Groningen 1996 - Round 1





[Event "?"]

[Site "Groningen"]

[Date "1996.12.19"]

[Round "01"]

[White "Timman,J"]

[Black "Leko,P"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B17"]

[WhiteElo "2590"]

[BlackElo "2630"]



1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Bd3 Ngf6 6. Ng5 e6 7. N1f3 Bd6

8. Qe2 h6 9. Ne4 Nxe4 10. Qxe4 Nf6 11. Qe2 Qc7 12. Bd2 b6 13. O-O-O Bb7 14.

Kb1 Rd8 15. Rhg1 c5 16. dxc5 Qxc5 17. a3 a5 18. Be3 Qc7 19. Bb5+ Ke7 20.

Nd4 Bxh2 21. Nf5+ Kf8 22. Rxd8+ Qxd8 23. Rd1 Qc7 24. Bd4 e5 25. Bxb6 Qxb6

26. Rd6 Qc7 27. Qc4 Qb8 28. Rb6 Qc8 29. Rxb7 Qxb7 30. Nd6 Qe7 31. Qc8+ Ne8

32. Nf5 h5 33. Nxe7 Kxe7 34. Qd7+ 1-0



[Event "?"]

[Site "Groningen"]

[Date "1996.12.19"]

[Round "01"]

[White "Gelfand,B"]

[Black "Korchnoi,V"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "A28"]

[WhiteElo "2665"]

[BlackElo "2635"]



1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 O-O

8. Rc1 Re8 9. e3 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 c5 11. Qd1 g5 12. Bg3 d5 13. cxd5 Qxd5 14.

Qxd5 Nxd5 15. Bb5 Rd8 16. h4 Bg4 17. f3 Bd7 18. Bxd7 Rxd7 19. hxg5 Bxc3+

20. bxc3 Nxe3 21. Bf2 Nxg2+ 22. Kf1 Nf4 23. Rxh6 Rd3 24. Bxc5 Rxf3+ 25. Kg1

Re8 26. Bxa7 Nh3+ 27. Kh1 Nxg5 28. Rb1 Kg7 29. Rh2 Kg6 30. Bd4 f6 31. a4

1/2-1/2



[Event "?"]

[Site "Groningen"]

[Date "1996.12.19"]

[Round "01"]

[White "Shirov,A"]

[Black "Van Wely,L"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B81"]

[WhiteElo "2685"]

[BlackElo "2605"]



1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. g4 h6 8.

f4 b5 9. Bg2 Bb7 10. a3 Nbd7 11. O-O g6 12. Qe2 e5 13. Nb3 exf4 14. Bxf4

Ne5 15. Rad1 Nfxg4 16. Nd5 Bxd5 17. exd5 g5 18. Bg3 h5 19. Nd4 Bg7 20. h3

h4 21. Be1 Nh6 22. Qh5 Nhg4 23. hxg4 Rxh5 24. gxh5 Ng4 25. Nc6 Qb6+ 26. Kh1

Kf8 27. Rd3 Re8 28. Rdf3 Kg8 29. Ba5 Qc5 30. Rxf7 Ne3 31. h6 Bxh6 32. Re7

Rf8 33. Rxf8+ Bxf8 34. Bb4 Qb6 35. Re6 Nxg2 36. Kxg2 Kh7 37. Re4 Qb7 38.

Rg4 Qf7 39. Nd4 Qxd5+ 40. Nf3 Be7 0-1



[Event "?"]

[Site "Groningen"]

[Date "1996.12.19"]

[Round "01"]

[White "Onischuk,Al"]

[Black "Svidler,P"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "B57"]

[WhiteElo "2605"]

[BlackElo "2650"]



1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 Qb6 7. Ndb5 a6

8. Be3 Qa5 9. Nd4 e6 10. O-O Be7 11. Bb3 O-O 12. f4 Bd7 13. f5 Nxd4 14.

Bxd4 exf5 15. exf5 Bc6 16. Qd3 Nd7 17. Rad1 Rae8 18. Qg3 Bf6 19. Qxd6 Bxd4+

20. Qxd4 Nf6 21. h3 Re5 22. Qf2 Rfe8 23. Rde1 h5 24. Rxe5 Rxe5 25. a3 Bd7

26. Qd4 Rxf5 27. Rxf5 Bxf5 28. Qd6 Nd7 29. Bd5 b6 30. Qe7 Qc5+ 31. Qxc5

Nxc5 32. b4 Nd7 33. Ne4 Ne5 34. Kf2 Kf8 35. Ke3 f6 36. c4 a5 37. bxa5 bxa5

38. Kd4 Ke7 39. Kc5 Nd3+ 40. Kb5 Nf4 41. Nc3 Nxd5 42. Nxd5+ Kd6 43. Nb6 Bd3

44. Kxa5 Bf1 45. g3 Bxh3 46. Kb5 Bg2 47. c5+ Kc7 48. Kc4 g5 49. Kd4 Kc6 50.

Ke3 Bd5 51. Kd4 Bg2 52. Na4 h4 53. gxh4 gxh4 54. Ke3 Kb5 55. Nc3+ Kxc5 56.

Kf2 Bc6 57. Ne2 Kd6 58. Nf4 Be4 59. a4 Ke5 60. Ne2 Kf5 61. Kg1 Kg4 62. Kh2

f5 63. a5 f4 64. Ng1 Bb7 65. Nh3 Bc8 66. Ng1 f3 67. Nh3 Kf5 68. Nf2 Kf4 69.

Kg1 Ke3 70. Nh1 Ba6 71. Nf2 Bb5 72. Ng4+ Ke2 73. Nf2 Ke1 74. Nh1 Bf1 75.

Nf2 1/2-1/2



[Event "?"]

[Site "Groningen"]

[Date "1996.12.19"]

[Round "01"]

[White "Hodgson,Ju"]

[Black "Short,N"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "C02"]

[WhiteElo "2550"]

[BlackElo "2695"]



1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. O-O Nge7 7. Bf4 Ng6 8.

Bg3 Be7 9. a3 O-O 10. Re1 f5 11. h3 Bd7 12. b4 a5 13. b5 Na7 14. a4 Bb4 15.

Re2 f4 16. Bh2 Nh4 17. Nbd2 Bc3 18. Ra2 Nxf3+ 19. Nxf3 Be8 20. Nd2 f3 21.

Nxf3 Bh5 22. Nd2 Bxe2 23. Qxe2 Qg5 24. Nb3 Rf7 25. g3 Nc8 26. h4 Qh6 27. f4

Ne7 28. Kg2 Nf5 29. Bxf5 Rxf5 30. Bg1 Qg6 31. Kh2 Rf7 32. Nxd4 Rc7 33. h5

Qf7 34. Qg4 Re8 35. Ne2 Rec8 36. Bd4 Bb4 37. c3 Bc5 38. Bxc5 Rxc5 39. Nd4

Rxc3 40. Nxe6 d4 41. f5 d3 42. Kh3 R3c4 43. Qf3 g6 44. g4 gxf5 45. gxf5 Kh8

46. Rg2 d2 47. Ng5 Qe8 48. Qe2 Rd4 0-1



[Event "?"]

[Site "Groningen"]

[Date "1996.12.19"]

[Round "01"]

[White "Akopian,V"]

[Black "Sokolov,I"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "A22"]

[WhiteElo "2630"]

[BlackElo "2670"]



1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 Bb4 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nf3 Re8 6. O-O c6 7. d3 h6 8.

Nd2 Na6 9. a3 Bxc3 10. bxc3 Nc7 11. a4 d5 12. cxd5 cxd5 13. c4 Bg4 14. h3

Bh5 15. Bb2 d4 16. Ba3 Rb8 17. Re1 Qd7 18. Qb3 Bg6 19. e4 dxe3 20. Rxe3 b6

21. Bb2 Qd6 22. Qa3 Qxa3 23. Rxa3 Nd7 24. Bc6 Rbd8 25. a5 Ne6 26. axb6 axb6

27. Bxe5 Nxe5 28. Rxe5 Rf8 29. Be4 Bxe4 30. Nxe4 Nd4 31. Nd2 Rd7 32. Kg2

Rfd8 33. Rc3 Ne6 34. Kf1 1/2-1/2