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Linares 1985
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 5th Linares International Grandmaster Tournament was held at Linares, Spain from March 8th to the 22nd in 1985. Eleven grandmasters and one IM were invited to compete in the round robin event, including (in order of ELO): Jan Timman (2650), Rafael Vaganian (2640), Lajos Portisch (2635), Viktor Korchnoi (2630), Lev Polugaevsky (2625), Robert Hübner (2605), Ljubomir Ljubojevic (2595), Boris Spassky (2580), Anthony Miles (2570), Andras Adorjan (2565), Larry Christiansen (2560), and local Spanish favorite Manuel Rivas-Pastor (2480). Karpov turned down his invitation due to the exhaustive world championship match with Kasparov, so the Soviets attempted to send another player, but he was rejected by the tournament organizers. Instead, Adorjan was asked to take Karpov's seat. As Timman later wrote, Hübner, who had heard of the previous tournament's conditions, elected to stay at the Ubeda hotel instead of the tournament hotel. Although he taxied in to play each day, he was always warm and well rested while the other grandmasters wore extra layers of clothing and slept poorly. The bulletins for this tournament were written by previous tournament winner Jaan Eslon who chided the players for taking short draws. His expressed views of grandmasters "playing for their money" inspired the tournament organizer, Luis Rentero, to take a more active and punitive role in future editions of Linares. Despite Hübner's wise choice of shelter during the tournament, he ended up only tying with Ljubojevic at the final, with the trophy going to the Yugoslavian grandmaster since he achieved the higher Sonnenborn-Berger score. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Ljubojevic 7/11 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½

2 Hübner 7/11 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½

3 Portisch 6½/11 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1

4 Korchnoi 6½/11 0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1

5 Spassky 6/11 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½

6 Timman 5½/11 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 0 0 1 ½

7 Polugaevsky 5½/11 0 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½

8 Miles 5½/11 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 1

9 Rivas-Pastor 5/11 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1

10 Christiansen 4/11 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ * 0 ½

11 Vaganian 4/11 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½

12 Adorjan 3½/11 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ *

Round One, Game #1
Miles vs Spassky, 1985
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
Timman vs Polugaevsky, 1985
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #3
Adorjan vs Vaganian, 1985
(A16) English, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
M Rivas Pastor vs Korchnoi, 1985
(D85) Grunfeld, 72 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #5
Christiansen vs Huebner, 1985
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #6
Ljubojevic vs Portisch, 1985
(B44) Sicilian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #7
Spassky vs M Rivas Pastor, 1985
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #8
Huebner vs Vaganian, 1985
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 60 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #9
Polugaevsky vs Ljubojevic, 1985
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #10
Portisch vs Adorjan, 1985
(E12) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #11
Christiansen vs Miles, 1985
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #12
Korchnoi vs Timman, 1985 
(A09) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #13
Adorjan vs Polugaevsky, 1985
(A36) English, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #14
Miles vs Huebner, 1985
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #15
Timman vs Spassky, 1985
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #16
M Rivas Pastor vs Christiansen, 1985
(E90) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #17
Ljubojevic vs Korchnoi, 1985 
(C18) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #18
Vaganian vs Portisch, 1985
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #19
Spassky vs Ljubojevic, 1985
(C49) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #20
Christiansen vs Timman, 1985
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #21
Polugaevsky vs Vaganian, 1985
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #22
Korchnoi vs Adorjan, 1985
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #23
Huebner vs Portisch, 1985
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #24
Miles vs M Rivas Pastor, 1985
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #25
Portisch vs Polugaevsky, 1985
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #26
Ljubojevic vs Christiansen, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #27
Adorjan vs Spassky, 1985 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #28
Timman vs Miles, 1985
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #29
Vaganian vs Korchnoi, 1985
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #30
M Rivas Pastor vs Huebner, 1985
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #31
Miles vs Ljubojevic, 1985 
(A25) English, 58 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #32
Spassky vs Vaganian, 1985 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #33
Huebner vs Polugaevsky, 1985
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #34
Christiansen vs Adorjan, 1985
(E15) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #35
M Rivas Pastor vs Timman, 1985
(A21) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #36
Korchnoi vs Portisch, 1985 
(A04) Reti Opening, 68 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #37
Portisch vs Spassky, 1985
(E15) Queen's Indian, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #38
Adorjan vs Miles, 1985 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #39
Ljubojevic vs M Rivas Pastor, 1985
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #40
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1985
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #41
Timman vs Huebner, 1985 
(C16) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #42
Vaganian vs Christiansen, 1985
(A04) Reti Opening, 76 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #43
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1985
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #44
Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1985 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #45
Miles vs Vaganian, 1985 
(A16) English, 64 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #46
M Rivas Pastor vs Adorjan, 1985
(E12) Queen's Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #47
Christiansen vs Portisch, 1985
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #48
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1985 
(B57) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #49
Ljubojevic vs Huebner, 1985
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #50
Polugaevsky vs Christiansen, 1985
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #51
Portisch vs Miles, 1985
(E12) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #52
Adorjan vs Timman, 1985
(A21) English, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #53
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1985
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #54
Vaganian vs M Rivas Pastor, 1985
(A06) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #55
Ljubojevic vs Adorjan, 1985
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #56
Huebner vs Spassky, 1985
(C45) Scotch Game, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #57
Christiansen vs Korchnoi, 1985
(E12) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #58
M Rivas Pastor vs Portisch, 1985
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #59
Miles vs Polugaevsky, 1985
(A13) English, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #60
Timman vs Vaganian, 1985 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #61
Portisch vs Timman, 1985
(E15) Queen's Indian, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #62
Adorjan vs Huebner, 1985
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #63
Korchnoi vs Miles, 1985
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #64
Polugaevsky vs M Rivas Pastor, 1985
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #65
Spassky vs Christiansen, 1985
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #66
Vaganian vs Ljubojevic, 1985
(A04) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

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