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Dos Hermanas 1997
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 9th Annual Dos Hermanas Chess Tournament held from April 3rd to April 12th, 1997 was a category XIX event. Ten of the world's best players, including the reigning FIDE World Champion, competed in a round robin format. The participants were (in order of ELO): Vishwanathan Anand (2765), Anatoli Karpov (2760), Vladimir Kramnik (2740), Veselin Topalov (2725), Boris Gelfand (2700), Alexei Shirov (2690), Nigel Short (2690), Valery Salov (2665), Judit Polgar (2645), and local Spanish favorite Miguel Illescas-Cordoba (2635). Kramnik and Anand took first as co-champions, each with 6/9, a full point above the rest of the field. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Kramnik 6/9 * = = 1 = 1 = = = 1

02 Anand 6/9 = * 1 = = 1 = 1 = =

03 Salov 5/9 = 0 * = 1 = 1 = 0 1

04 Karpov 5/9 0 = = * = = = 1 1 =

05 Topalov 5/9 = = 0 = * = = = 1 1

06 Polgar 4.5/9 0 0 = = = * = = 1 1

07 Gelfand 4.5/9 = = 0 = = = * = 1 =

08 Shirov 4.5/9 = 0 = 0 = = = * 1 1

09 Short 3/9 = = 1 0 0 0 0 0 * 1

10 Illescas-Cordoba 1.5/9 0 = 0 = 0 0 = 0 0 *

Round One, Game #1
Kramnik vs Anand, 1997 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
Gelfand vs Short, 1997 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 37 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #3
Shirov vs Topalov, 1997
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
Judit Polgar vs Salov, 1997
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #5
Illescas Cordoba vs Karpov, 1997
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #6
Anand vs Shirov, 1997 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #7
Salov vs Kramnik, 1997
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #8
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1997
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #9
Gelfand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997
(D85) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #10
Short vs Topalov, 1997 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 65 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #11
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1997 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #12
Topalov vs Anand, 1997 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #13
Shirov vs Salov, 1997
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #14
Judit Polgar vs Gelfand, 1997
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #15
Illescas Cordoba vs Short, 1997
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #16
Salov vs Topalov, 1997 
(B06) Robatsch, 91 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #17
Karpov vs Shirov, 1997 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #18
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1997
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #19
Short vs Anand, 1997 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #20
Illescas Cordoba vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #21
Anand vs Salov, 1997 
(B89) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #22
Kramnik vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997 
(A17) English, 77 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #23
Topalov vs Karpov, 1997
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #24
Shirov vs Gelfand, 1997 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #25
Judit Polgar vs Short, 1997
(C18) French, Winawer, 66 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #26
Karpov vs Anand, 1997 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #27
Gelfand vs Topalov, 1997
(E92) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #28
Judit Polgar vs Kramnik, 1997 
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #29
Short vs Salov, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 63 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #30
Illescas Cordoba vs Shirov, 1997
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 60 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #31
Anand vs Gelfand, 1997
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #32
Kramnik vs Short, 1997
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #33
Salov vs Karpov, 1997
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #34
Topalov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #35
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1997
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #36
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1997 
(A15) English, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #37
Gelfand vs Salov, 1997
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #38
Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 1997 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #39
Short vs Karpov, 1997 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #40
Illescas Cordoba vs Anand, 1997
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #41
Anand vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 72 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #42
Salov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #43
Karpov vs Gelfand, 1997
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #44
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #45
Shirov vs Short, 1997 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

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