|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:
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
Previous: Credit Suisse Masters (1994)
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55
|1. Yusupov vs Lautier
|| ||½-½||32||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||A04 Reti Opening|
|2. Gulko vs Korchnoi
|| ||1-0||31||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|3. Ehlvest vs Kasparov
|| ||½-½||48||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|4. Timman vs Vaganian
|| ||0-1||44||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||C18 French, Winawer|
|5. Short vs Ivanchuk
||1-0||53||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||C19 French, Winawer, Advance|
|6. Lautier vs Short
|| ||½-½||33||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|7. Kramnik vs Ehlvest
|| ||½-½||39||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||A14 English|
|8. Vaganian vs Gulko
||0-1||54||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|9. Korchnoi vs Yusupov
|| ||½-½||64||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|10. Kasparov vs Timman
||½-½||40||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||C11 French|
|11. Gulko vs Kasparov
|| ||½-½||39||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||A26 English|
|12. Short vs Korchnoi
||0-1||64||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||B56 Sicilian|
|13. Ivanchuk vs Lautier
||1-0||111||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|14. Timman vs Kramnik
||½-½||51||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack|
|15. Yusupov vs Vaganian
|| ||½-½||25||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|16. Korchnoi vs Ivanchuk
||0-1||42||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||E12 Queen's Indian|
|17. Ehlvest vs Timman
||½-½||11||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||C02 French, Advance|
|18. Kasparov vs Yusupov
|| ||½-½||20||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||C43 Petrov, Modern Attack|
|19. Kramnik vs Gulko
||1-0||26||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||A17 English|
|20. Vaganian vs Short
|| ||0-1||64||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||E41 Nimzo-Indian|
|21. Ivanchuk vs Vaganian
||1-0||27||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||C11 French|
|22. Lautier vs Korchnoi
|| ||0-1||53||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||E17 Queen's Indian|
|23. Gulko vs Ehlvest
||0-1||31||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||A13 English|
|24. Short vs Kasparov
||½-½||37||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|25. Yusupov vs Kramnik
|| ||½-½||27||1995||Credit Suisse Masters||D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
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|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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