FIDE World Chess Championship 1999

In the FIDE World Chess Championship 1999 held in Las Vegas, Alexander Khalifman (Russia) emerged victorious in a Knockout Tournament. Even though being ranked 44th in the world at the time, Khalifman’s triumph challenged expectations, earning him the prestigious title of FIDE World Chess Champion.

He defeated the following players in ascending order:

  1. Dibyendu Barua
  2. Gata Kamsky
  3. Karen Asrian
  4. Boris Gelvand
  5. Judit Polgar
  6. Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu
  7. Vladimir Akopian

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World Chess Championship 1999
FIDE World Chess Champion1999 Alexander Khalifman

FIDE World Chess Championship 1999

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