May 1, 2011
The capital of Spain hosted several memorable international tournaments in the 1990s and a rapid match USSR-Rest of the World in 1988, involving some of the best players of the world at that time, but chess in Madrid has a longer history going back to 1575, with a series of games played at the court of the Spanish King Phillip II. The event is considered to be the first international tournament in the chess history, in which Leonardo and Boi took part against Lopes and Seron and won most of them.
The winners of international events were: 1943 Paul Keres (URS), 1945 Alexander Alekhine (FRA), 1951 Prins (NED), 1957 Klaus Darga (GER), 1959 Francisco Perez (CUB), 1960 Zonal Tournament Svetozar Gligoric , 1973 Anatoly Karpov, 1988 Rapid Match between USSR and Rest of the World (Best scores by G. Kasparov, M. Gurevich and V. Korchnoi 5,5/8), 1982 Tisdall (NOR), 1992 Anatoly Karpov, 1993 Vladimir Kramnik, 1994 Judith Polgar, 1995 (XVI) Viktor Kortchnoi (SUI), 1996 (XVII-2652) Veselin Topalov (BUL), 1997 (XVII-2651) Veselin Topalov (BUL), 1998 (XVII-2655) Viswanathan Anand (IND).
Results of the strongest Madrid’s tournament organised in 1998.