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Reggio Emilia 1989/90
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The 32nd annual international chess tournament held in Reggio Emilia, Italy was held at the end of the year 1989. Eleven grandmasters played in the category XV event from December 28th, 1989 to January 9th, 1990. The participants were (in order of ELO): Anatoli Karpov (2750), Alexander Beliavsky (2640), Vassily Ivanchuk (2635), Zoltan Ribli (2625), Ulf Andersson (2620), Lajos Portisch (2610), Jaan Ehlvest (2600), Kiril Georgiev (2590), Mikhail Gurevich (2590), Nick DeFirmian (2570), and Margeir Petursson (2530). Although four players finished undefeated, it was Jaan Ehlvest who stood out among the field earning wins against half of his opponents to win sole first place, a full point ahead of Ivanchuk. The final standings and crosstable follow:

01 Ehlvest 7.5/10 * 1 1 1 1 1

02 Ivanchuk 6.5/10 * 1 1 1

03 Karpov 6/10 * 1 1

04 Ribli 5.5/10 * 1

05 Andersson 5.5/10 * 0 1 1

06 Gurevich 5/10 0 * 0 1 1

07 Georgiev 4.5/10 0 0 0 1 * 1

08 Petursson 4.5/10 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 1

09 Portisch 4/10 0 0 0 * 1

10 DeFirmian 4/10 0 0 0 * 1

11 Beliavsky 2/10 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

Round One, Game #1
DeFirmian vs Petursson, 1990
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
Ehlvest vs M Gurevich, 1989
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 60 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #3
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1989
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
Ribli vs Ivanchuk, 1989
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #5
Portisch vs Kiril Georgiev, 1989
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #6
Ivanchuk vs DeFirmian, 1990 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #7
M Gurevich vs Portisch, 1989 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 56 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #8
Ulf Andersson vs Ribli, 1989
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #9
Beliavsky vs Ehlvest, 1989
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #10
Kiril Georgiev vs Karpov, 1989
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #11
Portisch vs Beliavsky, 1989
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #12
DeFirmian vs Ulf Andersson, 1990
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #13
Ribli vs Kiril Georgiev, 1989
(A28) English, 63 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #14
Karpov vs M Gurevich, 1989
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #15
Petursson vs Ivanchuk, 1989
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 52 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #16
Ulf Andersson vs Petursson, 1989 
(A14) English, 50 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #17
Beliavsky vs Karpov, 1989 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 57 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #18
Ehlvest vs Portisch, 1989
(A15) English, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #19
Kiril Georgiev vs DeFirmian, 1989
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #20
M Gurevich vs Ribli, 1989
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #21
Karpov vs Ehlvest, 1989
(E15) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #22
DeFirmian vs M Gurevich, 1989
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #23
Ivanchuk vs Ulf Andersson, 1989
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #24
Petursson vs Kiril Georgiev, 1989
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #25
Ribli vs Beliavsky, 1989
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #26
M Gurevich vs Petursson, 1989
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #27
Portisch vs Karpov, 1989
(A14) English, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #28
Kiril Georgiev vs Ivanchuk, 1989 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 72 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #29
Ehlvest vs Ribli, 1989
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #30
Beliavsky vs DeFirmian, 1989
(A56) Benoni Defense, 61 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #31
Petursson vs Beliavsky, 1989
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 63 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #32
DeFirmian vs Ehlvest, 1990 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #33
Ivanchuk vs M Gurevich, 1989
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #34
Ulf Andersson vs Kiril Georgiev, 1990
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #35
Ribli vs Portisch, 1989
(E17) Queen's Indian, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #36
M Gurevich vs Ulf Andersson, 1989
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #37
Ehlvest vs Petursson, 1989
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 46 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #38
Beliavsky vs Ivanchuk, 1989
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #39
Portisch vs DeFirmian, 1989 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #40
Karpov vs Ribli, 1989
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #41
Kiril Georgiev vs M Gurevich, 1989
(C11) French, 46 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #42
DeFirmian vs Karpov, 1989
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #43
Petursson vs Portisch, 1989
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #44
Ulf Andersson vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 62 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #45
Ivanchuk vs Ehlvest, 1989
(C11) French, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #46
Portisch vs Ivanchuk, 1989
(D90) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #47
Karpov vs Petursson, 1989
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #48
Ehlvest vs Ulf Andersson, 1990
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #49
Beliavsky vs Kiril Georgiev, 1989 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #50
Ribli vs DeFirmian, 1990
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #51
Ulf Andersson vs Portisch, 1990
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #52
Kiril Georgiev vs Ehlvest, 1989
(C11) French, 60 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #53
M Gurevich vs Beliavsky, 1989
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #54
Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1989
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #55
Petursson vs Ribli, 1989
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

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