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Kasparov, Gary
(GM RUS 2825)
Kramnik, Vladimir
(GM RUS 2790)
Anand, Viswanathan
(GM IND 2770)

LINARES 1998

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Ivanchuk, Vassily
(GM UKR 2740)
Topalov, Veselin
(GM BUL 2740)
Shirov, Alexei
(GM ESP 2710)
Svidler, Peter
(GM RUS 2690)
Viswanathan Anand got the Linares

Linares ESP (ESP), II-III 1998   cat. XXI (2752)

                      1  2  3  4  5  6  7 

1 Anand, Viswanathan  g IND 2770 ** 1= 0= == 1= =1 =1  7.5  2844
2 Shirov, Alexei      g ESP 2710 0= ** == =1 10 10 11  7.0  2816
3 Kasparov, Gary      g RUS 2825 1= == ** == == == ==  6.5  2769
4 Kramnik, Vladimir   g RUS 2790 == =0 == ** =1 == 1=  6.5  2774
5 Svidler, Peter      g RUS 2690 0= 01 == =0 ** 10 =1  5.5  2733
6 Ivanchuk, Vassily   g UKR 2740 =0 01 == == 01 ** 0=  5.0  2697
7 Topalov, Veselin    g BUL 2740 =0 00 == 0= =0 1= **  4.0  2629

                      

Round 1 22/02/1998 
Kramnik, Vladimir      - Ivanchuk, Vassily    1/2 58 D02 
Svidler, Peter         - Kasparov, Gary       1/2 52 B85 
Shirov, Alexei         - Anand, Viswanathan   0-1 55 B12
Round 2 23/02/1998
Anand, Viswanathan     - Svidler, Peter       1-0 42 B06 Modern defence
Ivanchuk, Vassily      - Shirov, Alexei       0-1 30 C54 Italian game
Topalov, Vaselin       - Kramnik, Vladimir    0-1 48 D58 QGD;

Round 3 24/02/1998

Shirov, Alexei      -  Topalov, Veselin    1-0   34  B42  Sicilian
Kasparov, Gary      -  Anand, Viswanathan  1-0   35  B17  Caro-Kann
Svidler, Peter      -  Ivanchuk, Vassily   1-0   49  B85  Sicilian

Round 4 25/02/1998

Kramnik, Vladimir   -  Shirov, Alexei      1/2   46  E97  Kings indian; Main line
Ivanchuk, Vassily   -  Kasparov, Gary      1/2   50  D79  1.d4 d5 2.c4 g6
Topalov, Veselin    -  Svidler, Peter      1/2   42  D85  Gruenfeld indian

Round 5 26/02/1998

Anand, Viswanathan  -  Ivanchuk, Vassily   1/2   25  B53  Sicilian
Kasparov, Gary      -  Topalov, Veselin    1/2   22  B91  Sicilian; Najdorf
Svidler, Peter      -  Kramnik, Vladimir   1/2   30  B33  Sicilian; Sveshnikov
Round 6 28/02/1998

Shirov, Alexei      -  Svidler, Peter      1-0   28  B90  Sicilian; Najdorf
Kramnik, Vladimir   -  Kasparov, Gary      1/2   26  D85  Gruenfeld indian
Topalov, Veselin    -  Anand, Viswanathan  1/2   40  B17  Caro-Kann
Round 7 01/03/1997

Anand, Viswanathan  -  Kramnik, Vladimir   1/2   28  B33  Sicilian; Sveshnikov
Kasparov, Gary      -  Shirov, Alexei      1/2   22  C78  Ruy Lopez
Ivanchuk, Vassily   -  Topalov, Veselin    0-1   52  B90  Sicilian; Najdorf

Round 8 02/03/1998

Anand, Viswanathan  -  Shirov, Alexei      1/2   44  C78  Ruy Lopez
Kasparov, Gary      -  Svidler, Peter      1/2   64  C92  Ruy Lopez
Ivanchuk, Vassily   -  Kramnik, Vladimir   1/2   74  B57  Sicilian
Round 9 03/03/1998

Shirov, Alexei      -  Ivanchuk, Vassily   0-1   47  B17  Caro-Kann
Kramnik, Vladimir   -  Topalov, Veselin    1/2   55  D85  Gruenfeld indian
Svidler, Peter      -  Anand, Viswanathan  1/2   44  B65  Sicilian
Round 10 04/03/1998

Anand, Viswanathan  -  Kasparov, Gary      1/2   24  B90  Sicilian; Najdorf
Ivanchuk, Vassily   -  Svidler, Peter      1-0   58  D85  Gruenfeld indian
Topalov, Veselin    -  Shirov, Alexei      0-1   53  D85  Gruenfeld indian
Round 11 06/03/1998

Shirov, Alexei      -  Kramnik, Vladimir   1-0   41  C67  Ruy Lopez
Kasparov, Gary      -  Ivanchuk, Vassily   1/2   54  C92  Ruy Lopez
Svidler, Peter      -  Topalov, Veselin    1-0   67  C67  Ruy Lopez
Round 12 07/03/1998

Kramnik, Vladimir   -  Svidler, Peter      1-0   29  E05  Nimzo indian
Ivanchuk, Vassily   -  Anand, Viswanathan  0-1   27  B63  Sicilian
Topalov, Veselin    -  Kasparov, Gary      1/2   19  D85  Gruenfeld indian
Round 13 08/03/1998

Anand, Viswanathan  -  Topalov, Veselin    1-0   78  B90  Sicilian; Najdorf
Kasparov, Gary      -  Kramnik, Vladimir   1/2   52  E32  Nimzo indian
Svidler, Peter      -  Shirov, Alexei      1-0   37  C78  Ruy Lopez

Round 14 09/03/1998

Shirov, Alexei      -  Kasparov, Gary      1/2   17  B81  Sicilian
Kramnik, Vladimir   -  Anand, Viswanathan  1/2   34  E32  Nimzo indian
Topalov, Veselin    -  Ivanchuk, Vassily   1/2   41  B84  Sicilian