1999 World Tournament Championship
Las Vegas, Nevada
November - December, 1999

This tournament was a 7 round knockout:

ROUND 1  (Round of 128)  (Best of 2)
ROUND 2  (Round of 64)   (Best of 2)
ROUND 3  (Round of 32)   (Best of 2)
ROUND 4  (Round of 16)   (Best of 2)
ROUND 5  (Round of 8)    (Best of 2)
ROUND 6  (Round of 4)    (Best of 4)
ROUND 7  (Round of 2)    (Best of 6)

RESULT:  Alexander Khalifman becomes FIDE Champion

In the event of a tie match, there were two sets of
Best of 2 Rapids playoffs.  If the match was still
tied after this, an unlimited number of Sudden Death games
were played until a winner was reached.


COMPOSITE RESULTS FOR ALEXANDER KHALIFMAN
     STAND.  RAPIDS  Opponent
R1:  +1-1=0  +2-1=1  vs. Barua
R2:  +1-1=0  +1-0=1  vs. Kamsky
R3:  +1-0=1          vs. Asrian
R4:  +0-0=2  +1-0=1  vs. Gelfand
R5:  +1-0=1          vs. Polgar
R6:  +1-1=2  +1-0=1  vs. Nisipeanu
R7:  +2-1=3          vs. Akopian
     ------  ------
     +7-4=9  +5-1=4



ROUND 1  (The Round of 128),    7/31 - 8/2/1999

                      1 2  3 4  5 6  7 8
Tiviakov, S                 1 0   1  4
Gurevich, D                 0 1   0  3
 
                      1 2  3 4
Dolmatov, S           0 1  1   2
Kotsur, P             1 0  0   1
 
                      1 2
Ponomariov, R          1  1 
Al Modiahki, M         0   
 
                      1 2  3 4
Psakhis, L               1   2
Zapata, A                0   1
 
                      1 2
DeFirmian, N           0   
Kobalija, M            1  1
 
                      1 2
Peng Xiaomin          1   1
Sadvakasov, D         0    
 
                      1 2  3 4
Yermolinsky, A           1   2
Spraggett, K             0   1
 
                      1 2  3 4  5 6
Dreev, A                 0 1  1   3
Zelcic, R                1 0  0   2
 
                      1 2
Kotronias, V          1   1
Bouaziz, S            0    
 
                      1 2
Gulko, B              1   1
Reinderman, D         0    
 
                      1 2
Rozentalis, E         0 0  0
Aronian, L            1 1  2
 
                      1 2
Kasimdzhanov, R        0   
Bauer, C               1  1
 
                      1 2
Dizdar, G              1  1
Liang Chong            0   
 
                      1 2
Aleksandrov, A        1 1  2
Becerra Rivero, J     0 0  0
 
                      1 2  3 4
Babula, V             0 1   0  1
Shaked, T             1 0   1  2
 
                      1 2
Ehlvest, J            1   1
Nijboer, F            0    
 
                      1 2
Akopian, V            1   1
Chiburdanidze, M      0    
 
                      1 2
Antonio, R            1 1  2
Kozak, A              0 0  0
 
                      1 2
Magem Badals, J       1 1  2
Feldman, V            0 0  0
 
                      1 2
Tkachiev, V           1 1  2
Hoffman, A            0 0  0
 
                      1 2  3 4  5 6  7
Benjamin, J              1 0     0  3
Nielsen, P               0 1     1  4
 
                      1 2
Andersson, U          1 1  2
Mohamed, E            0 0  0
 
                      1 2  3 4
Miles, A              0 1  1   2
Akesson, R            1 0  0   1
 
                      1 2
Lautier, J            1 1  2
Kobese, W             0 0  0
 
                      1 2
Speelman, J            1  1
Ricardi, P             0   
 
                      1 2  3 4
Asrian, K             0 1  1   2
Rodriguez, A          1 0  0   1
 
                      1 2  3 4  5 6
Khalifman, A          0 1  1 0   1  3
Barua, D              1 0  0 1   0  2
 
                      1 2
Leitao, R             1 1  2
(Bagheri, A)          0 0  0
 
                      1 2  3 4
Milov, V              0 1   0  1
Macieja, B            1 0   1  2
 
                      1 2
Nisipeanu, L          1 1  2
Djuric, S             0 0  0

                      1 2  3 4  5 6
Stefansson, H            0 1  1   3
Zubarev, A               1 0  0   2
 
                      1 2
Wahls, M              1   1
Cela, A               0    
 
                      1 2
Hamdouchi, H          1 1  2
(Hakki, I)            0 0  0
 
                      1 2
Adianto, U            0 0  0
Fridman, D            1 1  2

                      1 2
Milos, G              1   1
Ivanov, A             0    
 
                      1 2
Sokolov, I            1   1
Kudrin, S             0    






ROUND 2  (The Round of 64),    8/3 - 8/8/1999


                      1 2
Tiviakov, S            0   
Kramnik, V             1  1
 
                      1 2  3 4  5 6
Korchnoi, V           1 0  1 0  1 1  4
Dolmatov, S           0 1  0 1  0 0  2
 
                      1 2  3 4  5 6
Ponomariov, R         1 0     0 0  2
Topalov, V            0 1     1 1  4
 
                      1 2  3 4
Smirin, I                 0  1
Psakhis, L                1  2
 
                      1 2
Kobalija, M           0 0  0
Adams, M              1 1  2
 
                      1 2  3 4
Almasi, Z             0 1  1 1  3
Peng, X               1 0  0 0  1
 
                      1 2  3 4
Yermolinsky, A           0 0  1
Rublevsky, S             1 1  3
 
                      1 2
Dreev, A              1   1
Kotronias, V          0    
 
                      1 2
Gulko, B               0   
Fedorov, A             1  1
 
                      1 2
Timman, J             1   1
Aronian, L            0    
 
                      1 2
Bauer, C               0    
Leko, P                1  1
 
                      1 2
Movsesian, S          1 1  2
Dizdar, G             0 0  0
 
                      1 2
Aleksandrov, A         0   
Svidler, P             1  1
 
                      1 2
Georgiev, K           1 1  2
Shaked, T             0 0  0
 
                      1 2
Ehlvest, J             0   
Bareev, E              1  1
 
                      1 2  3 4
Akopian, V                1  2
Antonio, R                0  1
 
                      1 2  3 4
Tkachiev, V              0 0  1
Magem Badals, J          1 1  3
 
                      1 2
Polgar, J             1   1
Nielsen, P            0    
 
                      1 2  3 4
Andersson, U              0  1
Zvjaginsev, V             1  2
 
                      1 2  3 4
Krasenkow, M          0 1  1   2
Miles, A              1 0  0   1
 
                      1 2  3 4
Lautier, J                1  2
Sakaev, K                 0  1
 
                      1 2
Gelfand, B            1   1
Speelman, J           0    
 
                      1 2
Asrian, K             1   1
Sadler, M             0     
 
                      1 2  3 4
Kamsky, G             1 0  0   1
Khalifman, A          0 1  1   2
 
                      1 2
Leitao, R             1   1
Macieja, B            0    
 
                      1 2  3 4
Azmaiparashvili, Z        0  1
Nisipeanu, L              1  2
 
                      1 2  3 4
Stefansson, H             0  1
Shipov, S                 1  2
 
                      1 2
Ivanchuk, V           1 1  2
Wahls, M              0 0  0
 
                      1 2
Hamdouchi, H          0    
Beliavsky, A          1   1
 
                      1 2
Short, N              1   1
Fridman, D            0    
 
                      1 2
Milos, G              1 1  2
Salov, V              0 0  0
 
                      1 2  3 4
Shirov, A             0 1   1  2
Sokolov, I            1 0   0  1





ROUND 3  (The Round of 32),    8/9 - 8/8/1999


                      1 2
Korchnoi, V            0   
Kramnik, V             1  1
 
                      1 2
Topalov, V            1   1
Psakhis, L            0     
 
                      1 2
Almasi, Z              0   
Adams, M               1  1
 
                      1 2
Rublevsky, S           0   
Dreev, A               1  1
 
                      1 2
Timman, J             0    
Fedorov, A            1   1
 
                      1 2  3 4
Leko, P                  0  
Movsesian, S             1  
 
                      1 2
Georgiev, K           1   1
Svidler, P            0    
 
                      1 2  3 4
Bareev, E                0  
Akopian, V               1  
 
                      1 2
Magem Badals, J        0   
Polgar, J              1  1
 
                      1 2
Krasenkow, M          0    
Zvjaginsev, V         1   1
 
                      1 2  3 4  5 6
Lautier, J                  0 0  2
Gelfand, B                  1 1  4
 
                      1 2
Khalifman, A           1  1
Asrian, K              0   
 
                      1 2  3 4
Leitao, R                 0  1
Nisipeanu, L              1  2
 
                      1 2
Ivanchuk, V           1 1  2
Shipov, S             0 0  0
 
                      1 2
Beliavsky, A          0    
Short, N              1   1
 
                      1 2  3 4
Shirov, A             1 0  1 1  3 
Milos, G              0 1  0 0  1







ROUND 4  (The Round of 16),    8/9 - 8/11/1999

                      1 2  3 4
Kramnik, V               1 1  3 
Topalov, V               0 0  1
 
                      1 2  3 4  5 6
Adams, M                    1 1  4 
Dreev, A                    0 0  2
 
                      1 2  3 4  5 6
Fedorov, A                  0   2
Movsesian, S                1   3
 
                      1 2
Georgiev, K            0   
Akopian, V             1  1
 
                      1 2  3 4
Polgar, J                1 1  3
Zvjaginsev, V            0 0  1
 
                      1 2  3 4
Gelfand, B               0   1
Khalifman, A             1   2
 
                      1 2  3 4
Nisipeanu, L              1  2
Ivanchuk, V               0  1
 
                      1 2
Short, N              0    
Shirov, A             1   1





ROUND 5  (The Round of 8),    8/12 - 8/14/1999

                      1 2  3 4  5 6
Kramnik, V                  0 0  2
Adams, M                    1 1  4

                      1 2  3 4
Movsesian, S             0   1
Akopian, V               1   2
 
                      1 2
Polgar, J             0    
Khalifman, A          1   1
 
                      1 2
Nisipeanu, L           1  1
Shirov, A              0   






ROUND 6  (The Round of 4),    8/15 - 8/19/1999

                      1 2 3
Adams, M              0  0   
Akopian, V            1  1  2

                      1 2 3 4  5 6
Khalifman, A            1 0  1   3
Nisipeanu, L            0 1  0   2






ROUND 7  (The Round of 2),    8/22 - 8/28/1999

                      1 2 3 4 5 6
Akopian, V            0  1 0    2
Khalifman, A          1  0 1    3


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