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Belgrade 1989
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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In November of 1989, the city of Belgrade, Yugoslavia with the sponsorship of Investbank was host to an international chess tournament. Twelve grandmasters were invited to participate in the round robin event, including (in order of ELO): Garry Kasparov (2775), Nigel Short (2660), Ljubomir Ljubojevic (2635), Jan Timman (2635), Jaan Ehlvest (2620), Artur Yusupov (2610), Simen Agdestein (2605), Predrag Nikolic (2600), Zdenko Kozul (2560), Branko Damljanovic (2555), Johann Hjartarson (2555), and Petar Popovic (2550). The average of the combined players' ratings qualified the tournament as a category XV event. The world champion Kasparov won in his usual fashion, dominating the event with an impressive 9.5/11 at the final. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Kasparov 9.5/11 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

02 Timman 6.5/11 * 1 1

03 Ehlvest 6.5/11 0 * 1 1 1

04 Ljubojevic 6/11 0 * 1 1 0 1

05 Yusupov 6/11 0 * 0 1 1 1

06 Hjartarson 5.5/11 * 1 1 0 0

07 Agdestein 5/11 0 0 0 * 1 1 0 1

08 Kozul 5/11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 1 1

09 Short 4.5/11 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 * 1

10 Nikolic 4.5/11 0 1 0 * 0

11 Popovic 4/11 0 0 1 0 0 *

12 Damljanovic 3/11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 *

Round One, Game #1
Damljanovic vs Hjartarson, 1989
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
Yusupov vs Kasparov, 1989 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #3
Ljubojevic vs Ehlvest, 1989
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
P Nikolic vs S Agdestein, 1989
(E15) Queen's Indian, 59 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #5
P Popovic vs Short, 1989
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 57 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #6
Timman vs Z Kozul, 1989
(A16) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #7
S Agdestein vs Ehlvest, 1989
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #8
Hjartarson vs Timman, 1989
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #9
Kasparov vs P Popovic, 1989
(A15) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #10
Z Kozul vs Ljubojevic, 1989
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #11
P Nikolic vs Yusupov, 1989
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #12
Short vs Damljanovic, 1989
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #13
Damljanovic vs Kasparov, 1989 
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #14
Ehlvest vs Z Kozul, 1989
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #15
Yusupov vs S Agdestein, 1989
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #16
Ljubojevic vs Hjartarson, 1989
(C42) Petrov Defense, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #17
P Popovic vs P Nikolic, 1989
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #18
Timman vs Short, 1989
(B32) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #19
S Agdestein vs Z Kozul, 1989
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #20
Hjartarson vs Ehlvest, 1989
(E15) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #21
Yusupov vs P Popovic, 1989
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #22
Kasparov vs Timman, 1989 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #23
P Nikolic vs Damljanovic, 1989
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 65 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #24
Short vs Ljubojevic, 1989 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #25
Damljanovic vs Yusupov, 1989
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 36 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #26
Ehlvest vs Short, 1989
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #27
Z Kozul vs Hjartarson, 1989
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #28
Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1989 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #29
P Popovic vs S Agdestein, 1989
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #30
Timman vs P Nikolic, 1989
(E15) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #31
S Agdestein vs Hjartarson, 1989
(E15) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #32
Yusupov vs Timman, 1989 
(D85) Grunfeld, 71 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #33
Kasparov vs Ehlvest, 1989 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 58 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #34
P Nikolic vs Ljubojevic, 1989
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #35
P Popovic vs Damljanovic, 1989
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #36
Short vs Z Kozul, 1989 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 31 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #37
Damljanovic vs S Agdestein, 1989
(A04) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #38
Ehlvest vs P Nikolic, 1989
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #39
Hjartarson vs Short, 1989
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 39 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #40
Z Kozul vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 21 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #41
Ljubojevic vs Yusupov, 1989
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #42
Timman vs P Popovic, 1989 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #43
S Agdestein vs Short, 1989 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #44
Damljanovic vs Timman, 1989
(E15) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #45
Yusupov vs Ehlvest, 1989
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #46
Kasparov vs Hjartarson, 1989 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #47
P Nikolic vs Z Kozul, 1989
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line, 43 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #48
P Popovic vs Ljubojevic, 1989
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #49
Ehlvest vs P Popovic, 1989
(B57) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #50
Hjartarson vs P Nikolic, 1989
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #51
Z Kozul vs Yusupov, 1989 
(A90) Dutch, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #52
Ljubojevic vs Damljanovic, 1989
(B30) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #53
Short vs Kasparov, 1989 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 103 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game #54
Timman vs S Agdestein, 1989
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #55
S Agdestein vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #56
Damljanovic vs Ehlvest, 1989
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #57
Yusupov vs Hjartarson, 1989
(E15) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #58
P Nikolic vs Short, 1989
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #59
P Popovic vs Z Kozul, 1989
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #60
Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1989
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #61
Ehlvest vs Timman, 1989
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #62
Hjartarson vs P Popovic, 1989
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #63
Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1989 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #64
Z Kozul vs Damljanovic, 1989
(E77) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #65
Ljubojevic vs S Agdestein, 1989 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #66
Short vs Yusupov, 1989
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 0-1

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