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Linares Tournament

Garry Kasparov10.5/14(+7 -0 =7)[games]
Viswanathan Anand8/14(+3 -1 =10)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik8/14(+2 -0 =12)[games]
Peter Leko6.5/14(+1 -2 =11)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk6/14(+2 -4 =8)[games]
Veselin Topalov6/14(+1 -3 =10)[games]
Peter Svidler5.5/14(+2 -5 =7)[games]
Michael Adams5.5/14(+2 -5 =7)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Linares (1999)

The 16th Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Ciudad de Linares was played 21 February to 10 March, 1999 in Hotel Anibal, Linares, Spain. Eight of the world's best players participated in the double round robin. They were: World Champion Garry Kasparov (Elo ranked as #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

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

Category: XX (2735). Arbiter: Juan Vargas.

Sources

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, No. 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  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Adams vs Leko 1-0261999LinaresB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. Ivanchuk vs Anand ½-½261999LinaresB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. Kasparov vs Svidler ½-½311999LinaresC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Kramnik vs Topalov ½-½331999LinaresA35 English, Symmetrical
5. Topalov vs Adams ½-½411999LinaresC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Svidler vs Kramnik  ½-½271999LinaresC42 Petrov Defense
7. Ivanchuk vs Kasparov 0-1311999LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. Anand vs Leko  ½-½241999LinaresA34 English, Symmetrical
9. Adams vs Svidler  ½-½711999LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Kasparov vs Anand ½-½291999LinaresD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. Kramnik vs Ivanchuk  ½-½251999LinaresD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Leko vs Topalov ½-½531999LinaresB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Svidler vs Leko 1-0401999LinaresC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
14. Kasparov vs Kramnik ½-½201999LinaresE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
15. Ivanchuk vs Adams 0-1401999LinaresE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. Anand vs Topalov ½-½651999LinaresB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. Adams vs Kasparov 0-1591999LinaresA07 King's Indian Attack
18. Kramnik vs Anand ½-½191999LinaresD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. Leko vs Ivanchuk 1-0401999LinaresB44 Sicilian
20. Topalov vs Svidler  ½-½351999LinaresC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. Kramnik vs Adams 1-0381999LinaresE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. Kasparov vs Leko ½-½481999LinaresB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
23. Ivanchuk vs Topalov  ½-½601999LinaresE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
24. Anand vs Svidler 1-0311999LinaresD97 Grunfeld, Russian
25. Adams vs Anand  ½-½291999LinaresB32 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-08-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: The cross table indicates 4 Black wins. Regardless, amazing tournament. Anyone happen to know Kaspy's TPR?
Apr-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Kasparov's 5 consecutive wins with Black (all Sicilians) were Anand, Ivanchuk, Topalox, Svidler amd Adams.
Apr-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <OCF> The results are given as "First game/Second game", not as "White/Black".
Apr-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sularus: dominant kaspy
Apr-16-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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