Madrid 1997

Round 1


[Event "It"]
[Site "Madrid ESP"]
[Date "1997.05.21"]
[Round "01"]
[White "Akopian,V"]
[Black "Illescas Cordoba,M"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A07"]
[WhiteElo "2655"]
[BlackElo "2635"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 c6 4. c4 e6 5. O-O Nf6 6. cxd5 Bxf3 7. Bxf3 cxd5
8. d3 Nc6 9. Nc3 Bc5 10. Bd2 O-O 11. Rc1 Rc8 12. a3 h6 13. Bg2 Qe7 14. b4
Bd6 15. Qa4 Nd7 16. e4 Nb6 17. Qd1 dxe4 18. Nxe4 Nd5 19. Re1 Ne5 20. Qe2
Rxc1 21. Bxc1 Nd7 22. Bb2 Rd8 23. Nxd6 Qxd6 24. Rc1 N7f6 25. Bxf6 Nxf6 26.
Bxb7 Qxd3 27. Qxd3 Rxd3 28. Rc8+ Kh7 29. a4 Rd4 30. Ra8 Rxb4 31. Rxa7 Ng4
32. Bf3 Ne5 33. Be2 Rb2 34. Kf1 Rb1+ 35. Kg2 Rb2 36. Kf1 Rb1+ 37. Kg2 Rb2
38. Bb5 g5 39. h3 h5 40. Rb7 Ra2 41. Rc7 Kg6 42. Kf1 g4 43. hxg4 hxg4 44.
Be8 Kf5 45. Bb5 Ke4 46. Rc1 Kd4 47. Rd1+ Kc5 48. Re1 Nf3 49. Rc1+ Kd6 50.
Rc6+ Ke5 51. Rc5+ Kf6 52. Rc1 Kg5 53. Kg2 Kg6 54. Bc6 Ne5 55. Be4+ f5 56.
Bc2 Kf6 57. Kf1 Nf3 58. Bd1 e5 59. Rc5 Nd4 60. Ke1 Nf3+ 61. Kf1 e4 62. a5
Ne5 63. Bc2 Ra1+ 64. Ke2 Nf3 65. Bd1 Ra2+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "It"]
[Site "Madrid ESP"]
[Date "1997.05.21"]
[Round "01"]
[White "Beliavsky,A"]
[Black "Piket,Je"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D15"]
[WhiteElo "2665"]
[BlackElo "2640"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. a4 e6 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. e3 Qa5 8.
Nd2 Bb4 9. Qc2 c5 10. Be2 cxd4 11. exd4 dxc4 12. Bxf6 Nxf6 13. Nxc4 Qc7 14.
Qb3 Bd6 15. a5 O-O 16. Qb6 Rd8 17. Bf3 Rb8 18. O-O-O Nd5 19. Qxc7 Bxc7 20.
Rhe1 Nb4 21. Nb6 Bxb6 22. axb6 Rd6 23. d5 Rxb6 24. Bg4 Kf8 25. dxe6 Bxe6
26. Bxe6 fxe6 27. Rd7 Rc8 28. Re3 Nd5 29. Rg3 Ne7 30. Kb1 Ke8 31. Rd2 Nf5
32. Rgd3 Rbc6 33. Ne4 Rc1+ 34. Ka2 h5 35. f3 R8c2 36. Rd8+ Kf7 37. R2d7+
Kg6 38. g4 hxg4 39. fxg4 Nh6 40. h3 Rc4 41. Nc3 Rh1 42. Re8 Rxh3 43. Rxe6+
Kh7 44. Ne4 Ra4+ 45. Kb1 Rh1+ 46. Kc2 Rf1 47. Ng5+ Kg8 48. Ree7 Rxg4 49.
Rxg7+ Kh8 50. Rh7+ Kg8 51. Rdg7+ 1-0

[Event "It"]
[Site "Madrid ESP"]
[Date "1997.05.21"]
[Round "01"]
[White "Shirov,A"]
[Black "Polgar,J"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B54"]
[WhiteElo "2690"]
[BlackElo "2645"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 d6 6. g4 a6 7. Be3 Nge7 8.
f4 b5 9. g5 Bb7 10. Bg2 h6 11. gxh6 Ng6 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. Qd4 Qh4+ 14. Kd2
gxh6 15. Raf1 Rg8 16. Kc1 Rc8 17. Rhg1 Ne7 18. Qd2 b4 19. Nd1 Ba4 20. b3
Bb5 21. Rf3 Nc6 22. Rh3 Qd8 23. Kb1 Rg4 24. Nf2 Rxg2 25. Rxg2 Bf1 26. Ng4
Bg7 27. f5 Bc3 28. Qf2 Bxg2 29. Qxg2 exf5 30. Nxh6 Kd7 31. Nxf5 Qg8 32. Qe2
Qg6 33. Rh6 Qg8 34. Rxd6+ Ke8 35. Qxa6 Ne7 36. Qb5+ 1-0

[Event "It"]
[Site "Madrid ESP"]
[Date "1997.05.21"]
[Round "01"]
[White "Salov,V"]
[Black "Topalov,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E29"]
[WhiteElo "2665"]
[BlackElo "2725"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Bd3 O-O 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 Nc6
8. Nf3 d6 9. e4 h6 10. h3 e5 11. d5 Ne7 12. Nd2 Nh7 13. g4 Ng6 14. Nf1 Nf4
15. Qf3 Qf6 16. Bc2 Nxd5 17. Qxf6 Ndxf6 18. f3 Ng5 19. Kf2 Kh7 20. Ne3 g6
21. a4 b6 22. a5 bxa5 23. Rxa5 Ne6 24. Rd1 Rd8 25. h4 Kg7 26. Bd2 Nf4 27.
Rda1 Rd7 28. Ba4 Rc7 29. Bb5 Bd7 30. Ra6 Rb7 31. R1a5 Ne8 32. Bxd7 Rxd7 33.
Nd5 Nxd5 34. cxd5 f6 35. Ke2 g5 36. h5 Rb7 37. c4 Kf7 38. Ra2 Ke7 39. Kd3
Nc7 40. R6a3 Kd7 41. Kc2 Kc8 1/2-1/2

[Event "It"]
[Site "Madrid ESP"]
[Date "1997.05.21"]
[Round "01"]
[White "Short,N"]
[Black "San Segundo,P"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B66"]
[WhiteElo "2690"]
[BlackElo "2505"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8.
O-O-O h6 9. Be3 Be7 10. f4 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 b5 12. Qe3 Qc7 13. e5 dxe5 14.
fxe5 Nd7 15. Ne4 Bb7 16. Nd6+ Qxd6 17. exd6 Bg5 18. Qxg5 hxg5 19. Bxg7 Rh4
20. Bd4 f5 21. h3 Rc8 22. Rg1 Be4 23. c3 Rc6 24. Be3 g4 25. Bf2 Rh7 26.
hxg4 fxg4 27. Be2 Bf5 28. Bg3 Nf6 29. Rd4 Rc5 30. Rgd1 e5 31. Rb4 Ne4 32.
Be1 Rd7 33. a4 bxa4 34. Rxa4 a5 35. c4 Rxd6 36. Rxd6 Nxd6 37. Rxa5 Rxa5 38.
Bxa5 Be4 39. Bb4 Nf5 40. Bxg4 Ne3 41. Bf3 Bf5 42. b3 Kd7 43. Bc5 Ng4 44.
Kd2 Nf6 45. Bb6 Ne4+ 46. Ke3 Nd6 47. Bc5 Nf7 48. Be4 Bg4 49. Bd5 Ng5 50. b4
Ne6 51. Ke4 1-0