1994-95 Candidates Matches

CYCLE 16: 13-Man Knockout

Ten qualifiers from one Interzonal tournament, plus two seeds play knockout matches. The 13th man, the sitting World Champion is seeded into one of the final matches. The two Candidates Final winners then play a FIDE Championship match in 1996. (Black background indicates black in the first game)

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Gelfand          1011  5
Adams            0100  3
    
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Kramnik          11  4
Yudasin          00  2
    
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Kamsky           1011  4
Van der Sterren  0100  2
    
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Anand            1101  4
Yusupov          0010  2
    
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Salov            1111  5
Khalifman        0000  1
    
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Timman           101  4
Lautier          010  3
    
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Gelfand  011  4
Kramnik  100  3
    
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Kamsky   0011 11  6
Anand    1100 00  4
    
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Salov    011  4
Timman   100  3
    
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Karpov   01111  6
Gelfand  10000  3
    
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Kamsky   1111  5
Salov    0000  1
    


THE PLAYERS

# Player Country Status
1 Anatoly Karpov RUS FIDE Champion, seeded into Finals
2 Gata Kamsky USA Qualified from Interzonal
3 Boris Gelfand BLR Qualified from Interzonal
4 Valery Salov RUS Qualified from Interzonal
5 Vladimir Kramnik RUS Qualified from Interzonal
6 Viswanathan Anand IND Qualified from Interzonal
7 Jan Timman NET Seeded
8 Michael Adams UK Qualified from Interzonal
9 Leonid Yudasin ISR Qualified from Interzonal
10 Paul Van der Sterren NET Qualified from Interzonal
11 Artur Yusupov RUS Seeded
12 Alexander Khalifman RUS Qualified from Interzonal
13 Joel Lautier FRA Qualified from Interzonal


THE QUARTERFINALS (Best of 8)

Wijk aan Zee, Jan '94 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Gelfand 1 0 1 1 5
Adams 0 1 0 0 3

Wijk aan Zee, Jan '94 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Kramnik 1 1 4
Yudasin 0 0 2

Wijk aan Zee, Jan '94 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Kamsky 1 0 1 1 4
Van der Sterren 0 1 0 0 2

Wijk aan Zee, Jan '94 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Anand 1 1 0 1 4
Yusupov 0 0 1 0 2

Wijk aan Zee, Jan '94 1 2 3 4 5 6
Salov 1 1 1 1 5
Khalifman 0 0 0 0 1

Wijk aan Zee, Jan '94 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Timman 1 0 1 4
Lautier 0 1 0 3


THE SEMI-FINALS (Best of 8)

Sanghi Nagar, Jul-Aug '94 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Gelfand 0 1 1 4
Kramnik 1 0 0 3

Sanghi Nagar, Jul-Aug '94 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Kamsky 0 0 1 1 1 1 6
Anand 0 1 0 0 0 0 4

Sanghi Nagar, Jul-Aug '94 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Salov 0 1 1 4
Timman 1 0 0 3


THE FINALS (Best of 10)

Sanghi Nagar, Feb '95 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Karpov 0 1 1 1 1 6
Gelfand 1 0 0 0 0 3

Sanghi Nagar, Feb '95 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Kamsky 1 1 1 1 5
Salov 0 0 0 0 1

Result: Karpov and Kamsky qualify for the 1996 FIDE Championship Match


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