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Linares 1992
Compiled by Tabanus
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The 10th Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez "Ciudad de Linares" took place under the direction of Luis Rentero Suarez, with the players Garry Kasparov (Elo #1 in the world), Anatoly Karpov (#2), Vassily Ivanchuk (#3), Nigel Short (#4), Viswanathan Anand (#5), Boris Gelfand (#6), Artur Yusupov (#9), Valery Salov (#10), Evgeny Bareev (#11), Jonathan Speelman (#15), Jan Timman (#19), Alexander Beliavsky (#21), Ljubomir Ljubojevic (#30), and Miguel Illescas (#100). Of the top 10 players in the world, only Alexey Shirov (#7) and Gata Kamsky (#8) were missing. Kasparov, Karpov, Ivanchuk, Anand, Gelfand, Salov and Beliavsky had played in the first Category 18 event Reggio Emilia (1991/92), and Bareev had won at Hastings (1991/92). Salov and Gelfand had shared the win at Hoogovens (1992), and Anand, Karpov, Ivanchuk, Speelman and Ljubojevic had played in the first Melody Amber (1992) rapid tournament in early February.

The world champion Kasparov won with 10/13. Of his last five tournaments, he had won only Tilburg Interpolis (1991). He beat Timman in Round 1 and Karpov (in their 161st game) in Round 2, and was leading all the way. In Round 12, he secured the tournament win by drawing against Salov. According to Leontxo García, Kasparov reacted with fury after the draw, despite winning the first prize of the tournament with one round to go. "Kasparov squandered a point against his compatriot Salov, who managed to draw after six hours, and left the stage with heavy gestures, not allowing anyone to congratulate him ... Timman can tie with the champion but has the unfavorable coefficient ... with his head in his hands, the Azerbaijan born Russian responded at the board with contempt on those who told him that he was guaranteed first place ... While waiting for Salov to analyze the critical position, he shouted: "Draw! Draw! How could I make a draw in this game?""

Kasparov won his last round game (with the black pieces against Ljubojevic) and Timman lost his (with black against Salov), so that Ivanchuk and Timman ended 2nd and 3rd with 8/13. A special prize was awarded to Short vs Timman, 1992 as the most beautiful game.

Hotel Anibal, Linares, Spain, 23 February - 13 March 1992

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Kasparov 28 2780 * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 10 2 Ivanchuk 22 2720 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 8 3 Timman 40 2620 0 ½ * 1 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 8 4 Karpov 40 2725 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 7½ 5 Anand 22 2670 ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ ½ 0 7 6 Gelfand 23 2665 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 1 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 7 7 Salov 27 2655 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 0 * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 7 8 Bareev 25 2635 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 * ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 6½ 9 Beliavsky 38 2620 ½ ½ 1 0 0 1 ½ ½ * 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 6 10 Yusupov 32 2655 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 1 * 0 ½ 1 1 6 11 Illescas 26 2555 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 * 1 1 ½ 5½ 12 Ljubojevic 51 2610 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * 1 0 4½ 13 Speelman 35 2630 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 * ½ 4 14 Short 26 2685 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ * 4

Tournament category: XVII (2659). Chief arbiter: Faik Gasanov.

Four of the players returned to Linares in late April to play the Timman - Yusupov Candidates Semifinal (1992) and Short - Karpov Candidates Semifinal (1992). Kasparov, Ivanchuk, Anand, Salov and Bareev next played in Dortmund Sparkassen (1992) which started April 16.

Sources

FIDE rating list January 1992 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo199...)
Various authors in Jaque 326, pp. 3-57 (http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...)
Leontxo García in El País, 12 March 1992 (https://elpais.com/diario/1992/03/1...)
Leontxo García in El País, 15 March 1992 (https://elpais.com/diario/1992/03/1...)
Canal Sur video clips from Linares 1992 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t_...)
Tidskrift för Schack, April 1992, pp. 176-183 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)
Raymond Keene in The Spectator, 14 March 1992, p. 52 (http://archive.spectator.co.uk/arti...)
Raymond Keene in The Spectator, 21 March 1992, p. 52 (http://archive.spectator.co.uk/arti...)
Joan Segura in El Mundo Deportivo, 24 Feb 1992, p. 75 (http://hemeroteca.mundodeportivo.co...)
Roman Toran Albero in La Vanguardia, 23 Feb 1992, p. 51 (http://hemeroteca.lavanguardia.com/...)
Lennart Hansson in Tidskrift för Schack, March 1992, p. 129 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)
Robert Eugene Byrne in New York Times, 15 March 1992 (https://www.nytimes.com/1992/03/15/...)

Previous edition: Linares (1991). Next: Linares (1993)

Original collections: Game Collection: Linares 1992 by User: suenteus po 147 and Game Collection: Linares 1992 by User: Tabanus. Round dates (from El Mundo Deportivo): February 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, March 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13.

Round 1 February 23
Bareev vs Short, 1992 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beliavsky vs Speelman, 1992
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gelfand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Salov, 1992 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Yusupov vs Anand, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 70 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Karpov, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 60 moves, 0-1

Timman vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 25 moves, 0-1

Round 2 February 24
Anand vs Ljubojevic, 1992 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Illescas Cordoba vs Bareev, 1992
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 77 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1992 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Salov vs Gelfand, 1992
(A28) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

Speelman vs Yusupov, 1992
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 33 moves, 0-1

Timman vs Ivanchuk, 1992
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3 February 26
Bareev vs Salov, 1992 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gelfand vs Timman, 1992
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1992
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yusupov vs Short, 1992
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Anand, 1992
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Speelman, 1992
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

Round 4 February 27
Illescas Cordoba vs Yusupov, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 70 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 1992 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Anand, 1992 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Salov vs Beliavsky, 1992
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Short vs Ljubojevic, 1992
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Speelman vs Karpov, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Bareev, 1992
(C11) French, 40 moves, 1-0

Round 5 February 29
Anand vs Speelman, 1992
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bareev vs Ivanchuk, 1992
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beliavsky vs Timman, 1992
(E97) King's Indian, 47 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E92) King's Indian, 60 moves, 0-1

Yusupov vs Salov, 1992
(E14) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Short, 1992 
(A81) Dutch, 37 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992
(B33) Sicilian, 72 moves, 0-1

Round 6 March 1
Gelfand vs Bareev, 1992 
(C11) French, 58 moves, 1-0

Illescas Cordoba vs Karpov, 1992 
(C45) Scotch Game, 75 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Beliavsky, 1992
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Speelman, 1992 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Salov vs Ljubojevic, 1992
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 36 moves, 1-0

Short vs Anand, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Yusupov, 1992
(A06) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 7 March 3
Anand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992 
(B44) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Bareev vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E73) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beliavsky vs Gelfand, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs Ivanchuk, 1992
(E14) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Salov, 1992 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Timman, 1992
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 60 moves, 0-1

Speelman vs Short, 1992
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8 March 5
Bareev vs Beliavsky, 1992
(D80) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gelfand vs Yusupov, 1992 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Illescas Cordoba vs Speelman, 1992
(C02) French, Advance, 65 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Ljubojevic, 1992 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Short, 1992 
(C45) Scotch Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Salov vs Anand, 1992
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Karpov, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Round 9 March 7
Anand vs Timman, 1992
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 33 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1992
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yusupov vs Bareev, 1992 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 25 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Ivanchuk, 1992 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Gelfand, 1992
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Short vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992
(B33) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Speelman vs Salov, 1992
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10 March 8
Bareev vs Ljubojevic, 1992
(E15) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beliavsky vs Yusupov, 1992 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Karpov, 1992
(C45) Scotch Game, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1992
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 32 moves, 1-0

Salov vs Short, 1992 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Speelman, 1992 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 91 moves, 1-0

Round 11 March 10
Anand vs Gelfand, 1992 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Illescas Cordoba vs Salov, 1992
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yusupov vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 59 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Bareev, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Beliavsky, 1992
(A14) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Short vs Timman, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Speelman vs Ivanchuk, 1992
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Round 12 March 11
Bareev vs Anand, 1992
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beliavsky vs Karpov, 1992 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Speelman, 1992
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Short, 1992 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yusupov vs Ljubojevic, 1992 
(A43) Old Benoni, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Salov, 1992 
(B33) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992
(A04) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Round 13 March 13
Anand vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 1-0

Illescas Cordoba vs Ivanchuk, 1992 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Yusupov, 1992
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1992 
(A10) English, 46 moves, 0-1

Salov vs Timman, 1992
(E15) Queen's Indian, 83 moves, 1-0

Short vs Gelfand, 1992 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 58 moves, 0-1

Speelman vs Bareev, 1992
(C16) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

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