Garry Kasparov wishes us all a Happy New Year

1/1/2003 – He does it in his own inimitable style, by climbing even higher on the rating lists. Do you have any idea how hard that is, when one is cruising around in the rarefied atmosphere above 2800? Still based on his amazing result in the Bled Olympiad Kasparov gained another 9.3 points in the 1st January 2003 list. We, too, wish everybody a Happy New Year, with exciting games and more rating points for everybody. We bring you the rating list and details of the Kasparov vs Deep Junior match

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Kasparov leads January 2003 rating list

[Details on the Kasparov-Deep Junior match below]

No. Name Country Rating Games Birthday
 1  Kasparov, Garry  RUS  2847  9  1963-04-13
 2  Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  2807  0  1975-06-25
 3  Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2753  11  1969-12-11
 4  Topalov, Veselin  BUL  2743  0  1975-03-15
 5  Leko, Peter  HUN  2736  11  1979-09-08
 6  Adams, Michael  ENG  2734  20  1971-11-17
 7  Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR  2734  11  1983-10-11
 8  Bareev, Evgeny  RUS  2729  7  1966-11-21
 9  Shirov, Alexei  ESP  2723  16  1972-07-04
 10  Grischuk, Alexander  RUS  2712  18  1983-10-31
 11  Akopian, Vladimir  ARM  2703  18  1971-12-07
 12  Khalifman, Alexander  RUS  2702  22  1966-01-18
 13  Polgar, Judit (GM)  HUN  2700  25  1976-07-23
 14  Gelfand, Boris  ISR  2700  14  1968-06-24
 15  Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2699  25  1969-03-18
 16  Svidler, Peter  RUS  2693  16  1976-06-17
 17  Short, Nigel D.  ENG  2690  20  1965-06-01
 18  Dreev, Alexey  RUS  2690  16  1969-01-30
 19  Sokolov, Ivan  NED  2688  27  1968-06-13
 20  Karpov, Anatoly  RUS  2688  0  1951-05-23
 21  Ye, Jiangchuan  CHN  2682  19  1960-11-20
 22  Azmaiparashvili, Zurab  GEO  2678  28  1960-03-16
 23  Morozevich, Alexander  RUS  2678  16  1977-07-18
 24  Malakhov, Vladimir  RUS  2677  22  1980-11-27
 25  Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB  2676  22  1979-12-05
 26  Almasi, Zoltan  HUN  2676  13  1976-08-29
 27  Bacrot, Etienne  FRA  2671  35  1983-01-22
 28  Zvjaginsev, Vadim  RUS  2671  6  1976-08-18
 29  Lautier, Joel  FRA  2670  18  1973-04-12
 30  Van Wely, Loek  NED  2668  24  1972-10-07
 31  Vaganian, Rafael A  ARM  2667  0  1951-10-15
 32  Sasikiran, Krishnan  IND  2664  16  1981-01-07
 33  Smirin, Ilia  ISR  2664  11  1968-01-21
 34  Movsesian, Sergei  SVK  2663  21  1978-11-03
 35  Onischuk, Alexander  USA  2658  9  1975-09-03
 36  Georgiev, Kiril  MKD  2654  24  1965-11-28
 37  Sutovsky, Emil  ISR  2651  20  1977-09-19
 38  Landa, Konstantin  RUS  2649  34  1972-05-22
 39  Beliavsky, Alexander G  SLO  2649  30  1953-12-17
 40  Piket, Jeroen  NED  2646  0  1969-01-27
 41  Sakaev, Konstantin  RUS  2645  10  1974-04-13
 42  Rublevsky, Sergei  RUS  2644  20  1974-10-15
 43  Korchnoi, Viktor  SUI  2642  25  1931-03-23
 44  Tkachiev, Vladislav  FRA  2642  8  1973-11-09
 45  Lutz, Christopher  GER  2640  14  1971-02-24
 46  Motylev, Alexander  RUS  2640  7  1979-06-17
 47  Nikolic, Predrag  BIH  2638  27  1960-09-11
 48  Lputian, Smbat G  ARM  2638  18  1958-02-14
 49  Lastin, Alexander  RUS  2636  18  1976-10-30
 50  Seirawan, Yasser  USA  2636  9  1960-03-24
 51  Tiviakov, Sergei  NED  2635  24  1973-02-14
 52  Kobalia, Mikhail  RUS  2635  17  1978-05-03
 53  Gurevich, Mikhail  BEL  2634  0  1959-02-22
 54  Hjartarson, Johann  ISL  2634  0  1963-02-08
 55  Aleksandrov, Aleksej  BLR  2633  23  1973-05-11
 56  Krasenkow, Michal  POL  2633  16  1963-11-14
 57  Bologan, Viktor  MDA  2630  26  1971-12-14
 58  Graf, Alexander  GER  2630  24  1962-08-25
 59  Vallejo Pons, Francisco  ESP  2629  29  1982-08-21
 60  Macieja, Bartlomiej  POL  2629  22  1977-10-04
 61  Kaidanov, Gregory S  USA  2629  10  1959-10-11
 62  Xu, Jun  CHN  2626  18  1962-09-17
 63  Epishin, Vladimir  RUS  2626  16  1965-07-11
 64  Huebner, Robert Dr.  GER  2625  18  1948-11-06
 65  Khenkin, Igor  GER  2624  26  1968-03-21
 66  Zhang, Zhong  CHN  2624  26  1978-09-05
 67  Volkov, Sergey  RUS  2624  24  1974-02-07
 68  Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2624  23  1987-03-12
 69  Pelletier, Yannick  SUI  2624  21  1976-09-22
 70  Sadler, Matthew  ENG  2624  0  1974-05-15
 71  Acs, Peter  HUN  2623  15  1981-05-10
 72  Granda Zuniga, Julio E  PER  2621  26  1967-02-25
 73  Goldin, Alexander  USA  2621  9  1965-02-27
 74  Nielsen, Peter Heine  DEN  2620  13  1973-05-24
 75  Ftacnik, Lubomir  SVK  2616  13  1957-10-30
 76  Filippov, Valerij  RUS  2616  7  1975-11-28
 77  Hamdouchi, Hichem  MAR  2615  15  1972-10-08
 78  Pigusov, Evgeny  RUS  2615  7  1961-03-31
 79  Alekseev, Evgeny  RUS  2614  14  1985-11-28
 80  Korneev, Oleg  RUS  2613  63  1969-07-25
 81  Bruzon, Lazaro  CUB  2613  18  1982-05-02
 82  Shabalov, Alexander  USA  2613  14  1967-09-12
 83  Tregubov, Pavel V.  RUS  2612  24  1971-12-21
 84  Nunn, John D.M.  ENG  2611  0  1955-04-25
 85  Aronian, Levon  ARM  2610  31  1982-10-06
 86  Dorfman, Josif D  FRA  2610  21  1953-05-01
 87  Hansen, Curt  DEN  2610  0  1964-09-18
 88  Hodgson, Julian M.  ENG  2608  0  1963-07-25
 89  Baklan, Vladimir  UKR  2605  16  1978-02-25
 90  Dautov, Rustem  GER  2604  21  1965-11-28
 91  Eingorn, Vereslav S  UKR  2604  16  1956-11-23
 92  Rustemov, Alexander  RUS  2604  12  1973-07-06
 93  Kazhgaleyev, Murtas  KAZ  2604  0   
 94  Shipov, Sergei  RUS  2604  0  1966-04-17
 95  Dominguez, Lenier  CUB  2602  13  1983-09-23
 96  Hracek, Zbynek  CZE  2601  20  1970-09-09
 97  Giorgadze, Giorgi  GEO  2601  0  1964-10-10
 98  Ehlvest, Jaan  EST  2600  17  1962-10-14
 99  Novikov, Igor A  USA  2598  15  1962-05-23
 100  Najdoski, Toni  MKD  2598  0  1970-05-04
 101  Kharlov, Andrei  RUS  2597  24  1968-11-20
 102  Moiseenko, Alexander  UKR  2597  19  1980-05-17
 103  Kacheishvili, Giorgi  GEO  2597  0  1977-02-10
 104  Vladimirov, Evgeny  KAZ  2597  0  1957-01-20

FIDE rating lists


Kasparov vs Deep Junior

FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has announced that the match between Garry Kasparov and computer chess world champion Deep Junior will be held in New York City in January 2003. Two preliminary games will be played on Januray 7th and 9th in Jerusalem, but the results of these games will not be counted in the overall score.

The official part of the match starts on January 22, 2003. Games will be played on 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th, 31st January and 2nd February. The closing ceremony and press conference will be held on February 3rd.

The President of FIDE said: "We considered proposals from different cities and decided that this match with a prize fund of $1 million had to be staged in New York City. Originally intended to take place in Jerusalem, this match will start in the 'Holy City' where the Jerusamlem Cup match will be held. Then the matches will move to Manhattan."

The match will be held under the auspices of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and International Computer Games Association (ICGA) with classical time control.

Games Schedule

Jerusalem: Two games for the Jerusalem Cup

Game A Tuesday 7th Jan 3:00 pm
Game B Thursday 9th Jan 3:00 pm

Manhattan: Six games for the Official FIDE World Computer Chess Championship

Game 1 Thursday 23rd Jan 3:30 pm
Game 2 Saturday 25th Jan 3:30 pm
Game 3 Monday 27th Jan 3:30 pm
Game 4 Wednesday 29th Jan 3:30 pm
Game 5 Friday 31st Jan 3:30 pm
Game 6 Sunday 2nd Feb 3:30 pm

The games in New York may start a few days later than announced.

Prize fund

The Prize Fund is US $1 million with $500,000 honorarium to Garry Kasparov. The other half will be divided in the following proportion: the winner gets $300,000, the loser $200,000 and in the case of a tie $250,000 each.

Contact

Berik T. Balgabaev
Phone: 7095 101 7010
Fax: 7095 978 6574
Email: fide@inbox.ru


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