1st International Tal Memorial Chess tournament Riga 1995 Viswanathan Anand v Artur Yusupov (Score Sheet)

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Author: Yusupov, Artur Mayakovich (1960- ) and Anand, Viswanathan signed

Year: 1995

Publisher: Professional Chess Association

Place: Riga

Description:

Original carbon quarto (11 1/2" x 8 1/4") score sheet printed on official stationery of the event in Artur Yusupov's hand. Signed by both Viswanathan Anand and Artur Yusupov, played in round eight, April 20, not signed by the arbiters of the match. French Defense: Tarrasch Variation with draw after 24 moves.

The 1st International Tal Memorial Chess tournament was held in the magician's hometown of Riga, Latvia from April 12th to the 24th, 1995. It was the first tournament in a series of three organized by the PCA that year as a "Super Classic." The following two tournaments were held in Novgorod at the end of May, and Horgen after the completion of the PCA world championship match. Eleven grandmasters, including the world champion, were invited to compete in the round robin event. The participants were (in order of PCA rating): Garry Kasparov (2789), Vassily Ivanchuk (2764), Vishwanathan Anand (2758), Vladimir Kramnik (2713), Artur Yusupov (2676), Jaan Ehlvest (2669), Rafael Vaganian (2645), Boris Gulko (2623), Nigel Short (2617), Jan Timman (2615), and local favorite Edvins Kengis (2555). The tournament was an important victory for Kasparov, who had not managed such a convincing win in an elite event against Anand (or Anatoli Karpov) since Linares in 1993. Especially significant was Kasparov's win against Anand in the fourth round since Anand was obviously in top form and their world championship match was only in five months. Kasparov scored an impressive 75% and edged out Anand by half a point in the final. Kasparov 7.5/10 first followed a half point by Anand 7/10. Ivanchuk, Kramnik and short tied for third through fifth with 6. Gulko was clear sixth with 5 points. Seventh was Yusupov at 4.5. Eight was Ehlvest with 3.5 followed by a tie for ninth through eleventh with Kengis, Timman and Vaganian each with a scored of three.

Artur Mayakovich Yusupov born February 13, 1960 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian chess grandmaster and a chess writer. He has lived in Germany since the early 1990s. Artur Mayakovich Yusupov born February 13, 1960 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian chess grandmaster and a chess writer. He has lived in Germany since the early 1990s.

Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand is an Indian chess grandmaster, a former World Chess Champion. Anand became India's first grandmaster in 1988. He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002, thus becoming the first Asian to do so. He became the undisputed World Champion in 2007 and defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008. He then defended his title in the World Chess Championship 2010 against Veselin Topalov and in the World Chess Championship 2012 against Boris Gelfand. In the World Chess Championship 2013 he lost to challenger Magnus Carlsen and lost again to Carlsen in the World Chess Championship 2014. He won the World Rapid Chess Championship in 2003 and 2017.

Condition:

Light edge wear else a better than very good copy.