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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Hostdans Veterans vs Ladies Tournament

Vasily Smyslov6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Lajos Portisch6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Vlastimil Hort5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[games]
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[games]
Pia Cramling5/10(+1 -1 =8)[games]
Xie Jun5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Mark Taimanov4.5/10(+2 -3 =5)[games]
Boris Spassky4.5/10(+1 -2 =7)[games]
Zhu Chen4/10(+2 -4 =4)[games]
Nana Ioseliani3.5/10(+1 -4 =5)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hostdans Veterans vs Ladies (1997)

This installment of the annual competition between teams drawn from the best women players and a group of legendary veterans, was held in Copenhagen from July 15-27, 1997. The teams were:

Women
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Pia Cramling, Nana Ioseliani, Xie Jun, Zhu Chen

Veterans
Vlastimil Hort, Lajos Portisch, Vasily Smyslov, Boris Spassky, Mark Taimanov

The tournament format was a double-round Scheveningen, each players having two games against each player from the other team. All players from each team had the same color each round; for example, all the Veterans had White in round 1, all the Women had White in round 2.

------------------- Smyslov 2480 6.5 | --------------- Portisch 2610 6.0 | | ----------- Hort 2510 5.5 | | | ------- Taimanov 2425 4.5 | | | | --- Spassky 2550 4.5 | | | | | Total 27.0 1 Arakhamia 2430 11 01 0= 1= =0 5.5 2 Cramling 2520 == == =0 1= == 5.0 3 Xie Jun 2505 00 1= =1 =0 1= 5.0 4 Zhu Chen 2515 00 00 =1 1= == 4.0 5 Ioseliani 2520 0= 0= =0 =0 =1 3.5 Total 23.0

The competition was closer than the four-point margin would indicate. After six rounds the women were actually a point ahead, but them the Legends did what Legends do, winning the last four rounds to win going away.

Round by round scores

Women 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Arakhamia-Grant 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 5.5 Cramling 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.5 5.0 Xie Jun 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.0 5.0 Zen Chu 0.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 4.0 Ioseliani 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 3.5 Team Total 2.5 3.5 2.5 1.5 2.0 3.5 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.5 23.0

Veterans 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Smyslov 1.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.0 6.5 Portisch 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.5 6.0 Hort 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 5.5 Taimanov 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.5 1.0 4.5 Spassky 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5 1.0 4.5 Team Total 2.5 1.5 2.5 3.5 3.0 1.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 27.0

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Progressive scores

Women 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Arakhamia-Grant 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.5 3.5 4.0 5.0 5.5 5.5 Cramling 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.5 5.0 Xie Jun 1.0 2.0 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 Zen Chu 0.5 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.0 Ioseliani 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 Team Total 2.5 6.0 8.5 10.0 12.0 15.5 17.5 19.5 21.5 23.0

Veterans 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Smyslov 1.0 1.5 1.5 2.5 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.5 5.5 6.5 Portisch 1.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 5.0 5.5 6.0 Hort 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 5.5 5.5 Taimanov 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 4.5 Spassky 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.0 3.5 4.5 Team Total 2.5 4.0 6.5 10.0 13.0 14.5 17.5 20.5 23.5 27.0

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Source

This Week In Chess, no. 142. July 28, 1997.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 50  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Portisch vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0451997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesE97 King's Indian
2. Hort vs Zhu Chen  ½-½471997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesA06 Reti Opening
3. Taimanov vs P Cramling  0-1371997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesA04 Reti Opening
4. Smyslov vs N Ioseliani  1-0511997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesB40 Sicilian
5. Spassky vs Xie Jun  0-1441997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesC49 Four Knights
6. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Taimanov  1-0281997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
7. Zhu Chen vs Spassky  ½-½511997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Xie Jun vs Portisch  1-0451997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. N Ioseliani vs Hort  ½-½611997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
10. P Cramling vs Smyslov  ½-½271997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. Portisch vs Zhu Chen 1-0371997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Spassky vs N Ioseliani  ½-½271997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Hort vs P Cramling  ½-½561997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesB20 Sicilian
14. Taimanov vs Xie Jun  ½-½571997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesA04 Reti Opening
15. Smyslov vs K Arakhamia-Grant 0-1761997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesB40 Sicilian
16. Zhu Chen vs Taimanov 1-0591997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Hort  0-1581997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesC27 Vienna Game
18. Xie Jun vs Smyslov  0-1541997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
19. P Cramling vs Spassky  ½-½171997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesE12 Queen's Indian
20. N Ioseliani vs Portisch  0-1611997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. Taimanov vs N Ioseliani  ½-½531997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Portisch vs P Cramling  ½-½551997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesA58 Benko Gambit
23. Hort vs Xie Jun  ½-½381997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesC78 Ruy Lopez
24. Spassky vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½161997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesE92 King's Indian
25. Smyslov vs Zhu Chen  1-0471997Hostdans Veterans vs LadiesA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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