Anand Wins Second Game in World Chess Championship Match

Anand totally crushed Karpov to even their world chess championship match.

Karpov resigned when he was about to be checkmated.

They now stand even with one point each.

Sam Sloan

[Event "World Chess Championship 97 100 30"]
[Site "Lausanne"]
[Date "1998.01.03"]
[Round "8.2"]
[White "Anand"]
[Black "Karpov"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2765"]
[BlackElo "2745"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a4 Bg4 9. d3 O-O 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 Na5 12. Bc2 b4 13. Nd2 Rb8 14. Qe2 Re8 15. Nf3 bxc3 16. bxc3 Nb3 17. Bxb3 Rxb3 18. d4 exd4 19. cxd4 Rxf3 20. Qxf3 Bxd4 21. Ra2 Nxe4 22. Qd3 c5 23. Qxa6 d5 24. a5 c4 25. Be3 Be5 26. Bb6 Qd7 27. Qa7 Qc6 28. Bd4 Bc7 29. Rb2 c3 30. Rb7 Rc8 31. Bb6 Be5 32. Rxf7 c2 33. Rc1 Nc3 34. Rf3 h6 35. Qf7 Kh8 36. Re3 d4 37. Rxe5 d3 38. Bd4 Rg8 39. Re6 d2 40. Rxc6 dxc1=Q 41. Kh2 Qd2 42. Rc8
{Black resigns} 1-0


Here is: Game One

Here is: Game Three

Here is: Game Four

Here is: Game Five

Here is: Game Six

Here is: Karpov defeats Anand in two Quick Chess games to retain FIDE World Championship.

Here is my chart showing all seven rounds of the 1997 FIDE World Chess Championship Candidate's 96 player knockout tournament, won by Anand: The FIDE World Chess Championship Candidate's Tournament Chart. This diagram was made possible by Willy Iclicki and the team at Chess Planet, whom we must all thank for the magnificent job they have done in providing first ever live on-line access to the FIDE World Chess Championship. Here is: The Chess Planet Web Site.

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