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Linz Tournament

Valeri Beim7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Zoltan Almasi7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Etienne Bacrot6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Igor Glek6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Ian Rogers4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Oleg Romanishin4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Markus Wach3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Zigurds Lanka3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Harald Casagrande0.5/9(+0 -8 =1)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Linz (1997)
Just your average everyday Category 12 tournament with an average rating of 2542, featuring this group of players:

Zoltan Almasi, Etienne Bacrot, Valeri Beim, Harald Casagrande, Igor V Glek, Viktor Korchnoi, Zigurds Lanka, Ian Rogers, Oleg Romanishin, Markus Wach.

From the start it developed into a race between Almasi and Beim. The former kept his half-point advantage when the two leaders drew in round 8, but the last round saw Beim catch up by overcoming some heroic resistance by Korchnoi while Almasi drew with Bacrot.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Beim * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 7.0 2 Almasi ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 7.0 3 Bacrot ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 6.0 4 Glek ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 6.0 5 Rogers 0 0 0 1 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 4.5 6 Romanishin 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 4.0 7 Korchnoi 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 4.0 8 Wach ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 0 1 3.0 9 Lanka 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ 3.0 10 Casagrande 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ * 0.5

The Mr. Nice Guy award goes to Zigurds Lanka for his last round draw with Casagrande. For an interesting game, take a look at Korchnoi's amazing drawing resource in M Wach vs Korchnoi, 1997.

Original collection: Game Collection: Linz 1997, by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Rogers vs Beim  0-1841997LinzB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
2. H Casagrande vs M Wach  0-1401997LinzD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
3. Korchnoi vs Bacrot  1-0521997LinzA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
4. Z Almasi vs Lanka  1-0391997LinzB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
5. Glek vs Romanishin  ½-½451997LinzB40 Sicilian
6. Lanka vs M Wach  1-0401997LinzB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
7. Romanishin vs H Casagrande  1-0381997LinzA04 Reti Opening
8. Bacrot vs I Rogers  1-0381997LinzD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Beim vs Glek  ½-½111997LinzA15 English
10. Z Almasi vs Korchnoi 1-0331997LinzC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. Glek vs Bacrot  ½-½641997LinzB89 Sicilian
12. I Rogers vs Z Almasi  0-1721997LinzE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
13. Korchnoi vs Lanka  ½-½601997LinzE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
14. M Wach vs Romanishin  ½-½361997LinzC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
15. H Casagrande vs Beim 0-1421997LinzB06 Robatsch
16. Bacrot vs H Casagrande 1-0281997LinzA44 Old Benoni Defense
17. Korchnoi vs I Rogers  ½-½421997LinzE91 King's Indian
18. Lanka vs Romanishin  ½-½1151997LinzC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Z Almasi vs Glek  ½-½241997LinzC14 French, Classical
20. Beim vs M Wach  ½-½191997LinzD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Glek vs Korchnoi  1-0651997LinzA07 King's Indian Attack
22. Romanishin vs Beim  0-1421997LinzA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
23. I Rogers vs Lanka  ½-½261997LinzB89 Sicilian
24. M Wach vs Bacrot  ½-½871997LinzB06 Robatsch
25. H Casagrande vs Z Almasi  0-1561997LinzA45 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
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