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Linares Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk10/13(+7 -0 =6)[games]
Anatoly Karpov9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
Alexey Shirov8/13(+3 -0 =10)[games]
Veselin Topalov8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Alexander Khalifman7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Alexander Beliavsky7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Sergei Tiviakov6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Miguel Illescas Cordoba6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Ivan Sokolov5.5/13(+2 -4 =7)[games]
Alexey Dreev5.5/13(+2 -4 =7)[games]
Ljubomir Ljubojevic5/13(+0 -3 =10)[games]
Nigel Short5/13(+2 -5 =6)[games]
Joel Lautier4.5/13(+2 -6 =5)[games]
Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian4/13(+1 -6 =6)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Linares (1995)

The 13th Torneo Internacional "Ciudad de Linares" was held in Linares from March 1st to the 17th. The field was a little weaker than usual. PCA World Champion Garry Kasparov (Elo ranked #1 in the world), Valery Salov (#3) and Vladimir Kramnik (#5) had decided not to participate, while Viswanathan Anand (#4) and Gata Kamsky (#7) had to play the Anand - Kamsky Candidates Final (1995) which started on 9 March (same day as Round 7). An upset tournament director Luis Rentero Suarez had cancelled the event, but luckily he changed his mind, under the influence of the mayor of Linares and a new sponsor, Turespaña. Fourteen of the world's top 100 players competed in the round robin format. They were: The FIDE World Champion Anatoly Karpov (#2), Alexey Shirov (#6), Vassily Ivanchuk (#9), Joel Lautier (#13), Vladimir Akopian (#15), Nigel Short (#16), Alexey Dreev (#17), Alexander Beliavsky (#18), Ivan Sokolov (#19), Alexander Khalifman (#24), Veselin Topalov (#27), Sergei Tiviakov (#35), Miguel Illescas Cordoba (#62), and Ljubomir Ljubojevic (#94). Karpov arrived from a tiring Karpov - Gelfand FIDE Candidates Semifinal (1995) in India. Shirov had taken up residence in Tarragona and applied for Spanish citizenship.

Vassily Ivanchuk won his third Linares with 10/13, earning wins against half the field. The youngest player, Topalov from Bulgaria (who turned 20 on the rest day before Round 12), was among the leaders until Round 10, when he lost to Karpov. In the last three rounds, Karpov made three draws while Ivanchuk beat Dreev, Tiviakov and Akopian. Ivanchuk, Karpov and Shirov finished unbeaten. Ljubojevic did not win a single game. Although Illescas was sick during the event, he still did better than expected.

Hotel Anibal, Linares, Spain, 1-17 March 1995

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Ivanchuk 25 2700 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 10 2 Karpov 43 2765 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 9 3 Shirov 22 2710 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 8 4 Topalov 19 2630 0 0 0 * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 8 5 Khalifman 29 2635 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 7½ 6 Beliavsky 41 2650 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 7 7 Tiviakov 22 2625 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 6 8 Illescas 29 2595 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 6 9 Sokolov 26 2645 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 5½ 10 Dreev 26 2650 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 0 1 5½ 11 Ljubojevic 44 2580 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ ½ 5 12 Short 29 2655 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 * ½ ½ 5 13 Lautier 21 2655 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ * 0 4½ 14 Akopian 23 2655 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 * 4

Category: XVII (2654). Playing hours: 3-11 pm (no adjournments). Arbiters: Juan Vargas Sánchez, Faik Gasanov, Juan Vargas García and Francisco Mena.

Sources

Mark Crowther in TWIC 22 (http://theweekinchess.com/html/twic...)
Chess.gr, Linares 1995 report (http://www.chess.gr/tourn/linares/l...)
FIDE rating list January 1995 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo199...)
Jaque 398 (April 1995), pp. 46-52 (http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...)
ABC (Madrid), 13 March 1995, p. 84 (http://hemeroteca.abc.es/nav/Naviga...)
Jaque 397 (March 1995), pp. 6-8, 14-43 (http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...)
Ocho x Ocho 157 (April 1995), pp. 4-10 (https://www.scribd.com/document/730...)
Tidskrift för Schack, May-June 1995, pp. 253-257 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)
Robert Eugene Byrne in New York Times, 11 April 1995 (https://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/11/...)
Roman Toran Albero in Ocho x Ocho 158 (May 1995), pp. 4-21 (https://www.scribd.com/document/730...)

Previous: Linares (1994). Next: Linares (1997) (there was no tournament in 1996)

Original collections: Game Collection: Linares 1995 by User: suenteus po 147 and Game Collection: Linares 1995 by User: Tabanus. Round dates: March 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17 (from Chress.gr and ABC Madrid issues. Round 7 was played March 9).

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Beliavsky vs Tiviakov  1-0441995LinaresE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. Khalifman vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½181995LinaresE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. Lautier vs I Sokolov 1-0401995LinaresE00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Karpov vs Shirov  ½-½481995LinaresB08 Pirc, Classical
5. Ivanchuk vs Short  ½-½241995LinaresC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. Topalov vs Akopian  1-0541995LinaresC42 Petrov Defense
7. Ljubojevic vs Dreev  ½-½251995LinaresC11 French
8. Illescas Cordoba vs Shirov  ½-½201995LinaresA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
9. I Sokolov vs Ivanchuk  ½-½231995LinaresE70 King's Indian
10. Dreev vs Karpov  ½-½231995LinaresE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. Tiviakov vs Ljubojevic  ½-½241995LinaresB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
12. Akopian vs Beliavsky  0-1411995LinaresA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Khalifman vs Lautier  1-0381995LinaresB33 Sicilian
14. Short vs Topalov 0-1401995LinaresB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
15. Ljubojevic vs Akopian  ½-½161995LinaresC42 Petrov Defense
16. Karpov vs Tiviakov  ½-½421995LinaresE15 Queen's Indian
17. Ivanchuk vs Khalifman  ½-½261995LinaresD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
18. Lautier vs Illescas Cordoba  0-1331995LinaresA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
19. Beliavsky vs Short  1-0741995LinaresD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
20. Topalov vs I Sokolov  1-0381995LinaresC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. Shirov vs Dreev  ½-½631995LinaresD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Akopian vs Karpov  ½-½441995LinaresA07 King's Indian Attack
23. Illescas Cordoba vs Dreev  ½-½251995LinaresD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Short vs Ljubojevic  1-0311995LinaresB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. I Sokolov vs Beliavsky  ½-½421995LinaresD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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