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Shirov-Kramnik WCC Candidates Match

Alexey Shirov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[view games]
Vladimir Kramnik3.5/9(+0 -2 =7)[view games]

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Shirov-Kramnik WCC Candidates Match (1998)
After the Kasparov-Anand World Championship Match (1995) was hosted by the PCA, the new association decided to run its own series of Interzonal cycles and candidates matches. By the time the PCA folded in 1996, Kasparov suggested that the winner of a Kramnik vs Shirov match could select a challenger. Since Anand was competing in the rival FIDE qualifying cycle, he passed up a 1998 match that resulted in a Shirov vs Kramnik match in May and June.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Alexey Shirov 1 1 5.5 2 Vladimir Kramnik 0 0 3.5

Subsequent negotiations of a Shirov vs Kasparov match never emerged past the planning stages for a challenge in California. In 1999, Kasparov negotiated with Anand (the next highest player on the ratings list) again, but those negotiations also did not result in a Kasparov vs Anand match. It was not until the Kasparov-Kramnik World Championship Match (2000) that their cycle selected Kramnik as the next highest rated player to challenge Kasparov for a match opportunity.

References: (1) http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clas...

Original collection: Game Collection: WCC Index (Shirov-Kramnik 1998), by User: Hesam7

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kramnik vs Shirov ½-½25 1998 Shirov-Kramnik WCC Candidates MatchD89 Grunfeld
2. Shirov vs Kramnik ½-½23 1998 Shirov-Kramnik WCC Candidates MatchC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
3. Kramnik vs Shirov ½-½34 1998 Shirov-Kramnik WCC Candidates MatchD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
4. Shirov vs Kramnik 1-063 1998 Shirov-Kramnik WCC Candidates MatchC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
5. Kramnik vs Shirov ½-½65 1998 Shirov-Kramnik WCC Candidates MatchD89 Grunfeld
6. Shirov vs Kramnik ½-½18 1998 Shirov-Kramnik WCC Candidates MatchC48 Four Knights
7. Kramnik vs Shirov ½-½34 1998 Shirov-Kramnik WCC Candidates MatchE60 King's Indian Defense
8. Shirov vs Kramnik ½-½18 1998 Shirov-Kramnik WCC Candidates MatchC42 Petrov Defense
9. Kramnik vs Shirov 0-148 1998 Shirov-Kramnik WCC Candidates MatchD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
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