The result in Moscow was another confirmation of the changing order of world chess with Gelfand and Anand sharing first place on 4 1/2/7, followed by Kamsky on 4, all ahead of the old men, Karpov, Yusupov and Salov, who scored 3 1/2 ; Shirov was next on 3, with Timman hobbling home on 1 1/2.
The following game was a candidate for worst of the tournament, but great fun for the spectators. Shirov must have overlooked 17. Nb1 entirely, but after being forced to give up his queen for a bishop, played on as though nothing had happened.
Yusupov returned some material, but Shirov's initiative grew very dangerous. At such moments, when you have been a queen up for most of the game, it is easy to panic, but Yusupov stayed calm and threaded his way through the complications with 34. Nxh5], returning his queen to reach a won endgame.Reuse content