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9th Euwe Memorial Tournament

Joel Lautier4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Garry Kasparov3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Veselin Topalov2.5/6(+1 -2 =3)[games]
Jeroen Piket2/6(+1 -3 =2)[games] Chess Event Description
9th Euwe Memorial (1995)

The ninth Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank (VSB) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from May 12th to the 18th, 1995. Following the format of previous editions of the tournament, four of the world's top grandmasters, including the World Champion, were invited to participate in the double round robin event. They were (in order of Elo): Garry Kasparov (2805), Jeroen Piket (2670), Joel Lautier (2655), and Veselin Topalov (2630). The average rating of the players ranked this event as a Category XVIII tournament. In shocker ending, Kasparov did not finish first even though he scored more wins than any of the other three players. Two surprise losses devastated him and kept him from winning his second consecutive Euwe Memorial. Instead it was Lautier who finished clear first having completed the tournament undefeated with wins over Kasparov and Piket. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Lautier ** ½1 ½½ 1½ 4 2 Kasparov ½0 ** 11 10 3½ 3 Topalov ½½ 00 ** 1½ 2½ 4 Piket 0½ 01 0½ ** 2

The 8th Euwe Memorial (1994) and 10th Euwe Memorial (1996) were the previous and next tournaments in the series.

Original collection: Game Collection: Amsterdam VSB 1995, by User: suenteus po 147.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lautier vs Kasparov ½-½2819959th Euwe MemorialE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
2. Topalov vs Piket 1-04019959th Euwe MemorialC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Kasparov vs Piket 1-02919959th Euwe MemorialC51 Evans Gambit
4. Lautier vs Topalov  ½-½4119959th Euwe MemorialA36 English
5. Topalov vs Kasparov 0-12819959th Euwe MemorialB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. Piket vs Lautier 0-15219959th Euwe MemorialD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
7. Kasparov vs Lautier 0-13119959th Euwe MemorialB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. Piket vs Topalov  ½-½3019959th Euwe MemorialA58 Benko Gambit
9. Kasparov vs Topalov 1-04219959th Euwe MemorialB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. Lautier vs Piket  ½-½1419959th Euwe MemorialA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
11. Piket vs Kasparov 1-04119959th Euwe MemorialD97 Grunfeld, Russian
12. Topalov vs Lautier  ½-½5619959th Euwe MemorialB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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