[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.11.02"]
[Round "15"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E05"]
[WhiteElo "2849"]
[BlackElo "2770"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. Qxc4
b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Bd2 Be4 11. Qc1 Bb7 12. Bf4 Bd6 13. Nbd2 Nbd7 14. Nb3 Bd5 15.
Rd1 Qe7 16. Ne5 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 Nd5 18. Nc6 Nxf4+ 19. Qxf4 Qe8 20. Qf3 e5 21.
dxe5 Nxe5 22. Nxe5 Qxe5 23. Rd2 Rae8 24. e3 $146 Re6 25. Rad1 Rf6 26. Qd5 Qe8
27. Rc1 g6 28. Rdc2 h5 29. Nd2 Rf5 30. Qe4 c5 31. Qxe8 Rxe8 32. e4 Rfe5 33. f4
R5e6 34. e5 Be7 35. b3 f6 36. Nf3 fxe5 37. Nxe5 Rd8 38. h4 Rd5 1/2-1/2

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.31"]
[Round "14"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A30"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2849"]
[PlyCount "114"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. g3 c5 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O g6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Qxd4
d6 9. Rd1 Nbd7 10. Be3 Rc8 11. Rac1 O-O 12. Qh4 a6 13. Ne1 Bxg2 14. Nxg2 Re8
15. b3 Qc7 16. Bg5 $146 ({RR} 16. g4 Qb7 17. g5 Nh5 18. Ne4 Nc5 19. Nxc5 dxc5
20. Rd3 Red8 21. Rcd1 Qa8 22. Qg4 Rxd3 23. Rxd3 Rd8 24. Qf3 Qc8 25. Qe4 Rxd3
26. Qxd3 Qc7 27. Qe4 Qd8 28. Qd5 Qxd5 29. cxd5 Be5 30. b4 cxb4 {Bordas,G (2185)
-Nadassy,A (2065) Budapest 2000 1/2-1/2 (49)}) ({RR} 16. Nf4 Qb7 17. Nfd5 b5
18. cxb5 axb5 19. Nxf6+ Nxf6 20. Qb4 Rb8 21. f3 Qa6 22. Rc2 Rb7 23. Ne4 Nxe4
24. Qxe4 e6 25. Qd3 d5 26. Rdc1 Qa5 27. Rc8 Rb8 28. R8c7 Qxa2 29. Ra7 Qb2 30.
Rcc7 Rf8 {Shantharam,K (2233)-Konguvel,P (2377) Jamshedpur 2000 1/2-1/2 (57)})
16... Qb7 17. Ne3 b5 18. Ned5 bxc4 19. bxc4 h5 20. Qf4 Qc6 21. Bxf6 Nxf6 22.
Nxf6+ Bxf6 23. Nd5 Bb2 24. Rb1 Bg7 25. Qg5 Kf8 26. Rdc1 e6 27. Nf6 Red8 28. h4
Qa8 29. c5 Rxc5 30. Rxc5 Bxf6 31. Qxf6 dxc5 32. Kh2 Kg8 33. Rb6 Re8 34. Qf3
Qxf3 35. exf3 Rc8 36. Rxa6 c4 37. Rd6 c3 38. Rd1 Ra8 39. Rc1 Rxa2 40. Rxc3
Rxf2+ 41. Kg1 Ra2 42. Rc7 Kf8 43. Rb7 Ke8 44. Rb8+ Ke7 45. Rb7+ Kf6 46. Kf1 e5
47. Rb6+ Kf5 48. Rb7 Ke6 49. Rb6+ Kf5 50. Rb7 f6 51. Rg7 g5 52. hxg5 fxg5 53.
Rg8 g4 54. Rf8+ Ke6 55. Re8+ Kf5 56. Rf8+ Kg6 57. Rg8+ Kf5 1/2-1/2

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.29"]
[Round "13"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "2849"]
[BlackElo "2770"]
[PlyCount "27"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5
8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 h6 10. h3 Ke8 11. Ne4 c5 ({RR} 11... Be6 12. g4 Ne7 13.
Nd4 Bd5 14. Re1 Ng6 15. f4 Rd8 16. Nf3 h5 17. Kg2 hxg4 18. hxg4 Be7 19. g5 Be6
20. Be3 Bf5 21. Ng3 Bxc2 22. Rac1 Bd3 23. f5 Nh4+ 24. Nxh4 Rxh4 25. f6 Bf8 26.
Bxa7 {Sebag,M (2527)-Le Roux,J (2576) Haguenau 2013 0-1 (68)}) 12. c3 $146 ({RR
} 12. g4 Nd4 13. Nxd4 cxd4 14. Rd1 h5 15. f3 hxg4 16. hxg4 c5 17. c3 Be6 18.
cxd4 Bd5 19. Be3 Bxe4 20. fxe4 cxd4 21. Bxd4 Rh4 22. Kg2 Rxg4+ 23. Kf3 Rg6 24.
Be3 Rc6 25. Rd5 Be7 26. Rh1 b6 {Nijboer,F (2537)-Gomez Esteban,J (2516)
Istanbul 2000 1-0 (51)}) ({RR} 12. g4 Nd4 13. Nxd4 cxd4 14. Rd1 h5 15. f3 hxg4
16. hxg4 c5 17. c3 Be6 18. Kg2 dxc3 19. bxc3 Be7 20. Be3 b6 21. a4 f6 22. Nd6+
Bxd6 23. Rxd6 Kf7 24. Bf4 Rhd8 25. Rad1 Rxd6 26. Rxd6 Ke7 {Almasi,Z (2668)
-Balogh,C (2624) Nyiregyhaza 2008 1/2-1/2 (38)}) ({RR} 12. b3 b6 13. Bb2 Be6
14. Rfe1 a5 15. c4 Be7 16. Nc3 Bd8 17. Nd5 a4 18. Nf4 g5 19. Nxe6 fxe6 20. Kf1
Rh7 21. Red1 Ne7 22. Ke2 Ng6 23. g3 h5 24. Nd2 h4 25. Ne4 hxg3 26. fxg3 Rxh3 {
Melamed,T (2305)-Yemelin,V (2510) St Petersburg 2000 1/2-1/2 (33)}) 12... b6
13. Re1 Be6 14. g4 1/2-1/2

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.28"]
[Round "12"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E55"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2849"]
[PlyCount "66"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 c5 7. O-O dxc4 8. Bxc4
Nbd7 9. a3 cxd4 10. axb4 dxc3 11. bxc3 Qc7 12. Be2 Qxc3 13. Ba3 Nd5 14. Qb1 Qf6
15. Bd3 h6 16. b5 Rd8 17. Bb2 Qe7 18. Ra4 Nc5 19. Bh7+ Kh8 $146 ({RR} 19... Kf8
20. Rh4 f6 21. Rc1 b6 22. Rcc4 Bd7 23. Rcg4 e5 24. Rg3 Ne6 25. Rh5 Be8 26. Rxh6
Ndf4 27. exf4 Nxf4 28. Rh4 g5 29. Rxg5 fxg5 30. Nxe5 Qg7 {1/2-1/2 (30)
Martinez Martin,D (2297)-Korneev,O (2572) Madrid 2001}) 20. Rh4 f6 21. Rc4 Bd7
22. Ba3 b6 23. Be4 a6 24. bxa6 Rxa6 25. Bxc5 bxc5 26. Rfc1 Ra5 27. Qb2 Rb5 28.
Qa3 Nb6 29. R4c3 Rb4 30. Nd2 f5 31. Bf3 Na4 32. Rxc5 Rb2 33. Nc4 Qxc5 1/2-1/2

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.26"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C78"]
[WhiteElo "2849"]
[BlackElo "2770"]
[PlyCount "82"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. a4 Bb7 8. d3
O-O 9. Nc3 Na5 10. axb5 Nxb3 11. cxb3 axb5 12. Rxa8 Bxa8 13. Nxe5 d5 14. Bg5
dxe4 15. dxe4 Qxd1 16. Rxd1 b4 17. Bxf6 bxc3 18. bxc3 gxf6 19. Nd7 Bd6 20. Nxf8
Kxf8 21. f3 h5 22. h4 Ke7 23. Kf2 $146 ({RR} 23. Ra1 Bc6 24. Ra5 Be5 25. Kf2
Bd7 26. Ke3 Bxc3 27. Rxh5 f5 28. exf5 c5 29. g4 Bb2 30. Rh7 Bc6 31. g5 Bd5 32.
g6 Kf8 33. h5 Bxb3 34. h6 Kg8 35. Ke4 Bf6 36. f4 Ba2 37. Rxf7 Bxf7 {Smirnov,P
(2510)-Lastin,A (2619) Ekaterinburg 2002 1/2-1/2 (47)}) 23... Bb7 24. c4 Be5
25. Rd2 Bc8 26. Rd5 Be6 27. Ra5 c5 28. Ke3 Bd4+ 29. Kd3 f5 30. b4 fxe4+ 31.
Kxe4 Bf2 32. bxc5 Bxh4 33. c6 Kd6 34. Rxh5 Bf2 35. g4 Kxc6 36. Rh2 Bc5 37. Rc2
f6 38. Rh2 Bxc4 39. Rh6 Bd5+ 40. Kf5 Bxf3 41. g5 Kd5 1/2-1/2

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.24"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E54"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2849"]
[PlyCount "49"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 c5 7. O-O cxd4 8. exd4
dxc4 9. Bxc4 b6 10. Bg5 Bb7 11. Re1 Nbd7 12. Rc1 Rc8 13. Qb3 Be7 14. Bxf6 Nxf6
15. Bxe6 fxe6 16. Qxe6+ Kh8 17. Qxe7 Bxf3 18. gxf3 Qxd4 19. Nb5 Qxb2 $146 ({RR
} 19... Qf4 20. Rxc8 Rxc8 21. Nd6 Qxf3 22. Nxc8 Qg4+ 23. Kf1 Qh3+ 24. Ke2 Qxc8
25. Kd2 h5 26. Rg1 Ng4 27. h3 Qf5 28. Qd8+ Kh7 29. Qd3 Qxd3+ 30. Kxd3 Nxf2+ 31.
Ke3 Nxh3 32. Rg3 {1-0 (32) Hazai,L (2465)-Danielsen,H (2480) Valby 1994}) 20.
Rxc8 Rxc8 21. Nd6 Rb8 22. Nf7+ Kg8 23. Qe6 Rf8 24. Nd8+ Kh8 25. Qe7 1-0

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.22"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "2849"]
[BlackElo "2770"]
[PlyCount "65"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5
8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 h6 10. Rd1+ Ke8 11. h3 a5 12. Bf4 Be6 13. g4 Ne7 14. Nd4
Nd5 15. Nce2 Bc5 16. Nxe6 fxe6 17. c4 Nb6 18. b3 $146 ({RR} 18. Bg3 a4 19. Rac1
Kf7 20. h4 h5 21. gxh5 Rxh5 22. Kg2 Rah8 23. Rd3 R5h6 24. Rf3+ Ke8 25. Rf4 a3
26. b3 Rg6 27. Re4 Be7 28. Rd1 Nd7 29. Nf4 Rgh6 30. Red4 Nf8 31. h5 c5 32. R4d3
Kf7 {Vuckovic,B (2427)-Sakaev,K (2629) Herceg Novi 2000 1/2-1/2 (63)}) ({RR}
18. Bg3 g5 19. b3 a4 20. Rab1 axb3 21. axb3 Bb4 22. Nd4 Ke7 23. Nc2 c5 24. f4
Raf8 25. fxg5 hxg5 26. Kg2 Nd7 27. Rd3 Ba5 28. Rbd1 Nb8 29. Bf2 Bb6 30. Ne1 Nc6
31. Nf3 Rhg8 32. Rd7+ Ke8 {Milov,L (2562)-Fiderer,L (2192) Bad Homburg 2010
1-0 (33)}) 18... a4 19. Bd2 Kf7 20. Bc3 Rhd8 21. Rxd8 Rxd8 22. Kg2 Rd3 23. Rc1
g5 24. Rc2 axb3 25. axb3 Nd7 26. Ra2 Be7 27. Ra7 Nc5 28. f3 Nxb3 29. Rxb7 Nc1
30. Nxc1 Rxc3 31. Ne2 Rc2 32. Kf1 Rxc4 33. Rxc7 1/2-1/2

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.21"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E32"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2849"]
[PlyCount "75"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 b6 7. Bg5 Bb7 8.
f3 h6 9. Bh4 d5 10. e3 Nbd7 11. cxd5 Nxd5 12. Bxd8 Nxc3 13. Bh4 Nd5 14. Bf2 c5
15. Bb5 Rfd8 16. e4 Nc7 17. Bxd7 Rxd7 18. dxc5 f5 19. cxb6 axb6 20. Ne2 $146 ({
RR} 20. Nh3 fxe4 21. fxe4 Bxe4 22. O-O Rd2 23. Rfe1 Bb7 24. Rac1 Nd5 25. Rxe6
Rf8 26. Rd6 Rxb2 27. Rd7 Rf7 28. Rxf7 Kxf7 29. Bd4 Rd2 30. Bf2 g5 31. g3 Ra2
32. Bxb6 Nxb6 33. Rc7+ {1/2-1/2 (33) Pataki,G (2344)-Jurek,J (2362) Prerov 2001
}) 20... fxe4 21. fxe4 Bxe4 22. O-O Rd2 23. Nc3 Bb7 24. b4 Rf8 25. Ra2 Rxa2 26.
Nxa2 Nd5 27. Bd4 Ra8 28. Nc3 Nxc3 29. Bxc3 Rxa3 30. Bd4 b5 31. Rf4 Rd3 32. Rg4
g5 33. h4 Kf7 34. hxg5 hxg5 35. Kf2 Rd2+ 36. Ke3 Rxg2 37. Rxg2 Bxg2 38. Be5
1/2-1/2

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.19"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A32"]
[WhiteElo "2849"]
[BlackElo "2770"]
[PlyCount "21"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. c4 {Kharitonov} c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 e6 6. g3 Qc7 7.
Qd3 ({RR} 7. Bg5 Bb4 ({RR} 7... Qxc4 8. Rc1 Qb4 9. a3 Qa5 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. Bg2
) 8. Bxf6 gxf6 9. Rc1 b6 10. Bg2 Bb7 11. Bxb7 Qxb7 12. O-O Nc6 13. Nxc6 Qxc6
14. Qd4 Bxc3 15. Rxc3 Ke7 16. Rd1 Rhd8 17. Qh4) 7... Nc6 8. Nxc6 dxc6 ({RR}
8... Qxc6 9. e4 Bb4 10. f3) 9. Bg2 e5 10. O-O Be6 11. Na4 $146 ({RR} 11. b3 Rd8
12. Qc2 Be7 13. Bb2 O-O 14. Rad1 {1/2-1/2 (14) Ribli,Z (2585)-Ljubojevic,L
(2605) Linares 1981 MCL [Kharitonov]} {RR} Rxd1 15. Rxd1 Rd8) ({RR} 11. b3 Rd8
12. Qc2 Be7 13. Bb2 O-O 14. a3 Nd7 15. e3 f5 16. Ne2 Bf6 17. Rad1 a5 18. a4 Nc5
19. Ba3 Qb6 20. Bxc5 Qxc5 21. Rxd8 Bxd8 22. Nc1 e4 23. Ne2 Bf6 24. Rd1 Rd8 25.
Rxd8+ Bxd8 {Saraci,N (1972)-Pardo Simon,D (2447) Budva 2013 1-0 (40)}) ({RR}
11. b3 Rd8 12. Qc2 Be7 13. h3 O-O 14. Be3 Nd7 15. Rad1 Nc5 16. b4 Nd7 17. c5 a5
18. a3 axb4 19. axb4 Ra8 20. Ra1 Rfd8 21. Rfb1 h6 22. Kh2 f5 23. Bd2 Bf6 24.
Qc1 Rf8 25. Rxa8 Rxa8 {Richter,C (2332)-Hansen,S (2551) playchess.com INT 2003
0-1 (65)}) 1/2-1/2

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.17"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D27"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2849"]
[PlyCount "131"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. d4 {Huzman} d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 e6 4. e3 c5 5. Bxc4 a6 6. O-O Nf6 7. a4 Nc6
8. Qe2 cxd4 9. Rd1 Be7 10. exd4 O-O 11. Nc3 Nd5 12. Bb3 Re8 13. h4 Ncb4 ({RR}
13... Bxh4 14. Nxh4 Nxc3 15. bxc3 Qxh4 16. d5 Na5 17. Bc2) ({RR} 13... Nxc3 14.
bxc3 Bxh4 15. Qe4) ({RR} 13... Bf6 14. Qe4) 14. h5 b6 ({RR} 14... Bd7 15. Ne5
Bc6) 15. Ne5 ({RR} 15. Bd2 Bb7 ({RR} 15... f5 16. Nxd5 Nxd5 17. Rac1 Bf6 18.
Rc6 Qd7 19. Rdc1 Bb7 20. R6c2 Rac8) 16. h6 g6 17. Ne4 a5 18. Bc4 f6 19. Rac1
Bc6 20. b3 Qd7 21. Re1 Kh8 22. Nh2 Na2 23. Rcd1 Nab4 24. Ng4 Bd8 25. Bxb4 axb4
26. Qf3 Qf7 27. Nd6) 15... Bb7 16. a5 ({RR} 16. Qg4 Rc8 ({RR} 16... f5 17. Qh3
Rc8 18. Bd2 Bg5 19. Qg3 Bh4 20. Qh3 Bg5) 17. Bd2 Nf6 18. Bxe6 Nxg4 19. Nxf7
Qxd4 20. Ng5+ Kh8 21. Nf7+) ({RR} 16. Ne4 f5 17. Nc3 Bf6 18. Bd2 Rc8 19. Rac1
Qe7 20. Bc4 a5 21. Nb5 Ba8 22. Bb3 Red8 23. Re1 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Re8 25. Nc4) ({RR
} 16. h6 g6 17. Bd2 Rc8 18. Rac1 Nc7 19. Ng4 Rf8 20. Bf4 Ne8 21. Bxe6 fxe6 22.
Qxe6+ Rf7 ({RR} 22... Kh8) 23. Ne5) 16... b5 ({RR} 16... bxa5 17. Ba4 Rf8 18.
h6 g6 19. Nd7 Re8 20. Qe5 Nf6 21. Nc5 Bc6 22. Nxe6) 17. h6 g6 18. Ne4 Nc7 $146
({RR} 18... Rc8 19. Be3 ({RR} 19. Nc5 Bxc5 20. dxc5 Rxc5) ({RR} 19. Bd2 Nc2 20.
Qf3 Rf8 ({RR} 20... f6 21. Bxc2 Rxc2 22. Nd3) 21. Bxc2 Rxc2) ({RR} 19. Qf3 f6
20. Ng4 ({RR} 20. Nxg6 hxg6 21. h7+ Kh8) 20... f5 21. Ne5 Nc2) 19... Nxe3 ({RR
} 19... Rc7 20. Qf3 f6 21. Nd3) ({RR} 19... Ba8 20. Nc5) 20. Qxe3 Nd5 ({RR}
20... Bd5 21. Nc5 ({RR} 21. Bxd5 Nxd5 22. Qf3 f5 23. Nc3 Bg5) 21... Bd6 22.
Rac1 Qh4) 21. Qg3 Ba8 22. Ng4 f6 23. Rac1 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Rf8 ({RR} 24... Kh8)
25. Nc5 Bd6 ({RR} 25... Qc8 26. Ne3 Rd8 27. Qg4 ({RR} 27. Rc2 Kf7) 27... Kf7
28. Rc2) 26. Nxe6 Qe7 ({RR} 26... Bxg3 27. Nxd8 Rxd8 28. fxg3 Kf8 29. Bxd5 Bxd5
30. Rc7) 27. Nf4 Qe4 ({RR} 27... Bxf4 28. Qxf4 Kh8 29. Bxd5 Bxd5 30. Rc7 ({RR}
30. Qc7 Qxc7 31. Rxc7)) 28. Nxd5 Bxd5 ({RR} 28... Bxg3 29. Ngxf6+ Kh8 30. Nxe4)
29. Ne3 ({RR} 29. Bxd5+ Qxd5 30. Qf3 Qxf3 31. gxf3) 29... Bxg3 ({RR} 29... Bxb3
30. Qxd6 Qe6 31. Qxe6+ Bxe6 32. Rc6) 30. Bxd5+ Qxd5 31. Nxd5 Bb8 32. Rc6 f5 ({
RR} 32... Rd8 33. Nxf6+ Kf7 34. g3) 33. Nf6+ {Leitao,R (2598)-Slipak,S (2489)
Villa Martelli 2005 CBM 109 [Huzman] 1-0 (37)} {RR} Kf7 34. Nxh7) ({RR} 18...
Nc6 19. Qf3 Rf8 20. Bxd5 exd5 21. Nxc6 Bxc6 22. Nc5) 19. Nc5 ({RR} 19. Bd2)
19... Bd5 20. Ra3 Nc6 21. Bxd5 Qxd5 22. Ncd7 Rad8 23. Nxc6 Rxd7 24. Nxe7+ Rexe7
25. Rc3 f6 26. Be3 Kf7 27. Rdc1 Qb7 28. Rc5 Nd5 29. Qf3 Nb4 30. Qe2 Rc7 31. Bf4
Rxc5 32. dxc5 e5 33. Qd2 Nc6 34. Qd5+ Kf8 35. Be3 Qd7 36. Qf3 Kf7 37. Rd1 e4
38. Qe2 Qf5 39. Rd6 Re6 40. Rd7+ Re7 41. Rd6 Re6 42. Qd1 g5 43. Qh5+ Ke7 44.
Qd1 Kf7 45. Rd7+ Kg6 46. Rg7+ Kxh6 47. Qd7 Re5 48. Qf7 Rd5 49. Kh1 Nd8 50.
Rxh7+ Qxh7 51. Qxd5 Kg6+ 52. Kg1 Qc7 53. Qg8+ Kf5 54. Qd5+ Kg6 55. Qxe4+ Kg7
56. Qa8 Qd7 57. Kh2 Qd3 58. g3 Nf7 59. Qb7 Kg6 60. Qxa6 Ne5 61. Qa8 Ng4+ 62.
Kh3 Qf5 63. Qg8+ Kh6 64. Qh8+ Kg6 65. Qe8+ Kh6 66. Qh8+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.15"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A34"]
[WhiteElo "2849"]
[BlackElo "2770"]
[PlyCount "48"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. Nc3 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8.
Qa4 Nb6 9. Qb5 Nd7 10. d3 O-O 11. Be3 Nd4 12. Bxd4 cxd4 13. Ne4 Qb6 $146 ({RR}
13... a6 14. Qb3 b5 15. Nfg5 Rb8 16. Rac1 h6 17. Nh3 Bb7 18. Nf4 e6 19. Nc5
Nxc5 20. Rxc5 Qb6 21. Rfc1 Rfc8 {1/2-1/2 (21) Chatalbashev,B (2560)-Parligras,
M (2565) Albena 2013}) 14. a4 a6 15. Qxb6 Nxb6 16. a5 Nd5 17. Nc5 Rd8 18. Nd2
Rb8 19. Nc4 e6 20. Rfc1 Bh6 21. Rcb1 Bf8 22. Nb3 Bg7 23. Bxd5 Rxd5 24. Nbd2 e5
1/2-1/2

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.14"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D27"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2849"]
[PlyCount "147"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 e6 4. e3 c5 5. Bxc4 a6 6. O-O Nf6 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8.
Rxd1 Bxc5 9. Nbd2 Nbd7 10. Be2 b6 11. Nb3 Be7 12. Nfd4 Bb7 13. f3 O-O 14. e4
Rfc8 15. Be3 Kf8 16. Nd2 $146 ({RR} 16. Rac1 Rxc1 17. Rxc1 Rc8 18. Rd1 Ke8 19.
Kf2 g6 20. Nd2 Ne5 21. N4b3 Rc6 22. g4 g5 23. h4 h6 24. hxg5 hxg5 25. Rh1 Ng6
26. Nc4 Nd7 27. Rh5 Kf8 28. e5 Ngxe5 29. Nxe5 Nxe5 30. Rh8+ Kg7 {Grachev,B
(2483)-Kiselev,A (2251) Samara 2003 1-0 (57)}) 16... Ne5 17. N4b3 Rc6 18. Rac1
Rac8 19. Rxc6 Rxc6 20. g4 h6 21. h4 Bc8 22. g5 hxg5 23. hxg5 Nfd7 24. f4 Ng6
25. Nf3 Rc2 26. Bxa6 Bxa6 27. Rxd7 Rxb2 28. Ra7 Bb5 29. f5 exf5 30. exf5 Re2
31. Nfd4 Re1+ 32. Kf2 Rf1+ 33. Kg2 Nh4+ 34. Kh3 Rh1+ 35. Kg4 Be8 36. Bf2 Ng2
37. Ra8 Rf1 38. Kf3 Nh4+ 39. Ke2 Rh1 40. Nb5 Bxg5 41. Nc7 Ke7 42. Nxe8 Nxf5 43.
Bxb6 Kd7 44. a4 Rh3 45. Nc5+ Kc6 46. a5 Re3+ 47. Kd1 Re7 48. Rc8+ Kb5 49. Ne4
Rxe4 50. Rc5+ Ka6 51. Nc7+ Kb7 52. Rxf5 Be3 53. Bxe3 Rxe3 54. Rxf7 Re5 55. a6+
Kb6 56. Rxg7 Ra5 57. Kd2 Ra1 58. Kc2 Rh1 59. Kb2 Rh8 60. Kb3 Rc8 61. a7 Kxa7
62. Kb4 Kb6 63. Nd5+ Ka6 64. Rg6+ Kb7 65. Kb5 Rc1 66. Rg2 Kc8 67. Rg7 Kd8 68.
Nf6 Rc7 69. Rg5 Rf7 70. Nd5 Kd7 71. Rg6 Rf1 72. Kc5 Rc1+ 73. Kd4 Rd1+ 74. Ke5
1/2-1/2

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.12"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "2849"]
[BlackElo "2770"]
[PlyCount "106"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. e4 {Wedberg} e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7.
dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Bd7 10. b3 ({RR} 10. h3 h6 11. Bf4 b6 12. a4 a5
13. Rad1 Kc8 14. b3 Bb4 15. Ne4 Be6 16. c4 c5 17. g4 Ne7 18. Ne1 Bd7 19. Ng3 g5
20. Be3 Ng6 21. Nd3 Bc6) 10... h6 11. Bb2 Kc8 12. Rad1 ({RR} 12. h3 b6 13. Rad1
Ne7 14. Ne2 Ng6 15. Ne1 h5 16. Nd3 ({RR} 16. Nf3 Be7 17. e6 Bxe6 18. Bxg7 Rg8
19. Bb2 Bxh3) ({RR} 16. f4 Ne7) 16... c5 17. c4 a5 18. a4 h4 19. Nc3 Be6 ({RR}
19... Bc6 20. f4 Ne7 21. f5 Rh5 22. f6) 20. Nd5 Kb7 21. Ne3 Rh5 22. Bc3 ({RR}
22. f4 Ne7) 22... Re8 23. Rd2 Kc8 24. f4 Ne7 25. Nf2 Nf5 {1/2-1/2 (25)
Kasparov,G (2849)-Kramnik,V (2770) London 2000 CBM 080 [Wedberg]}) 12... b6 13.
Ne2 ({RR} 13. h3 Ne7 14. Kh2 c5 15. g4 Be6 16. Kg3 Nc6 17. Nd5 a5 18. a4 Kb7
19. c4 g5 20. h4 gxh4+ 21. Nxh4 Rg8 22. Nf6 Rg7 23. f3 Be7 24. Ng2 Rg5 25. f4
Bxf6 26. fxg5 Bxg5 27. Nf4 Bxf4+ {Ostrovskiy,A (2403)-Korley,K (2258)
Arlington 2013 1/2-1/2 (109)}) 13... c5 $146 ({RR} 13... Ne7 14. Nf4 Bg4 15. e6
fxe6 16. Rfe1 Bxf3 17. gxf3 Nf5 18. Ng6 Rg8 19. Rxe6 Bd6 20. h4 a5 21. a4 Kb7
22. Re4 Rad8 23. Rd3 Bc5 24. Rf4 Rxd3 25. cxd3 Ne7 26. h5 Nc8 27. Kg2 Nd6 28.
Be5 {Vajda,L (2582)-Mitkov,N (2556) Dresden 2008 1-0 (46)}) ({RR} 13... Ne7 14.
h3 Ng6 15. Ne1 h5 16. f4 Ne7 17. Rf3 Nf5 18. Rfd3 Bc5+ 19. Kh2 Be6 20. Bd4 Be7
21. Bf2 h4 22. Nf3 c5 23. c4 a5 24. a4 Kb7 25. Nc3 Rae8 26. Nd5 Bd8 27. Nd2 Bc8
28. Nf3 {Zhang,Z (2599)-Sturua,Z (2530) Dubai 2005 1-0 (56)}) 14. c4 Bc6 15.
Nf4 Kb7 16. Nd5 Ne7 17. Rfe1 Rg8 18. Nf4 g5 19. Nh5 Rg6 20. Nf6 Bg7 21. Rd3
Bxf3 22. Rxf3 Bxf6 23. exf6 Nc6 24. Rd3 Rf8 25. Re4 Kc8 26. f4 gxf4 27. Rxf4
Re8 28. Bc3 Re2 29. Rf2 Re4 30. Rh3 a5 31. Rh5 a4 32. bxa4 Rxc4 33. Bd2 Rxa4
34. Rxh6 Rg8 35. Rh7 Rxa2 36. Rxf7 Ne5 37. Rg7 Rf8 38. h3 c4 39. Re7 Nd3 40. f7
Nxf2 41. Re8+ Kd7 42. Rxf8 Ke7 43. Rc8 Kxf7 44. Rxc7+ Ke6 45. Be3 Nd1 46. Bxb6
c3 47. h4 Ra6 48. Bd4 Ra4 49. Bxc3 Nxc3 50. Rxc3 Rxh4 51. Rf3 Rh5 52. Kf2 Rg5
53. Rf8 Ke5 1/2-1/2

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.10"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D85"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2849"]
[PlyCount "79"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. d4 {Krasenkow,M} Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7
7. Nf3 c5 8. Be3 Qa5 9. Qd2 Bg4 10. Rb1 a6 11. Rxb7 Bxf3 ({RR} 11... Nc6 12.
Bc4 O-O 13. Bd5 Rac8 14. O-O Bxf3 15. gxf3 cxd4 16. cxd4 Qxd2 17. Bxd2 Bxd4 ({
RR} 17... Nxd4 18. Bb4) 18. Bh6 Rfe8 19. Rc1 Na7 20. Rc4 Rxc4 21. Bxc4 Nb5 22.
Rd7 ({RR} 22. Bxb5 axb5 23. Rxb5) 22... Bc5 23. a4 Nc3 24. Bxa6 Nxa4) 12. gxf3
Nc6 13. Bc4 O-O ({RR} 13... cxd4 14. cxd4 Qxd2+ 15. Kxd2 Nxd4 16. f4 Nf5 17.
Ra7 ({RR} 17. Rb6 Nxe3 18. fxe3) ({RR} 17. Bd5 O-O 18. Bb3 Nxe3 19. fxe3 e6 20.
Rc1 Rfc8 21. Rbc7 Rxc7 22. Rxc7 a5 23. e5 Bf8 24. Ke2 Bb4 25. Ba4 Rb8 26. Bd7
Ba3) 17... Rxa7 18. Bxa7 Nd6 19. Bd3 Kd7 20. Rb1 Bh6 21. Be3 Rc8 22. Rb4 a5 23.
Ra4 Ra8 24. e5 Nf5 25. Be4 Rb8 26. Bxf5+ gxf5 27. Rxa5) 14. O-O cxd4 15. cxd4
Bxd4 16. Bd5 Bc3 $146 ({RR} 16... Qxd2 17. Bxd2 Rfc8 ({RR} 17... Ne5 18. Bb4)
18. Bh6 ({RR} 18. Rd1 e6) ({RR} 18. f4 e6 19. Bb3 Ra7) ({RR} 18. Rc1 Ne5) 18...
e6 19. Bxc6 Rxc6 20. Rfb1 Bg7 21. Rb8+ Rc8 22. Rxa8 Rxa8 23. Be3 Kf8 24. Rb7
Ke8 25. Bc5 Bf6 26. a4 a5 27. Bb6 Be7 28. Kf1 Bb4 29. h3 h5 30. Ra7 Rxa7 31.
Bxa7 {Yermolinsky,A (2575)-Azmaiparashvili,Z (2666) Hyderabad 2002 CBM 092
[Krasenkow,M] 1/2-1/2 (38)}) ({RR} 16... Qxd2 17. Bxd2 Rfc8 18. Rc1 Ne5 19. Kg2
Rxc1 20. Bxc1 Rc8 21. Bh6 e6 22. Bb3 Nc6 23. Ba4 Na5 24. Rd7 Bb6 25. f4 Rd8 26.
Re7 Bc5 27. Rc7 Bb6 28. Rc2 f6 29. e5 Kf7 30. exf6 Rd4 31. Rc8 {Palo,D (2505)
-Nilssen,J (2426) Koge 2004 1-0 (46)}) 17. Qc1 Nd4 18. Bxd4 Bxd4 19. Rxe7 Ra7
20. Rxa7 Bxa7 21. f4 Qd8 22. Qc3 Bb8 23. Qf3 Qh4 24. e5 g5 25. Re1 Qxf4 26.
Qxf4 gxf4 27. e6 fxe6 28. Rxe6 Kg7 29. Rxa6 Rf5 30. Be4 Re5 31. f3 Re7 32. a4
Ra7 33. Rb6 Be5 34. Rb4 Rd7 35. Kg2 Rd2+ 36. Kh3 h5 37. Rb5 Kf6 38. a5 Ra2 39.
Rb6+ Ke7 40. Bd5 1-0

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2000.10.08"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "2849"]
[BlackElo "2770"]
[PlyCount "50"]
[EventDate "2000.10.08"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2013.11.20"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5
8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Bd7 10. b3 h6 11. Bb2 Kc8 12. h3 b6 13. Rad1 Ne7 14. Ne2
Ng6 15. Ne1 h5 16. Nd3 c5 17. c4 $146 ({RR} 17. Ndf4 Nxf4 18. Nxf4 a5 19. Rd2
Bf5 20. Rfd1 Kb7 21. a4 h4 22. c4 Rg8 23. Bc3 Be7 24. Nd5 Rae8 25. Ne3 Be6 26.
f4 g6 27. Kf2 c6 28. Ng4 Rd8 29. Nh6 Rxd2+ 30. Rxd2 Ra8 31. Nxf7 Rf8 {Van den
Doel,E (2564)-Jonkman,H (2383) Leeuwarden 2001 1-0 (46)}) 17... a5 18. a4 h4
19. Nc3 Be6 20. Nd5 Kb7 21. Ne3 Rh5 22. Bc3 Re8 23. Rd2 Kc8 24. f4 Ne7 25. Nf2
Nf5 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE-Wch k.o."]
[Site "New Delhi/Teheran"]
[Date "2000.12.20"]
[Round "7.1"]
[White "Shirov, Alexei"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C02"]
[WhiteElo "2746"]
[BlackElo "2762"]
[Annotator "Ftacnik,L"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[EventDate "2000.11.27"]
[EventType "k.o."]
[EventRounds "7"]
[EventCountry "IND"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2001.01.25"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. a3 a5 7. Bd3 Bd7 8. O-O cxd4
9. cxd4 Nxd4 10. Nxd4 Qxd4 11. Nc3 Qb6 12. Qg4 (12. Kh1 Ne7 13. f4 d4 $1) 12...
g6 $146 {This novelty has not impressed the experts, black has fighting some
serious problems for the extra pawn.} 13. Be3 $1 Bc5 (13... Qd8 14. Nb5 h5 $2
15. Qxg6 $1 $18) (13... Qxb2 $2 14. Bd4 Qd2 15. Rfd1 Qh6 16. Nb5 Rc8 17. Nd6+
Bxd6 18. exd6 e5 (18... f6 19. Bb5 $1 $18) 19. Bb5 Nf6 20. Qe2 $18) 14. Na4 $6
(14. Qf4 $1 Rc8 (14... Ne7 15. Qf6 Rg8 16. Bxc5 Qxc5 17. Rac1 Qb6 18. Rc2 $1 (
18. a4 Rd8 19. Nb5 Bxb5 20. Bxb5+ Kf8)) (14... d4 15. b4 $3 dxe3 16. bxc5 Qxc5
17. Ne4 $18) 15. Na4 $1 Bxa4 (15... Bxe3 16. fxe3 Bxa4 17. Qxa4+ Kf8 18. Rxf7+
$1 Kxf7 19. Qd7+ Ne7 20. Rf1+ $18) 16. Qxa4+ Kd8 (16... Kf8 17. Rac1 $1 $18)
17. Bxc5 Rxc5 18. b4 $14) 14... Bxa4 15. Qxa4+ Kf8 16. Bxc5+ (16. Qf4 Kg7 (
16... Bxe3 17. fxe3 Qc7 18. Rac1 Qe7 19. e4 $1) 17. Bxc5 (17. Rac1 Bxe3 18.
fxe3) 17... Qxc5 18. Rac1 Qb6 19. Rc2 $44) 16... Qxc5 17. Rac1 Qb6 18. Qd7 $1 (
18. Rc2 Ne7 $1 19. Rfc1 Nc6 20. Bb5 Kg7 $11) 18... Rd8 $1 (18... Nh6 19. Rc7
Qxb2 20. Qe7+ (20. Qd6+ $5 Kg8 21. h3 $1) 20... Kg8 21. Qf6 Qxa3 $1 22. Rfc1
Rf8 23. h3 (23. Bb5 Ng4 24. Qg5 Qb2 $1) (23. Be2 Nf5) 23... Qxd3 24. Rc8 Qa3
25. R1c5 Qxc5 26. Rxc5 Nf5 $1 $13) 19. Qc7 Qxc7 20. Rxc7 Rb8 $1 {Anand already
sees the contours of counterplay, the position is practically equal due to the
precise defense.} (20... b6 21. Rfc1 Ne7 22. Rb7 Rc8 23. Rxc8+ Nxc8 24. h4 $1
$14) 21. Rfc1 Ne7 22. f4 Nc6 23. Rc5 (23. Bb5 Nd4 24. Bd3 Nc6 $11) 23... Kg7 (
23... g5 24. Rb5 $1 (24. g3 gxf4 25. gxf4 Rg8+ 26. Kf2 Rg4 27. Kf3 Rg7 $1 {
f7-f6}) 24... Kg7 (24... Nd4 $6 25. Rxa5 gxf4 26. Ra7 Nc6 27. Raxb7 Rxb7 28.
Rxb7 Nxe5 29. Rb8+ $1 Kg7 30. Rxh8 Kxh8 31. Bb5 $1 d4 32. a4 d3 33. Kf2 Kg7 34.
a5 $18) 25. g3 Rhc8 26. Rxc8 Rxc8 27. Rxb7 Nd4 28. Kf2 $14) 24. Rb5 g5 $1 25.
g3 h5 $1 {The correct plan, white will have plenty of problems with pawn
structure on the kingside.} 26. Rbxb7 Rxb7 27. Rxb7 h4 28. Kg2 hxg3 (28... Nd4
$5) 29. hxg3 gxf4 30. gxf4 Rh4 31. Kg3 Rh1 32. Kg2 (32. Bb5 Nd4 33. Be8 Kf8 $1
34. Bxf7 $2 Rh7 $19) (32. Rc7 Nd4 33. b4 Ra1 $1 34. Rc3 axb4 35. axb4 Ra2 $17)
32... Rh4 (32... Rd1 33. Bb5 Nd4 34. Be8) 33. Kg3 Rh1 34. Kg2 (34. Rb6 Nd4 35.
b4 $140 $2 Ra1 $19) 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE-Wch k.o."]
[Site "New Delhi/Teheran"]
[Date "2000.12.21"]
[Round "7.2"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Shirov, Alexei"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C78"]
[WhiteElo "2762"]
[BlackElo "2746"]
[Annotator "Anand"]
[PlyCount "127"]
[EventDate "2000.11.27"]
[EventType "k.o."]
[EventRounds "7"]
[EventCountry "IND"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2001.03.20"]

1. e4 {Though both of us have played 1.d4 quite often, this match only
featured the king pawn.} e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 {
Repeating the line Mickey went for in the semis against me. I guessed that he
wanted to try 7...d5. I wasn't averse to that, since I had an idea.} 6. c3 b5
7. Bc2 d5 {Shirov himself has played 8.d4 here often.} 8. a4 $1 {A useful
intermezzo - White delays d4 for a move to see what Black does.} dxe4 {Black
has alternatives like 8...Rb8 or 8...b4, but to analyse 9.d4 under the
changed circumstances at the board isn't trivial. He played pretty quickly.}
(8... Rb8) (8... b4) 9. axb5 Bg4 {But the effect was spoiled when he sank into
thought for a long time here!} (9... exf3 10. Qxf3 e4 11. Bxe4 Ne5 12. Qe2 O-O
13. d4 $1 $16 (13. Bxa8 Nd3 $5 $44)) (9... O-O 10. bxc6 exf3 11. Qxf3 Bg4 12.
Qg3 Bd6 13. Re1 (13. d3 Be2) 13... e4 14. Qh4 (14. Qe3 Re8 15. h3 Be6) 14...
Re8 {/\ Re5} 15. Ra5 $1 $14) 10. Bxe4 Nxe4 11. bxc6 O-O (11... Ng5 12. d4 Bxf3
13. Bxg5 Bxd1 14. Bxd8 $16) 12. d4 {Here it was my turn to sink into thought.
There were a lot of tempting possibilities, but they fell short.} (12. Ra4 Qd3
$1) (12. h3 Bh5 13. g4 Bg6 14. Nxe5 Nxf2 $1 (14... Qh4 15. d4) 15. Rxf2 Bxf2+
16. Kxf2 Qh4+ $1 (16... Qf6+ 17. Nf3 Bd3 18. Na3 Qxc6 (18... Rfe8 19. Nc2 Re2+
20. Qxe2 Bxe2 21. Kxe2 $44) 19. Nc2 f5 $1 $44) 17. Kg2 Be4+ 18. Nf3 f5 $17) (
12. d3 {The critical line, but Black's choice isn't difficult!} Nxf2 $8 13.
Rxf2 Bxf2+ 14. Kxf2 e4 $1 15. Ra4 $8 f5 {I looked at this for a long time, but
found enough counterplay for Black.} 16. Qb3+ (16. Rd4 Qe8 17. Qb3+ Kh8 18. Ne1
e3+ 19. Bxe3 (19. Kg1 f4 $44) 19... f4 20. Bd2 (20. Rxf4 Rxf4+ 21. Bxf4 Qe2+
22. Kg3 Be6) 20... Qe2+ 21. Kg1 f3 $19) 16... Kh8 17. dxe4 Bxf3 18. gxf3 Qh4+
19. Kg2 Qe1 20. Qc2 Rad8 21. Bf4 Rd1) 12... exd4 13. cxd4 Bb6 (13... Bb4 14.
Qd3 Bxf3 15. gxf3 $14) 14. Nc3 Re8 (14... Nxc3 15. bxc3 Qd5 16. h3 Bh5 17. g4
Bg6 18. Ne5 $14) 15. Be3 Qd6 (15... Qf6 $1 $11 {Pablo told me about this after
this game and it is difficult to see what White has.} 16. h3 Bxf3 17. Qxf3 Qxc6
18. d5 Qg6 $11) 16. d5 (16. Nxe4 Rxe4 17. d5 Bxe3 18. fxe3 Qc5 (18... Rxe3 19.
Qd4 Bxf3 (19... Rxf3 20. gxf3 Bh3 21. Rf2) 20. Qxe3 Bxd5 21. Rfd1 Qxc6 22. Qd4
Be4 23. Rxa6 $1 $18) 19. h3 Bxf3 20. Rxf3 Rxe3 $11) 16... Bxe3 17. fxe3 Rad8 $1
(17... Nxc3 18. bxc3 Rxe3 (18... Qc5 $2 19. Qd4) 19. Qd4 Bxf3 20. Qxe3 Bxd5 21.
Rfd1 Qxc6 22. Qd4 Bc4 23. Qd8+ Qe8 24. Qxc7 $16) 18. Rxa6 (18. Nxe4 Rxe4 19.
Rxa6 Rxe3 20. Qd4 Rxf3 21. gxf3 Bh3 22. Re1 Qg6+ 23. Kf2 Qg2+ 24. Ke3 Re8+ {I
stopped around here and decided to look at the direct capture on a6!} 25. Kd3
Qxf3+ 26. Kd2 (26. Kc4 Bf1+ 27. Kc5 Rb8 28. Ra5 Qb3 $19) 26... Qg2+ 27. Kc3
Qf3+ 28. Qd3 Qf6+ 29. Qd4 Qf3+ $11) 18... Nxc3 19. bxc3 Qxd5 (19... Rxe3 20.
Qd4 {I saw that I would have to travel to c5 with my king, so it's safe to say
that I would have double checked everything before starting, but it looks
correct!!} Rxf3 21. gxf3 Bh3 22. Re1 (22. Rfa1 $2 Qg6+ 23. Kf2 Qg2+ 24. Ke3
Re8+ $19) 22... Qg6+ 23. Kf2 Qg2+ 24. Ke3 Re8+ 25. Kd3 Qxf3+ 26. Kc4 Bf1+ 27.
Kc5 $16) 20. Qxd5 Rxd5 21. Nd4 g6 $1 {Luft for the king and the f5 square for
the bishop simultaneously.} 22. Rf4 (22. Ra7 Rxe3 $1 {As in the game.} (22...
Re7 23. e4 (23. Rf4 Be6 $1 (23... Bf5 24. Nxf5 gxf5 25. Rd4 $16) 24. Nxe6 fxe6
25. Rd4 Kf7 {Black should be able to save this.}) 23... Rc5 24. h3 Be6 25. Rb1
Rxc3 26. Rbb7 Rc4 (26... Bc4 27. Rxc7 Rxe4 28. Rd7 $1) 27. Nxe6 Rxe6 28. Rxc7
Rcxc6 (28... Rexc6 29. Rxf7 Rxe4 30. Rg7+ Kf8 31. Rxh7 $16) 29. Rxf7 h5 30.
Rg7+ Kh8 31. Rgd7 Rc8) 23. Rxc7 Rxc3 24. Rf4 (24. Rfxf7 Rxd4 {Doesn't lead
anywhere} 25. h3 Bf5 $11) 24... h5 $1 (24... f5 25. h3 $16) (24... Bf5 25. g4)
25. h3 Bf5 $11) 22... Bf5 23. Ra7 (23. Kf2 Rc5) 23... Rxe3 $1 (23... Re7 24.
Nxf5 gxf5 25. Rd4 $1) 24. c4 Rc5 25. Rxc7 Re4 {Black should now save the game.}
26. Rxe4 Bxe4 27. Re7 (27. Ra7 Rxc4 28. c7 Kg7 29. Nb5 Bf5 30. Nd6 Rc1+ 31. Kf2
Bd7 {/\ Rc6}) 27... Bf5 28. c7 Kf8 $2 (28... Kg7 $1 $11) 29. Nxf5 gxf5 30. Rd7
Kg7 31. Rd4 {White protects the c4 pawn and preserves some winning chances.}
Rxc7 32. Kf2 Kf6 33. Ke3 Ke6 $2 {A crucial loss of time.} (33... Ra7 $1 {Black
should activate his rook as soon as possible.} 34. g3 (34. Rd2 Ke5 35. Kd3 Ra3+
36. Kc2 f4 $132) (34. Rh4 Ke5 35. Rxh7 (35. g3 f6 $132) 35... f4+ 36. Kf3 Ra3+
37. Kg4 Ra2 $132) 34... Ke5 35. Rd5+ (35. Rh4 Ra3+ 36. Kd2 f4 $1) 35... Ke6 36.
Rd2 Ke5 $1) 34. g3 (34. Kd3 {Was more precise}) 34... f6 $2 (34... Ra7 $1 35.
Rh4 (35. Rd2 Ke5) 35... Ke5 36. Rxh7 Ra3+ {Black is still fighting.}) 35. Kd3
$1 {Now White's king crosses over.} Ra7 36. Kc3 $14 {Now Black can't cut
White's king off on the 2nd rank.} Ke5 37. Rh4 Rb7 38. Rf4 Rb1 39. Rf2 Rc1+ $2
(39... h5 $1 {I think Black should have tried to break White's kingside
structure.} 40. c5 Rc1+ 41. Kb4 {Still, White has gained a lot of time, so he
should be better.}) 40. Kb4 Ke6 (40... Kd6 41. Rxf5 Rb1+ 42. Kc3 {Doesn't work.
}) 41. Kb5 $2 {I felt that White shouldn't obstruct his pawn, but this allows
Black a neat trick. Either of the alternatives would have been better.} (41.
Kc5 $16) (41. c5 $1 $16) 41... Kd6 $1 {The best chance under the circumstances.
} 42. Rxf5 (42. Kb4 Rb1+ 43. Kc3 Rc1+) 42... Rb1+ 43. Ka4 {Now White's king is
out of it.} Rb2 44. Rxf6+ $6 (44. Rh5 $1 Kc6 (44... Rb7 45. Rb5 $16) 45. Rxh7
Kc5 46. Rh4 $14 {Nonetheless, with the king on the a-file, it won't be easy.})
44... Kc5 45. Rh6 Kxc4 46. Rh4+ Kd5 47. Rxh7 $14 Ke5 48. Ka3 Rb8 49. Rh5+ Kf6 (
49... Ke4 $2 50. Rg5 $1 {White can now advance his kingside pawns without his
king.}) 50. Rh4 Kg5 51. Rb4 Rh8 52. h4+ Kh5 53. Rb5+ Kh6 54. g4 Re8 (54... Kg6
55. h5+ $1 Kh6 56. Rb6+ Kg7 57. Kb3) 55. Rb4 {I hadn't yet decided what was
the right plan, and this seemed like a safe move.} (55. Rb6+ Kg7 56. h5) 55...
Kg6 56. Rb6+ Kf7 57. Rb7+ Ke6 (57... Kf6 58. g5+ Kf5 59. Rh7 Kg6 60. Rh6+ Kg7
61. Kb4) 58. Rh7 $1 {Now White's pawn will reach the 6th rank.} Rb8 59. g5 Kf5
60. Rh6 Ke5 $2 (60... Rb1 61. g6 Kf6 62. h5 Kg7 63. Rh7+ $18 Kg8 64. Rf7 (64.
h6 $4 Rg1 65. Rg7+ Kh8 $11) 64... Rh1 65. Rf5 {White just strolls over his
king.}) 61. h5 $1 $18 {Now White doesn't even need his king.} Kf5 62. g6 Kf6
63. Rh7 {/\ 64. g7 Kf7 65. h6+-} Rg8 64. Kb3 {Obviously, I was very pleased to
break through in the match and take the lead.} 1-0

[Event "FIDE-Wch k.o."]
[Site "New Delhi/Teheran"]
[Date "2000.12.22"]
[Round "7.3"]
[White "Shirov, Alexei"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B49"]
[WhiteElo "2746"]
[BlackElo "2762"]
[Annotator "Anand"]
[PlyCount "82"]
[EventDate "2000.11.27"]
[EventType "k.o."]
[EventRounds "7"]
[EventCountry "IND"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2001.03.20"]

1. e4 c5 {In the 1st game, I went for the French Defence. For the 3rd, I
decided to go for the Taimanov. It couldn't have come as a surprise to him,
but I had an idea in a sideline.} 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qc7 5. Nc3 e6
6. Be2 a6 7. O-O Nf6 8. Be3 Bb4 9. Na4 {Following our game in Frankfurt
earlier this year.} Bd6 {The sideline. In particular, Tregubov has been
playing this a lot recently.} 10. g3 b5 (10... Be7 11. c4 {Kasparov-Polgar
Linares 1997. The problem is that g3 is a useful extra move in lines where
Black takes on e4. Therefore, Black is restricted to playing the Maroczy with
d6 as Judit did.}) 11. Nb6 (11. Nxc6 Qxc6 12. Nb6 Bb7 13. Nxa8 Qxe4 14. Bf3
Qxf3 15. Qxf3 Bxf3 {Is fine for Black.}) 11... Rb8 12. Nxc8 Rxc8 13. a4 Nxd4
14. Bxd4 e5 15. Be3 Bc5 16. axb5 {A novelty. I had checked the position after
16.Bxc5 but assumed that the doubled e-pawns were more than enough ~/= for a
pawn.} Bxe3 17. fxe3 axb5 18. Bxb5 O-O 19. Rxf6 {I was taken aback by this
sacrifice. I hadn't expected him to play it since he was a pawn up and could
begin consolidating it with Bd3} (19. Bd3 Qb6 20. Qc1 Ra8 {Black seems to have
enough compensation here.}) 19... gxf6 20. Bxd7 $6 (20. c4 {Had White played
this, then the game would have continued normally. Probably Black can generate
enough play on the a-file, but he isn't better at all.}) 20... Ra8 $1 {Alexei
said that he had missed this move.} 21. Qg4+ $2 {The real mistake.} (21. Rxa8 {
Not the easiest move to make - you don't sacrifice the exchange to grovel back
to d3 - but it was time to change tack.} Rxa8 22. Bb5 $1 {The bishop belongs
on d3 where it holds the pawn structure together.} Ra2 23. Bd3 Rxb2 24. Kg2 {
I think White should still hold.}) 21... Kh8 {The problem for White is that
his bishop is misplaced now - it can't trace its's way back to d3} 22. Rf1 Rg8
$1 {This dislocates White's queen.} 23. Qh3 $2 (23. Qf5 $1 Rg6 24. Qh3 Qc5 $1 (
24... Qxc2 25. Bf5 Rg7 26. Qh6 $1) 25. Bf5 Qxe3+ 26. Kh1 Rg7 27. Qh5 {Still
offered White compensation.}) 23... Qc5 $1 {Going for the e-pawn. The c and b
pawns will fall anyway.} 24. Bf5 $2 (24. Re1 {White should have protected his
e-pawn so as to force the black rook to g7} Qxc2 25. Bf5 Rg7 26. Qg2 $1) 24...
Qxe3+ 25. Kg2 h6 {Suddenly Black doesn't have to maroon his rook on g7, so he
saves a lot of time.} 26. Qh5 Kg7 27. Qg4+ Qg5 28. Qf3 Rgd8 {Now Black can
take his king to f8 if necessary without blocking his rook.} 29. h4 Qd2+ 30.
Kh3 (30. Rf2 Qd1) 30... Rd6 ({Naturally not} 30... Qxc2 $4 31. Be6 $1 $18) 31.
Rf2 (31. Kg4 {Trying to get the king to h5 with queens on the board.} Qxc2 32.
Kh5 Qd3 $1 33. Qg4+ Kh8 {Followed by Rg8 and exchanging queens.}) 31... Qd1 32.
Kg4 $6 (32. Qg4+ {Would have gained a tempo.}) 32... Ra2 33. Qxd1 Rxd1 {Black
simply rounds up the remaining pawns.} 34. c4 Rb1 35. Rd2 Raxb2 36. Rd7 Rb7 37.
Rd6 (37. c5 {Alexei was short of time, but with this move he could have saved
his c-pawn.} Rxd7 38. Bxd7 Rb4 $1 39. Kf3 $8 {Any bishop move loses the c-pawn.
} (39. Kf5 h5 $1 {White is now forced to play g4}) 39... Kf8 $19) 37... Rc7 38.
Kh5 Rc1 39. g4 R7xc4 40. Rd7 Rc7 41. Rd8 (41. Rxc7 {Loses anyway.}) 41... Rh1 {
Black now threatens Rc7-c2-h2xh4 mate! Alexei resigned. The rook vs bishop was
lost as well. This victory gave me a two point lead. I tried not to get
euphoric and spent the rest day preparing for a big fight in round 4.} (41...
Rh1 42. Rd7 {The only chance.} Rxd7 43. Bxd7 {If Black could exchange rooks
with the bishop trapped on f5, then he could win by zugzwang. However, here
the daigonal a8-d5 is long enough.} Rc1 44. Bb5 {However, Black has a nice
winning plan.} Rc8 $1 45. Ba6 Rh8 46. Bb5 Kf8 47. Ba6 Ke7 48. Bc4 Rh7 $1 {Now
Black goes over to f4.} 49. Bd5 Kd6 50. Bc4 (50. Bxf7 Rxf7 51. Kxh6 Ke7 {Loses}
) 50... Kc5 51. Bd5 (51. Bxf7 Rxf7 52. Kxh6 Kd4 $19) 51... Kd4 52. Ba8 Ke3 53.
Bb7 Kf4 54. Bc6 Rg7 $19 {Wins as well}) 0-1

[Event "FIDE-Wch k.o."]
[Site "New Delhi/Teheran"]
[Date "2000.12.24"]
[Round "7.4"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Shirov, Alexei"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C11"]
[WhiteElo "2762"]
[BlackElo "2746"]
[Annotator "Anand"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2000.11.27"]
[EventType "k.o."]
[EventRounds "7"]
[EventCountry "IND"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2001.03.20"]

1. e4 {Needing only a point from 3 games to become World Champion, I decided
just to play a normal game and to forget about the score. I had to check
all the openings that Alexei plays, but this year we have played a lot of
French Defences, so I wondered if he would repeat.} e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4.
e5 {In Sydney, I went for 4.Bg5, but didn't get much out of the opening.} Nfd7
5. Nce2 {I used this against him in Leon and Frankfurt. Against Bareev, I
didn't get much from the opening, so in Sydney I deviated with 4.Bg5, but now
it's time to return to "our" main line!} c5 6. f4 ({Against} 6. c3 cxd4 7. cxd4
f6 {Black tried to blast White's centre immediately. White can play 8.f4, but
this contains a lot of danger for White.}) 6... Nc6 {Fairly quickly. Black can
go for 6...cxd4, but Alexei had an improvement in mind over our game in
Frankfurt.} 7. c3 Qb6 8. Nf3 f6 {He played 8...Be7 in Frankfurt, but we
transpose anyway.} 9. a3 Be7 10. h4 O-O 11. Rh3 a5 $1 (11... Na5 $2 12. b4 cxb4
13. axb4 Nc4 14. Ng3 $16 {Anand-Shirov Frankfurt 2000}) 12. b3 Qc7 {There are
two game with 12...Qd8, but this move looks much better. For a start, there
are possiblities of Qc3+ in some line...} 13. Neg1 a4 $2 {There is no need for
this.} (13... b6 14. Be3 (14. Bd3 cxd4 15. cxd4 (15. Bxh7+ $2 Kxh7 16. Ng5+
fxg5 17. hxg5+ Kg8 18. Qh5 Ndxe5 19. fxe5 Qxe5+ 20. Ne2 Ba6) 15... fxe5 16.
fxe5 Nxd4 (16... Ncxe5)) 14... Ba6 15. Bxa6 Rxa6 {This looks about equal.}) 14.
b4 fxe5 15. fxe5 Ndxe5 {In this position, such drastic measures are simply
necessary. If White can consolidate his centre, then his kingside attack will
be overwhelming.} (15... cxd4 16. cxd4 Ndxe5 17. dxe5 Nxe5 18. Bb2 $16) 16.
dxe5 Nxe5 17. Nxe5 $1 {The best move. White's two knights would keep tripping
on each other, so it's useful to exchange one of them.} Qxe5+ 18. Qe2 Bxh4+ $2
{He played this quite fast, but it's an error.} (18... Qc7 $1 {Black now
follows with e5 which should give him some play. Also, White's king isn't
going to be completely safe on the queenside either.}) 19. Kd1 $1 {Now Black
has to exchange queens.} Qf6 $2 (19... Qxe2+ 20. Bxe2 Bf2 21. Be3 e5 22. Bxf2
Rxf2 23. Rg3 {I think White has a comfortable edge in the ending. This reminds
me of the ending in the Slav, where White is a piece up (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3
Nf6 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 e6 7.f3 Bb4). Here Black's centre is too loose.})
20. Nf3 $1 Qxc3 $6 (20... g5 21. Nxh4 Qxf1+ 22. Qxf1 Rxf1+ 23. Ke2 Rxc1 24.
Rxc1 gxh4 25. Rxh4 $16 {White's rooks have all the open files they need!}) 21.
Bb2 {Now White wins a second piece.} Qb3+ 22. Kc1 e5 {The only move -
otherwise Ne5 wins the queen.} 23. Rxh4 {Obviously a pleasant choice - to win
a queen or be two pieces up. I saw that I could swap queens and go into an
ending and decided not to bother with the alternative. Still, taking the queen
would have finished it earlier.} (23. Nd2 Bxh3 24. Nxb3 Rf2 (24... Bg4 25. Qxg4
Rxf1+ 26. Kc2 axb3+ 27. Kxb3 c4+ 28. Ka2 $18 {White just collects all the
pawns.}) 25. Qb5 (25. Qd1 Bg5+ 26. Kb1 Bf5+ 27. Bd3 e4 28. Bc2 axb3 29. Qxd5+
Kh8 30. Qxb3 $18) 25... Bg5+ 26. Kb1 Bf5+ 27. Bd3 axb3 28. Bxf5 Rxf5 29. bxc5
$18) 23... Bf5 24. Qd1 e4 25. Qxb3 axb3 26. Nd2 {Harvesting all these pawns is
going to take a while, but basically the evaluation of the position is clear -
White is winning.} e3 (26... c4 27. Bd4 $18) 27. Nf3 (27. Nxb3 Bg6 28. Be2 Rf2
29. Kd1 Rxg2 30. Rg4 $18) 27... Rae8 28. Kd1 (28. bxc5 e2 29. Kd2 exf1=Q 30.
Rxf1 {Wins as well, but there is no reason to return material.}) 28... c4 29.
Be2 Be4 30. Kc1 Re6 31. Bc3 Rg6 32. Rh2 Bd3 33. Bxd3 cxd3 34. Kb2 d2 35. Kxb3 (
35. Rd1 {Followed by Bxd2 just finishes it.}) 35... Rg3 36. Kb2 {Yes, Kc2 is
quicker. I guess I was getting nervous!} g5 37. Kc2 Rc8 (37... g4 38. Nd4 (38.
Be5 gxf3 39. Bxg3 f2 40. Rh4 Rf5 41. Rg4+ Kf7 42. Bxf2 Rxf2 43. Kd3 $18) 38...
Rf2 39. Rd1 e2 40. Nxe2 Rxe2 41. Rxd2 $18) 38. Kd3 g4 39. Be5 Rc1 40. Rh1 Rxg2
41. Nh4 {I played this and left the stage. When I came back Alexei graciously
congratulated me on becoming World Champion!} (41. Nd4 $4 {There is one last
trick in the position} d1=Q+ $1 42. Rxd1 Rd2+ $1) 1-0