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Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitz Match

Vladimir Kramnik12/24(+7 -7 =10)[games]
Garry Kasparov12/24(+7 -7 =10)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitz (1998)

Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik played a 24 game blitz match sponsored by the Internet Chess Club in The Casino of the Kosmos Hotel in Moscow. They played 12 games on Friday 27 November and the remaining 12 games on Saturday 28 November 1998 for the prize of 24,000 US dollars. Each player started with five minutes, plus two seconds per move when less than 20 seconds remain on the clock.

Friday Subtotal Kramnik ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 0 6½ Kasparov ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 1 5½ Saturday Subtotal | Total Kramnik 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 5½ | 12 Kasparov 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 6½ | 12

After nine rounds, Kramnik was leading 6 points to 3; however, Kasparov scored four wins in the next six games to go ahead by the odd point. It was only in game 22 that Kramnik levelled the score for good, with draws in the final two games. Both players went home with $12,000 US.

Sources: (1), (2)

Original Collection: Game Collection: Kasparov vs Kramnik 1998 Blitz Match by User: KingG.

 page 1 of 1; 24 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kramnik vs Kasparov 0-1581998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzE36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. Kasparov vs Kramnik  ½-½451998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzC42 Petrov Defense
3. Kramnik vs Kasparov  1-0361998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Kasparov vs Kramnik 1-0271998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzA30 English, Symmetrical
5. Kramnik vs Kasparov  ½-½581998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Kasparov vs Kramnik ½-½661998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Kramnik vs Kasparov 1-0301998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Kasparov vs Kramnik  ½-½421998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzA30 English, Symmetrical
9. Kramnik vs Kasparov 1-0421998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzE97 King's Indian
10. Kasparov vs Kramnik 0-1441998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzA30 English, Symmetrical
11. Kramnik vs Kasparov 0-1411998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. Kasparov vs Kramnik ½-½391998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Kasparov vs Kramnik  ½-½171998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Kramnik vs Kasparov  ½-½281998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Kasparov vs Kramnik 1-0371998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Kramnik vs Kasparov  ½-½511998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. Kasparov vs Kramnik 1-0621998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. Kramnik vs Kasparov 1-0391998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzA34 English, Symmetrical
19. Kasparov vs Kramnik 1-0411998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
20. Kramnik vs Kasparov 1-0511998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Kasparov vs Kramnik 1-0611998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. Kramnik vs Kasparov  ½-½211998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. Kasparov vs Kramnik 0-1221998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzE20 Nimzo-Indian
24. Kramnik vs Kasparov  ½-½461998Kosmos Hotel (5-minute/player) blitzD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-31-16  positionalgenius: Pretty incredible match,previewing the world title bout that would happen just two years later.

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