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Pan Pacific International, San Francisco, 1995
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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A category 13 event (average rating 2574), featuring a selection of veterans and younger players, with two of the strongest women in the world thrown in for good measure.

Maurice Ashley Walter Browne Larry Mark Christiansen Nick de Firmian Boris Gulko Robert Huebner Viktor Korchnoi John Nunn Zsofia Polgar Jonathan David Tisdall Joshua Waitzkin Xie Jun

The veterans had the best time of it. By round 8, Gulko, Korchnoi and Nunn were tied for the lead and 1.5 points ahead of anyone else. Round nine proved decisive, as Korchnoi disposed of Waitzkin while Gulko lost a strange game to DeFirmian and Nunn could only draw with Huebner. The old man had to face his nearest competitors in the last two rounds, but drew both games handily to maintain his lead.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Korchnoi * = = = 1 = = = 1 1 1 1 8.0 2 Nunn = * = = = = 1 1 = = 1 1 7.5 3 Gulko = = * 0 1 1 = = 1 = 1 1 7.5 4 DeFirmian = = 1 * 0 = = = 1 1 = = 6.5 5 Huebner 0 = 0 1 * = 1 = = = 1 = 6.0 6 Christiansen = = 0 = = * = = = 1 0 1 5.5 7 Xie Jun = 0 = = 0 = * = 1 = = 1 5.5 8 Browne = 0 = = = = = * 0 1 = = 5.0 9 Waitzkin 0 = 0 0 = = 0 1 * = = = 4.0 10 Polgar 0 = = 0 = 0 = 0 = * 1 0 3.5 11 Tisdall 0 0 0 = 0 1 = = = 0 * = 3.5 12 Ashley 0 0 0 = = 0 0 = = 1 = * 3.5

Huebner seemed off form, while DeFirmian and Christiansen never got closer than shouting distance. Xie Jun had the best result of the younger players.

Round 1
Zsofia Polgar vs L Christiansen, 1995
(B32) Sicilian, 73 moves, 0-1

Round 1
Browne vs Huebner, 1995 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1
Xie Jun vs de Firmian, 1995
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1
Ashley vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Round 1
Nunn vs J D Tisdall, 1995 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 68 moves, 1-0

Round 1
Gulko vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 44 moves, 1-0

Round 2
L Christiansen vs Gulko, 1995
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 55 moves, 0-1

Round 2
Waitzkin vs Nunn, 1995 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
J D Tisdall vs Ashley, 1995 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
Korchnoi vs Xie Jun, 1995
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
de Firmian vs Browne, 1995
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
Huebner vs Zsofia Polgar, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Huebner vs L Christiansen, 1995
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Zsofia Polgar vs de Firmian, 1995
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 44 moves, 0-1

Round 3
Browne vs Korchnoi, 1995
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Xie Jun vs J D Tisdall, 1995
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Ashley vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Nunn vs Gulko, 1995
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
L Christiansen vs Nunn, 1995
(E77) King's Indian, 104 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
Gulko vs Ashley, 1995 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 36 moves, 1-0

Round 4
Waitzkin vs Xie Jun, 1995 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 0-1

Round 4
J D Tisdall vs Browne, 1995
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
Korchnoi vs Zsofia Polgar, 1995 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Round 4
de Firmian vs Huebner, 1995
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 0-1

Round 5
de Firmian vs L Christiansen, 1995
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 0-1

Round 5
Zsofia Polgar vs J D Tisdall, 1995 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 5
Browne vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 35 moves, 0-1

Round 5
Xie Jun vs Gulko, 1995
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5
Ashley vs Nunn, 1995
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Round 6
L Christiansen vs Ashley, 1995
(A28) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Round 6
Nunn vs Xie Jun, 1995 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Round 6
Gulko vs Browne, 1995
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6
Waitzkin vs Zsofia Polgar, 1995
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6
J D Tisdall vs Huebner, 1995
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 28 moves, 0-1

Round 6
Korchnoi vs de Firmian, 1995
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
Korchnoi vs L Christiansen, 1995 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
de Firmian vs J D Tisdall, 1995
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
Huebner vs Waitzkin, 1995
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
Zsofia Polgar vs Gulko, 1995
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
Browne vs Nunn, 1995 
(E97) King's Indian, 59 moves, 0-1

Round 7
Xie Jun vs Ashley, 1995
(B58) Sicilian, 66 moves, 1-0

Round 8
L Christiansen vs Xie Jun, 1995
(E77) King's Indian, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8
Ashley vs Browne, 1995
(E12) Queen's Indian, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8
Nunn vs Zsofia Polgar, 1995
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8
Gulko vs Huebner, 1995
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

Round 8
Waitzkin vs de Firmian, 1995
(B44) Sicilian, 53 moves, 0-1

Round 8
J D Tisdall vs Korchnoi, 1995
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 25 moves, 0-1

Round 9
J D Tisdall vs L Christiansen, 1995
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 9
Korchnoi vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(A28) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Round 9
de Firmian vs Gulko, 1995 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 62 moves, 1-0

Round 9
Huebner vs Nunn, 1995
(B33) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9
Zsofia Polgar vs Ashley, 1995
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 63 moves, 0-1

Round 9
Browne vs Xie Jun, 1995
(E97) King's Indian, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
L Christiansen vs Browne, 1995
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
Xie Jun vs Zsofia Polgar, 1995
(B83) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
Ashley vs Huebner, 1995
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
Nunn vs de Firmian, 1995
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
Gulko vs Korchnoi, 1995
(A25) English, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
Waitzkin vs J D Tisdall, 1995
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11
Waitzkin vs L Christiansen, 1995
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11
J D Tisdall vs Gulko, 1995
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 37 moves, 0-1

Round 11
Korchnoi vs Nunn, 1995
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11
de Firmian vs Ashley, 1995
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11
Huebner vs Xie Jun, 1995
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Round 11
Zsofia Polgar vs Browne, 1995 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 0-1

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