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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 3 of 3; games 51-66 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
51. Piket vs Adams  ½-½211997LinaresA10 English
52. Anand vs Shirov ½-½251997LinaresC45 Scotch Game
53. Kasparov vs J Polgar 1-0411997LinaresB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
54. Kramnik vs Dreev 1-0661997LinaresD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
55. Shirov vs Kasparov 0-1381997LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
56. Kramnik vs Anand  ½-½141997LinaresD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
57. Ivanchuk vs Piket 1-0361997LinaresC33 King's Gambit Accepted
58. J Polgar vs Gelfand ½-½241997LinaresB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
59. Dreev vs Topalov  0-1291997LinaresE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
60. Adams vs P Nikolic  ½-½221997LinaresC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
61. Anand vs Dreev 1-0261997LinaresB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
62. Kasparov vs Kramnik 1-0571997LinaresE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
63. Topalov vs Adams  ½-½311997LinaresD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
64. Piket vs J Polgar 0-1461997LinaresD97 Grunfeld, Russian
65. Gelfand vs Shirov  ½-½441997LinaresD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
66. P Nikolic vs Ivanchuk  ½-½351997LinaresE61 King's Indian
 page 3 of 3; games 51-66 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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