The Results of the World Chess Championship 2001-2002By Boris Schipkov
Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) became the new World Chess Champion. Ruslan is the youngest Champion in the history of the World Chess Championships. He won the greatest number of games in the Championship - 12, drawn 14 games and lost only 1. Ruslan Ponomariov beat Li Wenliang, Tiviakov, Georgiev, Morozevich, Bareev, Svidler and Ivanchuk. He played very strong with the great persistence.
The Ex-Champion Viswanathan Anand (India) shown fine play. He won 6 games, drawn 10 games and lost 2. Anand beat Touzane, Nielsen, Tkachiev, Dreev, Shirov.
Evgeny Bareev (Russia), Boris Gelfand (Israel), Joel Lautier (France), Alexei Shirov (Spain) were in the good form and passed through 4 rounds.
I was not very successful with the prediction on the future results in my previous article "The forecast of the results of the World Championship 2001-2002". However I named Ruslan Ponomariov as the finalist in one Variation of the Final.
© 2000-2002 Boris Schipkov