Linares Super Tournament 1997 - Round 1



Round 1  4/2/1997



Kramnik, Vladimir   -  Gelfand, Boris      1/2   15  D15  Slav defence

Polgar, Judit       -  Nikolic, Predrag    1-0   59  C18  French; Winawer

Adams, Michael      -  Dreev, Alexey       1-0   54  B70  Sicilian; Dragon

Anand, Viswanathan  -  Kasparov, Gary      0-1   41  B85  Sicilian

Shirov, Alexei      -  Piket, Jeroen       0-1   40  C92  Ruy Lopez

Ivanchuk, Vassily   -  Topalov, Veselin    0-1   29  D40  QGD; Tarrasch Defence








[Event "It"] [Site "Linares ESP"] [Date "1997.02.04"] [Round "01"] [White "Polgar,J"] [Black "Nikolic,Pr"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C18"] [WhiteElo "2645"] [BlackElo "2655"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. Qg4 Kf8 8. Bd2 Qc7 9. Rc1 Qa5 10. h4 Qxa3 11. h5 h6 12. Rh3 c4 13. Rf3 Nbc6 14. Rf4 b5 15. Qf3 Nd8 16. g4 Ke8 17. Nh3 Rb8 18. g5 Nf5 19. Bg2 a5 20. gxh6 Nxh6 21. Qg3 Kf8 22. Rf3 Nc6 23. Ng5 Rb7 24. Bh3 Nd8 25. Qg1 Ng8 26. Bg4 Qb2 27. Nh3 b4 28. Nf4 Ne7 29. Bh3 b3 30. Ke2 a4 31. Ng6+ Nxg6 32. Qxg6 Qa3 33. h6 Rxh6 34. Bxh6 gxh6 35. Qf6 Ke8 36. Rg1 Qf8 37. cxb3 cxb3 38. Kd2 b2 39. Kc2 a3 40. Kb1 a2+ 41. Kxa2 Ra7+ 42. Kxb2 Qa3+ 43. Kc2 Qa2+ 44. Kd3 Qc4+ 45. Ke3 Qxc3+ 46. Kf4 Qxd4+ 47. Kg3 Re7 48. Bf1 Qb2 49. Bd3 Nc6 50. Re3 d4 51. Rf3 Qb8 52. Re1 Kd7 53. Kh3 Qb4 54. Rc1 Qa4 55. Be4 Bb7 56. Rd3 Qa7 57. Rc4 Qa1 58. Bxc6+ Bxc6 59. Rdxd4+ 1-0 [Event "It"] [Site "Linares ESP"] [Date "1997.02.04"] [Round "01"] [White "Kramnik,V"] [Black "Gelfand,B"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D15"] [WhiteElo "2740"] [BlackElo "2700"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 d5 4. d4 a6 5. a4 e6 6. g3 dxc4 7. Bg2 c5 8. O-O cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nbd7 10. Nc2 Qc7 11. Qd4 Bc5 12. Qh4 Be7 13. Na3 Ne5 14. Bf4 h6 15. Bxe5 1/2-1/2 [Event "It"] [Site "Linares ESP"] [Date "1997.02.04"] [Round "01"] [White "Adams,Mi"] [Black "Dreev,A"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B70"] [WhiteElo "2665"] [BlackElo "2650"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. g3 g6 7. Bg2 Bg7 8. Nxc6 bxc6 9. e5 dxe5 10. Qxd8+ Kxd8 11. Bxc6 Rb8 12. Be3 Rxb2 13. O-O-O+ Kc7 14. Bb5 Rb4 15. a3 Rxb5 16. Nxb5+ Kb7 17. Nxa7 Bf5 18. Kb2 Ng4 19. Nb5 Rc8 20. Rd2 Ka6 21. a4 e4+ 22. Bd4 Bh6 23. Re2 e5 24. Ba7 Rc4 25. h3 Nf6 26. Nd6 Rxa4 27. Be3 Bf8 28. Nxf5 Rb4+ 29. Kc1 gxf5 30. c3 Ra4 31. Kb2 Kb5 32. Rd2 Be7 33. Bg5 e3 34. Bxe3 Kc4 35. Ra1 Rxa1 36. Kxa1 Nd5 37. Kb2 Bd8 38. Kc2 Ba5 39. Rd1 h5 40. Bd2 Bb6 41. Be1 f4 42. Ra1 f3 43. Ra4+ Kc5 44. c4 Nf6 45. Ba5 Nd7 46. Kd3 f5 47. Bxb6+ Kxb6 48. Ke3 e4 49. Rb4+ Kc6 50. Rb5 Nc5 51. Rb8 Nd7 52. Rh8 Ne5 53. Kd4 Nd3 54. Rxh5 1-0 [Event "It"] [Site "Linares ESP"] [Date "1997.02.04"] [Round "01"] [White "Anand,V"] [Black "Kasparov,G"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B85"] [WhiteElo "2765"] [BlackElo "2795"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Be7 8. a4 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. f4 Qc7 11. Kh1 Re8 12. Bf3 Rb8 13. Qd2 Na5 14. Qf2 Nc4 15. Bc1 e5 16. Nde2 exf4 17. Nxf4 Be6 18. b3 Ne5 19. Bb2 Rbc8 20. Rac1 Qc5 21. Qg3 g6 22. Nce2 Nxf3 23. gxf3 b5 24. axb5 axb5 25. Bd4 Qc6 26. Qg2 b4 27. Ng3 Qb5 28. Nxe6 fxe6 29. f4 e5 30. Bb2 Rc5 31. f5 g5 32. Rce1 Qc6 33. Re2 Kf7 34. Bc1 Rg8 35. Be3 Rc3 36. Bd2 Rxc2 37. Bxb4 Rxe2 38. Qxe2 h5 39. Nxh5 Nxe4 40. Qf3 g4 41. Qg2 Rh8 0-1 [Event "It"] [Site "Linares ESP"] [Date "1997.02.04"] [Round "01"] [White "Shirov,A"] [Black "Piket,Je"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C92"] [WhiteElo "2690"] [BlackElo "2640"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nd7 10. d4 Nb6 11. Nbd2 exd4 12. cxd4 Nb4 13. Nf1 c5 14. a3 Nc6 15. d5 Ne5 16. Nxe5 dxe5 17. Be3 Bd6 18. Qd2 Bd7 19. Rec1 Qe7 20. Qa5 Rfb8 21. Nd2 Be8 22. Bd1 Nd7 23. a4 Nb6 24. axb5 axb5 25. Qc3 Rxa1 26. Rxa1 c4 27. Ra6 Bb4 28. Qc1 Bc5 29. Nb3 Bxe3 30. Qxe3 Qc7 31. Na5 b4 32. Rxb6 Qxb6 33. Qxb6 Rxb6 34. Nxc4 Ra6 35. Bg4 Bb5 36. Nxe5 Ra1+ 37. Kh2 Rb1 38. d6 Kf8 39. Bc8 Rxb2 40. Bb7 f6 0-1 [Event "It"] [Site "Linares ESP"] [Date "1997.02.04"] [Round "01"] [White "Ivanchuk,V"] [Black "Topalov,V"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D40"] [WhiteElo "2740"] [BlackElo "2725"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. e3 e6 5. d4 d5 6. a3 a6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. b4 Ba7 9. Bb2 O-O 10. Bd3 Qe7 11. O-O Rd8 12. Qe2 Bd7 13. Rac1 Rac8 14. cxd5 exd5 15. h3 h6 16. Rfd1 Be6 17. b5 axb5 18. Nxb5 Bb8 19. Bb1 Ne4 20. Ba2 Ng5 21. Nfd4 Nxd4 22. Bxd4 Ne4 23. a4 Rc6 24. Ba7 Rdc8 25. Qb2 Qh4 26. Rxc6 bxc6 27. Rc1 Nxf2 28. Qxf2 Bh2+ 29. Kf1 Qxa4 0-1