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Linares Tournament

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

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

Original Collection : Game Collection: Linares 1999 by User: suenteus po 147.

 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  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.
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  OhioChessFan: The cross table indicates 4 Black wins. Regardless, amazing tournament. Anyone happen to know Kaspy's TPR?
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  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 : 2917.10/14.His rating was(before the tournament) 2812.

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  plang: Kasparov's 5 consecutive wins with Black (all Sicilians) were Anand, Ivanchuk, Topalox, Svidler amd Adams.
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  Phony Benoni: <OCF> The results are given as "First game/Second game", not as "White/Black".
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  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...
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  Sularus: dominant kaspy
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  offramp: I think this might be Kasparov's best ever tournament performance. He finished on +7, the next highest players were on +2.
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  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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