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Hoogovens Blitz Tournament

Garry Kasparov10.5/13(+9 -1 =3)[games]
Viswanathan Anand9/13(+7 -2 =4)[games]
Vasyl Ivanchuk9/13(+9 -4 =0)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Ivan Sokolov8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Peter Svidler6.5/13(+5 -5 =3)[games]
Veselin Topalov6.5/13(+5 -5 =3)[games]
Rustam Kasimdzhanov6/13(+6 -7 =0)[games]
Jeroen Piket5.5/13(+4 -6 =3)[games]
Manuel Bosboom5.5/13(+5 -7 =1)[games]
Jan Timman5/13(+4 -7 =2)[games]
Loek van Wely4.5/13(+4 -8 =1)[games]
Dimitri Reinderman3.5/13(+2 -8 =3)[games]
Alex Yermolinsky3/13(+0 -7 =6)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hoogovens Blitz (1999)

Played in the De Moriaan centre, Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, 18 January 1999, on the first rest day of the Hoogovens Group A (1999) tournament. Only one of the super grandmasters was missing: Alexey Shirov, who had been treated by a dentist and was under the influence of anaesthesia. He was replaced by Manuel Bosboom, an agile blitz player. Bosboom lost his first three games but he won five games in all and was the only one to beat Kasparov. The games were recorded by the CCS, the Chess Control System of Lost Boys interactive. The time control was five minutes per player per game. Despite his loss to Bosboom, Kasparov won convincingly with 10.5/13 and netted 5,000 Dutch guilders (about $2,570 or $3,900 in 2019 value). According to Gert Ligterink, the blitz was tiring for the two eldest players Timman and Yermolinsky, who both lost in the main tournament the day after. The blitz started in the evening at 7 pm.

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Kasparov 35 2812 * 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 10½ 2 Anand 29 2784 0 * 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 9 3 Ivanchuk 29 2714 0 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 9 4 Kramnik 23 2751 ½ ½ 0 * 1 0 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 8½ 5 Sokolov 30 2610 0 1 1 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ 8 6 Svidler 22 2713 0 0 0 1 ½ * 1 0 0 1 1 1 ½ ½ 6½ 7 Topalov 23 2700 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 * 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 6½ 8 Kasimdzhanov 19 2595 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 1 0 0 1 1 1 6 9 Piket 30 2609 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 0 0 * 1 0 0 1 ½ 5½ 10 Bosboom 35 2490 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 1 ½ 5½ 11 Timman 47 2649 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 * 0 0 1 5 12 Van Wely 26 2636 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 1 4½ 13 Reinderman 26 2542 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 1 1 * ½ 3½ 14 Yermolinsky 40 2597 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * 3

There are seven missing games: Anand vs Ivanchuk 1-0 (R1), Van Wely vs Kasimdzhanov 0-1 (R2), Anand vs Van Wely 1-0 (R5), Yermolinsky vs Svidler ½-½ (R6), Anand vs Sokolov 0-1 (R7), Timman vs Bosboom 0-1 (R8), Reinderman vs Anand 0-1 (R11). Incomplete game scores: M Bosboom vs Kramnik, 1999, Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999, Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1999 and Timman vs Yermolinsky, 1999.

Gert Ligterink in De Volkskrant, 20 January 1999 (https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-ac...)
Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant, 19 January 1999, p. 17 (https://krantenbankzeeland.nl/issue...)
Lost Boys reports archived by the Wayback Machine (https://web.archive.org/web/1999050...)
The Human Comedy of Chess by Hans Ree. Russell Enterprises, Milford 1999. Reprint 2011 (https://books.google.no/books?id=tJ...)

Original collections: Game Collection: Hoogovens Blitz 1999 by User: KingG and Game Collection: Hoogovens Blitz 1999 by User: Tabanus.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Van Wely vs Topalov  0-1461999Hoogovens BlitzA15 English
2. Topalov vs Piket  1-0351999Hoogovens BlitzE91 King's Indian
3. Anand vs Timman  ½-½541999Hoogovens BlitzE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
4. Yermolinsky vs Ivanchuk  0-1621999Hoogovens BlitzD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Van Wely vs Svidler  0-1371999Hoogovens BlitzA34 English, Symmetrical
6. Piket vs Anand  ½-½481999Hoogovens BlitzD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. I Sokolov vs Topalov  1-0801999Hoogovens BlitzB06 Robatsch
8. D Reinderman vs Van Wely  1-0361999Hoogovens BlitzA28 English
9. Piket vs Timman  0-1461999Hoogovens BlitzA04 Reti Opening
10. Svidler vs Kasparov 0-1411999Hoogovens BlitzB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Ivanchuk vs M Bosboom  1-0541999Hoogovens BlitzA50 Queen's Pawn Game
12. M Bosboom vs Yermolinsky  ½-½521999Hoogovens BlitzA50 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Timman vs Ivanchuk 1-0561999Hoogovens BlitzC11 French
14. I Sokolov vs Piket  ½-½591999Hoogovens BlitzE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
15. Kasparov vs D Reinderman 1-0471999Hoogovens BlitzA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. D Reinderman vs Yermolinsky  ½-½421999Hoogovens BlitzB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. Topalov vs Kasparov 0-1541999Hoogovens BlitzA15 English
18. Svidler vs M Bosboom 1-0331999Hoogovens BlitzB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
19. I Sokolov vs Timman  1-0551999Hoogovens BlitzA55 Old Indian, Main line
20. Yermolinsky vs Topalov 0-1451999Hoogovens BlitzD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
21. Van Wely vs Piket  1-0551999Hoogovens BlitzD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Yermolinsky vs Kasparov  ½-½361999Hoogovens BlitzA15 English
23. D Reinderman vs Timman  1-0491999Hoogovens BlitzC67 Ruy Lopez
24. M Bosboom vs I Sokolov  0-1301999Hoogovens BlitzA20 English
25. Svidler vs Topalov 1-0441999Hoogovens BlitzC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
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