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Linares 1997
Compiled by JoseTigranTalFischer
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The 14th Annual Linares Super Tournament held in 1997 was a category XVIII event. Twelve of the world's top players, including the World Champion, competed in a round robin format. The participants were (in order of ELO): Garry Kasparov (2795), Vishwanathan Anand (2765), Vladimir Kramnik (2740), Vassily Ivanchuk (2740), Veselin Topalov (2725), Boris Gelfand (2700), Alexei Shirov (2690), Michael Adams (2665), Predrag Nikolic (2655), Alexey Dreev (2650), Judit Polgar (2645), and Jeroen Piket (2640). Kasparov dominated in his usual manner, this time scoring wins against 2nd through 6th place. The final standngs and crosstable are as follows:

1 Kasparov 8.5/11 * 1 1 1 1 1 0 = 1 = = 1

2 Kramnik 7.5/11 0 * = 1 1 = 1 = = 1 1 =

3 Adams 6.5/11 0 = * = = = = 1 = 1 = 1

4 Topalov 6.5/11 0 0 = * = = 1 1 1 1 1 0

5 Polgar 6/11 0 0 = = * 0 1 = 1 1 1 =

6 Anand 5.5/11 0 = = = 1 * = = 0 1 = =

7 Ivanchuk 5/11 1 0 = 0 0 = * = = 0 1 1

8 Gelfand 5/11 = = 0 0 = = = * 1 = = =

9 Nikolic 4.5/11 0 = = 0 0 1 = 0 * = = 1

10 Dreev 4/11 = 0 0 0 0 0 1 = = * 1 =

11 Piket 3.5/11 = 0 = 0 0 = 0 = = 0 * 1

12 Shirov 3.5/11 0 = 0 1 = = 0 = 0 = 0 *

Round One, Game #1
Adams vs Dreev, 1997 
(B58) Sicilian, 54 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #2
Anand vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #3
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1997 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #4
Kramnik vs Gelfand, 1997 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #5
Judit Polgar vs P Nikolic, 1997 
(C18) French, Winawer, 59 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #6
Shirov vs Piket, 1997 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #7
Adams vs Ivanchuk, 1997
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #8
Dreev vs Kasparov, 1997 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #9
Gelfand vs Anand, 1997
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #10
P Nikolic vs Shirov, 1997
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #11
Piket vs Kramnik, 1997 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 50 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #12
Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 1997
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #13
Anand vs Piket, 1997 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #14
Ivanchuk vs Dreev, 1997
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 53 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #15
Kasparov vs Gelfand, 1997 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #16
Kramnik vs P Nikolic, 1997
(A17) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #17
Judit Polgar vs Adams, 1997
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #18
Shirov vs Topalov, 1997 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 76 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #19
Adams vs Shirov, 1997 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 95 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #20
Dreev vs Gelfand, 1997
(E12) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #21
Ivanchuk vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 19 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #22
P Nikolic vs Anand, 1997 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #23
Piket vs Kasparov, 1997 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #24
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #25
Anand vs Topalov, 1997 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #26
Gelfand vs Piket, 1997
(E16) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #27
Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1997 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #28
Kramnik vs Adams, 1997 
(E90) King's Indian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #29
Judit Polgar vs Dreev, 1997
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 67 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #30
Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #31
Adams vs Anand, 1997
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #32
Dreev vs Piket, 1997
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #33
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1997 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 41 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #34
P Nikolic vs Gelfand, 1997
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #35
Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1997
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #36
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1997 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #37
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1997
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #38
Gelfand vs Topalov, 1997 
(E92) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #39
Kasparov vs Adams, 1997 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #40
Kramnik vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #41
Piket vs P Nikolic, 1997
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #42
Shirov vs Dreev, 1997
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #43
Adams vs Gelfand, 1997 
(B50) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #44
Dreev vs P Nikolic, 1997
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #45
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1997 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #46
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1997 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #47
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #48
Topalov vs Piket, 1997
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #49
Anand vs Shirov, 1997 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #50
Gelfand vs Ivanchuk, 1997 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #51
Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #52
Kramnik vs Dreev, 1997 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #53
P Nikolic vs Topalov, 1997 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game #54
Piket vs Adams, 1997
(A10) English, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #55
Adams vs P Nikolic, 1997
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #56
Dreev vs Topalov, 1997
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #57
Ivanchuk vs Piket, 1997 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #58
Kramnik vs Anand, 1997
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #59
Judit Polgar vs Gelfand, 1997 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #60
Shirov vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #61
Anand vs Dreev, 1997 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 26 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #62
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1997
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #63
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 57 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #64
P Nikolic vs Ivanchuk, 1997
(E61) King's Indian, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #65
Piket vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 46 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #66
Topalov vs Adams, 1997
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

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