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Linares Tournament

Ljubomir Ljubojevic7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Robert Huebner7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Lajos Portisch6.5/11(+2 -0 =9)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Boris Spassky6/11(+1 -0 =10)[games]
Jan Timman5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Lev Polugaevsky5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Anthony Miles5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Manuel Rivas Pastor5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Larry Mark Christiansen4/11(+1 -4 =6)[games]
Rafael Vaganian4/11(+1 -4 =6)[games]
Andras Adorjan3.5/11(+0 -4 =7)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Linares (1985)

The 5th Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez "Ciudad de Linares" was organized under the direction of Luis Rentero Suarez. The president of the organizing committee was Don Alfredo Catalán García, the mayor of Linares. It was intended to be a Category XV event, and had been moved from February to March so that it did not overlap with other major events. Sponsors were the Junta of Andalucía, the Spanish Chess Federation, the Higher Sports Council and the Provincial Council. Eleven grandmasters and an IM competed: Jan Timman (Elo ranked #3 in the world), Rafael Vaganian (#4), Lajos Portisch (#5), Viktor Korchnoi (#7), Lev Polugaevsky (#8), Robert Hübner (#11), Ljubomir Ljubojevic (#13), Boris Spassky (#17), Anthony Miles (#20), Andras Adorjan (#24), Larry Christiansen (#27), and a Spanish favorite Manuel Rivas Pastor (#139). The world champion Anatoly Karpov (#2), who was tired after the Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984) with Garry Kasparov (#1), had signed up, but he did not arrive with the Soviet delegation. The Soviets proposed Sergey Makarichev (#101) as a substitute, which was rejected. Rentero thought Karpov was prevented from going to Linares. Adorjan was offered to take his place. Like in 1983, the average Elo went just below 2600.

Hübner, who had heard of the conditions in 1983, stayed at a hotel in Úbeda instead of the tournament hotel. The daily bulletins were written by 1978 winner Jaan Eslon. The total cost of the event, including travel expenses, food and playing fees, was about 10.5 million pesetas. The games started at 4:30 pm. Rest days: March 10, 14, 17 and 21. Hübner tied with Ljubojevic at the final but the first prize went to the Yugoslavian player, who had the higher Sonneborn-Berger score. In addition to 250.000 pesetas he was able to collect 100.000 pesetas per game he won or lost. Portisch took third place - and he and Spassky did not lose a single game. Vaganian played below par. Adorjan's mother was ill during the tournament and this surely influenced his performance. The winner's most notable games were perhaps Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1985 and Ljubojevic vs Korchnoi, 1985.

Pabellón Julián Jiménez, Linares, Spain, 8-22 March 1985

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Ljubojevic 34 2595 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 7 2 Hübner 36 2605 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 7 3 Portisch 47 2635 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6½ 4 Korchnoi 53 2630 0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 6½ 5 Spassky 48 2580 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 6 Timman 33 2650 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 0 0 1 ½ 5½ 7 Polugaevsky 50 2625 0 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 5½ 8 Miles 29 2570 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 1 5½ 9 Rivas 24 2480 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 5 10 Christiansen 28 2560 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ * 0 ½ 4 11 Vaganian 33 2640 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ 4 12 Adorján 34 2565 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 3½

Category: XIV (2595). Chief arbiter: Antonio Romero Briones.

The I "Open" Internacional de Linares was played at the same time (83 players). It was won by Alfonso Romero Holmes on Buchholz score ahead of Marc Yoffie, both with 7.5 points.

Sources

El Mundo Deportivo (http://hemeroteca.mundodeportivo.co...)
Amigoe, 8 March 1985, p. 8 (https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/v...)
FIDE rating list January 1985 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo198...)
Jaque 172 (1 April 1985), pp. 202-205 (http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...)
Javier Fuentes in El País, 7 March 1985 (https://elpais.com/diario/1985/03/0...)
Ocho x Ocho 38 (May 1985), pp. 4-16 (https://www.scribd.com/document/726...)
Butlleti d'Escacs 40 (March-April 1985), p. 80-86 (http://www.historiadelajedrezespano...)
Jaan Eslon in Jaque 173 (15 April 1985), pp. 226-229 (http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...)

Previous edition: Linares (1983). Next: Linares (1988)

Original collections: Game Collection: Linares 1985 by User: suenteus po 147 and Game Collection: Linares 1985 by User: Tabanus. Round dates (from Dutch and Spanish newspapers): March 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Rivas Pastor vs Korchnoi  0-1721985LinaresD85 Grunfeld
2. Ljubojevic vs Portisch  ½-½531985LinaresB44 Sicilian
3. Adorjan vs Vaganian  ½-½581985LinaresA16 English
4. L Christiansen vs Huebner  0-1491985LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
5. Miles vs Spassky  ½-½611985LinaresE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. Timman vs Polugaevsky  ½-½281985LinaresE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
7. Polugaevsky vs Ljubojevic  0-1421985LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
8. Huebner vs Vaganian  1-0601985LinaresA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
9. Spassky vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½131985LinaresC34 King's Gambit Accepted
10. L Christiansen vs Miles  ½-½291985LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
11. Korchnoi vs Timman 1-0271985LinaresA09 Reti Opening
12. Portisch vs Adorjan  1-0361985LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
13. Vaganian vs Portisch  ½-½441985LinaresA04 Reti Opening
14. Miles vs Huebner  ½-½161985LinaresA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
15. Adorjan vs Polugaevsky  ½-½111985LinaresA36 English
16. Ljubojevic vs Korchnoi 1-0421985LinaresC18 French, Winawer
17. Timman vs Spassky  ½-½171985LinaresD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
18. M Rivas Pastor vs L Christiansen  ½-½401985LinaresE90 King's Indian
19. Miles vs M Rivas Pastor  1-0581985LinaresA50 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Spassky vs Ljubojevic  ½-½211985LinaresC49 Four Knights
21. L Christiansen vs Timman  1-0541985LinaresE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. Huebner vs Portisch  ½-½311985LinaresB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. Polugaevsky vs Vaganian  ½-½201985LinaresD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
24. Korchnoi vs Adorjan  1-0491985LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
25. M Rivas Pastor vs Huebner  0-1421985LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
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