Karpov defeats Anand in Game 1 of World Chess Championship

Terrible News, as Karpov defeats Anand Vishwanathan in Game 1 of "FIDE World Chess Championship"

The euphoria which arose from Anand's nine game long victory over Michael Adams (a victory which was necessary for the so-called "FIDE World Championship" to have any credibility) has turned to gloom as Karpov (whom everyone thought would be defeated by Anand) won their first game in a marathon 108 moves.

By the way, I know, of course, that Anand's first name is Anand. I posted that question as an intended joke and was surprised at the wide variety of answers I received.

I first became aware of the issue when Peng ZhaoQin, that famous Dutch chessplayer, asked this question of Anand during the 1989 Asian Team Championship in Genting Highlands, Malaysia.

Although in India sometimes the family name goes first and the given name last, and it could go either way, in Anand's case, his family name is Vishwanathan and his given name is Anand. He just allows himself to be called Anand, because Vishwanathan is too difficult.

I have posted charts of the FIDE World Championship at http://www.samsloan.com/fide1997.htm and at http://www.ishipress.com/fide-ch4.htm

However, I am not satisfied with my presentation. I would like to be able to put all 7 rounds and all 96 players on one web page. Any suggestions on how to do this would be appreciated.

[Event "World Chess Championship 97 100 30"]
[Site "Lausanne"]
[Date "1998.01.02"]
[Round "8.1"]
[White "Karpov"]
[Black "Anand"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2745"]
[BlackElo "2765"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. O-O a6 10. e4 c5 11. d5 Qc7 12. dxe6 fxe6 13. Bc2 c4 14. Qe2 Bd6 15. Nd4 Nc5 16. f4 e5 17. Ndxb5 axb5 18. Nxb5 Qb6 19. Nxd6+ Qxd6 20. fxe5 Qxe5 21. Rf5 Qe7 22. Qxc4 Rc8 23. Qb5+ Ncd7 24. Qxb7 Rxc2 25. Bg5 Qd6 26. Qa8+ Kf7 27. Qxh8 Qd4+ 28. Kh1 Qxe4 29. Rf3 Rxg2 30. Kxg2 Ne5 31. Qxg7+ Kxg7 32. Bxf6+ Kg6 33. Bxe5 Qxe5 34. Rg1 h5 35. b3 Qe2+ 36. Rf2 Qe4+ 37. Kf1+ Kh6 38. Rg3 Qb1+ 39. Kg2 Qe4+ 40. Rgf3 Qg6+ 41. Kf1 Qb1+ 42. Kg2 Qg6+ 43. Kh1 Qb1+ 44. Rf1 Qxa2 45. Rf6+ Kg7 46. Rf7+ Kh8 47. Rf8+ Kg7 48. R8f7+ Kg8 49. R7f3 Kg7 50. h3 Qc2 51. R1f2 Qe4 52. Kg2 Qb4 53. Re2 Qd4 54. Re7+ Kg6 55. Re6+ Kg7 56. Rg3+ Kf7 57. Rge3 Qd5+ 58. Kg3 Qg5+ 59. Kf2 Qh4+ 60. Ke2 Qd4 61. R6e4 Qa1 62. Kd3 Kf6 63. Re6+ Kf5 64. b4 Qc1 65. Kd4 Qc8 66. b5 Qd8+ 67. Kc5 Qc7+ 68. Kb4 Qf4+ 69. Kb3 Qc7 70. b6 Qd7 71. R3e5+ Kf4 72. Re4+ Kg3 73. Re3+ Kh2 74. Kc4 h4 75. Kc5 Qc8+ 76. Kd5 Qd8+ 77. Ke4 Qd7 78. Kf5 Kg2 79. Kg5 Qg7+ 80. Kxh4 Kf2 81. R3e5 Qh8+ 82. Kg4 Qg7+ 83. Kf5 Qh7+ 84. Kf6 Qh4+ 85. Kf7 Qh7+ 86. Ke8 Qb7 87. h4 Qb8+ 88. Kf7 Qb7+ 89. Kg6 Qb8 90. h5 Qg8+ 91. Kf5 Qh7+ 92. Kf6 Kf3 93. Re3+ Kf2 94. Re2+ Kf3 95. R2e3+ Kf2 96. Kg5 Qg8+ 97. Kh4 Qd8+ 98. Kh3 Qd1 99. Re2+ Kf3 100. Kh2 Qd8 101. R6e3+ Kf4 102. b7 Qb6 103. Re4+ Kf3 104. R2e3+ Kf2 105. Re7 Qd6+ 106. Kh3 Qb8 107. R3e5 Kg1 108. Rg7+ {Black resigns} 1-0

[Final Position]

Here is: Game Two

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. Here is a link: A photo I took of Anand Vishwanathan, before he got fat.

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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