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Amsterdam VSB 1994
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The eighth Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank (VSB) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from May 12th to the 19th, 1994. In the wake of Kasparov and Short's split from FIDE and the two world championships, the organizers invited the contenders from both world championships to attend their double round robin event. Anatoli Karpov, though he had participated in previous editions of the tournament, was not amused by this year's list of invitations and thus declined. The participants, then, were (in order of ELO): PCA World Champion Garry Kasparov (2805); Ukranian grandmaster and replacement for Karpov, Vassily Ivanchuk (2710); PCA World Vice-Champion Nigel Short (2655); and FIDE World Vice-Champion Jan Timman (2620). The average of the combined ratings of the players ranked this event as a category XVIII tournament, making it one of the strongest of the year. Kasparov played his usual dominating chess until his encounter with Ivanchuk in the fourth round and was beaten! Things got worse for Kasparov as he and Ivanchuk both won in the fifth round making them tied for first going into the final round. Fortunately for Kasparov, Ivanchuk lost to Timman and left the mighty Gazza as clear first at the final. Kasparov was sure to express his gratitude to Timman at the award's ceremony, not only for the two losses that boosted Kasparov's score, but for knocking Ivanchuk out of the running. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Kasparov 4/6 ** 0 11 1

2 Ivanchuk 3.5/6 1 ** 0 1

3 Timman 2.5/6 00 1 ** 01

4 Short 2/6 0 0 10 **

Round One, Game #1, May 12th
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
Short vs Timman, 1994 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #3, May 13th
Ivanchuk vs Timman, 1994
(E15) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #4
Kasparov vs Short, 1994 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #5, May 14th
Short vs Ivanchuk, 1994
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #6
Timman vs Kasparov, 1994 
(A48) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #7, May 16th
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #8
Timman vs Short, 1994
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 64 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #9, May 17th
Ivanchuk vs Short, 1994 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #10
Kasparov vs Timman, 1994 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #11, May 19th
Short vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #12
Timman vs Ivanchuk, 1994
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

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