Dortmund 2012 Line-up Announced

Dortmund 2012 Line-up Announced

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
May 2, 2012, 11:40 AM |
10 | Chess Event Coverage

This year marks the 40th edition of the Dortmund Sparkassen chess meeting in Germany, which takes place from 13-22 July.

The modern Dortmund tournament has been held continuously since 1973, and over the past decade it has become a firm favourite of Vladimir Kramnik, who in 2011 achieved his 10th title!

The 2002 competition was a decider to pick the challenger for the then world champion Vladimir Kramnik (which Peter Leko won), and the 2003 edition was memorable for a fantastic underdog victory from the Moldovan GM Viktor Bologan.

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 four extra players are the gold medal-winning German team from the 2011 European Team Championships: Arkadij Naiditsch, Daniel Fridman, Georg Meier and Jan Gustafsson.

The full 2012 line-up looks like this:

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Name  Nat Elo 
Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  2801
Caruana, Fabiano  ITA  2767
Karjakin, Sergey  RUS  2766
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR  2727
Leko, Peter  HUN  2720
Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER  2702
Bartel, Mateusz  POL  2665
Fridman, Daniel  GER  2653
Meier, Georg  GER  2647
Gustafsson, Jan  GER  2642

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Viktor Bolgan's win against Vishy Anand in 2003:

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The 2003 results table:

Name Nat Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts
Viktor Bologan  MOL 2650 x x ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6.5
Vladimir Kramnik  RUS 2785 ½ ½ x x ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5.5
Viswanathan Anand  IND 2774 0 1 ½ ½ x x 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 5.5
Teimour Radjabov  AZE 2648 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ x x ½ ½ 0 0 5.0
Peter Leko HUN 2739 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ x x ½ ½ 4.0
Arkadij Naiditsch  GER 2574 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ x x 3.5

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Full list of past winners (via Wikipedia)

1973 Heikki Westerinen
1974 László Szabó (chess player)
1975 Heikki Westerinen
1976 Oleg Romanishin
1977 Jan Smejkal
1978 Ulf Andersson
1979 Tamaz Giorgadze
1980 Raymond Keene
1981 Gennady Kuzmin
1982 Vlastimil Hort
1983 Mihai Suba
1984 Yehuda Gruenfeld
1985 Yuri Razuvayev
1986 Zoltán Ribli
1987 Yuri Balashov
1988 Smbat Lputian
1989 Efim Geller
1990 Alexander Chernin
1991 Igor Stohl
1992 Garry Kasparov
1993 Anatoly Karpov
1994 Jeroen Piket
1995 Vladimir Kramnik
1996 Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand
1997 Vladimir Kramnik
1998 Vladimir Kramnik Michael Adams and Peter Svidler
1999 Péter Lékó
2000 Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand
2001 Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov
2002 Péter Lékó
2003 Viktor Bologan
2004 Viswanathan Anand
2005 Arkadij Naiditsch
2006 Vladimir Kramnik and Peter Svidler
2007 Vladimir Kramnik
2008 Péter Lékó
2009 Vladimir Kramnik
2010 Ruslan Ponomariov
2011 Vladimir Kramnik
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