Round 1


Round 1   20/7/1996



Short, Nigel D    - Ivanchuk, Vassily  1/2   26

Kramnik, Vladimir - Topalov, Veselin   1/2   45

Gelfand, Boris    - Polgar, Judit      1/2   28


[Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.20"] [Round "1"] [White "Gelfand, B"] [Black "Polgar, J"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2665"] [BlackElo "2665"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qxa2 12. O-O Bg4 13. Bg5 h6 14. Be3 Nc6 15. Rxb7 Rab8 16. Rxb8 Rxb8 17. h3 Bd7 18. d5 Ne5 19. Bf4 Qb2 20. Qc1 g5 21. Bxe5 Bxe5 22. Nxe5 Qxe5 23. Qa1 Rb2 24. Qxa7 Rxe2 25. Qxd7 Rxe4 26. Rd1 Kg7 27. g3 h5 28. d6 Re1+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.20"] [Round "1"] [White "Short, N"] [Black "Ivanchuk, V"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2695"] [BlackElo "2730"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. d4 bxa4 8. dxc5 Nxe4 9. Nxe5 Nxe5 10. Qd5 Bb7 11. Qxe5+ Qe7 12. Qxc7 Nxc5 13. Be3 Rc8 14. Bxc5 Rxc7 15. Bxe7 Kxe7 16. Re1+ Kf6 17. Rd1 Re8 18. Na3 Re2 19. Rd6+ Ke7 20. Rb6 Be4 21. Rxa6 Rb7 22. Rxa4 Rbxb2 23. Nc4 Bb1 24. g4 Rxa2 25. R4xa2 Bxa2 26. Ne3 1/2-1/2 [Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.20"] [Round "1"] [White "Kramnik, V"] [Black "Topalov, V"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2765"] [BlackElo "2750"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. b4 Nh5 10. Re1 f5 11. c5 Nf6 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Rc1 Kh8 15. a4 a6 16. a5 Bd7 17. Bd3 Ng8 18. cxd6 cxd6 19. Na4 Rc8 20. Rxc8 Bxc8 21. Nb6 fxe4 22. Rxe4 Bf5 23. Rc4 Rf7 24. Qc2 Bg7 25. Nd2 Bf8 26. h3 Kg7 27. Ne4 Nf6 28. Ng3 Bxd3 29. Qxd3 h5 30. Ne4 Nxe4 31. Qxe4 Kh7 32. Qc2 Bh6 33. Na4 Qf6 34. Rc7 Rxc7 35. Qxc7+ Bg7 36. Nc3 Qf4 37. g3 Qc1+ 38. Kg2 Qc2 39. h4 e4 40. Nb5 Qd2 41. Nxd6 e3 42. Qf7 exf2 43. Ne8 f1=Q+ 44. Kxf1 Qd1+ 45. Kf2 1/2-1/2