became the winner of the supertournament after defeating
in the last round. He overcame a psychological problem
winning in the Berlin Defence. In Kazakhstan capital
took place a super-tournament 20th cat., devoted to the 10th anniversary of the independence of Kazakhstan.
In a double round robin event participated were Garry Kasparov (2835), Vladimir
Kramnik (2797), Alexander Morozevich (2749), Alexey Shirov (2722), Boris
Gelfand (2712) and Kazakhstan's top player Darmen Sadvakhasov (2585).