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Amsterdam VSB 1987
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The first Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament was organized by the Verenigde Spaarbank in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from May 7th to the 14th, 1987. The format for the tournament followed that of the Euwe Jubilee played in Amsterdam a decade earlier, where four of the world top grandmasters were invited to play a double round robin, with rest days coming after the third and fifth rounds. Adjourned games were completed on rest days. The playing hall for the memorial was Singel 548, which was the main building of the bank. The participants of the inaugural event were (in order of ELO): former world champion Anatoli Karpov (2710); Swiss grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi (2625); Dutch grandmaster Jan Timman (2590); and Dutch grandmaster John Van der Wiel (2590). The average of the combined ratings of the players ranked this event as a category XVI tournament. Just as he had a decade earlier in the Euwe Jubilee, Karpov dominated easily, though this time he was joined by undeniable Dutch talent Timman at the final. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Karpov 4/6 ** 1 1

2 Timman 4/6 ** 11

3 Korchnoi 2.5/6 0 **

4 Van der Wiel 1.5/6 0 00 **

Round One, Game #1, May 7th
Van der Wiel vs Timman, 1987
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #2
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1987 
(A28) English, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #3, May 8th
Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi, 1987
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #4
Timman vs Karpov, 1987 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #5, May 9th
Korchnoi vs Timman, 1987
(A04) Reti Opening, 100 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #6
Karpov vs Van der Wiel, 1987 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #7, May 11th
Timman vs Van der Wiel, 1987 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #8
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #9, May 12th
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1987
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #10
Van der Wiel vs Karpov, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #11, May 14th
Korchnoi vs Van der Wiel, 1987
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #12
Karpov vs Timman, 1987 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

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