This win is noted on Adams' wikipedia page:

Jan-31-13  twinlark: <Shams>

I thought I'd deleted my stupid post when I discovered that for myself earlier.

When I'm writing a major bio, I usually have about 3 windows open with up to 50-60 open tabs.

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  perfidious: <twinlark> Blow the whistle on yourself under 'other', citing carelessness.

When I spend time on the PC, I too have many tabs open-might be 20 or more.

Even with Kasparov absent, a most impressive result for Adams.

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