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🏆 Linares (2004) Chess Event Description
The 21st Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Ciudad de Linares was played 19 February to 5 March, 2004 in Hotel Anibal, Linares, Spain. Round by round pairings with dates and results: ... [more]

Player: Francisco Vallejo Pons

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Vallejo Pons vs Kramnik ½-½182004LinaresC45 Scotch Game
2. Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons ½-½352004LinaresD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. F Vallejo Pons vs Shirov ½-½202004LinaresC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Radjabov vs F Vallejo Pons ½-½432004LinaresD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. F Vallejo Pons vs Leko ½-½252004LinaresC45 Scotch Game
6. Kasparov vs F Vallejo Pons 1-0372004LinaresD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Kramnik vs F Vallejo Pons ½-½202004LinaresB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
8. F Vallejo Pons vs Topalov ½-½332004LinaresB33 Sicilian
9. Shirov vs F Vallejo Pons ½-½512004LinaresD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
10. F Vallejo Pons vs Radjabov 0-1622004LinaresB33 Sicilian
11. Leko vs F Vallejo Pons ½-½192004LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. F Vallejo Pons vs Kasparov ½-½542004LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Jul-29-04  Giancarlo: Give the guys a break there entitled to take a break. Mind you 1 real good game of chess is mentally tough, imagine 10+ acirce!
Jul-29-04  acirce: Okay, I can understand why people don't like the early draws, even if it's not that hard to just ignore those, but I don't understand what's wrong with the big majority of the games that were not. To me every super tournament including this is a goldmine of great and interesting chess that you could delve into and admire forever!
Jul-30-04  aw1988: Yes. We can learn from chess.
Nov-04-04  cuendillar: < MoonlitKnight: 60 pages of kibitzing. If Linares 2005 produces nothing but draws, its site will probably surpass the Kibitzer's Café!>

I almost agree, but maybe it will only surpass the Fischer and Carlsen pages. Just imagine all the discussion back and forth of who really won such an event... Add to that the standard personal insults between certain pairs of kibitzers, I'm sure most of you know which ones I'm thinking about.

Nov-04-04  PinkPanther: <cuendillar>
No, who are you talking about?
Nov-04-04  square dance: <pp> i think he is talking about me and ben lau.
Nov-04-04  PinkPanther: Oh, I had gotten used to people referring to me in such ways.
Nov-04-04  suenteus po 147: I know this has been asked (and answered) on other pages, but what's the current line-up of confirmed attendees for the 22nd Linares? I can't seem to find a website that carries the news.
Nov-04-04  iron maiden: <suenteus po 147> So far Kasparov, Anand, Leko, Topalov and Adams have confirmed participation.
Nov-05-04  suenteus po 147: <iron maiden> Thanks! Sounds like an awesome line-up so far. Any word on whether Spanish grandmasters Shirov or Vallejo Pons will also be participating?
Nov-05-04  milanez: hopefully Kramnik and Moro(though unlikely) participate and then we would have top 7 from the ratings list

does anyone know did Kramnik mention anything about it in the post K-L match interviews?

Nov-05-04  iron maiden: <suenteus> The organizers will almost certainly want someone playing under the Spanish flag, and that will likely be Vallejo Pons, since they chose him over Shirov in 2003. That leaves only one berth left open, and <acirce> said he believed that invitation went out to Kramnik. But he has yet to reply one way or the other. If he declines I hope they ask Morozevich.
Nov-05-04  dafish298: does anyone know if vallejo is going to play in linares for sure?
Nov-06-04  PinkPanther: Are you sure the list you gave is correct, iron maiden? The confirmed participants at Linares next year?
Nov-06-04  iron maiden: <PP> I got the list from acirce, so it must be true. :-)

I'm excited about seeing both Anand and Adams, in their recent runs of good form, try to carry it over to the absolute elite in opposition. I'm also not too upset that they'll probably have Vallejo back, since his losses will knock the decisive game percentage up considerably.

Nov-06-04  PinkPanther: Hmm...I'm not thrilled about Vallejo. But if he's invited, I hope they use the 7th and final spot for Morozevich. Having both Kramnik and Leko in the tournament (especially one like Linares) absolutely kills any hope for exciting chess.
Nov-06-04  iron maiden: I heard a rumor somewhere that, if Kramnik accepts, they might actually expand the field to eight players and include Kasimdzhanov, which would also be cool. I think it will depend on how well he fares against Kasparov.
Nov-06-04  PinkPanther: The field should be an even number of players anyway, that whole rest day for individual players thing is really quite stupid. Which isn't to say that I want to see Kasimdzhanov take the 8th spot, although I'm sure Adams would love to get his hands on Kasimdzhanov to get some revenge.
Nov-06-04  iron maiden: I can't see why they wouldn't want to include Kasimdzhanov; it would drive up the decisive game rate, and his appearance fee is probably fairly cheap. If he can beat Kasparov in the match he is perfectly deserving of a slot in Linares, and if not, at least Vallejo will have someone to battle with.
May-17-06  aw1988: I take back my earlier stupid comments, and fully apologize to <acirce>. What I was thinking, I have no idea.
Dec-21-08  WhiteRook48: 21st Linares? Is that in Spain where a lot of Kasparov-Karpov games took place?

Apr-11-09  Andrijadj: That was seville whiterook
Aug-13-14  Xeroxx: Lots of draws.
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  perfidious: A not uncommon phenomenon with such a closely-matched field of top players.
Aug-13-14  posoo: But a DISGRACEFUL one. Nobody takes da chances to win anymore becos they are all AFRAID of losing precious ratings ponts.

LOOL look at kasparoov! ELEVEN draughs in 12 games! WHO wants to see dat? It's a good thing da man retired before he started REALLY becoming an embarrassment.


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