The 16th Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez "Ciudad de Linares" was played in Hotel Anibal, Linares, Spain, 21 February to 10 March, 1999. Eight of the world's best players participated in the double round robin. They were: World Champion Garry Kasparov (Elo ranked #1 in the world), Viswanathan Anand (#2), Vladimir Kramnik (#3), Michael Adams (#7), Vassily Ivanchuk (#8), Peter Svidler (#9), Veselin Topalov (#11), and Peter Leko (#13). Kramnik was assisted by Miguel Illescas Cordoba, Anand by Elizbar Ubilava, Leko by Amador Rodriguez Cespedes, Ivanchuk by Alexandre Vladimirovich Sulypa, and Topalov by Silvio Danailov. And Kasparov as usual by Yuri Dokhoian. Games started 3 pm. Time control: 2 hours 40 moves, then 1 hour 20 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game.
Kasparov, already a long time champion at Linares, dominated with a stellar 10.5/14, garnering wins against everyone except young Leko and future challenger to the crown Kramnik. Anand took 2nd place on tiebreak (more wins) ahead of Kramnik. The most beautiful game prize was awarded to Ivanchuk for Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999.
Linares, Spain, 21 February - 10 March 1999
Category: XX (2735). Arbiter: Juan Vargas.
Age Elo 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
1 Kasparov 35 2812 ** ½1 ½½ ½½ 11 1½ ½1 11 10½
2 Anand 29 2781 ½0 ** ½½ ½½ ½½ ½1 1½ ½1 8
3 Kramnik 23 2751 ½½ ½½ ** ½½ ½½ ½½ ½1 1½ 8
4 Leko 19 2694 ½½ ½½ ½½ ** 1½ ½½ 0½ 0½ 6½
5 Ivanchuk 29 2714 00 ½½ ½½ 0½ ** ½1 1½ 0½ 6
6 Topalov 23 2700 0½ ½0 ½½ ½½ ½0 ** ½1 ½½ 6
7 Svidler 22 2713 ½0 0½ ½0 1½ 0½ ½0 ** ½1 5½
8 Adams 27 2716 00 ½0 0½ 1½ 1½ ½½ ½0 ** 5½
Mark Crowther in TWIC 227 (http://theweekinchess.com/html/twic...)
TeleSchach, Linares 1999 page (http://teleschach.com/berichte/lina...)
FIDE rating list January 1999 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo199...)
Leontxo García in El Pais, 23 February 1999 (http://www.cat.elpais.com/diario/19...)
El Mundo Deportivo, 11 March 1999, p. 39 (http://hemeroteca.mundodeportivo.co...)
El Mundo Deportivo, 23 February 1999, p. 35 (http://hemeroteca.mundodeportivo.co...)
Leontxo García in Jaque 492 (June 1999), pp. 6-55 (http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...)
Thomas Ernst in Tidskrift för Schack, April 1999, pp. 238-243 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)
Previous year: Linares (1998). Next: Linares (2000)
Original collection : Game Collection: Linares 1999 by User: suenteus po 147. Text modified June 2018 by User: Tabanus. Round dates: February 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, March 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 (from TeleSchach pgn, TWIC, and El Mundo Deportivo).
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56
|1. Adams vs Leko
||1-0||26||1999||Linares||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|2. Ivanchuk vs Anand
||½-½||26||1999||Linares||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|3. Kasparov vs Svidler
||½-½||31||1999||Linares||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|4. Kramnik vs Topalov
||½-½||33||1999||Linares||A35 English, Symmetrical|
|5. Topalov vs Adams
||½-½||41||1999||Linares||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|6. Svidler vs Kramnik
|| ||½-½||27||1999||Linares||C42 Petrov Defense|
|7. Ivanchuk vs Kasparov
||0-1||31||1999||Linares||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|8. Anand vs Leko
|| ||½-½||24||1999||Linares||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|9. Adams vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||71||1999||Linares||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|10. Kasparov vs Anand
||½-½||29||1999||Linares||D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|11. Kramnik vs Ivanchuk
|| ||½-½||25||1999||Linares||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|12. Leko vs Topalov
||½-½||53||1999||Linares||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|13. Svidler vs Leko
||1-0||40||1999||Linares||C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical|
|14. Kasparov vs Kramnik
||½-½||20||1999||Linares||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|15. Ivanchuk vs Adams
||0-1||40||1999||Linares||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|16. Anand vs Topalov
||½-½||65||1999||Linares||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|17. Adams vs Kasparov
||0-1||59||1999||Linares||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|18. Kramnik vs Anand
||½-½||19||1999||Linares||D21 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|19. Leko vs Ivanchuk
|20. Topalov vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||35||1999||Linares||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|21. Kramnik vs Adams
||1-0||38||1999||Linares||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|22. Kasparov vs Leko
||½-½||48||1999||Linares||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|23. Ivanchuk vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||60||1999||Linares||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|24. Anand vs Svidler
||1-0||31||1999||Linares||D97 Grunfeld, Russian|
|25. Adams vs Anand
|| ||½-½||29||1999||Linares||B32 Sicilian|
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|Apr-08-13|| ||positionalgenius: Incredible tournament from Kasparov. One of his finest achievements.|
|Apr-08-13|| ||suenteus po 147: It's also worth noting that five of Kasparov's seven wins were with black. All of which were Sicilian defenses. There were ten black wins in the tournament, and Kasparov by himself matched all the remaining black wins combined.|
|Apr-29-14|| ||OhioChessFan: The cross table indicates 4 Black wins. Regardless, amazing tournament. Anyone happen to know Kaspy's TPR?|
|Apr-29-14|| ||moronovich: <OhioChessFan: The cross table indicates 4 Black wins. Regardless, amazing tournament. Anyone happen to know Kaspy's TPR?>|
I use NIC before sleepintime and there it was : 2917.10½/14.His rating was(before the tournament) 2812.
|Apr-29-14|| ||plang: Kasparov's 5 consecutive wins with Black (all Sicilians) were Anand, Ivanchuk, Topalox, Svidler amd Adams.|
|Apr-29-14|| ||Phony Benoni: <OCF> The results are given as "First game/Second game", not as "White/Black".|
|Apr-29-14|| ||OhioChessFan: Okay, thank you.|
|Aug-12-15|| ||Serbon91: This is year when Kasparov reached his peak and this tournament is the crown,completely destroying the opposition...|
|Jan-05-16|| ||Sularus: dominant kaspy|
|Apr-16-17|| ||offramp: I think this might be Kasparov's best ever tournament performance. He finished on +7, the next highest players were on +2.|
|Apr-16-17|| ||morfishine: <offramp: I think this might be Kasparov's best ever tournament performance. He finished on +7, the next highest players were on +2> Its hard to disagree with this statement.|
Wow, 7 wins.
Besides Kasparov, only Kramnik was undefeated; and Kramnik churned out a dizzying 12 draws, but alas, couldn't make up the difference between him and Kasparov
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