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Astana 2001. Rounds 1-10

Round 1. May 20, 2001
Shirov - Kasparov 0-1
Morozevich - Sadvakasov 1-0. White had a strong attack.
Kramnik - Gelfand 1-0. Good knight!
Round 2. May 21, 2001
Kasparov - Gelfand 1/2. Boris sacrificed queen in the French Defence!
Sadvakasov - Kramnik 0-1. Vladimir showed a nice technique in the ending.
Shirov - Morozevich 1-0. Alexey had an extra pawn in the endgame.
Round 3. May 22, 2001
Gelfand - Sadvakasov 1-0
Kramnik - Shirov 1/2
Morozevich - Kasparov 0-1
Round 4. May 24, 2001
Gelfand - Morozevich 1-0
Kramnik - Kasparov 1/2. Garry played the Gruenfeld Defence and equalized.
Sadvakasov - Shirov 1/2. Darmen made his first draw in the tournament.
Round 5. May 25, 2001
Kasparov - Sadvakasov 1/2. Perpetual check.
Morozevich - Kramnik 0-1
Shirov - Gelfand 1/2
Round 6. May 26, 2001
Gelfand - Kramnik 1/2
Kasparov - Shirov 1-0. In an equal endgame Alexey overlooked mate.
Sadvakasov - Morozevich 0-1. Very complicated game.
Round 7. May 28, 2001
Gelfand - Kasparov 1/2. A quick draw.
Kramnik - Sadvakasov 1-0. A quick victory.
Morozevich - Shirov 1-0
Round 8. May 29, 2001
Kasparov - Morozevich 1/2. Alexander had no problems in the Slav.
Sadvakasov - Gelfand 1/2. A quick draw.
Shirov - Kramnik 1/2. Vladimir played Berlin Defence in the Ruy Lopez and had chances to win.
Round 9. May 31, 2001
Gelfand - Shirov 1/2.
Kramnik - Morozevich 1/2.
Sadvakasov - Kasparov 1/2. Match Sadvakasov - Kasparov 1-1 !
Round 10. June 1, 2001
Kasparov - Kramnik 1-0. Berlin Defence in the Ruy Lopez. Maybe better was 25...Nd4 with chances to draw in the ending.
Morozevich - Gelfand 1/2.
Shirov - Sadvakasov 1-0

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