Dortmund Round 7: Return Of The Shak

Dortmund Round 7: Return Of The Shak

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 23, 2010, 8:51 AM |
5 | Chess Event Coverage

After blundering in the previous round, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov hit back in round seven at Dortmund.

He defeated Peter Leko in fine style to move up the leaderboard once more to within half a point of the leader Ponomariov.

Shak attack! Leko suffers at the hands of the Azeri. Photo by Georgios Souleidis at the official site.

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Ponomariov held Kramnik to a draw with the black pieces, and Quang Liem never looked in trouble against Naiditsch.

The standings after seven rounds:

Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2734
Le Quang Liem VIE 2681 4
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2761 4
Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2790
Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2684 3
Leko, Peter HUN 2734 2

 

Anatoly Karpov on the campaign trail in Dortmund (pic by Georgios Souleidis at the official site)

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