The fourth and final of a series of international tournaments held in Novgorod, Russia was conducted from June 10th to the 23rd, 1997. Six top grandmasters participated in the double round robin event, including the World Champion. The participants were (in order of Elo): Garry Kasparov (2795), Vladimir Kramnik (2740), Veselin Topalov (2725), Boris Gelfand (2700), Nigel Short (2690), and Evgeny Bareev (2665). The ratings of the players made this event the second consecutive one at Novgorod to be rated Category XIX. Kasparov had won back in 1995, and shared first with Ivanchuk in 1994, so it's appropriate that the final edition of "Lord Novgorod the Great", as the tournament was dubbed, would be won by the mighty Gazza. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:
Original collection: Game Collection: Novgorod 1997, by User: suenteus po 147.
1 Kasparov ** 0½ 1½ 1½ ½½ 11 6½
2 Kramnik 1½ ** 10 ½½ 1½ ½½ 6
3 Short 0½ 01 ** 0½ 01 11 5
4 Bareev 0½ ½½ 1½ ** 0½ ½½ 4½
=5 Topalov ½½ 0½ 10 1½ ** 00 4
=5 Gelfand 00 ½½ 00 ½½ 11 ** 4
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|1. Kasparov vs Gelfand
||1-0||37||1997||Novgorod||E15 Queen's Indian|
|2. Kramnik vs Topalov
||1-0||41||1997||Novgorod||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|3. Bareev vs Short
||1-0||39||1997||Novgorod||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|4. Topalov vs Kasparov
||½-½||29||1997||Novgorod||B97 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|5. Short vs Gelfand
||1-0||39||1997||Novgorod||B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation|
|6. Bareev vs Kramnik
|| ||½-½||23||1997||Novgorod||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|7. Gelfand vs Topalov
||1-0||42||1997||Novgorod||E12 Queen's Indian|
|8. Kramnik vs Short
||1-0||58||1997||Novgorod||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|9. Kasparov vs Bareev
|10. Gelfand vs Kramnik
||½-½||17||1997||Novgorod||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|11. Kramnik vs Kasparov
||1-0||32||1997||Novgorod||E97 King's Indian|
|12. Kasparov vs Short
||1-0||31||1997||Novgorod||C18 French, Winawer|
|13. Topalov vs Bareev
||1-0||37||1997||Novgorod||C02 French, Advance|
|14. Bareev vs Gelfand
|| ||½-½||30||1997||Novgorod||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|15. Short vs Topalov
||0-1||45||1997||Novgorod||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|16. Gelfand vs Kasparov
||0-1||41||1997||Novgorod||E12 Queen's Indian|
|17. Topalov vs Kramnik
|18. Short vs Bareev
||½-½||24||1997||Novgorod||C02 French, Advance|
|19. Gelfand vs Short
||0-1||38||1997||Novgorod||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|20. Kasparov vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||30||1997||Novgorod||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|21. Kramnik vs Bareev
|| ||½-½||30||1997||Novgorod||A04 Reti Opening|
|22. Short vs Kramnik
|23. Bareev vs Kasparov
||½-½||42||1997||Novgorod||D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|24. Topalov vs Gelfand
||0-1||29||1997||Novgorod||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|25. Topalov vs Short
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