Anand Beats Kasparov

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Aug 15, 2007, 12:00 AM |
16 | Amazing Games

In 1995, the World Chess Championship (Players Chess Association - PCA) was held in New York between Garry Kasparov and Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand.  The match started on September 11 (9/11), 1995 on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center.  The prize fund was 1.5 million dollars.  Mayor Rudolph Giuliani made the first move in the match (1.c4 - Anand took the move back and played 1.e4).  The match was sponsored by Intel.  The first 8 games were drawn.  Finally, in game 9, a game was won.  Anand had beaten Kasparov in a Sicilian, Sheveningen variation of the Sicilian by sacrificing his Rook, then trapping Kasparov's Rook.  It would be Anand's last win against Kasparov in classical play.  Kasparov won in rounds 10, 11, 13, and 14.  He won the match with a 10.5 to 7.5 score.  Since then, Kasparov has beaten Anand 10 times in classical chess play.

Here is Anand's win against Kasparov.  Kasparov was ranked #1 in the world and Anand was ranked #2 in the world.  Today, Anand is #1 in the world and Kasparov has retired from chess.

 

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