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Dortmund 1996
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The Dortmund International Chess Tournament held from July 4th to July 15th, 1996 was a category XVIII event. Ten players competed in a round robin format, including (in order of ELO): Vladimir Kramnik (2765), Veselin Topalov (2750), Vishwanathan Anand (2735), Alexei Shirov (2685), Michael Adams (2685), Boris Gelfand (2665), Judit Polgar (2665), Peter Leko (2630), Robert Huebner (2595), and Eric Lobron (2585). Kramnik and Anand tied for first place with an impressive 7/9, a full point over the rest of the field. However, Kramnik was declared champion based on his better Sonneborn-Berger score. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Kramnik 7.0/9 * = = 1 1 1 = 1 1 =

02 Anand 7.0/9 = * = = 1 = 1 1 1 1

03 Gelfand 6.0/9 = = * = = 1 = = 1 1

04 Adams 4.5/9 0 = = * 0 = 1 = = 1

05 Polgar 4.5/9 0 0 = 1 * = 1 0 1 =

06 Shirov 4.0/9 0 = 0 = = * = 1 0 1

07 Topalov 4.0/9 = 0 = 0 0 = * = 1 1

08 Huebner 3.5/9 0 0 = = 1 0 = * = =

09 Lobron 2.5/9 0 0 0 = 0 1 0 = * =

10 Leko 2.0/9 = 0 0 0 = 0 0 = = *

Round One, Game #1
Kramnik vs Gelfand, 1996 
(E97) King's Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
Anand vs E Lobron, 1996 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #3
Shirov vs Topalov, 1996
(E92) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
Leko vs Adams, 1996 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 57 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #5
Huebner vs Judit Polgar, 1996 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 67 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #6
Anand vs Leko, 1996 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #7
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1996 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #8
E Lobron vs Topalov, 1996 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 47 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #9
Adams vs Huebner, 1996
(C42) Petrov Defense, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #10
Judit Polgar vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B57) Sicilian, 66 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #11
Huebner vs Anand, 1996
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 36 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #12
Leko vs E Lobron, 1996
(B33) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #13
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #14
Topalov vs Gelfand, 1996
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #15
Kramnik vs Adams, 1996 
(A17) English, 87 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #16
Anand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #17
Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #18
Adams vs Shirov, 1996
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #19
E Lobron vs Gelfand, 1996 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 33 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #20
Leko vs Huebner, 1996
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #21
Kramnik vs Leko, 1996 
(D85) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #22
Shirov vs Anand, 1996
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #23
Gelfand vs Judit Polgar, 1996
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #24
Huebner vs E Lobron, 1996
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #25
Topalov vs Adams, 1996 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 59 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #26
Adams vs Gelfand, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #27
Huebner vs Kramnik, 1996
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 27 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #28
Anand vs Topalov, 1996 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #29
Leko vs Shirov, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 60 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #30
E Lobron vs Judit Polgar, 1996
(E97) King's Indian, 53 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #31
Gelfand vs Anand, 1996
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #32
Judit Polgar vs Adams, 1996 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #33
Kramnik vs E Lobron, 1996
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #34
Shirov vs Huebner, 1996
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #35
Topalov vs Leko, 1996
(B89) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #36
Anand vs Judit Polgar, 1996
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #37
E Lobron vs Adams, 1996
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #38
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1996 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #39
Huebner vs Topalov, 1996
(A10) English, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #40
Leko vs Gelfand, 1996
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 81 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game #41
Gelfand vs Huebner, 1996
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #42
Adams vs Anand, 1996
(B50) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #43
Judit Polgar vs Leko, 1996
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #44
Shirov vs E Lobron, 1996
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game #45
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

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