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:|
Original collection: Game Collection: Horgen 1995, by User: suenteus po 147.
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
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55
|1. Ehlvest vs Kasparov
|| ||½-½||48||1995||Horgen||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|2. Short vs Ivanchuk
||1-0||53||1995||Horgen||C19 French, Winawer, Advance|
|3. Yusupov vs Lautier
|| ||½-½||32||1995||Horgen||A04 Reti Opening|
|4. Timman vs Vaganian
|| ||0-1||44||1995||Horgen||C18 French, Winawer|
|5. Gulko vs Korchnoi
|| ||1-0||31||1995||Horgen||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|6. Lautier vs Short
|| ||½-½||33||1995||Horgen||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|7. Kramnik vs Ehlvest
|| ||½-½||39||1995||Horgen||A14 English|
|8. Korchnoi vs Yusupov
|| ||½-½||64||1995||Horgen||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|9. Vaganian vs Gulko
||0-1||54||1995||Horgen||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|10. Kasparov vs Timman
|11. Timman vs Kramnik
||½-½||51||1995||Horgen||B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack|
|12. Short vs Korchnoi
|13. Gulko vs Kasparov
|| ||½-½||39||1995||Horgen||A26 English|
|14. Yusupov vs Vaganian
|| ||½-½||25||1995||Horgen||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|15. Ivanchuk vs Lautier
||1-0||111||1995||Horgen||B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|16. Kramnik vs Gulko
|17. Kasparov vs Yusupov
|| ||½-½||20||1995||Horgen||C43 Petrov, Modern Attack|
|18. Ehlvest vs Timman
||½-½||11||1995||Horgen||C02 French, Advance|
|19. Vaganian vs Short
|| ||0-1||64||1995||Horgen||E41 Nimzo-Indian|
|20. Korchnoi vs Ivanchuk
||0-1||42||1995||Horgen||E12 Queen's Indian|
|21. Gulko vs Ehlvest
|22. Yusupov vs Kramnik
|| ||½-½||27||1995||Horgen||D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|23. Short vs Kasparov
||½-½||37||1995||Horgen||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|24. Ivanchuk vs Vaganian
|25. Lautier vs Korchnoi
|| ||0-1||53||1995||Horgen||E17 Queen's Indian|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55
|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|| ||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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