Battle of the World Champions in Mainz

26th June - 1st July 2001

 

Landesbank Rheinland-Pfalz

 

Live transmissions and games

 

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Points
Anand 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1 1/2 1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2 

5,0

Kramnik 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 0 1/2 1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

5,0

All 10 games as pgn

 

Tie-break games

Time: 5 minutes + 5 sec per move

Tie-break games as pgn

Anand won the first game. In the second game he had material and positional advantage but delivered perpetual chess in order to achieve overall victory. Congratulations!

 

   

 

 

 

Article with the 3rd game annotated by GM Sherbakov in ChessToday

 

The Berlin wall is still standing

 

Caricature by Frank Stiefel


This is a unique event: Mainz is the only place where the Indian Viswanathan Anand, FIDE world chess association champion, and the Russian Vladimir Kramnik, title holder after an impressive win over Gary Kasparov at the Braingames world championship, will face each other in a match. While chess fans yearn for a world championship reunification match. Kramnik and Anand will compete in a prestigious ten game rapid chess match at the Chess Classic. Time control is 25 minutes plus an extra ten seconds for each move.