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1st Euwe Memorial Tournament

Anatoly Karpov4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Jan Timman4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi2.5/6(+0 -1 =5)[games]
John van der Wiel1.5/6(+0 -3 =3)[games]
* Chess Event Description
1st Euwe Memorial (1987)

The first Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from May 7th to the 14th, 1987. The format followed that of the Euwe Jubilee in Amsterdam (1976), where four of the world top grandmasters were invited to play a double round robin, with rest days coming after the third and fifth rounds. Adjourned games were completed on rest days. The playing hall was Singel 548, which was the main building of the bank. The participants were (in order of Elo):

ex-World Champion Anatoly Karpov (2710)
Swiss grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi (2625)
Dutch grandmaster Jan Timman (2590)
Dutch grandmaster John Van der Wiel (2590)

The average of the combined ratings of the players ranked this event as a Category XVI tournament. Just as he had in the Euwe Jubilee, in 1976, Karpov dominated, though this time he was joined by undeniable Dutch talent Timman. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Karpov ** ½½ ½1 1½ 4 2 Timman ½½ ** ½½ 11 4 3 Korchnoi ½0 ½½ ** ½½ 2½ 4 Van der Wiel 0½ 00 ½½ ** 1½

The 2nd Euwe Memorial (1988) was the next tournament in this series.

Original collection: Game Collection: Amsterdam VSB 1987, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 1; 12 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Korchnoi vs Karpov ½-½5819871st Euwe MemorialA28 English
2. Van der Wiel vs Timman 0-13219871st Euwe MemorialB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. Timman vs Karpov ½-½5619871st Euwe MemorialD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
4. Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi  ½-½4019871st Euwe MemorialB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
5. Karpov vs Van der Wiel 1-03919871st Euwe MemorialE15 Queen's Indian
6. Korchnoi vs Timman  ½-½10019871st Euwe MemorialA04 Reti Opening
7. Karpov vs Korchnoi 1-03719871st Euwe MemorialE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
8. Timman vs Van der Wiel 1-05019871st Euwe MemorialE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
9. Van der Wiel vs Karpov ½-½3019871st Euwe MemorialB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
10. Timman vs Korchnoi  ½-½2519871st Euwe MemorialD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Karpov vs Timman ½-½5719871st Euwe MemorialE60 King's Indian Defense
12. Korchnoi vs Van der Wiel  ½-½3219871st Euwe MemorialE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
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