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Belgrade 1997
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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Investbank sponsored an international chess tournament in Belgrade, Yugoslavia from November 11th to the 21st, 1997. The prestigious A group saw the participation of ten grandmasters whose combined ELO average qualified as a category XVIII event. Although Anand and Ivanchuk finished tied for first, the top prize went to Ivanchuk who had the better progressive score.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Ivanchuk 2725 +58 * = = = = = 1 1 = 1 6.0/9 2 Anand 2765 +13 = * = 0 = 1 = 1 1 1 6.0/9 3 Shirov 2700 +48 = = * = 1 = 0 1 = 1 5.5/9 4 Lautier 2660 +56 = 1 = * 0 = 1 = = = 5.0/9 5 Gelfand 2695 +17 = = 0 1 * = = = = 1 5.0/9 6 Kramnik 2770 -66 = 0 = = = * 1 = = 1 5.0/9 7 Beliavsky 2710 -35 0 = 1 0 = 0 * = 1 1 4.5/9 8 Georgiev 2670 -63 0 0 0 = = = = * = 1 3.5/9 9 Ljubojevic 2565 +16 = 0 = = = = 0 = * 0 3.0/9 10 Kovacevic 2525 -70 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 0 1 * 1.5/9

Round One, November 11th
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B33) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1997
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

A Kovacevic vs Kramnik, 1997 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 74 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Beliavsky, 1997
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs Gelfand, 1997
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 1-0

Round Two, November 12th
Gelfand vs Ljubojevic, 1997
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kiril D Georgiev vs Beliavsky, 1997
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs A Kovacevic, 1997 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Anand, 1997 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

Lautier vs Shirov, 1997
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, November 13th
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1997
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beliavsky vs Gelfand, 1997
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Kovacevic vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1997
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Lautier, 1997 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shirov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, November 14th
Kiril D Georgiev vs Gelfand, 1997 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1997
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Kovacevic vs Anand, 1997
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Ljubojevic, 1997
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lautier vs Beliavsky, 1997
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 35 moves, 1-0

Round Five, November 16th
Anand vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1997 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 30 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky vs Kramnik, 1997 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 34 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Lautier, 1997 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Ivanchuk, 1997
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shirov vs A Kovacevic, 1997
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Six, November 17th
Anand vs Shirov, 1997 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kiril D Georgiev vs Lautier, 1997
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Beliavsky, 1997
(B07) Pirc, 41 moves, 1-0

A Kovacevic vs Ljubojevic, 1997
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 61 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Gelfand, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, November 19th
Beliavsky vs A Kovacevic, 1997 
(A04) Reti Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Ivanchuk, 1997
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lautier vs Kramnik, 1997
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Anand, 1997 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1997
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, November 20th
Anand vs Beliavsky, 1997 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kiril D Georgiev vs Kramnik, 1997
(D80) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Lautier, 1997
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Kovacevic vs Gelfand, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs Ljubojevic, 1997
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, November 21st
Beliavsky vs Shirov, 1997 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Anand, 1997
(A20) English, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 1997 
(A15) English, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lautier vs A Kovacevic, 1997
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1997
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

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