:: Chess Classic Mainz

Vishwanathan Anand won the Chess Classic event. He beat Judit Polgar in the two last games. Total Score 5-3.
In the Random Chess event Peter Svidler beat Peter Leko 4.5-3.5

Round 1, 14.08.2003
Polgar - Anand 1-0
Svidler - Leko  1/2
Round 2, 14.08.2003
Anand - Polgar 1-0
Leko  - Svidler 1/2
Round 3, 15.08.2003
Anand - Polgar 0-1
Leko  - Svidler 1/2
Round 4, 15.08.2003
Polgar - Anand 0-1
Svidler - Leko  0-1
Round 5, 16.08.2003
Polgar - Anand 1-0
Svidler - Leko  1/2
Round 6, 16.08.2003
Anand - Polgar 1-0
Leko  - Svidler 0-1
Round 7, 17.08.2003
Anand - Polgar 1-0
Leko  - Svidler 1/2
Round 8, 17.08.2003
Polgar - Anand 0-1
Svidler - Leko 1-0 

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An 8-game rapid chess match between Judit Polgar and Vishwanathan Anand will take place in Mainz, Germany, from August 14th until August 17th 2003. At the same time, the Ordix Open will take place as well.

Also, the first Chess960 World Championship match between Peter Leko and Peter Svidler will be held in Mainz, and a unique Chess960 simultaneous exhibition of the two players on August 13th 2003.

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Interviews

Viswanathan Anand

Peter Svidler

Former FIDE chess World Champion Viswanathan Anand celebrated several victories last year. Except Linares (Spain), the 33-year old Indian won all events where he took part.
Because of that the 'Tiger from Madras' received the Sportsperson of the Year from the Indian edition of the world-renowned Laureus Sports Awards.

Only one thing seems to be annoying for Anand: the World Championships cycle.

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Peter Svidler is one of the most original Grandmasters in chess – at the board and besides it. At the end of the century it looked like the three-times Russian champion from St. Petersburg was able to challenge the 'Big Three' (Anand, Kasparov and Kramnik).

However, Svidler suffered some setbacks and had to wait three years for his comeback in the top ten of the world rankings. Hartmut Metz talked to the 27-year old world’s no. 8, who will play a Chess960 match at the Chess Classic Mainz (13-17 August) vs. Peter Leko of Hungary.

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