Vladimir Kramnik announced retirement earlier this week. He was one of the all-time greats. I felt privileged to cover his victory over Kasparov in 2000, the Brains in Bahrain match of 2002, his title defense against Peter Leko, as well as his unsuccessful attempt to regain the title from Anand in 2008 and several of his tournament victories. Always a class act and he will be missed. I wish him well in his future endeavors.
This game is his first win against a master. Hardly a great game but a good struggle and a remarkable performance for a nine or ten year-old.