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Amsterdam VSB 1993
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The seventh Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank (VSB) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from May 6th to the 13th, 1993. Lies Muller acted as director and Geurt Gijssen served as arbiter. Four of the world's best grandmasters were invited to participate in the double round robin event, including (in order of ELO): Indian grandmaster and previous year's memorial co-winner Vishwanathan Anand (2710); Russian grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik (2685); British grandmaster and previous year's memorial co-winner Nigel Short (2655); and Dutch grandmaster Jeroen Piket (2590). The average of the combined ratings of the players ranked this event as category XVII. The event was quite exciting as the tournament lead switched hands a couple of times over the ensuing rounds. Short and Kramnik swapped points, with Kramnik confessing afterwards he was stupid to resign to Short in the fourth round. Anand gained two points off Piket, but then fell to Short in the final round. At the final three of the four participants shared first place, each with 3.5/6. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Short 3.5/6 ** 01 ½1 ½½

2 Kramnik 3.5/6 10 ** ½½ ½1

3 Anand 3.5/6 ½0 ½½ ** 11

4 Piket 1.5/6 ½½ ½0 00 **

Round One, Game #1, May 6th
Kramnik vs Short, 1993 
(A15) English, 51 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #2
Piket vs Anand, 1993 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 30 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #3, May 7th
Anand vs Short, 1993
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #4
Piket vs Kramnik, 1993
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #5, May 8th
Kramnik vs Anand, 1993 
(A17) English, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #6
Short vs Piket, 1993
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #7, May 10th
Anand vs Piket, 1993 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 61 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #8
Short vs Kramnik, 1993 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #9, May 11th
Anand vs Kramnik, 1993 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #10
Piket vs Short, 1993
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #11, May 13th
Kramnik vs Piket, 1993 
(A16) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #12
Short vs Anand, 1993 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

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