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Garry Kasparov needed all his determination and a good helping of luck to win the Intel Grand Prix in Paris. After disposing of Morozevich and Georgiev in the first two rounds, Kasparov faced Anand in the semi- final. To be more accurate, he didn't face Anand until half-way through the semi-final, because the Indian was held up in traffic and lost the first game by default. Kasparov then won the second game to reach the final against Vladimir Kramnik.

When Kramnik won game one, then, in game two, reached an apparently impregnable position with rook, knight, bishop and two pawns against queen, knight and one pawn, it looked all over, but Kasparov bamboozled him with some tricky queen moves as both men ran short of time. In the extra-fast replay, Kasparov took the title.

In the following game against Georgiev, he starts some splendid tactics with 17...Nxd5! When White thought he had extricated his knight with 28.Nxd6, he was falling into a trap.

White: Kiril Georgiev

Black: Garry Kasparov

1 e4 c5 31 Kc1 Rh6

2 Nf3 d6 32 f5 Nxf5

3 d4 cxd4 33 Qf2 Rgxg6

4 Nxd4 Nf6 34 Rxg6 Rxg6

5 Nc3 a6 35 Qxf5 Kf7

6 Be3 e5 36 Qf2 Ke6

7 Nb3 Be6 37 Qb6 Rg5

8 f3 Be7 38 Qxa6 e3

9 Qd2 Nbd7 39 Kd1 Re5

10 g4 h6 40 Qc8+ Kf7

11 h4 b5 41 Ke2 Nd5

12 Rg1 Nb6 42 Qg4 b4

13 g5 Nfd7 43 Qc4 Ke7

14 Nd5 Bxd5 44 Qh4+ Kd7

15 exd5 hxg5 45 Qg4+ Kc7

16 hxg5 Rc8 46 Qc4+ Kd7

17 Na5 Nxd5 47 Qg4+ Re6

18 Nb7 Nxe3 48 Qg7+ Kc6

19 Nxd8 Nxc2+ 49 Qg2 Kc5

20 Kd1 Nxa1 50 Qg5 Rg6

21 Nb7 Nc2 51 Qd8 Rg2+

22 g6 Nd4 52 Kd3 Rd2+

23 gxf7+ Kxf7 53 Ke4 e2

24 Bd3 g5 54 Qa5+ Kc6

25 Qg2 Nf6 55 Qa8+ Kb6

26 Qxg5 Rcg8 56 Qd8+ Bc7

27 Bg6+ Kf8 57 Qh4 Nf4

28 Nxd6 Rh5 58 Qe1 Ng2

29 Qg2 Bxd6 White resigns

30 f4 e4