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  1. 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
    Smyslov, Vasily. 125 Selected Games. Cadogan Press: 1995.
    127 games, 1935-1982

  2. 150 Chess Endings
    These games are collected based on an anthology Jan van Reek wrote in which he collected 150 classical games and compositions of 52 different OTB endgame specialists. He explains about the collection here: http://www.endgame.nl/endgame.htm

    Because compositions cannot be included as normal games, they are listed below with the author's name, the initial position, and the moves of the study.

    Game 2: Philidor Composition


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    1.Rf8+ Re8 2.Rf7 Re2 3.Rg7 Re1 4.Rb7 Rc1 5.Bb3 Rc3 6.Be6 Rd3+ 7.Bd5 Rc3 8.Rd7+ Kc8 9.Rf7 Kb8 10.Rb7+ Kc8 11.Rb4 Kd8 12.Bc4 Kc8 13.Be6+ Kd8 14.Rb8+ Rc8 15.Rxc8#

    Game 3: De Labourdonnais Composition


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    1.c8=N+ Ke8 2.Qg6+ Kf8 3.Qf6+ Kg8+ 4.Ne7+ Kh7 5.Qg6+ Kh8 6.Qg8#

    Game 4: Horwitz & Kling Composition


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    1.Ra4+ Ke5 2.Ra5 c5 3.Rxc5+ Qxc5 4.d4+ Kxd4 5.Ne6+ 1-0

    Game 16: Berger Composition


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    1.f4 Kc7 2.fxg5 a5 3.Kg3 a4 4.Kh4 a3 5.g3 a2 1/2-1/2

    Game 27: Lasker Composition


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    1.Kb7 Rb2+ 2.Ka7 Rc2 3.Rh5+ Ka4 4.Kb6 Rb2+ 5.Ka6 Rc2 6.Rh4+ Ka3 7.Kb6 Rb2+ 8.Ka5 Rc2 9.Rh3+ Ka2 10.Rxh2 1-0

    Game 54: Réti Composition


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    1...h5 2.Kg7 h4 3.Kf6 Kb6 4.Ke5 Kxc6 5.Kf4 1/2-1/2

    Game 55: Réti Composition


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    1.Ke7 g5 2.Kd6 g4 3.e7 Bb5 4.Kc5 Be8 5.Kd4 g3 6.Ke3 g2 7.Kf2 1/2-1/2

    Game 56: Réti and Rinck Composition


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    1.Bf5+ Kd8 2.Rd4+ Ke7 3.Re4+ Kd8 4.Bd7 e1=Q 5.Bb5 1-0

    Game 75: Botvinnik Composition


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    1.Kf5 Kb6 2.Kf6 Kb7 3.Kf7 Kb8 4.Ke6 Kc7 5.Ke7 Kc6 6.Kd8 Kd6 7.Kc8 Kc6 8.Kb8 Kb6 9.Ka8 1-0

    Game 88: Keres Composition


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    1.Kc8 a4 2.Kd7 a3 3.Kxe7 a2 4.Ra7 Kh8 5.h7 Kxh7 6.Ke8+ Kg6 7.e7 Kh5 8.Ra3 Kh4 9.Ra5 Kg4 10.Kf7 Rf1+ 11.Kg6 Re1 12.Ra4+ Kh3 13.Kf6 Rf1+ 14.Kg5 Rg1+ 15.Kh5 Re1 16.Ra3+ Kg2 17.Rxa2+ Kf3 18.Ra7 Re6 19.Kg5 Ke4 20.Rb7 Ke5 21.Rd7 Ke4 22.Rd1 Kf3 23.Rf1+ Kd2 24.Rf7 Ke3 25.Kf5 1-0

    Game 97: Smyslov Composition


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    1.Bb1 a1=Q+ 2.Kb5 Bg3 3.g7 Bb8 4.g8=B Bf4 5.Ba2 Bxd2 6.f6 Bf4 7.f7 Bd6 8.Kc6 Bf8 9.Kc7 1-0

    Game 100: Benko Composition


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    1.Be6 Kg7 2.Kd7 Rd1+ 3.Kc6 Rc1+ 4.Kd5 Rd1+ 5.Ke5 Re1+ 6.Kf5 Rf1+ 7.Kg5 Rg1+ 8.Kh5 1-0

    Game 101: Benko Composition


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    1.c4+ Ke5 2.Rg5 Nb2 3.Rh4 Nxc4 4.Rxc4 Kd5 5.Rc1 c4 6.Kd7 Kc5 7.Kc7 Kd4 8.Kb6 1-0

    Game 138: Timman & van Reek Composition


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    1.Bc3 Bxe5 2.Bxe5 c3+ 3.Kb2 Nd3 4.Rxf5 c2+ 5.Kxc2 Bg6 6.Bh5 Nxe5 7.Kc3 Bxh5 8.Rxe5+ 1-0

    136 games, 1783-2003

  3. Amsterdam 1920
    Three European chess masters were invited to compete against four Dutch players in an international tournament organized in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from May 25th to the 31st, 1920. Among the participants were Hungarian chess master Géza Maroczy, Czechoslovakian chess master Richard Réti, Hypermodern chess master Dr. Savielly Tartakower, and talented amateur Max Euwe leading the Dutch contingent. The seven players competed in a round robin event. Several exhibition matches with Euwe were played around the tournament, including one with the eventual winner Réti. His win here was the start of a string of successes for the young hypermodern master that would span the 1920's.

    The final standings and crosstable:

    1st Réti 4˝/6 * ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1

    =2nd Maroczy 4/6 ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1

    =2nd Tartakower 4/6 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ 1

    4th Euwe 3˝/6 0 0 ˝ * 1 1 1

    5th Marchand 2˝/6 0 ˝ 0 0 * 1 1

    6th Weenink 2/6 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 * ˝

    7th Schelfhout ˝/6 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ *

    21 games, 1920

  4. Amsterdam 1936
    An international chess tournament was organized in the Netherlands' city of Amsterdam from October 10th to the 18th, 1936. Eight chess masters from Europe and the United States, including the world champion, participated in the round robin event. Among the attendees were the Dutch world champion Max Euwe, former world champion Alexander Alekhine, and the new American chess master Reuben Fine. Euwe and Fine finished equal first, with Euwe scoring a win against Alekhine (who was actively campaigning for a rematch) and finishing undefeated, while Fine scored more wins than any other single participant, leaving both at the final with +3. Alekhine followed in clear third by half a point.

    The final standings and crosstable:

    =1st Euwe 5/7 * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1

    =1st Fine 5/7 ˝ * ˝ 1 1 1 0 1

    3rd Alekhine 4˝/7 0 ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1

    =4th Gruenfeld 3˝/7 ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1

    =4th Landau 3˝/7 ˝ 0 0 ˝ * ˝ 1 1

    =4th Van den Bosch 3˝/7 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * 1 1

    7th Kmoch3/7 ˝ 1 0 ˝ 0 0 * 1

    8th Van Scheltinga 0/7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

    28 games, 1936

  5. Amsterdam 1950
    In the winter of 1950 Lodewijk Prins, backed by a committee presided over by Hendrik Jan Van Steenis, organized an international chess tournament that was held at the stock exchange in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Invitations went out to all the strongest chess masters of the day, whether they reside in Europe, the Soviet Union, or the Americas. The Soviet Chess Federation declined the invitations sent to their masters (they would refrain from entering international competitions until late 1952), as did Lazslo Szabo. Nevertheless, the eventual line-up was still one of the finest selections to be found of the best, active Western chess masters of the day. The field was notable also for the healthy mix of both early century chess mastery and post-war talent emerging for the next generation. All of the best Dutch masters were present, including former world champion Max Euwe and the recent Hoogovens champion, 23 year old Jan Hein Donner. Another example of the generational split among the players was the presence of Savielly Tartakower, who had played against all the greats of the early 20th century, and his former pupil Miguel Najdorf who journeyed from Argentina to attend the event. Other notable participants both young and old were Samuel Reshevsky from the United States, Swedish champion Gideon Stahlberg, Yugoslavian players Svetozar Gligoric and Vasja Pirc, and Belgium's strongest master Alberic O'Kelly de Galway. All twenty players participated in the round robin event from November 11th to December 9th. G. van Harten served as wedstrijdleider (chief arbiter). The tournament saw some interesting stories and turns as international events before the war often had: Eugenio Szabados attended the event considering it his vacation (a true chess tourist! though his draws against the tournament first and second place were well earned). British champion Harry Golombek was the victim of a practical joke wherein a particular opponent was suspected of ordering Golombek a glass of milk to be delivered before dawn of their encounter. Anecdotes aside, the event was a spectacular run for Najdorf, who won clear first undefeated with 15 points out of 19 rounds. He earned wins against half the field, further cementing his status as one of the best players in the world at the time (there had been controversy surrounding his absence from the 1948 world championship tournament). However, Najdorf only finished one point ahead of clear second place Reshevsky who also finished undefeated, scoring an impressive 9 wins in the process. Stahlberg also had 9 wins, but tragically could not share second place with Reshevsky by a measly half point (a half point he failed to win in his draw with Tartakower where the good doctor blundered a pawn in an opening experiment but then tenaciously defended). Other masters who placed in the top standings were Pirc and Gligoric as shared 4th and Euwe and Herman Pilnik as shared 6th. The brilliancy prize of the tournament went to Nicolas Rossolimo from France in his sixth round win against Dutch player Theo Daniel Van Scheltinga. Rossolimo manuevered for 55 moves in a Caro-Kann, achieving a won endgame with a pushed passed pawn and a temporary queen sac in the finale. The tournament can be seen as a transitional gem, when the austere mastery of the pre-War years would soon give way (but not this year!) to the competitive talents of next generation and the Soviet Chess Machine of the 1950s.

    The final standings and crosstable:

    1st Najdorf 15/19 * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1

    2nd Reshevsky 14/19 ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝

    3rd Stahlberg 13˝/19 0 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

    =4th Pirc 12/19 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 0 1 ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1

    =4th Gligoric 12/19 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1

    =6th Euwe 11˝/19 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 ˝

    =6th Pilnik 11˝/19 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 * 0 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1

    8th Rossolimo 11/19 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 * ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1

    9th Trifunovic 10˝/19 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 0 1 ˝ ˝ 1

    10th O'Kelly de Galway 9˝/19 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1

    =11th Tartakower 8˝/19 0 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 0 ˝ 0 * 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝

    =11th Donner 8˝/19 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 * 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 0 1 1

    13th Foltys 8/19 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝

    =14th Van Scheltinga 7˝/19 ˝ 0 0 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝

    =14th Gudmundsson 7˝/19 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 1 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 * 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝

    16th Van den Berg 7/19 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * ˝ ˝ 1 0

    17th Kottnauer 6/19 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ ˝

    =18th Szabados 5˝/19 ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 * 0 ˝

    =18th Kramer 5˝/19 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 * ˝

    =18th Golombek 5˝/19 0 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ *

    *Thanks go to <nescio> who inspired this collection and was invaluable to its completion.

    190 games, 1950

  6. Amsterdam 1976
    On the occasion of Max Euwe's 75th birthday in 1976 a chess tournament was organized to celebrate. Four grandmasters, including the world champion, were invited to Amsterdam to participate in the double round robin event, dubbed the "Euwe Jubilee." The whole affair was organized by Literary Cafe on Tour, the Vincent Van Gogh Museum, and the city of Amsterdam. The participants were (in order of ELO): Anatoli Karpov (2695) from the Soviet Union; Walter Shawn Browne (2585) from the United States; Fridrik Olafsson (2550) from Iceland; and Jan Timman (2550) from the Netherlands. The combined ratings of the players qualified the tournament as a category XIV event. A tent was erected on the Museumplein where spectators could follow the games, and the grandmasters played on the fourth floor of the museum. Ten year old chess prodigy Nigel Short was also in attendance and gave an exhibition while there. Games were played from May 14th to the 21st with rest days coming after the third and fifth rounds. Adjourned games were complete on rest days. Karpov picked up the lead in the first round and never relinquished it, finishing the event undefeated with a full point ahead of second place Browne. Karpov got to celebrate his victory with the former world champion, FIDE President and birthday boy as he was in attendance as well. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

    1 Karpov 4/6 ** 1˝ ˝˝ ˝1

    2 Browne 3/6 0˝ ** 01 ˝1

    3 Timman 2˝/6 ˝˝ 10 ** 0˝

    4 Olafsson 2˝/6 ˝0 ˝0 1˝ **

    12 games, 1976

  7. Amsterdam 1994 A
    The first edition of the Jan Hein Donner Memorial Chess Tournament was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in August of 1994. Ten grandmasters were invited to compete in the A section round robin event, including (in order of ELO): Artur Yusupov (2655), Joel Lautier (2645), Michael Adams (2640), Jeroen Piket (2640), Jan Timman (2635), Ivan Sokolov (2625), Joel Benjamin (2610), Paul Van der Sterren (2605), Eric Lobron (2580), and Xie Jun (2515). The average of the combined ratings of the participants qualified the tournament as a category XV event. The final saw a three-way tie for first among Yusupov, Adams, and Piket. The final standings are as follows:

    01 Yusupov 5.5 points (+3, -1, =5);

    02 Adams 5.5 points (+2, -0, =7);

    03 Piket 5.5 points (+2, -0, =7);

    04 Timman 5 points (+3, -2, =4);

    05 Sokolov 5 points (+2, -1, =6);

    06 Lautier 4.5 points (+2, -2, =5);

    07 Xie Jun 4.5 points (+3, -3, =3);

    08 Lobron 3.5 points (+2, -4, =3);

    09 Benjamin 3 points (+1, -4, =4);

    10 Van der Sterren 3 points (+1, -4, =4).

    44 games, 1994

  8. Amsterdam 1994 B
    The B section of the inaugural Jan Hein Donner Memorial Chess Tournament was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in August of 1994. Ten grandmasters of Donner's generation were invited to compete in the round robin event, including (in order of ELO): Vlastimil Hort (2555), Dragoljub Velimirovic (2525), Vasily Smyslov (2510), Svetozar Gligoric (2445), David Bronstein (2440), Hans Ree (2440), Gert Ligterink (2430), Wolfgang Unzicker (2430), Robert Hartoch (2345), and Ludek Pachman (2340). The average of the combined ratings of the participants qualified the tournament as a category VIII event. The final saw a duplication of the A section final standings, with a three-way tie for first among former world champion Smyslov, Gligoric, and Unzicker. The final standings are as follows:

    01 Smyslov 5.5 points (+2, -0, =7);

    02 Gligoric 5.5 points (+4, -2, =3);

    03 Unzicker 5.5 points (+2, -0, =7);

    04 Velimirovic 5 points (+3, -2, =4);

    05 Ligterink 5 points (+3, -2, =4);

    06 Hort 4.5 points (+3, -3, =3);

    07 Bronstein 4.5 points (+2, -2, =5);

    08 Ree 3.5 points (+1, -3, =5);

    09 Hartoch 3 points (+0, -3, =6);

    10 Pachman 3 points (+1, -4, =4).

    45 games, 1994

  9. Amsterdam 1995
    The second edition of the Jan Hein Donner Memorial Chess Tournament was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in August of 1995. Twelve grandmasters were invited to compete in the round robin event, including (in order of ELO): Alexei Shirov (2695), Valery Salov (2685), Alexander Khalifman (2655), Judit Polgar (2635), Alexander Morozevich (2630), Jeroen Piket (2625), Yasser Seirawan (2625), John Nunn (2615), Julio Granda-Zuniga (2605), Jan Timman (2590), Loek Van Wely (2585), and Alexander Huzman (2580). The average of the combined ratings of the participants qualified the tournament as a category XVI event. Granda-Zuniga and Timman both finished equal first with +4, a half point ahead of clear third Polgar. The final standings are as follows:

    01 Granda-Zuniga 7.5 points (+6, -2, =3);

    02 Timman 7.5 points (+5, -1, =5);

    03 Polgar 7 points (+5, -2, =4);

    04 Shirov 6 points (+4, -3, =4);

    05 Seirawan 6 points (+4, -3, =4);

    06 Huzman 6 points (+3, -2, =6);

    07 Salov 5 points (+3, -4, =4);

    08 Khalifman 5 points (+2, -3, =6);

    09 Morozevich 5 points (+4, -5, =2);

    10 Nunn 5 points (+2, -3, =6);

    11 Piket 3 points (+2, -7, =2);

    12 Van Wely 3 points (+1, -6, =4).

    66 games, 1995

  10. Amsterdam 1996
    The third and final edition of the Jan Hein Donner Memorial Chess Tournament was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from August 16th to the 29th, 1995. Twelve grandmasters were invited to compete in the round robin event, including (in order of ELO): Gata Kamsky (2745), Vassily Ivanchuk (2730), Valery Salov (2675), Ivan Sokolov (2670), Julio Granda Zuniga (2610), Alexander Morozevich (2610), Utut Adianto (2605), Loek Van Wely (2605), Jan Timman (2590), Jeroen Piket (2580), Nick DeFirmian (2575), and Julian Hodgson (2550). The average of the combined ratings of the participants qualified the tournament as category XVI event. Granda Zuniga made it two in a row by tying Ivanchuk for first at the final. The final standings are as follows:

    01 Ivanchuk 7 points (+3, -0, =8);

    02 Granda Zuniga 7 points (+5, -2, =4);

    03 Kamsky 6 points (+4, -3, =4);

    04 Piket 6 points (+2, -1, =8);

    05 DeFirmian 6 points (+3, -2, =6);

    06 Salov 5.5 points (+3, -3, =5);

    07 Hodgson 5.5 points (+4, -4, =3);

    08 Sokolov 5 points (+2, -3, =6);

    09 Van Wely 5 points (+2, -3, =6);

    10 Adianto 5 points (+2, -3, =6);

    11 Timman 4.5 points (+2, -4, =5);

    12 Morozevich 3.5 points (+2, -6, =3).

    66 games, 1996

  11. Amsterdam IBM 1969
    The 9th IBM international chess tournament was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from July 15th to August 2nd, 1969. Eleven grandmasters, four international masters, and one untitled player (Robert Hartoch of the Netherlands, whom Chess Player notated as a "Candidate Master") participated in the round robin A group. The Soviet Union was represented by Leonid Stein, Evgeni Vasiukov, and Vladimir Liberzon. Americans Robert Byrne and Lubomir Kavalek attended as their Cold War counterparts. Lajos Portisch of Hungary won clear first, going undefeated with an impressive +8. Hartoch would go on to earn his IM title two years later.

    table[
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts. 01 Portisch HUN GM * = = = = = = 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 11.5 02 Liberzon URS GM = * = = = = 1 = = 1 1 = = = 1 1 - 10.0 03 Vasiukov URS GM = = * 0 = = = = = 1 1 = 1 = 1 1 - 9.5 04 Damjanovic YUG GM = = 1 * = 0 = = 1 = 0 1 = = 1 1 - 9.0 05 Stein URS GM = = = = * = 0 = = 0 = 1 1 1 1 1 - 9.0 06 Byrne USA GM = = = 1 = * = = = = = = = 1 1 0 - 8.5 07 Darga BRD GM = 0 = = 1 = * = = 1 = = = = = 1 - 8.5 08 Ivkov YUG GM 0 = = = = = = * = = 1 1 1 = = = - 8.5 09 Kavalek USA GM 0 = = 0 = = = = * = = 1 = 1 = 1 - 8.0 10 Ree NED IM = 0 0 = 1 = 0 = = * 0 = = = = 1 - 6.5 11 Tatai ITA IM 0 0 0 1 = = = 0 = 1 * 0 = = = = - 6.0 12 Gheorghiu ROU GM 0 = = 0 0 = = 0 0 = 1 * = 1 = = - 6.0 13 Hartoch NED 0 = 0 = 0 = = 0 = = = = * = = 1 - 6.0 14 Donner NED GM 0 = = = 0 0 = = 0 = = 0 = * 1 = - 5.5 15 Langeweg NED IM 0 0 0 0 0 0 = = = = = = = 0 * 1 - 4.5 16 Barendregt NED IM 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 = 0 0 = = 0 = 0 * - 3.0]table

    *crosstable provided by http://www.torneionline.com/loto/lo... *historical information and corrections provided by <sneaky pete>

    120 games, 1969

  12. Amsterdam IBM 1976
    The grandmaster section of the sixteenth annual IBM international chess tournament was a category X event held at Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1976. Sixteen grandmasters and top masters were invited to participate in the round robin event, including (in order of ELO): Viktor Korchnoi (2670), Fridrik Olafsson (2550), Aivars Gipslis (2535), Gyula Sax (2530), Gudmundur Sigurjonsson (2530), Bojan Kurajica (2525), Laszlo Szabo (2525), Dragoljub Velimirovic (2525), Borislav Ivkov (2520), Anthony Miles (2510), Jan Hein Donner (2475), Kick Langeweg (2450), Hans Bohm (2425), Ivan Farago (2420), Hans Ree (2420), and Gert Ligterink (2400). While Korchnoi's and Miles' shared victory was newsworthy itself, the real story of the tournament was Korchnoi's defection from the Soviet Union after the tournament's completion. During the award ceremony, Korchnoi asked his colleague and fellow co-winner Miles how to write "asylum" and then surrendered himself to the Dutch embassy the following day. In the wake of Korchnoi's action the Soviet Union responded publicly by boycotting any events in which Korchnoi was invited to take part. This would also add to the incredibly tense atmoshpere in the following two world championships in which Korchnoi would face the Soviet World Champion Anatoli Karpov. Though Korchnoi initially resided in The Netherlands after his defection, he eventually found a home and settled in Switzerland, where he continues to live and play to this day. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

    1 Korchnoi 9.5/15 * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1

    2 Miles 9.5/15 ˝ * 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 ˝

    3 Sax 9/15 ˝ 1 * ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1

    4 Farago 8.5/15 ˝ ˝ ˝ * 0 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝

    5 Velimirovic 8.5/15 0 0 1 1 * 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 0

    6 Szabo 8/15 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 1 * ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 1

    7 Gipslis 7.5/15 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝

    8 Kurajica 7.5/15 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝

    9 Sigurjonsson 7.5/15 ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝

    10 Bohm 7.5/15 0 ˝ 1 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 * 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1

    11 Olafsson 7/15 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1

    12 Ivkov 7/15 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝

    13 Ree 6.5/15 ˝ 0 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * 1 1 1

    14 Langeweg 6/15 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝ 0 * 0 1

    15 Ligterink 5.5/15 0 0 ˝ 1 0 1 ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 1 * 0

    16 Donner 5/15 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 0 1 *

    120 games, 1976

  13. Amsterdam IBM 1977
    The grandmaster section of the seventeenth annual IBM international chess tournament was a category XI event held at Amsterdam, The Netherlands in June of 1977. Sixteen grandmasters and top masters were invited to participate in the round robin event, including (in order of ELO): Jan Timman (2590), Anthony Miles (2555), Miguel Quinteros (2555), Vladimir Liberzon (2550), Oscar Panno (2550), Eugenio Torre (2550), Lubomir Kavalek (2545), Andras Adorjan (2530), Gennady Sosonko (2530), Krunoslav Hulak (2525), Samuel Reshevsky (2490), Stefano Tatai (2480), Jan Hein Donner (2470), Hans Ree (2460), Hans Bohm (2445), and Cornelis Van Wijgerden (2430). Miles followed up his shared win from last year with a clear first here for +6 at the final. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

    01 Miles 10.5/15 * ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝

    02 Hulak 9.5/15 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 ˝ 0

    03 Liberzon 9/15 ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ ˝ 0 0 1 1 0 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝

    04 Kavalek 9/15 0 ˝ 0 * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1

    05 Torre 8.5/15 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 1 1 ˝

    06 Sosonko 8/15 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝

    07 Panno 8/15 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 0 * 0 ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1

    08 Ree 8/15 0 0 1 0 0 ˝ 1 * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 0 1

    09 Donner 7.5/15 1 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝

    10 Timman 7.5/15 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 0 0 0 1 * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝

    11 Adorjan 6/15 ˝ 0 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * 0 0 0 ˝ 1

    12 Tatai 6/15 0 0 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 1 * 0 0 1 ˝

    13 Van Wijgerden 6/15 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ 1 1 * 0 ˝ 1

    14 Quinteros 6/15 0 0 0 0 0 1 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 1 1 1 * ˝ ˝

    15 Reshevsky 5.5/15 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * 1

    16 Bohm 5/15 ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 *

    120 games, 1977

  14. Amsterdam IBM 1978
    The grandmaster section of the eighteenth annual IBM international chess tournament was a category XII event held at Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1978. Fourteen grandmasters and top masters were invited to participate in the round robin event, including (in order of ELO): Vlastimil Hort (2620), Oleg Romanishin (2610), Ljubomir Ljubojevic (2605), Zoltan Ribli (2585), Jan Timman (2585), Anthony Miles (2565), Walter Shawn Browne (2550), Roman Dzindzichashvili (2550), Ulf Andersson (2545), Helmut Pfleger (2530), Andras Adorjan (2515), Hans Ree (2500), Juraj Nikolac (2495), and Kick Langeweg (2450). Timman finished clear first with an impressive +6, with Ribli in clear second a full point behind him in the standings. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

    1 Timman 9.5/13 * 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 0 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1

    2 Ribli 8.5/13 0 * 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝

    3 Dzindzichashvili 7.5/13 ˝ 0 * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝

    4 Pfleger 7.5/13 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝

    5 Hort 7.5/13 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1

    6 Andersson 7/13 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 1

    7 Romanishin 7/13 0 0 0 0 1 ˝ * 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1

    8 Ljubojevic 6.5/13 1 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * 1 ˝ 1 1 0 ˝

    9 Langeweg 6/13 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1

    10 Miles 5.5/13 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * 0 ˝ 0 ˝

    11 Adorjan 5.5/13 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 0 1 * ˝ 1 1

    12 Ree 5/13 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 0

    13 Nikolac 4.5/13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 ˝ * 1

    14 Browne 3.5/13 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 0 *

    91 games, 1978

  15. Amsterdam IBM 1979
    The grandmaster section of the nineteenth annual IBM international chess tournament was a category XII event held at Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1979. Fourteen grandmasters and top masters were invited to participate in the round robin event, including (in order of ELO): Vlastimil Hort (2600), Gyula Sax (2590), Ulf Andersson (2560), Jan Smejkal (2560), Michael Stean (2540), Robert Byrne (2535), Anatoly Lein (2535), Gennady Sosonko (2535), Dragutin Sahovic (2520), Eugenio Torre (2520), Ivan Farago (2510), Hans Ree (2480), Jan Hein Donner (2465), and Gert Ligterink (2440). Two games decided by forfeit are missing from the database and therefore omitted from this collection. Hort, finishing undefeated with +5 tied with Sax at the final. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

    01 Hort 9/13 * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1

    02 Sax 9/13 ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 0 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1

    03 Andersson 8.5/13 0 ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝

    04 Smejkal 8.5/13 ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 0 1 1

    05 Sosonko 7/13 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1

    06 Byrne 7/13 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1

    07 Torre 7/13 0 1 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝

    08 Ree 6/13 0 0 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 0

    09 Lein 6/13 0 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1

    10 Donner 5/13 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 * 1 1 ˝ ˝

    11 Ligterink 4.5/13 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 * ˝ ˝ 0

    12 Farago 4.5/13 ˝ ˝ 0 1 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ ˝

    13 Stean 4.5/13 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝

    14 Sahovic 4.5/13 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ *

    89 games, 1979

  16. Amsterdam IBM 1980
    The twentieth international chess tournament sponsored by IBM in the city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands was held in June of 1980. Eight grandmasters, including the world champion, were invited to participate in the double round robin event, including (in order of ELO): Anatoli Karpov (2725), Zoltan Ribli (2610), Jan Timman (2600), Vlastimil Hort (2595), Bent Larsen (2585), Gennady Sosonko (2545), Sergey Dolmatov (2535), and John Van der Wiel (2465). The average of the combined ratings of the assembled participants qualified the tournament as a category XIV event. Karpov dominated, finishing clear first with +6 at the final. Timman was clear second, undefeated with +4.

    table[
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Score Perf Chg 1 Karpov ** ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝1 10 ˝1 11 11 10/14 2720 -1 2 Timman ˝˝ ** ˝˝ ˝1 ˝˝ ˝1 ˝1 1˝ 9/14 2682 +15 3 Sosonko ˝˝ ˝˝ ** ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ 1˝ ˝1 8/14 2637 +18 4 Hort ˝0 ˝0 ˝˝ ** ˝1 ˝˝ 1˝ 1˝ 7.5/14 2609 +1 5 Ribli 01 ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝0 ** 1˝ 01 10 7/14 2578 -7 6 Dolmatov ˝0 ˝0 ˝˝ ˝˝ 0˝ ** 1˝ 11 7/14 2589 +11 7 Van der Wiel 00 ˝0 0˝ 0˝ 10 0˝ ** 10 4/14 2441 -3 8 Larsen 00 0˝ ˝0 0˝ 01 00 01 ** 3.5/14 2389 -36]table

    *crosstable from FM Matt Hassen's blog: http://fmhassen.blogspot.com/2012/1...

    56 games, 1980

  17. Amsterdam IBM 1981
    The twenty-first and final international chess tournament sponsored by IBM in Amsterdam, The Netherlands was held in May of 1981. This final edition saw invitations go out to eleven former winners of the event and one longtime participant, all of whom were (in order of ELO): Anatoli Karpov (2690), Lajos Portisch (2650), Lev Polugaevsky (2620), Jan Timman (2620), Ljubomir Ljubojevic (2605), Anthony Miles (2590), Vlastimil Hort (2575), Lubomir Kavalek (2550), Vasily Smyslov (2545), Hans Ree (2485), Jan Hein Donner (2475), and Kick Langeweg (2455). The average of the combined ratings of the participants qualified the tournament as a category XIII event. Timman triumphed over a strong field of champions (including the world champion) by finishing clear first, undefeated with +4. Karpov and Portisch tied for second, both having dropped a game. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

    01 Timman 7˝/11 * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1

    02 Portisch 7/11 ˝ * ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1

    03 Karpov 7/11 ˝ ˝ * 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1

    04 Hort 6˝/11 ˝ ˝ 1 * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝

    05 Smyslov 6˝/11 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1

    06 Kavalek 6˝/11 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1

    07 Ree 6/11 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝

    08 Ljubojevic 5/11 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝

    09 Miles 5/11 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ 1 1

    10 Polugaevsky 4˝/11 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝

    11 Donner 2˝/11 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ * 1

    12 Langeweg 2/11 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 *

    66 games, 1981

  18. Amsterdam OHRA 1985
    The 4th Chess Festival organized by the OHRA in Amsterdam, The Netherlands was held from July 15th to the 26th, 1985. Six grandmasters (including the disputed world champion) participated in the "Kroon" level event. The players were (in order of ELO): Anatoli Karpov (2720) from the Soviet Union, Jan Timman (2640) from The Netherlands, John Nunn (2600) from Great Britain, Anthony Miles (2540) from Great Britain, Jaime Sunye Neto (2480) from Brazil, and Slobodon Martinovic (2460) from Yugoslavia. The average of the combined ratings of the participants qualified the tournament as a category XIV event. Although Karpov was on hiatus from his aborted world championship match with Garry Kasparov, he won here in his usual form, nabbing four game victories and finishing undefeated with 7 points from ten rounds. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

    1 Karpov 7/10 ** ˝˝ 11 1˝ ˝˝ 1˝

    2 Timman 6.5/10 ˝˝ ** ˝˝ 01 11 ˝1

    3 Nunn 5.5/10 00 ˝˝ ** ˝˝ ˝1 11

    4 Miles 4.5/10 0˝ 10 ˝˝ ** 10 ˝˝

    5 Martinovic 3.5/10 ˝˝ 00 ˝0 01 ** ˝˝

    6 Sunye Neto 3/10 0˝ ˝0 00 ˝˝ ˝˝ **

    30 games, 1985

  19. Amsterdam OHRA 1990
    The 9th and final Chess Festival organized by the OHRA in Amsterdam, The Netherlands was held from July 29th to August 9th, 1990. Six grandmasters participated in the double round robin, "Kroon" level event. The players were (in order of ELO): Viktor Korchnoi (2630), John Nunn (2610), Alexander Beliavsky (2605) Lajos Portisch (2590), Zurab Azmaiparashvili (2575), and John Van der Wiel (2555). The average of the combined ratings of the participants qualified the tournament as a category XIV event. Beliavsky finished clear first with +3, a full point above second place Portisch. It was also Beliavsky's second consecutive title at this event. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

    1 Beliavsky 6.5/10 ** 11 ˝0 ˝˝ 1˝ ˝1

    2 Portisch 5.5/10 00 ** ˝1 1˝ ˝˝ ˝1

    3 Korchnoi 5/10 ˝1 ˝0 ** ˝0 ˝1 ˝˝

    4 Azmaiparashvili 4.5/10 ˝˝ 0˝ ˝1 ** 0˝ ˝˝

    5 Nunn 4.5/10 0˝ ˝˝ ˝0 1˝ ** ˝˝

    6 Van der Wiel 4/10 ˝0 ˝0 ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ **

    30 games, 1990

  20. Amsterdam VSB 1987
    The first Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from May 7th to the 14th, 1987. The format for the tournament followed that of the Euwe Jubilee played in Amsterdam a decade earlier, where four of the world top grandmasters were invited to play a double round robin, with rest days coming after the third and fifth rounds. Adjourned games were completed on rest days. The playing hall for the memorial was Singel 548, which was the main building of the bank. The participants of the inaugural event were (in order of ELO): former world champion Anatoli Karpov (2710); Swiss grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi (2625); Dutch grandmaster Jan Timman (2590); and Dutch grandmaster John Van der Wiel (2590). The average of the combined ratings of the players ranked this event as a category XVI tournament. Just as he had a decade earlier in the Euwe Jubilee, Karpov dominated easily, though this time he was joined by undeniable Dutch talent Timman at the final. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

    1 Karpov 4/6 ** ˝˝ ˝1 1˝

    2 Timman 4/6 ˝˝ ** ˝˝ 11

    3 Korchnoi 2.5/6 ˝0 ˝˝ ** ˝˝

    4 Van der Wiel 1.5/6 0˝ 00 ˝˝ **

    12 games, 1987

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