|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.|
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.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Shirov ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5.5
2 Kramnik ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 3.5
References: (1) Wikipedia article: Classical World Chess Championship 2000
Original collection: Game Collection: WCC Index (Shirov-Kramnik 1998), by User: Hesam7.
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