<The Kasparovchess Cadet Grand Prix took place over the internet January 11th, 13th and 14th. The event was held over the internet on Kasparov's new site. The players were: Radjabov (born 1987), Bu Xiangzhi (b.1985), Belov (b.1984), Efimenko (b.1985), Thiruchelvam (b.1988), Rodshtein (b.1989), Nakamura (b.1987), Alcazar Jimenez (b.1984), and they played in a KO format.
The winner was the young Azerbaijani Teimour Radjabov who is one of the World's best junior talents. In the final he beat Bu Xiangzhi, the Chinese player who may have broken the record for the youngest ever GM.
Radjabov claimed a draw and was granted one in the first game of the final -- progress was not possible by normal means and this was granted after his flag fell. In the second game he played a nice game to take the competition. The games were 60 minutes per player per game, no blitz tie-breakers were required.
Round 1 (January 11, 2000)
Alcazar Jimenez, Jesus - Belov, Vladimir 0-1 0-1
Bu Xiangzhi - Rodshtein,Maxim 1-0 1/2
Efimenko, Zahar - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 1/2
Thiruchelvam, Thirumurugan - Radjabov, Teimour 0-1 1/2
Round 2 (January 13, 2000)
Efimenko, Zahar - Bu Xiangzhi 0-1 0-1
Radjabov, Teimour - Belov, Vladimir 1-0 1/2
Round 3 (January 14, 2000)
Bu Xiangzhi - Radjabov, Teimour 1/2 0-1>