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Linares Tournament

Garry Kasparov10/13(+7 -0 =6)[games]
Anatoly Karpov8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Viswanathan Anand8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Alexey Shirov8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Valery Salov6.5/13(+3 -3 =7)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
Alexander Beliavsky6/13(+4 -5 =4)[games]
Gata Kamsky5.5/13(+4 -6 =3)[games]
Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev5.5/13(+3 -5 =5)[games]
Artur Yusupov5/13(+0 -3 =10)[games]
Jan Timman5/13(+3 -6 =4)[games]
Boris Gelfand4.5/13(+2 -6 =5)[games]
Ljubomir Ljubojevic4/13(+2 -7 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Linares (1993)

The 11th Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez "Ciudad de Linares" took place in February/March under the direction of Luis Rentero Suarez. The players were: World Champion Garry Kasparov (Elo ranked #1 in the world), Anatoly Karpov (#2), Vassily Ivanchuk (#3), Viswanathan Anand (#4), Boris Gelfand (#5), 17-year-old Vladimir Kramnik (#6), Alexey Shirov (#7), Evgeny Bareev (#8), Valery Salov (#10), 18-year-old Gata Kamsky (#12), Artur Yusupov (#15), Jan Timman (#18), Alexander Beliavsky (#43), and Ljubomir Ljubojevic (#50). Of the top ten ranked players in the world, only Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev (#9) was missing. Nigel Short (#13), who had just won the Short - Timman Candidates Final (1993) in El Escorial, Spain, said he would not take part in this "Russian Championship". Rentero then asked the Linares Council to choose between Ljubojevic (who lived in Linares) and Miguel Illescas Cordoba (#40), and they picked the former. The field assembled was considered the strongest ever for an international tournament. Sponsors were Match and Philips.

Round 1 started on 23 February at 3 pm. Kasparov had the flu and Karpov suffered from tonsillitis, and their games against Ljubojevic and Salov were postponed by two days. The patients were still "wobbly" in Round 2, when Kasparov signed a quick draw with Ivanchuk and Karpov lost to Timman. In Round 3, Kasparov was busy. In addition to his 118-move draw with Yusupov, he and Short (who was on vacation in Greece) announced this day (26 February) that they had turned down FIDE's offer of venue and prizes - they would play their world championship match outside of FIDE. They also made known the formation of the Professional Chess Association (PCA), who would open a new deadline for nominations to choose the venue and sponsorship of the duel between the two. After Round 4, Rentero fined Shirov, Ivanchuk and Kramnik with 100,000 pesetas each for "lack of combativeness" and offering draw before move 40. There were discussions afterwards whether the games were actually "dead drawn" or not.

At the start of Round 6, Salov refused to shake hands with Kasparov. Salov resided in Linares where he was hired to run a chess school that never started up because of negligence and economic problems of the City Council. After the tournament he moved to Madrid. His game with Kasparov was drawn, and Karpov beat Gelfand. Kasparov and Karpov were neck and neck until Kasparov beat Karpov in Round 10 (Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993). Karpov was practically lost after 14.f4 b4 15.Nb1. The game was played on the 50th birthday of Robert James Fischer, who celebrated in Belgrade, together with Zita Rajcsanyi and Miguel A Quinteros. Kasparov eventually won the tournament, undefeated. Anand scored the same number of points as Karpov, but was third on tiebreak. The 5th place by 17-year-old debutant Kramnik also boded well for the future. The brilliancy prize went to Anand, for Gelfand vs Anand, 1993. Timman was asked after the tournament who he thought would be the title contender in 1996. He said, "Maybe Anand, if he works seriously".

Hotel Anibal, Linares, Spain, 23 February - 14 March 1993

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Kasparov 29 2805 * 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 10 2 Karpov 41 2725 0 * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 0 1 1 8˝ 3 Anand 23 2710 0 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 0 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 8˝ 4 Shirov 20 2670 ˝ ˝ ˝ * 1 0 ˝ 0 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 8 5 Kramnik 17 2685 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * 0 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 7˝ 6 Salov 28 2660 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 1 * 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 6˝ 7 Ivanchuk 23 2710 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 * 0 0 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 6˝ 8 Beliavsky 39 2610 ˝ 0 1 1 0 ˝ 1 * 0 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 0 6 9 Kamsky 18 2655 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 1 1 * ˝ 1 1 0 ˝ 5˝ 10 Bareev 26 2670 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 0 1 ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ 1 5˝ 11 Yusupov 33 2645 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * 0 ˝ ˝ 5 12 Timman 41 2635 0 1 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 0 1 * ˝ 1 5 13 Gelfand 24 2690 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ * 1 4˝ 14 Ljubojevic 42 2605 0 0 0 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 * 4

Category: XVIII (2677). Arbiters: Faik Gasanov and Francisco Mena.

Nine days after the event, on 23 March, FIDE announced that Kasparov and Short had been stripped of their titles as champion and challenger, and that the match for the title would be contested by Timman and Anatoly Karpov. The Karpov - Timman FIDE World Championship (1993) was played in September. At the same time, but under the auspices of the PCA, Kasparov and Short played their Kasparov - Short World Championship Match (1993). The PCA split from FIDE was not fully healed until 2006.

Sources

FIDE rating list January 1993 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo199...)
Ocho x Ocho 133 (April 1993), pp. 4-9 (https://www.scribd.com/document/730...)
Ocho x Ocho 134 (May 1993), pp. 4-23 (https://www.scribd.com/document/730...)
Tidskrift för Schack, April 1993, pp. 168-177 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)
Leontxo García in Jaque 350 (March 1993), pp. 4-48 (http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...)
Robert Eugene Byrne in New York Times, 23 March 1993 (https://www.nytimes.com/1993/03/23/...)
The Big Book of World Chess Championships by Andre Schulz. New In Chess, Alkmaar 2016 (https://books.google.no/books?id=4N...)

Previous event: Linares (1992). Next: Linares (1994)

Original collections: Game Collection: Linares 1993 by User: suenteus po 147 and Game Collection: Linares 1993 by User: Tabanus. Round dates: February 23, 24, 26, 27, March 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14. Two Round 1 games were played 25 February (from Jaque).

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Anand vs Timman 1-0291993LinaresC70 Ruy Lopez
2. Gelfand vs Bareev ½-½291993LinaresD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Beliavsky vs Ivanchuk 1-0391993LinaresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Shirov vs Kramnik 1-0371993LinaresD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. Kamsky vs Yusupov 1-0831993LinaresC18 French, Winawer
6. Kramnik vs Kamsky 1-0511993LinaresD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Timman vs Karpov 1-0351993LinaresA17 English
8. Ivanchuk vs Kasparov  ½-½261993LinaresB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. Salov vs Gelfand  ½-½601993LinaresA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
10. Beliavsky vs Anand 1-0451993LinaresD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. Yusupov vs Ljubojevic  ½-½341993LinaresE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
12. Bareev vs Shirov 0-1371993LinaresD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Ljubojevic vs Kasparov 0-1291993LinaresE97 King's Indian
14. Karpov vs Salov 1-0331993LinaresE17 Queen's Indian
15. Anand vs Ivanchuk 1-0281993LinaresC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
16. Ljubojevic vs Kramnik  ½-½481993LinaresA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
17. Karpov vs Beliavsky 1-0411993LinaresE15 Queen's Indian
18. Kasparov vs Yusupov ½-½1181993LinaresD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Gelfand vs Timman  ½-½551993LinaresE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. Kamsky vs Bareev ½-½411993LinaresC42 Petrov Defense
21. Shirov vs Salov 0-1401993LinaresB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
22. Ivanchuk vs Yusupov  ½-½201993LinaresC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
23. Kramnik vs Kasparov ½-½191993LinaresE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
24. Anand vs Karpov ½-½381993LinaresC10 French
25. Salov vs Kamsky  ½-½331993LinaresE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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