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Germans Suffer In Dortmund Round 3

  • SonofPearl
  • on 7/16/12, 8:42 AM.

kramnik03.jpgThe exciting chess continued in round three at Dortmund, with 4 decisive games out of the 5 played.

Vladimir Kramnik heaped more misery on back-marker Mateusz Bartel, inflicting his third defeat in as many games.

It was a bad day all-round for Germany as Elo superiority told with Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Leko and Fabiano Caruana all defeating the local opposition.  Only Arkadij Naiditsch was able to save a half point against Sergey Karjakin.

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The standings after round 3:

# Name Nat Elo Pts
1 Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR  2726
2 Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  2799
3 Leko, Peter  HUN  2730 2
4 Karjakin, Sergey  RUS  2779 2
5 Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER  2700
6 Caruana, Fabiano  ITA  2775
7 Meier, Georg  GER  2644
8 Fridman, Daniel  GER  2655 1
9 Gustafsson, Jan  GER  2629 ½
10 Bartel, Mateusz  POL  2674 0

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Vladimir Kramnik

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Ruslan Ponomariov

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Fabiano Caruana

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Sergey Karjakin

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The 40th edition of the Dortmund Sparkassen chess meeting takes place from 13-22 July in Germany.  The format for the 2012 competition is different to recent years.  Instead of a 6-player double round-robin it will be a 10-player single round-robin, headed by Kramnik in search of an 11th title!

The rounds start each day at 15:00 local time (13:00 UTC), except the last round which starts 2 hours earlier.  There is one rest day on the 18th July.

The time control is 40 moves in 100 minutes, then 20 moves in 50 minutes, and then 15 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment from the start of the game.

Follow the games live here.

Photos: Georgios Souleidis.

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  • 2 years ago

    P_G_M

    @alexlaw

    I believe some of the staff is on summer vacation therefore they are runing behind schedule.

    Become a paid member so chess.com will be able to hire more staff and provide a better service to the chess community. Nothing is free my friend.

  • 2 years ago

    P_G_M

    @corpsporc

    You are right but this is the main reason I do not believe that this chess engines really have 3000+ ratings.

    I'm sure that if Carlsen plays a 24 games match against Houdini he should be able to at least draw the match. But on this Man vs Chess Engine match the human player should have no time limit to level the field of play. And the chess engine should not be adjusted or updated during the match.

  • 2 years ago

    corpsporc

    Wow, from round four, Caruana and Leko really made a mess on the board; apparently Leko had a 2 point advantage for a couple moves.

  • 2 years ago

    P_G_M

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  • 2 years ago

    P_G_M

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  • 2 years ago

    P_G_M

    @etourneau

    Your proposed computer move 34.Qe2 is imposible because of the white bishop located at e2   Laughing

    Houdini's proposed sequence is: 34. Bd1 Qxd535. Qe2 Qe5 36. Bb3 Rh6 37. Rcd1 Rh8 38.Kg1 Rd7 39. Qb5 Qe7 40. Qc4 f5 41. a6bxa6 42. Qxa6 Rb8 43. Bd5 Rb2 44. h4  with an evaluation of -0.57 instead of -2.17 after the actual move made by Meier 34.Qc8.

    Houdini's proposed sequence is inserted into the original game in the diagram shown below: 



  • 2 years ago

    etourneau

    In Meier - Ponomariov, 34.Qc8 ? is a melon, the queen goes counterattacking black's queenside, leaving her hapless husband in the hands of Black's rook, queen and bishop !

    The computer sees an escape plan for White though : the plan Qe2-d2-c3 forcing the Q exchange and extinguishing Black's attack.

    This simple and primitive idea is - I think - very hard to find on the board for a human...

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