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3rd Euwe Memorial Tournament

Jan Timman4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Nigel Short4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Valery Salov3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Johann Hjartarson0.5/6(+0 -5 =1)[games] Chess Event Description
3rd Euwe Memorial (1989)

The third Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank (VSB) and held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from March 16th to the 23rd, 1989. Following the pre-established format, four of the world's best grandmasters were invited to compete in the double round robin event. This year's participants included (in order of Elo): British grandmaster and winner of the previous year's memorial tournament Nigel Short (2650), Soviet grandmaster and former Soviet champion Valery Salov (2630), Icelandic grandmaster Johann Hjartarson (2615) and Dutch grandmaster and co-winner of the inaugural memorial tournament Jan Timman (2610). The average of the combined ratings of the four players made this year's event Category XVI. Despite the top competition, Timman won this tournament beautifully due in large part to a three game winning streak begun in the second round. Salov fought desperately to upset the sole leader in the final round, but Timman held him off. It was vindication for the Dutch grandmaster after his abysmal showing at the previous year's event. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Timman ** ½1 1½ 1½ 4½ 2 Short ½0 ** ½1 11 4 3 Salov 0½ ½0 ** 11 3 4 Hjartarson 0½ 00 00 ** ½

The 2nd Euwe Memorial (1988) and 4th Euwe Memorial (1990) were the previous and next tournaments in this series.

Original collection: Game Collection: Amsterdam VSB 1989, by User: suenteus po 147.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Hjartarson vs Salov  0-13719893rd Euwe MemorialE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. Short vs Timman  ½-½4119893rd Euwe MemorialC11 French
3. Timman vs Salov 1-04619893rd Euwe MemorialB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
4. Short vs Hjartarson  1-04819893rd Euwe MemorialC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
5. Salov vs Short  ½-½4519893rd Euwe MemorialE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
6. Hjartarson vs Timman 0-15019893rd Euwe MemorialB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. Salov vs Hjartarson  1-05519893rd Euwe MemorialA56 Benoni Defense
8. Timman vs Short 1-04219893rd Euwe MemorialE10 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Short vs Salov  1-02719893rd Euwe MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
10. Timman vs Hjartarson  ½-½3019893rd Euwe MemorialE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
11. Salov vs Timman  ½-½6119893rd Euwe MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Hjartarson vs Short  0-14019893rd Euwe MemorialA21 English
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