1st International Tal Memorial Chess tournament Riga 1995 Vassily Ivanchuk v Jan Timman (Score Sheet)

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Author: Timman, Jan (1951- ) signed

Year: 1995

Publisher: Professional Chess Association

Place: Riga


Original carbon quarto (11 1/2" x 8 1/4") score sheet printed on official stationery of the event in Jan Timman's hand. Signed by both Jan Timman's and Vassily Ivanchuk, played in round seven, April 18, not signed by the arbiters of the match. Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Main Line (E12) ending in a 15 move draw.

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.

Jan Timman (born 14 December 1951) is a Dutch chess Grandmaster who was one of the world's leading players from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. At the peak of his career he was considered to be the best non-Soviet player and was known as "The Best of the West". He has won the Dutch Chess Championship nine times and has been a Candidate for the World Championship several times. He lost the title match of the 1993 FIDE World Championship against Anatoly Karpov.

Vassily Mykhaylovych Ivanchuk, also transliterated as Vasyliy or Vasyl is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and a former World Rapid Chess Champion. A leading player since 1988, Ivanchuk was ranked No. 2 three times (July 1991, July 1992, October 2007).[2] His erratic results have seen him drop as low as 30th in July 2009, but he returned to the top ten in the next list. Ivanchuk has won Linares, Wijk aan Zee, Tal Memorial, Gibraltar Masters and M-Tel Masters titles. Ivanchuk was the 2007 World Blitz Chess champion,[5] won the Melody Amber rapid in 1992, and he shared the combined event in 2010. In 2016, Ivanchuk won the World Rapid Chess Championship in Doha, Qatar, by defeating the current world champion Magnus Carlsen, among many others.


Light edge wear else a better than very good copy.