Merida Tournament

Alexey Shirov4/6(+3 -1 =2)[view games]
Judit Polgar3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[view games]
Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero2.5/6(+1 -2 =3)[view games]
Vladimir Akopian2/6(+1 -3 =2)[view games] Historical Chess Event
Merida (2000)
The first Torneo Magistral chess tournament to be organized in Merida, Mexico was held from June 13th to the 19th, 2000. Four grandmasters were invited to compete in the double round robin event. The participants were (in order of ELO): Alexey Shirov (2751), Vladimir Akopian (2660), Judit Polgar (2658), and Gilberto Hernandez (2560). The average of the combined ratings of the players qualified the tournament as a category XVII event. Shirov edged out Polgar by half a point in the final to win one of the highest category tournaments of his career by that point. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Shirov 4.0/6 ** 1 0 11 2 Polgar 3.5/6 0 ** 1 1 3 Hernandez 2.5/6 1 0 ** 0 4 Akopian 2.0/6 00 0 1 **

Original collection: Game Collection: Merida 2000, by User: suenteus po 147

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Judit Polgar vs Akopian  ½-½19 2000 MeridaC11 French
2. Shirov vs G Hernandez Guerrero 0-137 2000 MeridaA07 King's Indian Attack
3. Shirov vs Judit Polgar 1-048 2000 MeridaB42 Sicilian, Kan
4. G Hernandez Guerrero vs Akopian  0-141 2000 MeridaB83 Sicilian
5. Judit Polgar vs G Hernandez Guerrero 1-032 2000 MeridaC11 French
6. Akopian vs Shirov  0-181 2000 MeridaC07 French, Tarrasch
7. Akopian vs Judit Polgar  0-135 2000 MeridaE12 Queen's Indian
8. G Hernandez Guerrero vs Shirov  ½-½30 2000 MeridaC11 French
9. Akopian vs G Hernandez Guerrero  ½-½27 2000 MeridaA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Judit Polgar vs Shirov  ½-½21 2000 MeridaC11 French
11. G Hernandez Guerrero vs Judit Polgar  ½-½17 2000 MeridaB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. Shirov vs Akopian  1-047 2000 MeridaC18 French, Winawer
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