1985-7 Candidates

CYCLE 13: For the first time since 1965, the system was changed. This Cycle featured a combination of both old systems. For the first time since 1962, a Candidates Tournament was played. Twelve Qualifiers from 3 Interzonals, plus 4 seeds played in the Candidates Tournament. The top 4 qualifiers from this tournament advanced to a series of Candidates Matches. The winner of this 4-man Knockout played a match against Anatoly Karpov (who was seeded directly into the Candidates Finals (!), for the privilige of playing a World Championship match against Kasparov in 1987. (Black background indicates black in the first game)

CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT
MONTPELLIER, FRANCE; October-November 1985 
Players in red advanced to the Candidates Matches

                             1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
 1. GM Yusupov    USR  2600  x 0 1   1        1 1   9 - 6
 2. GM Vaganian   USR  2625  1 x  0  0    1   1  1 1  9 - 6
 3. GM Sokolov    USR  2555  0  x   0  1  1   1 1  1  9 - 6
 4. GM Timman     NET  2640   1  x  1    0 1 1    0  8- 6
 5. GM Tal        USR  2565      x    1  0  1 1    8- 6
 6. GM Spassky    FRA  2590  0 1 1 0  x     1    1 0  8 - 7
 7. GM Belyavsky  USR  2640        x 0    1    1  8 - 7
 8. GM Smyslov    USR  2595    0    1 x       0 1  7- 7
 9. IM Chernin    USR  2560      0    x       1  7- 7
10. GM Portisch   HUN  2625   0 0 1      x  0 1 0  1  7 - 8
11. GM Seirawan   USA  2570     0 1 0     x 1 0     7 - 8
12. GM Short      ENG  2575     0   0   1 0 x  1    7 - 8
13. GM Korchnoi   SWI  2630   0 0  0     0 1  x  1   6- 8
14. GM Ribli      HUN  2605  0  0  0     1  0  x 1   6- 8
15. GM Nogueiras  CUB  2555  0 0    0  1     0 0 x 1  6 - 9
16. IM Spraggett  CAN  2550   0 0 1  1 0 0 0 0     0 x  5 -10

Tied players listed in Sonnenborn-Berger tiebreak order

    4th Place Playoff
    MONTPELLIER  1 2 3 4 5 6
    Timman        1   0   3
    Tal           0   1   3

When this playoff match was tied, Timman advanced to the Candidates Matches, due to better Kashdan System tie-break points in the Candidates Tournament.

1986-7 Candidates Matches

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Sokolov   1111  6
Vaganian  0000  2
    
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Yusupov   01111  6
Timman    10000  3
    
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Sokolov  0010111  7
Yusupov  1101000  6
    
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Karpov   1111  7
Sokolov  0000  3
    


THE PLAYERS

# Player Country Status
1 Anatoly Karpov USSR Seeded directly into Candidates Final, lost previous Championship match and rematch
2 Andrei Sokolov USSR Qualified from Interzonal
3 Artur Yusupov USSR Qualified from Interzonal
4 Jan Timman Netherlands Qualified from Interzonal
5 Rafael Vaganian USSR Qualified from Interzonal
6 Mikhail Tal USSR Qualified from Interzonal
7 Boris Spassky France Seeded, selected by Host Federation
8 Alexander Beliavsky USSR Qualified from Interzonal
9 Vassily Smyslov USSR Seeded, lost previous Candidates Final
10 Alexander Chernin USSR Qualified from Interzonal
11 Lajos Portisch Hungary Qualified from Interzonal
12 Yasser Seirawan USA Qualified from Interzonal
13 Nigel Short United Kingdom Qualified from Interzonal
14 Viktor Korchnoi Switzerland Seeded, lost previous Candidates Semi-Final
15 Zoltan Ribli Hungary Seeded, lost previous Candidates Semi-Final
16 Jesus Nogueiras Cuba Qualified from Interzonal
17 Kevin Spraggett Canada Qualified from Interzonal


THE QUARTERFINALS (Best of 10)

Minsk, Jan '86 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sokolov 1 1 1 1 6
Vaganian 0 0 0 0 2

Tilburg, Jan-Feb '86 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Yusupov 0 1 1 1 1 6
Timman 1 0 0 0 0 3


THE SEMI-FINALS (Best of 14)

Riga, Sep - Oct '86 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Sokolov 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 7
Yusupov 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6


THE FINALS (Best of 14)

Linares, Feb - Mar '87 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Karpov 1 1 1 1 7
Sokolov 0 0 0 0 4


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