The 17th Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Ciudad de Linares, held from February 28th to March 10th, was heralded as the strongest tournament ever. Six of the world's top players competed in a double round robin format. They were: World Champion Garry Kasparov (Elo rated #1 in the world), Viswanathan Anand (#2), Vladimir Kramnik (#3), Alexey Shirov (#4), Peter Leko (#6), and FIDE World Champion Alexander Khalifman (#31). Khalifman was a late replacement for Alexander Morozevich (#5).
Kramnik and Kasparov finished tied for first, inseparable by the tie-breaks laid down in the rules. They did not want any coin toss or blitz playoff, and were declared joint winners. Kasparov conceded the trophy to his former second. Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 (Round 8) picked up the official best game prize. The award for hardest fighter was given to Kasparov.
Linares, Spain, 28 February - 10 March 2000
Category: XXI (2752). Arbiter: Juan Vargas. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQp...
Age Elo 01 02 03 04 05 06
=1 Kramnik 24 2758 ** ˝˝ 1˝ ˝˝ 1˝ ˝˝ 6
=1 Kasparov 36 2851 ˝˝ ** 1˝ 1˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ 6
3 Shirov 27 2751 0˝ 0˝ ** 1˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ 4˝
4 Anand 30 2769 ˝˝ 0˝ 0˝ ** ˝1 ˝˝ 4˝
5 Khalifman 34 2656 0˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝0 ** ˝1 4˝
6 Leko 20 2725 ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝0 ** 4˝
Mark Crowther in TWIC 279 (http://theweekinchess.com/html/twic...)
TeleSchach, Linares 2000 page (http://teleschach.de/aktuelles/lina...)
FIDE rating list January 2000 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo200...)
Tidskrift för Schack, April 2000, pp. 238-246 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)
Leontxo García in Jaque 516 (June 2000), pp. 14-50 (http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...)
Joan Segura Egea in El Mundo Deportivo, 11 March 2000, p. 54 (http://hemeroteca.mundodeportivo.co...)
Previous edition: Linares (1999). Next: Linares (2001)
Original collection: Game Collection: Linares 2000, by User: suenteus po 147. Text modified June 2018 by User: Tabanus. Round dates: February 28, 29, March 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 (from TeleSchach and Jaque 516).
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|1. Kasparov vs Shirov
||1-0||52||2000||Linares||C42 Petrov Defense|
|2. Khalifman vs Kramnik
||0-1||35||2000||Linares||E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3|
|3. Leko vs Anand
|| ||½-½||39||2000||Linares||B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation|
|4. Khalifman vs Kasparov
||½-½||29||2000||Linares||D97 Grunfeld, Russian|
|5. Kramnik vs Anand
|| ||½-½||20||2000||Linares||D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|6. Shirov vs Leko
|| ||½-½||71||2000||Linares||C42 Petrov Defense|
|7. Leko vs Khalifman
||½-½||38||2000||Linares||C18 French, Winawer|
|8. Kasparov vs Kramnik
||½-½||21||2000||Linares||C42 Petrov Defense|
|9. Anand vs Shirov
||0-1||41||2000||Linares||C42 Petrov Defense|
|10. Leko vs Kramnik
|11. Anand vs Kasparov
||0-1||32||2000||Linares||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|12. Shirov vs Khalifman
|| ||½-½||20||2000||Linares||C02 French, Advance|
|13. Kasparov vs Leko
||½-½||38||2000||Linares||D97 Grunfeld, Russian|
|14. Khalifman vs Anand
|| ||½-½||22||2000||Linares||D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|15. Kramnik vs Shirov
||1-0||48||2000||Linares||D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|16. Shirov vs Kasparov
||½-½||36||2000||Linares||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|17. Kramnik vs Khalifman
||½-½||49||2000||Linares||D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst|
|18. Anand vs Leko
|19. Anand vs Kramnik
||½-½||25||2000||Linares||C42 Petrov Defense|
|20. Kasparov vs Khalifman
||½-½||55||2000||Linares||C18 French, Winawer|
|21. Leko vs Shirov
|22. Shirov vs Anand
|| ||½-½||23||2000||Linares||C42 Petrov Defense|
|23. Kramnik vs Kasparov
|24. Khalifman vs Leko
|25. Anand vs Khalifman
||1-0||42||2000||Linares||C18 French, Winawer|
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