FIDE World Chess Championship 2000

The FIDE World Chess Championship 2000, held in New Delhi and Tehran, adopted a knockout format. Viswanathan Anand, the top seed, emerged victorious, defeating Alexey Shirov 3 1/2-1/2 in the finals. Notably, key players like Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov were absent. Anand’s triumph marked the shortest and most one-sided match in World Chess Championship history.

He defeated the following players in ascending order:

  1. Victor Bologan
  2. Smbat Lputian
  3. Bartlomiej Macieja
  4. Alexander Khalifman
  5. Michael Adams
  6. Alexey Shirov

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World Chess Championship 2000
FIDE World Chess Champion 2000  Viswanathan Anand

FIDE World Chess Championship 2000

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