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Chess Oscar 1998: Anand
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1997 was a great year for Anand, but 1998 was truly phenomenal. It is ironic that such a year began with a major disappointment: Anand lost the controversial FIDE World Championship match to Karpov, although he did not succumb until rapid tie-breaks. It must not have bothered him too much, because he went on to win four strong classical tournaments, including: the VII Torneo Magistral in Madrid (which included Svidler, Leko, and Adams), Tilburg Fontys (Kramnik, Topalov, Leko), Wijk Aan Zee (shared with Kramnik ahead of Karpov, Shirov, Adams, Topalov) and finally the crème de la crème: clear first in Linares ahead of Kasparov, Kramnik, and Shirov.

Rapid wins in the Siemens Giants (which included Kasparov; Anand beat Kramnik in the final in blitz tiebreaks) and the large Villarrobledo open tournament were simply icing on the cake.

Related Game Collections:

Game Collection: Tilburg Fontys 1998

Game Collection: Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1998

Game Collection: Madrid 1998

Game Collection: Linares 1998

Shirov vs Anand, 1998 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Karpov, 1998 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Karpov, 1998 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Lautier, 1998 
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Svidler, 1998 
(B06) Robatsch, 42 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1998 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Van Wely, 1998 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Topalov, 1998 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Kramnik, 1998 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Adams, 1998 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Korchnoi, 1998 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Kasparov, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Anand, 1998 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Kramnik, 1998 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Granda Zuniga, 1998 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Krasenkow, 1998 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Topalov, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 78 moves, 1-0

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