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Merida Tournament

Alexey Shirov4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Judit Polgar3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero2.5/6(+1 -2 =3)[games]
Vladimir Akopian2/6(+1 -3 =2)[games] Chess Event Description
Merida (2000)

The first Torneo Magistral chess tournament to be organized in Merida, Mexico was held from June 13th to the 19th, 2000. Four grandmasters were invited to compete in the double round robin event. The participants were (in order of Elo): Alexey Shirov (2751), Vladimir Akopian (2660), Judit Polgar (2658), and Gilberto Hernandez (2560). The ratings of the players qualified the tournament as Category XVII. Shirov edged out Polgar by half a point in the final to win one of the highest category tournaments of his career by that point. Final standings and crosstable:

1 Shirov ** 1½ 0½ 11 4 2 Polgar 0½ ** 1½ ½1 3½ 3 Hernandez 1½ 0½ ** 0½ 2½ 4 Akopian 00 ½0 1½ ** 2

Original collection: Game Collection: Merida 2000, by User: suenteus po 147.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Polgar vs V Akopian  ½-½192000MeridaC11 French
2. Shirov vs G Hernandez Guerrero 0-1372000MeridaA07 King's Indian Attack
3. Shirov vs Polgar 1-0482000MeridaB42 Sicilian, Kan
4. G Hernandez Guerrero vs V Akopian  0-1412000MeridaB83 Sicilian
5. V Akopian vs Shirov 0-1812000MeridaC07 French, Tarrasch
6. Polgar vs G Hernandez Guerrero 1-0322000MeridaC11 French
7. V Akopian vs Polgar 0-1352000MeridaE12 Queen's Indian
8. G Hernandez Guerrero vs Shirov  ½-½302000MeridaC11 French
9. Polgar vs Shirov  ½-½212000MeridaC11 French
10. V Akopian vs G Hernandez Guerrero  ½-½272000MeridaA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. G Hernandez Guerrero vs Polgar  ½-½172000MeridaB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. Shirov vs V Akopian 1-0472000MeridaC18 French, Winawer
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