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Tilburg Fontys 1998
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 3rd Annual Fontys International Chess Tournament was a category XVIII event held in Tilburg, The Netherlands from October 24th to November 5th, 1998. 12 of the world's top players competed in a round robin format. The participants were (in order of ELO): Vishwanathan Anand (2795), Vladimir Kramnik (2780), Michael Adams (2715), Peter Svidler (2710), Veselin Topalov (2700), Peter Leko (2665), Matthew Sadler (2660), Vadim Zvjaginsev (2650), Loek van Wely (2635), Joel Lautier (2625), Viktor Korchnoi (2625), and Jeroen Piket (2605). The tournament was another feather in Anand's cap for 1998. He won clear first, undefeated, with a score of 7.5/11. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Anand 7.5/11 * = = = 1 = 1 = = = 1 1

02 Leko 7/11 = * = = 1 = 1 = = 1 = =

03 Sadler 6/11 = = * = = = 1 = = = = =

04 Zvjaginsev 6/11 = = = * 0 1 = = = = 1 =

05 Kramnik 6/11 0 0 = 1 * = = = = = 1 1

06 Piket 5.5/11 = = = 0 = * = 0 1 = 1 =

07 Adams 5.5/11 0 0 0 = = = * 1 = 1 = 1

08 Svidler 5/11 = = = = = 1 0 * 1 0 0 =

09 Van Wely 5/11 = = = = = 0 = 0 * = = 1

10 Topalov 4.5/11 = 0 = = = = 0 1 = * 0 =

11 Lautier 4.5/11 0 = = 0 0 0 = 1 = 1 * =

12 Korchnoi 3.5/11 0 = = = 0 = 0 = 0 = = *

Round One, Game #1
Anand vs Lautier, 1998 
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #2
Leko vs Korchnoi, 1998
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #3
Kramnik vs Svidler, 1998
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
Piket vs Sadler, 1998
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #5
Adams vs Van Wely, 1998
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #6
Topalov vs V Zvjaginsev, 1998 
(B54) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #7
Anand vs Kramnik, 1998 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #8
Sadler vs Topalov, 1998 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #9
V Zvjaginsev vs Leko, 1998
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #10
Svidler vs Piket, 1998 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 47 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #11
Lautier vs Van Wely, 1998
(A57) Benko Gambit, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #12
Korchnoi vs Adams, 1998 
(A14) English, 87 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #13
Leko vs Sadler, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #14
Kramnik vs Lautier, 1998 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #15
Piket vs Anand, 1998
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #16
Adams vs V Zvjaginsev, 1998
(B54) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #17
Van Wely vs Korchnoi, 1998 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 60 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #18
Topalov vs Svidler, 1998 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 47 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #19
Anand vs Topalov, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #20
Sadler vs Adams, 1998 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #21
V Zvjaginsev vs Van Wely, 1998 
(A28) English, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #22
Kramnik vs Piket, 1998 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #23
Svidler vs Leko, 1998
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #24
Lautier vs Korchnoi, 1998
(E12) Queen's Indian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #25
Leko vs Anand, 1998
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #26
Piket vs Lautier, 1998 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #27
Adams vs Svidler, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #28
Van Wely vs Sadler, 1998 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #29
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #30
Korchnoi vs V Zvjaginsev, 1998
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #31
Anand vs Adams, 1998 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #32
Sadler vs Korchnoi, 1998
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #33
Kramnik vs Leko, 1998 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #34
Piket vs Topalov, 1998
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #35
Svidler vs Van Wely, 1998 
(B30) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #36
Lautier vs V Zvjaginsev, 1998
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #37
Leko vs Piket, 1998
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #38
V Zvjaginsev vs Sadler, 1998
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #39
Adams vs Kramnik, 1998
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #40
Van Wely vs Anand, 1998
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #41
Topalov vs Lautier, 1998 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #42
Korchnoi vs Svidler, 1998
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #43
Anand vs Korchnoi, 1998 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #44
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 1998 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #45
Piket vs Adams, 1998
(E12) Queen's Indian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #46
Svidler vs V Zvjaginsev, 1998
(B54) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #47
Topalov vs Leko, 1998 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 48 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #48
Lautier vs Sadler, 1998
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #49
Leko vs Lautier, 1998
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #50
Sadler vs Svidler, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #51
V Zvjaginsev vs Anand, 1998
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #52
Adams vs Topalov, 1998
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 61 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #53
Van Wely vs Piket, 1998 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 38 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game #54
Korchnoi vs Kramnik, 1998 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #55
Anand vs Sadler, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #56
Leko vs Adams, 1998 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #57
Kramnik vs V Zvjaginsev, 1998 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #58
Piket vs Korchnoi, 1998
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #59
Topalov vs Van Wely, 1998
(A20) English, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #60
Lautier vs Svidler, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #61
Sadler vs Kramnik, 1998 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #62
V Zvjaginsev vs Piket, 1998 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 26 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #63
Adams vs Lautier, 1998
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #64
Svidler vs Anand, 1998 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #65
Van Wely vs Leko, 1998
(D85) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #66
Korchnoi vs Topalov, 1998
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

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