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4th Euwe Memorial Tournament

Viktor Korchnoi4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Mikhail Gurevich3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Jan Timman3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Nigel Short1.5/6(+0 -3 =3)[games] Chess Event Description
4th Euwe Memorial (1990)

The 4th Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from May 10th to the 17th, 1990. Following the format of previous editions, four of the world's top grandmasters were invited to play in the double round robin event. As before, adjourned games were completed on the rest days occuring after the third and fifth rounds, and the time control was 40 moves in two hours followed by an additional hour for each 20 moves after that. This year's line-up included three Euwe Memorial veterans and one new addition. The participants were (in order of Elo): Dutch grandmaster and previous Euwe Memorial champion Jan Timman (2680), Soviet grandmaster Mikhail Gurevich (2645), British grandmaster and winner of the 2nd Euwe Memorial Nigel Short (2630), and Swiss grandmaster and inaugural memorial participant Viktor Korchnoi (2625). The average of the rating of the players ranked the event as a Category XVI tournament. The move to Rotterdam was hoped to capitalize on the World Cup tournament in the city last year, but it was ultimately deemed fruitless and the Euwe Memorial would be moved back to Amsterdam the following year. Gurevich came to win the event, but Korchnoi edged him out by winning their fourth round encounter in a significant position in the Dutch Leningrad. Korchnoi won clear first having gone undefeated with Gurevich trailing second just half a point behind. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Korchnoi ** ½1 ½½ 1½ 4 2 Gurevich ½0 ** 1½ ½1 3½ 3 Timman ½½ 0½ ** ½1 3 4 Short 0½ ½0 ½0 ** 1½

The 3rd Euwe Memorial (1989) and 5th Euwe Memorial (1991) were the previous and next tournaments in this series.

Original collection: Game Collection: Rotterdam VSB 1990, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 1; 5 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Korchnoi vs Short 1-04019904th Euwe MemorialA25 English
2. M Gurevich vs Timman  1-02619904th Euwe MemorialE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. Korchnoi vs M Gurevich  1-04519904th Euwe MemorialA81 Dutch
4. Timman vs Short  1-05119904th Euwe MemorialB32 Sicilian
5. M Gurevich vs Short 1-03419904th Euwe MemorialA84 Dutch
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