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Merida 2000
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The first Torneo Magistral chess tournament to be organized in Merida, Mexico was held from June 13th to the 19th, 2000. Four grandmasters were invited to compete in the double round robin event. The participants were (in order of ELO): Alexey Shirov (2751), Vladimir Akopian (2660), Judit Polgar (2658), and Gilberto Hernandez (2560). The average of the combined ratings of the players qualified the tournament as a category XVII event. Shirov edged out Polgar by half a point in the final to win one of the highest category tournaments of his career by that point. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Shirov 4/6 ** 1 0 11

2 Polgar 3.5/6 0 ** 1 1

3 Hernandez 2.5/6 1 0 ** 0

4 Akopian 2/6 00 0 1 **

Round One, Game #1
Judit Polgar vs Akopian, 2000
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
Shirov vs G Hernandez Guerrero, 2000 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #3
G Hernandez Guerrero vs Akopian, 2000
(B83) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #4
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 2000 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 48 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #5
Akopian vs Shirov, 2000 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 81 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #6
Judit Polgar vs G Hernandez Guerrero, 2000 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #7
Akopian vs Judit Polgar, 2000 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #8
G Hernandez Guerrero vs Shirov, 2000
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #9
Akopian vs G Hernandez Guerrero, 2000
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #10
Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 2000
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #11
G Hernandez Guerrero vs Judit Polgar, 2000
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #12
Shirov vs Akopian, 2000 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

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