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Madrid 1997
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 6th Torneo Magistral held from May 20th to June 1st, 1997 in Madrid, Spain was a category XVII event. Ten grandmasters competed in a round robin format. The participants were (in order of ELO): Veselin Topalov (2725), Alexey Shirov (2690), Nigel Short (2690), Alexander Beliavsky (2665), Valery Salov (2665), Vladimir Akopian (2655), Judit Polgar (2645), Jeroen Piket (2640), Miguel Illescas-Cordoba (2635), and Pablo San Segundo-Carrillo (2505). One of Shirov's best tournaments, he shared first with Topalov at 6.5/9. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Shirov 6.5/9 * 0 = = 1 = 1 1 1 1

02 Topalov 6.5/9 1 * = = 1 = 1 = 1 =

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

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

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

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

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

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

09 Piket 2.5/9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 = * 1

10 San Segundo-Carrillo 1.5/9 0 = 0 0 0 = 0 = 0 *

Round One, Game #1
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 36 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #2
Beliavsky vs Piket, 1997 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 51 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #3
Akopian vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997
(A06) Reti Opening, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
Short vs P San Segundo Carrillo, 1997
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 51 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #5
Salov vs Topalov, 1997
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #6
Topalov vs Short, 1997 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #7
Beliavsky vs Akopian, 1997
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #8
Illescas Cordoba vs Salov, 1997 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #9
Piket vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #10
P San Segundo Carrillo vs Shirov, 1997 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #11
Shirov vs Topalov, 1997 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 82 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #12
Akopian vs Piket, 1997
(A13) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #13
Short vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997 
(B33) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #14
Judit Polgar vs P San Segundo Carrillo, 1997
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 38 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #15
Salov vs Beliavsky, 1997 
(A28) English, 51 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #16
Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #17
Beliavsky vs Short, 1997 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 38 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #18
Akopian vs Salov, 1997
(A14) English, 55 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #19
Illescas Cordoba vs Shirov, 1997
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #20
Piket vs P San Segundo Carrillo, 1997
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #21
Shirov vs Beliavsky, 1997
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #22
Short vs Akopian, 1997 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 47 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #23
Judit Polgar vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #24
Salov vs Piket, 1997 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #25
P San Segundo Carrillo vs Topalov, 1997
(E97) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #26
Beliavsky vs Judit Polgar, 1997
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #27
Akopian vs Shirov, 1997
(A15) English, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #28
Illescas Cordoba vs P San Segundo Carrillo, 1997
(B69) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #29
Salov vs Short, 1997 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #30
Piket vs Topalov, 1997 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #31
Topalov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #32
Shirov vs Salov, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #33
Short vs Piket, 1997 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #34
Judit Polgar vs Akopian, 1997
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #35
P San Segundo Carrillo vs Beliavsky, 1997
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 113 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #36
Beliavsky vs Topalov, 1997
(E15) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #37
Akopian vs P San Segundo Carrillo, 1997
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #38
Short vs Shirov, 1997 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #39
Salov vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 53 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #40
Piket vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #41
Topalov vs Akopian, 1997
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #42
Shirov vs Piket, 1997 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 48 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #43
Illescas Cordoba vs Beliavsky, 1997
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #44
Judit Polgar vs Short, 1997
(C18) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #45
P San Segundo Carrillo vs Salov, 1997
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

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