Kasparovchess Grand Prix

Mark Crowther reports

The Kasparovchess Grand Prix took place February 9th - 20th 2000 over the internet. Players had one hour for all their moves. The players competed from throughout the World. The first prize was $20,000. The event was won by Jeroen Piket who beat Garry Kasparov 1.5-0.5 in the final.


Take the games

Day 1 Results (February 9, 2000)

DeFirmian, Nick E  -  Svidler, Peter     1/2   45  B42  Sicilian
Svidler, Peter     -  DeFirmian, Nick E  1-0   51  B04  Alekhine defence

Day 2 Results (February 10, 2000)

Adams, Michael     -  Gulko, Boris F     1/2   55  B63  Sicilian
Gulko, Boris F     -  Adams, Michael     0-1   38  E53  Nimzo indian

Piket, Jeroen      -  Seirawan, Yasser   1-0   74  E15  Nimzo indian
Seirawan, Yasser   -  Piket, Jeroen      1/2   49  A65  Modern Benoni

Day 3 Results (February 11, 2000)

Sokolov, Ivan      -  Van Wely, Loek     1/2   23  D03  Queen's pawn
Van Wely, Loek     -  Sokolov, Ivan      1-0   29  D06  Queen's pawn

Milos, Gilberto        -  Morozevich, Alexander  0-1   51  B32  Sicilian
Morozevich, Alexander  -  Milos, Gilberto        1-0   34  B56  Sicilian

Day 4 Results (February 12, 2000)

Kasparov, Gary         -  Barua, Dibyendu        1-0   74  D36  Queen's gambit
Barua, Dibyendu        -  Kasparov, Gary         0-1   57  B43  Sicilian

Adianto,U              -  Short,N                1-0   62  E05  Nimzo indian
Short,N                -  Adianto,U              1-0   76  B11  Caro-Kann

Blitz

Adianto, Utut             -  Short, Nigel D            1/2   21  D37  Queen's gambit
Short, Nigel D            -  Adianto, Utut             1-0   49  B11  Caro-Kann

Day 5 results (February 13, 2000)

Deep Junior               -  Illescas Cordoba, Miguel  1-0   39  C16  French; Winawer
Illescas Cordoba, Miguel  -  Deep Junior               0-1   40  B20  Sicilian

Round 2 (February 13, 2000) (Day 5)

Kasparov, Gary            -  Van Wely, Loek            1/2   43  B90  Sicilian; Najdorf
Van Wely, Loek            -  Kasparov, Gary            0-1   56  D45  Semi-Slav

Day 6 Round 2 (February 14, 2000)

Svidler, Peter            -  Short, Nigel D            1-0   46  C12  French; Macutcheon
Short, Nigel D            -  Svidler, Peter            1/2   34  C51  Evans gambit

Day 7 Round 2 (February 15, 2000)

Piket, Jeroen             -  Morozevich, Alexander     1/2   53  D19  Slav defence
Morozevich, Alexander     -  Piket, Jeroen             1/2   39  C45  Scottish

Blitz Chess

Piket, Jeroen             -  Morozevich, Alexander     0-1   42  D19  Slav defence
Morozevich, Alexander     -  Piket, Jeroen             0-1   67  C45  Scottish
Piket, Jeroen             -  Morozevich, Alexander     1-0   39  D19  Slav defence
Morozovich,Alexander      -  Piket, Jeroen             0-1   54  C35  Kings gambit

Day 8 Round 2 (February 16, 2000)

Adams, Michael            -  Deep Junior               1/2   42  C54  Italian game
Deep Junior               -  Adams, Michael            0-1   Default

Day 9 Round 3 (February 17, 2000)

Kasparov, Gary            -  Adams, Michael            1-0   77  C45  Scottish
Adams, Michael            -  Kasparov, Gary            1/2   64  B90  Sicilian; Najdorf

Day 10 Round 3 (February 18, 2000)

Svidler, Peter            -  Piket, Jeroen             1/2   57  C95  Ruy Lopez
Piket, Jeroen             -  Svidler, Peter            1-0   23  A16  English; 1.c4

Day 11 Round 4 (February 19, 2000)

Kasparov, Gary            -  Piket, Jeroen             *   18  C95  Ruy Lopez

Day 12 Round 4 (February 20, 2000)

Kasparov, Gary            -  Piket, Jeroen             1/2   49  C97  Ruy Lopez
Piket, Jeroen             -  Kasparov, Gary            1-0   50  A05  Reti (1.Nf3)