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Dos Hermanas 1996
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 8th Annual Dos Hermanas Chess Tournament held from May 20th to June 2nd, 1996 was a category XIX event. Ten of the world's best players, including the World Champion, competed in a round robin format. The participants were (in order of ELO): Garry Kasparov (2775), Vladimir Kramnik (2775), Vassily Ivanchuk (2735), Gata Kamsky (2735), Vishwanathan Anand (2725), Veselin Topalov (2700), Boris Gelfand (2700), Alexei Shirov (2690), Judit Polgar (2675), and local Spanish favorite Miguel Illescas-Cordoba (2635). Kramnik and Topalov took first as co-champions, each with 6/9, edging out Kasparov and Anand by half a point. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Kramnik 6.0/9 * = 1 1 = = = 1 = =

02 Topalov 6.0/9 = * = = = 1 1 = = 1

03 Anand 5.5/9 0 = * = 1 0 1 1 1 =

04 Kasparov 5.5/9 0 = = * = = 1 = 1 1

05 Illescas-Cordoba 4.5/9 = = 0 = * = = = 1 =

06 Kamsky 4.0/9 = 0 1 = = * 0 = = =

07 Gelfand 4.0/9 = 0 0 0 = 1 * 1 0 1

08 Ivanchuk 3.5/9 0 = 0 = = = 0 * 1 =

09 Shirov 3.0/9 = = 0 0 0 = 1 0 * =

10 Polgar 3.0/9 = 0 = 0 = = 0 = = *

Round One, Game #1
Anand vs Shirov, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 58 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #2
Kasparov vs Kamsky, 1996 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #3
Kramnik vs Judit Polgar, 1996 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
Illescas Cordoba vs Gelfand, 1996
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #5
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #6
Anand vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #7
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B57) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #8
Gelfand vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #9
Kamsky vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996
(B33) Sicilian, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #10
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1996
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #11
Kasparov vs Shirov, 1996 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #12
Kramnik vs Gelfand, 1996
(A15) English, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #13
Illescas Cordoba vs Anand, 1996
(A15) English, 49 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #14
Ivanchuk vs Kamsky, 1996
(D85) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #15
Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 1996 
(B53) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #16
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 46 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #17
Gelfand vs Judit Polgar, 1996
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 52 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #18
Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996 
(A80) Dutch, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #19
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1996
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #20
Shirov vs Topalov, 1996
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #21
Topalov vs Gelfand, 1996
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #22
Kramnik vs Anand, 1996 
(D85) Grunfeld, 101 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #23
Illescas Cordoba vs Shirov, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #24
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1996 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #25
Judit Polgar vs Kamsky, 1996
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #26
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #27
Kamsky vs Topalov, 1996 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #28
Anand vs Judit Polgar, 1996
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #29
Shirov vs Gelfand, 1996 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 60 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #30
Illescas Cordoba vs Ivanchuk, 1996
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #31
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 90 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #32
Gelfand vs Kamsky, 1996 
(D85) Grunfeld, 46 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #33
Topalov vs Anand, 1996 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #34
Kramnik vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #35
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #36
Anand vs Gelfand, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #37
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1996
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #38
Illescas Cordoba vs Judit Polgar, 1996
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #39
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #40
Shirov vs Kamsky, 1996
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #41
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1996
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #42
Topalov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996
(B33) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #43
Kamsky vs Anand, 1996 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #44
Gelfand vs Kasparov, 1996 
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game #45
Judit Polgar vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

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