The 1999 World Championship in Las Vegas produced a surprise winner - after a month-long battle, the Russian grandmaster Alexander Khalifman emerged from this gruelling knock-out event to become the 14th FIDE World Champion.
Alexander Khalifman has been competing in the higher echelons of world chess for many years. He is a player with a broad opening repertoire and a distinctive style, one of his favourite stratagems being the sacrifice of material for long-term positional compensation.
A former European Junior Champion and a winner of numerous Russian and international tournaments, he has recently founded a grandmaster chess school in his native St Petersburg.
- Early Successes
- Crucial Times
- In the International Area
- Approaching Destiny
- The 1999 FIDE World Championship
- Selected Games
- Alexander Khalifman's Career