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Astana Tournament

Garry Kasparov7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Boris Gelfand5.5/10(+2 -1 =7)[games]
Alexey Shirov4.5/10(+2 -3 =5)[games]
Alexander Morozevich4.5/10(+3 -4 =3)[games]
Darmen Sadvakasov2/10(+0 -6 =4)[games] Chess Event Description
Astana (2001)
In 2001, during the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence in the wake of the Soviet Union's dissolution, a double round robin chess tournament was held in the capital city of Astana. Six of the world's best players, including the world champion, participated in the category XX event. The participants were (in order of ELO): Garry Kasparov (2835), Vladimir Kramnik (2797), Alexander Morozevich (2749), Alexey Shirov (2722), Boris Gelfand (2712) and Kazakhstan's number one player Darmen Sadvakhasov (2585). Kasparov made it nine tournament wins in a row on his streak to ten with his undefeated victory here, in sole first place with 7/10. The final standings and crosstable follow:

1 Kasparov 7/10 ** ½1 ½½ 11 1½ ½½

2 Kramnik 6½/10 ½0 ** 1½ ½½ 1½ 11

3 Gelfand 5½/10 ½½ 0½ ** ½½ 1½ 1½

4 Shirov 4½/10 00 ½½ ½½ ** 10 ½1

5 Morozevich 4½/10 0½ 0½ 0½ 01 ** 11

6 Sadvakasov 2/10 ½½ 00 0½ ½0 00 **

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Shirov vs Kasparov 0-1372001AstanaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Kramnik vs Gelfand 1-0602001AstanaE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
3. Morozevich vs Sadvakasov 1-0282001AstanaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Kasparov vs Gelfand ½-½412001AstanaC07 French, Tarrasch
5. Sadvakasov vs Kramnik 0-1572001AstanaC45 Scotch Game
6. Shirov vs Morozevich 1-0732001AstanaC11 French
7. Gelfand vs Sadvakasov 1-0402001AstanaD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
8. Kramnik vs Shirov ½-½552001AstanaD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Morozevich vs Kasparov 0-1572001AstanaB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
10. Gelfand vs Morozevich 1-0362001AstanaD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Kramnik vs Kasparov ½-½302001AstanaD85 Grunfeld
12. Sadvakasov vs Shirov  ½-½172001AstanaC11 French
13. Morozevich vs Kramnik 0-1272001AstanaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Kasparov vs Sadvakasov ½-½432001AstanaA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
15. Shirov vs Gelfand  ½-½372001AstanaC42 Petrov Defense
16. Kasparov vs Shirov 1-0352001AstanaC11 French
17. Sadvakasov vs Morozevich 0-1482001AstanaB30 Sicilian
18. Gelfand vs Kramnik  ½-½292001AstanaD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
19. Kramnik vs Sadvakasov 1-0212001AstanaD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
20. Gelfand vs Kasparov  ½-½192001AstanaD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
21. Morozevich vs Shirov 1-0652001AstanaC42 Petrov Defense
22. Kasparov vs Morozevich ½-½432001AstanaD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Shirov vs Kramnik ½-½412001AstanaC67 Ruy Lopez
24. Sadvakasov vs Gelfand  ½-½172001AstanaB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. Kramnik vs Morozevich ½-½232001AstanaD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-24-14  Everett: Notable in this tourney is Kasparov's mini-match with Kramnik, overcoming the Berlin and holding with the Grunfeld.

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