LINARES 2000

The 17th City of Linares Tournament is on. The points position in draw order:

Final position
                          FED  01 02 03 04 05 06
1. Alexander Khalifman    RUS  XX == =1 =0 == 0=   4.5
2. G.Kasparov             RUS  == XX == 1= 1= ==   6.0
3. P.Leko                 HUN  =0 == XX == == ==   4.5
4. V.Anand                IND  =1 0= == XX 0= ==   4.5
5. A.Shirov               ESP  == 0= == 1= XX 0=   4.5
6. V.Kramnik              RUS  1= == == == 1= XX   6.0

Kasparov is the top seed and favourite. Can he win? How many games will be decisive? These are questions chess lovers are asking today.

FIDE World Champion Alexander Khalifman makes a move against World No.1 Garry Kasparov in the second round.

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Kasparov was lucky to beat Shirov when the Spanish player made a disastrous blunder on move 31. Anand and Leko played a safe draw with the Hungarian unable to get any advantage with white. Once the opening was over, Kramnik's class told as he locked white's pieces to win material against Khalifman.
Round 1

One of the quiet days with all three games ending in draws. Kramnik did not press enough with white against Anand, Kasparov's winning attempts were squashed by Khalifman while Shirov-Leko was an exciting game until the end.
Round 2

Anand missed a win and lost unexpectedly to Shirov with blunders on moves 30 and 34. Kasparov played it safe against Kramnik and Leko's advantage was sufficient to get past a solid Khalifman.
Round 3


Pic: Cathy Rogers.
Round 4


Round 5


Round 6
 

All draws in round seven-third time!
Round 7


Round 8

Round 9

Round 10