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Linares Tournament

Jan Timman8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Alexander Beliavsky7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Artur Yusupov6.5/11(+2 -0 =9)[games]
Murray Chandler6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Ljubomir Ljubojevic6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Lajos Portisch5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Miguel Illescas Cordoba5.5/11(+1 -1 =9)[games]
Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
John Nunn5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Johann Hjartarson4/11(+1 -4 =6)[games]
Predrag Nikolic3.5/11(+0 -4 =7)[games]
Maia Chiburdanidze2.5/11(+1 -7 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Linares (1988)

The 6th Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez "Ciudad de Linares" was organized under the direction of Luis Rentero Suarez. No tournament was held in 1986, and Linares hosted the Karpov - Sokolov Candidates Final (1987) instead of the regular event, so three years had passed. Eleven grandmasters and one international master competed in the round robin: Jan Timman (Elo rated #3 in the world), Alexander Beliavsky (#4), Predrag Nikolic (#6), Artur Yusupov (#12), John Nunn (#14), Ljubomir Ljubojevic (#15), Lajos Portisch (#16), Kiril Georgiev (#23), Murray Chandler (#25), Johann Hjartarson (#26), Maia Chiburdanidze (#48) and Miguel Illescas (#149). Nikolic, Ljubojevic and Georgiev had played in Hoogovens (1988), which ended 24 January. Timman, Yusupov, Portisch and Hjartarson came from the Candidates preliminary matches in Saint John (Canada) which ended in the beginning of February. The twelve participants stayed at the newly constructed Hotel Anibal. Rentero would eventually buy this hotel, to host players for the annual tournament. Anatoly Karpov (#2) was meant to play, but withdrew, claiming he was in bad physical condition after the Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1987). He was replaced by Chiburdanidze, the Women's World Champion. Rentero sent a note to the players threatening them not to be invited again if they "confused the stay with a vacation". The games were played in Hotel Anibal. Time control: 40 moves in 2½ hours.

Timman scored 6.5 points in the first seven rounds, and cruised to victory with 8.5/11. He lost one game, to Chandler, in Round 9. Beliavsky delivered according to rating, and lost only to Timman. Yusupov was third, with two wins and nine draws. Illescas had Francisco Javier Ochoa De Echaguen as coach and assistant, and took 5.5/11, which was enough to secure him his second GM norm. Because the opposition was so strong, two norms were enough to earn him the grandmaster title. He became the youngest GM in the history of Spain. He received a standing ovation from the audience, and was congratulated by Karpov, who came at the end of the tournament to give a tour of simuls in Seville, Cordoba and Jaén. According to Leontxo García, many Soviet GMs had been campaigning to include Chiburdanidze in a tournament of this stature, and the pressure this had put on her might explain why it was her worst performance in a mixed event.

Hotel Anibal, Linares, Spain, 23 February - 7 March 1988

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Timman 36 2676 * 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 8½ 2 Beliavsky 34 2645 0 * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 7 3 Yusupov 28 2620 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 6½ 4 Chandler 27 2590 1 0 ½ * 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 6 5 Ljubojevic 37 2610 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 6 6 Portisch 50 2610 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 5½ 7 Illescas 22 2495 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5½ 8 Georgiev 22 2595 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 5½ 9 Nunn 32 2615 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * 1 ½ 1 5½ 10 Hjartarson 25 2590 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 4 11 Nikolic 27 2630 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 3½ 12 Chiburdanidze 27 2560 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 ½ * 2½

Category: XV (2602). Chief arbiter: Victor Davidovich Baturinsky.

Timman and Ljubojevic went after the tournament to the 2nd Euwe Memorial (1988) which started March 10th. At the final press conference, Rentero said that although he was a friend of Karpov, it seemed that Linares was not creating his favorite tournaments. At first, he wanted to play, but when he saw the players taking part, he showed a medical certificate! He went on to predict that Garry Kasparov, Karpov and Robert James Fischer would take part in 1990. The mayor of Linares Alfredo Catalán then announced at the same press conference that the Linares tournament would be held every year from now on. Rentero's dream of an annual event was coming true.

Tournament book: Miguel Illescas et al. (eds), Supertorneo Internacional Linares 1988. Ediciones Eseuve, Madrid 1988. 189 pp.

Sources

FIDE rating list January 1988 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo198...)
La Vanguardia, 9 March 1988, p. 44 (http://hemeroteca.lavanguardia.com/...)
Jaque 237 (1 April 1988), pp. 162-171 (http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...)
Leontxo García in El País, 8 March 1988 (https://elpais.com/diario/1988/03/0...)
Leontxo García in El País, 9 March 1988 (https://elpais.com/diario/1988/03/0...)
Jaque 236 (15 March 1988), pp. 135-139 (http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...)
Leontxo García in El País, 23 February 1988 (https://elpais.com/diario/1988/02/2...)
El Mundo Deportivo, 11 February 1988, p. 58 (http://hemeroteca.mundodeportivo.co...)
CHESS Magazine, May 1988, p. 29, citing a report by Denis Teyssou in Agence France-Presse
Roman Toran Albero in ABC (Madrid), 8 March 1988, p. 82 (http://hemeroteca.abc.es/nav/Naviga...)
Gunnar Johansson in Tidskrift för Schack, April 1988, pp. 113-115 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)
Javier Cordero Fernández in Ajedrez de Ataque, 18 January 2006 (http://www.ajedrezdeataque.com/05%2...)

Previous: Linares (1985). Next: Linares (1989)

Original collections: Game Collection: Linares 1988 by User: suenteus po 147 and Game Collection: Linares 1988 by User: Tabanus. Round dates (from El Mundo Deportivo): February 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, March 1, 3, 4, 5, 7. Thanks to User: Paint My Dragon for information from CHESS Magazine, and thanks to User: Annie K. and User: OhioChessFan for improving the English.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Beliavsky vs Chiburdanidze  1-0421988LinaresD97 Grunfeld, Russian
2. Timman vs Kiril D Georgiev 1-0381988LinaresE41 Nimzo-Indian
3. P Nikolic vs Yusupov 0-1401988LinaresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Illescas Cordoba vs Chandler  1-0291988LinaresB58 Sicilian
5. Nunn vs Hjartarson  1-0311988LinaresC11 French
6. Portisch vs Ljubojevic  ½-½261988LinaresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Timman vs Portisch  ½-½271988LinaresE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
8. Chandler vs P Nikolic 1-0341988LinaresC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Hjartarson vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½881988LinaresD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. Ljubojevic vs Nunn  ½-½291988LinaresC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
11. Kiril D Georgiev vs Chiburdanidze  1-0511988LinaresA15 English
12. Yusupov vs Beliavsky  ½-½261988LinaresD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
13. Nunn vs Timman 0-1541988LinaresC11 French
14. Beliavsky vs Chandler 1-0371988LinaresD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
15. Illescas Cordoba vs Ljubojevic  ½-½631988LinaresB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
16. Portisch vs Kiril D Georgiev  ½-½371988LinaresD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
17. Chiburdanidze vs Yusupov  ½-½421988LinaresA84 Dutch
18. P Nikolic vs Hjartarson  ½-½401988LinaresA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
19. Portisch vs Nunn  ½-½301988LinaresE73 King's Indian
20. Chandler vs Chiburdanidze 1-0241988LinaresC78 Ruy Lopez
21. Ljubojevic vs P Nikolic  ½-½331988LinaresC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
22. Kiril D Georgiev vs Yusupov  ½-½411988LinaresA13 English
23. Hjartarson vs Beliavsky  ½-½411988LinaresA13 English
24. Timman vs Illescas Cordoba 1-0321988LinaresB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. Chiburdanidze vs Hjartarson  0-1401988LinaresE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
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