The 16th annual Linares Super Tournament held in Linares, Spain from February 20th to March 10th, 1999 was a Category XX event. Eight of the world's best players, including the world champion, participated in the double round robin. They were (in order of Elo): Garry Kasparov (2812), Vishwanathan Anand (2781), Vladimir Kramnik (2751), Michael Adams (2716), Vassily Ivanchuk (2714), Peter Svidler (2713), Veselin Topalov (2700), and Peter Leko (2694). Kasparov, already a long time champion at Linares, dominated with a stellar 10.5/14 at the end, garnering wins against everyone except young Leko and future challenger to the crown Kramnik. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:|
Original Collection : Game Collection: Linares 1999 by User: suenteus po 147.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Kasparov ** == =1 == 11 1= =1 11 10.5
2 Kramnik == ** == == == == =1 1= 8.0
3 Anand =0 == ** == == =1 1= =1 8.0
4 Leko == == == ** 1= == 0= 0= 6.5
5 Ivanchuk 00 == == 0= ** =1 1= 0= 6.0
6 Topalov 0= == =0 == =0 ** =1 == 6.0
7 Svidler =0 =0 0= 1= 0= =0 ** =1 5.5
8 Adams 00 0= =0 1= 1= == =0 ** 5.5
| 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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