Dortmund 2010

Dortmund 2010

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This year's Sparkassen Chess-Meeting in Dortmund runs from the 15-25 July and 9-time winner Vladimir Kramnik (pictured) will be aiming to make it to double figures!

Also returning from last year's event are Peter Leko (a mere 3-time winner) and Arkadij Naiditsch (winner in 2005).  However, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Ruslan Ponomariov are the closest challengers to Kramnik according to the ratings, and the young Vietnamese talent Le Quang Liem is an intruiging addition to the fray.

Quang Liem qualified for Dortmund by winning the Aeroflot Open in February.

The full line-up:

Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2790
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2760
Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2737
Leko, Peter HUN 2735
Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2691
Le, Quang Liem VIE 2689

Quang Liem will face Kramnik with the black pieces in the first round! The complete draw can be found here, at the official site (in German).

Games start at 15:00 local time, except the final round which is at 13:00.  July 20 is a rest day.

Can anyone stop Kramnik from earning Dortmund title number 10?

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