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🏆 Linares (1997)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov, Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Michael Adams, Alexey Shirov, Judit Polgar, Aleksey Dreev, Predrag Nikolic, Jeroen Piket

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Linares (1997)

The 14th Annual Linares Super Tournament held in 1997 was a Category XVIII event. Twelve of the world's top players, including the World Champion, competed in a round robin format. The participants were (in order of Elo): Garry Kasparov (2795), Vishwanathan Anand (2765), Vladimir Kramnik (2740), Vassily Ivanchuk (2740), Veselin Topalov (2725), Boris Gelfand (2700), Alexei Shirov (2690), Michael Adams (2665), Predrag Nikolic (2655), Alexey Dreev (2650), Judit Polgar (2645), and Jeroen Piket (2640). Kasparov dominated in his usual manner, this time scoring wins against 2nd through 6th place. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Kasparov * 1 1 1 1 1 0 = 1 = = 1 8 2 Kramnik 0 * = 1 1 = 1 = = 1 1 = 7 =3 Adams 0 = * = = = = 1 = 1 = 1 6 =3 Topalov 0 0 = * = = 1 1 1 1 1 0 6 5 Polgar 0 0 = = * 0 1 = 1 1 1 = 6 6 Anand 0 = = = 1 * = = 0 1 = = 5 =7 Ivanchuk 1 0 = 0 0 = * = = 0 1 1 5 =7 Gelfand = = 0 0 = = = * 1 = = = 5 9 Nikolic 0 = = 0 0 1 = 0 * = = 1 4 10 Dreev = 0 0 0 0 0 1 = = * 1 = 4 =11 Piket = 0 = 0 0 = 0 = = 0 * 1 3 =11 Shirov 0 = 0 1 = = 0 = 0 = 0 * 3

Original collection: Game Collection: Linares 1997, by User: suenteus po 147.

Previous: Linares (1995) (there was no tournament in 1996). Next: Linares (1998)

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Adams vs Dreev 1-0541997LinaresB58 Sicilian
2. Anand vs Kasparov 0-1411997LinaresB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. Ivanchuk vs Topalov 0-1291997LinaresD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Shirov vs Piket 0-1401997LinaresC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. J Polgar vs P Nikolic 1-0591997LinaresC18 French, Winawer
6. Kramnik vs Gelfand ½-½151997LinaresD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. P Nikolic vs Shirov  1-0441997LinaresD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Topalov vs J Polgar  ½-½811997LinaresB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. Gelfand vs Anand  ½-½281997LinaresD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
10. Dreev vs Kasparov ½-½491997LinaresE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
11. Piket vs Kramnik 0-1501997LinaresD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Adams vs Ivanchuk  ½-½371997LinaresC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Ivanchuk vs Dreev 0-1531997LinaresE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
14. Shirov vs Topalov 1-0761997LinaresC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
15. Kramnik vs P Nikolic  ½-½411997LinaresA17 English
16. Anand vs Piket ½-½441997LinaresC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
17. J Polgar vs Adams  ½-½251997LinaresC78 Ruy Lopez
18. Kasparov vs Gelfand ½-½471997LinaresB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
19. Topalov vs Kramnik 0-1331997LinaresD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Dreev vs Gelfand  ½-½221997LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
21. Ivanchuk vs J Polgar 0-1191997LinaresD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
22. P Nikolic vs Anand 1-0391997LinaresD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
23. Adams vs Shirov 1-0951997LinaresC78 Ruy Lopez
24. Piket vs Kasparov ½-½511997LinaresE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
25. Gelfand vs Piket  ½-½461997LinaresE16 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: There are some pictures from various Linareseses at chessbase, http://en.chessbase.com/post/linare... It is interesting to see the orientation of different players' knights. Most seem to face forward. Some both face left, oddly.

My knights both look towards the king.

May-19-14  Mr 1100: Wow... nice link there... those photographs - looking back into the '90's...

LOL at the photos of a long-haired Kramnik!!!!

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