ROUND 9


[Event "It"]
[Site "Linares ESP"]
[Date "1998.03.03"]
[Round "09"]
[White "Shirov,A"]
[Black "Ivanchuk,V"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B17"]
[WhiteElo "2710"]
[BlackElo "2740"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Ng5 Ndf6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Qe2 Bd6
8. Bd2 Qc7 9. O-O-O b6 10. N1f3 h6 11. Nh3 Ne7 12. Ne5 c5 13. Bb5+ Kf8 14.
Nc4 cxd4 15. Nxd6 Qxd6 16. Bf4 Qd5 17. Be5 Nf5 18. c4 Qc5 19. Qf3 Qxe5 20.
Qxa8 Qc7 21. Qc6 Qb8 22. Qf3 Bb7 23. Qa3+ Kg8 24. f3 g5 25. Ba4 e5 26. Rhe1
Kg7 27. Bc2 Nh4 28. Rd2 Rc8 29. Kb1 Rxc4 30. Ng1 Rc5 31. g3 Ra5 32. Qd3 Ng6
33. Bb3 Qd6 34. Rc2 e4 35. Qc4 Ne5 36. Qc7 Qb4 37. Rd1 Bd5 38. Bxd5 Rxd5
39. fxe4 Nxe4 40. a3 Qb5 41. Ka2 d3 42. Rcc1 d2 43. Rc2 Nd3 44. Rcxd2 Rc5
45. Qd8 Qc4+ 46. b3 Nc3+ 47. Ka1 Ra5 0-1

[Event "It"]
[Site "Linares ESP"]
[Date "1998.03.03"]
[Round "09"]
[White "Kramnik,V"]
[Black "Topalov,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D85"]
[WhiteElo "2790"]
[BlackElo "2740"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. d4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 g6 7. e4 Bg7
8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qxa2 12. O-O Bg4 13. Be3 Nc6
14. d5 Bxf3 15. Bxf3 Ne5 16. Be2 Nc4 17. Bg5 Nd6 18. Bxe7 Nxe4 19. Bf3 Nd2
20. Qe2 Rfe8 21. d6 Nxf3+ 22. Qxf3 Bf8 23. Rxb7 a5 24. h4 a4 25. Rd1 Qe6
26. Bg5 h6 27. d7 hxg5 28. dxe8=Q Rxe8 29. hxg5 a3 30. g3 a2 31. Kg2 Rd8
32. Re1 Qc4 33. Ra7 Rd3 34. Qa8 Rd2 35. Qf3 Rd3 36. Qa8 Rd2 37. Ra4 Qc5 38.
Rf1 Qc2 39. Ra7 Qb3 40. Qf3 Qxf3+ 41. Kxf3 Bc5 42. Ra8+ Kg7 43. Ra1 Rxf2+
44. Kg4 Rd2 45. Ra4 Bb6 46. R1xa2 Rd5 47. Kh4 Bd8 48. Rg4 Rd1 49. Rh2 Kg8
50. Re4 Rd5 51. Re8+ Kg7 52. Rb2 Bxg5+ 53. Kg4 Rd4+ 54. Kh3 Rd7 55. Rbb8
Bf6 1/2-1/2

[Event "It"]
[Site "Linares ESP"]
[Date "1998.03.03"]
[Round "09"]
[White "Svidler,P"]
[Black "Anand,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B65"]
[WhiteElo "2690"]
[BlackElo "2770"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 Be7
8. O-O-O O-O 9. f4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 Qa5 11. Bc4 Bd7 12. e5 dxe5 13. fxe5 Bc6
14. Bd2 Nd7 15. Nd5 Qd8 16. Nxe7+ Qxe7 17. Rhe1 Rfd8 18. Qg4 Nf8 19. Bd3
Rxd3 20. cxd3 Qd7 21. Bb4 Ng6 22. Bd6 f5 23. Qg5 Bd5 24. b3 Qc6+ 25. Kb2
Qb6 26. g3 Qd4+ 27. Kb1 Rc8 28. Qe3 Qxe3 29. Rxe3 f4 30. gxf4 Nxf4 31. Rf1
Ng6 32. Rc1 Rxc1+ 33. Kxc1 Nh4 34. Re2 g5 35. Kd2 Kg7 36. Rf2 Nf5 37. Bc7
Kg6 38. Bd8 h6 39. Ke1 Kh5 40. Kf1 Kg4 41. Kg1 Kh3 42. b4 g4 43. a4 h5 44.
Rf4 a6 1/2-1/2