Dortmund Round 3

Dortmund Round 3

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 1, 2008, 3:03 PM |
5 | Chess Event Coverage

Shock result as Naiditsch beats Kramnik

Only one decisive result in the 3rd round - but a real shocker as Arkadij Naiditsch (pictured) beat Vladimir Kramnik in fantastic style!  Despite Kramnik choosing the super-solid Petroff defence, Naiditsch played a strong novelty with the stunning rook sacrifice 19. Qd2!!

Kramnik sunk deep into thought for 45 minutes, but couldn't find a way to meet this brilliant new idea.  He refused the Rook, but soon lost his Queen for a Rook and Knight and Naiditsch, playing quickly and confidently won easily on move 42.  Wow! Surprised The game is below with brief comments in the move-list.

All other games were uneventful draws in 19, 27 and 31 moves.

The results in round 3:

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Gustafsson, Jan ½-½ 27 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 42 C42 Petroff's Defence
Van Wely, Loek - Leko, Peter ½-½ 31 E15 Queens Indian
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 19 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation

 

The standings after round 3:

1. Gustafsson, Jan g GER 2603 * . ½ 1 . ½ . . 2 2846
2. Leko, Peter g HUN 2741 . * ½ . . . ½ 1 2 2848
3. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2752 ½ ½ * . ½ . . . 2659
4. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2624 0 . . * ½ 1 . . 2675
5. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2634 . . ½ ½ * . . ½ 2705
6. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2788 ½ . . 0 . * 1 . 2634
7. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2677 . ½ . . . 0 * ½ 1 2631
8. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2740 . 0 . . ½ . ½ * 1 2559

 

 

 



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