Astana Super Tournament

In the period of May 20 - June 1 Astana City, the new capital of Kazakhstan will host an International Super Tournament dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Kazakhstan's Independence.  The games will start at 3 p.m. local time (GMT +6). Venue: Astana City.
Participants:  Vladimir Kramnik, Garry Kasparov , Alexander Morozevich, Alexey Shirov, Boris Gelfand, Darmen Sadvakasov.
Technical support of the LIVE Internet display will be provided by FIDE COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL, every day at 3 p.m. local time (GMT +6).

Kasparov's revenge
Kasparov beat Kramnik in the last round and finished the tournament with a half point ahead from Kramnik (See the final standings).

Kasparov.com reported: Garry Kasparov finally broke down the Berlin wall! He arranged his rooks and knights in the center and put heavy pressure on the champion's position after a pawn sacrifice. For quite a while Vladimir defended precisely, but the game's fate was determined by time-trouble and Kasparov's extremely accurate play. It was Garry first victory (at standard time controls) over Kramnik since 1997. Alexei Shirov confused Sadvakasov in an endgame (after the Kazakh refused a repetition draw), and Boris Gelfand held Alexander Morozevich to a draw and secured third place in the tournament crosstable. For more go to: kasparov.com >>>

White:Kasparov Black: Kramnik
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 Bd7 11. b3 Ke8 12. Bb2 Rd8 13. Rad1 Ne7 14. Rfe1 Ng6 15. Ne4 Nf4 16. e6 Nxe6 17. Nd4 c5 18. Nf5 Rh7 19. Bf6 Rc8 20. Bxg7 Bxg7 21. Nxg7+ Rxg7 22. Nf6+ Ke7 23. Nxd7 Rd8 24. Ne5 Rxd1 25. Rxd1 Nf4 26. Kh1 Rg5 27. Ng4 Rd5 28. Re1+ Kf8 29. Nxh6 Rd2 30. Re5 Rxf2 31. Rf5 Kg7 32. Ng4 Rxg2 33. Rxf4 Rxc2 34. Rf2 Rc3 35. Kg2 b5 36. h4 c4 37. h5 cxb3 38. axb3 Rc5 39. h6+ Kf8 40. Nf6 Rg5+ 41. Kh1 1-0

 

View the games via our chess application | Kasparov To Face Kramnik at Chess Read an article from Associated Press >>>

Round 1, 20/5/2001
Kramnik,V 2797 1-0 Gelfand,B 2712
Morozevich,A 2749 1-0 Sadvakasov,D 2585
Shirov,A 2722 0-1 Kasparov,G 2835
       
Round 2, 21/5/2001
Kasparov,G 2835 1/2 Gelfand,B 2712
Sadvakasov,D 2585 1/2 Kramnik,V 2797
Shirov,A 2722 1-0 Morozevich,A 2749
       
Round 3, 22/5/2001
Gelfand,B 2712 1-0 Sadvakasov,D 2585
Kramnik,V 2797 1/2 Shirov,A 2722
Morozevich,A 2749 0-1 Kasparov,G 2835
       
Round 4, 24/5/2001
Gelfand,B 2712 1-0 Morozevich,A 2749
Kramnik,V 2797 1/2 Kasparov,G 2835
Sadvakasov,D 2585 1/2 Shirov,A 2722
       
Round 5, 25/5/2001
Kasparov,G 2835 1/2 Sadvakasov,D 2585
Morozevich,A 2749 0-1 Kramnik,V 2797
Shirov,A 2722 1/2 Gelfand,B 2712
       
 
Round 6, 26/5/2001
Gelfand,B 2712 1/2 Kramnik,V 2797
Kasparov,G 2835 1-0 Shirov,A 2722
Sadvakasov,D 2585 0-1 Morozevich,A 2749
       
Round 7, 28/5/2001
Gelfand,B 2712 1/2 Kasparov,G 2835
Kramnik,V 2797 1-0 Sadvakasov,D 2585
Morozevich,A 2749 1-0 Shirov,A 2722
       
Round 8, 29/5/2001
Kasparov,G 2835 1/2 Morozevich,A 2749
Sadvakasov,D 2585 1/2 Gelfand,B 2712
Shirov,A 2722 1/2 Kramnik,V 2797
       
Round 9, 31/5/2001
Gelfand,B 2712 1/2 Shirov,A 2722
Kramnik,V 2797 1/2 Morozevich,A 2749
Sadvakasov,D 2585 1/2 Kasparov,G 2835
       
Round 10, 1/6/2001
Kasparov,G 2835 1-0 Kramnik,V 2797
Morozevich,A 2749 1/2 Gelfand,B 2712
Shirov,A 2722 1-0 Sadvakasov,D 2585

Final Standings: 1. Kasparov, Garry 7.0, 2. Kramnik, Vladimir  6.5, 3. Gelfand, Boris 5.5, 4. Shirov, Alexei  4.5, 5. Morozevich, Alexander 4.5,  6. Sadvakasov, Darmen 2.0