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Las Palmas 1996
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The Supertorneo Las Palmas held from December 9th to the 21st, 1996 was a category XXI event. The world's six best players, including both World Champions, competed in a double round robin format. The participants were (in order of ELO): Garry Kasparov (2785), Anatoli Karpov (2775), Vladimir Kramnik (2765), Veselin Topalov (2750), Vishwanathan Anand (2735), and Vassily Ivanchuk (2730). The strongest tournament of the modern era (the only tournament with an average ELO of 2756), Kasparov emerged triumphant as "the best player in the world at that moment."

1 Kasparov 6.5/10 ** 1 1 1

2 Anand 5.5/10 ** 0 1 1

3 Kramnik 5/10 1 ** 0 01

4 Topalov 5/10 0 1 ** 01

5 Ivanchuk 4/10 0 0 10 10 **

6 Karpov 4/10 0 0 **

Round One, Game #1
Anand vs Kramnik, 1996
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
Karpov vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(E61) King's Indian, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #3
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #4
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1996
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #5
Karpov vs Anand, 1996 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #6
Kramnik vs Topalov, 1996 
(E97) King's Indian, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #7
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #8
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #9
Topalov vs Karpov, 1996
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #10
Kasparov vs Anand, 1996 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #11
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1996
(A28) English, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #12
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #13
Anand vs Topalov, 1996
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #14
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 34 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #15
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #16
Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1996 
(C10) French, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #17
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1996
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #18
Kramnik vs Anand, 1996 
(A14) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #19
Anand vs Karpov, 1996 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #20
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #21
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #22
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1996
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #23
Karpov vs Topalov, 1996
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #24
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1996 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #25
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1996 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #26
Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(A15) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #27
Topalov vs Anand, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #28
Anand vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #29
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #30
Karpov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

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