Viktor Kortschnoj - Anniversary Tournament
Kramnik took the final. He beat Kasparov 1.5-0.5

A great rapid tournament takes place on Saturday and Sunday in Zürichs Savoy Hotel. Guests to the party: Kasparov, Kramnik, Spasski, Short, Svidler, Unzicker, Picket, Pelletier, Hug, Forster, and Jenni to honor and celebrate the 70th birthday of Viktor Kortschnoi. Main Sponsor: Bank Hofmann, Zürich

The Schedule was:

Saturday, 28th April

1. Round 13.00h CET Group A+B
2. Round 14.30h CET Group A+B
3. Round 16.00h CET Group A+B
4. Round 17.30h CET Group A+B
5. Round 19.00h CET Group A+B

Sunday, 29th April

11.00h CET Quarter finals
  Quarter finals 2
14.30h CET Semi finals first game
  Semi finals second game
17.30h CET Final Rank 1./2. first game
  Final Rank 1./2. second game
  Final Rank 3./4. first game
  Final Rank 3./4. second game

 

Finals 29/4/2001

For place 1-2 
Kasparov-Kramnik 1/2
Kramnik - Kasparov 1-0

For place 3-4
Short - Piket 1/2
Piket - Short 1/2

Semi-Finals
Kasparov,G 1-0 Short,N
Piket,J 1/2 Kramnik,V


Quarter Finals 

Kasparov 1-0 1/2 Korchnoi
Unzicker 0-1 1/2 Kramnik
Spassky 1-0 0-1 Short 
Piket 1-0 1-0 Svidler


Finals (
Knockout matches - 2 games at 25 0, tiebreak 2 games at 10, 2 games at 5 0)
For place 1-2 

Kasparov-Kramnik, Game 1
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.Q4 NQ6 6.Bxc6 Qxc6 7.Qxe5 Nf5 8.QxQ8+ KxQ8 9.Nc3 BQ7 10.RQ1 Kc8 11.Ng5 Be8 12.Nge4 b6 13.h3 Kb7 14.g4 Ne7 15.Bf4 h5 16.f3 c5 17.Kf2 Nc6 18.NQ5 NQ4 19.c3 Ne6 20.Bg3 Bc6 21.RQ2 hxg4 22.hxg4 c4 23.Kg2 RQ8 24.RaQ1 Ba4 25.Re1 Bc6 26.ReQ1 Ba4 27.Re1 Bc6 1/2

Kramnik - Kasparov, Game 2 
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e3 a6 6.Bxc4 b5 7.Bd3 c5 8.a4 b4 9.Ne4 Nbd7 10.Nxf6+ Nxf6 11.0–0 Bb7 12.dxc5 Bxc5 13.Qe2 Qd5 14.Rd1 Qh5 15.h3 Rd8 16.Nd4 Qd5 17.Nf3 Ke7 18.e4 Nxe4 19.Be3 Bxe3 20.Qxe3 Qc5 21.Qe1 Nf6 22.Rac1 Qb6 23.Ne5 Rd4 24.Bxa6 Rxd1 25.Rxd1 Bxa6 26.Qxb4+ Qxb4 27.Nc6+ Kf8 28.Rd8+ Ne8 29.Nxb4 Be2 30.f3 h5 31.b3 Rh6 32.Kf2 Rg6 33.Kxe2 Rxg2+ 34.Kd3 Rg3 35.a5 Rxf3+ 36.Kc4 1-0

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For place 3-4:
Short - Piket, Game 1
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb7 6. Bg2 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 a5 8. O-O O-O 9. Qc2 d6 10. Bc3 Nbd7 11. a3 Bxc3 12. Nxc3 e5 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Rfd1 Qb8 15. e4 Re8 16. Nd5 c6 17. Nxf6+ Nxf6 18. c5 bxc5 19. Nd2 Ba6 20. Qxc5 Rd8 21. Nf1 Rxd1 22. Rxd1 Qxb3 23. Ne3 Bb5 24. h3 Re8 25. Rd6 Qb1+ 26. Rd1 Qb3 27. Bf3 g6 28. Kg2 Kg7 29. Qc1 Qe6 30. h4 h5 31. Qc3 a4 32. Rd2 Qe7 33. Kh2 Kg8 34. Kg2 Qe6 35. Rd1 Qe7 1/2-1/2

Short - Piket, Game 2
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.0–0 0–0 8.c4 c6 9.Qc2 Na6 10.a3 Re8 11.Nc3 Bg4 12.Nxe4 dxe4 13.Bxe4 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Qh4 15.g3 Qxd4 16.Bg5 Qe5 17.Qd2 Qf5 18.Qxd6 Qxf3 19.Rae1 h6 20.Bc1 Qb3 21.Rxe8+ Rxe8 ½–½

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Korchnoi Birthday Group A

Final Standings: 1. Kasparov, Garry 4.5, 2. Piket, Jeroen  4.0,  3. Short, Nigel 2.0, 4. Unzicker, Wolfgang 2.0, 5. Pelletier, Yannick 2.0, 6. Forster, Richard 0.5

Round 1
Piket, Jeroen 1-0  Forster, Richard 
Unzicker, Wolfgang 1-0  Pelletier, Yannick 
Short, Nigel 1/2 Kasparov, Garry 

Round 2
Unzicker, Wolfgang 1/2 Short, Nigel
Kasparov, Garry 1-0 Piket, Jeroen 
Pelletier, Yannick 1-0 Forster, Richard

Round 3
Piket, Jeroen 1-0 Unzicker, Wolfgang 
Short, Nigel 0-1 Pelletier, Yannick
Forster, Richard 0-1 Kasparov, Garry

Round 4
Unzicker, Wolfgang 1/2 Forster, Richard
Short, Nigel 0-1 Piket, Jeroen
Pelletier, Yannick 0-1 Kasparov, Garry

Round 5
Piket, Jeroen 1-0 Pelletier, Yannick
Kasparov, Garry 1-0 Unzicker, Wolfgang
Forster, Richard 0-1 Short, Nigel

Korchnoi Birthday Group B

Final Standings: 1. Kramnik, Vladimir 3.5, 2. Spassky, Boris 3.0, 3. Svidler, Peter 2.5, 4. Korchnoi, Viktor 2.5, 5. Hug, Werner 2.0, 6. Jenni, Florian 1.5

Round 1
Spassky, Boris 1-0 Svidler, Peter  
Hug, Werner 0-1 Kramnik, Vladimir 
Jenni, Florian 0-1 Korchnoi, Viktor 

Round 2
Korchnoi, Viktor 0-1 Kramnik, Vladimir
Jenni, Florian 1/2 Spassky, Boris
Svidler, Peter 1/2 Hug, Werner

Round 3 
Kramnik, Vladimir 1/2 Svidler, Peter
Spassky, Boris 1/2 Korchnoi, Viktor
Hug, Werner 1-0 Jenni, Florian 

Round 4 
Korchnoi, Viktor 0-1 Svidler, Peter 
Spassky, Boris 1/2 Hug, Werner 
Jenni, Florian 1/2 Kramnik, Vladimir

Round 5 
Kramnik, Vladimir 1/2 Spassky, Boris
Hug, Werner 0-1 Korchnoi, Viktor
Svidler, Peter 1/2 Jenni, Florian

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