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Novgorod Tournament

Garry Kasparov6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik6/10(+3 -1 =6)[games]
Nigel Short5/10(+4 -4 =2)[games]
Evgeny Bareev4.5/10(+1 -2 =7)[games]
Veselin Topalov4/10(+2 -4 =4)[games]
Boris Gelfand4/10(+2 -4 =4)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Novgorod (1997)

The fourth and final of a series of international tournaments held in Novgorod, Russia was conducted from June 10th to the 23rd, 1997. Six top grandmasters participated in the double round robin event, including the World Champion. The participants were (in order of Elo): Garry Kasparov (2795), Vladimir Kramnik (2740), Veselin Topalov (2725), Boris Gelfand (2700), Nigel Short (2690), and Evgeny Bareev (2665). The ratings of the players made this event the second consecutive one at Novgorod to be rated Category XIX. Kasparov had won back in 1995, and shared first with Ivanchuk in 1994, so it's appropriate that the final edition of "Lord Novgorod the Great", as the tournament was dubbed, would be won by the mighty Gazza. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Kasparov ** 0½ 1½ 1½ ½½ 11 6½ 2 Kramnik 1½ ** 10 ½½ 1½ ½½ 6 3 Short 0½ 01 ** 0½ 01 11 5 4 Bareev 0½ ½½ 1½ ** 0½ ½½ 4½ =5 Topalov ½½ 0½ 10 1½ ** 00 4 =5 Gelfand 00 ½½ 00 ½½ 11 ** 4

Original collection: Game Collection: Novgorod 1997, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bareev vs Short 1-0391997NovgorodD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Kramnik vs Topalov 1-0411997NovgorodE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. Kasparov vs Gelfand 1-0371997NovgorodE15 Queen's Indian
4. Topalov vs Kasparov ½-½291997NovgorodB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Short vs Gelfand 1-0391997NovgorodB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
6. Bareev vs Kramnik  ½-½231997NovgorodE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. Kasparov vs Bareev 1-0731997NovgorodC11 French
8. Gelfand vs Topalov 1-0421997NovgorodE12 Queen's Indian
9. Kramnik vs Short 1-0581997NovgorodD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Kramnik vs Kasparov 1-0321997NovgorodE97 King's Indian
11. Topalov vs Bareev 1-0371997NovgorodC02 French, Advance
12. Kasparov vs Short 1-0311997NovgorodC18 French, Winawer
13. Gelfand vs Kramnik ½-½171997NovgorodD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Short vs Topalov 0-1451997NovgorodB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Bareev vs Gelfand  ½-½301997NovgorodE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
16. Gelfand vs Kasparov 0-1411997NovgorodE12 Queen's Indian
17. Topalov vs Kramnik ½-½211997NovgorodB57 Sicilian
18. Short vs Bareev ½-½241997NovgorodC02 French, Advance
19. Kasparov vs Topalov  ½-½301997NovgorodC78 Ruy Lopez
20. Kramnik vs Bareev  ½-½301997NovgorodA04 Reti Opening
21. Gelfand vs Short 0-1381997NovgorodA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Topalov vs Gelfand 0-1291997NovgorodA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
23. Short vs Kramnik 1-0301997NovgorodB56 Sicilian
24. Bareev vs Kasparov ½-½421997NovgorodD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. Gelfand vs Bareev ½-½1001997NovgorodD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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