Sunday Mail, January 28 2001

Wijk aan Zee in The Netherlands is hosting the strongest chess tournament in history. The 14-player field in this year’s Corus Super includes no less than the world’s top nine players – Garry Kasparov RUS rated 2849, Viswanathan Anand IND 2790, Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2772, Michael Adams ENG 2746, Peter Leko HUN 2745, Alexander Morozevich RUS 2745, Alexei Shirov ESP 2718, Veselin Topalov BUL 2718 and Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2717. Anand is the FIDE world champion, while Kramnik is the Braingames world champion after his surprise win over Kasparov last year. The Anand – Kasparov clash in round three saw the advantage fluctuate until Kasparov, short on time, sacrificed his queen to force a draw.

Kasparov - Anand

Wijk aan Zee 2001

Spanish Opening Archangel Variation

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Bc5 6.c3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.a4 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 0-0 11.a5 Rb8 12.d3 Nd7 13.Be3 Kh8 14.Nd2 Ne7 15.Bc2 Bxe3 16.fxe3 c5 17.Bb3 c4 18.dxc4 Nc5 19.cxb5 Nxb3 20.Nxb3 Rxb5 21.Qd1 Qc7 22.Ra4 Nc6 23.Nd2 Nxa5 24.b4 Nb7 25.Qc2 h6 26.Qd3 Rb6 27.Rfa1 Rc6 28.R1a3 a5 29.Kh2 d5 30.Qb5 d4 31.bxa5 dxc3 32.Nb3 Nc5 33.Rc4 Rb8 34.Qxc6 Qxc6 35.Nxc5 Qb5 36.Rcxc3 Qe2 37.Nd7 Rb2 Draw agreed (38.Rc8+ Kh7 39.Nf8+ leads to perpetual check)