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Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1996
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 58th Annual Hoogovens Chess Tournament was a category XVII event held in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands from January 12th to January 29th 1996. 14 top grandmasters competed in a round robin format in the prestigous A event. The participants were (in order of ELO): Vassily Ivanchuk (2735), Vishwanathan Anand (2725), Boris Gelfand (2700), Veselin Topalov (2700), Alexey Shirov (2690), Alexey Dreev (2670), Ivan Sokolov (2665), Michael Adams (2660), Robert Huebner (2635), Peter Leko (2625), Sergei Tiviakov (2625), Jan Timman (2620), Jeroen Piket (2570), and Loek Van Wely (2570). As if three Linares titles weren't enough, Ivanchuk took clear first here, undefeated with 9/13. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Ivanchuk 9/13 * = 1 = 1 = = 1 1 = = = = 1

02 Anand 8/13 = * 0 1 0 = 1 1 = 1 1 = = =

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

04 Tiviakov 7/13 = 0 = * 0 = 1 1 = = = = = 1

05 Sokolov 7/13 0 1 1 1 * = 0 0 = = 0 1 1 =

06 Dreev 7/13 = = = = = * 0 0 1 = 1 1 = =

07 Adams 7/13 = 0 = 0 1 1 * = 0 = = 1 1 =

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

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

10 Leko 6/13 = 0 = = = = = = = * = = = =

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

12 Van Wely 5/13 = = 0 = 0 0 0 0 1 = = * = 1

13 Huebner 5/13 = = 0 = 0 = 0 = 0 = = = * 1

14 Timman 4/13 0 = = 0 = = = = 0 = = 0 0 *

Round One, Game #1
Gelfand vs Tiviakov, 1996
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
Huebner vs Piket, 1996
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #3
Timman vs I Sokolov, 1996
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
Van Wely vs Dreev, 1996
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 56 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #5
Leko vs Adams, 1996
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #6
Topalov vs Shirov, 1996
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #7
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1996
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #8
Tiviakov vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(B40) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #9
Shirov vs Anand, 1996
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #10
Adams vs Topalov, 1996
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #11
Dreev vs Leko, 1996
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #12
I Sokolov vs Van Wely, 1996 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #13
Piket vs Timman, 1996
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #14
Gelfand vs Huebner, 1996
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #15
Huebner vs Tiviakov, 1996
(E17) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #16
Timman vs Gelfand, 1996
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #17
Van Wely vs Piket, 1996 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #18
Leko vs I Sokolov, 1996 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #19
Topalov vs Dreev, 1996
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #20
Anand vs Adams, 1996
(E17) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #21
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #22
Tiviakov vs Shirov, 1996
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #23
Adams vs Ivanchuk, 1996
(B50) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #24
Dreev vs Anand, 1996
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #25
I Sokolov vs Topalov, 1996 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #26
Piket vs Leko, 1996
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #27
Gelfand vs Van Wely, 1996
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #28
Huebner vs Timman, 1996
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #29
Timman vs Tiviakov, 1996
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #30
Van Wely vs Huebner, 1996
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #31
Leko vs Gelfand, 1996
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #32
Topalov vs Piket, 1996
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 68 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #33
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1996 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 48 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #34
Ivanchuk vs Dreev, 1996 
(C01) French, Exchange, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #35
Shirov vs Adams, 1996 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #36
Tiviakov vs Adams, 1996 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #37
Dreev vs Shirov, 1996 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 56 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #38
I Sokolov vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #39
Piket vs Anand, 1996
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #40
Gelfand vs Topalov, 1996
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #41
Huebner vs Leko, 1996
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #42
Timman vs Van Wely, 1996
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 57 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #43
Van Wely vs Tiviakov, 1996
(E17) Queen's Indian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #44
Leko vs Timman, 1996
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #45
Topalov vs Huebner, 1996 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #46
Anand vs Gelfand, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #47
Ivanchuk vs Piket, 1996 
(E92) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #48
Shirov vs I Sokolov, 1996
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #49
Adams vs Dreev, 1996 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #50
Tiviakov vs Dreev, 1996
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #51
I Sokolov vs Adams, 1996
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #52
Piket vs Shirov, 1996
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #53
Gelfand vs Ivanchuk, 1996
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #54
Huebner vs Anand, 1996
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #55
Timman vs Topalov, 1996 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #56
Van Wely vs Leko, 1996
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #57
Leko vs Tiviakov, 1996
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #58
Topalov vs Van Wely, 1996
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 50 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #59
Anand vs Timman, 1996
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #60
Ivanchuk vs Huebner, 1996
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #61
Shirov vs Gelfand, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #62
Adams vs Piket, 1996
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #63
Dreev vs I Sokolov, 1996
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #64
Tiviakov vs I Sokolov, 1996
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #65
Piket vs Dreev, 1996
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #66
Gelfand vs Adams, 1996
(A17) English, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #67
Huebner vs Shirov, 1996 
(D80) Grunfeld, 61 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #68
Timman vs Ivanchuk, 1996
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #69
Van Wely vs Anand, 1996
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #70
Leko vs Topalov, 1996
(B44) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #71
Topalov vs Tiviakov, 1996
(B32) Sicilian, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #72
Anand vs Leko, 1996 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #73
Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #74
Shirov vs Timman, 1996 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 49 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #75
Adams vs Huebner, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 31 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #76
Dreev vs Gelfand, 1996
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #77
I Sokolov vs Piket, 1996
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve, Game #78
Tiviakov vs Piket, 1996
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 26 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #79
Gelfand vs I Sokolov, 1996
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 72 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #80
Huebner vs Dreev, 1996
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #81
Timman vs Adams, 1996
(A04) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #82
Van Wely vs Shirov, 1996 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 61 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #83
Leko vs Ivanchuk, 1996
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #84
Topalov vs Anand, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #85
Anand vs Tiviakov, 1996 
(A14) English, 107 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #86
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(A25) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #87
Shirov vs Leko, 1996
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #88
Adams vs Van Wely, 1996
(B50) Sicilian, 52 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #89
Dreev vs Timman, 1996
(E12) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #90
I Sokolov vs Huebner, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #91
Piket vs Gelfand, 1996
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

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