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Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1997
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 59th Annual Hoogovens Chess Tournament was a category XVI event held in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands from January 19th to February 2nd, 1997. 14 top grandmasters competed in a round robin format in the prestigous A event. The participants were (in order of ELO): Nigel Short (2690), Valery Salov (2665), Predrag Nikolic (2655), Loek Van Wely (2645), Jeroen Piket (2640), Viktor Korchnoi (2635), Miguel Illescas-Cordoba (2635), Joel Lautier (2630), Jan Timman (2630), Alex Yermolinsky (2630), Igor Glek (2620), Julio Ernesto Granda-Zuniga (2620), Ivan Sokolov (2615), and Alexander Onischuk (2580). Salov scored one of his finest international wins with 8.5/13. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Salov 8.5/13 * 1 0 = 1 = = = 1 = = = 1 1

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

03 Piket 8/13 1 = * = 0 = = = 1 = 1 = 1 =

04 Onischuk 8/13 = = = * 1 = = 1 1 0 1 0 = 1

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

06 Granda-Zuniga 6.5/13 = 0 = = 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0

07 Timman 6.5/13 = 0 = = = 1 * = 0 = = 1 0 1

08 Lautier 6/13 = = = 0 = 0 = * 0 = = = 1 1

09 Van Wely 6/13 0 = 0 0 = 0 1 1 * = 0 1 = 1

10 Korchnoi 6/13 = 0 = 1 = 0 = = = * 1 = 0 =

11 Short 6/13 = = 0 0 = 0 = = 1 0 * = 1 1

12 Illescas-Cordoba 5.5/13 = 0 = 1 0 1 0 = 0 = = * = =

13 Nikolic 5/13 0 = 0 = = 0 1 0 = 1 0 = * =

14 Glek 4/13 0 = = 0 = 1 0 0 0 = 0 = = *

Round One, Game #1
Piket vs Salov, 1997 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #2
I Sokolov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997
(A80) Dutch, 42 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #3
Granda Zuniga vs Yermolinsky, 1997
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #4
Timman vs Glek, 1997
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 58 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #5
Korchnoi vs P Nikolic, 1997
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 33 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #6
Short vs Onischuk, 1997 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #7
Van Wely vs Lautier, 1997 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #8
Salov vs Granda Zuniga, 1997
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #9
Onischuk vs I Sokolov, 1997
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #10
Yermolinsky vs Timman, 1997
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #11
Lautier vs Glek, 1997 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #12
Van Wely vs Short, 1997
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #13
Illescas Cordoba vs Korchnoi, 1997
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #14
P Nikolic vs Piket, 1997
(D77) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #15
Piket vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #16
I Sokolov vs Van Wely, 1997
(E70) King's Indian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #17
Granda Zuniga vs P Nikolic, 1997
(A09) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #18
Timman vs Salov, 1997 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #19
Korchnoi vs Onischuk, 1997 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 34 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #20
Short vs Lautier, 1997
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #21
Glek vs Yermolinsky, 1997
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #22
Salov vs Glek, 1997 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #23
Onischuk vs Piket, 1997
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #24
Lautier vs Yermolinsky, 1997
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #25
Short vs I Sokolov, 1997
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #26
Van Wely vs Korchnoi, 1997
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #27
Illescas Cordoba vs Granda Zuniga, 1997
(B83) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #28
P Nikolic vs Timman, 1997
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #29
Piket vs Van Wely, 1997
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #30
I Sokolov vs Lautier, 1997
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #31
Yermolinsky vs Salov, 1997 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #32
Granda Zuniga vs Onischuk, 1997
(E12) Queen's Indian, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #33
Timman vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997
(A57) Benko Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #34
Korchnoi vs Short, 1997
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 62 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #35
Glek vs P Nikolic, 1997 
(C47) Four Knights, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #36
Onischuk vs Timman, 1997
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #37
I Sokolov vs Korchnoi, 1997
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 57 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #38
Lautier vs Salov, 1997
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #39
Short vs Piket, 1997
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 74 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #40
Van Wely vs Granda Zuniga, 1997 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #41
Illescas Cordoba vs Glek, 1997
(D73) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #42
P Nikolic vs Yermolinsky, 1997
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #43
Salov vs P Nikolic, 1997
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #44
Piket vs I Sokolov, 1997
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #45
Yermolinsky vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #46
Granda Zuniga vs Short, 1997 
(B44) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #47
Timman vs Van Wely, 1997 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 38 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #48
Korchnoi vs Lautier, 1997
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #49
Glek vs Onischuk, 1997
(C47) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #50
Onischuk vs Yermolinsky, 1997
(B57) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #51
I Sokolov vs Granda Zuniga, 1997
(E12) Queen's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #52
Korchnoi vs Piket, 1997
(A28) English, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #53
Lautier vs P Nikolic, 1997 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #54
Short vs Timman, 1997
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #55
Van Wely vs Glek, 1997
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 61 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #56
Illescas Cordoba vs Salov, 1997
(A09) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #57
Salov vs Onischuk, 1997
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #58
Piket vs Lautier, 1997
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #59
Yermolinsky vs Van Wely, 1997
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #60
Granda Zuniga vs Korchnoi, 1997 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 61 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #61
Timman vs I Sokolov, 1997 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 29 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game #62
P Nikolic vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #63
Glek vs Short, 1997
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #64
Piket vs Granda Zuniga, 1997
(E12) Queen's Indian, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #65
Onischuk vs P Nikolic, 1997
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #66
I Sokolov vs Glek, 1997
(E97) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #67
Korchnoi vs Timman, 1997
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #68
Lautier vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997
(D85) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #69
Short vs Yermolinsky, 1997 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #70
Van Wely vs Salov, 1997 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 69 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #71
Salov vs Short, 1997
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #72
Yermolinsky vs I Sokolov, 1997
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #73
Granda Zuniga vs Lautier, 1997 
(A04) Reti Opening, 88 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #74
Timman vs Piket, 1997
(E97) King's Indian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #75
Illescas Cordoba vs Onischuk, 1997 
(A13) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #76
P Nikolic vs Van Wely, 1997
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #77
Glek vs Korchnoi, 1997
(C47) Four Knights, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #78
Piket vs Glek, 1997
(B07) Pirc, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #79
I Sokolov vs Salov, 1997 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 102 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve, Game #80
Granda Zuniga vs Timman, 1997
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve, Game #81
Korchnoi vs Yermolinsky, 1997
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #82
Lautier vs Onischuk, 1997
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve, Game #83
Short vs P Nikolic, 1997 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #84
Van Wely vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997
(A81) Dutch, 65 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #85
Salov vs Korchnoi, 1997 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #86
Onischuk vs Van Wely, 1997
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 51 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #87
Yermolinsky vs Piket, 1997 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 42 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #88
Timman vs Lautier, 1997
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #89
Illescas Cordoba vs Short, 1997
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #90
P Nikolic vs I Sokolov, 1997
(A43) Old Benoni, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #91
Glek vs Granda Zuniga, 1997 
(C00) French Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

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