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cairo 58 ( +1 | -1 )
Linares 2005 Here are the results of the first two rounds:

Round 1 (Wednesday, February 23, 2005)

Veselin Topalov 1-0 Michael Adams
Peter Leko 1/2-1/2 Garry Kasparov
Rustam Kasimdzhanov 1/2-1/2 Francisco Vallejo

Round 2 (Thursday, February 24, 2005)

Garry Kasparov 1/2-1/2 Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Michael Adams 1/2-1/2 Peter Leko
Viswanathan Anand 1-0 Veselin Topalov

The official site can be found here: www.ajedrezenlinares.com/

Best wishes
Cairo
xerox 10 ( +1 | -1 )
kasparov I can't believe that kasparov didn't see that clear winning line against kasim...
cairo 26 ( +1 | -1 )
More.... Round 3 (Friday, February 25, 2005)

Peter Leko 1/2-1/2 Viswanathan Anand
Rustam Kasimdzhanov 1/2-1/2 Michael Adams
Francisco Vallejo 0-1 Garry Kasparov

Best wishes
Cairo
calmrolfe 22 ( +1 | -1 )
Kasparov I don't agree with Xerox. I expect Kasparov to see obvious continuations, the difference being that once he'd analysed the continuation deeply he obviously saw something further down the line that he didn't like .......
xerox 4 ( +1 | -1 )
Kasparov 38.Rh1 was the mistake I think
Rd5 would be winning...
coyotefan 3 ( +1 | -1 )
cairo Thanks for these updates!
cairo 26 ( +1 | -1 )
Latest Round 4 (Saturday, February 26, 2005)

Michael Adams 1-0 Francisco Vallejo
Viswanathan Anand 1/2-1/2 Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Veselin Topalov 1/2-1/2 Peter Leko

Best wishes
Cairo
ketchuplover 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Topalov... should've beat Leko.
li_wei_sheng 9 ( +1 | -1 )
Who's the World Champion now? I know Kasparov has been crushed by Kramnik, but Kramnik has lost the title since.
loreta 15 ( +1 | -1 )
For Russian readers: The link is: chesspro.ru/events/linares05.shtml
messiry 4 ( +1 | -1 )
li wei sheng Kramnik is still the world champion
cairo 144 ( +1 | -1 )
Games from 5th round [Event "XXII Torneo Internacional de Linares"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2005.02.27"]
[Round "5"]
[White "GM Kasimdzhanov, Rustam(UZB)"]
[Black "GM Topalov, Veselin(BUL)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E94"]
[WhiteElo "2678"]
[BlackElo "2757"]
[Annotator "Gary_Suffield"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "2005.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Na6 8. Re1
Qe8 9. Bf1 Bg4 10. d5 Nb4 11. Be2 a5 12. Rb1 Na6 13. Bg5 Bd7 14. Nd2 Kh8 15.
Bxf6 Bxf6 16. Bg4 Bg5 17. Bxd7 Qxd7 18. Nf3 Bh6 19. a3 Nc5 20. b4 axb4 21. axb4
Na4 22. Qd3 Nxc3 23. Qxc3 f5 24. c5 Qb5 25. h4 fxe4 26. Rxe4 Ra2 27. Rbe1 Qa4
28. cxd6 cxd6 29. Qc7 Qc2 30. Qb6 Bg7 31. Qe3 b5 32. Rc1 Qb2 33. Rf1 Ra1 34.
Rxa1 Qxa1+ 35. Kh2 Qb1 36. Qe2 h6 37. Rg4 h5 38. Re4 Bh6 39. Ng5 Bxg5 40. hxg5
Rxf2 1/2-1/2

[Event "XXII Torneo Internacional de Linares"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2005.02.27"]
[Round "5"]
[White "GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco(ESP)"]
[Black "GM Anand, Viswanathan(IND)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E15"]
[WhiteElo "2686"]
[BlackElo "2786"]
[Annotator "Gary_Suffield"]
[PlyCount "82"]
[EventDate "2005.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qa4 Bb7 6. Bg2 c5 7. dxc5 bxc5 8. O-O
Be7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Rd1 d6 11. Bf4 Qb6 12. Qb3 Rd8 13. Qxb6 axb6 14. Nb5 Ne8 15. a3 h6 16. Rac1 Nc6 17. Ne1 Na5 18. Bd2 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Nc6 20. e4 Na7 21. Nc3 Nc7 22. a4 Nc6 23. b3 Bf6 24. Nc2 Kf8 25. h4 h5 26. Rb1 Ke7 27. Re1 Nd4 28. Nxd4 Bxd4 29. Ne2 e5 30. f4 f6 31. Rh1 g6 32. Rbf1 Ne6 33. g4 exf4 34. Nxf4 Nxf4+
35. Bxf4 hxg4 36. Kg3 Rh8 37. Kxg4 Rh5 38. Rh3 Rah8 39. Rfh1 Ke6 40. Bd2 Be5
41. Be3 R8h7 1/2-1/2

[Event "XXII Torneo Internacional de Linares"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2005.02.27"]
[Round "?"]
[White "GM Kasparov, Garry(RUS)"]
[Black "GM Adams, Michael(ENG)"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "E37"]
[WhiteElo "2804"]
[BlackElo "2741"]
[Annotator "Gary_Suffield"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[EventDate "2005.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 e5 8.
cxd5 Qxd5 9. f3 Nd6 10. dxe5 Qxe5 11. e4 Nc6 12. Ne2 Be6 13. Bf4 Qa5+ 14. Nc3
O-O-O 15. O-O-O f5 16. Bxd6 Rxd6 17. Rxd6 cxd6 18. Bb5 Nd4 19. Qd3 Nxb5 20.
Nxb5 fxe4 21. Qxd6 Qxb5 22. Qxe6+ Kb8 23. Qxe4 Re8 24. Qf4+ Ka8 25. Kb1 g5 26.
Qf7 h6 27. h4 a6 28. hxg5 hxg5 29. Qf6 Qd3+ 30. Ka1 Qd2 31. Qf7 Re5 32. Qc7 Re8 33. Qf7 Re5 34. Qf6 Re8 35. g4 Ka7 36. Qf5 Ka8 37. Kb1 Rd8 38. Rc1 Rd5 39. Qe4 Ka7 40. Rc3 Qd1+ 41. Ka2 Qd2 42. Rc2 Qd3 still in progress!!

Best wishes
Cairo


cairo 26 ( +1 | -1 )
Results of 5th round Round 5 (Sunday, February 27, 2005)

Rustam Kasimdzhanov 1/2-1/2 Veselin Topalov
Francisco Vallejo 1/2-1/2 Viswanathan Anand
Garry Kasparov 1-0 Michael Adams

Best wishes
Cairo
ficheall 5 ( +1 | -1 )
Linares 2005 Garry Kasparov vs Viswanathan Anand is in progress!!!!
ficheall 12 ( +1 | -1 )
Linares 2005 There seems to be some confusion as to who is actually white and who is actually black, at least I seem to see conflicting reports.
cairo 42 ( +1 | -1 )
Results of 6th round Anand-Kasparov 1/2-1/2
Topalov-Vallejo 1-0
Leko-Kasimdzhanov 1/2-1/2

Position after 6 round:

Kasparov,Garry (2804) 31/2/5
Topalov,Veselin (2757) 3/5
Anand,Viswanathan (2786) 3/5
Kasimdzhanov,Rustam (2678) 3/6
Leko,Peter (2749) 21/2/5
Adams,Michael (2741) 2/5

Next round will be on Wedneysday the 2nd of March.

Best wishes
Cairo
cairo 39 ( +1 | -1 )
Apologise I was missing Vellejo from Spain, here is the correct position after 6 rounds:

Kasparov,Garry (2804) 31/2/5
Topalov,Veselin (2757) 3/5
Anand,Viswanathan (2786) 3/5
Kasimdzhanov,Rustam (2678) 3/6
Leko,Peter (2749) 21/2/5
Adams,Michael (2741) 2/5
Vallejo Pons,Francisco (2686) 1/5

Cairo
cairo 885 ( +1 | -1 )
Games from Linares 2005 All the games from the first 6 rounds.

[Event "Linares 22st"]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.23"]
[Round "1.1"]
[White "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Black "Adams, Michael"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2757"]
[BlackElo "2741"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 e5 8. e3
exd4 9. cxd5 Qxd5 10. Nf3 Nd6 11. Nxd4 Bd7 12. f3 Nc6 13. Nxc6 Bxc6 14. a4 Qh5
15. Be2 Qh4+ 16. g3 Qh3 17. Kf2 O-O-O 18. Ra3 Rhe8 19. Bf1 Qe6 20. Be2 g5 21.
Rf1 g4 22. fxg4 Qh6 23. Kg1 Qh3 24. Bd3 Ne4 25. Rf4 Nxg3 26. Rc3 Re6 27. e4 Nh5
28. Bc4 Qh4 29. Bxe6+ fxe6 30. gxh5 Qxh5 31. Rd3 Rg8+ 32. Rg3 Rd8 33. Be3 e5
34. Rf1 h6 35. b4 a6 36. b5 axb5 37. axb5 Bxb5 38. Rg7 c6 39. Qa2 Ba6 40. Qe6+
Kb8 41. Qd6+ 1-0

[Event "Linares 22st"]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.23"]
[Round "1.1"]
[White "Leko, Peter"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2749"]
[BlackElo "2804"]
[PlyCount "51"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e6 7. Be3 b5 8. Qd2
Nbd7 9. g4 Nb6 10. a4 Nc4 11. Bxc4 bxc4 12. a5 Bb7 13. Na4 Rc8 14. Qc3 Nd7 15.
O-O-O Be7 16. h4 Bxh4 17. Ne2 Bf6 18. Bd4 e5 19. Be3 Be7 20. Kb1 Qc7 21. Nb6
Nxb6 22. axb6 Qd7 23. Rh5 f6 24. Ng3 g6 25. Rh2 O-O 26. Rhd2 1/2-1/2

[Event "Linares 22st"]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.23"]
[Round "1.1"]
[White "Kasimdzhanov, Rustam"]
[Black "Vallejo Pons, Francisco"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2678"]
[BlackElo "2686"]
[PlyCount "52"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. cxd5
exd5 9. a3 Bd6 10. b4 Nbd7 11. Qb3 a6 12. a4 Qe7 13. Rb1 Rfd8 14. b5 Nf8 15.
Bb2 Ne6 16. Rbc1 axb5 17. axb5 Ne4 18. Qc2 N6g5 19. Nxg5 Nxg5 20. Rfe1 h5 21.
f4 Ne4 22. Nxe4 dxe4 23. Bc4 Ra5 24. Bc3 Ra3 25. Bb2 Ra5 26. Bc3 Ra3 1/2-1/2

[Event "Linares 22st"]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.24"]
[Round "1.2"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Kasimdzhanov, Rustam"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2804"]
[BlackElo "2678"]
[PlyCount "102"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8. c4
Nb4 9. Be2 O-O 10. a3 Nc6 11. cxd5 Qxd5 12. Nc3 Nxc3 13. bxc3 Bf5 14. Re1 Bf6
15. Bf4 Na5 16. Bf1 c5 17. Be5 cxd4 18. Bxf6 gxf6 19. Nxd4 Bg6 20. h4 Rad8 21.
Qa4 Qc5 22. Qb4 Rd5 23. g4 h5 24. Bg2 hxg4 25. Bxd5 Qxd5 26. Qe7 Qd8 27. Qb4
Qd5 28. Qe7 Qd8 29. Qxd8 Rxd8 30. Re7 Rc8 31. Rc1 Kg7 32. Rd1 f5 33. Ne6+ Kf6
34. Rc7 Rh8 35. Nf4 Rxh4 36. Kg2 Kg5 37. Nxg6 fxg6 38. Rh1 Rxh1 39. Kxh1 Kf4
40. Kg2 Ke4 41. Kg3 b5 42. Rxa7 Nc4 43. Ra6 Kd3 44. Kf4 Kxc3 45. Rxg6 Nxa3 46.
Kxf5 Nc4 47. Ke4 Nd2+ 48. Ke3 Nc4+ 49. Ke2 b4 50. Rxg4 b3 51. Kd1 Nb2+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "Linares 22st"]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.24"]
[Round "1.2"]
[White "Adams, Michael"]
[Black "Leko, Peter"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2741"]
[BlackElo "2749"]
[PlyCount "36"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4
b4 9. d3 d6 10. Nbd2 Na5 11. Ba2 Be6 12. Bxe6 fxe6 13. c3 bxc3 14. bxc3 Rb8 15.
Qe2 Nh5 16. g3 Qe8 17. Ba3 Nb3 18. Ra2 Nxd2 1/2-1/2

[Event "Linares 22st"]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.24"]
[Round "1.2"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2786"]
[BlackElo "2757"]
[PlyCount "117"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. f3 b5 8. g4 h6
9. Qd2 b4 10. Na4 Nbd7 11. O-O-O Ne5 12. b3 d5 13. Bf4 Bd6 14. Bxe5 Bxe5 15.
Nc6 Qc7 16. Nxe5 Qxe5 17. Qxb4 dxe4 18. Nb6 Rb8 19. Kb1 Qc7 20. Qa4+ Kf8 21.
Nxc8 Rxc8 22. Qc4 Qxc4 23. Bxc4 a5 24. Ba6 Rb8 25. fxe4 h5 26. gxh5 Nxe4 27.
Rd4 Nf6 28. Be2 Nxh5 29. Rh4 g6 30. Rg1 Ke7 31. Ra4 Ra8 32. Bf3 Ra7 33. Rg5 f5
34. Rxg6 Kf7 35. Rg2 Nf6 36. Re2 Rh3 37. Bh1 Ng4 38. Kb2 Kf6 39. Bg2 Rxh2 40.
Bf3 Rxe2 41. Bxe2 Ne3 42. c4 e5 43. c5 e4 44. b4 Rc7 45. bxa5 Rxc5 46. a6 Nd5
47. a7 Nc7 48. a8=R Nxa8 49. Rxa8 f4 50. Rf8+ Ke5 51. Bg4 f3 52. Rf5+ Kd4 53.
Rxc5 Kxc5 54. Kc3 Kb5 55. Kd2 f2 56. Be2+ Kb4 57. Kc2 Ka3 58. Kb1 e3 59. Ka1
1-0

[Event "XXII "Ciudad de Linares""]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.25"]
[Round "1.3"]
[White "Leko, Peter"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2749"]
[BlackElo "2786"]
[PlyCount "47"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8.
Re1 Bg4 9. c3 f5 10. Qb3 O-O 11. Nbd2 Na5 12. Qc2 Bd6 13. Ne5 Bh5 14. b4 Nc6
15. Ndf3 Re8 16. Bb2 Qf6 17. Qb3 Kh8 18. Be2 Rxe5 19. dxe5 Nxe5 20. Nxe5 Bxe5
21. Bxh5 Bxh2+ 22. Kxh2 Qh4+ 23. Kg1 Qxf2+ 24. Kh2 1/2-1/2

[Event "XXII "Ciudad de Linares""]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.25"]
[Round "1.3"]
[White "Kasimdzhanov, Rustam"]
[Black "Adams, Michael"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2678"]
[BlackElo "2741"]
[PlyCount "53"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3
d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. Qf3 Qh4
15. g3 Qh3 16. Bxd5 cxd5 17. Be3 Bxd3 18. Qxd5 Rad8 19. Qf3 Bf5 20. Nd2 Be6 21.
Bd4 h6 22. a3 Bb8 23. Qg2 Qf5 24. f3 Rfe8 25. Ne4 Bd5 26. Re2 Re6 27. Rae1
1/2-1/2

[Event "XXII "Ciudad de Linares""]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.25"]
[Round "1.3"]
[White "Vallejo Pons, Francisco"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2686"]
[BlackElo "2804"]
[PlyCount "58"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 e6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e4 b5 5. a4 c6 6. axb5 cxb5 7. b3 Bb7 8. bxc4
Bxe4 9. cxb5 Nf6 10. Be2 Be7 11. O-O O-O 12. Nc3 Bb7 13. Bf4 Bb4 14. Na4 Nbd7
15. Qb3 Nd5 16. Bg5 Be7 17. Bd2 a6 18. b6 Bc6 19. Ne5 Nxe5 20. dxe5 Nxb6 21.
Nxb6 Qxd2 22. Nxa8 Qxe2 23. Nc7 Qxe5 24. Qg3 Qf5 25. Rxa6 Be4 26. Ra7 Bc5 27.
Ra5 Bxf2+ 28. Qxf2 Qxa5 29. Nxe6 Bxg2 0-1

[Event "XXII "Ciudad de Linares""]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.26"]
[Round "1.4"]
[White "Adams, Michael"]
[Black "Vallejo Pons, Francisco"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2741"]
[BlackElo "2686"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4
g5 9. Bg3 Bg7 10. h3 Ne5 11. Be2 Nbc6 12. Nb3 b5 13. Nd5 Nc4 14. Bxc4 bxc4 15.
Nd2 Bxb2 16. Rb1 Be5 17. Nxc4 Bxg3 18. fxg3 Be6 19. O-O Rb8 20. Rb3 Rb5 21. Kh2
O-O 22. Nce3 Ne5 23. c4 Rc5 24. Qh5 Kh7 25. Rb7 Re8 26. Nf5 Bxf5 27. exf5 Rf8
28. Nxe7 Qa8 29. Rfb1 Rb5 30. cxb5 Qxb7 31. f6 Qe4 32. Rf1 Rh8 33. Nf5 Kg8 34.
bxa6 1-0

[Event "XXII "Ciudad de Linares""]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.26"]
[Round "1.4"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Kasimdzhanov, Rustam"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C88"]
[WhiteElo "2786"]
[BlackElo "2678"]
[PlyCount "65"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. h3
Bb7 9. d3 d6 10. a4 Na5 11. Ba2 c5 12. Nbd2 Nc6 13. Nf1 Nd7 14. Ne3 Nb6 15. Nf5
Bc8 16. Nxe7+ Qxe7 17. Bg5 Qc7 18. Nh4 Be6 19. Nf5 c4 20. dxc4 Nxc4 21. b3 Nb6
22. c4 bxc4 23. bxc4 Nd7 24. Qxd6 Qxd6 25. Nxd6 Nc5 26. Be3 Nd4 27. Rad1 Rab8
28. Bb1 Nxa4 29. Bxd4 exd4 30. Rxd4 Rb2 31. e5 Nc5 32. Bf5 a5 33. Bxe6 1/2-1/2

[Event "XXII "Ciudad de Linares""]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.26"]
[Round "1.4"]
[White "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Black "Leko, Peter"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B33"]
[WhiteElo "2757"]
[BlackElo "2749"]
[PlyCount "113"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8.
Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 O-O 12. Nc2 Bg5 13. a4 bxa4 14. Rxa4 a5
15. Bc4 Rb8 16. b3 Kh8 17. Nce3 g6 18. h4 Bxh4 19. g3 Bg5 20. f4 exf4 21. gxf4
Bh4+ 22. Kd2 Ne7 23. Kc1 Nxd5 24. Nxd5 Be6 25. Qd4+ Kg8 26. Ra2 Bxd5 27. Qxd5
Qf6 28. Qd2 Bg3 29. Rf1 h5 30. Rxa5 Ra8 31. e5 Qf5 32. Rxa8 Rxa8 33. Kb2 h4 34.
Qxd6 Re8 35. Bb5 Rf8 36. Bd3 Qe6 37. Qd4 Qe7 38. Bc4 Kh7 39. b4 h3 40. Qd3 Qh4
41. f5 Bf4 42. e6 fxe6 43. Qd7+ Kh6 44. fxe6 Bc1+ 45. Rxc1 Qxc4 46. e7 Ra8 47.
Qxh3+ Kg7 48. e8=N+ Kg8 49. Nf6+ Kf7 50. Qd7+ Kxf6 51. Qd4+ Qxd4 52. cxd4 g5
53. Rc6+ Kf5 54. b5 g4 55. Kb3 g3 56. Rc1 Ke4 57. Rg1 1/2-1/2

[Event "XXII "Ciudad de Linares""]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.27"]
[Round "1.5"]
[White "Kasimdzhanov, Rustam"]
[Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E94"]
[WhiteElo "2678"]
[BlackElo "2757"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Na6 8. Re1
Qe8 9. Bf1 Bg4 10. d5 Nb4 11. Be2 a5 12. Rb1 Na6 13. Bg5 Bd7 14. Nd2 Kh8 15.
Bxf6 Bxf6 16. Bg4 Bg5 17. Bxd7 Qxd7 18. Nf3 Bh6 19. a3 Nc5 20. b4 axb4 21. axb4
Na4 22. Qd3 Nxc3 23. Qxc3 f5 24. c5 Qb5 25. h4 fxe4 26. Rxe4 Ra2 27. Rbe1 Qa4
28. cxd6 cxd6 29. Qc7 Qc2 30. Qb6 Bg7 31. Qe3 b5 32. Rc1 Qb2 33. Rf1 Ra1 34.
Rxa1 Qxa1+ 35. Kh2 Qb1 36. Qe2 h6 37. Rg4 h5 38. Re4 Bh6 39. Ng5 Bxg5 40. hxg5
Rxf2 1/2-1/2

[Event "XXII "Ciudad de Linares""]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.27"]
[Round "1.5"]
[White "Vallejo Pons, Francisco"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E15"]
[WhiteElo "2686"]
[BlackElo "2786"]
[PlyCount "82"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qa4 Bb7 6. Bg2 c5 7. dxc5 bxc5 8. O-O
Be7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Rd1 d6 11. Bf4 Qb6 12. Qb3 Rd8 13. Qxb6 axb6 14. Nb5 Ne8 15.
a3 h6 16. Rac1 Nc6 17. Ne1 Na5 18. Bd2 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Nc6 20. e4 Na7 21. Nc3 Nc7
22. a4 Nc6 23. b3 Bf6 24. Nc2 Kf8 25. h4 h5 26. Rb1 Ke7 27. Re1 Nd4 28. Nxd4
Bxd4 29. Ne2 e5 30. f4 f6 31. Rh1 g6 32. Rbf1 Ne6 33. g4 exf4 34. Nxf4 Nxf4+
35. Bxf4 hxg4 36. Kg3 Rh8 37. Kxg4 Rh5 38. Rh3 Rah8 39. Rfh1 Ke6 40. Bd2 Be5
41. Be3 R8h7 1/2-1/2

[Event "XXII "Ciudad de Linares""]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.27"]
[Round "1.5"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Adams, Michael"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E37"]
[WhiteElo "2804"]
[BlackElo "2741"]
[PlyCount "107"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 e5 8.
cxd5 Qxd5 9. f3 Nd6 10. dxe5 Qxe5 11. e4 Nc6 12. Ne2 Be6 13. Bf4 Qa5+ 14. Nc3
O-O-O 15. O-O-O f5 16. Bxd6 Rxd6 17. Rxd6 cxd6 18. Bb5 Nd4 19. Qd3 Nxb5 20.
Nxb5 fxe4 21. Qxd6 Qxb5 22. Qxe6+ Kb8 23. Qxe4 Re8 24. Qf4+ Ka8 25. Kb1 g5 26.
Qf7 h6 27. h4 a6 28. hxg5 hxg5 29. Qf6 Qd3+ 30. Ka1 Qd2 31. Qf7 Re5 32. Qc7 Re8 33. Qf7 Re5 34. Qf6 Re8 35. g4 Ka7 36. Qf5 Ka8 37. Kb1 Rd8 38. Rc1 Rd5 39. Qe4 Ka7 40. Rc3 Qd1+ 41. Ka2 Qd2 42. Rc2 Qd3 43. Re2 Rd4 44. Qe3 a5 45. Re1 Ka6 46. Qxg5 Qxf3 47. Qg6+ Ka7 48. Re5 Ra4 49. Qh5 b6 50. Qe8 Rc4 51. g5 Rc7 52. Qe6 a4 53. Re4 Qd1 54. Rb4 1-0

[Event "XXII "Ciudad de Linares""]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.28"]
[Round "1.6"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B33"]
[WhiteElo "2786"]
[BlackElo "2804"]
[PlyCount "88"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8.
Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 O-O 12. Nc2 Bg5 13. a4 bxa4 14. Rxa4 a5
15. Bc4 Rb8 16. Ra2 Kh8 17. Nce3 g6 18. O-O f5 19. Qa4 Bd7 20. Bb5 Rxb5 21.
Qxb5 Nb4 22. Qxa5 Nxa2 23. Qxa2 fxe4 24. b4 Be6 25. c4 Qc8 26. Qb3 Kg7 27. Rb1
Rf7 28. Rd1 h5 29. Qc2 Qa8 30. h3 Bh4 31. Rf1 Qf8 32. b5 Bc8 33. Nc3 Bb7 34.
Ned5 Qc8 35. Qe2 Bxd5 36. Nxd5 Qc5 37. b6 Qd4 38. Qc2 Kh7 39. Kh2 Rxf2 40. Rxf2
Bxf2 41. Qc1 e3 42. b7 Qa7 43. Qb1 e2 44. Ne7 Bg3+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "XXII "Ciudad de Linares""]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.28"]
[Round "1.6"]
[White "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Black "Vallejo Pons, Francisco"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2757"]
[BlackElo "2686"]
[PlyCount "63"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. f3
Be6 9. Qd2 O-O 10. O-O-O Nbd7 11. g4 b5 12. g5 b4 13. Ne2 Ne8 14. f4 a5 15. f5
a4 16. fxe6 axb3 17. exf7+ Rxf7 18. Kb1 bxc2+ 19. Kxc2 Nb6 20. Nc1 d5 21. exd5
Nd6 22. Kb1 Rf3 23. h4 Na4 24. Qe2 Rg3 25. Bf2 Rc3 26. Qxe5 Nxb2 27. Bd4 Bf8
28. Kxb2 Rf3 29. Bd3 Kh8 30. Qe2 Rf4 31. Qh5 Nf5 32. g6 1-0

[Event "XXII "Ciudad de Linares""]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2005.02.28"]
[Round "1.6"]
[White "Leko, Peter"]
[Black "Kasimdzhanov, Rustam"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C89"]
[WhiteElo "2749"]
[BlackElo "2678"]
[PlyCount "151"]
[EventDate "2005.02.23"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "20"]
[SourceDate "2005.02.23"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3
d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d4 Bd6 13. Re1 Qh4 14. g3 Qh3 15.
Be3 Bg4 16. Qd3 Rae8 17. Nd2 Qh5 18. a4 Re6 19. axb5 axb5 20. Qf1 Rfe8 21. Bxd5
Qxd5 22. h3 Bf5 23. Qg2 Qxg2+ 24. Kxg2 R6e7 25. b3 f6 26. Ra2 Be6 27. c4 Bb4
28. Rc1 Bf5 29. g4 Bd3 30. Nf1 Be4+ 31. Kg1 f5 32. Ng3 fxg4 33. Nxe4 Rxe4 34.
hxg4 Rxg4+ 35. Kf1 Bd6 36. Ra6 Bf4 37. Bxf4 Rxf4 38. Rxc6 Rxd4 39. cxb5 Rb4 40.
Rb6 h5 41. Rc7 Re5 42. Rg6 Rexb5 43. Rgxg7+ Kh8 44. Rgd7 Rb8 45. Rh7+ Kg8 46.
Rxh5 Rxb3 47. Rg5+ Kf8 48. Rf5+ Kg8 49. Rff7 Rh3 50. Rg7+ Kh8 51. Kg2 Rh6 52.
Rgf7 Rg6+ 53. Kf1 Kg8 54. Rfe7 Rf8 55. Rcd7 Rg5 56. Rd3 Rf7 57. Re8+ Kg7 58. f3
Ra5 59. Kf2 Ra2+ 60. Kg3 Ra1 61. Re4 Rg1+ 62. Kf2 Rg5 63. f4 Rg4 64. Rdd4 Rh4
65. Kg3 Rh1 66. Re5 Rg1+ 67. Kf2 Rg4 68. Kf3 Rg1 69. Re2 Rf1+ 70. Kg3 Rg1+ 71.
Kf2 Rg4 72. Kf3 Rg1 73. Rf2 Ra7 74. Rd5 Kf6 75. Rd6+ Kf5 76. Rd5+ 1/2-1/2


Best wishes
Cairo
luckyrook 10 ( +1 | -1 )
oh Cairo thx a lot, i really appriciate you are posting this.

btw,
When are you posting the comments after each move? ;)
cairo 21 ( +1 | -1 )
:-)) will have to wait, to after my retirement luckyrook!

Cairo
thenazarene 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Kasparov (the best) Kasparov won this tournament !!!!!!!!!! (100%)
thenazarene 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Kasparov (the best) Kasparov won this tournament !!!!!!!!!! (100%)
cairo 26 ( +1 | -1 )
Round 7 Round 7 (Wednesday, March 2, 2005)

Francisco Vallejo 1/2-1/2 Peter Leko
Garry Kasparov 1/2-1/2 Veselin Topalov
Michael Adams 1/2-1/2 Viswanathan Anand

Best wishes
Cairo
cairo 26 ( +1 | -1 )
Round 8 Round 8 (Thursday, March 3, 2005)

Michael Adams 1/2-1/2 Veselin Topalov
Garry Kasparov 1/2-1/2 Peter Leko
Francisco Vallejo 1-0 Rustam Kasimdzhanov


Best wishes
Cairo
drdesoto 27 ( +1 | -1 )
"new" live coverage other website is down for two days.

marca.todoajedrez.tv/lin04/online.htm

Best,
drdesoto
drdesoto 21 ( +1 | -1 )
sorry wrong link marca.todoajedrez.tv/live.htm

Best,

drdesoto
cairo 29 ( +1 | -1 )
Round 9 Round 9 (Friday, March 4, 2005)

Rustam Kasimdzhanov 0-1 Garry Kasparov
Peter Leko 1/2-1/2 Michael Adams
Veselin Topalov 1/2-1/2 Viswanathan Anand

Great game by Kasparov!

Best wishes
Cairo
ketchuplover 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Kasparov... beat that Pons guy.
cairo 28 ( +1 | -1 )
Round 10 Round 10 (Saturday, March 5, 2005)

Viswanathan Anand 1/2-1/2 Peter Leko
Michael Adams 1/2-1/2 Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Garry Kasparov 1-0 Francisco Vallejo

Kasparov is relentless!

Best wishes
Cairo
ficheall 46 ( +1 | -1 )
Round 10 I listened to the coverage on www.chess.fm and watched the Kasparov game on www.chessgames.com and was as impressed as cairo seemes to have been with how relentless Kasparov has been in this tournament. I was also a little disappointed in Adams. I thought he was going to win that game.

I appreciate the continued updates cairo. Thank you.

Alastair
thenazarene 6 ( +1 | -1 )
Kasparov He is going to win this tournamnet 100%
I told gays before
cairo 58 ( +1 | -1 )
Round 11 and standings Round 11 (Sunday, March 6, 2005)

Francisco Vallejo 1/2-1/2 Michael Adams
Rustam Kasimdzhanov 0-1 Viswanathan Anand
Peter Leko 1/2-1/2 Veselin Topalov

Standings after 11 rounds

Kasparov,Garry (2804) 61/2/9
Anand,Viswanathan (2786) 51/2/9
Topalov,Veselin (2757) 5/9
Leko,Peter (2749) 5/10
Adams,Michael (2741) 41/2/10
Kasimdzhanov,Rustam (2678) 31/2/10
Vallejo Pons,Francisco (2686) 3/9

Anand is meeting Kasparov on Wedneysday, with the black pieces.

Best wishes
Cairo
cairo 26 ( +1 | -1 )
Round 12 Round 12 (Tuesday, March 8, 2005)

Veselin Topalov 1-0 Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Viswanathan Anand 1/2-1/2 Francisco Vallejo
Michael Adams 0-1 Garry Kasparov

Best wishes
Cairo
superblunder 31 ( +1 | -1 )
If anyone has ever had any doubts.... ...that Garry Kasparov is the strongest chessplayer who ever lived, I think Linares 2005 is a strong argument for this. I always knew he was amazing but at 40 years old he is absolutely dominating the world's top players and his performance rating for linares so far is well over 2900 elo! Kasparov is really a champion of champions!
cairo 41 ( +1 | -1 )
Round 13 Round 13 (Wednesday, March 9, 2005)

Garry Kasparov 1/2-1/2 Viswanathan Anand
Francisco Vallejo 0-1 Veselin Topalov
Rustam Kasimdzhanov 1/2-1/2 Peter Leko

If Topalov win tomorrows game against Kasparov, he is the winner of Linares 2005, any other results will leave Kaspatrov the sole winner!

Best wishes
Cairo
blindio 32 ( +1 | -1 )
cairo Forgive me, but if Topalov wins today surely he will be level with Garry. The final result depends on the tie-break. They would both have won the same number of games, but Garry has more wins as Black. As far as I am aware there are no plans for a play-off of any kind. I expect it'll be a draw though!
tertsius 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Game Over Topalov wins!!

_1.e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Bc4 d6 5. d3 Be7 6. O-O Nf6 7. Nh4 Nd4 8. g3 Bg4 9. f3 Be6 10. Bg5 Ng8 11. Bxe7 Nxe7 12. f4 exf4 13. Bxe6 fxe6 14. Rxf4 Kd7 15. Nf3 Rf8 16. Rxf8 Qxf8 17. Nxd4 cxd4 18. Ne2 Qf6 19. c3 Rf8 20. Nxd4 Nc6 21. Qf1 Qxf1+ 22. Rxf1 Rxf1+ 23. Kxf1 Nxd4 24. cxd4 d5 25. Kf2 Ke7 26. Kf3 Kf6 27. h4 g6 28. b4 b5 29. Kf4 h6 30. Kg4 1-0
bucklehead 29 ( +1 | -1 )
Is it just me... ...or is "number of wins with black" a strange sort of tiebreaker? Why not head-to-head score? With Topalov winning this one 1.5 - 0.5 vs Gary, I have to believe the Linares crown should go to him...not, of course, that Gary wasn't a ravenous beast during this tournament.
cairo 116 ( +1 | -1 )
14th and final round Round 14 (Thursday, March 10, 2005)

Peter Leko 1/2-1/2 Francisco Vallejo
Veselin Topalov 1-0 Garry Kasparov
Viswanathan Anand 0-1 Michael Adams

Final standings:

Kasparov,Garry (2804) 8/12
Topalov,Veselin (2757) 8/12
Anand,Viswanathan (2786) 61/2/12
Leko,Peter (2749) 6/12
Adams,Michael (2741) 51/2/12
Kasimdzhanov,Rustam (2678) 4/12
Vallejo Pons,Francisco (2686) 4/12

The Sonneborn-Berger is normally used in round robin tournaments. In Linares another system was in place. Since both players have the same number of points, and the same number of wins (first tiebreak criterium), the winner is the player with most black wins. Kasparov won three games with black while Topalov had just one black win. That made Kasparov the overall winner in this tournament.

Best wishes
Cairo

PS! I apologise for my statement about Topalov as winner, in case he won the last game against Kasparov, was a bit to premature, blindio is correct!