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Linares Tournament

Boris Spassky6.5/10(+3 -0 =7)[games]
Anatoly Karpov6/10(+2 -0 =8)[games]
Ulf Andersson6/10(+2 -0 =8)[games]
Artur Yusupov5.5/10(+2 -1 =7)[games]
Anthony Miles5.5/10(+2 -1 =7)[games]
Gyula Sax5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[games]
Jan Timman5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Efim Geller5/10(+2 -2 =6)[games]
Vlastimil Hort5/10(+1 -1 =8)[games]
Yasser Seirawan3/10(+1 -5 =4)[games]
Bent Larsen2/10(+2 -8 =0)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Linares (1983)

The fourth Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez "Ciudad de Linares" was organized under the direction of its founder Luis Rentero Suarez. It was intended to be a Category XV event, and had been moved to February so that it did not overlap with the Hoogovens (1983) tournament. The participants were World Champion Anatoly Karpov (Elo ranked #1 in the world), Ulf Andersson (#4), Boris Spassky (#9), Jan Timman (#10), Yasser Seirawan (#12), Vlastimil Hort (#16), Tony Miles (#17), Efim Geller (#23), Artur Yusupov (#27), Gyula Sax (#28), and Bent Larsen (#34). Ljubomir Ljubojevic (#3) (who lived in the area) was set to play, but withdrew when he learned that Robert Huebner (#5), Mikhail Tal (#7), and Lev Polugaevsky (#19) had been replaced by Sax, Geller and Yusupov. Rentero attempted to have Manuel Rivas Pastor (#164) or someone to replace him, but it was too late and the tournament started on Saturday 12 February with 11 players. This was not ideal - the tournament category went down and the fans had Ljubo as their favorite, in the absence of Spanish players (they turned their sympathies to Spassky and Larsen instead). Moreover, snowfall had dusted Andalucía and the Hotel Cervantes (where the players were staying) had no heat. At one time or another, almost all the participants had bad days in terms of flu and played in poor physical condition.

Despite his illness (or perhaps because of it), the former world champion Spassky edged out Karpov by half a point for clear first. His grand prize was $6,000 (the total prize purse was $28,000, or 3,640,000 pesetas, not counting appearance fees). Spassky, Karpov and Andersson (who ended behind Karpov on Sonneborn-Berger score) were undefeated. Larsen had the fever too. He played three of his adjourned games on the second rest day and lost all three. The participants voted for Karpov vs Sax, 1983 as the best game.

Casa de Cultura, Linares, Spain, 12-25 February 1983

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 1 Spassky 46 2605 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 6½ 2 Karpov 31 2710 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6 3 Andersson 31 2630 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6 4 Yusupov 23 2565 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 0 5½ 5 Miles 27 2585 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 5½ 6 Sax 31 2560 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 1 5½ 7 Timman 31 2605 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * 1 1 ½ 0 5 8 Geller 57 2575 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 0 * ½ ½ 1 5 9 Hort 39 2585 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 5 10 Seirawan 22 2600 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 3 11 Larsen 47 2555 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 * 2

Category: XIV (2598). Chief arbiter: IA José María González.

Sources

FIDE rating list January 1983 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo198...)
F. D. in Butlleti d'Escacs 33 (July 1983), p. 30 (http://www.historiadelajedrezespano...)
Tidskrift för Schack, March-April 1983, pp. 80-86 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)
Hector B. Kuperman in El País, 27 February 1983 (http://elpais.com/diario/1983/02/27...)
Robert Eugene Byrne in New York Times, 24 May 1983 (http://www.nytimes.com/1983/05/24/n...)
Roman Toran Albero in La Vanguardia, 11 February 1983, p. 37 (http://hemeroteca.lavanguardia.com/...)
José María González and Jaan Eslon in Jaque 135 (April 1983), pp. 134-139 (http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...)

Previous: Linares (1981). Next: Linares (1985).

Original collections: Game Collection: Linares 1983 by User: suenteus po 147 and Game Collection: Linares 1983 by User: Tabanus. Round dates (from De Telegraaf, Het Vrije Volk and EFE reports in ABC Madrid and El Mundo Deportivo): February 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Geller vs Karpov  ½-½181983LinaresA34 English, Symmetrical
2. Hort vs Miles  ½-½741983LinaresE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
3. Seirawan vs Sax 0-1391983LinaresA34 English, Symmetrical
4. Spassky vs Ulf Andersson ½-½251983LinaresA04 Reti Opening
5. Larsen vs Yusupov  1-0241983LinaresC24 Bishop's Opening
6. Timman vs Hort  1-0791983LinaresC11 French
7. Sax vs Geller  1-0411983LinaresC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Miles vs Larsen 1-0511983LinaresD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. Yusupov vs Spassky ½-½181983LinaresE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
10. Ulf Andersson vs Seirawan 1-0411983LinaresA37 English, Symmetrical
11. Karpov vs Sax 1-0391983LinaresB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
12. Larsen vs Timman  1-0501983LinaresB08 Pirc, Classical
13. Geller vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½301983LinaresB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
14. Seirawan vs Yusupov  0-1561983LinaresD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. Spassky vs Miles  ½-½131983LinaresB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. Hort vs Larsen 1-0491983LinaresA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Ulf Andersson vs Karpov ½-½671983LinaresE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
18. Miles vs Seirawan 1-0331983LinaresB07 Pirc
19. Yusupov vs Geller  ½-½191983LinaresD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
20. Timman vs Spassky 0-1291983LinaresC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
21. Karpov vs Yusupov ½-½461983LinaresC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
22. Geller vs Miles 1-0571983LinaresB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
23. Sax vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½191983LinaresB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. Seirawan vs Timman  ½-½201983LinaresA28 English
25. Spassky vs Hort  ½-½251983LinaresC48 Four Knights
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