FIDE World Chess Championship 2004

The FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 in Tripoli, Libya, with a knockout format for 128 players, faced controversy over Libya’s anti-semitic policies. Despite criticism, Uzbekistani grandmaster Rustam Kasimdzhanov emerged as the champion, defeating Michael Adams in a thrilling final tiebreak to claim the FIDE World Chess title.


He defeated the following players in ascending order:

  1. Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez
  2. Ehsan Ghaem Maghami
  3. Vassily Ivanchuk
  4. Zoltan Almasi
  5. Alexander Grischuk
  6. Veselin Topalov
  7. Michael Adams

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World Chess Championship 2004
FIDE World Chess Champion 2004 Rustam Mashrukovich Kasimdzhan

FIDE World Chess Championship 2004

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