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

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Author: Timman, Jan (1951- ) and Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand signed by both players

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 and Viswanathan Anand, played in round five, April 17, not signed by the arbiters of the match. Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Worrall Attack Castling line with win by Anand after 45 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.

Jan Timman 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.

Viswanathan Anand (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess grandmaster, a former World Chess Champion, World Rapid 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[3] 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.[4] He won the World Rapid Chess Championship in 2003 and 2017. In April 2006 Anand became the fourth player in history to pass the 2800 Elo mark on the FIDE rating list, after Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov.


Game carbon faint, light edge wear else a very good copy.