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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Linares Tournament

Garry Kasparov8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Michael Adams6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Veselin Topalov6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Judit Polgar6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Viswanathan Anand5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Boris Gelfand5/11(+1 -2 =8)[games]
Predrag Nikolic4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Aleksey Dreev4/11(+2 -5 =4)[games]
Jeroen Piket3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[games]
Alexey Shirov3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Linares (1997)

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 standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Kasparov * 1 1 1 1 1 0 = 1 = = 1 8 2 Kramnik 0 * = 1 1 = 1 = = 1 1 = 7 =3 Adams 0 = * = = = = 1 = 1 = 1 6 =3 Topalov 0 0 = * = = 1 1 1 1 1 0 6 5 Polgar 0 0 = = * 0 1 = 1 1 1 = 6 6 Anand 0 = = = 1 * = = 0 1 = = 5 =7 Ivanchuk 1 0 = 0 0 = * = = 0 1 1 5 =7 Gelfand = = 0 0 = = = * 1 = = = 5 9 Nikolic 0 = = 0 0 1 = 0 * = = 1 4 10 Dreev = 0 0 0 0 0 1 = = * 1 = 4 =11 Piket = 0 = 0 0 = 0 = = 0 * 1 3 =11 Shirov 0 = 0 1 = = 0 = 0 = 0 * 3

Original collection: Game Collection: Linares 1997, by User: suenteus po 147.

Previous: Linares (1995) (there was no tournament in 1996). Next: Linares (1998)

 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Anand vs Topalov ½-½201997LinaresC78 Ruy Lopez
27. Gelfand vs Piket  ½-½461997LinaresE16 Queen's Indian
28. Kramnik vs Adams ½-½211997LinaresE90 King's Indian
29. Shirov vs Ivanchuk 0-1401997LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
30. Kasparov vs P Nikolic 1-0271997LinaresC45 Scotch Game
31. Adams vs Anand  ½-½321997LinaresB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
32. Topalov vs Kasparov 0-1391997LinaresD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
33. J Polgar vs Shirov  ½-½251997LinaresC78 Ruy Lopez
34. Ivanchuk vs Kramnik 0-1411997LinaresB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
35. Dreev vs Piket  1-0421997LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
36. P Nikolic vs Gelfand  0-1371997LinaresE60 King's Indian Defense
37. Piket vs P Nikolic  ½-½231997LinaresD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
38. Kramnik vs J Polgar 1-0381997LinaresE97 King's Indian
39. Anand vs Ivanchuk  ½-½711997LinaresC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
40. Shirov vs Dreev  ½-½221997LinaresB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
41. Gelfand vs Topalov 0-1321997LinaresE92 King's Indian
42. Kasparov vs Adams 1-0331997LinaresB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
43. Topalov vs Piket  1-0441997LinaresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
44. Adams vs Gelfand 1-0411997LinaresB50 Sicilian
45. Shirov vs Kramnik ½-½331997LinaresB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
46. J Polgar vs Anand 0-1371997LinaresC78 Ruy Lopez
47. Ivanchuk vs Kasparov 1-0361997LinaresE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
48. Dreev vs P Nikolic  ½-½421997LinaresD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
49. P Nikolic vs Topalov 0-1221997LinaresA40 Queen's Pawn Game
50. Gelfand vs Ivanchuk ½-½231997LinaresD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 66  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: There are some pictures from various Linareseses at chessbase, http://en.chessbase.com/post/linare... It is interesting to see the orientation of different players' knights. Most seem to face forward. Some both face left, oddly.

My knights both look towards the king.

May-19-14  Mr 1100: Wow... nice link there... those photographs - looking back into the '90's...

LOL at the photos of a long-haired Kramnik!!!!

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