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Pan Pacific International, San Francisco, 1995
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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A category 13 event (average rating 2574), featuring a selection of veterans and younger players, with two of the strongest women in the world thrown in for good measure.

Maurice Ashley Walter Browne Larry Christiansen Nick de Firmian Boris Gulko Robert Huebner Viktor Korchnoi John Nunn Sofia Polgar Jonathan Tisdall Joshua Waitzkin Jun Xie

The veterans had the best time of it. By round 8, Gulko, Korchnoi and Nunn were tied for the lead and 1.5 points ahead of anyone else. Round nine proved decisive, as Korchnoi disposed of Waitzkin while Gulko lost a strange game to DeFirmian and Nunn could only draw with Huebner. The old man had to face his nearest competitors in the last two rounds, but drew both games handily to maintain his lead.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Korchnoi * = = = 1 = = = 1 1 1 1 8.0 2 Nunn = * = = = = 1 1 = = 1 1 7.5 3 Gulko = = * 0 1 1 = = 1 = 1 1 7.5 4 DeFirmian = = 1 * 0 = = = 1 1 = = 6.5 5 Huebner 0 = 0 1 * = 1 = = = 1 = 6.0 6 Christiansen = = 0 = = * = = = 1 0 1 5.5 7 Xie Jun = 0 = = 0 = * = 1 = = 1 5.5 8 Browne = 0 = = = = = * 0 1 = = 5.0 9 Waitzkin 0 = 0 0 = = 0 1 * = = = 4.0 10 Polgar 0 = = 0 = 0 = 0 = * 1 0 3.5 11 Tisdall 0 0 0 = 0 1 = = = 0 * = 3.5 12 Ashley 0 0 0 = = 0 0 = = 1 = * 3.5

Huebner seemed off form, while DeFirmian and Christiansen never got closer than shouting distance. Xie Jun had the best result of the younger players.

Round 1
S Polgar vs L Christiansen, 1995
(B32) Sicilian, 73 moves, 0-1

Round 1
Browne vs Huebner, 1995 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1
J Xie vs de Firmian, 1995
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1
M Ashley vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Round 1
Nunn vs J Tisdall, 1995 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 68 moves, 1-0

Round 1
Gulko vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 44 moves, 1-0

Round 2
L Christiansen vs Gulko, 1995
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 55 moves, 0-1

Round 2
Waitzkin vs Nunn, 1995 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
J Tisdall vs M Ashley, 1995 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
Korchnoi vs J Xie, 1995
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
de Firmian vs Browne, 1995
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
Huebner vs S Polgar, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Huebner vs L Christiansen, 1995
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
S Polgar vs de Firmian, 1995
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 44 moves, 0-1

Round 3
Browne vs Korchnoi, 1995
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
J Xie vs J Tisdall, 1995
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
M Ashley vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Nunn vs Gulko, 1995
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
L Christiansen vs Nunn, 1995
(E77) King's Indian, 104 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
Gulko vs M Ashley, 1995 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 36 moves, 1-0

Round 4
Waitzkin vs J Xie, 1995 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 0-1

Round 4
J Tisdall vs Browne, 1995
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
Korchnoi vs S Polgar, 1995 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Round 4
de Firmian vs Huebner, 1995
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 0-1

Round 5
de Firmian vs L Christiansen, 1995
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 0-1

Round 5
S Polgar vs J Tisdall, 1995 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 5
Browne vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 35 moves, 0-1

Round 5
J Xie vs Gulko, 1995
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5
M Ashley vs Nunn, 1995
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Round 6
L Christiansen vs M Ashley, 1995
(A28) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Round 6
Nunn vs J Xie, 1995 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Round 6
Gulko vs Browne, 1995
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6
Waitzkin vs S Polgar, 1995
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6
J Tisdall vs Huebner, 1995
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 28 moves, 0-1

Round 6
Korchnoi vs de Firmian, 1995
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
Korchnoi vs L Christiansen, 1995 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
de Firmian vs J Tisdall, 1995
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
Huebner vs Waitzkin, 1995
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
S Polgar vs Gulko, 1995
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
Browne vs Nunn, 1995 
(E97) King's Indian, 59 moves, 0-1

Round 7
J Xie vs M Ashley, 1995
(B58) Sicilian, 66 moves, 1-0

Round 8
L Christiansen vs J Xie, 1995
(E77) King's Indian, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8
M Ashley vs Browne, 1995
(E12) Queen's Indian, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8
Nunn vs S Polgar, 1995
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8
Gulko vs Huebner, 1995
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

Round 8
Waitzkin vs de Firmian, 1995
(B44) Sicilian, 53 moves, 0-1

Round 8
J Tisdall vs Korchnoi, 1995
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 25 moves, 0-1

Round 9
J Tisdall vs L Christiansen, 1995 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 9
Korchnoi vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(A28) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Round 9
de Firmian vs Gulko, 1995 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 62 moves, 1-0

Round 9
Huebner vs Nunn, 1995
(B33) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9
S Polgar vs M Ashley, 1995
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 63 moves, 0-1

Round 9
Browne vs J Xie, 1995
(E97) King's Indian, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
L Christiansen vs Browne, 1995
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
J Xie vs S Polgar, 1995
(B83) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
M Ashley vs Huebner, 1995
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
Nunn vs de Firmian, 1995
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
Gulko vs Korchnoi, 1995
(A25) English, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
Waitzkin vs J Tisdall, 1995
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11
Waitzkin vs L Christiansen, 1995
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11
J Tisdall vs Gulko, 1995
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 37 moves, 0-1

Round 11
Korchnoi vs Nunn, 1995
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11
de Firmian vs M Ashley, 1995
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11
Huebner vs J Xie, 1995
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Round 11
S Polgar vs Browne, 1995 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 0-1

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