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Phillips & Drew GLC Kings Tournament

Anatoly Karpov9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Murray Chandler8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Lev Polugaevsky8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Jan Timman7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Zoltan Ribli7/13(+2 -1 =10)[games]
Yasser Seirawan7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi6.5/13(+2 -2 =9)[games]
Rafael Vaganian6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
Ulf Andersson5.5/13(+1 -3 =9)[games]
Anthony Miles5.5/13(+2 -4 =7)[games]
Jonathan Speelman5.5/13(+1 -3 =9)[games]
Andrew Jonathan Mestel5/13(+1 -4 =8)[games]
John Nunn5/13(+2 -5 =6)[games]
Eugenio Torre5/13(+1 -4 =8)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Phillips & Drew GLC Kings (1984)

During the 1980's the city of London experienced a chess renaissance that made it the premier chess capital of the West. The culmination of this activity was to host the first half of the Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Rematch (1986). The other events that helped London achieve this status included the USSR vs. Rest of the World (1984) match and a series of tournaments sponsored by the stock-broking firm Phillips & Drew (the others being Phillips & Drew Kings (1980) and Phillips & Drew Kings (1982)). This 1984 event was a fourteen player Category 14 tournament that was sponsored by both Phillips & Drew and the Greater London Council (GLC). It was also the first ever all GM tournament to be held in the United Kingdom. It ran from the 26th of April to the 11th of May and was held in the County Hall, London.

County Hall, London, England, 26 April - 11 May 1984

Rtng 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Karpov 2700 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 9 2 Chandler 2515 0 * 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 8 3 Polugaevsky 2615 * 1 1 0 1 1 8 4 Timman 2610 0 * 1 1 1 7 5 Ribli 2610 0 * 1 1 7 6 Seirawan 2525 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 0 7 7 Korchnoi 2635 0 1 1 0 * 6 8 Vaganian 2630 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 6 9 Andersson 2630 0 0 0 1 * 5 10 Miles 2615 0 1 0 0 * 0 1 5 11 Speelman 2495 0 0 1 0 * 5 12 Mestel 2540 0 0 0 0 1 * 5 13 Nunn 2600 0 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 5 14 Torre 2565 1 0 0 0 0 * 5

The Round 3 Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 game won the brilliancy prize which consisted of a Countdown electronic chess clock presented by Mr Gareth Williams.

The main source for this collection was the Phillips & Drew GLC tournament booklet published by Robert Wade.

Previous edition: Phillips & Drew Kings (1982). Next: GLC Chess Challenge (1986).

Original collection: Game Collection: 1984 Phillips & Drew GLC Kings Tt by User: Benzol. Thanks to <Tabanus> and <Chessical> for finding the dates on which the rounds took place.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Speelman vs Korchnoi  ½-½211984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsE16 Queen's Indian
2. Ulf Andersson vs Karpov ½-½251984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
3. Chandler vs E Torre 1-0331984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
4. Timman vs A J Mestel  1-0311984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsA53 Old Indian
5. Nunn vs Ribli  ½-½221984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. Polugaevsky vs Seirawan 1-0441984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsE20 Nimzo-Indian
7. Miles vs Vaganian  0-1441984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsA34 English, Symmetrical
8. Karpov vs Chandler 1-0371984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. E Torre vs Timman  ½-½421984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsA48 King's Indian
10. Ribli vs Vaganian  1-0411984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
11. Nunn vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½201984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. Seirawan vs Speelman  1-0601984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Korchnoi vs Miles  ½-½451984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
14. A J Mestel vs Polugaevsky  ½-½151984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsA13 English
15. Speelman vs A J Mestel  ½-½151984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
16. Vaganian vs Korchnoi  ½-½651984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsA13 English
17. Miles vs Seirawan  ½-½221984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. Polugaevsky vs E Torre 1-0331984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
19. Chandler vs Nunn  1-0401984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsB07 Pirc
20. Timman vs Karpov 0-1261984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsC45 Scotch Game
21. Ulf Andersson vs Ribli ½-½191984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsE12 Queen's Indian
22. Nunn vs Timman  ½-½491984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. Ribli vs Korchnoi  ½-½221984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsE16 Queen's Indian
24. E Torre vs Speelman ½-½841984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
25. Ulf Andersson vs Chandler  0-1431984Phillips & Drew GLC KingsD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: 12 scoresheets of Tony Miles from the 1984 Philips & Drew closed tournament in London, sold for EUR 93.17

http://www.gmsquare.com/cgi-bin/auc...

Apr-14-14  zanzibar: Held in GLC County Hall, where GLC = Greater London Council.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greate...

Since the Council helped sponsor the event, along with brokerage Phillips & Drew, they desire their fair share of the event title.

Apr-14-14  zanzibar: And it might be mentioned that Polugaevsky vs Torre won the Brilliancy Prize for the tournament.

I couldn't find mention of this in the ~7 pages of kibitzing, but it be there.

Oct-29-16  allan.dinglasan: The only defeat of Karpov was dealth by our very own Eugene Torre.
Apr-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Great result for Murray Chandler and the place where Korchnoi and Karpov played each other in a tournament for the first time since Korchnoi's defection.
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