The World Chess Champion is the best player in the world, right? This was all very well and good until the 1990s. Up to that point, from the inauguration of the title, only one organisation was responsible for alotting championship points and generally deciding who the next contender should be. This organisation was FIDE.

During the 1990's several top players, including the then (and still) champion Gary Kasparov broke away and created a rival organisation the PCA. Confusion ensues. What is certain is that Kasparov is the current world champion and strongest player in the world. He is currently playing Vladimir Kramnik in London in a 16 round match under world championship rules. It will be hard not to consider the winner the world champion. Allthough others feel that they are the number one contender for the title Kramnik is one of the strongest players in the world and has previously beaten Kasparov more than any other player. Their games to date are:

Event "Braingames WCC"
Site "London"
Date "2000.10.08"
Round "1"
White "Kasparov G"
Black "Kramnik V"
Result "1/2-1/2"

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5
8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 Bd7 10.b3 h6 11.Bb2 Kc8 12.h3 b6 13.Rad1 Ne7 14.Ne2 Ng6
15.Ne1 h5 16.Nd3 c5 17.c4 a5 18.a4 h4 19.Nc3 Be6 20.Nd5 Kb7 21.Ne3 Rh5
22.Bc3 Re8 23.Rd2 Kc8 24.f4 Ne7 25.Nf2 Nf5 1/2-1/2

Event "Braingames WCC"
Site "London"
Date "2000.10.10"
Round "2"
White "Kramnik V"
Black "Kasparov G"
Result "1-0"

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5
8.Be3 Qa5 9.Qd2 Bg4 10.Rb1 a6 11.Rxb7 Bxf3 12.gxf3 Nc6 13.Bc4 O-O
14.O-O cxd4 15.cxd4 Bxd4 16.Bd5 Bc3 17.Qc1 Nd4 18.Bxd4 Bxd4 19.Rxe7 Ra7
20.Rxa7 Bxa7 21.f4 Qd8 22.Qc3 Bb8 23.Qf3 Qh4 24.e5 g5 25.Re1 Qxf4
26.Qxf4 gxf4 27.e6 fxe6 28.Rxe6 Kg7 29.Rxa6 Rf5 30.Be4 Re5 31.f3 Re7
32.a4 Ra7 33.Rb6 Be5 34.Rb4 Rd7 35.Kg2 Rd2+ 36.Kh3 h5 37.Rb5 Kf6 38.a5 Ra2
39.Rb6+ Ke7 40.Bd5 1-0

Event "Braingames WCC"
Site "London"
Date "2000.10.12"
Round "3"
White "Kasparov G"
Black "Kramnik V"
Result "1/2-1/2"

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5
8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 Bd7 10.b3 h6 11.Bb2 Kc8 12.Rad1 b6 13.Ne2 c5
14.c4 Bc6 15.Nf4 Kb7 16.Nd5 Ne7 17.Rfe1 Rg8 18.Nf4 g5 19.Nh5 Rg6 20.Nf6 Bg7
21.Rd3 Bxf3 22.Rxf3 Bxf6 23.exf6 Nc6 24.Rd3 Rf8 25.Re4 Kc8 26.f4 gxf4
27.Rxf4 Re8 28.Bc3 Re2 29.Rf2 Re4 30.Rh3 a5 31.Rh5 a4 32.bxa4 Rxc4
33.Bd2 Rxa4 34.Rxh6 Rg8 35.Rh7 Rxa2 36.Rxf7 Ne5 37.Rg7 Rf8 38.h3 c4
39.Re7 Nd3 40.f7 Nxf2 41.Re8+ Kd7 42.Rxf8 Ke7 43.Rc8 Kxf7 44.Rxc7+ Ke6
45.Be3 Nd1 46.Bxb6 c3 47.h4 Ra6 48.Bd4 Ra4 49.Bxc3 Nxc3 50.Rxc3 Rxh4
51.Rf3 Rh5 52.Kf2 Rg5 53.Rf8 Ke5 1/2-1/2

Event "Braingames WCC"
Site "London"
Date "2000.10.14"
Round "4"
White "Kramnik V"
Black "Kasparov G"
Result "1/2-1/2"

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 e6 4.e3 c5 5.Bxc4 a6 6.O-O Nf6 7.dxc5 Qxd1
8.Rxd1 Bxc5 9.Nbd2 Nbd7 10.Be2 b6 11.Nb3 Be7 12.Nfd4 Bb7 13.f3 O-O
14.e4 Rfc8 15.Be3 Kf8 16.Nd2 Ne5 17.N4b3 Rc6 18.Rac1 Rac8 19.Rxc6 Rxc6
20.g4 h6 21.h4 Bc8 22.g5 hxg5 23.hxg5 Nfd7 24.f4 Ng6 25.Nf3 Rc2
26.Bxa6 Bxa6 27.Rxd7 Rxb2 28.Ra7 Bb5 29.f5 exf5 30.exf5 Re2
31.Nfd4 Re1+ 32.Kf2 Rf1+ 33.Kg2 Nh4+ 34.Kh3 Rh1+ 35.Kg4 Be8 36.Bf2 Ng2
37.Ra8 Rf1 38.Kf3 Nh4+ 39.Ke2 Rh1 40.Nb5 Bxg5 41.Nc7 Ke7 42.Nxe8 Nxf5
43.Bxb6 Kd7 44.a4 Rh3 45.Nc5+ Kc6 46.a5 Re3+ 47.Kd1 Re7 48.Rc8+ Kb5
49.Ne4 Rxe4 50.Rc5+ Ka6 51.Nc7+ Kb7 52.Rxf5 Be3 53.Bxe3 Rxe3
54.Rxf7 Re5 55.a6+ Kb6 56.Rxg7 Ra5 57.Kd2 Ra1 58.Kc2 Rh1 59.Kb2 Rh8
60.Kb3 Rc8 61.a7 Kxa7 62.Kb4 Kb6 63.Nd5+ Ka6 64.Rg6+ Kb7 65.Kb5 Rc1
66.Rg2 Kc8 67.Rg7 Kd8 68.Nf6 Rc7 69.Rg5 Rf7 70.Nd5 Kd7 71.Rg6 Rf1
72.Kc5 Rc1+ 73.Kd4 Rd1+ 74.Ke5 1/2-1/2

Event "Braingames WCC"
Site "London"
Date "2000.10.15"
Round "5"
White "Kasparov G"
Black "Kramnik V"
Result "1/2-1/2"

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bg2 Nc6 6.Nc3 g6 7.O-O Bg7
8.Qa4 Nb6 9.Qb5 Nd7 10.d3 O-O 11.Be3 Nd4 12.Bxd4 cxd4 13.Ne4 Qb6
14.a4 a6 15.Qxb6 Nxb6 16.a5 Nd5 17.Nc5 Rd8 18.Nd2 Rb8 19.Nc4 e6 20.Rfc1 Bh6
21.Rcb1 Bf8 22.Nb3 Bg7 23.Bxd5 Rxd5 24.Nbd2 e5 1/2-1/2

Event "Braingames WCC"
Site "London"
Date "2000.10.17"
Round "6"
White "Kramnik V"
Black "Kasparov G"
Result "1/2-1/2"

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 e6 4.e3 c5 5.Bxc4 a6 6.O-O Nf6 7.a4 Nc6 8.Qe2 cxd4
9.Rd1 Be7 10.exd4 O-O 11.Nc3 Nd5 12.Bb3 Re8 13.h4 Ncb4 14.h5 b6 15.Ne5 Bb7
16.a5 b5 17.h6 g6 18.Ne4 Nc7 19.Nc5 Bd5 20.Ra3 Nc6 21.Bxd5 Qxd5
22.Ncd7 Rad8 23.Nxc6 Rxd7 24.Nxe7+ Rexe7 25.Rc3 f6 26.Be3 Kf7
27.Rdc1 Qb7 28.Rc5 Nd5 29.Qf3 Nb4 30.Qe2 Rc7 31.Bf4 Rxc5 32.dxc5 e5
33.Qd2 Nc6 34.Qd5+ Kf8 35.Be3 Qd7 36.Qf3 Kf7 37.Rd1 e4 38.Qe2 Qf5
39.Rd6 Re6 40.Rd7+ Re7 41.Rd6 Re6 42.Qd1 g5 43.Qh5+ Ke7 44.Qd1 Kf7
45.Rd7+ Kg6 46.Rg7+ Kxh6 47.Qd7 Re5 48.Qf7 Rd5 49.Kh1 Nd8 50.Rxh7+ Qxh7
51.Qxd5 Kg6+ 52.Kg1 Qc7 53.Qg8+ Kf5 54.Qd5+ Kg6 55.Qxe4+ Kg7 56.Qa8 Qd7
57.Kh2 Qd3 58.g3 Nf7 59.Qb7 Kg6 60.Qxa6 Ne5 61.Qa8 Ng4+ 62.Kh3 Qf5
63.Qg8+ Kh6 64.Qh8+ Kg6 65.Qe8+ Kh6 66.Qh8+ 1/2-1/2

Event "Braingames WCC"
Site "London"
Date "2000.10.19"
Round "7"
White "Kasparov G"
Black "Kramnik V"
Result "1/2-1/2"

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 e6 6.g3 Qc7 7.Qd3 Nc6
8.Nxc6 dxc6 9.Bg2 e5 10.O-O Be6 11.Na4 1/2-1/2

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