LINARES 2003

The XX "Ciudad de Linares" took place between 21st February (drawing of lots, 1st round on 22nd) and 9th March 2003 (closing ceremony. Rest days  26/2 and 4/3.
The Supertournament of Linares included: Vladimir Kramnik, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand, Peter Leko, Ruslan Ponomariov, Teimour Radjabov and Francisco Vallejo Pons.

Final Standings:  1-2. Kramnik, Leko 7.0, 3-4. Kasparov, Anand 6.5, 5. Ponomariov 5.5, 6. Vallejo Pons 5.0, 7. Radjabov 4.5
View the games | Round 1 in PGN | Round 2 in PGN | Round 3 in PGN | Round 4 in PGN | Round 5 in PGN | Round 6 in PGN | Round 7 in PGN | Round 8 in PGN | Round 9 in PGN | Round 10 in PGN | Round 11 in PGN | Round 12 in PGN | Round 13 in PGN | Round 14 in PGN >>>

  Results
Round 1, Saturday, 22.02.2003
Vallejo - bye,
Anand - Ponomariov 1-0
Kramnik - Kasparov 1/2
Radjabov - Leko 0-1
Round 2, Sunday, 23.02.2003
bye - Leko,
Kasparov - Radjabov 0-1
Ponomariov - Kramnik 0-1
Vallejo - Anand 1/2
Round 3, Monday, 24.02.2003
Anand - bye,
Kramnik - Vallejo 1/2
Radjabov - Ponomariov 1/2
Leko - Kasparov 1/2

Round 4, Tuesday, 25.02.2003
bye - Kasparov,
Ponomariov - Leko 1/2
Vallejo - Radjabov 1/2
Anand - Kramnik 1/2
Round 5, Thursday, 27.02.2003
Kramnik - bye,
Radjabov - Anand 1/2
Leko - Vallejo 1-0
Kasparov - Ponomariov 1-0
Round 6, Friday, 28.02.2003
bye - Ponomariov,
Vallejo - Kasparov 1/2
Anand - Leko 1-0
Kramnik - Radjabov 1-0

Round 7, Saturday, 01.03.2003
Radjabov - bye,
Leko - Kramnik 1/2
Kasparov - Anand 1-0
Ponomariov - Vallejo 1-0
Round 8, Sunday, 02.03.2003
bye - Vallejo,
Ponomariov - Anand 1/2
Kasparov - Kramnik 1/2
Leko - Radjabov 1-0
Round 9, Monday, 03.03.2003
Leko - bye,
Radjabov - Kasparov 1/2
Kramnik - Ponomariov 1/2
Anand - Vallejo 1/2

Round 10, Wednesday, 05.03.2003
bye - Anand,
Vallejo - Kramnik 1/2
Ponomariov - Radjabov 1/2
Kasparov - Leko 1/2
Round 11, Thursday, 06.03.2003
Kasparov - bye,
Leko - Ponomariov 1/2
Radjabov - Vallejo 1/2
Kramnik - Anand 1/2
Round 12, Friday, 07.03.2003
bye - Kramnik,
Anand - Radjabov 1-0
Vallejo - Leko 1-0
Ponomariov - Kasparov 1/2

Round 13, Saturday, 08.03.2003
Ponomariov - bye,
Kasparov - Vallejo 1/2
Leko - Anand 1-0
Radjabov - Kramnik 1/2
Round 14, Sunday, 09.03.2003
bye - Radjabov,
Kramnik - Leko 1/2
Anand - Kasparov 1/2
Vallejo - Ponomariov 0-1
 

Linares Open Tournament - Final Standings and Games

 

The Wrath of Kasparov...

An Incidental Closing Ceremony in Linares...
The decision of the journalists to give the “brilliancy prize” to Teymour Radjabov for the game Kasparov vs Radjabov outraged Garry Kasparov during the closing ceremony in Linares.
Kasparov considered this decision as a personal insult and humiliation.
While Teymour received the trophy, Kasparov expressed his deep anger with the following words:

"I believe that this one is not the best game of the tournament, it has been chosen only because it was the only game that I lost, and I consider that this is a public insult and a humiliation."
And he added angrily: "It is the greatest insult that they (journalists) have done to me in my life! It is an insult towards me and chess. You consider yourself chess journalists?
If you think that this was the most beautiful game in Linares, you are damaging chess with your reports and articles. Radjabov was completely lost in that game."