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Tilburg Fontys 1997
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 2nd Annual Fontys International Chess Tournament was a category XVII event held in Tilburg, The Netherlands from September 26th to October 10th, 1997. 12 of the world's top players, including the World Champion, competed in a round robin format. The participants were (in order of ELO): Garry Kasparov (2820), Vladimir Kramnik (2770), Alexei Shirov (2700), Michael Adams (2680), Judit Polgar (2670), Loek van Wely (2665), Joel Lautier (2660), Peter Svidler (2660), Peter Leko (2635), Jeroen Piket (2630), Alexander Onischuk (2625), and Tal Shaked (2500). The tournament was a major landmark for young grandmasters Kramnik and Svidler as they tied with Kasparov for first place with 8/11, a full point above the rest of the strong field. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Svidler 8/11 * 1 = = = = 1 = = 1 1 1

02 Kasparov 8/11 0 * = = 1 1 1 = 1 = 1 1

03 Kramnik 8/11 = = * = = = 1 1 1 = 1 1

04 Adams 7/11 = = = * = = = 1 = 1 = 1

05 Leko 7/11 = 0 = = * = = 1 1 = 1 1

06 Polgar 6/11 = 0 = = = * 1 = = 1 = =

07 Shirov 5/11 0 0 0 = = 0 * = 1 1 = 1

08 Lautier 4.5/11 = = 0 0 0 = = * = 0 1 1

09 Van Wely 4.5/11 = 0 0 = 0 = 0 = * = 1 1

10 Onischuk 4/11 0 = = 0 = 0 0 1 = * = =

11 Piket 2.5/11 0 0 0 = 0 = = 0 0 = * =

12 Shaked 1.5/11 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 = = *

Round One, Game #1
Svidler vs Leko, 1997 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
Adams vs Onischuk, 1997 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #3
Shirov vs Piket, 1997
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
Van Wely vs Kasparov, 1997 
(A25) English, 51 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #5
Lautier vs Judit Polgar, 1997
(A16) English, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #6
Shaked vs Kramnik, 1997  
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #7
Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #8
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #9
Leko vs Adams, 1997
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #10
Onischuk vs Lautier, 1997 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 63 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #11
Van Wely vs Shaked, 1997
(E97) King's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #12
Piket vs Svidler, 1997 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Ropund Three, Game #13
Svidler vs Kramnik, 1997
(B33) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #14
Adams vs Piket, 1997 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #15
Judit Polgar vs Onischuk, 1997 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 107 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #16
Shirov vs Van Wely, 1997 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #17
Lautier vs Leko, 1997 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #18
Shaked vs Kasparov, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 20 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #19
Kasparov vs Onischuk, 1997 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #20
Kramnik vs Adams, 1997
(A15) English, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #21
Leko vs Judit Polgar, 1997
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #22
Van Wely vs Svidler, 1997
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #23
Piket vs Lautier, 1997 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #24
Shaked vs Shirov, 1997 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 91 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #25
Svidler vs Shaked, 1997
(C18) French, Winawer, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #26
Adams vs Van Wely, 1997
(B54) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #27
Judit Polgar vs Piket, 1997
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #28
Shirov vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #29
Onischuk vs Leko, 1997
(B83) Sicilian, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #30
Lautier vs Kramnik, 1997 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 53 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #31
Kasparov vs Leko, 1997 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #32
Kramnik vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #33
Van Wely vs Lautier, 1997
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #34
Shirov vs Svidler, 1997 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 35 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #35
Piket vs Onischuk, 1997
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #36
Shaked vs Adams, 1997
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 56 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #37
Svidler vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B50) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #38
Adams vs Shirov, 1997 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #39
Leko vs Piket, 1997 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #40
Judit Polgar vs Van Wely, 1997 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #41
Onischuk vs Kramnik, 1997
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #42
Lautier vs Shaked, 1997
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #43
Kasparov vs Piket, 1997 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #44
Svidler vs Adams, 1997 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #45
Kramnik vs Leko, 1997 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #46
Van Wely vs Onischuk, 1997
(E12) Queen's Indian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #47
Shirov vs Lautier, 1997
(B32) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #48
Shaked vs Judit Polgar, 1997
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #49
Leko vs Van Wely, 1997 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #50
Adams vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #51
Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1997 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #52
Onischuk vs Shaked, 1997 
(C00) French Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #53
Lautier vs Svidler, 1997
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #54
Piket vs Kramnik, 1997 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #55
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #56
Svidler vs Judit Polgar, 1997
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #57
Adams vs Lautier, 1997 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #58
Van Wely vs Piket, 1997
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #59
Shirov vs Onischuk, 1997 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 50 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #60
Shaked vs Leko, 1997 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #61
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 1997 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #62
Leko vs Shirov, 1997 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #63
Judit Polgar vs Adams, 1997
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #64
Lautier vs Kasparov, 1997 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #65
Onischuk vs Svidler, 1997 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #66
Piket vs Shaked, 1997
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

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