FONTYS CHESS TOURNAMENT 1998 Category 18
fontyslogo.gif (10455 bytes) During the third Fontys Chess Tournament Tilburg, starting on 22 October 1998, the public will be treated to a world-class tournament. The original and unique formula of the tournament according to which the 'professor' takes on eleven 'grandmaster students' will be retained. During the previous tournaments, visitors were able to observe supreme chess talents Anatoly Karpov and Gary Kasparov at work as a 'professor'. This years professor is Victor Korchnoi.
First round: friday 23 oct, last round: wednesday 4 nov.
Restdays: sunday 1 nov, tuesday 27 oct.
Playing hall: the 'Ondernemingshuis', Reitseplein 1, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Take bus 46, 47 or 48 from the Trainstation Tilburg, or walk (10 min): when leaving the station turn right, follow the main road (hart v. brabantlaan) for about 500 meters. The palying hall will be on your right.
Name Nationality Rating Date of birth
Anand, Viswanathan India 2795 11.12.69
Kramnik, Vladimir Rusland 2780 25.06.75
Adams, Michael Engeland 2715 17.11.71
Svidler, Peter Rusland 2710 17.06.76
Topalov, Veselin Bulgarije 2700 15.03.75
Leko, Peter Hongarije 2665 08.09.79
Sadler, Matthew Engeland 2660 15.05.74
Zvjaginsev, Vadim Rusland 2650 18.08.76
Van Wely, Loek Nederland 2635 07.10.72
Korchnoi, Viktor Zwitserland 2625 23.03.31
Lautier, JoŽl Frankrijk 2625 12.04.73
Piket, Jeroen Nederland 2605 27.01.69
FONTYS CHESS TOURNAMENT 1998 Category 18
Take the games in PGN format
Round 1 (1998.10.23)

Anand, Viswanathan  -  Lautier, Joel       1-0   39  B32  Sicilian
Adams, Michael      -  Van Wely, Loek      1/2   36  B33  Sicilian; Sveshnikov
Topalov, Veselin    -  Zvjaginsev, Vadim   1/2   46  B54  Sicilian
Leko, Peter         -  Korchnoi, Viktor    1/2   36  C11  French; Classical
Kramnik, Vladimir   -  Svidler, Peter      1/2   25  D86  Gruenfeld indian
Piket, Jeroen       -  Sadler, Matthew     1/2   20  D20  QGA;

Round 2 (1998.10.24)

Anand, Viswanathan  -  Kramnik, Vladimir   1-0   35  C42  Petroff defence
Svidler, Peter      -  Piket, Jeroen       1-0   47  C98  Ruy Lopez
Zvjaginsev, Vadim   -  Leko, Peter         1/2   35  D91  Gruenfeld indian
Sadler, Matthew     -  Topalov, Veselin    1/2   34  E42  Nimzo indian
Korchnoi, Viktor    -  Adams, Michael      0-1   87  A14  English; 1.c4
Lautier, Joel       -  Van Wely, Loek      1/2   20  A57  Benko gambit
 Round 3 (1998.10.25)

 Topalov, Veselin    -  Svidler, Peter      1-0   47  C90  Ruy Lopez
 Adams, Michael      -  Zvjaginsev, Vadim   1/2   32  B82  Sicilian
 Van Wely, Loek      -  Korchnoi, Viktor    1-0   60  D33  Queen's gambit
 Leko, Peter         -  Sadler, Matthew     1/2   34  B90  Sicilian; Najdorf
 Kramnik, Vladimir   -  Lautier, Joel       1-0   24  D30  Queen's gambit
 Piket, Jeroen       -  Anand, Viswanathan  1/2   21  D47  Semi-Slav

Round 4 (1998.10.26)

Anand, Viswanathan  -  Topalov, Veselin    1/2   46  B80  Sicilian
Sadler, Matthew     -  Adams, Michael      1-0   41  E43  Nimzo indian
Zvjaginsev, Vadim   -  Van Wely, Loek      1/2   33  A28  English; 1.c4 e5
Svidler, Peter      -  Leko, Peter         1/2   23  B12  Caro-Kann
Kramnik, Vladimir   -  Piket, Jeroen       1/2   51  D44  QGD; Botwinnik
Lautier, Joel       -  Korchnoi, Viktor    1/2   21  E12  Nimzo indian

Round 5 (1998.10.28)

Topalov, Veselin    -  Kramnik, Vladimir   1/2   46  C42  Petroff defence
Adams, Michael      -  Svidler, Peter      1-0   44  B90  Sicilian; Najdorf
Van Wely, Loek      -  Sadler, Matthew     1/2   67  D20  QGA;
Leko, Peter         -  Anand, Viswanathan  1/2   25  C82  Ruy Lopez
Piket, Jeroen       -  Lautier, Joel       1-0   23  E21  Nimzo indian
Korchnoi, Viktor    -  Zvjaginsev, Vadim   1/2   28  D58  QGD;

Round 6 (1998.10.29)

Anand, Viswanathan  -  Adams, Michael      1-0   32  E32  Nimzo indian
Sadler, Matthew     -  Korchnoi, Viktor    1/2   21  E52  Nimzo indian
Svidler, Peter      -  Van Wely, Loek      1-0   60  B31  Sicilian
Piket, Jeroen       -  Topalov, Veselin    1/2   47  E94  Kings indian; Classical
Kramnik, Vladimir   -  Leko, Peter         0-1   45  E60  Kings indian
Lautier, Joel       -  Zvjaginsev, Vadim   0-1   59  D47  Semi-Slav

Round 7 (1998.10.30)

Leko, Peter         -  Piket, Jeroen       1/2   27  C42  Petroff defence
Zvjaginsev, Vadim   -  Sadler, Matthew     1/2   39  B52  Sicilian
Van Wely, Loek      -  Anand, Viswanathan  1/2   27  E13  Nimzo indian
Adams, Michael      -  Kramnik, Vladimir   1/2   20  C24  1.e4 e5
Topalov, Veselin    -  Lautier, Joel       0-1   34  B33  Sicilian; Sveshnikov
Korchnoi, Viktor    -  Svidler, Peter      1/2   40  D71  1.d4 d5 2.c4 g6

Round 8 (1998.10.31)

Anand, Viswanathan  -  Korchnoi, Viktor    1-0   19  A34  English; 1.c4 c5
Piket, Jeroen       -  Adams, Michael      1/2   17  E12  Nimzo indian
Svidler, Peter      -  Zvjaginsev, Vadim   1/2   17  B54  Sicilian
Topalov, Veselin    -  Leko, Peter         0-1   48  B19  Caro-Kann
Kramnik, Vladimir   -  Van Wely, Loek      1/2   30  D17  Slav defence
Lautier, Joel       -  Sadler, Matthew     1/2   20  B87  Sicilian

Round 9 (1998.11.02)

 Leko, Peter         -  Lautier, Joel       1/2   18  B90  Sicilian; Najdorf
 Sadler, Matthew     -  Svidler, Peter      1/2   29  D85  Gruenfeld indian
 Zvjaginsev, Vadim   -  Anand, Viswanathan  1/2   21  D46  Semi-Slav
 Adams, Michael      -  Topalov, Veselin    1-0   61  B43  Sicilian
 Van Wely, Loek      -  Piket, Jeroen       0-1   38  E54  Nimzo indian
 Korchnoi, Viktor    -  Kramnik, Vladimir   0-1   31  D43  Semi-Slav

Round 10 (1998.11.03)

Anand, Viswanathan  -  Sadler, Matthew     1/2   33  B90  Sicilian; Najdorf
Leko, Peter         -  Adams, Michael      1-0   40  C99  Ruy Lopez
Kramnik, Vladimir   -  Zvjaginsev, Vadim   1-0   41  D35  Queen's gambit
Piket, Jeroen       -  Korchnoi, Viktor    1/2   27  D40  QGD; Tarrasch Defence
Topalov, Veselin    -  Van Wely, Loek      1/2   77  A20  English; 1.c4 e5
Lautier, Joel       -  Svidler, Peter      1-0   34  D85  Gruenfeld indian

Round 11 (1998.11.04)

Sadler, Matthew     -  Kramnik, Vladimir   1/2   19  D56  QGD;
Zvjaginsev, Vadim   -  Piket, Jeroen       1-0   26  A17  English; 1.c4
Adams, Michael      -  Lautier, Joel       1/2   23  B47  Sicilian
Svidler, Peter      -  Anand, Viswanathan  1/2   17  B12  Caro-Kann
Van Wely, Loek      -  Leko, Peter         1/2   28  D85  Gruenfeld indian
Korchnoi, Viktor    -  Topalov, Veselin    1/2   43  E34  Nimzo indian


Tilburg NED (NED), X-XI 1998                        cat. XVIII (2680)

                                   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2

 1 Anand, Viswanathan  g IND 2795  * = = = 1 = 1 = = = 1 1  7.5  2803
 2 Leko, Peter         g HUN 2665  = * = = 1 = 1 = = 1 = =  7.0  2783
 3 Sadler, Matthew     g ENG 2660  = = * = = = 1 = = = = =  6.0  2718
 4 Zvjaginsev, Vadim   g RUS 2650  = = = * 0 1 = = = = 1 =  6.0  2719
 5 Kramnik, Vladimir   g RUS 2780  0 0 = 1 * = = = = = 1 1  6.0  2707
 6 Piket, Jeroen       g NED 2605  = = = 0 = * = 0 1 = 1 =  5.5  2687
 7 Adams, Michael      g ENG 2715  0 0 0 = = = * 1 = 1 = 1  5.5  2677
 8 Svidler, Peter      g RUS 2710  = = = = = 1 0 * 1 0 0 =  5.0  2641
 9 Van Wely, Loek      g NED 2635  = = = = = 0 = 0 * = = 1  5.0  2648
10 Topalov, Veselin    g BUL 2700  = 0 = = = = 0 1 = * 0 =  4.5  2613
11 Lautier, Joel       g FRA 2625  0 = = 0 0 0 = 1 = 1 * =  4.5  2620
12 Korchnoi, Viktor    g SUI 2625  0 = = = 0 = 0 = 0 = = *  3.5  2552