:: Match of the Century - Russia vs Rest of the World - Final Score 48.0-52.0

The “Match of the Century” was first officially announced by FIDE President H.E. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov at the ITAR-TASS press conference that took place on June 12, 2002 in Moscow. This event will take place in Moscow between 8th - 12th of September 2002.
The matches will be played over 10 boards on the Scheveningen system with Rapid Chess time control.

The history of this match goes back to 1970 when for the first time the Soviet Union team played against the "Rest of the World" team in Belgrade. The second match "USSR vs. Rest of the World" was held in London in 1984.

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08.09.2002, @16:00 - Round 1
Khalifman, Alexander - Radjabov, Teimour 1/2
Karpov, Anatoly - Smirin, Ilia 0-1
Polgar, Judit - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1
Short, Nigel D - Svidler, Peter 1/2
Bareev, Evgeny - Shirov, Alexei 1/2
Morozevich, Alexander - Gelfand, Boris 1/2
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Kasparov, Garry 1-0
Leko, Peter - Kramnik, Vladimir 1/2
Rublevsky, Sergei  - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1/2
Motylev, Alexander - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1
Russia - World 4.0-6.0
  08.09.2002, @18:00 - Round 2
Radjabov, Teimour - Karpov, Anatoly 1-0
Smirin, Ilia - Khalifman, Alexander 1/2
Rublevsky, Sergei - Polgar, Judit 1-0
Grischuk, Alexander - Short, Nigel D 1/2
Shirov, Alexei - Morozevich, Alexander 1-0
Gelfand, Boris - Bareev, Evgeny 0-1
Kramnik, Vladimir - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1/2
Kasparov, Garry - Leko, Peter 1/2
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Motylev, Alexander 1/2
Anand, Viswanathan - Zvjaginsev, Vadim 1-0
Russia - World 4.5-5.5
     
09.09.2002, @16:00 - Round 3
Gelfand, Boris - Kasparov, Garry 1/2
Shirov, Alexei - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0
Morozevich, Alexander - Akopian, Vladimir 1-0
Bareev, Evgeny - Short, Nigel D 1-0
Radjabov, Teimour - Svidler, Peter 0-1
Anand, Viswanathan - Khalifman, Alexander 1/2
Dreev, Alexey - Leko, Peter 1/2
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Zvjaginsev, Vadim 1-0
Motylev, Alexander - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1/2
Smirin, Ilia - Grischuk, Alexander 1/2
Russia 5.5 - World 4.5
  09.09.2002, @18:00 - Round 4
Karpov, Anatoly - Anand, Viswanathan 1/2
Leko, Peter - Motylev, Alexander 1-0
Khalifman, Alexander - Ponomariov, Ruslan 0-1
Short, Nigel D - Morozevich, Alexander 0-1
Grischuk, Alexander - Radjabov, Teimour 1-0
Svidler, Peter - Smirin, Ilia 1/2
Kasparov, Garry - Shirov, Alexei 1-0
Kramnik, Vladimir - Gelfand, Boris 1/2
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Dreev, Alexey 1/2
Azmaiparashvili, Zurab - Bareev, Evgeny 1/2
Russia 5.5 - World 4.5
     
09.09.2002, @20:00 - Round 5
Dreev, Alexey - Shirov, Alexei 1/2
Grischuk, Alexander - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1/2
Akopian, Vladimir - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1
Svidler, Peter - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0
Motylev, Alexander - Gelfand, Boris 0-1
Morozevich, Alexander - Smirin, Ilia 1-0
Bareev, Evgeny - Radjabov, Teimour 0-1
Leko, Peter - Karpov, Anatoly 0-1
Polgar, Judit - Kasparov, Garry 1-0
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Rublevsky, Sergei 1-0
Russia 5.0 - World 5.0
  10.09.2002, @16:00 - Round 6
Gelfand, Boris - Dreev, Alexey 1-0
Smirin, Ilia - Bareev, Evgeny 0-1
Kramnik, Vladimir - Polgar, Judit 1/2
Kasparov, Garry - Short, Nigel D 1/2
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Svidler, Peter 1/2
Radjabov, Teimour - Morozevich, Alexander 0-1
Shirov, Alexei - Motylev, Alexander 1-0
Karpov, Anatoly - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1/2
Khalifman, Alexander - Leko, Peter 1/2
Azmaiparashvili, Zurab - Grischuk, Alexander 1/2
Russia 5.0 - World 5.0
     
10.09.2002, @18:00 - Round 7
Kasparov, Garry - Radjabov, Teimour 1/2
Leko, Peter - Svidler, Peter 1/2
Morozevich, Alexander - Anand, Viswanathan 1/2
Khalifman, Alexander - Shirov, Alexei 1/2
Bareev, Evgeny - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1/2
Kramnik, Vladimir - Smirin, Ilia 0-1
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Grischuk, Alexander 1/2
Karpov, Anatoly - Gelfand, Boris 1/2
Polgar, Judit - Dreev, Alexey 0-1
Short, Nigel D - Rublevsky, Sergei 1/2
Russia 5.0 - World 5.0
  10.09.2002, @20:00 - Round 8
Radjabov, Teimour - Rublevsky, Sergey 1/2
Akopian, Vladimir - Kasparov, Garry 1-0
Zviagintsev, Vadim - Polgar, Judit 1/2
Dreev, Alexey - Short, Nigel D 1/2
Shirov, Alexei - Karpov, Anatoly 1/2
Gelfand, Boris - Khalifman, Alexander 1-0
Svidler, Peter - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1/2
Grischuk, Alexander - Leko, Peter 1/2
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Morozevich, Alexander 1/2
Anand, Viswanathan - Bareev, Evgeny 1/2
Russia 4.0 - World 6.0
     
11.09.2002, @14:00 - Round 9
Dreev, Alexey - Radjabov, Teimour 1/2
Grischuk, Alexander - Shirov, Alexei 0-1
Leko, Peter - Morozevich, Alexander 1-0
Short, Nigel D - Karpov, Anatoly 0-1
Rublevsky, Sergei - Smirin, Ilia 1/2
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Bareev, Evgeny 1/2
Kasparov, Garry - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1/2
Svidler, Peter - Gelfand, Boris 1/2
Azmaiparashvili, Zurab - Khalifman, Alexander 1/2
Kramnik, Vladimir - Anand, Viswanathan 1/2
Russia - World 4.5-5.5
  11.09.2002, @16:00 - Round 10
Bareev, Evgeny - Leko, Peter 1/2
Gelfand, Boris - Grischuk, Alexander 1/2
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Kramnik, Vladimir 1/2
Shirov, Alexei - Svidler, Peter 1-0
Khalifman, Alexander - Short, Nigel D 1/2
Anand, Viswanathan - Kasparov, Garry 1/2
Smirin, Ilia - Dreev, Alexey 0-1
Radjabov, Teimour - Zvjaginsev, Vadim 1-0
Karpov, Anatoly - Polgar, Judit 1-0
Morozevich, Alexander - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1/2
Russia 5.0 - World 5.0

Russian Team
Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Anatoly Karpov, Alexander Khalifman, Peter Svidler, Evgeny Bareev, Alexei Dreev, Alexander Grischuk, Alexander Morozevich, Alexander Motylev, Reserves : Sergey Rublevsky and Vadim Zviagintsev

Rest of the World
Viswanathan Anand (IND), Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR), Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR), Alexei Shirov (ESP), Peter Leko (HUN), Boris Gelfand (ISR), Nigel Short (ENG), Judit Polgar (HUN), Ilya Smirin (ISR), Teimour Radjabov (AZE), Reserves :Vladimir Akopian (ARM) and Zurab Azmaiparashvili (GEO)

8. Schedule
7 September   Arrival,  21:00 HRS Captains' Meeting & Draw of lots (Metropol Hotel),
8 September 15:00 HRS Opening Ceremony, 16:00 HRS Rd. 1,  18:00 HRS Rd. 2
9 September 16:00 HRS Rd. 3, 18:00 HRS Rd. 4, 20:00 HRS Rd. 5
10 September 16:00 HRS Rd. 6, 18:00 HRS Rd. 7, 20:00 HRS Rd. 8,
11 September 14:00 HRS Rd. 9, 16:00 HRS Rd. 10, 20:30 HRS Closing Ceremony
12 September   Departure 

 

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