Groningen 1996

 



Nigel Short's great victory in Groningen...

Groningen (NED), XII 1996cat. XVI (2634)
PlayersTITNATELO123456789012PTRAN
1Short, Nigel D GMENG26951½½0½½½1½11712730
2Timman, Jan H GMNED25900½111½½01½½2-32703
3Gelfand, Boris GMBLR2665½½½½½1½1½½½2-32696
4Leko, PeterGMHUN2630½0½½1½½½1½½64-62670
5Shirov, Alexei GMESP268510½½0½½½½1164-62665
6Van Wely, Loek GMNED2605½0½01½10½1164-62672
7Svidler, Peter GMRUS2650½½0½½½½1½0172632
8Onischuk, AlexanderGMUKR2605½½½½½0½10½08-122571
9Hodgson, Julian M GMENG2550010½½100½108-122576
10Akopian, Vladimir GMARM2630½0½0½½½1½½08-122569
11Sokolov, Ivan GMBIH26700½½½001½0½18-122565
12Korchnoi, Viktor GMSUI26350½½½00011108-122569

Round 1 19/12/1996

Timman, Jan H - Leko, Peter1-034B17Caro-Kann
Akopian, Vladimir - Sokolov, Ivan ½-½34A22English; 1.c4 e5
Gelfand, Boris - Korchnoi, Viktor ½-½31A28English; 1.c4 e5
Onischuk, Alexander- Svidler, Peter ½-½75B57Sicilian
Hodgson, Julian M - Short, Nigel D 0-148C02French; Advance
Shirov, Alexei - Van Wely, Loek 0-140B80Sicilian

Round 2 20/12/1996

Van Wely, Loek - Korchnoi, Viktor 1-063E18Queen's indian
Short, Nigel D - Gelfand, Boris ½-½25B92Sicilian; Najdorf
Svidler, Peter - Hodgson, Julian M 1-034B74Sicilian; Dragon
Sokolov, Ivan - Onischuk, Alexander½-½49A81Dutch defence
Leko, Peter- Akopian, Vladimir 1-084C10French
Shirov, Alexei - Timman, Jan H 0-140C16French; Winawer

Round 3 21/12/1996

Timman, Jan H - Van Wely, Loek 1-068A48Queen's pawn
Gelfand, Boris - Svidler, Peter 1-024E73Kings indian
Onischuk, Alexander- Leko, Peter½-½26A37English; 1.c4 c5
Hodgson, Julian M - Sokolov, Ivan 1-039D00Queen's pawn
Akopian, Vladimir - Shirov, Alexei ½-½12D46Queen's gambit
Korchnoi, Viktor - Short, Nigel D 0-138A06Reti (1.Nf3)

Round 4 22/12/1996

Timman, Jan H - Akopian, Vladimir 1-041C42Petroff defence
Svidler, Peter - Korchnoi, Viktor 1-039C08French; Tarrasch
Van Wely, Loek - Short, Nigel D ½-½46D15Slav defence
Leko, Peter- Hodgson, Julian M ½-½39B76Sicilian; Dragon
Sokolov, Ivan - Gelfand, Boris ½-½44E97Kings indian; Main line
Shirov, Alexei - Onischuk, Alexander½-½44C78Ruy Lopez

Round 5 23/12/1996

Gelfand, Boris - Leko, Peter½-½21A43Queen's pawn
Hodgson, Julian M - Shirov, Alexei ½-½36A45Queen's pawn
Onischuk, Alexander- Timman, Jan H ½-½68C88Ruy Lopez
Short, Nigel D - Svidler, Peter ½-½20B66Sicilian
Akopian, Vladimir - Van Wely, Loek ½-½25A24English; 1.c4 e5
Korchnoi, Viktor - Sokolov, Ivan 0-135D15Slav defence

Round 6 24/12/1996

Timman, Jan H - Hodgson, Julian M 0-129B76Sicilian; Dragon
Van Wely, Loek - Svidler, Peter ½-½36E94Kings indian; Classical
Leko, Peter- Korchnoi, Viktor ½-½54C83Ruy Lopez
Sokolov, Ivan - Short, Nigel D 0-132D53Queen's gambit
Akopian, Vladimir - Onischuk, Alexander1-034A81Dutch defence
Shirov, Alexei - Gelfand, Boris ½-½25B90Sicilian; Najdorf

Round 7 26/12/1996

Short, Nigel D - Leko, Peter½-½43B47Sicilian
Gelfand, Boris - Timman, Jan H ½-½60E12Queen's indian
Hodgson, Julian M - Akopian, Vladimir ½-½44D00Queen's pawn
Svidler, Peter - Sokolov, Ivan 0-132C89Ruy Lopez
Onischuk, Alexander- Van Wely, Loek 0-128B93Sicilian; Najdorf
Korchnoi, Viktor - Shirov, Alexei 0-142D15Slav defence

Round 8 27/12/1996

Timman, Jan H - Korchnoi, Viktor ½-½44C82Ruy Lopez
Van Wely, Loek - Sokolov, Ivan 1-041A28English; 1.c4 e5
Leko, Peter- Svidler, Peter ½-½30B07Pirc
Shirov, Alexei - Short, Nigel D 1-042C68Ruy Lopez; Exchange
Akopian, Vladimir - Gelfand, Boris ½-½33D23Queen's gambit accepted
Onischuk, Alexander- Hodgson, Julian M 1-045B75Sicilian; Dragon

Round 9 28/12/1996

Short, Nigel D - Timman, Jan H 1-044C43Petroff defence
Gelfand, Boris - Onischuk, Alexander½-½27C55Two knights
Hodgson, Julian M - Van Wely, Loek 1-050A47Queen's pawn
Svidler, Peter - Shirov, Alexei ½-½16C78Ruy Lopez
Sokolov, Ivan - Leko, Peter½-½46A33English; 1.c4 c5
Korchnoi, Viktor - Akopian, Vladimir 1-064D45Queen's gambit

Round 10 29/12/1996

Timman, Jan H - Svidler, Peter ½-½34B66Sicilian
Shirov, Alexei - Sokolov, Ivan 1-0113C88Ruy Lopez
Van Wely, Loek - Leko, Peter0-160A59Wolga gambit
Hodgson, Julian M - Gelfand, Boris 0-189A45Queen's pawn
Onischuk, Alexander- Korchnoi, Viktor 0-141E32Nimzo indian
Akopian, Vladimir - Short, Nigel D ½-½30D37Queen's gambit

Round 11 30/12/1996

Short, Nigel D - Onischuk, Alexander½-½12C281.e4 e5
Gelfand, Boris - Van Wely, Loek ½-½28E73Kings indian
Leko, Peter- Shirov, Alexei ½-½17C78Ruy Lopez
Svidler, Peter - Akopian, Vladimir ½-½30B85Sicilian
Sokolov, Ivan - Timman, Jan H ½-½17E32Nimzo indian
Korchnoi, Viktor - Hodgson, Julian M 1-050A27English; 1.c4 e5

Last updated 30/12/1996 by Argiris Kotsis