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Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1998
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 60th Annual Hoogovens Chess Tournament was a category XVII event held in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands from January 15th to February 1st 1998. 14 top grandmasters, including the reigning FIDE World Champion, competed in a round robin format in the prestigous A event. The participants were (in order of ELO): Vladimir Kramnik (2790), Vishwanathan Anand (2770), Veselin Topalov (2740), Anatoli Karpov (2735), Alexey Shirov (2710), Valery Salov (2680), Boris Gelfand (2675), Michael Adams (2670), Judit Polgar (2670), Jan Timman (2620), Loek Van Wely (2605), Friso Nijboer (2590), Jeroen Piket (2580), and Paul Van der Sterren (2555). Kramnik and Anand tied for first at the end of the tournament, each with 8.5/13, a full point over the rest of the field. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Kramnik 8.5/13 * = 0 1 = = = 1 1 1 = 1 0 1

02 Anand 8.5/13 = * = = = 1 = = 0 = 1 1 1 1

03 Shirov 7.5/13 1 = * 1 1 = = = 0 1 0 = = =

04 Adams 7.5/13 0 = 0 * 0 1 = = = = 1 1 1 1

05 Timman 7.5/13 = = 0 1 * = = = = = 1 = = 1

06 Topalov 6.5/13 = 0 = 0 = * 1 = = 0 1 = 1 =

07 Karpov 6.5/13 = = = = = 0 * = 1 = 0 = = 1

08 Gelfand 6.5/13 0 = = = = = = * 1 = 0 = 1 =

09 Polgar 6.5/13 0 1 1 = = = 0 0 * = = = = 1

10 Piket 6.5/13 0 = 0 = = 1 = = = * = 0 1 1

11 Salov 5.5/13 = 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 = = * = = 0

12 Nijboer 5/13 0 0 = 0 = = = 0 = 1 = * = =

13 Van Wely 4.5/13 1 0 = 0 = 0 = = = 0 = = * 0

14 Van der Sterren 4/13 0 0 = 0 0 = 0 = 0 0 1 = 1 *

Round One, Game #1
Kramnik vs Piket, 1998 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #2
Nijboer vs Karpov, 1998 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #3
Adams vs P Van der Sterren, 1998
(C47) Four Knights, 49 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #4
Gelfand vs Judit Polgar, 1998
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 70 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #5
Shirov vs Topalov, 1998
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #6
Timman vs Anand, 1998 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #7
Van Wely vs Salov, 1998
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #8
Piket vs Salov, 1998
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #9
Anand vs Van Wely, 1998 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #10
Topalov vs Timman, 1998
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #11
Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1998 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #12
P Van der Sterren vs Gelfand, 1998
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #13
Karpov vs Adams, 1998 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #14
Kramnik vs Nijboer, 1998 
(E97) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #15
Nijboer vs Piket, 1998 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #16
Adams vs Kramnik, 1998 
(B56) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #17
Gelfand vs Karpov, 1998
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #18
Shirov vs P Van der Sterren, 1998
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #19
Timman vs Judit Polgar, 1998
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #20
Van Wely vs Topalov, 1998 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 48 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #21
Salov vs Anand, 1998 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #22
Piket vs Anand, 1998
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #23
Topalov vs Salov, 1998 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 57 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #24
Judit Polgar vs Van Wely, 1998
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #25
P Van der Sterren vs Timman, 1998
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 29 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #26
Karpov vs Shirov, 1998 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #27
Kramnik vs Gelfand, 1998 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #28
Nijboer vs Adams, 1998 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #29
Adams vs Piket, 1998
(C26) Vienna, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #30
Gelfand vs Nijboer, 1998
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 57 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #31
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 52 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #32
Timman vs Karpov, 1998
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #33
Van Wely vs P Van der Sterren, 1998
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #34
Salov vs Judit Polgar, 1998
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #35
Anand vs Topalov, 1998 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #36
Piket vs Topalov, 1998 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #37
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #38
P Van der Sterren vs Salov, 1998 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #39
Karpov vs Van Wely, 1998
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #40
Kramnik vs Timman, 1998
(A04) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #41
Nijboer vs Shirov, 1998
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #42
Adams vs Gelfand, 1998
(B50) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #43
Gelfand vs Piket, 1998
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #44
Shirov vs Adams, 1998 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #45
Timman vs Nijboer, 1998
(B40) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #46
Van Wely vs Kramnik, 1998 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #47
Salov vs Karpov, 1998 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #48
Anand vs P Van der Sterren, 1998
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 51 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #49
Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 1998 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #50
Piket vs Judit Polgar, 1998
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #51
P Van der Sterren vs Topalov, 1998
(A58) Benko Gambit, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #52
Karpov vs Anand, 1998 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #53
Kramnik vs Salov, 1998 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #54
Nijboer vs Van Wely, 1998
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #55
Adams vs Timman, 1998 
(C26) Vienna, 56 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #56
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998
(E97) King's Indian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #57
Shirov vs Piket, 1998
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #58
Timman vs Gelfand, 1998
(E15) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #59
Van Wely vs Adams, 1998 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game #60
Salov vs Nijboer, 1998
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #61
Anand vs Kramnik, 1998 
(B33) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #62
Topalov vs Karpov, 1998 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #63
Judit Polgar vs P Van der Sterren, 1998
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #64
Piket vs P Van der Sterren, 1998
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #65
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1998 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #66
Kramnik vs Topalov, 1998
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #67
Nijboer vs Anand, 1998  
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 36 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #68
Adams vs Salov, 1998
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #69
Gelfand vs Van Wely, 1998
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #70
Shirov vs Timman, 1998 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #71
Timman vs Piket, 1998
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #72
Van Wely vs Shirov, 1998
(D85) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #73
Salov vs Gelfand, 1998 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 68 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #74
Anand vs Adams, 1998
(E15) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #75
Topalov vs Nijboer, 1998
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #76
Judit Polgar vs Kramnik, 1998 
(B33) Sicilian, 46 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #77
P Van der Sterren vs Karpov, 1998 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve, Game #78
Piket vs Karpov, 1998 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #79
Kramnik vs P Van der Sterren, 1998
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #80
Nijboer vs Judit Polgar, 1998
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #81
Adams vs Topalov, 1998 
(B53) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #82
Gelfand vs Anand, 1998
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #83
Shirov vs Salov, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve, Game #84
Timman vs Van Wely, 1998
(B50) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #85
Van Wely vs Piket, 1998 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 58 moves, 0-1

Round Thirteen, Game #86
Salov vs Timman, 1998 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 0-1

Round Thirteen, Game #87
Anand vs Shirov, 1998
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #88
Topalov vs Gelfand, 1998 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #89
Judit Polgar vs Adams, 1998
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #90
P Van der Sterren vs Nijboer, 1998
(A15) English, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #91
Karpov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

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