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Credit Suisse Masters Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Jaan Ehlvest6/10(+2 -0 =8)[games]
Nigel Short6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Garry Kasparov5/10(+1 -1 =8)[games]
Boris Gulko4.5/10(+2 -3 =5)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi4.5/10(+3 -4 =3)[games]
Artur Yusupov4.5/10(+0 -1 =9)[games]
Joel Lautier4/10(+1 -3 =6)[games]
Rafael Vaganian3.5/10(+1 -4 =5)[games]
Jan Timman3/10(+0 -4 =6)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Credit Suisse Masters (1995)

The third and final installment of the PCA "Super Classic" chess tournament series was played in Horgen, Switzerland from October 21 to November 2, 1995. The "Credit Suisse Masters", as it was called, was a round robin, Category XVII tournament organized directly after the PCA World Championship. Garry Kasparov had defeated Viswanathan Anand, then joined ten other top rated grandmasters for the final event in the year's series. The complete list of participants included (in order of Elo): Kasparov (2795), Vassily Ivanchuk (2740), Vladimir Kramnik (2730), Artur Yusupov (2680), Nigel Short (2645), Rafael Vaganian (2645), Viktor Korchnoi (2635), Joel Lautier (2635), Jaan Ehlvest (2630), Boris Gulko (2620) and Jan Timman (2590). Nine of the original top ten PCA rated grandmasters who started the series finished it. Anand dropped out of Novgorod and was replaced by Veselin Topalov. Here, Topalov was replaced by Lautier. Korchnoi was added to the competition as a local grandmaster to represent Switzerland. In the surprise of the year, world champion Kasparov finished with an even score, having dropped one game, to tournament co-winner Ivanchuk, as he and Kramnik finished with 7/10, capitalizing on the speculation that both players were strong enough to soon become world champions themselves. Although Kramnik would eventually succeed in this respect, the title continued to elude Ivanchuk. The final standings and crosstable follow:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Pts 01 Ivanchuk * = = 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 = 7.0 02 Kramnik = * = 1 = 1 = = 1 1 = 7.0 03 Ehlvest = = * = = 1 1 = = = = 6.0 04 Short 1 0 = * = 1 0 = = 1 1 6.0 05 Kasparov 0 = = = * = 1 = = = = 5.0 06 Gulko = 0 0 0 = * 1 = = 1 = 4.5 07 Korchnoi 0 = 0 1 0 0 * = 1 = 1 4.5 08 Yusupov 0 = = = = = = * = = = 4.5 09 Lautier 0 0 = = = = 0 = * = 1 4.0 10 Vaganian 0 0 = 0 = 0 = = = * 1 3.5 11 Timman = = = 0 = = 0 = 0 0 * 3.0

Original collection: Game Collection: Horgen 1995, by User: suenteus po 147.

Previous: Credit Suisse Masters (1994)

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yusupov vs Lautier  ½-½321995Credit Suisse MastersA04 Reti Opening
2. Gulko vs Korchnoi  1-0311995Credit Suisse MastersA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
3. Ehlvest vs Kasparov  ½-½481995Credit Suisse MastersE60 King's Indian Defense
4. Timman vs Vaganian  0-1441995Credit Suisse MastersC18 French, Winawer
5. Short vs Ivanchuk 1-0531995Credit Suisse MastersC19 French, Winawer, Advance
6. Lautier vs Short  ½-½331995Credit Suisse MastersE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
7. Kramnik vs Ehlvest  ½-½391995Credit Suisse MastersA14 English
8. Vaganian vs Gulko 0-1541995Credit Suisse MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Korchnoi vs Yusupov  ½-½641995Credit Suisse MastersE00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Kasparov vs Timman ½-½401995Credit Suisse MastersC11 French
11. Gulko vs Kasparov  ½-½391995Credit Suisse MastersA26 English
12. Short vs Korchnoi 0-1641995Credit Suisse MastersB56 Sicilian
13. Ivanchuk vs Lautier 1-01111995Credit Suisse MastersB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. Timman vs Kramnik ½-½511995Credit Suisse MastersB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
15. Yusupov vs Vaganian  ½-½251995Credit Suisse MastersD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Korchnoi vs Ivanchuk 0-1421995Credit Suisse MastersE12 Queen's Indian
17. Ehlvest vs Timman ½-½111995Credit Suisse MastersC02 French, Advance
18. Kasparov vs Yusupov  ½-½201995Credit Suisse MastersC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
19. Kramnik vs Gulko 1-0261995Credit Suisse MastersA17 English
20. Vaganian vs Short  0-1641995Credit Suisse MastersE41 Nimzo-Indian
21. Ivanchuk vs Vaganian 1-0271995Credit Suisse MastersC11 French
22. Lautier vs Korchnoi  0-1531995Credit Suisse MastersE17 Queen's Indian
23. Gulko vs Ehlvest 0-1311995Credit Suisse MastersA13 English
24. Short vs Kasparov ½-½371995Credit Suisse MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. Yusupov vs Kramnik  ½-½271995Credit Suisse MastersD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-14-14  Maatalkko: I believe this was the worst individual tournament performance of Kasparov's entire career.

It really puts into perspective how dominant he was, that his worst tournament in 28 years of professional chess would be an unremarkable performance for any other player of his generation.

Dec-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Maatalkko: (This result) really puts into perspective how dominant (Kasparov) was, that his worst tournament in 28 years of professional chess would be an unremarkable performance for any other player of his generation.>

So it does.

Feb-29-16  Howard: To be fair, this event took place shortly after his match with Anand, so he was probably still worn out.

In fact, eight of his games (out of ten) went less than 40 moves.

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