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Garry Kasparov met Vladimir Kramnik in what experts predicted would be the toughest match of Kasparovís career.

Kasparov, the genius from Baku and World Champion for 15 years, defended his title in what experts predicted would be his toughest match yet. His challenger, Vladimir Kramnik, was the only player alive to withstand the championís whirlwind attacks, emerging from their 23 previous encounters with an even score. At stake was a prize fund of a cool $2,000,000 and the coveted title of World Chess Champion.

International Grandmaster Nigel Davies and International Master Andrew Martin followed this battle from the first move. Here they give a blow-by-blow account of this ferocious clash of intellect and will.

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